west-bengal-news

Bengal assembly resolution against linking Aadhaar to subsidies

Kolkata, Dec 2 : The West Bengal assembly Monday passed a unanimous resolution asking the central government to roll back its decision immediately on linking the Aadhaar cards with subsidy to the people.


The central government has announced that Aadhaar card would be compulsory for availing of facilities, like cooking gas cylinders at subsidised rates.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee moved the resolution which pointed out that barely 15 percent of the population in the state now possess Aadhar cards.

The central government's stand would create serious problems for the 85 percent of the population, who would have to do without the nine subsidised cylinders that they would get from the government which has decided to transfer the subsidy in the form of cash to the consumers' bank accounts, he said.

Opposition Left Front members backed the resolution, while the government side accepted an amendment moved by the Leader of Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra.

Mishra said the unresolved contentious issues on the Aadhar scheme included making biometric profiling mandatory.

He claimed there was a great margin for error, as the entire process was unscientific.

The Congress members, who are boycotting the assembly in protest against the speaker not allowing them to air their views on Chief Minister Mamata's Banerjee's sharp criticism of the central government, continued to stay away from the house.

--IANS (Posted on 02-12-2013)

west-bengal-news headlines

Mamata safe after fire breaks out in her hotel room

Trinamool captured 147 polling booths in Bengal: Left Front

Over 80 percent vote as polling time ends in Bengal

Saradha kingpin's wife, son sent to ED's custody

Bengal records almost 80 percent turnout

Forward Bloc demands repoll in Cooch Behar

Over two-thirds vote in West Bengal

Bloc alleges demands repoll in Cooch Behar

Around 55 percent companies say new jobs will be created in 2014-15

India Inc wants next govt to take bold decisions

Left parties cry rigging, urges EC to act

EC to take step only on specific complaint : Spl Observer

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top