There is a dispute between the Center and the Delhi government regarding the door-to-door ration scheme in Delhi. Today, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has once again written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to approve the implementation of the scheme. On the other hand, the central government has been continuously citing lack of transparency in the matter of distribution of cheap ration in Delhi. Once again the Center has reminded the Delhi government on this matter.
In this regard, Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, has written a letter to Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev. In the letter, the Chief Secretary has been asked to take immediate steps to start EPoS machines in all government ration shops in Delhi and to implement the One Nation One Ration Card scheme.
The letter refers to a letter written by Food Minister Piyush Goyal on February 18 in this regard, in which he urged to start EPoS at all government ration shops in Delhi so that there can be transparency and monitoring of ration distribution. can go It has been regretted in the letter that the Delhi government has not taken any step in this regard so far.
It has been specifically mentioned in the letter that due to non-implementation of ONORC, more than 10 lakh migrants living in Delhi are not getting ration for their quota. Under this scheme, a ration card holder can buy cheap ration of his quota from any government ration shop across the country.
So far this scheme has been implemented in 32 states and union territories but has not been implemented in Delhi. The biggest reason for this is the absence of an EPoS machine. This scheme has already been implemented in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana.