Launch of ‘One Nation one Ration Card’ (ONORC) scheme was today held successfully across all districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, on June 23, Jammu and Kashmir administration had launched the ''One Nation One Ration Card'' scheme at two fair price shops of Jammu district on a pilot basis.
Under the 'One Nation-One Ration Card' initiative, eligible beneficiaries would be able to avail their entitled food grains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) from any Fair Price Shop in the country using the same ration card. So far, ration card portability has been enabled in 20 states and UT including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Sikkim and Mizoram. After today’s successful launch, the department of FCS&CA is all set to completely roll out this ambitious programme in a phased manner by end of August, 2020.
The implementation of One Nation One Ration card will enable migrants to use their ration cards at any Fair price shop across the country to obtain food grains. Similarly residents of Jammu and Kashmir will be able to get food grains from fair price shops located outside the UT.
The Food Ministry, Government of India aims to implement this facility across the country by March 2021.
The new system, based on a technological solution, will identify a beneficiary through Aadhar based biometric authentication on electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) devices installed at the FPSs, and enable that person to purchase the quantity of foodgrains to which he/she is entitled under the NFSA.
Under the National Food Security Act, 2013, about 81 crore persons are entitled to buy subsidized foodgrain—rice at Rs 3/kg, wheat at Rs 2/kg, and coarse grains at Re 1/kg—from their designated Fair Price Shops (FPS) of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). Currently, about 23 crore ration cards have been issued to nearly 80 crore beneficiaries of NFSA in all states and UTs.
In Today’s trials conducted by the FCS&CA department of J&K interstate, inter-district and inter-tehsils Aadhar enabled biometric transactions were successfully conducted. This scheme will bring more accountability and transparency in the system and will bring Jammu and Kashmir at par with other states in Public Distribution System.
Madhav, others to visit Bandipora today
Srinagar: BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, Union Minister MOS PMO Dr Jitender Singh and National Vice President Avainash Rai Khanna are visiting Bandipora on Sunday to pay tribute to BJP leader Waseem Bari, his brother and father who were killed in a militant attack some days before outside their home.
According to a Kashmir BJP leader, the leaders along with all top BJP leaders of J&K and workers will pay tributes to the late BJP leader at 11 AM on Sunday.
He added that later Ram Madhav and other leaders would address a grand programme of central Kashmir workers of BJP at Tagore hall Srinagar at 2: 30 PM.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and district president Wasim Bari and his two family members were killed in a pre-planned attack by militants outside his home on Wednesday. KNS.
Ansari appeals authority to allow MBBS students in FMGE
Srinagar: People's Conference General Secretary Imran Raza Ansari Saturday appealed authrorities to allow those MBBS students completed their degrees abroad in forthcoming FMGE examination as they could not receive their degrees due to Covid-19 restriction.
According to statement issued here, PC Gen Secretary said, "Students who passed their final professional MBBS examination in March 2020 from different counteries including Bangladesh, couldn’t travel back to their respective countries for retrieving their degrees due to covid pandemic and international travel restrictions".
He said the students want to appear in upcoming Foriegn Medical Gaduate Examination (FMGE) to be held on 31st August 2020.
He also said that since the (NBE) has made it mandatory to submit the degree certificate, it is very difficult for students to appear as most of them don’t have the certificates.
He requested the concerned authorities to let them appear in the upcoming examination on a provisional certificate or marksheet and allow them to submit all the necessary documents later on when conditions improve.