Smart card based PDS for Civil Supplies, Puducherry


PDS, Puducherry

Puducherry UT is one of the state, has implemented the end-to-end computerization by through FPS automation using Smart cards. The biometric Smart cards are issued to all Ration card holders, the dealer cards are provided to FP Shops. For every transaction, the biometric of the beneficiary is verified for lifting the commodity. This transaction is uploaded to the PDS server through network connectivity provided to PoS. Key Management System is used for generating the dealer cards.

The dealer card is updated with PDS policy, Price policy and beneficiary list for Fair price shop and the beneficiary can alter the card details with inclusion of members, deletion of members, change of family through service window operations.

A back end web application is available for generating the permits for lifting the food grains as well as monitoring the daily issue of commodities through FP Shop transactions.. The web enabled application covers the Permit section activities like the issue of allocation of PDS commodities for the UT, regional allocations, calculation of permit eligibility, and issue of permits. Supply Chain Management system including FPS automation is implemented since 2012. All the stake holders of permit are interlinked for tracking the commodities are networked. The highlight of the system is generation of Auto SMS whenever the commodities are lifted. A live dashboard is available to monitor the FP shops as well as the food grain movement.
A comprehensive MIS is also available for the Smart card as well as transaction details.

Received best project for Innovation in IT eINDIA Award – 2014 for the Supply Chain Management using Smartcards for Public Distribution System.

Smart Cards based PDS
All necessary coordination for the customization of ERCMS structure to the KYR - Plus requirements and all the script level guidance were provided to the System Integrator to port the data in ERCMS structure from the field data.

Contact Details

V. Gopi Swaminathan

NIC, A Block, 4th Floor, Chief Secretariat, Puducherry