New Delhi: Exposing the loopholes in Delhi Government’s administration, the issue of  ration card holders not getting their due supplies has been described as ‘scandalous’ by Central Information Commission (CIC).

Over one-lakh ration card holders are suffering because of the faulty database entries in the computers of Delhi Government.
 
The figures given by the food and civil supplies department before the Commission show that 44,172 ration card holders have not been given rations because their details were not entered in the database of the government.

The department blamed it to unreliable and extremely poor computer systems which are not working properly.

The department also informed the Central Information Commissioner, Shailesh Gandhi, “Large number of card holders (around 70,000) in the category of un-reviewed cards are also suffering because of inefficient operation of computer systems.”

Gandhi directed the Food Commissioner to look into the issue and provide action report before April 20, 2011.

It all began when RTI applicant Amlesh Gupta sought to know, through his application in this regard. But he was not provided details from all the circles after which he reached the Commission.
    
"It is scandalous that since computer systems and connectivity is not proper 44,172 families in Delhi which should get ration at a fixed price are unable to get them.
Government policies appear to be victim of a completely inefficient computer system," Gandhi said.

(Agencies)