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Delhi High Court To Hear Plea Seeking Quashing Of Delhi LG's Order Staying Doorstep Ration Scheme On June 18

Nupur Thapliyal
11 Jun 2021 5:15 AM GMT
Delhi High Court To Hear Plea Seeking Quashing Of Delhi LGs Order Staying Doorstep Ration Scheme On June 18

The Delhi High Court is set to hear on June 18 the plea seeking quashing of the order passed by Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal staying Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's "Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana Scheme".

Subsequently, the plea prays for directions on the Respondent Authorities to provide food, shelter, medical treatment to affected and destitute people living on footpaths in order to rehabilitate them.

"Delhi has 72 lakh ration card holders who are getting rations and presently People forced to stand in long queues outside ration shops may contract the infection and could pass it on to their children. Keeping this in mind, the Delhi government had fast-tracked implementation of this scheme." The plea states.

Stating that the Delhi government was all set to launch the 'Doorstep Delivery of Ration' scheme across Delhi, the plea avers that the Delhi LG "rejected the file for implementation of the scheme".

"The LG has rejected the file for implementation of the scheme citing two reasons- Centre is yet to approve the scheme, and an ongoing court case. The scheme was stopped by the Centre on the basis that its approval was not sought before implementation." The plea avers.

Furthermore, the plea states that the Delhi Government has consistently been giving rations to the people of Delhi having ration cards but not for those are residing on the footpath without any ration card or identify proof.

In view of this, the plea states that such people are not in position to get the ration nor they have any source of fuel or utensils for cooking the food.

According to the plea, it has been stated that the scheme of ghar ghar ration yojana which has been stayed by the L.G Delhi "without any reasonable basis is contrary to the spirit of the constitution under Article 46."

"The decision of staying the above mentioned scheme of which the L.G is not empowered as per the honourable apex court judgement in GNCTD &ors v. Union of India &ors where it was held that L.G is bound to act on aid and advice of the council of minister as per art 239AA(4)."

The plea states the following prayers:

- Issue writ of mandamus nature to the concern respondents to provide food ,shelter, medical treatment to such affected destitute homeless people who are extremely helpless resides on footpaths and to rehabilate them.

- Issue writ of certiorari mandamus nature directing respondent no 2 and 9 to quash the order of L.G delhi for staying of ghar ghar ration yojana scheme of Delhi Government.

- Issue writ to delhi government to allow the edistrict portal for filing application of ration card and dispose application within a month.

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