It’s been 1 month since hundreds of PPE manufacturers have been waiting to get the ban on the export of PPE lifted. And now the matter is in court!
Thomas TO of Thompson Press Services, Noida, who is also manufacturing these products, filed a plea in this regard in Delhi High Court.
With regard to this, Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva has issued notice to Centre and Delhi Government asking to file their response in next 14 days.
The next hearing, in this case, is on 10 July.
Maninder Acharya, Additional Solicitor General and Central Government standing counsel, said in court that the ban is to prevent any shortage of masks.
Talking to Apparel Resources, Thomas TO said, “I went to the honourable court as issue is hurting the growth of hundreds of MSMEs. They are losing prospective business of around Rs. 5,000 crore or even more. Looking at the overall scenario, there can’t be dearth of PPE in India.”
PPE manufacturers refused to say anything on record as the matter is in court but showed their unhappiness as they want the ban to be immediately lifted. “There is no logic for this ban as we have more than adequate supply of PPE in India. Centre Government is taking this matter lightly and we are facing huge losses by missing overseas orders,” said a PPE manufacturer who didn’t wish to be quoted.