July 11, 2018:
Food Department of Delhi Government has sent the file concerning Doorstep Delivery of Ration scheme to Law Department, seeking its suggestion on the proposal, amid confrontation between the AAP dispensation and LG office on the matter.
Food Department referred scheme to Law Department seeking its view on Whether the scheme can be implemented without clearance from Centre because it comes under provision of National Food Safety Act.
CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged it showed the ‘complicity’ of the officers and Lt Governor. He tweeted that,”This news clearly shows the complicity of the officer and the Lt Governor. It is evident that the officers are being asked to stop working”.
Delhi Govt. had approved doorstep delivery of rations scheme saying he overruled ‘all objections’ over it by the Lt Governor Anil Baijal. He had also directed the food department to immediately implement the plan.
LG Baijal had objected to the ambitious proposal and asked the AAP dispensation to consult the Centre before executing it.