JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Srinagar, March 22: Another embarrassing instance of erroneous data has come to fore in the database compiled by the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CAPD) in Jammu and Kashmir. This has come at a time when the State Government without waiting for the permission from State Assembly has already implemented National Food Security Act (NFSA).
One of the application forms received by the CAPD department that has gone viral shows how a ration card holder has sarcastically mentioned the names of his sons as ‘Kurkure’, ‘Lays’, and ‘Punjabi Tadka’.
The netizens all over Kashmir not only are making fun of the CAPD department but have also been stating how people in this region have been caring a fig for this new Act.
“This is not the first instance that a ration card holder has made a fun of this department. Earlier a ration card holder filled up CAPD form in Bollywood style. Fail to understand why the government is hell bent to implement this anti-people law in Jammu and Kashmir,” said a local.
The ration card holder told media persons, that the names of his sons were Kurkure, Lays and Punjabi Tadka. His form was accepted by CAPD Department and stamped officially. This is the state of affairs he said.
He did this to express his resentment against the so-called National Food Security Act but was shocked to see the department has accepted his form in total.
The CAPD Department’s database has also used picture of a Sikh against the name of a Muslim. In another case, CAPD database has managed to get a man married to another man, who happens to be his son.
The most common complaint across the Valley is that wrong names have been included in the database while the genuine ones have been excluded, causing uneasiness among the people.