New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI) Trinamool Congress will be raising
in Parliament the directive of the central government to link
Aaadhaar card to midday programme in schools.Trinamool leader in the Rajya Sabha Derek O'Brien today
said he will be giving a notice for a discussion on the
subject on the first day of the second phase of the Budget
session which starts on March 9.Notice will be given under Rule 267 which provides for
suspension of all business to debate a subject, he said. The HRD Ministry has said that cook-cum-helpers working
under the Midday meal scheme as well as the student
beneficiaries will be required to have an Aadhaar card to
avail the facility.Those not yet enrolled in the Aadhaar scheme have been
given time till June 30.West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata
Banerjee yesterday slammed the move, terming it as shocking."Now even infants (0-5 years) will need Aadhaar cards?
Aadhaar card for mid-day meals and ICDS (Integrated Child
Development Scheme)? Shocking! 100 Days' Work also not
spared," she tweeted.