According to a PIB release by Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, A meeting was convened today under the chairmanship of Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary (DFPD) to further expand the coverage of Common Registration Facility, with 12 more States/UTs i.e. Chandigarh, D&D D&N, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Telangana, Puducherry, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh.
Common Registration Facility
The meeting also reviewed the readiness for further rollout of Common Registration Facility in these States. All the participating States/UTs have shown willingness to come on board of this facility so that it helps them to obtain fresh data of potential beneficiaries for inclusion under NFSA. States/UTs have been requested to make full use of this facility, duly observing the due process of verification at their level before issue of ration card subject to the respective coverage limit under NFSA.
Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM)
On the occasion of Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) and to facilitate the States/UTs in rightful targeting of benefit under NFSA, Secretary (DFPD) launched a web-based Common Registration Facility (Mera Ration Mera Adhikar) on 5th August 2022 for 11 States/UTs i.e. Assam, Goa, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Tripura and Uttrakhand. This facility has been developed by the NIC and is accessible on https://nfsa.gov.in.
Response to this Common Registration Facility has been quite encouraging as is seen from the nearly 13,000 registration of individual in just 25 days, since the launching of this facility in 11 States/UTs, the release said.
The Department of Food and Public Distribution embarked upon this initiative to serve as an enabling facility so that States/UTs can expedite the collection of data for initiating the due process for achieving the coverage of deserving and destitute persons under NFSA, upto their respective limits.