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Delhi minister orders action against errant Fair Price Shops

IANS | New Delhi |

Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain ordered action against city Fair Price Shops (FPSs) which were found to be flouting rules, after the government started distributing rations through electronic Point of Sale (e-PoS) machines.

The Food and Civil Supplies Department started distributing ration to beneficiaries through e-PoS devices at all 2,254 FPSs in the city from Monday.

The new system verifies beneficiaries through Aadhaar authentication and e-PoS devices are integrated with electronic weighing machine to ensure correct amount of rations to beneficiaries.

The minister visited nine FPSs and a number of deficiencies and shortcomings were noticed.

Four FPSs were not displaying mandatory information on the display boards and one shop was found closed. Hussain directed officials to take stringent action against the dealers concerned.