Ration Delivery Beneficiaries Can Opt Out At Any Point, Govt Tells HC
Hindustan Times Delhi|November 30, 2021
The state government on Monday told the Delhi high court that doorstep deliveries had become a norm, as it defended its ration delivery programme as one that should be appreciated, and assured the court that beneficiaries can opt-out at any time.

NEW DELHI:

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Delhi government before a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh, said that states such as Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, as well as cities such as Bengaluru have in a place identical doorstep delivery schemes.

Everything has been home-delivered over the past years, Singhvi said.

It is a complete misconception or [has been] wrongly implied that fair price shops (FPS) will cease to exist. Doorstep delivery is an optional scheme and beneficiaries can opt-out anytime. This is nothing but proxy litigation set up by somebody else who is not the petitioner, he said.

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