Regulatory Changes Due to Covid 19 (April)

Regulatory Changes Due to Covid 19 (April)

Displaying data for the month of April 2020

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Central /  StateDocument TitleDate IssuedSummaryMandatory or AdvisoryIndustry(ies) ImpactedValid TillDoes it Impact Komrisk Database?
Jammu & KashmirDOs and Don't for Bio-Medical Waste Handling 30-04-2020All the Health Care Facilities (HCFs) and Common Bio medical waste treatment facilities are requested to follow the specific procedure/guidelines regarding handling, collection, transportation and disposal of biomedical waste generated from COVID-19 affected persons as under:
DOs:
Keep separate colour coded bins/bags/containers in wards and maintain proper segregation of waste as per Bio (BMW) Management Rules 2016 and CPCB guidelines.
Double layered bags (two bags) should be used from COVID-19 patients.
Bags/containers used for collecting Bio medical waste from COVID-19 wards should be labelled as "COVID-19 waste" to identify the waste easily for priority treatment and immediate disposal.
Separate record of Bio-Medical
Dedicated trolleys and collection bins with “COVID-19" waste labelled are to be used in COVID-19 isolation wards.
The (inner and outer) surface of containers should be disinfected  with 1% Sodium Hypochlorite S
Don’t :
Don’t store or mix Covid-19 Bio medical waste with any type of mix
Don’t get exposed to Covid-19 Bio Medical waste, without adequate PPE
Don’t store covid-19 Bio-Medical waste more than 24 hours
Don’t allow any worker showing symptoms of illness to work at facility.
MandatoryHealth Care EstablishmentsNo end date specifiedYES
HaryanaGovt of Haryana issues Order dated 30th April 2020 announcing various allowances for industries and commercial establishments30-04-2020Department of Industries and Commerce, Govt of Haryana issues Order dated 30th April 2020 announcing various allowances for industries and commercial establishments.
Key Points:
a. Waiver of rent due against Govt/Panchayati Raj Institutions/Local Body buildings and shops including Start Ups in the Start Up incubators of the Department of IT for the period between 15th March 2020 to 15th May 2020
b. 50% waivers of simple interest for all dues to Govt Department, Boards, Corporation and Authorities,
c. Waiver of two months of Motor Vehicle Tax for commercial vehicles
d. Extension of validity period of all Govt Contracts till lockdown (3rd May, 2020) or any other date as notified by Govt.
AdvisoryAllDifferent timeline for separate actionsNO
CentralMOHFW issued letter dated 30th April 2020 with revised list of district wise containment zones and provides clarification to the Chief Secretaries of all States and UTs  30-04-2020Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, issues letter dated 30th April 2020 to the Chief Secretaries of all States and UTs providing clarification on the district wise classification of red/orange/orange zones in every State. This clarification has been provided as few States have raised issue on the inclusion of  certain districts under red zone.
The MOHFW has clarified that the list is a dynamic one and will be updated on a weekly basis or earlier and will be communicated to the concerned States. It is further clarified that States are also empowered to designate additional containment zones if required without diluting the zonal classification of districts communicated by the MOHFW.
For districts having more than one municipal corporation, they might be treated as separate units. In case of a unit declared to be a containment zone and if no case of Covid gets reported for previous 21 days, then such unit can be considered to be one level lowers in the containment zone list.
The letter also provide an updated list of districts with 130 red zones, 284 orange zones and 319 green zones.
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaGovt of Haryana issues letter dated 30th April 2020 providing further clarification to order of the MHA dated 15th April 202030-04-2020Govt of Haryana issues letter dated 30th April 2020 providing further clarification to order of the MHA dated 15th April 2020. It states that automatic self generated approval to operate shall be given as soon as application is submitted in the portal for the following activities. However this will not apply to the districts of Faridabad, Gurugram, Sonipat, Panipat, Nuh, Plawal, Jhajjar and Panchkula out of the 14 districts in Haryana.

