Ration Card Update: For the last few days, it is being claimed in many media reports that the Yogi Adityanath government of UP has asked ineligible ration card holders to surrender the ration card. It is also being claimed in the news that ration will be recovered from the beneficiaries who do not surrender the ration card and legal action can also be taken against them. After this, in many districts, there were long lines of those who surrendered the ration card.
no new order issued
But in the meantime, the Uttar Pradesh government made it clear that no new order has been issued on surrender or cancellation of ration card in the state. Refuting the reports going on in the media, the Food Commissioner of the state said that no new order related to surrender or recovery of ration card has been issued.
Ration card verification a simple process
State Food Commissioner Sourav Babu termed the news going on all the media as misleading and false and said that Ration Card Verification is a normal process. This process is done by the government from time to time. Misleading reports related to surrender of ration card and new eligibility conditions are being circulated in the media.
Ration card holder will not be ineligible on these grounds
He also said that the ‘Eligibility / Ineligibility Criteria for Domestic Ration Cards was laid down in 2014’. No changes were made after that. He also said that no ration card holder can be declared ineligible on the ground of having pucca house, electricity connection or sole weapon license holder or motor cycle owner and engaged in poultry/cow rearing. is.
No order from the government on recovery
The Food Commissioner also clarified that as per the National Food Security Act-2013 and other prevailing mandates, there is no provision for recovery from ineligible card holders. Also, no instructions have been issued from the government level or the Food Commissioner’s office related to recovery. So far 29.53 lakh new ration cards have been issued by the department to the eligible beneficiaries in the state.