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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Government declares Nation wide lockdown for 21 days effective 25th March 2020. Read all important Central and State Government issued advisories and guidelines below:

Legal Notifications State-Wise, from Verified Sources

 

Central
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Employees Provident Fund Organisation To Process Pension Payments In All 135 Of Its Offices In advanceEPFO makes payment of pension to 65 lakh pensioners every month under the Employees pension Scheme ,1995. Central Provident Fund Commissioner had directed to process pension payments in all 135 offices of EPFO in advance so that no inconvenience is caused to pensioners on account of nationwide lock down for containing Covid 19 outbreakNo Effective End Date Available
Ministry Of Home Affairs Addendum To Guidelines Dated 24th March 2020In Continuation of Ministry of Home Affairs’s Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) 24-03-2020 and in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 10(2)(I) of the Disaster Management Act, the National Executive Committee has issued an Addendum to guidelines as Annexed to the order issued to Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State*Union Territory Governments and State/ Union Territory Authorities with the directions for their strict implementationNo Effective End Date Available
Government Of India Issues Orders Prescribing Lock-down For Containment Of COVID-19 Epidemic In The CountryGovernment of India (GOI) has been taking several proactive preventive and mitigating measures starting with progressive tightening of international travel, issue of advisories for the members of the public, setting up quarantine facilities, contact tracing of persons infected by the virus and various social distancing measures. Several advisories have been issued to States and Union Territories (UTs) for taking necessary measures to contain the spread of this virus. Government have temporarily suspended metro and rail services as well as domestic air traffic.In compliance of the said Order of NDMA, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an Order dated 24 March 2020 under Section 10(2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act, directing the Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State/ Union Territory Authorities to take effective measures for ensuring social distancing so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The Order shall remain in force, in all parts of the country, for a period of 21 days with effect from 25 March 2020.April 14, 2020
Direction To Exempt Distributors And Manufacturers Of Essential Commodities From COVID-19 RestrictionsThe Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Pharmaceuticals has addressed to all the Chief Secretaries of States/UT’s has requested to issue the following directions in their respective State:(1) COVID-19 has been declared as Pandemic by the WHO and Central/ State Govt have taken steps to control , mitigate and improve the situation in the country(2) Dept. of Pharmaceuticals has mandated to ensure availability, accessibility and affordability of Medicine and Drug. (3) Various States/UTs have given direction to close manufacturing operations and impose various restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 . While all the establishments and factories engaged in manufacturing, and distribution of essential commodities like medicines, vaccines, sanitizers, masks, medical devices etc. shall be exempted from such restrictions. Hence all the Chief Secretaries are advised to issue directions treating above activities as essential services and direct concerned authorities to make necessary arrangement of issuance of IDs or Entry Pass so as to facilitate the movement of workers engaged in these essential services, including movement of inter- state workersNo Effective End Date Available
Labour Ministry Issues Advisory To All States And Union Territory To Use Cess Fund For Welfare Of Construction WorkersIn the backdrop of outbreak of COVID-19,numerous measures are being taken by the Government of India to give relief to workers.To support unorganized construction workers who sustain their livelihood on daily wages, an advisory has been issued today by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State, I/C, Labour and Employment to all Chief Ministers/ LGs of all the States/ Union Territory’s. In the advisory,under Section 60 of the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996 all State Governments/ Union Territory’s have been advised to transfer funds in the account of construction workers through DBT mode from the cess fund collected by the Labour Welfare Boards under the BOCW cess Act. About Rs 52000 crore is available as cess fund and about 3.5 crore construction workers are registered with these Construction welfare BoardsNo Effective End Date Available
PM Interaction With Stakeholders From IndustryPrime Minister Shri NarendraModi today interacted with industry representatives via video conference from ASSOCHAM, FICCI, CII and several local Chambers from eighteen cities across the country. Prime Minister thanked the industry representatives for speaking in one voice on the needs of the unorganized sector and said that this marks a new dawn of economic integration. He asked them to allow employees to work from home wherever doing so is feasible through using technology. He exhorted them to adopt a humanitarian approach and not to cut down on workforce in spite of the negative impact on their businesses.No Effective End Date Available
Advisory From Secretary, Ministry Of Labour And Employment Not To Terminate The Employees Or Reduce WagesSecretary To Ministry Of Labour And Employment has requested all States and Union Territories Chief Secretaries to advise the employers of public and private establishments to not terminate the employees/worker or reduce their wages. If any employee/worker takes leave he should be deemed to be on duty without any consequential deduction in wages for this period. Further if the employment is made non operational due to COVID-19, the employees/workers of such unit will be deemed to be on duty. In view of this all States/Union Territory to issue necessary advisory to the employers/owners of all establishments in the State/Union TerritoryNo Effective End Date Available
Extending The Last Date Of Filing Of Unified Annual ReturnIn view of the spread of Novel Corona Virus, the last date of filing of Annual Returns for the year 2019 under 8 Acts and 10 Central Rules is extended up to 30th April 2020 and it is therefore requested by the Government to not take any legal action for non-filing of Annual Returns for the year 2019 against the establishmentsApril 30, 2020
Press Release On Advice To EPFO Members To Avail Online Services Of EPFO On Account Of COVID-19Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) vide press release advises it members, pensioners and employers to avail various online services offered by EPFO, from the comfort of their homes, and to avoid visiting EPFO offices. Most of the services of EPFO are available online. An employee can generate his/her own Universal Account Number (UAN), activate his/her UAN and seed it with Aadhaar, PAN, Bank Account and mobile number (KYC seeding). Employee can also make nominations, view balance in the passbook, update his/her date of exit, transfer his/her account from unexempted to exempted establishment and vice-versa. Employees have been further empowered to raise claims online for Provident Fund advances or final withdrawal; pension or Insurance benefits (EDLI) and receive payment of PF/Pension/Insurance benefits directly in his/her bank account. Similarly, a pensioner can download his/her Pension Payment Order (PPO) or preserve it in Digi locker; know his PPO number with the help of his/her bank account number or UAN and view passbook. Pensioners can also update JeevanPraman (Digital Life Certificate) online any time of the year. Employers can register their establishments under EPF & MP Act, 1952 and obtain establishment ID; make payment of EPF and allied dues through RTGS/NEFT and submit Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR). Employers have also been facilitated to avail e-inspections of their establishments. In case employees, employers and pensioners have any grievance they can get them resolved online through EPFigms portal. The details of these services and facilities are available at www.epfindia.gov.in. These facilities are available also on UMANG App. of Government of India, so one can access these online services from his/her mobile too on UMANG AppNo Effective End Date Available
Key Decisions Regarding Management And Containment Of COVID-19The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide official press release dated 22nd March 2020, has in a review with Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister reviewed the status, actions taken and preparedness regarding management and containment of COVID-19 in a high level with Chief Secretaries of States through a video conference. The key aspects of the release are: 1. State Governments will issue orders allowing only essential services to operate in districts with confirmed COVID-19 cases. 2. Establishments/factories engaged in manufacturing and distribution of essential commodities like medicines, vaccines, sanitizers, masks, medical devices, their ancillaries and support services etc., should be exempt from these restrictions. 3. States to request industries, establishments etc., to allow their employees to work from home and provide remuneration to them during this period. Please refer notification for further detailsMarch 31, 2020