a. For of the industries/industrial activities/commercial establishments -
i. in case of workforce requirement up to 20 people, 100% of the requirement shall be allowed
ii. in case of workforce requirement more 20 people, 50% of the workforce or 20 people whichever is higher shall be allowed.

b. For IT/ITES Units -
i. in case of workforce requirement up to 20 people, 50% of the requirement shall be allowed
ii. in case of workforce requirement more 20 people, 33% of the workforce or 10 people whichever is higher shall be allowed..

c. For Construction projects -
i. In case of in-situ constructions allowed under Clause 16(iii) of the MHA order dated 15th April, 2020 operations shall be allowed with 100% workforce 
ii. In case of non-in-situ constructions allowed under Clause 16(i) and (ii) of the MHA order dated 15th April, 2020 operations shall be allowed with 50% workforce subject to issuing of Blue passes.
 
The letter further clarified that, if in any of the 14 districts of Haryana if the number of Covid-19 positive cases reaches 15, then all the above operations shall be stopped with immediate effect. 
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralEPFO vide press release dated 30th April 2020 declared that contribution under Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provident Act, 1952 can be made by employers after filing ECR30-04-2020EPFO vide press release dated 30th April 2020 declared that filing of monthly Electronic-Challan cum Return (ECR) is separated from payment of the statutory contributions under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provident Act, 1952, keeping in view the current scenario of lockdown announced by the Govt to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
ECR can now onwards be filed by an employer without the need of simultaneous payment of contributions and contributions may be paid later by the employer after filing the ECR.
AdvisoryEvery employer covered under  Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provident Act, 1952No end date specifiedYes
Andaman & NicobarAdvisory for use of homemade protective face cover for face and mouth 30-04-2020The Andaman and Nicobar Administration has advised people who are not suffering from medical conditions or breathing problems to use handmade reusable face cover while stepping out of their house.

This face cover is not recommended for either health workers or those working with or in contact with COVID-19 patients or are patients themselves as these categories of people are required to wear specified protective gear.

It is advised that two sets of such face covers be made so that one can be washed while the other is used. Hand washing would still remain essential criteria and hand should be washed before wearing the face cover. Such face covers should also not be thrown anywhere but kept safely, washed properly with soap and hot water and dried properly before they are used.

These face covers could be made out of clean cloth available at home, which needs to be thoroughly cleaned and washed before a face cover is stitched/made. The face cover should be prepared in such a manner that it can cover the mouth and nose completely and can be tied over the face easily

There must not be a sharing of face covers and a face cover must be used by only one individual. So, in a family of several members, each member should have a separate face cover. 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaCommissioner, BBMP directs mandatory use of Face Masks in public places and in any working space with more than 5 people30-04-2020The Commissioner, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (“BBMP”) has in an order dated 30th April, 2020 keeping in mind the social distancing norms, use of face masks etc. directed the following:

i. Wearing of facial mask to cover mouth & nose is compulsory in public places and in any working space with more than 5 people.

ii. Facial masks and gloves used by any of the Households (HHs) and Commercial Establishments (CEs) should be properly handed over to Waste Collectors in covers of closed bags as part of Sanitary (Reject) waste.

iii. Spitting, urinating, littering and any kind of related public nuisance is banned and will be considered as public offence.

For any violation of the above, the following penalties are to be attracted:
(a) On First violation: Rs. 1000/-
(b) On second and subsequent violation: Rs. 2000/-
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
DelhiDelhi Government releases guidelines for management of COVID-19 outbreaks in containment zones.30-04-2020The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Government of NCT Delhi in a notification dated 30.04.2020 has released a guideline for managing COVID-19 outbreaks in the identified 100 containment zones in the NCT Region of Delhi. These guidelines the following aspects:

i. Screen of residents in containment zones.

ii. Conducting COVID-19 tests as per protocol.

iii. Educating persons about the Aarogya Setu application along with the instructions provided by the Ministry of Ayush.

iv. Maintaining a database of senior citizens, people with comorbidities. Etc.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralRBI extends truncated market hours till further notice.30-04-2020The Reserve Bank of India has through a notification dated 30.04.2020 ordered that in view of the persisting operational dislocation and elevated level of health risks, the amended trading hours i.e. from 10am to 2pm for RBI-regulated markets shall be extended till further notice. MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaHaryana Public Works Department issued advisory for all workplace and health care facilities on use of Air Conditions and Ventilation30-04-2020Haryana Public Works Department issued advisory for all workplace and health care facilities on operating Air Conditions and Ventilation system.
For Workplace, it has been stated that AC should be used in vacant rooms for cooling purposes but should be switched off before entry of any person in the room to avoid contamination, thereafter ceiling fan should be switched on. Adequate ventilation should be ensured by keeping windows open thereafter. Every fortnight inspection of the indoor unit coils of the AC should be done. Exhaust fans should be installed if not installed in the first place.
MandatoryPrivate and Commercial Establishment and Health Care Facilities No end date specifiedYes
MaharashtraExemption from payment of late fee of the Maharashtra  State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 197530-04-2020The whole of the late fee payable by the registered employer in respect of
monthly or annual returns pertaining to any periods up to March 2020 and monthly
period of April 2020, is exempted subject to fulfilment of eligibility conditions
mentioned below:
i) Any amount payable (tax + interest) as per return should have been/shall
be paid on or before the filing of returns.
ii) The aforesaid employers should submit the returns pertaining to any
periods up to April 2020 on or before 31 May 2020
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
Tamil NaduTN streamlines issue of movement passes30-04-2020Tamil Nadu government streamlines the process of issuing passes for inter-district and inter-state travel for emergency purposesMandatoryALLNo end date specifiedNO
CentralExtension of validity of registration certificate  for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence study in New Drugs 30-04-2020The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued a circular whereby the registration certificates for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence (BA/BE)study centers have been deemed to remain valid provided applications for renewal of the certificates have been made or are intended to be made in For CT- 08 along with requisite fees and documents, 90 days prior to the expiry of the existing registration certificate.MandatoryPharmaceutical industryNo end date specifiedNO
CentralCircular on relaxation in compliance requirements pertaining to Mutual Funds30-04-2020In a Circular dated 30th April, 2020 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has issued information regarding relaxation in compliance with requirements pertaining to Mutual Funds under the provisions of the SEBI (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996.
The implementation policy of the following have been decided to be extended till 30th June, 2020:

1. Risk management framework for liquid and overnight funds and norms governing investment in short term deposits dated September 20, 2019 - Liquid funds shall hold at least 20% of its net assets in liquid assets

2. Review of investment norms for mutual funds for investment in Debt and Money Market Instruments dated October 1, 2019 - Existing open ended mutual fund schemes shall comply with the revised limits for sector exposure..

3. Valuation of money market and debt securities dated September 24, 2019 -  Amortization based valuation shall be dispensed with and irrespective of residual maturity, all money market and debt securities shall be valued in terms of paragraph 1.1.2.2 of the Circular

Further, the timelines for submission of cyber security audit reports is extended by two months i.e. till August 31, 2020.
The timelines for filing scheme annual reports for the year 2019-20 is extended by one month i.e. till August 31, 2020.
Background:
Previously, in a Circular dated 23rd March, 2020 SEBI had granted various relaxations in compliance with requirements pertaining to Mutual Funds. In addition to those relaxations, the present Circular has been issued based on the representations received from AMFI.
MandatoryMutual Fund and Asset Management Companies30-06-2020Yes
CentralMandatory Pre-shipment sampling, testing and stuffing of export consignment of small cardamom to Saudi Arabia 30-04-2020The Spices Board, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Govt. of India in a Circular dated April 30, 2020 has informed that it has decided to include exports of Small Cardamom to Saudi Arabia under the mandatory sampling and testing program of Spices Board.
 
