BPL Card Holder important Announcement: New Rules implemented from today

Printed Receipt Compulsory In Ration Shop: It is mandatory to give receipt in ration shops to inform the people from which government giving ration. Here is the information about this.

BPL Card Holder buying food grains from fair price shops will now have to issue a printed receipt along with the food grains. The central government has issued strict guidelines in this regard. The purpose behind this guideline is to inform people about the scheme as it is the center that provides rice under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyana Anna Yojana (PMGKAY).

The state government is pretending that the rice distributed free of charge by the central government to the BPL card holders under the National Food Security Act is its own. Thus, the central government has made a rule for issuing receipts in this way. It is said that the Center has issued this order keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024.

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The central government launched the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana with the objective of providing food security to the poor during the Corona Pandemic (2020). This time bound project was gradually extended. Currently, the scheme has been extended till June 2024.

Apart from this, beneficiaries of social security schemes like Antyodaya Anna Yojana which were in force in the states have also been brought under the scheme. At present, the central government through Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) provides five kg of rice to each person of the BPL family (in some places three kg of rice and two kg of grain), the state government is giving money in lieu of five kg of rice under the Anna Bhagya Yojana.

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In the wake of the new guidelines from the Centre, the state government has ordered fair price shop owners to issue a printed receipt for food grains to cardholders every month. All fair price shops in the state are required to issue a receipt for food grains to the ration card holders.

Total BPL cards in the state is 1.16 crore, Distribution of food grains to BPL card holders every month – 2.17 lakh metric tones. The receipt will contain the name of the scheme, name of the district, taluk, name of the beneficiary, total number of members, date of allotment, details of food grain, cost incurred, amount of subsidy from central and state government, amount to be paid etc. Details of central and state government separate schemes are mentioned in the receipt.

Excessive financial burden:

The Food Department has instructed the owners to purchase a printer for issuing receipts for food grains distributed in fair price shops. The government should provide the printer. Otherwise we cannot comply with this order. The fair price shop owners did not even get commission money from the government. Thus, there will be an excessive financial burden, says T. Krishnappa, President of the State government Ration Distributors’ Association.

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