Command Control Centre for Civil Supplies Department

Hyderabad: Civil Supplies Commissioner CV Anand has said his department is taking steps to plug loopholes in the public distribution system (PDS) and strengthening it to avoid diversion of PDS rice and other essential commodities by utilizing the latest technology available.

As part of the drive, to prevent diversion of PDS rice, that has been going on for decades, Anand has set up a Command Control Centre with which one can watch each and every movement of vehicle utilized for transportation of PDS rice till the stocks reach the ration shops. He said except Hyderabad and Cyberabad Police Commissionarates, the Civil Supplies Department is the first one to establish the Command Control Centre.

Installation of CC cameras, GPS devices in all the Stage-I/II transport vehicles, biometric system at all FP Shops and all other operations are under the surveillance of Command Control System. To watch transport operations the Command Control Centre has installed a video wall at the headquarters and the same facility is being extended to all the joint collectors’ office. This is the biggest video wall in the State. The Command Control Centre will be opened on Tuesday at 11.30 am by Civil Supplies Minister Etela Rajender. –NSS

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