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Govt. opposes inclusion of judges, lawyers in vaccine priority group

Topics Covered: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government.

Govt. opposes inclusion of judges, lawyers in vaccine priority group:


  • A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court to include judges, lawyers and court staff in the “prioritised group of population who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first”.
  • The Centre has told the Supreme Court that prioritising COVID-19 vaccination on the basis of profession will amount to “discrimination” and is against larger national interests.
  • It said, any specific classification, either based upon the nature of trade, profession or otherwise, is neither possible nor advisable.