E-POS machine exposes scam, 22 lacs ration beneficiaries under scanners. After the widow and old age pension scam, it seems now turn of ration scam. Source disclosed that after the introduction of e-POS machines, 5.45 lacs card holders (21.80 beneficiaries) have kept themselves away from getting ration under the scheme. First time, the wheat was distributed through e-POS machines, 30 kg. each member of the card holder as six month quota. Sources told that majority of blue ration had been made fake with collusion of department officers. That’s why the Government has decided to conduct fresh verification of eligible beneficiaries covered under Smart Ration card scheme. According to information such beneficiaries did not get their quota of wheat, which had market rate Rs 17 crore.Earlier in December 2013, around 5 lacs fake ration cards were found. Scam had appeared, when the difference of figure of 5 lacs had appeared between number of families registered by Food and Supply department and Census 2011, respectively. In widow and old age pension, 93,521 persons were found illegible and 3.62 lacs under scanner during re-verification. Now again the numbers of ration cards are under scanner. Around 16,000 ration depots were equipped with e-POS machines out of 19,000 depot holders across the State. There are 35.25 lacs card holders across the state. In the market the rate of wheat is Rs 1700 above per quintal or Rs 17 per kg, while the Government provides it to the beneficiaries at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. According to calculation, 1100 tonnes of wheat was to be distributed to 1, 41, 45,000 beneficiaries (35.25 lacs families), but 21.80 lacs beneficiaries did not dare to get their ration quota. Sources disclosed that fake cards had been made and subsidised wheat was being sold allegedly at high rate in the black-market. While there are some rich or middle class card holders also, who avoided to get wheat due to social shame.The information in this e-mail and any attachments is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee or addressees. If you are not an intended recipient, please delete the message and any attachments and notify the sender of misdelivery. Any use or disclosure of the contents of either is unauthorised and may be unlawful. All liability for viruses is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender states them, with requisite authority, to be those of the organisation.
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