Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the state government’s order making Bhamashah card mandatory for several services will add to people’s woes. “Rajasthan government is more concerned about imposing the Bhamashah card on people than providing benefits to Bpl Families under social welfare schemes,” Gehlot said on microblogging sites Twitter and Facebook, quoting the TOI report “Bhamashah is Rajasthan’s Aadhaar! Confusion Rules” published on Saturday.
The Bhamashah Yojana and Bhamashah card was launched by chief minister Vasundhara Raje in August 2014 to empower women from below poverty line (BPL) families through direct transfer of cash benefits of public welfare schemes in their bank accounts. Bhamashah is a family card issued in the name of a woman, considering her as the head of family.
On Raje-government now linking Bhamashah card with birth, death and marriage registrations in the state, social activist Nikhil Dey said claiming these certificates was right of the citizens and not some benefit doled out by the government. “Making Bhamashah card mandatory is intrusion on citizens’ rights,” Dey told TOI.
Source : timesofindia