After an order from the Supreme Court, Delhi govt started providing NON PDS rations on June 5 from 282 schools with a cap of 20 lakh people.
During a virtual meeting chaired by the minister, directions were given to field officers to ensure that all the FPS under their jurisdiction opened regularly.
The Petitioner Union, through advocates Yash Aggarwal and Chitrakshi, also seeks direction to respondents to provide all the benefits that frontline defence workers are entitled to.
With this, the ration dealers are being pressured by the civil supplies department officials to supply the essential commodities at the beneficiaries’ doorstep through the MDUs.
The scale of distress among workers was immense, the DRAA pointed out with the campaign and other groups having received SOS requests of foodgrains from more than 10,000 people.
PDS shops in Chhattisgarh forced to close down, foodgrain supply to 6.7 million beneficiaries disrupted
Officials say that the PDS shops will not be allowed to open till the Covid situation improves in the state.
Kejriwal had said the initiative for doorstep delivery of rations would be a revolutionary step in changing the public distribution system.
Chautala said the state government has decided that women will have 33 percent participation in all the ration depots allotted in future.