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Supreme Court Hearing on Ex gratia payment of COVID compensation

By Lawstreet News Network      Jan 19, 2022      0 Comments      3,762 Views

Supreme Court bench led by Justice MR Shah summons chief secretaries of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar for non-payment of compensation to the kin of the victims of COVID19

Adv Nazki: Please dont issue showcause notice

SC: prayer Rejected

Justice MR Shah: Prayer rejected! They are not above the law ask them to be present at 2 pm

Justice Shah: is this not unfortunate Mr Mehta that we have to call out state after and state and listen to all of this. every state people believe they are at the mercy of the states

SG Mehta: it should have been compiled

Supreme Court questions State of Gujarat as to why certain applications have been rejected

SC: you have to show the grounds on which the 4,000 applications were rejected

Justice Sanjiv Khanna: why didn't you upload the reasons?

Supreme Court notes that in state of Kerala as against 49,000 covid deaths, only 27,000 claims have been received.

SC: Every state has received more applications, why not yours?

SC: We have been informed that those deaths registered with state, payment will be made in a week

Maharashtra informs that 1 lakh 271 people have been paid

SC: This is still less than 50 percent

Adv Rahul Chitnis: Only 2,000 are remaining now. only 1.2 lakh was approved

Adv Bhushan now mentions the   suo motu migrant crisis matter and how this issue needs to be seen in the wake of third wave

CJI (keeps coughing): I will look at it

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