The Supreme Court on Friday noted that all states must implement the "One Nation One Ration Card" scheme, which allows migrant workers to obtain registered ration cards. This observation came after the Maharashtra and Punjab Councilors informed the Court that they had implemented the Plan. When the West Bengal Council appeared and claimed that a seeding problem for Aadhaar had prevented them from implementing the plan, the bench of judges Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah stated that no apologies could be given and that all states had to implement the same.
The direction was given in the case of His Moto - "In Re Problems and Miseries of Migrant Workers". In today's hearing, senior attorney Dushyant Dave raised the issue of the non-availability of benefits for those migrant workers who were not registered. "The 2.8 crore figure that was counted years ago was considered sacrosanct. Despite the indications of 2018, there was a portal. We do not have scientific data to proceed. These are vulnerable groups of society, in serious difficulties. the economic situation is much more disastrous than last year ".
In response to questions posed by the court about the applicability of the schemes to unregistered migrant workers, Attorney General Tushar Mehta argued that Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna had been extended in November and that a number of migrants had also been identified. ASG Aishwarya Bhati also supplemented the Centre's observations by stating that 8 lakh tons of food grains had been given and that the distribution arrangements had been left to the United States.
In response to Dave's opposition, which said the Center was seeking to shift the burden onto the states, the court noted that the Union had already committed to purchasing the goods for distribution. However, the Court had only one concern which was limited to the fact that those migrant workers who did not have any form of identification would be eligible for the benefits of the schemes. The Court also questioned the Union about the position of the national database which was sanctioned in October 2020