The Central Government has informed the Supreme Court that it may not be desirable to form a separate class of lawyers and others below the age of 45 and discriminatory persons engaged in other business, profession, or occupation and working under the same geographical conditions.
The Central Government, through its affidavit by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has submitted before the Court that it is not in the larger interest of the nation to initiate sub-classification on the basis of Business, Profession or any other basis on this basis.
The affidavit has been filed in response to a PIL filed by Arvind Singh seeking inclusion of lawyers, judges and court-employees in the preference list for the Covid vaccine.
The Center has stated that the classification of citizens for vaccination campaign is based on ration and non-arbitrary criteria and that no specific classification is neither possible nor appropriate based on profession, trade or otherwise.
The affidavit states that the government has great respect for the profession, the discharge of duties by these professionals, lawyers and other affiliated employees who are above 60 years of age, or between 45-59 years of age, and very long And the list of comrades who are suffering from exhaustion will be covered by the vaccination campaign.