Going by the agenda of ‘Lady First’, the Captain Amarinder Singh-led state government has decided now to give the name of an elderly woman of a family at the top of Smart Cards being replaced by Blue cards. Now, the name of men will be after women, while in the past, the name of men was on top.Empowerment of women is one of the topmost agenda of the Captain Amarinder government. Reservation for women in panchayat state from 33 to 50 per cent, concession in stamp duty fee to women in land, plots purchase, free education to girl students from Class IX to PhD is being considered as part of agenda.Now the process is going on to replace blue cards to smart cards and it has been decided by the state government to mention the name of women as a family head on the top of smart cards. According to official sources of the department, the teams of Food and Civil Supply, who are busy in filling forms for preparation of smart cards are also collecting details of elder women of the house.During the Badal government’s first tenure, 16 lakh blue cards were made, in which the name of male member was taken as a head of house and in some cards, women were the heads where rest of the family members were youngsters.
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