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PM Modi’s brother says many not getting ration in Gujarat due to glitches in Aadhaar-based verification system

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother, Prahlad Modi, claimed that the E-FPS system is creating problems in ensuring the smooth disbursal of the ration.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2018 9:12 pm
right to privacy, supreme court on privacy, privacy judgment, right to privacy news, aadhaar, privacy right constitution, indian express news Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s younger brother, Prahlad Modi, claimed that the E-FPS system is creating problems in ensuring the smooth disbursal of the ration.

Several people have been denied their monthly ration at fair price shops in Gujarat due to technical glitches in an Aadhaar-based authentication system which is used to validate beneficiaries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s younger brother, Prahlad Modi, told PTI on Thursday. Prahlad Modi is president of Gujarat Fair Price Shop Owners Association.

The Gujarat government had launched ‘Maa Annapurna Yoyana’ in April 2016 to provide subsidised food-grains to eligible beneficiaries through 17,000-odd ration (fair price) shops under the National Food Security Act. The fair price shops are linked with a central database through an E-FPS software system which validates beneficiaries. Under the system, a beneficiary must provide Aadhaar details and thumb impression to avail his or her quota of ration.

Prahlad Modi claimed that the E-FPS system is creating problems in ensuring the smooth disbursal of the ration. “There are a number of problems with the software. Sometimes it does not read the thumb impression and doesn’t accept Aadhaar card details when it takes a little longer to process. At times, there is a problem while logging in as the software runs slow,” he told PTI.

He demanded that the government iron out the problems soon, and, in the meantime, the fair price shop owners should be allowed to use the old manual system.

“The government should provide an alternative so that a customer is not forced to go back empty-handed. It should also provide training to shop owners on how to operate the software,” he added.

Modi and other members of his association met senior officials of the Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Department in this regard yesterday. “The government has agreed that no beneficiary should be forced to go back without subsidised food-grains due to the problems in the software. It has assured that some alternative will be provided until the problems are sorted out,” he said.

with PTI inputs

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    Jaideep
    Feb 16, 2018 at 2:39 am
    Not only Aadhar , the main glitch is in your Brother. That is why he left his young wife to frolic with other men in RSS .
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    1. Jigsaw Kemerton
      Feb 15, 2018 at 11:33 pm
      Under the Barbarian Jihadist Party rule, most things don't work apart from corruption, lying and Hindutva terrorism.
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      1. Mango Man
        Feb 15, 2018 at 10:59 pm
        well, get those glitches sorted out...... every system has glitches and those bugs get fixed very easily
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        1. Arun Kumar Gupta
          Feb 15, 2018 at 9:46 pm
          Mota Bhai tell to your is brother.
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          1. F
            Facts can't be digested
            Feb 15, 2018 at 9:15 pm
            This Chota Modi should suggest his Bada digital Modi who may probably encourage to eat artificially made grains in future, all bold unprepared decision like compulsory Aadhaar denying basic needs to people under BPL.
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