M P Ram Mohan
| April 26, 2020 | The Week
COVID-19 is the first pan India biological disaster being handled by the legal and constitutional institutions of the country. The current lockdown has been imposed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (DM Act). Though the Constitution of India is silent on the subject ‘disaster’, the legal basis of the DM Act, is Entry 23, Concurrent List of the Constitution “Social security and social insurance”. Entry 29, Concurrent List “Prevention of the extension from one State to another of infectious or contagious diseases or pests affecting men, animals or plants,” can also be used for specific law making. Professor M.P. Ram Mohan, professor of public policy at IIMA who has extenstively researched on law and Jacob P. Alex talk to The Week about the rule of law during the COVID.