THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In what might emerge as a contemporary controversy, Meals and Civil Provides Minister GR Anil distributed Onam meals package on to actor Maniyanpillai Raju after visiting his home right here on Tuesday. Anil handed over the package to the actor at his home on Bhagwati Lane at Jawahar Nagar as a part of making Onam meals package distribution an eventful one. He was accompanied by civil provides officers and the occasion was shared by the division on social media. Nonetheless, a bit of individuals criticised the minister’s gesture.
The distribution of Onam meals kits began on July 31. The distribution of kits to Antyodaya Annayojana (yellow) ration card members who’re poor and belong to the precedence class was mounted until August 3. Anil had additionally issued an order on this regard. Nonetheless, Raju comes below the non-priority non-subsidised white ration card class. The cardboard can be within the identify of his spouse.
Usually, a white card holder or member can’t get the package in the event that they strategy ration outlets today because the E-POS machine within the outlets will reject the demand to allot kits them. The order additionally mentioned the division had given permission to problem meals kits to white card holders solely from August 13.A senior civil provides official mentioned it was only a promotional occasion. “Since we can’t maintain a giant occasion as a result of pandemic, we determined to conduct it a small one and get it shared on social media. Vested pursuits are creating an argument”, the official mentioned.
Raju later informed mediapersons that he was knowledgeable earlier that the package could be delivered to his residence as he was a star. Nonetheless, he made it clear that he would go to the ration store and signal within the fingerprint within the E-POS machine.At current, bedridden sufferers and people who are sick might purchase ration by assigning somebody with self-declaration types. The designated individual (proxy) should be a cardholder or member of the applicant’s ration store. This needs to be authorised by the taluk provide officer. Moreover, E-POS machines have been reportedly broken at a number of ration outlets within the state as many individuals crowded at outlets to purchase Onam meals kits.
Earlier, a round by the meals and civil provides division to click on a photograph and put up a poster of the distribution of the kits by together with distinguished individuals of the realm in all ration outlets from Monday had additionally kicked up a row. As per experiences, Anil had instructed all ration outlets on this regard. Nonetheless, some ration store sellers opposed the transfer.