BADC Demands Relief Package against renewed COVID Restrictions

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/16/2022 12:08:46 PM

Suspend Biometric fingers' Impression for Government Ration Supply: Dr Shazad

JAMMU, Jan 15: Appreciating the sensitivity and response of the Government of India and Jammu and Kashmir Union territory administration in containing surge in Covid Cases/3rd wave, Jammu and Kashmir Border Area Development Conference(JK-BADC), a registered organization working for the welfare of inhabitants of border areas stated that the renewed COVID restrictions, including stopping non essential movement during weekends, this order issued by the J&K government is need of the hour and every sane person would support it.
Chairman of the BADC and former Vice Chancellor , Dr Shazad Malik, also appealed the people to cooperate with the government and follow Covid appropriate behavior and avoid visiting crowded places, however he also cautioned the local administration at districts level not to harass people on the name of imposing these COVID restrictions and avoid inflicting hefty fines and penalties.
The BADC Chairman urged the government to exhibit compassion and ensure that everyone affected with these renewed Covid restrictions including daily wagers, street vendors, migrant labours, Rehri-Feriwalas and small shop owners do not loose their livelihood.
He said It would be appropriate if the government without any delay announce special relief package in response to Covid 3rd wave and include the families of government daily wagers, private teachers, drivers and cleaners also in the scheme.
Dr Shazad also requested the government to do away the mandatory condition of biometric finger impression for supply of government ration to consumers as it also involves risk of spreading viral infection and otherwise also poor people suffer as many a times these biometric scanners do not work properly.



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