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Caste certificates to be made offline at local level: Saryu Roy

280 beneficiaries get LPG connection under PM Ujjwala Scheme

Beneficiaries asked to dial toll free number 18002125512 on not getting ration

Jamshedpur: Minister of Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Saryu Roy today said that in order to help the beneficiaries get facilities under the Prime Minister Ujjwala Scheme, the state government has corresponded with the Department of Personnel for getting the LPG cylinders the caste certificates that were made available online will be available at the local level.

Roy said that for some years before, the common people had to struggle to get LPG connection, now the government is reaching people’s homes. This positive change signifies the development of everyone. He was speaking at a function organised for distribution of LPG gas to the beneficiaries of the Prime Minister Ujjwala scheme at Michael John Auditorium.

In the camp, 280 beneficiaries were provided with gas connections. He said the Deputy Commissioner of all districts will get Rs 5 lakh each and in the account of Notified Area Rs 1 lakh will be given so that no one dies of hunger anywhere in the state. There should not be famine or death from hunger, he said.

Roy said that those who have a ration card as well are eligible for LPG connection. He said instructions for issuing offline caste certificates by local level have been given to the Department of Personnel. Caste certificate were made online from Pragya Center, now it will be offline, he said adding that ration card holders had difficulty in getting ration.

In order to bring transparency in the whole process, it has been arranged that only ration will be obtained by putting a thumb in the POS machine.

The minister said that this positive step being taken by the department is definitely exemplary for other departments. This message should go across the country that the system of distribution of ration has been corrected in the state. He informed that the call center has been created by the department.

If any ration shopkeeper does not give ration to the people then they can call toll free number 18002125512. He said that use the gas and stove provided by the government and also take caution in its use.

Special Divisional Officer Bindeshwari Tatma said a target of reaching out to 1, 63, 414 people has been set in the district. The KYC entry of about 1,14,740 people has been done and the work of remaining 50,000 KYC entry will be completed soon.

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