SC dismisses plea difficult disinvestment technique of HLL Lifecare Ltd – ET HealthWorld

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SC dismisses plea difficult disinvestment technique of HLL Lifecare Ltd – ET HealthWorld


New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket has dismissed a plea difficult the disinvestment course of of HLL Lifecare Ltd., a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) below the Union well being ministry, saying it was not inclined to entertain the petition which associated to a “pure concern of coverage”. A bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala was listening to a petition filed by NGO ‘Sabka Sahyog Society’.

“The problem which has been raised within the petition below Article 32 of the Structure, specifically, the disinvestment determination of the federal government in respect of Hindustan Latex Restricted is a pure concern of coverage. We aren’t inclined to entertain the Petition below Article 32 which shall accordingly stand dismissed,” the bench mentioned.

Article 32 of the Structure provides people the correct to maneuver the Supreme Court docket to hunt justice after they really feel they’ve been unduly disadvantaged of their rights.

HLL Lifecare is concerned in manufacturing and advertising a variety of contraceptives, girls’s healthcare merchandise, hospital provides in addition to different pharmaceutical merchandise.

The petitioner had mentioned HLL Lifecare was a nodal company within the procurement of PPE kits all through the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines.

It mentioned the position performed by HLL Lifecare throughout the pandemic was noteworthy and the ministry had nominated it because the nodal company for the procurement and provide of emergency medical gadgets to combat COVID.

The plea, whereas referring to HLL Lifecare’s position in offering emergency aid, mentioned the nation can not afford to privatise an entity prefer it at this important juncture when the vaccination drive continues to be occurring.

In March 2022, the federal government had mentioned it has acquired a number of preliminary bids for the agency.

The Division of Funding and Public Asset Administration (DIPAM) had invited preliminary bids for promoting the federal government’s 100 per cent stake within the well being sector CPSE.

  • Printed On Could 24, 2023 at 06:15 PM IST

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