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Delhi HC seeks Delhi Govt’s Response in Plea seeking Continuance of Corona Assistance Scheme for Supply of Dry Ration to the needy

Lawstreet Journal 18 Jul 2020 6:44pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi HC seeks Delhi Govt’s Response in Plea seeking Continuance of Corona Assistance Scheme for Supply of Dry Ration to the needy

In a plea seeking recommencement of the Chief Minister Corona Assistance Scheme in order to ensure supply of dry ration to the needy and less privileged persons in Delhi who cannot afford and who are in need of it, the Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Delhi Government. 

The division bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has directed the Delhi government to provide an affidavit in an application submitted in the current ongoing writ petition moved by ‘Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan’.

In addition to the resumption of the Corona assistance scheme, the petitioner is also seeking the continuity of the kiosks and the help desk set up to deal with the grievances of people who are not yet enrolled under the public distribution scheme. 

“Despite the lifting of the lockdown, many people are finding it extremely difficult to find employment”, the petitioner stated. 

The application further seeks to set up hunger relief centers for distributing food to those who do not possess a ration card. Appearing for the Delhi Government, Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain asserted that despite the closing of the aforesaid in May, the surplus ration is still being allocated to the needy. 

When confronted with a query from the court as to how poor people apply for the scheme after it has been exhausted, Mr. Jain claimed that the Commissioners in the area are looking into the issue. Mr. Jain submitted, “We had to organize special trains for the movement of more than 3 lakh migrant laborers… Continue Reading...

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