The Centre has blocked Arvind Kejriwal-led authorities’s plans to launch the doorstep supply of rations scheme within the nationwide capital and mentioned that it did not take approval for its pet venture. Curiously, this isn’t the primary time that the Centre has blocked this scheme.
Notably, the scheme which was purported to kick off subsequent week, would have offered ration to 72 lakh households.
Flagging a number of issues, the Centre mentioned that it may lead to ration card holders shopping for grains and different requirements at a better price than what’s mounted below a central regulation.
In keeping with the Union Ministry of Shopper Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution, the scheme may additionally make it tough for recipients of the subsidies to relocate and stall a shift in the direction of biometric verification of beneficiaries.
The Delhi authorities had cleared the proposal to permit house supply of rations to all cardholders of the capital final 12 months in July to implement one of many main guarantees made by ruling Aam Admi Get together within the run-up to the meeting polls held in February.
The scheme was earlier referred to as ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana’ however was red-flagged by the Centre, forcing AAP to drop the title.