KOCHI: District Collector M G Rajamanickam has issued a directive to all the government officials in the district to return their Below Poverty Line (BPL) ration cards before May 31.
The Collector said that government officials who hold BPL cards illegally would be suspended if they do not surrender the same on time.At a meeting held at the District Collectorate on Monday, it was decided to suspend the government officials who are in possession of BPL cards. Government officials, including teachers and employees of public sector companies, will be monitored. If a government employee enjoyed the privileges of the BPL card, he or she will have to compensate for it.
A press release issued by the Collector’s office in this regard said that the procedures for including more deserving people in the the BPL category was speeding up.
Rajamanickam said that all government officials, public sector employees, retired public sector employees, those filing income tax returns, those having four wheelers, those having more than one acre of land and those having houses of more than 1000 square feet of area would not be included in the BPL list.
He has directed the Block development officers to issue a proposal for the effective implementing of the MNREGA in the district.The Collector has also issued an order to examine and submit a report on the method used by hotels in the city for the disposal of solid waste.