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Misuse of Aadhaar Card

New Delhi: Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) is operated under the joint responsibility of the Central and State/UT Governments. Central Govt. is responsible for procurement, allocation and transportation of foodgrains upto the designated depots of the FCI. The operational responsibilities for allocation and distribution of foodgrains within the States/UTs, identification of eligible beneficiaries/families, issuance of ration cards to them and supervision and monitoring of functioning of Fair Price Shops (FPSs) rest with the concerned State/UT Government.

Some complaints/reports of malpractices involving use of Aadhaar during the distribution of subsidised foodgrains in States/UTs have been reported to this Department. The details of actions taken by States/UTs, as per reports available in this Department, are as follows:-

Action taken against FPSs in States/UTs :-

No. of districts Total number of Aadhaar cards misused Total No. of FIR lodged in the districts Total No. of FPSs suspended Total No. of FPSs Cancelled
43 859 517 557 984

Action taken against officers / employees in States/UTs :-

No. of employees involved Departmental action taken Suspension of employees
07 03 04

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in the Lok Sabha today.