The Center has denied permission to the Delhi government to deliver ration to people’s doorstep, saying it does not meet the norms laid down by the National Food Security Act (NFSA), under which food grains are made available to states for distribution by the Centre. Is.
you accused on saturday BJP For using the machinery of the Central government to stop the doorstep delivery of the ration scheme, while the Union Food Ministry denied the allegation, saying the Center only asked the Delhi government to comply with the “provisions of NFSA passed by Parliament”. was asked to The promise of door-to-door delivery of ration is the first promise made to residents for many years. However, the Center has been opposing this plan from the very beginning.
AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said in a statement on Saturday, “The BJP has used the Center as its machinery and blocked the doorstep delivery of the Kejriwal government’s ration scheme. The BJP-led Center has done so despite the High Court’s nod…, where the court noted that there was no practical reason to block the scheme… The scheme would prevent theft of ration and treat the poor as its own. Will stop the arbitrary and stubborn attitude of the ration dealers. Puppet.”
Members of the Delhi Government Ration Dealers Association had moved the court saying that the Delhi government’s decision to send ration from Fair Price Shops (FPS) to people’s homes was illegal. In September, the High Court ruled that the supply of FPS could be diverted for home delivery. The government had told the court that those who opt for doorstep delivery can move out at any time if they wish. Following the HC order, Kejriwal had sent the doorstep delivery file back to the LG for approval. The Center wrote back to the government on 8 October.
Meanwhile, officials of the Food Ministry at the Centre, said their stand had not changed. “This is a repetition of our earlier stand on this issue. The Center is only talking about the following provisions of the NFSA passed by the Parliament. All ration distribution activities in the states have to be done as per the prescribed methods,” said an official.