Letter to Delhi Government Against Mandatory Installation of Aarogya Setu by Licensees of Wholesale Liquor Vends
Recently, the Department of Excise, Entertainment and Luxury Tax, New Delhi vide its circular no. F.L-1/Ex./IMFL/Mis./2019-20/1719 dated 27.10.2020 made Aarogya Setu mandatory for all the employees. It read as “mandatory use of Aarogya Setu by every worker”. The circular further requires all the bond inspectors “to ensure strict compliance of the above guidelines and submit a certificate regarding the same within 3 days to the undersigned.”
Recently, the Karnataka High Court, in its order dated 19.10.2020 in Anivar A Aravind vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (WP (C) 7483 of 2020) ordered that: “Neither the State Government not the Central Government or its agencies or instrumentalities can deny any benefit to a citizen only on the ground that he has not installed the Arogya Sethu application on his cell phone.” The Ministry of Home Affairs Guidelines for re-opening dated 30.09.2020 also make installation of Aarogya Setu on “best-efforts” basis.
SFLC.in wrote to Revenue Minister of Government of Delhi requesting him to reconsider this step. Read our letter here: