Telangana Beverages Corporation goes online

Telangana State Beverages Corporation Limited (TSBCL) has now gone paperless with all transactions being carried out online, providing services to owners of distilleries and liquor shop owners in a hassle-free manner.

Leveraging technology, the corporation, which supplies liquor and beer to wine shops across the State through 18 depots, has gone for online transactions, aiming at preventing corruption and ensuring quality services.

There were complaints related to corruption and delay in delivering the stock to shopkeepers. Breakages in stock were also a common phenomenon. But after taking up a series of initiatives using technology, the corporation was able to make transactions without any hindrance.

Corporation Chairman G Devi Prasad said technology-driven initiatives were yielding positive results. Liquor shop owners were now placing indent online and this system was introduced to prevent corruption. A vigilance and audit wing constituted under the supervision of Excise Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal was also deriving results.

The personnel from the wing are conducting inspections frequently and checking vehicles loaded with stock. This action helped the corporation bring down breakages to two per cent as against 14 to 15 per cent earlier.

The lorries that were coming from distilleries to the depot and from depot to liquor shop were also enabled with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to track the movement. “With the help of GPS technology, we not only are able to deliver the stock on time but also able to check adulteration and breakages,” Devi Prasad explained.

In case of breakdown of a lorry, officials are moving in fast and getting the snag rectified to ensure the vehicle delivers stocks to shops within the stipulated time.The command and control centre at the Excise Department head office in Nampally had also been of good help in improving services, officials said.

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