The central government has announced a One Nation One Ration Card Yojana 2020 keeping in mind the well being of the people of the country. Under this scheme, every citizen of the country can easily get the benefit of the PDS system from any place in the country. The benefit of this scheme will be provided mainly to the migrant beneficiaries so that they can get food from any fair price shop in the country. In this article, we have provided complete information about One Nation One Ration Card Yojana 2020 for your convenience, so read this article till the end.
One Nation One Ration Card Yojana 2020
The scheme has been announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. As we know that due to Coronavirus, many poor people are not getting food in the country today. And in such a situation many people had criticized the government that the government has failed to provide food to the migrant laborers. Under the One Nation One Ration Card Scheme (ONORC), every person in the country will be benefitted and they will be provided ration material at a reasonable price. According to the 2011 census, 37% of the population is of internal migrants.
The rationale of One Nation One Ration Card System
In the present case ration, cardholders can get ration only from fair price shops within their state. Now if a person has to go out of his state for some purpose in another state, then he has to apply for a new ration card. And anyway it is common for cities to migrate from the villages because of this they are not able to get ration material despite being a ration cardholder. Keeping all these problems in mind, the Central Government has announced to implement One Nation, One Ration Card System for the benefit of the people. This scheme can be availed by every citizen of the country.
Benefits of One Nation One Ration Card Scheme (ONORC)
Under this scheme, the ration cardholder can use his ration card and get ration at any PDS shop, irrespective of where the country is located. Under this scheme ONORC beneficiaries will get the opportunity to choose the shop of their choice and if misbehaved by an FPS shopkeeper, the shop can also be changed by him. Through this scheme, social discrimination will also be removed from the country and apart from this the problem of hunger will also be removed from the country.
Standard Format of ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’
Every state government has prepared a standard format to benefit the people of the country, which will be used by each state government. The following things will be kept in mind under this format.
- For national portability, it will be mandatory for each state government to use two languages in the ration card, one of which can be the local language and the other one can be in Hindi or English.
- Apart from this, there will also be a 10-digit standard ration card number of which the first two digits will be the state code and the next two digits will be the ration card number.
- Ration card portability has been implemented so far in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, and Tripura.
The application process for ONORC Scheme 2020
If you also want to take advantage of One Nation One Ration Card, then you have to apply online. But till now the Central Government has not provided any information about any online portal or offline mode for this scheme, so for now you will have to wait a bit. Apart from this, as soon as the application process of this scheme will be told by the central government, we will update it in this article.
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