What's New in the Department
A Complete Revamped look for the Department is in the
pipeline. The interiors are being done afresh with fully air conditioned office
and a new decor making the ambience conducive and confortable for both the employees
as well as the general public.
Breakthrough fully automated working in the office has
given a headstart to the tech-aided services being given to the consumers. The public
service windows are equipped with cameras, scanners and finger-print devices for
the purpose of most efficient maintenance of record.
Online software for Ration Cards has been a benchmark
for the Department. With the availability of all the necessary details of the card
holders as well as their family members online, working of the Department has been
Revalidation of Ration Cards and weeding out of bogus
Ration Cards has spreadheaded the Department's mission of reaching out to the needy
and has ben instrumental in ensuring efficient distribution of food.
Food Fortification Scheme proposed buy the Department
has been granted approval by the administration. Based upon internationally accepted
norms, the Scheme envisages countering malnutrition in Chandigarh and is an excellent
social welfare initiative taken up by the department.
In order to streamline the supply of kerosene, the Department is issuing K. Oil coupons
to the K. Oil user card holders of Chandigarh. All the card holders using K. Oil
are issued coupons by the Department against which they are issued K. Oil from the
respective K. Oil Pumps. Before issuing the coupons, all the particulars of the
card holders are entered by the Department in details. An exhaustive database containing
the scanned photograph, scanned form, thumb impression and the family details of the cardholders are maintained by the Department. The criteria
adopted for issue of coupon is as under:-
Cardholders having no Gas Connection
Upto three members:
More than three members:
Cardholders with a Single Gas connection:
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has allocated 500 tonnes of wheat to the Chandigarh
Administration for distribution to the adolescent girls under the Nutrition Programme
for Adolescent Girls ( NPAG) Scheme. Under the NPAG Scheme, free food grains @ Rs.
6 per kg per beneficiary per month would be provided to the identified undernourished
adolescent girls. The Department of Food & Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chandigarh
along with the Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh will undertake the task of
implementing the social welfare Scheme for the Annual Plan 2007 – 08.
The entire functioning of the Department has automated.
Customized software has been developed to cater to the specific needs of each branch
functioning in the Department. Issue of Ration cards which was being done manually
so far has also been computerized. Online downloading and submission of forms has
been operationalised to make the procedure
more convenient for the applicants desirous of getting Ration cards made in Chandigarh.
Keeping in mind the ongoing festivals season, the Department has doubled the scale of issue
of sugar to all the cardholders drawing B.P.L. Sugar from 1 kg per unit per month
to 2 kg per unit per month for the festivals months of October and November 2007.
The Food fortification Scheme launched
by the Department received an over whelming response from the Roller Flour Millers
and Chakki owners of Chandigarh. Most of the atta manufacturing units supplying
Wheat flour in the Chandigarh have installed the machinery for carrying out the
fortification procedure. In a study conducted by the Department of Health Services,
Chandigarh it was found out that the entire group of labourers consuming fortified
Wheat Flour had high levels of hemoglobin.
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