Delhi High Court has sent that petition for hearing to larger bench in which Delhi government’s decision of making Aadhar card mandatory for National Food Security Consumer Card has been challenged. Petitioner has said that the apex court in its interim order on 23 September ordered that Aadhar card cannot be made mandatory for availing benefits of government welfare schemes. Justice Manmohan said that this case is pending in Supreme Court. The bench has sent this case to higher bench of the high court which can hear this case on 7 March. The petition filed by Ram Krishna and others has requested to cancel Delhi government’s one proposal for the National Food Security Bill. Under this proposal Aadhar card is compulsory for obtaining National Food Security Consumer card. The petition filed through advocate Yogesh Kumar has requested the Department of Food and Supplies to accept applicant’s application for Food Security Card even without Aadhar card.
Subsidy to continue even without Aadhar in Delhi
Consumers with their Aadhar card linked to their DBTL scheme have got a relief in Delhi. Consumers will no longer need to pay market price for LPG cylinders. After implementation of the scheme consumer has to pay market price for the delivery of a LPG cylinder while the subsidy amount is transferred into the Aadhar card linked bank account of the consumer. Central government has issued notification in this regard. Consumers under DBTL scheme have to pay Rs.40 extra per cylinder as compared to others without Aadhar card. A market price cylinder costs Rs.1239 to a LPG consumer.