Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution issued Press release today 21st June 2021

Department of Food & Public Distribution notifies amendment in Food security (Assistance to State Government Rules) 2015


ePoS linkage with electronic weighing machines encouraged

Move to improve transparency and curb the leakages at ration shops at the time of weighing of foodgrains for beneficiaries

Amendment incentivises States who have been using ePoS efficiently and encourages States to improve efficiency in epos operations and generate savings

States who are operating their ePoS devices judiciously and are able to generate savings from the additional margin of Rs.17.00 per quintal can now utilise the savings for purchase, operations and maintenance of electronic weighing scales and their integration with the point of sale devices, Amendment would encourage other States to generate savings through judicious operation of their ePoS devices

The amendment aims to ensure right quantity to beneficiaries in distribution of subsidized foodgrains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 as per their entitlement