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Tripura opposes direct cash transfer scheme

The state government said it is difficult to get new bank accounts within January and also include their Aadhaar (UID) numbers and send it to the Centre as in rural areas banks are inadequate in number

 
Agartala: Tripura has opposed Centre's plan for direct cash transfer to the bank accounts of the customers of fair price shop for giving subsidy on the plea that it would cripple the existing public distribution system (PDS), reports PTI.
 
"I have written a letter to the Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister KV Thomas to withdraw the proposal for direct subsidy cash transfer and also clarify in detail how the new system would help the poor," state Food and Civil Supply minister Manik De said.
 
The new system would be introduced in 51 districts of the country and the four districts of Tripura were also included among them.
 
De said the state government has received a communication from the Centre that all the card holders of ration shops should make their bank accounts available for transferring the cash subsidy.
 
"It is difficult to get new bank accounts within January and also include their Aadhaar (UID) numbers and send it to the Centre. In rural areas the banks are inadequate in number. The new system would leave us into inconveniences", he told reporters.
 

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Professional Couriers asked to pay Rs25,022 compensation

The customer sent the mail containing his daughter’s horoscope and photograph to the family of a prospective marriage alliance in Coimbatore, which never reached its destination

 
Madurai: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has asked Professional Couriers to pay a compensation of Rs25,022 to a customer for failing to deliver a mail to the addressee, reports PTI.
 
P Deivaraj, Forum President, and N Thilagam, member, issued the direction after hearing the grievance of A Nagarathinam, who claimed that his daughter’s wedding had to be called off, and he had to suffer mental agony and hospitalisation due to the negligent service of the courier firm.
 
Nagarathinam said he had sent the mail containing his daughters horoscope and photograph to the family of a prospective marriage alliance in Coimbatore through Professional Couriers on 7 January 2011, paying Rs22, but the post did not reach the grooms family.
 
The courier firm officials gave an "inconsiderate" reply, when he enquired about the status of delivery.
 
The grooms family called off the marriage alliance because the post did not reach them, he said.
 
He then sent a legal notice on 14 January 2011, to the courier firm seeking a compensation of Rs1 lakh for its deficient service. But they did not respond. Hence he moved the Forum. The firm abstained from hearing in the Forum also.
 
The Forum held that the litigant was just in his claim and directed Professional Couriers to pay Rs20,000 compensation for deficient service and Rs5,000 towards court expenses to Nagarathinam, along with courier cost of Rs22.
 

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Ravi

4 years ago

For the fat charges Professional Couriers as also others charge as also lay so many conditions before accepting mail they deserve this and more. 25000 is too little. Most deplorable is our Indian Post who have handed over in a silver plate their lucrative mail delivery to these hordes of couriers. There is no difference between their service. It takes 3 days for Indian Posts and it also takes 3 days for a post to reach the receipient.

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