Chandigarh to get country’s first PDS smart cardsMay 28th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Chandigarh will soon become the first city in the country to
distribute smart card-based ration cards to below poverty line (BPL) families who benefit from the Public Distribution System (PDS).
HCL Infosystems, a hardware, services and ICT system integration company, has bagged the order to implement the project.
The smart cards will capture all biometric, tax, demographic and personal information details of people, enabling authorities to ensure proper distribution of food rations and other benefits.
Said HCL Infosystems president and chief operating officer J.V. Ramamurthy: “Technology today is changing the way local authorities across the globe reach out to their citizens.
“As Public Distribution System is vital for sustained living of the people living below the poverty line, this project is a step in the right direction to make the Public Distribution System more robust and effective by deploying path-breaking technology.”
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