Jagatsinghpur, Feb 13: An FIR has been lodged against a man from Biridi area of Jagatsinghpur district for allegedly making fake PDS smart cards.
According to reports, the accused, Ramakant Rath of Anakhia village under Biridi police station in Jagatsinghpur district has recently been charged with making and distributing PDS smart under ‘One Nation Nation One Card program’.
After receiving a complaint in this regard, a formal investigation was carried out by the District Enforcement Squad, led by the Jagatsinghpur District Supply Officer.
While the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare Department was not aware of the preparation of the PDS smart cards, the Chief Secretary to the Department, Birbikram Yadav, wrote to the Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India.
The Food and General Distribution Department of the Government of India has not hired any company, organization or nodal agency in Odisha to produce PDS smart cards.