Delhi CM okays doorstep ration delivery, orders implementation
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday approved the much debated doorstep ration delivery system and directed the Food Department to implement it immediately.
“Approved Doorstep Delivery of Rations. Overruled all objections to the proposal…Directed… to keep me informed of daily progress,” Kejriwal tweeted.
The Delhi chief minister has also instructed the department to keep him informed about the daily progress of the scheme.
The contentious scheme has been at the centre of a bitter war between the Aam Aadmi Party government and Lt Governor Anil Baijal for months with the latter returning the proposal on ground that it requires the Centre’s sanction.
In March, the Delhi Cabinet decided to introduce the doorstep delivery of monthly ration to ensure timely service.
However, the proposal was turned down by Baijal who asked the government to refer the matter to the Centre as it falls under the National Food Security Act.
An agitated Kejriwal sought an audience with Baijal, but his request was not entertained.