“Why Should I Show My Proof” – Woman Argued With Bus Conductor!!
Written by keerthiga Published on Jul 27, 2023 | 03:07 AM IST | 88
Bengaluru: In a recent incident that has now gone viral on social media, a woman traveling on a BMTC bus on the Banashankari route engaged in a heated argument with the bus conductor when asked to provide her ID proof to avail the benefits of the Shakti scheme. The Shakti scheme, introduced by the Karnataka government, aims to empower women by allowing only women residents of Karnataka to travel free on ordinary state-run government buses. To take advantage of this scheme, women are required to present valid government-approved ID proofs with Karnataka residential addresses. The incident sheds light on the significance of adhering to eligibility criteria and the need for proper awareness and understanding of government schemes.
In the video, the woman can be seen showing her Aadhaar card image from her phone, but it did not have a Karnataka residential address. The conductor, rightfully abiding by the scheme’s guidelines, asked for a valid ID proof with a Karnataka address. The woman claimed to be a central government employee working in Karnataka, arguing that her central government ID card should be sufficient for availing the benefits.
However, the crucial point of contention was that the scheme specifically requires ID proofs with Karnataka residential addresses. The other passengers on the bus also explained to the woman that she needed to provide an ID proof that complied with the scheme’s requirements. Nevertheless, the woman continued to argue with the conductor and fellow passengers.
It is essential to understand that government schemes like the Shakti scheme have specific eligibility criteria put in place to ensure that the intended beneficiaries receive the benefits. Such criteria are designed to streamline the process, prevent misuse, and make the scheme accessible to those who genuinely need it. Requiring a Karnataka residential address ensures that the benefits are availed by women who are residents of the state, aligning with the scheme’s core objectives.
Moreover, government schemes often rely on accurate data to measure their impact and success. By mandating specific ID proofs with residential addresses, the authorities can keep track of the scheme’s reach and effectiveness, enabling them to make informed decisions and improvements.
This incident also highlights the importance of awareness and communication. While government schemes are introduced with the best of intentions, their success depends on how well the information reaches the intended beneficiaries and the general public. It is crucial for the government to launch awareness campaigns and disseminate information through various channels to ensure that people understand the eligibility criteria and the documentation required to avail the benefits.
In the case of the woman in the video, her argument with the bus conductor and fellow passengers could have been avoided if she had been aware of the scheme’s requirements beforehand. Proper communication and understanding would have prevented the uncomfortable situation and unnecessary confrontation.
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The incident of a woman arguing with a BMTC bus conductor over the Shakti scheme eligibility serves as a valuable lesson on the significance of adhering to government scheme guidelines. The Shakti scheme, aimed at empowering women in Karnataka, requires valid ID proofs with residential addresses to ensure that the benefits reach the right beneficiaries. Proper awareness, communication, and understanding are essential to make government schemes successful and impactful. By respecting the guidelines and cooperating with officials, we can collectively contribute to the effective implementation of such initiatives, fostering positive change in society.