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Persons Without Digital Access Can Take Help of Friends, Families, NGO's, Common Service Centres for COWIN Registration: Centre Tells SC

Lawstreet Journal 11 May 2021 8:13pm

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While defending its position on online registration for COVID vaccinations, the Centre told the Supreme Court that citizens who do not have access to the COWIN app can seek help from Common Service Centres established at the grassroot level by gram panchayats. According to the Centre, such people who do not have digital access can seek assistance from friends, family, NGOs, and the Common Service Centres. 

The Central Government  in its affidavit stated that,"...citizens who do not have access to digital resources can seek assistance from family, friends, NGOs, and the above-mentioned Common Service Centres (CSC), among others, for online registration in Co-WIN."Registration through the Central Government's Co-Win app is required to obtain COVID vaccination slots.

The Common Service Centres provide access to the Internet to a wide range of people who may not be familiar with it or may not have direct access to it, the Central Government stated. 

The Centre has also stated that these Common Service Centres are almost established by all gram Panchayats, which have a digital platform for people to use. In rural areas these Common Service Centre's and their infrastructure are widely and effectively usedfor a variety of purposes, and have been found to be an effective module for bringing development to the grass roots.

The Centre further stated that the majority of Indian population resides in rural areas. These areas are governed by local self-government at grass-roots levels such as Panchayats, and these grass-root level bodies have successfully represented India  in all State and Central schemes.

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