Why LG rejected door step delivery of ration in Delhi?

Posted on 2018-07-03 13:49:11 by Shreya Gupta


Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal asked the Delhi Govternment to refer and review the proposal to centre with full details. 

The proposal advocates Delhi Government's plan of doorstep delivery ration scheme and payment through the use of electronic point of sale (ePOS). for the implementation of the proposal, a section is required by L-G. L-G didn't reject the proposal but instead advised that it should be referred to the center including all the details, implementation issues before a final decision is taken under Targeted Public Distribution Scheme (TPDS). Therefore, it is incorrect to say that the L-G has rejected the proposal for home delivery of ration. 

Hitting back at LG, AAP government said it was of the clear view that no reference to the Central government was required in the matter. Chief minister had earlier said that such an important measure which could provide employment to many was rejected over 'petty politics'. The government also claims that L-G  chose not to accept the Cabinet decisions on the basis of “motivated objections” made by some bureaucrats. Deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia that they want to block the doorstep delivery of ration which will eventually put an end on ration mafia. which will further secure the rations being stolen from the shops and the inconvenience faced by the consumers when it's closed.

The decision on doorstep delivery of ration was announced in February amidst reports of difficulties being faced by people in getting ration after getting their biometrics authenticated. Kejriwal in a tweet said that “L-G also rejects Cabinet’s decision to suspend the operation of POS machines, which made Adhaar mandatory to receive ration." check out the tweet by Arvind Kejriwal here

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