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Finance Ministry extends terms of subsidies task force

New Delhi , Wed, 13 Jul 2011 ANI

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): The Finance Ministry has decided to extend the terms of reference of the task force, which was constituted under the chairmanship of Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), to recommend and implement a solution for direct transfer of subsidies on kerosene, LPG and fertilizer to the intended beneficiaries.


A memorandum, which was issued by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, has been decided to extend the terms of reference of the task force to the reforms of PDS.


The task force will submit its report on an information technology strategy for the public distribution system and an implementable solution for direct transfer of subsidies on food and kerosene by August 31, 2011.


The task force may consult state governments and other stakeholders in this regard.


The Ministry of Food and Public Distribution shall provide secretarial assistance to the task force for this particular mandate. Joint Secretary (BP, PD and NFSA) has been nominated to function as the nodal officer. (ANI)


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