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Six ex-civil servants move SC seeking judicial inquiry into Center’s gross Mismanagement of the pandemic and lockdown [READ PETITION]

Lawstreet Journal 24 Jul 2020 6:58pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Six ex-civil servants move SC seeking judicial inquiry into Center’s gross Mismanagement of the pandemic and lockdown [READ PETITION]

A plea filed by six retired bureaucrats through Adv. Prashant Bhushan has requested for a commission (formed under Commissions of inquiry act 1952) to initiate an inquiry into the grave mismanagement of Covid19 in India. The petition has been filed by six retired bureaucrats through Adv. Prashant Bhushan.

It was stated in the petition that the he importance of the inquiry resides in the fact that the Respondent has stalled an inquiry by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into the Respondent’s response to the pandemic. 

Key points of the petition are as follows:

  1. Due to the response of the Respondent to this pandemic, there has been the deleterious impact on the lives and citizens which is a definite matter of public importance and warrants the appointment of Commission under section 3 of the said act;
  2. The need for the inquiry as Respondent failed to undertake and effective measures for containing the transmission of disease within India despite Being notified by WHO in January 2020. Failed to adhere to the obligations under disaster management act and drawing National Plan under section 11 or  issuing guidelines for providing minimum standards of relief to vulnerable sections of society under Section 12;
  3. Respondent ignored the advice of National Taskforce who are experts in public health and epidemiology, prior to the imposition of nationwide lockdown;
  4. Respondent did not make timely provisions for the repercussions of the lockdown i.e. loss of jobs, destruction of livelihood, starvation, etc;
  5. Respondent has led to severe infraction of fundamental rights of people, as there was no… Continue Reading...

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