Our work on Public Distribution System (PDS)
Work with PDS involves empowering urban poor communities on entitlements, getting BPL cards to the eligible families, proper functioning of PDS shops thus enabling the BPL card holders to get their complete entitlements, activating the Vigilance Committees - a public participating platform for PDS system and also proper functioning of the system by pushing for suo motu disclosures, grievance redressal melas and public hearings.
It also involves building accountability by creating job charts of every officer in the department and developing MPIC.
CIVIC is facilitating city wide network of organisations to work on issues of PDS in the city. It is also part of the RIght to Food Campaign - Karnataka and facilitates its functioning in limited ways in the backdrop of upcoming Right to Food Bill.