The CPI(M) has demanded that the government put off the cash transfer scheme (CTS) in view of practical problems involved in it.
Party city secretary Ch. Babu Rao on Saturday said the State government wanted to implement the scheme come what may. The government wanted to divert the attention of people, who were up in arms against its “anti people” policies.
The common man was puzzled as to how the scheme could be implemented when the Aadhar cards were not issued to more than half of the people in the city. Banks were not willing to open accounts, he said.
Cash was not being transferred into the customers’ accounts though the government promised so. The LPG cylinder was Rs. 410 last month, and the gas agencies were now collecting Rs.1,016 from this month.
The subsidy amount was not transferred to the customers into their bank accounts. The subsidy was coming down significantly as the government was collecting Rs.25 towards VAT and cut in subsidy of Rs.25, he said, adding,
“The CPI(M) will stage a dharna in front of Sub Collectors’ office on September 30. The party will highlight the government apathy at the dharna.”