Further, the temporary exemption granted for mandatory pre-shipment sampling, testing and stuffing for export consignments of spices and spice products, as given in Circular No. SRD- S/03/0002/2019 dated 26th March 2020, on account of COVID 19 shall not be applicable to exports of Small Cardamom to Saudi Arabia.

The Circular specifies that the Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has revised the maximum limits of pesticide residues (MRLs) in Small Cardamom and has prescribed the new MRLs in Small Cardamom for the pesticides listed in the Circular such as Acetamiprid, Cyhalothrin (includes lambda cyhalothrin), Cypermethrin (including alpha-and zeta- cypermethrin), Profenofos, Triazophos, Dithiocarbamates. Accordingly, The Spices Board decided to include exports of Small Cardamom to Saudi Arabia under the mandatory sampling and testing program of Spices Board.
 
Also, the export of Small Cardamom from India to Saudi Arabia shall be allowed only with the cleared analytical report from Spices Board's Quality Evaluation Laboratory (QEL) for the pesticides at SI. No 1-5, with effect from 4th May 2020 and SI. No 1-6 with effect from 25th June 2020.

The minimum quantity required for the analysis is 200 gm of each sample. The analytical report will be issued in 4 working days from the date of receipt of sample at the QEL. The prescribed fee for the analysis of parameters at SI. No 1 to 5 Rs. 6,600 plus applicable taxes/charges and the testing will be undertaken by QELs at Kochi and Mumbai in the initial phase.

The Circular is addressed to 1) All Exporters of Spices/ Exporters' Associations, 2) All Commissioners/Officials concerned of Customs across India, 3) All Regional Offices / QELs/ SRDs of Spices Board.
MandatoryEntities involved in export of Small Cardamon to South AfricaNo end date specifiedNO
Telangana Telangana Government extends grace period for payment of motor vehicle tax for a period of one month beyond the lifting of lockdown30-04-2020The Telangana Government has extended the grace period for payment of Motor Vehicles tax for the quarter ending 30-06-2020. The grace period is for one month beyond the lifting of lockdown which is imposed for prevention of COVID-19 as a one time measure. No penalty shall be levied under Section 6 of the said Act in respect of Motor Transport Vehicles.MandatoryTransportation and storage30-07-2020NO
HaryanaRelaxation in working hours of adult workers in registered Factories in Haryana.29-04-2020All registered factories in Haryana have been exempted from the following provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 which relate to:
i. Weekly working hours (Section 51);
ii. Daily working hours (Section 54); and
iii. Spread over or working hours including interval for rest (Section 56); subject to the following conditions:
a. total working hours in a day shall be restricted to 12 hours;
b. the spread over, inclusive of intervals for rest, shall not exceed 13 in any one day;
c. total number of hours of work in any week, including overtime, shall not exceed 60;
d.  no worker shall be allowed to work overtime, for more  than 7 days at a stretch and the total number of  hours of overtime work in any quarter shall not exceed 75. (conditions (a) - (d) under Section 65 (3)).
e. This exemption does not provide immunity from any other provision under the Factories Act, 1948 or any other State or Central Law as may be applicable to the factory and its workers.
f. Exemption is valid till 30.6.2020.
g. Wages for overtime work has to be paid  at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages (Section 59)
h. Instructions issued by Central as well as Haryana Government, including ones pertaining to social distancing, sanitization, etc., have to be strictly followed.
MandatoryManufacturing30-06-2020Yes
OdishaRelaxations for Contractors29-04-2020● Offices in containment zones shall remain shut
● Contractor/Head of agency shall furnish details of personnel working to Collector/Municipal Commissioner
●  Two wheelers to have one rider only and cars shall not have more than 2 passengers including driver
● Passes are required for movement of personnel
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaRelaxations for Industrial units29-04-2020● Collector/Municipal Commissioner may permit operations
● Offices in containment zones shall remain shut
● Head of the unit shall furnish details of personnel working to Collector/Municipal Commissioner
●  Two wheelers to have one rider only and cars shall not have more than 2 passengers including driver
● Passes are required for movement of personnel
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaCOVID-19 management related tasks for COVID observers29-04-2020The COVID observers shall
● regularly review the performance of the district in respect of the following:
● Handling the Quarantine Facility at GP/ Urban Local Body level and the testing as per H&FW Dept. protocols. The TMCs at GP level must maintain desired hygiene, sanitation and social distancing with necessary discipline and security arrangement impeding any infiltration into villages.
● Management of COVID-19 hospitals including COVID care centres at Block level.
Mobilisation and deployment of health professionals and workers and their training for COVID-19.
● Implementation of containment strategy including testing, contact tracing and isolation.
● Supply of essential commodities and other entitlements, including PDS, MDM/ SNP, cash allowances etc.
● Functioning of markets by enforcing of social distancing.
● Opening up of economic activities
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMHA allows movement of stranded migrant workers, students, tourists and pilgrims with conditions29-04-2020The MHA has relaxed lockdown measures to allow movement of migrant workers across states but with strict health protocols. The ministry said the new guidelines amid the Covid-19 outbreak will come into effect from May 4.

