High Court Directs The Maharashtra Government To Follow The Union Government’s Sops For Inmates

The whole world is under severe threat from the deadly coronavirus. Various covid-19 vaccines are available in the hospitals and the process of vaccinating is in process for various age groups across the country. In India, there are inmates in the prisons who are under great threat from the pandemic. There are reports of inmates died from a deadly virus. Keeping in view, the Bombay High Court directed the government of Maharashtra to obey and follow the SOPs (standard operating procedures) set by the union government. In this regard, the HC bench directed the state to appoint doctors and medical staff to fill up the vacancies. This bench was headed by Chief Justice DipankarDatta and Justice GS Kulkarni. Those prisoners who do not have an Aadhaar card will also be vaccinated in order to curb the spread of the virus. Because one carrier can transfer this coronavirus to 10 peoples and from them to a further 10 people. This was decided in the hearing of public interest litigations under suo motu case.

Supreme Court and high court make decisions from time to time on matters affecting public interest under suo motu case. Suo Motu means on its own decision. In last month, High Court (HC) asked the Union and state government about the procedure of vaccinating inmates in a suo motu notice specifically for prisoners who do not have an Aadhaar card. This is because inmates cannot be taken to Aadhaar enrollment centers due to security issues. Further, there are inmates who are illegal immigrants. So, they cannot have Aadhaar as per law.

If you want to avail yourself of various benefits offered by the Indian union government to its people, then you have to obtain an Aadhaar card. There are various subsidies that you can enjoy if you have an Aadhaar card. It is a 12 digit number and is unique to every person. This is the reason, the union government is using this number as the key identity tool across the country in its various programs and sectors. This has made this card the mandatory document by use.

Aadhaar is based on two sets of information. One is demographic and the other is biometric. Name, address, gender, email, and mobile number details fall under demographic information while fingerprints & eye scan (Iris) fall under biometric information. You can visit nearby Aadhaar enrollment centers to apply for the Aadhaar card. Please make sure no one asks you for any fees for the enrollment as the Union government declared this as a free service to promote the enrollment process. You have to carry necessary documents such as a ration card, pan card, voter card, passport, or driving license to support your application. These documents are needed to verify your address. Also, make sure that at the time of application, you must give your working mobile number.