E-Commerce Operations To Be Exempted From Any Kind Of Prohibitory OrdersGovernment Of India has notified to all states and union territories that in view of most of the states declaring Section 144 prohibitory orders and mandating closures in order to ensure social distancing. In such circumstances to ensure that there is no disruption or panic, therefore, state government and local administration are advised to exempt E-Commerce Operations (warehousing and logistics facilities and services), wholesaler, their vendors and third party delivery partners who are part of the supply and logistics chain ecosystem from any type of Prohibitory OrdersNo Effective End Date Available
Extension Of Payment Of ESI Contribution For The Month Of February and MarchESIC vide notification no p-11/14/Misc/1/2019-Rev has extended the ESI contribution for the month of February 2020 and March 2020 to 15th April 2020 and 15th May 2020 respectively on account of pandemic in the form of corona virus. Therefore time limit for payment of contribution has been extended to forty five days instead of fifteen days for the month of February and March 2020 onlyMay 15, 2020
Press Release By National Security Council On COVID-19National Security Council has declared restricted movement from 18th March to 31st March in furtherance of social distancing to deal with COVID-19. Also provided the extent of permissible operations for various servicesNo Effective End Date Available
Ministry Of Corporate Affairs Notice On Covid-19 To All EmployersMinistry of corporate affairs has moved the dates with reference to meetings of board and holding physical meetings towards financial statement, board report, restructuring etc. upto 30th June 2020 as preventive measure towards curtailing COVID-19. The Ministry has also advised all companies to implement Work From Home policy as a temporary measure till 31st March 2020. Ministry will go live with a CAR-2020 portal on 23rd March to all employers to submit compliance reportJune 30, 2020
Government Of India Advisory To All Employers On Termination Of Employees Due To Covid-19Ministry of Labour and Employment Government of India has advised the Employers of Public/Private Establishments not to terminate/reduce wages of employees, particularly casual or contractual workers. Leave during this period must be deemed to be on duty, without any deduction in wages. If the place of employment becomes non operational due to COVID – 19, the employees of that unit will be considered to be on dutyNo Effective End Date Available
 Andhra Pradesh
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Announcement Of Lock-down In The State Of Andhra Pradesh To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby notifies a lockdown in the whole State of Andhra Pradesh with immediate effect till 31st March, 2020 . No public transport including inter-state transport services shall be permitted. The exception will include transport of all kinds to and fro from hospitals, airports & railway stations etc. ii. All non-essential commercial shops shall be shut down. iii. All non-essential offices, factories, workshops, go-downs etc. if operated should do so with skeletal staff. iv. All foreign returnees are directed to remain under strict home quarantine for a period of 14 days or as advocated by local Health Authorities (Collectors to monitor and update on online portal). v. Police will ensure Beat Vigilance System regarding all foreign returnees across the state. For this, police should take help of MahilaSamrakshnaKaryadarshi (mahila police). vi. General public are required to stay at home and come out only for basic services while strictly following social distancing (2m distance between individuals) guidelines issued earlier. vii. Any congregation of more than 10 persons is prohibited in public places. viii. A 100 bedded Quarantine / Isolation facility should be established at each assembly constituency level. ix. Each district headquarters shall have 200-300 bed Tertiary Care Treatment facility dedicated for COVID-19 treatment in coordination with private sector. x. Collectors will maintain strict vigilance on essential commodities and medicines. Clear advertisements regarding rates & stocking in this regard shall be communicated and any violation by individuals/establishments shall be dealt strictly under relevant provisions of the IPC. A toll free number should be set up by District Collectors for complaints in this regard xi. Farmers and individuals involved in production of food grains/essential commodities will be allowed to take up their activities by maintaining social distancing norms. However, the following establishments providing essential services shall be excluded from the above restrictions: a. Offices charged with law and order and magisterial duties. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
AP Corona Call CenterGovernment of Andhra Pradesh has published a district-wise list of call center numbers as well as a State Control Room Number in relation to any queries related to COVID-19March 31, 2020
 Assam
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Advisory From Labour Commissioner Of Assam To Not Terminate Employees Or Reduce Wages In View Of COVID-19 PandemicThe Labour Commissioner of Assam has issued advisory in view of outbreak of COVID-19. In view of the same and consistent efforts of the government requesting citizens to remain at home and worker/employee will be constrained to abstain from the work periodically. Noting that employer may dispense with the services of the worker or may force the worker or employees to go on leave without wages/salaries. The termination of employee from the job or reduction in wages in this scenario would further deepen the crisis and will not only weaken the financial condition of employee but also hamper the efforts to combat the present crisis. Hence in the backdrop of such challenging situation all the employers of public/private establishments are being advised to extend their coordination and not to terminate any employee including casual or contractual worker from the job or reduce their wages. If any worker takes leave, leave may be granted without any consequential deduction in wages for this period. Further if the place of employment is to be made non operational due to COVID-19, the employee of such unit should be deemed to be on dutyNo Effective End Date Available
Announcement Of Lock-down Of Non Essential Services In Whole State Of Assam To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19Government of Assam vide notification no. BDM – 47 /2019 /Pt-I/89 has issued directions to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Assam. As per the notification, no public transport services including operations of commercial vehicles like Bus, Winger, travelers, taxis, auto-rickshaws and other small vehicle carrying passengers will be permitted. While all the private vehicles, Ambulances; vehicles of police, Armed forces and paramilitary forces; vehicles carrying essential commodities under Essential Commodities Act, 1955; vehicles engaged in postal services, and vehicles related to print and electronic media are exempted. It is further directed that all shops, commercial establishments , factories, workshops, godowns, brick kilins etc. shall close their operations. While pharmacies, petrol pumps, LPG outlet and shops and business establishments trading essential commodities laid down under Essential Commodities Act, 1955 are exempted. Operations of all fish markets, meat shops, poultry shops shall stand suspended until further order. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationNo Effective End Date Available
Assam Guidelines On COVID-19Government of Assam has provided for closure of public places in accordance with the preventive measures prescribed by the Govt. of India and has issued instructions to keep government transactions functionalNo Effective End Date Available
 Bihar
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Announcement Of Lock-down In The State Of Bihar To Control Spread Of COVID-19Government of Bihar has issued imposed restrictions establishment including Private Establishment and Operations of all Public Transport except Medical Services, Pharmaceuticals, Banking / ATM Services etc., For detailed information please refer the notificationMarch 31, 2020
 Chandigarh
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Order On Wages Of Employees Of Private Establishments, Industries, Factories, Shops In ChandigarhThe Chandigarh Administration, vide Endst No. F-2071/F-II(6)-2020/5023, in exercise of the Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulation, 2020 issued by the Administrator UT Chandigarh has ordered that ” The employees of private Establishments/ Industries/Factories/ Shops etc., (including temporary/casual/ contractual/ outsourced/daily workers) who are required to stay at home in view of the orders of Chandigarh Administration shall be treated as ‘on duty and be paid in full”March 31, 2020
Directions To Shut Down Government Offices, Boards, Corporations In The Union Territory Of ChandigarhGovernment of Chandigarh vide notification no.28/65-IH(7) -2020/4279 has issued certain directions in order to achieve social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19. As per the notification, all Government offices/ Boards/ Corporations shall remain closed except Public Offices (including officials and employees) tasked with emergency, law and order and essential functions as mentioned in Health Department , Chandigarh Administration order No. F – 2071/F -II(6) – 2020/5000-02 dated 22nd March 2020 till 31st March 2020. The contractual/ outsourced staff/ daily wage/ work charged/ Consultants, etc shall be paid salary/ consultancy fee/ honorarium without any deduction for their absence from work till 31st March 2020March 31, 2020
