OTP requirement abolished for USC purchases

OTP requirement abolished for USC purchases

ISLAMABAD: The government has abolished the requirement of One-Time Password (OTP) for purchases from Utility Stores Corporate (USC) at subsidized rates.

Keeping in view the plight of the public, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has abolished the One Time Password System used for purchases at utility stores, according to a statement issued on Sunday.

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Original ID cards will now have to be displayed at the counter for purchasing subsidized items at utility stores.

The photocopy requirement has also been removed and declared to receive a confirmation SMS to the customer’s registered mobile number after purchase.

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The Utility Stores Corporation is pursuing a strategy of transparent transfer of federal government subsidies to the real beneficiaries.

Under the federal government subsidy, sugar is available at 70 rupees per kg, ghee at 300 rupees per kg and a 10 kg bag of flour at 400 rupees at all utility stores across the country.

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Rice and pulses are also being subsidized.

In addition, more than 1,500 standard items are available at a much lower price than the general market.

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