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  Metros   Delhi  07 Mar 2018  Delivery of ration at doorstep gets Cabinet approval

Delivery of ration at doorstep gets Cabinet approval

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 7, 2018, 2:37 am IST
Updated : Mar 7, 2018, 2:37 am IST

The Cabinet decision will now be sent to lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal for his approval.

Arvind Kejriwal
 Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: The city Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal for home delivery of ration under Targ-eted Public Distribution System to all ration beneficiaries in the national capital.

The Cabinet, chaired by CM Arvind Kejriwal, approved the department of food, supply and consumer affairs proposal for providing doorstep delivery of wheat, rice and sugar to eligible beneficiaries of Targeted Public Distribution System under National Food Security Act 2013. The Cabinet decision will now be sent to lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal for his approval.

 

The project for doorstep delivery of food grains is aimed at reforming the Targeted PDS in public interest. The AAP government is committed to ensure that eligible beneficiaries receive their due ration in a transparent manner with maximum ease. Aadhaar-based identification of ration holders was one such reform, which has faced teething problems resulting in ration beneficiaries facing unforeseen trouble. Given this experience, doorstep delivery of ration is aimed at removing the problems faced by ration beneficiaries.

The attention of the Cabinet was also drawn to the extant laws and guidelines issued by the ministry of consumer affairs, Government of India, asking state governments to ensure home delivery of ration to the beneficiaries experiencing difficulty in getting their entitled quantum of subsidised foodgrain due to old age and  physical disability.

The service provider for home delivery of ration will be selected in a transparent manner through open bidding. The proposal is aimed at providing a higher level of transparency in delivery system through inbuilt online monitoring system which will weed out corruption and diversion of food grains. It will save time and resources of ration beneficiaries of Delhi.

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