Announcement Of Lock-down Of Territorial Jurisdiction Of Union Territory Of ChandigarhThe Chandigarh Administration in exercise of its powers notifies a lock-down in the whole of territorial Jurisdiction under Union Territory of Chandigarh from 00:00 hrs on Monday, 23rd March 2020 to 24:00 hrs on 31st March 2020 which stipulates the restrictions given in the notification. All shops commercial establishments, offices and factories workshops, godowns etc. shall close their operations. No public transport services including operations of taxis/auto rickshaws etc. shall be permitted except transport of all kinds to and from hospitals, airports, railway stations, bus terminals/bus stands. Specific routes to be allowed in the territory shall be decided by the Director transport, U.T Chandigarh. All Inter-state commercial transport shall be closed. Any gathering of more than five persons in public places shall be prohibited. People are required to stay at home and come out only for essential services and that too one member of a family at a time and strictly following social distancing guidelines issued earlier. However these restriction shall not be applicable on the following essential services such as : 1. All the essential commodities and services and their manufacturing, supply chains required transport and other logistics to ensure their availability 2. Public offices(including officials and employees) tasked with emergency, law and order and essential functions as mentioned in the notification. Please refer the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
 Delhi
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Announcement Of Instructions On Prohibitory Order By The Police Department In The NCT Delhi To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Commissioner Of Police under Government of National Capital Territory Of Delhi hereby notifies strict compliances of instructions as mentioned, i) All border pickets be sealed with immediate effect ii) The essential goods/commodities shall be permitted without any hinderance iii) Person employed in private organisation rendering essential service in National Capital Territory Delhi shall seek curfew passes from the office of DCP in which organisations is located. Add.DCP-I of the concerned district will issue passes after assessing genuine requirement iv) The employees who commute from Delhi to neighbouring state for working in private organisation located outside National Capital Of Delhi shall seek curfew passes v) The Government officials engaged in essential services will be permitted on the basis of Identity Card vi) The strict checking shall be done in border pickets and internal pickets within city in police areas to restrict gathering vii) Announcement shall be made in areas for seeking cooperation’s with citizen. Please read notification for further detailsNo Effective End Date Available
Announcement Of Lock-down Of National Capital Territory Of Delhi To Stop Spread Of COVID-19Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in exercise of its powers notifies a lock-down in the whole of territorial Jurisdiction of National Capital Territory of Delhi from 06:00 hrs on Monday, 23rd March 2020 to midnight of Tuesday 31st March 2020 which stipulates the restrictions given in the notification. All shops commercial establishments, offices and factories workshops, godowns etc. shall close their operations. No public transport services including operations of taxis/auto rickshaws etc. shall be permitted. except for DTC bus to operate to not more than 25% capacity. Movement of inter-state buses/trains/metro shall be suspended. All domestic/international flights arriving to Delhi during the period shall be suspended. Construction activity will be suspended. All religious places of any denomination shall be closed. However these restriction shall not be applicable on the following essential services as mentioned in the notification. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Guideline To Restaurants And Sports Complexes In DelhiGovernment of NCT of Delhi through its Health and Family Welfare Department has called for the closure of all restaurants, sports complexes and events with more than 20 persons. Takeaway service are allowed to continueMarch 31, 2020
Delhi Order On Covid-19Government of NCT of Delhi through its Health and Family Welfare Department has called for the closure of all shops in malls in the NCT except shops dealing with items of daily needs (groceries, pharmacy, vegetables)March 31, 2020
Delhi Order Related to Essential and Non Essential ServicesGovernment of NCT of Delhi through its Health and Family Welfare Department has issued an order describing the extent of operations that can be taken by various sectors including the government. A list has been provided with a table containing essential services and the extent of operations that are permittedMarch 31, 2020
Delhi Guidelines To Private Establishments On COVID-19All Private Sector Offices(MNC,IT firms, Industries, Corporate Offices etc.,) situated in Delhi are advised to allow employees to work from home till 31st March 2020. The General Public and particularly children, Senior Citizens and person with Medical conditions specified in the notification are also advised to stay at homeMarch 31, 2020
Delhi Guideline On COVID-19Government of NCT of Delhi through its Health and Family Welfare Department has issued an order calling for closure of gyms, night clubs, theatres, weekly bazaars and other mass gathering in consonance with Delhi Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020March 31, 2020
 Goa
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Goa Public Holiday On Account Of COVID-19 EpidemicThe Government of Goa in pursuance of Section 144 in the state has declared Public holiday for the Government and Private Offices in the state of Goa from 23rd March 2020 to 25th March 2020 Midnight. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 25, 2020
Goa Government Orders Section 144 In South Goa To Control COVID-19 EpidemicThe Office of District Magistrate, South Goa has imposed Section-144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 in consonance with the Notification issued by Public Health Department of Goato control the spread of Covid 19 epidemicNo Effective End Date Available
Goa Government Orders Section 144 In North Goa To Control COVID-19 EpidemicThe Office of District Magistrate, North Goa has imposed Section-144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 in consonance with the Notification issued by Public Health Department of Goa to control the spread of Covid 19 epidemicNo Effective End Date Available
 Gujarat
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Advisory From Government Of Gujarat To Not Terminate Employees Or Reduce Wages In View Of COVID-19 PandemicGovernment of Gujarat has advised the Private Establishments to Not Terminate Employees Or Reduce Wages In View Of COVID-19 Pandemic. Please refer the notification for more detailsNo Effective End Date Available
Gujarat Valsad District Adminstration Directions To Reduce The Spread Of COVID-19District Administration Valsad in Gujarat has issued directions to close down 19 industrial establishments as mentioned in the notification in Valsad District till 29th March 2020 in order to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to the notifications for detailed informationMarch 29, 2020
Announcement Of Lockdown Of Important Municipal Corporations To Reduce The Spread Of COVID-19The Gujarat Epidemic Regulation 2020 is under implementation now to combat the effects of Corona virus and to control the spread of epidemic diseases. In accordance with the above only the following services will need to be operational in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot municipal corporation limits till 25th March, 2020. All government and municipal corporation/Panchayat services, Milk, Vegetables, fruits, kirana and provisional stores,Medical stores, clinics, hospital, laboratories, medicines and medical devices manufacturing company and their research and development centres, pharmacy and diagnostics services Electricity services, insurance company, internet/telephone and IT/ITES, Railway and transportation services, Media – newspapers, petrol pumps and sewage s maintenance Bank/ATM, Bank clearing house and Stock exchange, All essential items godown and other essential services, Fertilizer and fertilizer material, medicines, pest control and manufacturing of other things related to essential services, transport and related e commerceMarch 25, 2020
 Haryana
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Exemption On Online Delivery Services In HaryanaThe Commissioner Of Police, Gurugram has allowed exemption to certain online delivery services to operate in the jurisdiction. Please refer to the notification for detailed information.April 14, 2020
Advisory From Principal Secretary Department Of Labour Haryana To Not Terminate Employees Or Reduce Wages In View Of COVID-19 PandemicThe Principal Secretary, Department Of Labour Haryana has issued advisory in view of outbreak of COVID-19. In view of the same and consistent efforts of the government requesting citizens to remain at home and worker/employee will be constrained to abstain from the work periodically. Noting that employer may dispense with the services of the worker or may force the worker or employees to go on leave without wages/salaries. The termination of employee from the job or reduction in wages in this scenario would further deepen the crisis and will not only weaken the financial condition of employee but also hamper the efforts to combat the present crisis. Hence in the backdrop of such challenging situation all the employers of public/private establishments are being advised to extend their coordination and not to terminate any employee,workers particularly casual or contractual workers from the job or reduce their wages. Further if the place of employment is to be made non operational due to COVID-19, the employee of such unit should be deemed to be on duty and be paid in fullNo Effective End Date Available
