NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) in a letter to the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment, the states and the union territories, has asked for the implementation of its recommendations.
Covid-19 positivity rate has increased in three states in India, with Centre asking states and union territories to maintain strict watch on the situation. .
The minister of state for personnel, said the changes in the central government towards improved quality of governance have to be reflected in states and districts as the aim is to provide governance which is corruption free and transparent.
Minister of State for Finance added the economic impact due to the pandemic led to greater compensation requirements because of lowered GST Collection.
The Union Health Ministry also said that more than 4.49 crore (4,49,68,620) balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs.
Over 58.86 crore vaccine doses have been provided to the states and Union Territories so far and more than 17.64 lakh doses are in the pipeline, the ministry said in a statement.
The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21.
The Union government is committed to accelerate the pace and expand the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, the ministry said.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that an amount of Rs 1,827.8 crore has been sent to the states and Union territories which constitutes 15 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 12,185 crore package.
'There are no deaths in the state due to shortage of medical oxygen. Such deaths may have occurred in other states', said Rajesh Tope
'It is completely false to say that no one died due to oxygen shortage. There have been many deaths due to oxygen shortage in Delhi and many other places across the country,' said Satyendar Jain
The Union Government is committed to accelerate pace and expansion of the scope of the COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, the ministry said.
More than 40.31 crore (40,31,74,380) vaccine doses have been provided to states/Union Territories (UTs) so far through all sources, and a further 83,85,790 doses are in the pipeline, says Centre
More than 33.63 crore vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre and UTs so far through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and direct state procurement category.
The TMC president condemned the 'arrogance' of the BJP saying, 'Democracy will lose if horse-trading continues,' adding, 'Our constitution is in danger, our federal structure is in danger. It's a constitutional break down.'
Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments have withdrawn the "general consent" accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation to exercise its authority in the states.
In his letter to chief ministers of all states, Prabhu said that giving preference to domestic manufactured goods will give a big boost to domestic manufacturing of goods and lead to growth in employment and income.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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