NEW DELHI: The Food and Supplies Department, which is in the middle of the row between Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has said that its reminders to Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain over doorstep delivery of ration elicited no response.
“Although doorstep delivery of ration is not mandated under the National Food Security Act, we thought a discussion would solve misunderstandings. No file regarding doorstep delivery of ration has reached me. We even sent out reminders for a meeting to the minister’s office but there was no response,” Mohanjeet
Singh, Commissioner, Food and Supplies Department, told Express.
Kejriwal and three ministers have been on a dharna at Baijal’s office for a week. They want doorstep delivery of rations approved by the L-G.
In March, the Delhi Cabinet passed a Bill to ensure doorstep delivery of monthly ration to beneficiaries on a timely basis. But Baijal rejected it and asked the Kejriwal regime to have it approved by the central government. Kejriwal sought an audience with Baijal to explain the Bill but his request was turned down.