Revised Order For Imposing Lock Down In The Entire State Of Haryana On Account Of COVID-19Government of Haryana has extended the lock down to the territorial jurisdiction of remaining all the fifteen revenue districts namely Ambala, Bhiwani, CharkhiDadri, Fatehabad, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mahendegrah, Mewat(Nuh), Palwal, Rewari, Sirsa and Yamuna Nagar and making effective for whole State on Monday 23rd March 2020 to 31st March 2020 subject to various restrictions and exemptions as mentioned in the notifications. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Precautionary Measures To Prevent And Contain The Spread Of COVID-19 In Karnal, HaryanaDistrict Administration of Karnal, Haryana vide notification No. SPL-1/P.A, issued directions regarding containment measures that are to be taken to prevent and contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease till 31st March 2020. As per the notification, the regulations are as follows (1) Suspension of operations of Gym, Swimming pool etc., (2)Suspension of operation of all night clubs, Bars, Cinema halls etc., (3)Any gathering of mass is restricted to 20 persons. (4) Irrespective of faith/denominations all Religious gatherings are regulated to prevent any crowd. (5) Closure of schools, colleges, universities etc., (6) Suspension of operations of dine in services in all the restaurants, cafes, eateries etc. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Order On Lock-down In Territorial Jurisdictions Of Revenue Districts In GurugramGovernment Of Haryana lock-down in the territorial jurisdiction of revenue districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, Panipat, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Panchkula from 9 pm on Sunday.22nd March 2020 to 31st March 2020, stipulating the following restrictions: i. No public transport services including operation of taxis, auto- rickshaws will be permitted. The exception will include transport of all kinds to and from hospitals, airports, railway station, bus terminals/ bus stands and for the purpose essential services. ii. All shops, commercial establishments, offices and factories, workshops, godowns etc. shall close their operations except for essential services mentioned in Para below. iii. All foreign returnees are directed to remain under strict home quarantine for a period as decided by local Health Authorities. iv. People are required to stay at home and come out only for basic services while strictly following social distancing guidelines issued earlier. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Announcement Of Lock-down Of Major Districts In Haryana To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Haryana has issued a notification announcing the lockdown of major disticts such as Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, Panipat, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Panchkulaetc effective 22 March 2020 to 31st March 2020March 31, 2020
Guidelines To Factories And Establishments In The State Of Haryana In Respect Of COVID-19Government of Haryana vide notification No. 748-824 has issued guidelines to the management of Factories/Establishments in the State of Haryana in the view of prevailing epidemic situation of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As per the notification, all the Factories/Establishments shall mandatorily follow the guidelines prescribed by the Government of Haryana. The guidelines in brief are as follows (1)frequent and thorough hand washing facility to all workers, customers and work-site visitors. In case of unavailability of soap or running water, alcohol-based hand rubs with 60% alcohol content shall be provided (2) Encourage workers stay at home if they are sick and to call State helpline no.8558893911 or 108 (3) Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes and various other steps as mentioned in the notification. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationNo Effective End Date Available
Gurugram COVID-19 District Administrator OrderDistrict Administration suspends operations of all general utilities, clubs, malls, theaters used by public except pharmacies and medical establishment, grocery stores and super markets. Restrictions have been imposed on any mass gathering of more than fifty personsMarch 31, 2020
All Private, Corporates, Establishments And Factories To Be Completely Shut Down In GurugramAll Private Sector Offices(MNC,IT firms, Industries, Corporate Offices etc.,) situated in Gurugram are advised to allow employees to work from home till 31st March 2020. The General Public and particularly children, Senior Citizens and person with Medical conditions specified in the notification are also advised to stay at homeMarch 31, 2020
 Himachal Pradesh
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Stoppage Of Movement Of Stage Carriage, Public Service Vehicle And Contract Carriage In The State Of Himachal PradeshGovernment of Himachal Pradesh vide notification no. TPT-F(10)-5/2020 has directed that the movement of all stage carriage, PSV and contract Carriage public transport including taxi/ maxi cabs shall be completely banned within the State up to 31st March 2020(midnight). The operation of inter-State Stage Carriage and Inter State Public Transport or Buses (Private as well as STU)restricted up to 10% and 50% respectively of the normal operation and operation of taxi/ maxi cabs including auto-rickshaws shall now be totally banned up to 31st March 2020 (midnight). There shall be total ban on entry and exit of contract carriage passengers transport vehicles up to 31st March 2020(midnight). The Private vehicles will be plied only if essentially required for visiting hospitals and for availing or maintenance of essential services. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Directions To All the Industrial Establishments And Factories On Account Of COVID-19 In Himachal PradeshGovernment Of Himachal Pradesh vide notification no. HFW-A-A(3) 1/2020 has issued directions to all the industrial establishments and Factories in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As per the Notification, all the industrial establishments and factories in the state shall take immediate measures to promote social distancing, maintain sanitization and hygienic working conditions. The attendance and timings of personnel shall be staggered by the owner or person in charge. Roster of employees will be prepared in such a manner that they report to their duties in two slots on alternate days. 50% of the employees may be present every day and the remaining 50% may work from their home or residence. Any employee who develops symptoms of COVID-19 may be advised to proceed on paid leave. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationApril 15, 2020
Himachal Pradesh Kangra District Adminstration Directions To Reduce The Spread Of COVID-19District Administration Kangra in Himachal Pradesh has issued directions to close barber shops, saloons or beauty parlours as mentioned in the notification in Kangra District till the end of two months unless rescinded earlier. The order further stipulates that there should be no public gathering and congregation of more than 4 persons at any public place or inside any vehicle in the entire district of KangraMay 21, 2020
Preventive Measures To Control The Spread Of COVID-19 In The State Of Himachal PradeshGovernment of Himachal Pradesh has issued guidelines on the Measures to Control the Spread of COVID-19- In the State Of Himachal PradeshNo Effective End Date Available
 Jammu and Kashmir
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
Announcement Of Lock-down Of Magisterial Jurisdiction Of Jammu To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The District Magistrate Of Jammu has issued prohibitory orders from 8 pm on 22/03/2020 till 6 pm on 31/03/2020 and that there shall be complete shutdown of all Anganwadicenters, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Malls, Gyms, shops, businesses, markets and establishments etc., within the territorial jurisdiction of district Jammu, except for the essential services and supply chains required to maintain the essential services. That there shall be complete restrictions on the movement of InterState /Intra State Buses; Matadors; and other modes of public transports, except for authorized SRTC buses plying for essential purposes. There shall be complete ban on assembly of three or more persons for any reason whatsoever. That assemblies of any kind for demonstrations, rallies, processions, protests etc., are completely prohibited; That gatherings of any kind (social/cultural/political/religious/academic/sports/seminar/conference etc.,) shall be completely prohibited. That people are required to stay at home and come out only to procure essential commodities for consumption (one person per vehicle), in the immediate vicinity of their homes, while strictly following the norms of social distancing, provided further that there shall not be an assembly of more than three customers/clients in any establishment for seeking essential services. This shall particularly be ensured by the Banks, ATMs, Post Offices, Chemist and Grocery stores/shops. Any violation of this order shall invite punitive action under section 188 of Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
 Karnataka
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Exemption Of Online Delivery Services and Passes for Such Operators,Retailers In KarnatakaThe Government of Karnataka has issued a memo listing out the retailers /operators and online delivery services which are allowed to operate. However, these operators/retailers have to obtain passes for vehicles/persons from any of the eight Deputy Commissioner of Police, City Armed Reserve Police, Bengaluru City, who is in charge of online servicesNo Effective End Date Available
Implementation Of A Pass System To Regulate The Movement Of People In KarnatakaIn view of the directions issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, intended to halt further transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the Government of Karnataka (Police Department) put in place a pass system to regulate the movement of people. Two passes will be issued for this purpose- One for persons and another for vehiclesNo Effective End Date Available
