Ravisha Mahajan

COVID-19: Free tests at private labs only for EWS, people under Ayushman Bharat scheme, rules SC

COVID-19: Free tests at private labs only for EWS, people under Ayushman Bharat scheme, rules SC

On 8 April 2020, a PIL was filed by Shashank Deo Sudhi, who challenged the Government’s decision to fix the cost of the COVID-19 testing in private labs as ₹ 4500. In the light of this PIL, the Hon’ble Supreme Court directed all the governmental and private laboratories to conduct the COVID-19 test free of…

COVID-19: Delhi HC cancels summer vacation, will remain functional in June

COVID-19: Delhi HC cancels summer vacation, will remain functional in June

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the three-week lockdown announcement, the air is quite numb right now. No one has walked outside their shack and is working from their home. Perhaps, the administrative department is still sleepless at this time due to pandemic, so is the judicial mechanism. The judiciary is also quite active during…

SC called safety of Health Workers as a top priority against the pandemic

SC called safety of Health Workers as a top priority against the pandemic

In the outbreak of the infectious disease COVID- 19, no one has suffered more than the medical industry, is it the doctors, nurses, paramedical staff or other helping crew. Their dedication and contribution are indeed remarkable. But, what shocks the most, that their own health and safety is under grievous danger. The nation being ‘under-resourced’…

Forty Four Acts repealed and converted into Four Codes- The Code on Wages, 2019

Forty Four Acts repealed and converted into Four Codes- The Code on Wages, 2019

‘The Code on Wages’, 2019 strives to consolidate, regularise, rationalise and simplify the laws relating to wages, bonus and matters connected therewith. The labour ministry has decided to amalgamate 44 labour laws into four codes — on wages, industrial relations, social security, and safety, health and working conditions. The push to merge all 44 labour…

United Nurses Association approached SC to formulate National COVID-19 Management Protocol

United Nurses Association approached SC to formulate National COVID-19 Management Protocol

In lieu of COVID-19 cases, the medical industry is facing difficulty to treat patients with a lack of precautionary measures. Due to this many medical practitioners along with nurses, workers and other helping staff is facing serious health issues. Under this purview, the Kerala-based association, ‘United Nurses Association’ (UNA) has approached the Supreme Court by…

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces COVID-19 Relief Measures

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces COVID-19 Relief Measures

As the new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, at a rapid pace, the government is trying to figure out the best way to bolster the slowing economy. Usually, 31 March is considered as the end of the financial year, where citizens have to file Income Tax Return in accordance with the Income Tax rules….

PIL filed before SC seeking directions to increase the number of authorised laboratories for testing Coronavirus

PIL filed before SC seeking directions to increase the number of authorised laboratories for testing Coronavirus

The outbreak of Coronavirus has put the entire nation under threat and danger. With the increasing number of corona hit patients, the hospitals are getting booked rapidly. Under this panic situation, a plea was filed by journalist, Prashant Tandon and Social Activist, Kunajana Singh through Advocates Ashima Mandla and Fuzail Ahmad Ayyubi on 21 March…

Surrender of a passport can be ordered to ensure the presence of parties in contempt proceedings

Surrender of a passport can be ordered to ensure the presence of parties in contempt proceedings

With the decision in Maneka Gandhi Case, 1978, Freedom to move freely was said to be a fundamental right under Article 21 of the constitution. This provides that a person is liberal to move within the territory of India or outside it, with subject to reasonable restrictions and the Passport Authority cannot restrict anyone on…

Coronavirus: SC notifies six division benches that will sit on March 16th

Coronavirus: SC notifies six division benches that will sit on March 16th

Recently Supreme Court of India, in the public interest and obliging the statutory rules and guidelines passed by the Government of India, decided that the court shall hear only important cases which need urgent attention and adjudication. On 16 March, only six benches took up cases, including Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah, Justices…