Srinagar, Oct 9: Member Legislative Council Abdul Majid Bhat on Wednesday alleged that non-deserving people are getting Below Poverty Line (BPL) ration cards.
Speaking during the question hour in the Legislative Council here Bhat said, BPL cards are being distributed among the people belonging to upper strata income group. "People want to know what steps have been taken to control irregularities along with the distribution of such ration cards," he added.
Replying to his query, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD), Chowdhary Muhammad Ramzan said ration cards under BPL and AAY categories are issued to families only after proper verification through a committee with Deputy Commissioner of the district, as its chairman and Joint Commissioner Municipality and Assistant Director , CA&PD as members in urban areas.
He said that in rural areas ration cards under BPL and AAY categories are issued only after joint verification by district and tehsil committees.
The Minister said efforts are on to digitize the supply chain management system which includes electronic registration and subsequent biometric identification of rationee and same will be enacted in the future.
PDD lineman electrocuted, loses arm
Srinagar, Oct 9: Doctors on Wednesday amputated the arm of a PDD lineman, who had sustained critical injuries while performing his duties last week here.
The PDD lineman Ravi Kumar presently residing at Habba Kadal was electrocuted while repairing 11000 KV line at Karan Nagar. "He reaimed under observation for nearly a week. His arm had to be amputated to save his life," said a medico.
A PDD official wishing anonymity said linemen and other technical staff working in the field "put their lives at stake" while carrying out the repair works. "Till date many of my colleagues have sustained injuries or have got crippled while performing their duties. There are no safety tools available with us," the official added.
Sarpanch among 4 convicted for attacking cop
Banihal, Oct 9 : Judical Majistrate First Class Banihal Arvind Sharma on Wednesday convicted four persons, including a Sarpanch, for nine months simple imprisonment and also imposed Rs 500 each as fine for assaulting a policeman.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that Sarpanch Parvaiz Ahmad Nayak , Muhammad Iqbal Nayak , Farooq Ahmad Nayak and Muhammad Rafiq Nayak all residents of Singam Neel, Banihal attacked a Special Police Officer Muhammad Sharief Nayak with the intention to kill him when he was performing his duty at Banihal town on July 16, 2011.
All the sections of Ranbir panel Code are bailable and the convicts can challenge the conviction within ten days.
DAK president released on bail
Srinagar, Oct 9: The President of Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) Dr. Nissar-ul-Hassan was released on bail on Wednesday.
Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan was arrested for taking out a protest march in Srinagar. "Dr. Nissar-ul-Hassan was arrested under Section 107,151 and 188 of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC)," a spokesman of the DAK said in a statement.