- About TNPDS Smart Ration Card
- Structure of TNPDS
- About the Public Distribution Plan
- Family cards
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About TNPDS Smart Ration Card
TNPDS: Chairperson, Tamilnadu State Food Commission
Public Distribution Planning System
TNPDS: The objective of the Public Distribution Scheme in Tamil Nadu is to provide food to all citizens, especially the poor. The Public Distribution Scheme provides essential commodities to the poor through fair price shops every month at affordable prices.
1. Objectives of the Public Distribution Plan
- Eliminate chronic hunger and food shortages in Tamil Nadu
- To protect citizens from the ill effects of rising prices of essential commodities
- Family card holders holding preferential family cards, non-preferential (NPHH-NC), cannot receive anything under the public distribution plan. Priority Family Cards Unavailable The number of Family Cardholders is 47,282 as of 31.07.2019.
- To supply domestic fuels (kerosene and LPG) cheaply
- Beneficiaries have easy access to fair price shops
- To provide essential goods at a cheaper price to the poor
- Deliver timely and essential items every month
2. Key strategies for implementing the effectiveness of the public distribution program
- Effective handling of complaints by cardholders
- Part-time stores have been opened for villages that have difficulty accessing existing fair price shops
- Methods of transmitting essential items from one place to another with timely and secure access through temporary and route maps
- Improved methods, robust law enforcement and methods to prevent abuse through criminal prevention
- Methods of transferring and transferring the correct quantities of the essential items to fair price shops through e-mail
3. Departments involved in the public distribution program
The Department of Cooperatives, Food and Consumer Protection of the Government of Tamil Nadu has formulated the principles of the Public Distribution Plan in Tamil Nadu. These policies are under the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Food and Consumer Protection and the Secretary of State. The following are the major stakeholders of Tamil Nadu’s Public Distribution Scheme:
- Department of Food Supply and Consumer Protection (CS & CPD): Heads the Commission with 33 district offices and 310 taluk-zonal offices.
- Tamil Nadu Consumer Trade Corporation (TNCSC): Responsible for procurement, exchange and distribution of essential commodities under the Public Distribution Plan. The university is headed by the Managing Director.
- Registry of Co-operative Societies (RCS): The Co-operative Societies in all districts are responsible for running fair price shops. The Association is headed by the Registrar of the Joint Registrar of each district.
- The Criminal Investigation Department of the Food Supply System: Responsible for taking strong law enforcement and criminal prosecutions against persons involved in abuses such as trafficking, hoarding, and counterfeiting.
- Ministry of Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution: Under the Government of India, the State Government has been responsible for determining the purchase price of food products and allocating subsidized food to the State Government under the Public Distribution Plan.
- Indian Food Corporation: It is an Indian government organization. The organization purchases rice, wheat and other essential commodities from various states and transfers them to the states under the directives of the Ministry of Food Allocation under the Public Distribution Plan.
Structure of TNPDS
Department of Food Supply and Consumer Protection
The Food Supply and Consumer Protection Department has statewide bodies. Headquarters of the State, Chennai – 5, Cheppakkam, Ezhilgalam Building There are 33 district offices with 2 offices in Chennai city headed by Deputy Commissioners. The District Collector is under the supervision of 30 District Offices, headed by District Supply and Consumer Protection Officers. In each district, circular supply offices operate at one rate per round. There are currently 269 circular supply offices.
About the Public Distribution Plan
If the cards are linked to a fair price shop below the prescribed card number, the request to convert the stores into part-time shops, if there are specific reasons (remote area, mountain area, land – law and order issue), will be accepted. If the villagers are willing to take on rent-free space and any financial responsibility, the government will allow them to open part-time shops. Steps have been taken to reduce the number of card attachments at each fair price shop and provide better service to the beneficiaries.
To monitor and supervise fair price shops
The general public can easily access fair price shops and set up fair price shops, the exterior and interior walls of the store are painted the same color, and the vinyl boards with the lighting all over the exterior as well as the interior. And the glass home desk, weighing machine, shelves, stainless steel utensils for displaying items have all been modified to fit the shop.
Electronic weighing machines will be provided to fair price shops run by the Tamil Nadu Consumer Affairs Corporation and Cooperatives. Thus, beneficiaries get the right amount of essential ingredients. After the introduction of electronic weighing machines in stores, complaints about the weight of the goods have subsided.
Stores will be given a sales terminal to show their transactions in real-time on a regular basis. This sales terminal will eliminate processes such as two price lists, higher prices, higher product volume and higher licensing levels.
