Delhi

‘Clear pending applications for ration cards’

The Delhi government on Friday directed the Food and Civil Supplies Department to clear pending applications for ration cards at the earliest.

The direction was given by Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain in a meeting to review the issue and addition of beneficiaries in the existing ration cards in Delhi, said a government statement. The Minister enquired about the pendency of applications for issuance of the ration cards and addition of beneficiaries. He was informed that many applications are pending since 2015, the statement said. Mr. Hussain was also informed that the Centre has set a target of 72.78 lakh beneficiaries in Delhi for coverage under the National Food Security Act, 2013. “The Minister warned that any kind of collusion in issuance of the ration cards will not be tolerated,” the statement further read.

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