The Supreme Court read out the verdict on Aadhaar card today saying that it is a unique identification number that empowers the marginalized community and obtains minimal data possible. It upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card.
Now, an Aadhaar Card check has unveiled another goof up from Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. A man had accumulated a total of 60 Kg of foodgrains for his dog using ration card that was issued in the name of his son.
A leading daily reported that though it wasn’t confirmed if the foodgrains were consumed by his dog or not, the owner of the purchase, 75-year-old, Narsingh Bodar had clearly been availing the benefits by naming his pet as his son in the ration card.
The gaffe had come to light when an Aadhaar card verification was carried out at the Bodiya fair price shop. Dhar food officer, Anand Gole told media that Badar had mentioned names of his wife and son in his ration card, which was made around a year ago.
“Bodar’s son Raju turned out to be his dog,” Gole told. The curtain on the incident was lifted when Bodar walked into the shop to get his weekly dose of foodgrains. As per recent orders of the government, Salesman Kailash Maru asked for Aadhaar card copies of all family members. When he inquired about Raju, the purchaser informed, “Oh….he is my dog”.
Maru found the situation dicey and then cross-checked the details. The initial probe disclosed that the ration card had been prepared at the panchayat office. Dhar district food officer said that appropriate action will soon be taken.
All the beneficiaries in the district were being cross-checked on the basis of their Aadhaar Card details.