No plan to conduct BPL census, says Govt

No plan to conduct BPL census, says Govt
‘Er Rashid’s name removed from BPL list’ 
KG News Desk
Srinagar, June 10: With few cases of anomaly in Below Poverty Line (BPL) list emerging from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, the State Government today said there is no plan to conduct the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC).
Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq informed the Legislative Council that the Government has no plan to conduct BPL census in the State.
He said the SECC has already been conducted in 2011-12, wherein the Government has got socio-economic status of the people. Yesterday, several employees, including a tehsildar, were suspended after name of MLA Chhamb was listed in BPL beneficiaries in Jammu region, raising serious questions on the accuracy of the list.
The MLA from Chhamb had earlier complained with the Government that his name has been wrongly incorporated in the BPL list.
‘Er Rashid’s name removed from BPL list’ 
The ration card that identifies Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rasheed as a BPL beneficiary has been “canceled” but no action has been taken against anyone in connection with the matter, the Jammu and Kashmir government informed the Legislative Assembly today.
“There is no ration card in the name of Engineer Abdul Rasheed as was informed by him yesterday. However, his father is a BPL ration card holder which states that Rasheed is a family member.
“Subsequently, the name of the ration card holder has been excluded from the BPL list,” State Revenue Minister Basharat Bukhari told the assembly.
“He (Rasheed) is not the head of the family. So there is no ration card in his name,” Bukhari said.
Rasheed, the Langate MLA, had yesterday informed the House that his name figured in the list of BPL beneficiaries. To this, Bukhari had said action will be taken against the Tehsildar of Langate area if his claim was found to be true.
National Conference MLA Mohammad Akbar Lone today said either the Revenue Minister or Rasheed was lying. “A breach of privilege motion should be moved against the one who is found lying,” he said.
The minister, however, said the Tehsildar, the Block Development Officer and the Tehsil Supply Officer of Khour Block have been suspended for including the name of local MLA Krishan Bhagat in the BPL list and an inquiry has been initiated by the Deputy Commissioner concerned.
Bukhari said the inquiry report will be brought to the notice of the House in a week’s time.