Implement the One Nation One Ration Card Program – SC to States
The Apex Court ordered all states to make the One Nation One Ratio Card program mandatory. That mandate came when few states implemented the system and few filed the Aadhaar card, which the court saw as nothing less than an apology.
The bank led that direction while reserving judgment in the Suo Moto case, In Re Problems and Miseries of Migrant Workers.
During the hearing, one of the lawyers raised the unavailability of benefits for unregistered migrant workers. The lawyer argued that this part of society that is most at risk has gotten into difficult situations and its absence would plunge the economy into a lower graph.
In response to the application of the rules to unregistered migrant workers, the Attorney General of India alleged that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna had been extended to November and that such migrant workers had been identified.
The lawyer representing the Union assured that the procurement of food grain would be carried out by the center and that the distribution would be left to the states.
The bank also questioned the database sanctioned in October 2020. The bank also expressed concern about the unidentified migrant workers.
The Deputy Attorney General responded to questions posed by the bank, stating that the database is a mechanism through which the beneficiaries are recognized and also informed about whether or not they have received the benefits.
The lawyer also commented on the benefits registered migrant workers would receive and the benefits that were not available to unregistered migrant workers. The lawyer stated that there are a large number of workers who are not aware of benefits such as grocery cards, communal kitchens, etc.
The bank gave the parties three days to file a brief notice on the matter and had reserved their judgment for the suo moto case.