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Ration distribution through biometric authentication reflection of Govt.’s nonsensical approach: PDP

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Srinagar: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has come down heavily on the state authorities for pushing Lacs of J&K residents into the threat of Covid -19 by asking for biometric authentication of ration card holders making it mandatory for distribution of ration.

The Party spokesman in a statement issued here termed this diktat amid the pandemic as ‘senseless and dangerous.’

“We are amid the worst of times as the Covid -19 crises has turned un-precedent. Amid such a situation, the insistence of food and civil supplies department for a mandatory biometric authentication procedure of ration card holders  is not only a senseless  act, it also puts lives of lacs in jeopardy,” the spokesman said.

“Authorities across that country including J&K have done away with biometric attendance of employees as part of strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19. How is the same biometrics fine for the common masses?  It seems that notified SOPs are subservient to the whims of some officers and the two are are clearly not in sync,” added he.

“The People’s Democratic Party demands immediate halt to this ill-timed process till COVID-19 threat is over in public interest,”  said the party spokesman.

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