Ration Doorstep Delivery Scheme Under Public Distribution System in Delhi -Now Poor in Delhi get ration at their Doorstep

Published Date - 07 March 2018 06:34:31 Updated Date - 07 March 2018 06:37:00

The Delhi government has approved the doorstep delivery of ration scheme under the public distribution system, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

In a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday, a note on the issue was presented and consequently approved. It will now be sent to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for approval, following which the scheme will be rolled out within a month, Sisodia said.

“The Delhi Cabinet has approved doorstep delivery of ration. Through this, beneficiaries of the scheme will get ration delivered to their homes,” he said.

Earlier this month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  and Sisodia had alleged that a “ration mafia” was trying to stop the scheme. While the CM had alleged that certain officers were in a nexus with the “ration mafia”, Sisodia attacked the L-G, asking why he was “protecting” black marketeers.

The scheme will focus on wheat, rice and sugar “for eligible beneficiaries of targeted public distribution system under the National Food Security Act 2013”, the government said in a statement, adding that it was “aimed at reforming the targeted PDS in public interest”.

The statement added, “The attention of the Cabinet was also drawn to the extant laws/rules and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, asking state governments to ensure home delivery of ration to beneficiaries experiencing difficulty in getting their entitled quantum of subsidised foodgrain due to old age, physical disability, etc.”

Outlining the reasons for the scheme, Sisodia said that “Aadhaar-based identification of ration holders” had led to “teething problems” and “unforeseen trouble”. ”These problems will be solved… the problem of finding ration shops closed will stop. People will have the option of telling what time they want the ration delivered,” he said.

He added that the ration will be delivered in sealed packets, thus weeding out the problem of theft and adulteration. “We will also have a system to address grievances in case of complaints,” the deputy CM said.

Stating that “efforts” were made to stop the “pro-people” scheme, Sisodia said, “Now that it has been passed by the Cabinet, I would appeal to the L-G to pass the scheme since it is related to poor people’s food. This will stop ration theft and I would hope that this isn’t stopped after comments from officers… After it is passed, we will ask for tenders within a month.” However, a section of officers at the Food and Civil Supplies department spoke of “potential problems” with the scheme, claiming that it did not appear to be “well thought out”.

The state govt. has sent this scheme for approval to Lt. Governor Anil Baijal. After approval, delhi govt. will roll-out this doorstep delivery of ration scheme within one month. This scheme aims to reform the targeted PDS in public interest Doorstep Delivery of Ration Scheme will provide home delivery of essential products to senior citizens or disabled in Delhi. Moreover, this scheme will also resolve the problem of theft and adulteration.



Ration Doorstep Delivery Scheme – Details

The important features of Ration Doorstep Delivery Scheme are as follows:-

  • Aadhaar Based Identification process of Ration Card holders will get stopped as the ration comes at their doorstep.
  • Now People will get freedom from the problem of finding ration shops closed. Accordingly this scheme will enable citizens to get ration delivered at the time of their choice.
  • Subsequently, doorstep delivery of ration scheme in delhi will address the problems of theft and adulteration as people will get sealed packets. Moreover, govt. will open a new system for grievances redressal in case of complaints.
  • Henceforth, Delhi govt. has dedicated this doorstep delivery of ration scheme to poor people and relates it to their food.
  • Furthermore, the state govt. is also going to invite tenders within one month to participate in this scheme.

Cabinet Committee focus on adopting rules and guidelines issued by Minister of Consumer Affairs of Central government. Accordingly, Ration Doorstep Delivery Scheme will ensure home delivery of ration to beneficiaries. These beneficiaries are the people who experiences difficulty in getting their entitled quantum of subsidized food grains due to old age, physical disability etc.


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