Execute ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme, Supreme Court tells Bengal
“You cannot cite one problem or other. This is for migrant workers”
The Supreme Court on Friday insisted that West Bengal authorities should implement the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme for the advantage of migrant staff.
The scheme offers migrants entry to meals grains in any truthful worth store wherever within the nation, irrespective of the place their ration card is registered.
“You must implement the One Nation One Ration Card scheme,” Justice M.R. Shah, accompanying Justice Ashok Bhushan on a Special Bench, instructed West Bengal, represented by advocate Liz Mathew.
Ms. Mathew mentioned the State would undoubtedly implement the scheme, however was going through points concerning the Aadhaar card seeding.
“You cannot cite one problem or other. This is for migrant workers, so they can avail welfare benefits under various government schemes,” Justice Shah mentioned.
The trade occurred throughout a suo motu listening to on welfare measures for migrant labourers, particularly throughout the exhausting occasions introduced by the pandemic.
The court docket is monitoring the steps taken by the Centre to deal with the essential wants of migrant households, together with free meals grains and group kitchens.
The court docket reserved the case for judgment.