Doorstep delivery of ration scheme: CM meets LG
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to inform him of the Delhi Cabinet's approval to the Doorstep Delivery of Ration supplies given on Tuesday.
Requesting the LG to support the approval, Kejriwal told Baijal that it is a revolutionary ideas in favour of the poor people. The CM also urged the LG to call him in case of any clarifications. After three Cabinet meetings, on Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi Cabinet finally approved the Doorstep Delivery of Monthly Ration Supplies to beneficiaries, as part of which wheat and rice could be supplied to households in packets.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had on Tuesday announced the Cabinet approval of the scheme at a press conference.
The proposal would now be sent to the LG for his approval and, subsequently, a tender will be floated fo hire a private company for delivery.
Sisodia too had urged the LG to approve the scheme as soon as possible and added that people with vested interests had tried to stop the scheme even through a "Cabinet note".
The Delhi government's ambitious proposal for doorstep delivery of public services had earlier been approved by the LG. The services will include certificates such as caste, new water connection, income, driving licence, ration card, domicile, marriage registration, duplicate registration certificate (RC) and change of address in RC.
While the scheme was cleared by the Cabinet on November 16 last year, it was only on Thursday January 11 that the government had resent the proposal to the LG, assuring him that it will simultaneously strengthen the online mechanism.
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