Officials have been given frequent inspections of shops to ensure the best functioning of the fair price shop. These surveys will be monitored by the District Collectors and the North and South Deputy Commissioners in Chennai. If any shopkeepers block the inspection, the shop enforcement officers can open the shop with the help of the Registered Officers of the Tamil Nadu Consumer Trade Association and the Co-operative Societies (agents who run fair price shops) and get the goods and the shop records. If the shop has irregularities, stringent action will be taken against the shop staff.
In Tamil Nadu, citizens can choose their preferred family card type based on their needs and preferences. Family card types are not issued on an income basis. Listed below are family card types and licensed items for those categories:
|VA. NUMBER.||CARD TYPE||LICENSED PRODUCTS|
|1||Priority Family Card||All items|
|2||Priority Family Card||All ingredients including 35 kg of rice|
|3||Preferred Family Card (Rice Card)||All items|
|4||Preferred Family Card (Sugar Card)||All other goods except rice|
|5||Inventory card||No products|
Anthyodaya Annayojana Family Cards
The AAY Family Card will be stamped on their family card for the benefit of the poorest and poorest families under the Anthiyodaya Anayojana scheme. AAY Family card holders are supplying 35 kg of rice per family card. AAY family cards will be audited periodically. If AAY family cards are found ineligible, the AAY label on the family card will be removed and eligible families will be identified and their family cards will be converted to AAY family cards.
From the Annoyodaya Anna Yojana Program, the families will be examined by the District Collectors for the period of time to remove eligible families. If eligible families are found, the stamp on the family card will be removed and the new eligible families will be issued the stamp. Due to the Supreme Court of India, the districts of Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Dindigul, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Sivaganga have been identified as the poorest districts. These districts have the highest number of poor beneficiaries.
Family cards for transgender people
Because transgender people suffer from social harassment and live with other transsexuals away from their families, the terms of the family cards issued to them have changed. The Tamil Nadu Government, aware of their plight, has created a Welfare Board for them and given them identity cards. District administrators are authorized to check the identity cards of transgender people and issue family cards to those who are right.
Family Cards for the Homeless
The state government is implementing mechanisms to protect homeless poor urban families in the states. For rulers, instructions have been issued to provide family cards to homeless persons. For homeless people living on the TNPDS sidewalk and street side, they will be given family cards using the house number next to where they live.
Public Distribution Plan for everyone in Tamil Nadu
Public Distribution Scheme is being implemented in Tamil Nadu. Families are not classified as below the poverty line and above the poverty line. The National Food Security Act has been implemented in Tamil Nadu since November 2016. Although the National Food Security Act is enacted in Tamil Nadu, rice is already being supplied to family cardholders without any change in the quantity of rice prescribed in the National Food Security Act TNPDS.
Public Distribution Planning System
The Public Distribution Planning System in Tamil Nadu encompasses the process of procurement, storage, distribution of food items to family card holders through fair shops, monitoring the movement of essential commodities and violating guidelines and taking action against abuses.
Companies engaged in public distribution project activities:
- Department of Food Supply and Consumer Protection
- Tamil Nadu Consumer Marketing Corporation
- Food Corporation of India
- Co-operative Societies
- Women’s Self Help Group
The Food Supply and Consumer Protection Department regulates the Public Distribution Plan and provides for all essential commodities. The Tamil Nadu Consumer Affairs Corporation is in the process of procuring food, storage and shipping of essential commodities to fair shops.
There are currently five types of electronic family cards in use.
All items, including rice, are distributed at fair price shops to family card holders who have priority family cards (PHH). The number of priority family cardholders is 78,18,470 as of 31.07.2019.
Priority Family Cards All items, including 35 kg of rice, are distributed at fair price shops to the family card holders of Anthiyodaya Anna Yojana (PHH-AAY). Priority Family Cards The number of card holders in Antiochia Anna Yojana is 18,59,283 as on 31.07.2019.
All items, including rice, are distributed at fair price shops to family card holders who have Preferred Family Cards (NPHH). 93,34,945 as on 31.07.2019 as the number of priority family cardholders.
Non-essential family items, other than rice, are supplied from fair-price stores to family card holders of Sugar Preferred Family Cards (NPHH-S). Preferred Family Cards The number of Sugar Family Cardholders is 10,16,733 as of 31.07.2019.
Family card holders holding preferential family cards, non-preferential (NPHH-NC), cannot receive anything under the public distribution plan. Priority Family Cards Unavailable The number of Family Cardholders is 47,282 as of 31.07.2019.
There are 2,05,06,522 family cards as of 31.07.2019, including all types of family cards.
Commissioner Office Telephone Details.
|Deputy Commissioner-1 Room||28510760||9445796400|
|Deputy Commissioner-2 Room||28583144||9445796401|
|Commissioner’s Office (Telephone line)||28583322, 28583272, 28583422, 28583222, 28583372|