The party will seek the opinion of public on the CTS and public distribution system

The Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI(M) has launched a praja ballot on cash transfer scheme (CTS) and linking of gas and ration supply with Aadhaar cards and CTS, in the city. During the three-day praja ballot that began on Sunday, the party will seek the opinion of public on the CTS and public distribution system.

On the occasion, CPI(M) city secretary Ch. Babu Rao on Sunday said that the government decision to link the gas and ration with Aadhaar cards and bank accounts has led to chaos. The price of cylinder increased by Rs. 50 following linking the supply with bank accounts. There was no clarity on issues--subsidy, how long it will be extended etc involved in the scheme. Likewise, there was no clarity on subsidy given essential commodities supplied at fair price shops.

The government has wicked plans to phase out the fair price shops in the State. If the cash transfer scheme were to be linked with the public distribution system.

The people would not benefit with the cash transfer scheme as the fluctuations in the prices of essential commodities would not reflect in the CTS, he said.

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