'NHRC can take up Direct Cash Transfer with government'

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 04, 2013 17:00 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will not hesitate to take up the Direct Cash Transfer Scheme with the government if violations of human rights through it are brought to its notice, NHRC chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan said here Friday.

"If it is brought to the notice of the commission that the Direct Cash Transfer Scheme is violating rights, the NHRC will not hesitate to take up the matter with the government," he said at the National Conference on Right to Food.

However, he added that the commission would not jump to any conclusion on government schemes.

"Despite Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Mid-Day Meal Scheme, Targeted Public Distribution System and other such measures, a lot of ground needs to be covered to ensure Right to Food for all," he said.

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