Delhi HC seeks status report from DLSA on need to continue with hunger relief camps and dry ration
The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to file a status report as to whether there is a need to continue hunger relief camps and providing of dry rations by the Government of Delhi.
The Delhi Rozi Roti Abhiyan made an application before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, seeking adequate ration for the residents of Delhi who are in need of ration, whether with or without a ration card.
The applicant pleaded for a direction to the Delhi Government for resumption of scheme providing dry ration under the Mukhya Mantri Corona Sahayta Yojana or any other scheme, for resumption of hunger relief centres and facilitation of dry rations.
The Division Bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi comprising of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramanium Prasad has directed the Delhi Legal Services Authority to submit a status report regarding the requirement of continuance of hunger relief camps, providing cooked food and dry ration; keeping in mind the current situation.
The Bench further directed the DLSA to examine the pleadings in the said application and to conduct an independent recce before filing the report.
Senior advocate Sanjay Parikh, appearing for the petitioners, submitted that in the common rejoinder filed in response to the affidavits filed by the Government of Delhi, it has been specifically stated that there is still a requirement for the provision of free cooked meals to hunger relief centres and ration to non-PDS beneficiaries.
Keeping in mind the current situation, the Delhi Legal Services Authority will file a status report as to whether or not the benefits under CM Corona Assistance Scheme should be continued.