Trinamool to bring resolution on Aadhaar cards in Assembly

Chatterjee said the Supreme Court,too,is not in favour of linking Aadhaar card to disbursement of benefits under various government schemes.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:November 19, 2013 2:18 am

The Trinamool Congress will move a resolution in the state Assembly,the winter session of which started today,urging the Centre to reverse its decision of transferring LPG subsidy only into Aadhaar-enabled bank accounts,as most people in the state do not have the card yet.

“We will urge the Centre to reconsider its decision,” Partha Chatterjee,state minister for commerce and industries and parliamentary affairs,today said.

Chatterjee said the Supreme Court,too,is not in favour of linking Aadhaar card to disbursement of benefits under various government schemes.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has already pointed out the need for one uniform card that would serve all the purposes and fetch all facilities doled out by the government.

“It is the Central government’s responsibility to get the Aadhaar cards prepared,which has become a major cause of harassment as only about 15 per cent people have the card. How will the rest get their LPG subsidies if the card is made mandatory?’’ the CM questioned.

Congress Legislative Party leader Md Shorab,however,said the state should take immediate initiative to distribute Aadhaar cards as several states have already covered about 80 per cent of their population.

Meanwhile,Speaker Biman Banerjee said that at the all-party meeting held today,it was decided that because of the municipal polls,there will be no session of the House on November 20 and 21. He also announced that several Bills,including the New Town Kolkata Development Authority Amendment Bill 2013,Bankura University Bill,West Bengal University of Health Sciences Amendment Bill 2013,West Bengal Yoga and Naturopathy System of Medicine Amendment Bill 2013,among others,would be introduced during the session.

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