On the 6th & 7th of April 2017, the Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyaan (DRRAA) will be holding a dharna outside the Delhi Secretariat from 10.30 am onwards to protest against the large scale violations in the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Delhi and to demand immediate action by the Delhi government.
A People’s Assessment of the Implementation of Transparency, Grievance Redress and Accountability Measures of the National Food Security Act in Delhi undertaken by DRRAA has found that ration shops are violating the NFSA with impunity. Despite the passage of more than 3 years since the implementation of the law, the Delhi government has not put in place the requisite grievance redress and accountability measures in place. Further, the Delhi government is proposing to make Aadhaar enabled delivery of ration mandatory through use of Point of Sale devices even though the pilot undertaken by the government shows huge exclusion and problems in use of these devices. The government has also not made public the report of its pilot on use of Aadhaar enabled POS devices. The restrictive eligibility conditions laid down by the Delhi government for people to apply for ration cards has led to the exclusion of the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of society from the Public Distribution System. Scores of homeless and transgender people who applied have been unable to secure ration cards. The attempts of the Delhi government to weed out ration cards as “bogus” or “ineligible” in a non-transparent manner and without revising the eligibility criteria, is regressive and goes against the promises made by AAP in their manifesto.
Please do join us on the 6th & 7th of April 2017 (Thursday & Friday) outside the Delhi Secretariat from 10.30 am onwards.
Anjali Bhardwaj, Amrita Johri, Koninika Ray, Dipa Sinha, Vimla, Shakeel, Rajender Kumar
(On behalf of the Dilli Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyaan)
Contact- 9810273984, 9958284900