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CENTRE HAS SIGNED MODEL MoU WITH CSC e-GOVERNANCE SERVICES INDIA LIMITED

CENTRE HAS SIGNED MODEL MoU WITH CSC e-GOVERNANCE SERVICES INDIA LIMITED

Context:

State governments have been advised to consider the possibility of increasing the profitability of businesses and opportunities of Fair Price Shops.

About the MoU:

  • The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution entered into a model MoU with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited (CSC).
  • This Mou has been signed to increase the business opportunities and revenue of Fair Price Shops through the delivery of CSC services to interested vendors through interested Fair Price Shop (FPS) dealers.

Significance of the MoU:

  • To enable FPS to function as a CSC Service Center, CSC has been advised to identify potential activities such as Utility Bill Payment, PAN Application, Passport Application, Election Commission Services etc. to facilitate the consumer and at the same time provide additional funding to FPS.
  • CSC will partner with each State Government by registering both MoUs to provide interested FPS vendors access to Digital Server Portal (DSP) delivery of CSC services.
  • The CSC is committed to the sharing of technical knowledge and capacity building.
  • In addition, to improve consumer trends and ease of use, share card services offered by States / UTs such as applying for new cards, renewing an existing credit card, Aadhaar seeding application, status check of ration availability and grievance registration can be assessed internationally by CSCs as an additional option.
  • This is at the discretion of the State Government which will ensure the appropriate promotion of data security, compliance and other relevant guidelines.

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