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MP government pays Rs 16.94 crore as rent for PoS machines

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

has paid an amount of Rs 16.94-crore as rent for the point-of-sale (PoS) machines hired for public distribution system (PDS) shops.

In a written reply in the today, the Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Om Prakash Dhurve informed that the state has installed PoS machines at all 22,403 PDS shops across the state.

"State has paid an amount of Rs 16,94,06,604 as rent of the PoS machines till September, 2016.

"These machines were hired from the service providers of State Electronic Development Corporation," Dhurve stated in a written reply to a question asked by Jaivardhan Singh.

The had sought a reply from the state government that whether the PoS machines, being used at the PDS shops, were hired or purchased and amount spent on this work.

The minister informed that PoS machines were hired from two companies DSK Technologies Private Limited and Link Well Tele Systems Private Limited.

"The rate of DSK Technologies Private Limited is Rs 1,191 per PoS machine per month, while that of Link Well Tele Systems Private Limited is Rs 1,245 per machine per month," Dhurve stated.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 15:28 IST