RATION CARD

  • Chhattisgarh to set up district-level panels for third-gender community October 23, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up district-level committees for the effective implementation of its schemes for the third-gender community. The district-level committees, to be headed by Collectors or Additional Collectors, will ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes for transgenders reach them, an official said. In a...
  • 20 lakh bogus ration cards issued in Chhattisgarh; CM should resign: Congress August 4, 2014

    Alleging that lakhs of bogus ration cardswere issued in Chhattisgarh by the ruling BJP for "political gains", opposition Congress on Monday sought a CBI inquiry into it and demanded Chief Minister Raman Singh's resignation over the issue. "The state government had deliberately issued around 20 lakh ration cards to ineligible people...
  • Opposition demands CBI probe into ration card scam July 25, 2014

    The main opposition Congress on Thursday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged irregularities in the issuance of rations cards in the state. During a discussion in the Assembly, Congress MLAs alleged that the BJP government in the state had issued a large number of...
  • Congress stages walkout alleging ration card irregularities July 23, 2014

    The Opposition Congress on staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging irregularities in issuance of ration cards in the state. Raising the issue during question hour, senior Congress MLA Satyanarayan Sharma sought to know how many ration cards were issued to ineligibles and cancelled in Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur and Rajnandgaon...
  • Congress stages walkout in Chhattisgarh Assembly over ration cards issue February 4, 2014

    The Opposition Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging black marketing and large scale irregularities in issuance and distribution of ration cards in the state. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo sought to know the total number of ration cards...
  • Digital Ration Cards to be distributed soon: Minister January 30, 2014

    The BJP government on Wednesday assured the Rajasthan Assembly that Digital Ration Cards, pending since February 2013, would be distributed to all beneficiaries soon. Replying to a question of BJP MLA Babu Singh on the delay in preparation and distribution of Digital Ration Cards, Minister of State for Food and Civil...
  • Pending ration cards to be issued within 3 months: Hem Singh Bhadana December 26, 2013

    Food and civil supply department in Rajasthan plans to issue pending ration cards to beneficiaries within the next three months. "The work with regard to ration cards had been pending since April this year and now we are considering issuing all pending cards within next three months," the newly appointed MoSFood...
  • K'taka: Family gets BPL ration card after death of malnourished child July 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Four days after the death of a fiveyear old girl due to malnutrition, her family has finally been given an Antyodaya ration card, meant for Below Povert Line (BPL) families. But the state government has denied that the fiveyearold Meghala died of malnutrition. The government claimed that she had...
  • Cabinet approves Bill to provide time-bound delivery of services March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has given in-principle approval to a bill providing for time-bound delivery of services. This effectively means that bureaucrats will now have to face the music for delay in dispensing services like pensions, passports, caste certificates, ration cards, tax refunds and police procedures. Any delay in providing...
  • TN: Biometric ration cards to be issued soon April 24, 2012

    CHENNAI: In an attempt to create a foolproof measure that will end the prevalence of bogus ration cards, Food Minister S Kamaraj on Monday announced in the State Assembly that the issue of biometric databased SMART family cards would begin from Pudukottai district as a pilot project at a cost...
  • RTI query busts major PDS scam in Maharashtra December 5, 2011

    Mumbai: An RTI query has unearthed a major scam in the Public Distribution System, as many as 42 lakh bogus ration cards have been issued in Maharashtra leading to large scale theft of food grain. A PIL in the Bombay High Court has alleged grains meant for the state's poor...
  • CJ: Citizen fights for BPL ration card April 11, 2011

    Citizen journalist, Ram Ashrey fights for the renewal of his BPL ration card. ...
  • Mahatma's ration card names Godse as his father November 21, 2009

    Hyderabad: Believe it or not the authorities in Andhra Pradesh have issued a ration card in the name of Mahatma Gandhi along with his picture. What is more shocking is that the card named Nathuram Godse, the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, as his father. Godse, however, has been misspelt as...
  • Man proves fraud, gets ration card in name of CM September 18, 2008

    Pune: A man in Pune has got a ration card issued in the name of Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. He says he was only trying to expose corruption in the state rationing department. Sanjay Dhotadmal who claims to have paid the rationing office in Pune's Nigdi area...
  • Haryana to replace ration cards with smart cards August 29, 2008

    Chandigarh, Haryana: The Haryana government has formulated a Rs1.53billion plan to replace nearly 5.2 million ration cards in the state with smart cards. Once implemented, Haryana will become the first state in the country to have smart cards for the public distribution system, state government officials here said. The state is awaiting...
  • One woman, 901 ration cards: Delhi's great scam July 8, 2008

    New Delhi: At least 10 per cent ration cards in the national capital are bogus and many held by people who are anything but poor, a prominent Right to Information activist has claimed. As many as 1,70,598 ration cards in the city are bogus, says Arvind Kejriwal. His investigation found that...
  • PDS buckles under Inflation pressure, people suffer June 18, 2008

    Mumbai: Inflation has taken a toll on the entire economy and perhaps no one more than those above the poverty line in Maharashtra suffers, as a poor public distribution system buckles under the pressure. Thirtyyearold Meenadevi's ration entitlement of thirtyfive kilogram of food grains has been radically rationed to a...