Rs. 13.5 cr. fine collected from 4.6 lakh ineligible BPL card holders

Rs. 13.5 cr. fine collected from 4.6 lakh ineligible BPL card holders

June 1, 2023

Bengaluru: Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department has collected a whopping Rs. 13.5 crore fine from  4.6 lakh ineligible BPL card holders. Ironically, 21,232 such card holders are Government employees from whom alone Rs. 11.2 crore fine was collected.

The drive to weed out ineligible card holders began in Feb. 2022 and the data of such beneficiaries are being collected from various Departments including Transport Department on the basis of their Aadhaar number, as per the report of Additional Director (Vigilance and Public Distribution) Jnanendra Kumar.

It is learnt that, 12,583 BPL beneficiaries had top end cars, while 2.9 lakh farmers owning more than three hectares of land also were enjoying the benefit and 2,679 among them have been traced by Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Those 50,000 BPL card holders whose annual income was more than 1.2 lakh were identified through the data available with Income Tax                      (IT) Department.

To a question, whether it is enough just to let go the Government employees by imposing penalty, the Officer has said: “In the case of first time, the erring Officers have been pardoned, after imposing a hefty fine amount. Among 21,232 such BPL card holders, 17,521 have converted to Above Poverty                        Line (APL) card.”

While fixing the penalty amount, even the financial status of card holders have been taken into consideration. While hefty fine will be imposed on Government employees and staff, as mentioned in the report.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Rs. 13.5 cr. fine collected from 4.6 lakh ineligible BPL card holders”

  1. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    Wait until the Congress government’s promises kick in; the 10 kg rice, the 3000 Rupees graduate money, themoeny for the woman head of the family example, are not difficult for the scammers to exploit, and there will be crores of Rupees lost in these scams. This is India, of Narendra Modi!

  2. John says:

    @Captain JackAss
    If Congress promises freebies and they do the mega scams, it is Narendra Modi’s India? It is Siddaramaiah and DHShi Dunbar

  3. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    Hello Bum John!
    I pointed out that scoundrels like you ware impersonating and getting away with scams. I also pointed out creep like you will steal the cash and material support this Congress government gives to poor families!
    About your post:
    First, you should go back to school to learn proper English. Interesting that you have invented a new word: “Dunbar”
    Could you explain to the readers of the SOM, what the hell this word means?
    Your worship of the wife deseter, Narendra Modi, who put his wife into a life time of misery, and who encouraged the Karnataka BJP government to flourish with their 40% commission government, shows you as an immoral thug.
    If your brain has enough cells, I doubt it has, you will find that even in the rich Western countries from the US, to the UK and Europe -all governments gave monitary support to its citizens to overcome the devastation caused to familities and to handle the cost of living increase resulting from the Covid-19 Pandemic and the lockdowns.
    The US simply gave out every citizen a few thusands of USDs, supported those who lost jobs during the Covid-19 lock downs.
    The UK and Western European countries, gave similar handouts to their citizens which also included the sums to meet their power bills.
    What your Narenddra Modi did was to hide in a cave in New Delhi, grew beard like Bin Laden, and let humdreds of thousands of people die , because he ddisappeared for months without ensuring enough supply of Oxygen!
    Your Lingayat BJP cretins Yedi and Bommai too, watched people die in Karnataka due to lack of Oxygen supplies..
    The C?ongress government may not be ideal, but they are doing what the civilised Western countries are doing to support their citizens.
    Bum like you, with poor education and a demented brain will simply steal those freebies to enhance the quality of your dirty life.


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