The Supreme Court had to postpone the hearing in the suo motu case it had filed to investigate issues relating to COVID management in the country on Monday due to technical difficulties and a defective server (In Re : Distribution Of Essential Supplies And Services During Pandemic).
When the proceedings were delayed due to technical issues, a special bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao, and S Ravindra Bhat convened via video conference at 11 a.m. and began hearing the case.
“Today, the server is unavailable. We’ll go over the affidavits and continue the case on Thursday “On the screen, Justice Bhat said. In addition to the suo motu case, the Bench was scheduled to hear twenty other petitions on COVID-related issues. As a result, all of these matters were also adjourned.
The central government filed an affidavit in the case on Sunday, defending its Vaccination policy, claiming that it is intended to encourage vaccine manufacturers to rapidly scale up production and attract new vaccine manufacturers, including from outside the country.
It also requested the Court to refrain from intervening in policy matters, which it said belonged solely to the executive branch.
In the absence of any professional guidance or administrative experience, any overzealous, though well-intentioned judicial action may have unintended and unintended effects, leaving physicians, scientists, consultants, and executives with little space to pursue new solutions on the fly,” according to the affidavit.
It should be left open for the executive to carry out its executive functions in a more interested manner, according to the report.