Declaration of journalist as front-line health workers a ‘policy decision’; Court dismisses appeal: Rajasthan High Court
The Rajasthan High Court in the case of Vivek Singh Jadon vs State of Rajasthan Writ Petition No. 6486/2021 passed a judgement on 28-06-2021 by The Division Bench of Sabina and Manoj Kumar Vyas, JJ., dismissed a petition which was filed by way of public interest litigation.
FACTS OF THE CASE:
The public interest litigation was filed praying to, issue a writ order or direction in nature thereof thereby call for the entire record of the case and may kindly direct the respondent authorities to declare unapproved journalist as front-line health workers and grant packages to them benefit of Insurance Scheme and included them scheme of exgrosiya which provided Rs 50,00,000/- aid to dependent of deceased who died during service in prevention of Corona Virus and made a covid center in press club and given preference for vaccination to journalist and their family members in the larger interest of justice.
Issue any other order or direction which this Hon’ble Court may deem fit, just and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case may also be passed in favor of the petitioner. Cost of writ petition be also awarded in favor of the petition.
The Court, while dismissing the petition, held that there was no need for interference and that the present case was strictly a policy decision.
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JUDGEMENT REVIEWED BY CHANDANA SHEKAR