Beneficiaries desire irreversible assignment cards
Hyderabad: As the Telangana State government is not providing irreversible assignment cards/food security cards, the assignment cardholders are battling to attract their privileges from FPS as well as recipients are compelled to take on the internet hard copies on a monthly basis. Vexed with the problem, participants of the Association for Socio-Economic Empowerment of the Marginalised (ASEEM) as well as the recipients required the State government to provide irreversible food security cards as well as they likewise sent a depiction to the civil products division.
Social lobbyist as well as assistant of ASEEM, S Q Masood, claimed, “In Telangana, almost all the beneficiaries under National Food Security Act (NFSA-2013) are facing a lot of difficulties due to the non-availability of ration card. Despite of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the Government of India in 2019 requested all the States/Union Territories for standardisation of ration cards under NFSA with a view to achieve the aim of national portability, leading to the realisation of the concept of One Nation One Ration Card. However, the State government have not issued any permanent ration card to the households after the formation of Telangana. Beneficiaries are forced to take an online printout from their digital database every month to draw their entitlements from FPS.”
Ration card functions as an evidence of race. It is a vital paper that not just functions as an identification evidence yet likewise suggests a person’s financial standing as well as it is obligatory to generate assignment cards to make an application for various other government plans like Scholarships, Aasara pension plans. It will certainly be far better if the State government takes actions for issuance of irreversible food security cards to the recipients, he included.
R Anil, a recipient claimed, “We are facing hardship due to non-availability of ration cards, as the fair price shop (FPS) owners are compelling us to bring the new online printouts every month. Sometimes we are unable to get fresh print out from the database as the server is down. We have asked the concerned officials to issue permanent ration cards but no action has been taken.”
“We are vexed of visiting the civil supply office every month and requesting them for issuing a permanent ration card, due to which we are deprived of getting the entitlements from the ration shop,” claimed Ramesh, one more recipient.