The Delhi High Court adjourned till October 4 hearing a plea seeking ex-gratia amount to the family members of a Delhi Police Constable who lost his life to Covid-19 on May 5, 2020, while serving as a frontline warrior in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by the Delhi Police challenging the Delhi High Court order which allowed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's plea to provide statement of witnesses in the 2018 alleged assault of then-Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
The task force interim report on Delhi further said that there was gross discrepancy in the actual oxygen use claimed and the calculation of consumption using bed capacity. It further said that the discrepancy in data was because of “a poor understanding of demand calculation”.
In several cases, the SC has observed that the governor or lieutenant governor cannot override the chief minister in parliamentary democracy but the Delhi lieutenant governor has now become the master of the chief minister who will have to plead before him for getting approval of his policies and decisions.
The Modi government’s legislative surgical strike on the autonomy enjoyed by the National Capital Territory Delhi has crippled all the efforts made so far by the city’s elected legislators to win maximum self governance.
The number of daily cases was substantially lower now. Fortunately, the vaccine program is rolling out from next week and press reports show large-scale arrangements for the vaccination, the Judge said, adding the plea has served its purpose.
On Thursday, the Delhi High Court asked Advocate Gautam Narayan appearing for Delhi Police to seek instructions and make arrangements as protesting is a right but it might be problematic to protest in a residential colony.