Revised Order On Complete Safety Restrictions Imposed In The State Of West BengalGovernment Of West Bengal vide notification No H&FW/131/20 in pursuance with the prior Order No H&FW/120/20 dated 22nd March 2020, has extended the Complete Safety Restrictions till midnight of 31st March 2020 to the entire State of West Bengal exempting certain establishments providing essential services like (a) Law and Order, Courts and Correctional Services (b)Health Services and Veterinary Services (c) Banks and ATMs and other establishments mentioned in the notification. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Advisory From Deputy Secretary Department Of Labour Karnataka To Not Terminate Employees Or Reduce Wages In View Of COVID-19 PandemicThe Deputy Secretary, Department Of Labour and Employment has issued advisory in view of outbreak of COVID-19. In view of the same and consistent efforts of the government requesting citizens to remain at home and worker/employee will be constrained to abstain from the work periodically. Noting that employer may dispense with the services of the worker or may force the worker or employees to go on leave without wages/salaries. The termination of employee from the job or reduction in wages in this scenario would further deepen the crisis and will not only weaken the financial condition of employee but also hamper the efforts to combat the present crisis. Hence in the backdrop of such challenging situation all the employers of public/private establishments are being advised to extend their coordination and not to terminate any employee particularly casual or contractual worker from the job or reduce their wages. If any worker takes leave, leave may be granted without any consequential deduction in wages for this period. Further if the place of employment is to be made non operational due to COVID-19, the employee of such unit should be deemed to be on dutyNo Effective End Date Available
Revised Order For Imposing Lock Down In Karnataka On Account Of COVID-19Government Of Karnataka has revised the order regarding restrictions imposed in the territorial jurisdiction of the revenue district of Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kalaburgi, Chikkabalapura, Mysuru, Madikeri, Dharwad, Mangaluru and Belagavi from 00.00 hrs of 23rd March 2020 to 00.00 hrs 1st April 2020.As per the revised order, exemption has been extended to E- Commerce/ home delivery of goods and services, Take away/ home delivery from the restaurants, Print and electronic media, Security Services including private security services, drinking Water production, supply and distribution, bus stations, railway stations, airports and allied services, Private establishments required to contain COVID-19 including production of drugs, masks, PPEs etc and various other establishment as mentioned in the order. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationNo Effective End Date Available
Announcement Of Prohibitory Order In The State Of Karnataka To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Police Department Under Government of Karnataka issued prohibitory order with the limits of Bengaluru city Commissionerate on midnight 12.00 Am of 23rd March 2020 to midnight 12.00 Am of 31st March 2020.All shops and commercial establishment, workshops, godowns dealing with non essential services shall close their operations subject to the exceptions mentioned below: 1. All labour intensive industries shall work at fifty percent of their strength on rotation basis ensuring that social distancing measures are strictly adhered to. They are advised not to remove any worker on this account and advised to sanction paid leave on these days to the remaining workers. 2. All information technology and bio-technology units will ensure work from home except where it is not feasible to do so and in respect of the needs and staffs dealing with critical and essential services. 3. All air-conditioned bus services of road transport corporation and private operators shall be stopped. 4. All inter-state and inter-district services shall not be operated from these districts. However the following essential services will be excluded from the operation of the above restriction 1. Food, ration shops, milk, vegetables, groceries, meat, fish, fruit markets and shops 2. Transport of all goods 3. Police and fire services 4. Government offices, ULB’s and Panchayati Raj Institutions offices, postal services 5. electricity, water and municipal services 6. Bank/ATM, Telecom 7. Home delivery of food, pharmaceutical and medical equipment’s 8. Take away from restaurants 9. Agriculture, Sericulture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries related shops and markets 10. Canteen services provided by Government and local bodiesNo Effective End Date Available
Announcement Of Lock-down In The State Of Karnataka To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19Further to the Announcement Of Lock-down Of Major Districts In Karnataka To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19, Government of Karnataka has locked down the State of Karnataka from 00:00 hrs 23rd April 2020 till 00:00 hrs 1st April 2020April 1, 2020
Advisory For Employees Of Information Technology And Bio-Technology Companies To Work From Home In KarnatakaGovernment Of Karnataka has issued advisory for Employees of IT and Bio Technology Companies to Work From Home in view of prevailing situation of COVID-19 across the world and in the state of Karnataka. The companies are advised to strictly adhere to the mentioned guidelines: Employees who are working on mission critical and essential services only to operate from office. All other employees work from home. The management of IT and biotech companies should put in place a self regulatory mechanism for the same keeping in mind employee safety is of paramount importance. To facilitate work from home the government has written to BESCOM and internet service providers to provide uninterrupted power supply and connectivity. Minimize contact among employees by replacing face to face meetings with tele-conversation or video conference. Business and personal travel may be put on hold unless it is unavoidable and critical. Social distancing is a public health measure that implemented during highly contagious outbreaks and hence social distancing has to be followed and such other details as mentioned in the notifications. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Announcement Of Lock-down Of Major Districts In Karnataka To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19Government of Karnataka has imposed restrictions in the territorial jurisdiction of the revenue district of Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kalaburgi, Chikkabalapura, Mysuru, Madikeri, Dharwad, Mangaluru and Belagavi from 00.00 hrs of 23rd March 2020 to 00.00 hrs 1st April 2020. All shops and commercial establishment, workshops, godowns dealing with non essential services shall close their operations subject to the exceptions mentioned below: 1. All labour intensive industries shall work at fifty percent of their strength on rotation basis ensuring that social distancing measures are strictly adhered to. They are advised not to remove any worker on this account and advised to sanction paid leave on these days to the remaining workers. 2. All information technology and bio-technology units will ensure work from home except where it is not feasible to do so and in respect of the needs and staffs dealing with critical and essential services. 3. All air-conditioned bus services of road transport corporation and private operators shall be stopped. 4. All inter-state and inter-district services shall not be operated from these districts. However the following essential services will be excluded from the operation of the above restriction 1. Food, ration shops, milk, vegetables, groceries, meat, fish, fruit markets and shops 2. transport of all goods 3. Police and fire services 4. Government offices, ULB’s &Panchayati Raj Institutions offices, postal services 5. electricity, water and municipal services 6. Bank/ATM, Telecom 7. Home delivery of food, pharmaceutical and medical equipment’s 8. Take away from restaurants 9. Agriculture, Sericulture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries related shops and markets 10. Canteen services provided by Government and local bodiesApril 1, 2020
Karnataka Government Directive For Paid Leave For Employees Infected By Corona VirusThe Government of Karnataka vide notification No 170, towards prevention of spreading of Corona virus in Karnataka, has instructed Labour department to take necessary action. Since there is a need for leave for infected employees, if any, the concerned employees who are covered under ESI should obtain declaration from ESI hospital and submit to the employer to avail twenty eight days of leave with wages. Those employees who are not covered under ESI shall avail leave for twenty-eight days of paid sick leave along with other leave as per Section 15(3) of Karnataka Shops And Establishment Act 1961. Please read the notification for detailed informationNo Effective End Date Available
 Kerala
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Announcement Of Lock-down In The Entire State Of Kerala To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Kerala, vide G.O.(Ms) No.49/2020/GAD, in exercise of powers conferred on the State under section 2 of The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, read with all other enabling provisions of The Disaster Management Act, 2005, hereby notify lockdown in the entire state of Kerala with immediate effect till 31.03.2020 at 24:00 hrs prescribing the following regulations and measures during the said period.(1)All passenger transport services including inter-state, inter-district and intra-district operations of road transport corporations and private operators shall be stopped. (2) Use of taxis and auto rickshaws including Uber, Ola etc will be permitted only for procurement of essential commodities, medicines and for attending to medical emergencies. (4) Not more than one adult person will be permitted in private vehicle excluding the person driving the vehicle (7) All commercial establishments, offices, factories, workshops, godowns etc. shall close their operations except those exempted in clause 8 of this order. Any person who disobeys any part of this order shall be deemed to have committed an offence under sections 188, 269, 270, 271 of Indian Penal Code. Please refer to the Order for more detailsMarch 31, 2020
