Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

10 key points raised by the apex court


1 Vaccinatio­n of India’s entire eligible population is the singular most important task

2 Paid system of inoculatio­n for states/UTs is ‘prima facie arbitrary and irrational’

3 Policy conflicts with the constituti­onal balance of responsibi­lities between Centre and states

4 Existing vaccinatio­n policy should be tested on anvil of right to equality under Article 14

5 Why can’t Centre spend ₹35,000cr from Budget to vaccinate 18-45 age group?

6 Current policy benefits economical­ly privileged sections of society

7 Marginalis­ed sections will bear the brunt due to mandatory registrati­on on Co-WIN

8 Place all documents, file notings to show ‘thinking’ behind the vaccinatio­n policy

9 Undertake a fresh review of the vaccinatio­n policy

10 Submit all data on inoculatio­n done, and plan to vaccinate rest of the populace in 2 weeks

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