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Experts flay cash transfer

Over 200 prominent citizens have opposed the government's UID-linked cash transfer plan, stating that the conversion of welfare schemes without putting a proper delivery system in place would lead to mass social exclusion. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Dec 27, 2012 00:14 IST
HT Correspondent

Over 200 prominent citizens have opposed the government's UID-linked cash transfer plan, stating that the conversion of welfare schemes without putting a proper delivery system in place would lead to mass social exclusion.

Among these personalities were four NAC members Aruna Roy, Deep Joshi, AK Shiva Kumar and Farah Naqvi, besides academicians from JNU, TISS and DU.

Opposing the idea of replacing foodgrains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) with cash transfer, the appeal from the experts read: "The PDS is a vital source of economic security and nutrition for millions of people…"