Plea seeking inclusion of persons with disabilities as beneficiaries under food security act : DELHI HC issues notice to all the states and UT’s.
Delhi high court has issued a notice in a plea moved by the National Federation of Blind seeking a direction to be issued to the central government to further direct all the states and union territories to include person with disabilities as beneficiaries under Antyodaya Anna Yojna and the Food Security Act.
The division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued a notice to all the states and union territories.
“Visually impaired persons across the country should benefit from the schemes launched by the central government”, the court stated."
The order has come in the form of a PIL which seeks a direction by the central government to consider the cases of persons with disabilities ad visually impaired persons with no ration card, on the basis of their disability certificate.
Today, the petitioner argued that the Food Security Act mandated the possession of a ration card which ends up excluding the persons with disabilities from availing benefits as most of these persons do not have a ration card.