Bengal Assembly passes resolution on Aadhar

Last Updated: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 19:03

Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly today passed a resolution on Aadhar cards, that said the Centre should immediately withdraw its decision to link the cards with Direct Benefit Transfer scheme.
The resolution, moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee, mentioned that only 15 per cent people of the state had got the Aadhar cards.

In such a scenario, 85 per cent of the people would not be able to get nine subsidised LPG cylinders as the Centre had linked the Aadhar card to the direct cash transfer to the respective bank accounts.

The decision of the Centre would put the common people into tremendous hardship, according to the resolution.

Leader of the Opposition and CPI(M) member Surya Kanta Mishra supported the resolution moved by the ruling party, saying a lot of issues relating to Aadhar cards were still unresolved.

Mishra said that the Centre legally cannot make biometric enrolment mandatory and that the entire process was unscientific as there was a scope for margin of error to the extent of 20 per cent.

PTI

First Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 19:03

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