Technological Transformation of the Public Distribution System: Prospects and Challenges

Gyan Management Journal
Year: 2017(Jul-Dec), Volume: (11), Issue. (2)
First page: (14) Last page: (22)
Online ISSN: A/F
Print ISSN: 2250-348X
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Technological Transformation of the Public Distribution System:  Prospects and Challenges
Dr. Tilak Raj1 and Anuradha2

1Assistant Professor (Economics), University Business School, Panjab University Chandigarh
2Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Pan jab University Chandigarh  

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Received:
10 Nov 2017

Accepted:
15 Nov 2017

Online Published:
20 Nov 2017

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ABSTRACT

Technology based reforms in Government policies can improve transparency and accountability,  curtail corruption and make Government programs more efficient. But while implementing these  reforms Government faces several challenges which needs due attention and also it is necessary to  study its different prospects. Therefore, keeping all above in mind this paper looks into the role of  technology in strengthening and reforming the working of current public distribution system through  studying its different prospects and challenges. The study is based on secondary data collected from  various sources i.e., journals, books, research papers and websites particularly from Department of  Food and Public Distribution, Economic Survey etc. The study concluded that the technology initiative  has improved efficiency of PDS, but still there are many problems in the usage of new technology due to  lack of awareness, connectivity issue sand failure of technical infrastructure

Keywords

Digitization, Technology, Computerization, PDS.