SC starts hearing on Suo Motu Cognisance case of Covid 19
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NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Monday began listening to the Suo Motu Cognisance (SMC) case involving contagion of Covid-19 virus in youngsters safety houses throughout the nation and likewise the problem of rehabilitation of orphaned youngsters.
A two-judge bench of the apex court docket, headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao and likewise comprising Justice Aniruddha Bose, began listening to the case.
Justice Rao mentioned, we’ve obtained an Action Taken Report (ATR) from Union ministry of the kid and welfare. Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) Gaurav Agrawal, helping the apex court docket, within the matter, mentioned that the Union of India (UoI) can be actively contemplating the problem and making an attempt to unravel the mortality fee among the many youngsters, and the way it will help the kids orphaned throughout this Covid-19 pandemic.
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) and senior Supreme Court lawyer, Aishwarya Bhati, senior counsel showing for the Centre, mentioned, “The mortality rate is still being looked at by the Centre.”
She additionally mentioned the problem of cash being spent on the kids orphaned throughout this Covid-19 pandemic, and the way the PM Cares Fund be utilised for them is actively being thought of by UoI.
The Centre additionally knowledgeable the apex court docket that the District Magistrate (DM) has been made accountable to handle these orphaned or deserted youngsters throughout this Covid-19 pandemic.
The Centre additionally submitted to the highest court docket that it wanted extra time to work out on the modalities as to the way it will grant reduction and monetary help to these youngsters who misplaced their dad and mom.
It additionally mentioned the session was happening with all stakeholders for the mechanism for help beneath PM Cares Fund.

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