The Telangana State government decision to issue “Telangana citizen cards”, a multi-purpose card, on the lines of passports has all ingredients to rake up new controversy.
Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao however says it will be a mini aadhar card for sake of citizens of 10 districts of Telangana to ensure that the welfare schemes offered by the government reach the real beneficiaries. The cards will be issued by taking up “door-to-door verification” along the lines of issuing the passport.
Meanwhile, passport-type verification process will also be taken up for issuing new ration cards by Diwali and Dussehra season in Telangana soon. This is to check bogus ration cards that have surpassed total households in the state, The new ration cards with “TS logo” from next month to weed out existing bogus cards.