Covid vaccine certificate: There is a different system in the states on the certificate of vaccine, the Center informed the Supreme Court

Covid vaccine certificate: There is a different system in the states on the certificate of vaccine, the Center informed the Supreme Court

 The Central Government has told the Supreme Court that vaccine certificate is not mandatory for any work in the country. However, the states have made rules in this regard at their own level.

A look at the system of states regarding vaccine certificate and covid negative report

Delhi: At least one dose of vaccine is mandatory for staff in government offices and educational institutions in the capital Delhi. There is no requirement of vaccine for those traveling to and from other states.

Rajasthan: Vaccine is mandatory for staff in government offices in Rajasthan. Private offices have also been asked to do the same. Vaccination has also been made mandatory for those coming from other states.

Chhattisgarh: Negative report of RTPCR test within 72 hours is mandatory for those coming from outside the state. The same rule holds for people who have been vaccinated. There is no vaccination requirement for staff in offices.

Jharkhand: At least one vaccine is mandatory for staff in government offices. Both the vaccines are mandatory for the teachers in the school. RTPCR test is done for those coming from other states.

J&K: Negative test report is mandatory for those coming from outside. If there is no report, investigation is done. Both doses are mandatory in government offices.

Haryana, Bihar: Both doses are mandatory in government offices. Those who have administered one dose, they will have to tell what is the timing of the second dose. Certificates of both doses of the vaccine may have to be shown on demand from the authorities at markets, bus stands and railway stations.

Bengal: RTPCR test not mandatory for those coming by train. RTPCR test is mandatory at the airport and at the inter-state border for those coming by road. Almost all government employees have been vaccinated.

Madhya Pradesh: Vaccine is not mandatory for any commuter in Madhya Pradesh. The Collector of the border district of Burhanpur has made RTPCR test report mandatory for those coming from Maharashtra.

Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab: There is no vaccine requirement.

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There are already many cases against the priest arrested for conversion in Goa: Chief Minister

There are already many cases against the priest arrested for conversion in Goa: Chief Minister

Panaji. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the pastor, who was arrested recently for allegedly luring people to convert to Christianity in the state, already has several cases, including one related to the death of a person. Talking to reporters on Saturday, Sawant said that the state government fully respects the right to religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution, but there will be no tolerance for forcing people to convert with the lure of money or other things.

Dominic D'Souza, a pastor operating in North Goa's Saligao, about 20 km from the capital Panaji, and his wife Joan were arrested on Thursday after two people filed separate complaints, a police official said. In these complaints, it was alleged that both were involved in conversion. The official had said that the pastor and his wife were allegedly motivating people to convert to Christianity by offering money or luring them to get treatment for the disease.

Sawant said that earlier also the cases of forced conversions allegedly by D'Souza had come to the notice of the police. He said a case was also registered against the pastor in connection with the death of a man, to whom he allegedly applied "miraculous oil". Sawant said that action has been taken against the priest as per law and the investigation will continue. The police have also booked the priest and his wife under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and indulging in willful and malicious acts with intent to outrage religious sentiments, besides drugs and miracles. A case has been registered under the provisions of the Remedy (Objectionable Advertisement) Act.

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