Surat PDS scam: To verify beneficiaries biometric data to be replaced with Aadhaar details

Written by Parimal A Dabhi
| Gandhinagar |
Updated: February 7, 2018 8:34 am

Following the Surat scam, activists working in the field of food security have alleged that the scam is state-wide and requires a thorough investigation. (Representational)

After Surat Crime Branch arrested a software engineer and five others for the Public Distribution System (PDS) scam and alleged trading of biometric details of ration card holders to fraudulently lift food grains in their name and sell it off in the black market, the Civil Supplies department of Gujarat government is planning to replace its current biometric (fingerprint) database of beneficiaries with their Aadhaar data.

A senior officer from the Civil Supplies department who did not wish to be named said, “The general perception is that ration card shops are using…

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