Chandigarh, Dec 24 IANS | 2 years ago

The eldest woman in households in Punjab will now be considered the head of family in the new ration cards, a spokesman for the food and supplies department said Tuesday.

"The Punjab government has issued a notification regarding new ration cards in which the oldest woman in a family will be considered the head of the family," the spokesman said.

"Such a woman, who is not less than 18 years of age, will be designated head of the household for the purpose of ration cards under the public distribution system," he said.

He said if a household does not have a woman member or a woman 18 years old or above, the eldest male member of the household shall deemed to be the head.

(Posted on 24-12-2013)