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Govt rapped for delay in setting up food commission

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The Honorable High Court of Mumbai heard a PIL by NGO Human Rights Law Network & Movement for Peace and Justice, challenging the non-implementation of the Act. The HC on 2 Dec 2014 flayed the state for delay in setting up a state food commission and instead appointing an ad hoc committee of bureaucrats to function as the commission.

A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice A S Gadkari saw red after learning that an ad hoc committee has been functioning since January and no steps have been taken to constitute the commission. The committee includes secretaries of food and civil supplies, women and child development, law and judiciary and social justice and special assistance departments. The commission is to be established under the National Food Security Act and will comprise a chairperson, five other members and a member-secretary not below the rank of joint secretary and all should have experience in law, human rights, social service, nutrition, health, food policy and public administration.

The Bombay High Court Directing the state to constitute a state food commission, there could be no proper implementation of the provisions of the National Food Security Act, 2013, without the existence of such a commission.

We direct the appropriate officer of the state government to file a report on when the commission will be established. Also, provide an outer limit when infrastructure will be given for setting it up keeping in mind the importance of the commission. Unless it is constituted, there will be no proper implementation of the provisions of the Act. (National Food Security Act).

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High Court of Gauhati orders Air Lifting of Food and essential commodities to remote areas of Dibang valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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Almost 12000 people living in the  Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh were facing a severe insecurity of food and essential commodities  being forced to pay a heavy price for scarcity or starving.

The Gauhati High Court bench of Itanagar on a petition filed by HRLN Arunachgal unit ordered air lifting of all essential commodities.

Twenty one sorties were made by the Air force Helicopters to supply the scarce commodities till road links were restored by the Border Roads Organisation.

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2012: PUCL vs Union of India and others, Civil Writ Petition 196 of 2001

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Supreme Court hearings on the right to food (PUCL vs Union of India and others, Civil Writ Petition 196 of 2001) have been held at regular intervals since April 2001. Though the judgement is still awaited, interim orders have been passed from time to time.

Order of 17 September 2012 (Public Distribution System)

Order of 27 February 2012 (Homeless)

 

2011: PUCL vs Union of India and others, Civil Writ Petition 196 of 2001

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Supreme Court hearings on the right to food (PUCL vs Union of India and others, Civil Writ Petition 196 of 2001) have been held at regular intervals since April 2001. Though the judgement is still awaited, interim orders have been passed from time to time.

Order of 14 May 2011 (TPDS, AAY)

Order of 10 January 2011 (TPDS)

Order of 7 January 2011 (Homeless)

Order of 3 January 2011 (Homeless)

   
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