RCMIS centres in need of basic facilities

The Department of Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs where the RCMIS (of Kolar taluk) has been housed also presents a grim picture.
The department is required to photograph the beneficiaries for the cards and forward it to the State Centre in Bangalore. Once they are approved in Bangalore, the beneficiaries’ information has to be scanned before printing the card. But the district centre neither has a scanner nor a lamination machine and printer to carry out the process. Instead, the centre is provided with only a computer operator and a camera. As a result, the beneficiaries have to wait for months to avail their cards.

As many as 19,954 BPL cards, 4,774 Anthyodaya cards and 6,700 APL cards have to be printed yet. As many as 31,428 beneficiaries are worried.  
What is more annoying is, many beneficiaries who already been photographed for the cards were asked to give photographs again as the data was not saved.
According to the records available with the paper, as many as 204 beneficiaries in Kendahatti, 198 in Dinnehosahalli, 204 in Teralli, 165 in Vaddarapalya, 232 in Nayakanahalli, 135 in Muduvadi, 70 in Nernahalli, 40 in Ramasandra and such are yet to receive their cards.
Department Deputy Director H V Srinivasaiah told Deccan Herald that he has written a letter to the Department Commissioner explaining the drawbacks of the department on September 14.

He has emphasised on the fact that lack of scanner and printing machine has delayed the process.
“Beneficiaries are exerting pressure on us, but we are helpless. We are dependent on Bangalore centre for everything,” he said. He has appealed the higher-ups to address the issue at the earliest.
DH News Service

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