On Monday, the interim order by the Delhi High Court that cleared the way for the Delhi government’s scheme of the doorstep delivery of ration was declined to be interfered with by the Supreme Court.
The High Court was asked by the bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao to hear the pending matter before it on Monday.
The top court was assured by the Delhi government that the doorstep delivery of ration scheme would not be implemented until the matter was heard.
Nowadays, everything is being delivered to people’s homes, such as groceries, liquor, along with medicines, and there is nothing wrong with providing the ration being delivered at the doorstep of poor people under the Public Distribution System, said the High Court to the Supreme Court.
Since the matter is already pending before the High Court, the bench said it was not inclined to entertain the appeal of the Centre.
An appeal has been filed by the Central government against the High Court’s decision of clearing the way for the Delhi government’s doorstep delivery of ration scheme.
The Delhi High Court’s order that allowed the implementation of ” Mukhyamantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna” was challenged by the Centre government, saying that the High Court order has been permitted to the Arvind Kejriwal’s government without discussing the harmful impact of the scheme and without hearing the Centre.
The scheme of distribution ration to the needy runs counter to the provisions of the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been alleged by the central government who have approached the Supreme Court stating that the AAP government is trying to run a parallel food distribution scheme.
The implementation of the “one nation one ration card” scheme that was introduced by the Central government under which the migrant workers could benefit by receiving food grains from ration shops at their workplace through biometric authentication anywhere in India would be adversely affected by the AAP government’s “Mukhyamantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna”.
The Delhi government has been ordered by the High Court that while implementing the doorstep delivery of ration scheme, they will not reduce the quantity of food grains or stop the supply to its existing PDS distributors.