The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed Delhi Government to provide 1 KG of pulses for 3 months to the entitled families under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojna’ in a plea seeking directions for the proper distribution of pulses under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan’ Package or ‘PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana’ or any other applicable scheme to residents of Delhi as per their entitlement.
A division bench presided by Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula of Delhi High Court while conducting hearing through video conferencing noted that the Delhi Government shall ensure that all Fair Price shops shall display information regarding the entitlement of food grains in accordance with provisions of Targeted Public Distribution System (Control) Order.
The petitioner raised the grievance before the bench that the distribution of pulses should have started from 1st April 2020. He further added that the “Fair Price Shops are not displaying information regarding the entitlement of food grains in accordance with provisions of the Targeted Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 2015.”
However, the state government has started distributing the pulses according to the scheme after the filing of this petition, the petitioner informed the Court.
The Court while disposing of the petition directed the Delhi Government that the pulses shall be distributed for 3 months with effect from 16th May 2020.
Read the order here;64656_2020
-India Legal Bureau