SC ordered West Bengal government to implement Center’s One Nation One Ration Card without any excuse

News Desk: The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the West Bengal government over its stand against the Centre’s One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme and directed it to implement the scheme immediately “without any excuses”.

While hearing the case, the apex court asked the Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal govt to implement the ONORC scheme immediately and without any excuse.

“You can not cite one or the other problem. This is for migrant workers,” the court told the state govt.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court reserved its order on the case relating to problems faced by migrants during the lockdown and on the registration process of unorganised workers so that they can avail the welfare benefits given under various government schemes.

The Supreme Court’s order has come hours after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Delhi and West Bengal govts for not implementing the Centre’s ONORC scheme.

During a press conference, he said, “34 States/UTs have adopted the ‘One nation, One ration card’ scheme. Only 3 states -Delhi, West Bengal and Assam have not adopted it.”

“Arvind Kejriwal should answer why the scheme has not been implemented in Delhi?” asked Prasad training guns at the Delhi Chief Minister.

Further attacking the Delhi CM, the Union Minister said, “Arvind Kejriwal is talking about home delivery of ration when he even failed to provide oxygen to the people of Delhi. The Delhi government is under the control of the ration mafia.”