Circular On COVID-19 For Factories And Boilers In KeralaThe Government of Kerala announces directives applicable to all factories coming under the purview of The Factories Act 1948 and The Kerala Factories Rules 1957No Effective End Date Available
COVID-19 Guidelines For Private Establishments Regarding Provisions Of Safety Measures For The EmployeesThe Government of Kerala has released circular which prohibits the use of Bio metric punching system till 31st March 2020 and also directs the employers to provide Non alcoholic cleaning wipes, pair of disposable latex gloves and disposable face mask to the employees immediatelyMarch 31, 2020
Extension On Deadline For Renewal Of Licences And Filing Of Tax Returns On Account Of COVID-19 In The State Of KeralaThe Government of Kerala vide notification No. 695/2020/ has notified that, on account of COVID-19 and the special circumstances the last date of filing of various taxes (Property Tax, Entertainment Taxes etc) and renewal of licenses (Trade licence etc) for shops and establishments has been extended to 30th April 2020April 30, 2020
 Madhya Pradesh
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Order On Lock-down In Indore To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The District Magistrate, under Government of Madhya Pradesh hereby notifies a lock down in the whole Indore with immediate effect . All shops and commercial establishment, shall close their operations and all person including international visitors coming inside the area of Indore will be properly checked by Medical Officer and Corona effected person will be admitted in quarantine. All visitors, travelers coming from corona effected countries and other areas shall inform through phone number 0731-2537253 till 5.00 pm as well directed to all drivers, operator will drop passengers in concerned places mentioned in notification subject to the exceptions mentioned below: a) police, Medical Establishment, Fire Department, ration shop, Railway, Airport b) banks shall remain open from 11.00 am to 02.00 pm c) ATM d) essential commodities, manufacturer of essential commodities etc. Please refer notification for further informationMarch 25, 2020
Order On Lock-down In Bhopal To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The District Magistrate, Office Collector Under Government of Madhya Pradesh hereby notifies a lock-down in the whole Bhopal with immediate effect . All shops and commercial establishment, workshops, Government Offices shall close their operations and directed all inhabitants to stay at home subject to the exceptions mentioned below: a) medical shop, Hospital, petrol b) Fruit, Vegetable shop, retail shop, milk shop etc shall remain open from 06.00 am to 9.30 pm c) LPG Gas company such as Indane, Bharat, Hindustan Petroleum Company and filing centre shall be free from this notification d) Sanitizer, Medicine, ATM Vehicles, LPG Gas Cylinder Vehicle, Animal Fodder, essential commodities e) manufacturer of essential commodities, LPG Gas f) Police Department and Government officesMarch 24, 2020
 Maharashtra
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Issue Of Order Under Section 144 Of Cr.P.C In The District Of Pune On Account Of COVID-19District Collector has passed an Order for imposition of Section 144 of Cr. PC, 1973 in whole District of Pune. As per the Order all the industries, establishments and Factories both tiny and small scale have bee directed to shut down manufacturing and all other allied activities till midnight of 31st March 2020. Collector also directed all the employers of Public and Private establishments to extend their co-operation by not terminating their employees, particularly casual or contractual workers from job or reduce their wages. if any worker takes leave, he should be deemed to be on duty without any consequential deduction in wage for this periodMarch 31, 2020
Advisory Note From The Department Of Industrial Safety And Health PuneThe Department of Industrial Safety and Health Pune, on the Letter Dated 23.03.2020 to the Occupier/ Manager of different Factories and Establishments, subsequent to imposition of sec 144 under CrPC by the district collector in the whole Pune District, to close down the factories and establishments and all other allied activities till midnight of 31st March 2020. Further all the employers of public/private establishments are advised to extend their co-operation by not terminating their employees, particularly casual or contractual workers from job or reduce wages. Please refer to the letter for further detailsMarch 31, 2020
Announcement Of Lock-down In Maharashtra To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Maharashtra has issued a notification announcing the lockdown of the entire state. All state borders will be sealed except for movement of essential goods. All shops including commercial establishments, offices, factories, workshops, godownsetc shall close their operations. However essential services and transport will continue to operate. Public transport services such as intercity MSRTC buses, buses and Metro will not be permitted to operate. The order also prohibits the congregation of 5 or more persons in any public place. The notification is effective 23 March 2020 to 31st March 2020. Please refer to the notification for further detailsMarch 31, 2020
Maharashtra Palghar District Administration Directions To Reduce The Spread Of COVID-19Government Of Maharashtra has issued directions to all the IT and Software establishments in the jurisdiction of Palghar district, to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. As per the notification, all the IT and Software establishments in the jurisdiction of Palghar district, are directed to be shut down from 20th March 2020 till 31st March 2020. All the employees of such establishments shall be allowed to work from home, excluding the following establishments: (1) Water supply (2) Sanitation services (3) Banking services (4)Telephone and communication services (5) Railways and transport services(6) Food, Vegetable, Milk, Drinking Water and Grocery Goods Service (7) Dispensary, Medical Centre, Dispensary (8) Electricity, Petroleum Oil and Energy (9) Broadcast Media (10) Port (11) IT Services (required) to be supplied to the service (12) To produce, transport and supply chains for storage of essential commodities including online trade (E-commerce), storage of medicines, pesticides and medical materials, foodstuffs and essential commodities in the warehouse. While the Production and manufacturing process wherein continuity of process is required, such establishment should be continued with minimum staffing (maximum of 5%).2) Establishment / warehousing, pharmaceuticals, and other foodables, mask-making companies and other essentials, such as pharmaceuticals, sanitizers, disinfectants, cold storages for storage of essential food items. Also, the establishments that provide them with this work can at least keep on manpower. Any employees who are infected with COVID-19 shall not be allowed to come in contact with other employees of the establishment; However, employers shall not reduce the salary of such infected employee. Please rer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Pune Guidelines For Establishments On COVID-19The District Collector Office, Pune District Disaster Management cell under the power given by Disaster Management Act & Maharashtra Police Act 1951 ban below activities until further orders: 1. Where 5 or more people will assemble to attend private or public function, cultural or religious activities, festivals, celebrations, urus, fun fairs, melas, entertainment programs, sports or other competitions within Pune district shall be banned 2. Where 5 or more people will assemble in private or public activity such as workshop, camps, training class, meetings, processions, Pune darshan tours, intra or international tours, as well as govt meetings except meetings related to important matters shall be banned 3. Shop/Service Establishment, restaurant/eating houses/mess, shopping complex, malls, super markets, entertainment places, clubs/pubs, sports grounds, swimming pools, gardens, cinema halls, theaters, school, colleges private classes, gyms, museum, Video parlour, online lottery centers, etc. within pune district shall remain closed. 4. All permit room, beer bar in Pune district shall remain closed till 31.3.2020,5. Restrictions placed on all citizens to visit public places unnecessarily and without any valid reasonNo Effective End Date Available
Pune Government Advisory to IT Software ITES Establishments COVID-19Pune Administration has instructed all IT, Software, ITES Establishments to provide work from home to employees and advised to allow employees to work from home till 31st March 2020. The General Public and particularly children, Senior Citizens and person with Medical conditions specified in the notification are also advised to stay at homeNo Effective End Date Available
Maharashtra Labour Department Order To Employers On Termination Of Employees During Covid-19 EpidemicGovernment of Maharashtra, Labour Department has ordered all employers not to terminate any employees during COVID-19 outbreakNo Effective End Date Available
