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'Issues are genuine; we will deal with them' :Centre tells the Supreme Court in response to petitions to compensate COVID victims

Lawstreet Journal 14 Jun 2021 10:48pm

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On Friday(June 11, 2021) the Centre told the Supreme Court that it was actively considering the issues raised in two petitions seeking ex gratia monetary compensation of Rs. 4 lakhs or notification of ex gratia monetary compensation to the families of those who died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 "The problems are real, and we'll deal with them. Give me a little time and we'll figure it out. Let's file a rebuttal ", Mr. Tushar Mehta, India's Solicitor General, stated. The SG's request was granted by a vacation bench consisting of Justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah. As a result, the case has been rescheduled for June 21st.

The first petition was filed by Advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, who appeared as Petitioner-in-Person, and the second was filed on behalf of Advocate Reepak Kansal by Advocate Harisha SR. Kansal was represented by Senior Advocate SB Upadhyay. 

The petitions also raised the issue of death certificates being delayed, according to Senior Advocate SB Upadhyay. It was more important, he said, because compensation eligibility was contingent on the issuance of death certificates indicating COVID as the cause of death. The Solicitor General stated that this matter was also being looked into. 

The Court had previously ordered the Central Government to file any policy or guidelines pertaining to death certificates issued to COVID-19 patients, including guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research, at the previous hearing (ICMR).

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