The Supreme Court has asked the Center to consider the possibility of adopting the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme so that workers migrating and those belonging to the economically weaker section during the lockdown implemented in the country due to Corona virus epidemic could get food grains at a discounted price.
A bench of Justices NV Raman, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice BR Gavai said in their order passed on Monday, “We want the Central Government to consider the feasibility of implementing the scheme at this time and take appropriate decisions keeping in view the circumstances.” Gives instructions.
The court also disposed of the application of advocate Ripak Kansal.
Kansal had requested to launch the scheme for the benefit of workers and other citizens stranded at different places due to nationwide lockdown.
The petitioner intervened with the court to temporarily adopt the One Nation One Ration Card Scheme during the Corona Virus epidemic to protect the interests of migrant workers, beneficiaries, residents of the states and tourists and provide them with the benefits of subsidized food grains and government schemes. Was requested to do.
Kansal claimed that the states and union territories are giving priority to their citizens and voters and that they are not giving benefits of food grains, food, housing and medical facilities to the migrant labourers and residents of other states at a discounted price.
Let us know that this ambitious plan of the Central Government was to start in June this year.
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Home Ministry releases new guidelines in lockdown: Guidelines prepared for providing relief to workers and students
Lockdown is in force in the country to deal with the coronavirus crisis. Due to the lockdown, many people in the country have been stuck in other places far from their home. These include migrant labourers, pilgrims, tourists and students. At the same time, the Home Ministry has released a new guideline for the stranded people. People trapped under the new guideline will be able to go to their homes.
After the demand of some states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, the Ministry of Home Affairs has prepared a new guideline for the movement of stranded migrant labourers, pilgrims, tourists and students at different places. Under the new guideline, stranded people can be sent from one state to another.
What is the matter..?
Let us know that the infection of coronavirus is continuously increasing in the country. Lockdown has been implemented in the country to prevent the infection of coronavirus. However, due to the lockdown, many migrant labourers, pilgrims, tourists and students were stranded at one place due to traffic restrictions and public traffic services.
After this, the migration of labourers from many states was also seen in the country. Many workers had moved from one state to another on their home side. After this, many states had appealed to the central government to bring migrant labourers, pilgrims, tourists and students back to their states.