The Telangana government has decided to install e-PoS (Point Of Sale) machines in all the 17,200 fair price shops in the State to check misuse, pilferage and control of supplies in the shops.
The e-POS machines installed in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) by the civil supplies were yielding good results. On a pilot basis, similar e-PoS machines were installed in all the fair price shops in Mahabubnagar district, Civil Supplies Commissioner C V Anand told newsmen.
Following the success of the GHMC and Mahabubnagar, the government has decided to install e-POS machines across the State to check misuse of the supplies and check fake beneficiaries.
The machines would recognize fingerprints of the beneficiaries and they were adding Iris scanner, electronic weighing machine, swiping Aadhaar enabled system and other features, he added.