HYDERABAD: Food security cards will be used primarily to draw ration and not to be taken as a criteria for selection of beneficiaries for government schemes like double bedroom homes, Shaadi Mubarak, fee reimbursement, Aasara pensions, among others.
Civil supplies minister Etela Rajender directed the officials to make sure that food security cards are used only for the purpose of ration.
He held a review meeting with civil supplies officials here on Friday.
The computerisation of food security cards has been completed and Point Of Sale (POS) machines were installed in all fair price shops in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Limits.
Thirty percent savings were witnessed in Public Distribution Scheme commodities issued through POS machines. A clear action plan is also being prepared by the civil supplies officials to supply super fine rice to all university hostels.
“Preferred varieties of super fine rice (Sanna Biyyam) used for mid-day meals and hostels supplied by rice millers should invariably bear the details of name and address of the rice millers, variety, date of supply, season (Khariff and Rabi), year, truck no, among other details on the tag to enure quality,” said Rajat Kumar, commissioner of civil supplies.