Mumbai Guidelines On Covid-19Government Of Maharashtra Department Of Health & Family Welfare has issued a notification mandating closure of schools, cinema halls, swimming pools, gyms, malls, mills, spa center, clubs, discotechque, amusement parks etc. It has also directed all private , corporates, establishments to be comppletely shut down. Please refer the notification for more detailsNo Effective End Date Available
Maharashtra MahanagarPalika COVID 19 GuidelinesMunicipal Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai issued these regulations to implement containment measures in the city such as restriction of vehicular movement in areas of isolation centers, closure of schools, offices, cinema halls, swimming pools, gyms and stipulating that non essential office services function at only 50% staff capacityNo Effective End Date Available
 Meghalaya
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Issue Of Order Under Section 144 Of Cr.P.C In The District Of East Khasi Hills On Account Of COVID-19Office of District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills District issued an order under Section 144 of Cr. P.C effective form 10.:00 P.M of 23rd March 2020 and shall remain in force till 5.00 A.M of 26th March 2020, imposing the following prohibition (I) Operations of all markets, commercial and financial establishments in East Khasi Hills District (ii) Operations of all forms of public transport(iii) Assembly of gathering of 5 or more persons in all public areas, premises, commercial and residential localities beyond the individual households. This Order will not be applicable to the Security Forces and Medical Teams on duty, Pharmacies and all essential services including Health Services, MeECI, Public Health Engineering(PHE) Department, Public Works Department(PWD), Police and Armed Forces, Fire and Emergency Service, Food and Civil Supply Department, Shilong Municipal Board, Telecom, Telegraph and IT Services, Banks and ATMs. Movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities, security forces, medical equipment’s and goods vehicles and print and electronic media are also exempted. However Drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocolsMarch 26, 2020
Meghalaya East Khasi Hills District Administration Directions To Reduce The Spread Of COVID-19District Administration East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya has issued directions to close markets, commercial and financial establishments and public transport. The order also prohibits assembling of 5 of more person in public areas, premises, commercial and residential localities beyond the individual household. The order will come into effect from 10:00 PM on 23rd March 2020 and shall remain in force till 5:00 AM of 26th March 2020March 26, 2020
 Mizoram
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Announcement Of Partial Lock-down In Mizoram To Control Spread Of COVID-19Government of Mizoram has implemented one week of Partial Lock-down in the state to prevent any outbreak or cases of COVID-19 in interest of public health and safety with effect from 22nd March 2020 (Sunday) till 29th March 2020 (Sunday). In this regard, all shops and business establishments barring pharmacies and shops selling essential commodities will remain closed during the lock down period, all public transport services (buses, taxis, mini-vans, sumos and others) and private vehicles will be off the roads during this period. Ambulances, Fire & Emergency Services vehicles, vehicles for upkeep of law and order purposes, vehicles of accredited journalists and electronic media, vehicles of government servants/people/personnel engaged in any aspect of COVID-19 prevention and mitigation, vehicles carrying essential commodities and ferrying people related to essential services and vehicles ferrying government servants/personnel for providing public services will be exemptedMarch 29, 2020
 Odisha
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Stoppage Of All Construction Work on Account Of COVID-19 In The State Of OdishaThe Government of Odisha, vide notification No. 8941/H&FW, has issued orders relating to stoppage of all construction work across the State except construction work for healthcare facilities and work related to COVID-19. This is in exercise of its powers under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and the framed Odisha COVID-19 Regulation 2020No Effective End Date Available
Announcement Of Lock-down Of Major Districts In Odisha To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Odisha has issued a notification announcing the lockdown of major districts such as Khurda, Ganjam, Kendrapada, Angul, Balasore, Bhadraketc effective 22 March 2020 to 29th March March 2020March 29, 2020
Guidelines To Private Establishments In The State Of Odisha In Respect Of COVID-19Government of Odisha vide notification No. 748-824 has issued guidelines to the Government Offices and Private Establishments in the State of Odisha in the view of prevailing epidemic situation of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As per the notification, Private establishments may be advised to allow their employees to work from home as far as possible and feasible. If working in office/shop floors/commercial establishments is essentially required, such work may be managed with minimum number of employees during this period. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Guidelines To Factories In Respect To COVID-19 In The State Of OdishaGovernment of Odisha vide notification No. 748-824 has issued guidelines to the Factories in the State of Odisha in the view of prevailing epidemic situation of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As per the notification, all the Factories shall mandatorily follow the guidelines prescribed by the Government of Odisha. The guidelines in brief are as follows (1)frequent and thorough hand washing facility to all workers in a place with soap and alcohol- based hand rubs. (2) Encourage workers stay at home if they are sick and to call State helpline no. 104 and various other steps as mentioned in the notification. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationNo Effective End Date Available
 Puducherry
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Announcement Of Lock-down In The Union Territory Of Puducherry To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Puducherry has issued a notification announcing the lockdown of the entire state including all shops, commercial establishment, factories, workshops, godownsetc, however, production and manufacturing units which require continuous process such as pharmaceuticals, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient etc. may function. Further, manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities like medicines, sanitary items, dal and rice mills, food and related units, dairy units, feed and fodder units etc. will continue to operate. The order further prohibits the congregation of 5 of more persons in any public place. The order is effective immediately and valid upto 31st March 2020March 31, 2020
 Punjab
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Announcement Of Lock-down In The State Of Punjab To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Punjab has issued a notification announcing the lockdown of the entire state including all private establishments, public transport, etc., however essential services will continue to operate. The notification is effective 22 March 2020 to 31st March 2020March 31, 2020
Punjab Guidelines On COVID-19Government of Punjab has ordered for closure of all malls, gatherings in restaurants, hotels, marriage halls, clubs to be restricted upto fifty persons only, all sports events have been cancelled, markets closed till 31st March 2020March 31, 2020
 Rajasthan
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Announcement Of Lock-down In The State Of Rajasthan To Control Spread Of COVID-19Government Of Rajasthan has issued order to lock down all government Offices, commercial and private establishment, Factories and workshop, warehouses and godowns, transport vehicles of public and private passenger vehicles from 22nd March 2020 to 31st March 2020. Please read notification for detailed information towards exemptions allowedMarch 31, 2020
Rajasthan Guidelines For COVID-19The Government of Rajasthan issued this Notification advising that the employers of industrial and commercial institutions and the managers of public sector undertakings should provide the workers / employees of thier institute in the first phase of work from home till 31.03.2020March 31, 2020
 Sikkim
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Sikkim Guidelines On COVID- 19The Government of Sikkim through its Home Department issued this Notification in exercise of powers under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 containing regulations relating to persons, health institutions and authorised persons as mentioned under the Act. It prohibits functioning of gyms, casinos and fitness clubs as well as Universities and Anganwadis. Entry of Domestic tourists is stopped till 15th AprilApril 15, 2020
 Tamil Nadu
