Dis­trict ad­min dis­trib­utes fam­ily ID cards to 20 house­holds in city

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Gurugram - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

GU­RU­GRAM: The dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion on Tues­day dis­trib­uted Pari­var Pehchan Patra or fam­ily ID cards to 20 fam­i­lies in the city.

The fam­ily ID card is a unique 14-digit iden­tity doc­u­ment that would pro­vide domiciled res­i­dents of Haryana with easy ac­cess to all the so­cial wel­fare schemes of the Cen­tral and the Haryana gov­ern­ments. The scheme would also help in cre­at­ing a data­base of res­i­dents hav­ing a domi­cile sta­tus of the state and rec­ti­fy­ing the mis­match that oc­curs in the list of ben­e­fi­cia­ries avail­able with dif­fer­ent gov­ern­ment de­part­ments.

The fam­ily ID card scheme was an­nounced on Jan­uary 2, 2019, by chief min­is­ter Manohar Lal Khat­tar. The scheme is meant to cover 54 lakh house­holds across a pop­u­la­tion of 2.5 crore in the state. To cre­ate the data­base, the state gov­ern­ment has utilised the ex­ist­ing data of the Public Distri­bu­tion Sys­tem (PDS) in the state, records gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees, and the data avail­able with the ur­ban lo­cal bod­ies (ULBs). The ex­ist­ing data is in the ver­i­fi­ca­tion stage as fam­i­lies are re­quired to pro­vide de­tails, such as Aad­haar card num­bers of all mem­bers, along with their con­tact num­bers.

The dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials said the ver­i­fi­ca­tion process was de­layed due to the Covid-19 pan­demic. As per of­fi­cials, from Au­gust 27 till 29, camps will be held in ru­ral and ur­ban parts of the city for res­i­dents to sub­mit their de­tails.

On Tues­day, Khat­tar, dis­trib­uted to­ken fam­ily ID cards in Panchkula to fam­i­lies al­ready ver­i­fied un­der the scheme. Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials from all the dis­tricts were also con­nected to the CM’s pro­gramme through video­con­fer­enc­ing. As a part of the pro­gramme, the distri­bu­tion of IDs took place in all the dis­tricts in­clud­ing Gu­ru­gram. Amit Kha­tri, deputy com­mis­sioner; San­jay Singh MLA Sohna, and Satya Prakash Jar­a­vata MLA Pataudi dis­trib­uted the cards to 20 fam­i­lies in the dis­trict.

In a press state­ment is­sued by the ad­min­is­tra­tion, Prashant Pan­war, ad­di­tional deputy com­mis­sioner, said that nearly two lakh peo­ple in the dis­trict have been sur­veyed un­der the scheme. “The ver­i­fi­ca­tion will con­tinue based on which ID cards would be dis­trib­uted by the lo­cal-level com­mu­ni­ties,” said Pan­war.

Khat­tar said that in the next one month the en­tire process of data col­lec­tion and ver­i­fi­ca­tion will be com­pleted and by Septem­ber, the ID cards will be dis­trib­uted.

THE PARI­VAR PEHCHAN PATRA OR THE FAM­ILY ID CARD WOULD EN­ABLE DOMICILED FAM­I­LIES IN THE STATE TO EAS­ILY AC­CESS VAR­I­OUS WEL­FARE SCHEME OF THE GOV­ERN­MENT

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