ONORC Scheme | Supreme Court orders – One Nation One Ration Card Scheme should be implemented by 31 July, Relief to workers! Supreme Court order – One Nation One Ration Card Scheme should be implemented by 31st July
Supreme Court order on One Nation One Ration Card Scheme
- An order has also been given to prepare a portal for the registration of laborers.
- Instructions have also been given to run community kitchens for migrant laborers.
- States have been ordered to allocate food grains for free distribution among migrant labourers.
New Delhi : There is good news for migrant laborers across the country that the Supreme Court has fixed the deadline for implementing the One Nation One Ration Card scheme. The Supreme Court on Tuesday (June 29) ordered the states and union territories to implement the One Nation One Ration Card scheme by July 31, while the Center continues the status of Kovid-19. Asked to provide dry ration for free distribution to the migrant laborers till they stay.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah passed several directions on a plea by three activists seeking directions to the Center and states to ensure food security, cash transfers and other welfare measures for migrant labourers.
The petition said that the migrant laborers are facing a crisis due to the imposition of curfew and lockdown in different parts of the country during the second wave of Kovid-19.
The bench asked the Center to develop a portal with the help of National Informatics Center (NIC) for registration of workers in the unorganized sector by July 31 so that the benefits of welfare schemes could be passed on to them.
It also directed the states/UTs to operate community kitchens for migrant laborers till the global pandemic situation continues in the respective states.
The bench asked the Center to continue allotting food grains to states and union territories for free distribution among migrant laborers till the pandemic situation persists.
Activists Anjali Bhardwaj, Harsh Mander and Jagdeep Chhokar had filed a petition with a request to implement welfare measures for the migrant labourers.
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