Hyderabad: Ration cards remain to thwart denied candidates
Hyderabad: More than one lakh denied candidates are awaiting brand-new assignment cards. Though the Civil Supplies division insurance claim it has actually finished submitted confirmation of cards on July 20, a couple of candidates affirm that no main saw their residences till day. Most of them are inadequate and also excitedly awaiting the brand-new assignment cards to get government advantages, consisting of Aarogyasri, cost-free assignment.
Official documents reveal almost 106,818 applications were denied in July last year with no area evaluations. As per the current orders of the Supreme Court, the division began the re-verification workout on July 4. It wrapped up on July 20. Hardly 17 days were offered for the field-level query, which were not enough, as several recipients’ homes were missed out on. Hence, the cards-holders have actually asked for expanding the re-verification day.
Said Rahul Roy, among the denied candidate, “after the release of the notification, the department said it would start the re-verification process. I was eagerly waiting but till date no official visited my home. I have also enquired with the circle office which said officials will be visiting; but none visited yet. Till I receive my new ration card I cannot avail of any government scheme.”
According to B Rohan, an additional denied candidate, “we are facing hardship to avail the new ration cards. Our application was rejected without providing any information/reason. We are eligible for a ration card, but the government did not consider my request and, without any information, my ration card got rejected. We are being deprived of various social schemes. Even when the re-verification started no official visited my home. It will be better if the government extends the date of the re-verification process.”
Pointed out a participant of ASEEM, a city-based NGO, “we have been fighting for the rights of rejected ration card-holders; we have also submitted a representation to the government for extending the dates, as many houses have been missed. Also, several cards were cancelled earlier as field-level officers were unable to locate card-holders who had shifted residence. Given the fact that a large number lived in rented accommodations, a helpline should be set up so that such card-holders can contact authorities”
Meanwhile, on problem of privacy, an elderly policeman of the division, claimed, “data of the rejected card-holders has been collected; it will be uploaded in the Electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) portal.”