Stating that pilferage of foodgrains has been carried on through circulation of ghost cards, the OPCC maintained that only a CBI probe can bring out the truth.
In an open letter to the Chief Minister, Venkat Reddy said that the beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act were facing hardships in drawing ration.
In a letter dated June 22 written to the Delhi government, the Union Food Ministry pointed out several challenges and concerns in the proposed home delivery scheme.
In its affidavit filed before the top court, the Union government said the AAP government has implemented one nation-one ration card plan only in circle 63 Seemapuri.
In view of the Covid-induced lockdown, the State government started the distribution of 15 kg free ration to food security cardholders from Saturday.
Centre urges states, UTs to ensure coverage of economically weakest sections of population under NFSA
It stated that the states and UTs should take measures to reach out to vulnerable and weakest sections of the society i.e. street dwellers, rag pickers, hawkers, rickshaw pullers among others.
The State government has been requested to ensure that the shops are exempted from the restricted hours of opening as applicable for regular markets.
The government has decided to provide free food grains to about 80 crore beneficiaries as was done during the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year.
Govt lacks transparent process to port names of migrated individuals
He said that the government's nodal agency for procurement and distribution of foodgrains, should become more efficient, transparent and accountable, as well as use modern technologies.
Putting spot light on 67 per cent of the population being provided wheat and rice at cheaper rates of Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg respectively, former Union Agriculture secretary Siraj Hussain said.