Delhi High Court : PIL in Delhi HC seeks ‘frontline worker’ tag for judicial officers

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New Delhi, Apr 25 : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking priority status for the judicial officers as frontline workers and designate Covid hospitals for them and their families.

The PIL filed by Advocate Shobha Gupta also sought the court to convert dispensaries in the residential colonies of Judicial Officers and dispensaries near the Court Complexes in a priority basis.

The plea also pointed out those infected with Coronavirus in the legal fraternity.

“Six judicial Officers from the Saket complex required urgent hospital admission. Despite efforts, four of them could not secure even a bed at the nearest Covid hospital Max Smart. Unfortunately, one DHJS officer, sh. Kovai Venugopal succumbed to the disease because of late hospital admission. His widow and a 9-year-old daughter survive him. The Ld. Add session Judge District Satna (MP) Sh. Jagdish Aggarwal succumbed to death due to Covid,” it said.

Due to the nature of work in courts, COVID protocol is not being followed and judicial officers are exposed immensely, the PIL added.


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