Yet again PDS dept orders to complete KYC by June


Shimla : A spokesman of the Himachal Pradesh Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department informed here today that the ration card data was being matched with the Aadhaar card data under e-KYC (Electronically Know Your Customer) process.

The department has appealed all the consumers of the state to complete the e-KYC process by 15th June, 2022 by visiting their nearest fair price shop along with the entire family.

Apart from this, consumers who are residing in other places of the state due to job, education can get e-KYC done by visiting any near fair price shop.

He said that as per the TPDS Control Order-2015, it is mandatory for the state governments to evaluate the list of beneficiaries so that the unauthorised families and beneficiaries can be removed from the database and the details of the right beneficiaries are entered in the Aadhaar. With this, the beneficiaries will be able to easily use the ration card data in other schemes as well.

The spokesperson said e-KYC is a simple process and if the consumer goes to the fair price shop to get the ration, his e-KYC will be done by the fair price shop holder at the same time.

He said that for every successful e-KYC, the fair price shop operator would be given Rs 4 per entry as remuneration by the government. For this process, it is mandatory for the consumer to have a ration card number or aadhaar number.  

The department in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology has provided training to all fair price shop holders for e-KYC. Training has also been given to all district panchayat officers, block development officers and panchayat secretaries and assistants in this regard.

The spokesman said that if for any reason the e-KYC Aadhaar authentication fails, the consumer can visit the office of Panchayat Secretary or Assistant in rural area and Food and Supplies Inspector in urban area with their Aadhaar number or ration card.