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New order shocks ration card holders, lakhs of cards will be cancelled; will not get ration

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If you have a ration card and you are taking advantage of the cheap ration scheme run by the government, then you must read this news. The Yogi government of UP has issued a new order regarding the ration card. Under this order Antyodaya and eligible household ration card holders will have to complete the verification as soon as possible. The ration cards of the beneficiaries found ineligible at the time of verification will be canceled and they will not get ration.

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Beneficiary information changes from time to time

Beneficiaries whose ration cards will be canceled during verification, their ration cards will be replaced by new eligible applicants. Food and Supplies Commissioner of UP, Markandey Shahi has recently issued instructions in this regard to all district collectors and district supply officers. Additional Food Commissioner Anil Kumar Dubey said that the personal information given by the beneficiaries keeps changing from time to time.

Its purpose is to remove the ineligible from the list

He said that complaints are received for inclusion of ineligible units in the list of ration card beneficiaries. This campaign is being run under the National Food Security Act, 2013. Ration cards are issued to eligible beneficiaries instead of those found ineligible. He said that the purpose of running such campaigns is to remove the ineligible from the list of beneficiaries and give a chance to the eligible people.

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Ration card verification is done from time to time

Based on the information a database is prepared by collecting the details of number of family members, age, place of residence etc. In this regard, there is a possibility of disqualification of the concerned Cardholder on the grounds of death or improvement in the financial position of the Cardholder. Let us tell you that from time to time the government gets the ration cards verified.

From 2017 to 2021, 24.1 million duplicate, ineligible and fake ration cards were cancelled, the government said in a recent statement to Parliament. With around 14.2 million cards, UP had the highest number of canceled ration cards during this period.

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