BHUBANESWAR: After rolling out the process for identification of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) here on Wednesday, the State Government on Thursday asked Collectors to provide necessary logistics to the vendors engaged for digitisation of application forms.
As registration of priority households under NFSA will continue till April 8, the Collectors have been directed to ensure that Central Digitisation Centres (CDCs) set up at district headquarters have requisite facilities and required manpower have been put in place.
The Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation (OSCSC) has appointed three vendors for rolling out the beneficiary identification, registration, printing of digitised ration cards and delivery of the cards to district administration concerned.
Karvy Data Management Services has been assigned the job in 12 districts __ Balangir, Jajpur, Gajapati, Deogarh, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Sundargarh, Kendrapara, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Puri and Malkangiri.
City-based Computer Lab will roll out the identification process in Angul, Bargarh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Nuapada districts.
Similarly, NSIC Ltd is the vendor engaged for Balasore, Bhadrak, Boudh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Sonepur and Rayagada districts.
Meanwhile, 1,629 registration centres have been opened in all the districts by the three vendors.
Digitisation of application forms collected from each household will be done on the basis of the NPR (National Population Register) data provided by the Centre, said a senior official of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department.
The vendors have been asked to engage an exclusive resource team for search of NPR identifications. The objective is to make the beneficiary list foolproof so that priority households are not left out, the sources said.
On receipt of application forms, each of the beneficiary family will be given an acknowledgement slip.
A draft priority list of each gram panchayat and Ward (in urban local bodies) will be circulated for further scrutiny by the public.
The draft list will be placed before Gram/Ward Sabhas. The final list of priority households will be prepared after approval of the draft list.
Chief Secretary GC Pati reviewed the preparedness of the districts through a video conference with the Collectors on Wednesday.