USC automation to ease provision of targeted subsidy

USC automation to ease provision of targeted subsidy

ISLAMABAD: The automaton of Utility Stores Corporation (USC) will help the government provide targeted subsidy to beneficiaries under Ehsaas Program.

Federal Minister for Industries and Production Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar presided over the meeting on the progress of digitalization and automation program of Utility Store Corporation under the Digital Pakistan Initiative.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Industries and Production, MD USC, senior officials of the Ministry and representative of PTCL & NRTC.

MD USC briefed the Chair on digitalization program of corporation: encompassing it’s business process under ERP (enterprise resource planning); including supply chain, warehousing, financials, deployment of POS, human resources, and targeted subsidy which will be consummated by end this month.

He also informed the Minister that USC had completed the automation of utility stores in Islamabad region, shifting 20% of total sales on automation which would be inaugurated in next week.

While reviewing the progress of USC’s digitalization, the Minister highlighted that the government would provide targeted subsidies at the Utility Stores for the Prime Minister Ehsaas program beneficiaries by linking their Ehsaas Cards/national identity cards with the sale points while making these stores a targeted subsidy tool.

The Minister appreciated the team of USC and remarked that this project would be the largest digitalization program of any public sector oriented company.

He informed that upon completion, Prime Minister of Pakistan would inaugurate the automation program of USC, as Digital Pakistan’s vision has been very close to his heart.

The Minister also lauded the ongoing cooperation of PTCL and NRTC to work hand-in-hand with USC to carry out the automation program.

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