In what can be seen as a significant judgement, the Supreme Court recently held the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army liable for medical negligence of a retired Air veteran. The judgement by the apex court reaffirmed the principles of upholding the dignity, rights, and well-being of armed forces personnel. The appellant, a retired Air Veteran, had reportedly contracted HIV during a blood transfusion while falling sick on duty during Operation Parakram. While holding the Army and Air Force liable, the Supreme Court awarded compensation amounting to 1 crore 54 lakhs 73,000 to the Air veteran. Supreme Court Issues Guidelines to State Governments for Installation of CCTV Cameras in District Courts Complexes.

Army & Air Force Liable, Says Supreme Court

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