The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any direction in a plea filed by candidates due to appear in the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) and seeking a postponement of the said exam from the National Board of Examination amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Central government sought time from Supreme Court to file a suitable reply in the plea seeking Rs 4 lakh relief or other amount. The Solicitor General said the proposal was being considered for Covid-19 deceased. Most death certificates don't specify Covid-19 as cause for death, the plea had said.
The Supreme Court was told that the Central government had not come up with a solution on providing rations to migrant workers who did not have ration cards. The case is from 2020 when migrant labourers were forced to walk to their villages after the nationwide lockdown without any rations.
Coming down heavily on the state of Jharkhand for not implementing its last year's directions, the Supreme Court has issued notice to the Standing Counsel of State of Jharkhand, to file an affidavit, as to what steps it has taken in a contempt plea filed by a rape victim.
On the previous hearing the two-judge bench headed by Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice M.R. Shah had observed that it doesn’t matter whether there’s an overlap or no overlap because if parliaments intend to occupy a field, then you cannot legislate at the state level at all.
Justice Bhushan asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta whether the government can issue a state-wise advisory that such acts should not be followed by the states, to which Mehta said an advisory of the Central government has already been issued to the states.