Twelve days earlier than the deadline set by the Supreme Court docket, the Delhi authorities Monday introduced that it’s going to implement the One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme and activate e-POS gadgets in any respect ration retailers within the metropolis from Tuesday.
The order paves the way in which for migrants residing in Delhi, with ration playing cards registered in different states, to carry their month-to-month share of rice, wheat and sugar from any of the two,000 odd ration retailers positioned throughout the town. The SC had on June 29 ordered Delhi, West Bengal, Assam and Chhattisgarh to implement the scheme by July 31.
Different states and UTs have already applied the scheme. Since Delhi had suspended the usage of e-POS gadgets at ration retailers in 2018, the scheme couldn’t be applied within the metropolis up to now. Beneath ONORC, ration might be disbursed to a beneficiary solely after biometric authentication by way of e-POS (digital level of gross sales).
In two separate orders, the Meals Provides and Client Affairs Division introduced the selections.
By means of one other order, the division mentioned the distribution for July will start Tuesday. Principally, the distribution begins across the 10th of each month. Nevertheless, coaching periods and trial runs for e-POS gadgets throughout ration retailers precipitated the delay this time.
Saurabh Gupta, secretary of the Delhi Sarkari Ration Vendor’s Sang, mentioned, “We welcome the choice to make use of e-POS gadgets. Nevertheless, the division has not ensured that foodgrains attain the ration retailers uniformly earlier than issuing this order. That is more likely to trigger hardship to folks.”