Sale of fertilizers without PoS machines illegal: Director Agriculture

Srinagar

Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Wednesday convened a high-level meeting to review the implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system and to review the progress on the installation of Point-of-Sale (PoS) machines at all the fertilizer sale centres and outlets across Kashmir Division, a spokesman said in a statement.

Chief Agriculture Officers of all the districts of Kashmir Division, officers of Law Enforcement Agencies, other concerned officers, representatives of different fertilizer companies, fertilizer distributors and dealers were present at the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture said that the installation of Point-of-Sale machines at all the fertilizer sale outlets across Kashmir Division is one of the series of reforms adopted by the department in bringing transparency in the fertilizer distribution system. He instructed the concerned agencies to achieve 100 percent target in the installation of “PoS machines” in all the fertilizer sale centres across the Kashmir Division within the stipulated time frame.

He said that these machines are connected to a server that uploads every transaction on the portal and can be monitored in any part of the country and these machines display price, quantity and other credentials of the customer, which leaves no scope for any malpractice in the system.

Director Agriculture said in a statement “the department is leaving no stone unturned in introducing digitization at its all the levels of functioning in order to strengthen transparency and accountability in the department,” adding that the installation of “PoS Machines” will definitely keep a check on the black marketing.”

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