In many states of the country, processes like amendment of ration card, addition of name, reduction of name are going on at present. In many states, the government has launched police inquiries into ration card fraud cases. If a person enters a wrong name in the ration card or takes ration in the name of the deceased, legal action will be taken against him.
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During the Corona epidemic (Covid-19), the government started giving free rations to poor families. The system introduced by the government still applies to poor families. But the government has noticed that many ration card holders are not eligible and are taking advantage of free rations. At the same time, many cardholders eligible for the plan are not getting the benefit.
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Fraudulent ration card holders have been prosecuted by the recovery department. This means that if you create a ration card by giving your wrong documents or take rations in the wrong name, you will be fined and arrested.
There are a few rules you need to follow to get a ration card. But some people submit false documents to make ration cards below the poverty line or under the Antyodaya scheme. According to the government, it is a legal offense under the Food Security Act to create a ration card on a false document. If you are caught with a fake ration card you will be sentenced to five years in prison and fine. If you bribe the card maker or the food department official is caught taking bribe, punishment and penalty are also provided in such cases.