The BJP and Shinde-led government in Maharashtra has decided to sweeten the Diwali of ration card holders by offering them a Diwali kit free of cost.
"There is no maximum cap for purchasing fortified rice. An AAY card holder, eligible for 20 kgs of rice a month, can opt for nutritional rice for this entire allocation (20 kgs),” said an official.
The court observed that without a ration card, the petitioner would not get the benefit under RAN, which would defeat the scheme itself.
RAN provides financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line and who are suffering from major life-threatening diseases, to receive treatment at any hospital.
The Consumer Affairs, Food & Civil Supplies Department has issued guidelines on how to conduct the field verification.
In his letter, he also claimed that seven lakh applications were pending approval even before the State government has stopped accepting fresh applications.
Applicants can avail the facility after paying a delivery fee of just Rs 25
While 52,475 duplicate ration cards in the state were deleted in 2020, another 104,511 cards were removed in 2021.
The 'one nation, one ration card' scheme allows a beneficiary to avail subsidised ration anywhere in the country, provided the ration card is linked to Aadhaar.
According to the plea filed in 2015, the Maharashtra government issued a resolution notifying a scheme for digitisation of ration cards.
After Aadhaar privacy concerns, now identity, address, phone number of Tamil Nadu ration card holders freely available on PDS website
The address and ration card number of Tamil Nadu residents can be found on the state’s Public Distribution System’s website.
The girl died on September 28 after her mother was unable to feed her. The family was struck off from government welfare rolls for not linking their ration card with the Aadhaar card.