New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has given a major verdict in a case related to the Corona vaccine. The court clearly says that no institution can put pressure on its employees regarding Covid-19 vaccination. The Delhi High Court, while disposing of all pending applications related to forcing employees to take the Covid-19 vaccine, directed that the employer cannot insist on vaccination. A single-judge bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh heard a petition by a government school teacher seeking permission to teach and perform other responsibilities without being forced to take the vaccine.
The bench granted relief allowing the petitioner to make a representation to the concerned authority for service benefits and directed that a decision on the same be taken within 30 days. Earlier, in Jacob Puliel v. Union of India and others, the Supreme Court had given a ruling that it is a right of a person to refuse to take any medical treatment, so far as his own health is concerned. . In another order passed by a coordinate bench in Narendra Kumar v. Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, the government had also submitted that as per the Supreme Court judgment no company is required to make vaccination mandatory, and all employees are required to without being allowed to return to his job.
The court said on the above orders: In view of the orders relating to similar fact situations, the present petition including all the pending applications are disposed of with the direction that Covid 19 vaccination cannot be insisted upon by the employer as per the various orders passed above . Counsel for the teacher submitted that the representation regarding service benefits was made on June 14, 2022. In response, the court directed that a fresh covering letter along with a copy of the same be forwarded to the authorities within a week.