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Supreme Court will shortly hear plea seeking ex gratia payments to the families of those who died of COVID19

Lawstreet Journal 4 Feb 2022 5:27pm

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Supreme Court will shortly hear plea seeking ex gratia payments to the families of those who died of COVID19. On the last date of hearing the court held that not a single eligible person should be left unpaid

Justice Shah: We have gathered the information from the legal services authorities. No State has given any particulars, only Statistics is given. This is all. This was not our purpose !

Manisha Kumar for Gujarat: But milords, I have received the information

Justice Shah : It is incorrect!

Kumar for Gujarat: It has to be done! We will do it today.  I will make sure it will go today itself all details will go.

Justice Shah: Why do we have to tell the government all the time?

Gujarat: We will do the needful immediately

ORDER:

Despite our earlier orders, it appears that most of the States have given on statistics and not particulars. The object of earlier order to give particulars, is to understand that people who have not approached for compensation, legal services authorities will reach out to them

Similarly, particulars wrt to orphans are also not given. We direct all the States to give full particulars to the concerned State LSA including wrt to orphans within 1 week from today. Failing which it will be viewed seriously!

We direct the States to appoint a dedicated officer to appoint an officer to coordinate with the LSA to ensure that it reaches eligible persons. The rationale is to ensure that it reaches all persons who have not approached. As and when such… Continue Reading...


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