In what can termed as complacency and reprehensible laxity on the part of Dehmi Kalan village administration, Bhagwansahay Kumawat’s family was taken aback after they read extremely inaccurate and misleading information on their new ration cards.
According to the details printed on the ration card, Bhagwansahay’s wife Santosh Devi is just an year elder to her daughter and 2 and 3 years elder to her two sons.
While Bhagwansahay’s age was printed as 33 years, Santosh Devi’s age was shown as 16 years and the daughter’s age in the card read 15 years. The age of Bhagwansahay’s two sons read 14 and 13 years. Moreover, the names of family members were missing and BPL was mis-spelt as APL.
If this was not enough, Hiralal Kumawat, Bhagwansahay’s younger brother, who is married to Santosh Devi’s sister, also witnessed similar errors. While his age read 33 years, his wife’s age read 30 years which was almost 14 years more than that of her sister Santosh Devi.
The village head Om Parkash accepted that the information in the ration cards were extremely misleading and that forms were being filled to issue new ration cards with correct information, he told.