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Announcement Of Restriction In The State Of Tamil Nadu To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19In exercise of powers under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, the Government of Tamil Nadu has already issued the Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 for the prevention and containment and prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, now, under section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and regulations made thereof, it is hereby ordered that the following restrictions shall be imposed in the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Tamil Nadu from 18.00 hrs of 24.3.2020 to 06.00 hrs of 1.4.2020. People are required to stay at home and come out only for accessing basic and essential services and strictly follow social distancing norms detailed in this order and maintain a distance of 1 meter or 3 feet norm. Any congregation of more than 5 persons in public places is prohibited (District Collectors and Commissioner of Police, Chennai have to issue orders separately). All shops, commercial establishments, TASMAC shops, shall close their operations subject to the exceptions indicated in this order. Public transport services including operation of private buses, stage/contract carriages, State Transport Undertakings, Metro services, taxis, share-autos, auto-rickshaws and ride sharing services including air-conditioned bus services of State Transport Corporation and private operators will not be permitted. However, exempted categories indicated in this order will be permitted. All teachers and staff of all educational institutions shall work from home till 31.3.2020 except, where conduct of examinations/evaluation is required. This, however, will not apply to Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Medical Wing of Annamalai University, all (Government, Private, Self Finance, Deemed Universities) Medical, Dental and Nursing Colleges and these institutions will continue to function. Please refer the notification for detailed informationApril 1, 2020
Guidelines Issued To Factories And BOCW Establishments In Tamil Nadu To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Tamil Nadu, the government has issued strict guidelines to be followed by all Factories and BOCW establishments in the state of Tamil Nadu. The guidelines reinforce the adherence and compliance to the health and safety provisions mentioned in the Factories Act 1948 and Building and other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act 1996 and prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 among their workersNo Effective End Date Available
 Telangana
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Telangana Government Directive For Paid Holiday For Employees During Lock down PeriodThe Government of Telangana vide G.O.Rt.941, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 13 and Section 31(2) of the Telangana Shops and Establishment Act, 1988 has ordered all shops and establishment other than those exempted shall be closed during notified lock down period i.e. from 22nd March 2020 to 31st March 2020 in public interest and shall be declared as paid holiday for all categories of employeesMarch 31, 2020
Further Announcement On Lock down In Telangana To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19The Government Of Telangana issues further direction to streamline implementation of the lock down where (1) more than one person shall not be allowed to move two wheeler and not more than two person shall be allowed in four wheeler (2) movement of person shall not be allowed other than medical care during period from 7.00 Pm to 6.00 Am (3) Shops And Establishment except hospital and pharmacies shall not be allowed after 6.30 P.m. (4) residents shall procure essential goods and services from shops and establishment located within radius more than three Kilometre from residents. All restriction shall not apply on Insurance Service Provider, employee or person deployed for control of COVID 19No Effective End Date Available
Announcement Of Lock-down In The State Of Telangana To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Telangana hereby notifies a lockdown in the whole State of Telangana with immediate effect till 31st March, 2020 . All shops, commercial establishments, offices, factories,workshops, godowns etc. shall close their operations. However, production and manufacturing units which require continuous process such as pharmaceuticals, API etc. may function. Further, manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities like dal and rice mills, food and related units, dairy units, feed and fodder units etc. will also be permitted to operate. Subject to the exceptions mentioned below: a) Banks/ATMs and related activities.b) Print and electronic media, c) IT and ITeS, including telecom, postal and internet Services, d) Supply chain and transport of essential commodities e) E-Commerce (delivery) of essential goods including food, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, f) Sale of food items, groceries, milk, bread, fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish and their transportation and warehousing activities, g) Take-away/ home delivery at restaurants, h) Hospitals, optical stores, diagnostic centres, pharmaceuticals manufacturing and their transportation, i) Petrol pumps, LPG gas, oil agencies, their godowns and their related transport operations, j) All security services including those provided by private agencies, k) Private establishments that support the provisioning of essential services or the efforts for containment of COVID-19 l) Airports and related services. In addition mentioned Departments/Offices of the State Government shall be fully functional) District Collectorate/Divisional offices/Mandal Offices b) Police c) Health d) Urban Local Bodies/Panchayatraj institutions e) Fire f) Taxation, Excise, Commercial Tax, Transport, Stamps and Registration g) Electricity and water supply h) Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Agricultural Marketing i) Civil Supplies j) Regulatory departments like Pollution Control Board, Legal Metrology, Drug Control Administration etc. k) All Central Government departments related to the above. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationMarch 31, 2020
Telangana Issues Standard Operating Protocol For IT Companies/IT ParksThe Government of Telangana has issued a standard operating protocol for IT companies/IT Parks in light of the COVID-19 outbreakNo Effective End Date Available
 Uttar Pradesh
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Announcement From District Magistrate Of Lucknow Uttar Pradesh To Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19District Administration, Lucknow the Government Of Uttar Pradesh has ordered all premises owners, operators and managers of all the restaurants (including restaurants within the residential complex), Dhaba, food stalls, coffee houses / cafes, food hotels, sweets stores, roadside eateries  etc. should be closed till 31st March 2020. These orders will come into force with immediate effect.  Violation of the order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code as per the powers provided in para 15 (fifteen) of the above notificationMarch 31, 2020
Announcement Of Lock-down In The State Of Uttar Pradesh To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Uttar Pradesh has issued a notification announcing the lockdown of major districts such as Agra, Lucjnow, GautamBudh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Muradabad, Varanasi, Kanpur, Bareli, Meerut, Lakimpur, Prayajraj, Gorakhpur, Aligad, Saharanpur etc effective 23 March 2020 to 25th March 2020March 25, 2020
Paid Leave For Employees Infected By COVID-19 And Declaration Of Holiday With Wages For Employees In Uttar PradeshGovernment Of Uttar Pradesh vide notification no. 09 /2020/446 /xxxvi- 03-2020-30(sa)/2020 has issued certain regulations to all the Shops and Commercial Establishments and Factories on account of COVID-19 and shall come into force with immediate effect . As per the notification, the Employee/Workmen affected by the COVID-19 or who are suspected to be affected by COVID-19 and kept in isolation shall be provided with paid leave of 28 days by their Employer on submission of medical certificate at the time of re-joining the duties after fitness. Employee/ Workmen of the Shops and Commercial establishment or factories which is closed temporarily by the orders of the State Government Or District Magistrate shall provide holiday with Wages by the Employer for the period of such temporary closure. All Shops and commercial establishment or factories where ten or more employees/ workmen are employed shall display on notice board and main gate of the establishment safety measures prescribed by State or Central Government on COVID-19. Please refer to the notification for detailed informationNo Effective End Date Available
Lucknow Order On Covid-19Government Of Uttar Pradesh has issued guidelines for Lucknow regarding COVID-19 precautionsMarch 23, 2020
GautamBudh Nagar Order On COVID-19The Zilla Magistrate for GautamBudh Nagar has ordered closure of all multiplexes, gyms, cineplex until 31.03.2020March 31, 2020
 Uttarakhand
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Announcement Of Lock-down In The State Of Uttarakhand To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19The Government of Uttarakhand hereby notifies a lock-down in the whole state of Uttarakhand from 21:00 hrs on 22nd March 2020 to 23:59 hrs on 31st March 2020. All shops and commercial establishment, workshops, godowns dealing with non essential services shall close their operations subject to the exceptions mentioned below:i) offices charged with law and order and magisterial duties, ii) police iii) Medical and Health iv) urban local bodies vii) fire ix) Electricity, water municipal corporation x) postal service xi) supply chain and related transportation xii) E-commerce delivery of essential goods xiii) food, Groceries, Milk, Bread, Fruit, Vegetable, Meat, Fish, Atta etc.’ and their transportation related activities and warehousing xiv) Hospital, chemist stores, drugs, pharmacy and manufacturing, transportation xv) Petrol pumps, LPG Gas, oil agencies, godowns and transportation related activities xvi) production and manufacturing units xvii) manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities. Please refer notification for more detailsMarch 31, 2020
 West Bengal
Notification NameSummaryEffective End Date
West Bengal Government Declares Complete Safety RestrictionsThe Government of West Bengal has issued a notification stipulating certain restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID 19. The safety restrictions will be effective 23rd March 2020 to 27th March 2020. Please read the notification for further detailsMarch 27, 2020

 

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