All states and UTs have been asked to designate nodal authorities and develop standard protocols for receiving and sending stranded persons. The nodal authorities shall also register the stranded persons within their states and UTs.

On arrival at their destination, they would be assessed by the local health authorities, and kept in home quarantine, unless the assessment requires keeping a person in institutional quarantine. They would be kept under watch with periodic health check-ups. For this purpose, such persons may be encouraged to use Aarogya Setu app through which their health status can be monitored and tracked
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Dadra & Nagar HaveliDadra & Nagar Haveli Administration allows 77 industries to start operations subject to conditions29-04-2020The UT Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli vide an order dated 29th April 2020 has published the industries with their name and address which can start their operations. The order states that the industries will have to follow conditions prior to starting their operations and to continue to follow the conditions.

The keys conditions are: -

1. Disinfecting specific areas within the premises.
2. Transportation facility to be provided and norms of social distancing to be followed.
3. Medical insurance of workers is mandatory.
4. Vehicles and machinery entering the premise should be disinfected.
5. Entry and exit points to have provisions of hand wash and sanitizer preferably touch free mechanism.
6. Large gathering are discouraged (more than 10)
7. Hospitals nearby which treats COVID-19 patients to be identified.
8. Passes to be obtained from the district administration for additional workforce.
9. All industrial workers to download Arogya Setu app and Bluetooth to be activated.
10. Cleaning of premise to be done three times a day. 
MandatorySpecific list of 77 Industries with name and address. No end date specifiedNO
TelanganaTelangana PCB advises industries applying for CFE/CFO to apply online for recommendations by the Committee Members29-04-2020The Telangana PCB has in a notification dated 29.04.2020 advised all industries applying for Consent for Establishment (CFE)/Consent for Operation (CFE) to apply through the online portal at ipass.telangana.gov.in or tsocomms.nic.in/TLNPCB for obtaining recommendations by the CFE & CFO Committee members through email for processing their consent requirements. AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralRBI Notification dated 29th April 2020 on extension of timeline for filing regulatory Return by SCBs, Payment Banks, Local Area Banks, All India Financial Institutions, Co-operative Banks29-04-2020RBI on 29th April 2020 issued Notification extending the timeline for filing the regulatory return by SCBs, Payment Banks, Local Area Banks, All India Financial Institutions (Exim Bank, NABARD, NHB and SIDBI) and Co-operative Banks. The due dates for the returns mentioned in the said Notification has been extended by a period of 30 days from the actual due date.
RBI further clarified that that no extension in timeline is permitted for submission of statutory returns under the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, RBI Act, 1934 or any other Act (for instance, returns related to CRR/SLR).
AdvisoryScheduled Commercial Banks, Payment Banks, Local Area Banks, All India Financial Institutions (Exim Bank, NABARD, NHB and SIDBI)No end date specifiedNO
LadakhGovernment of Ladakh revises the SOP for the movement of the trucks outside of UT Ladakh carrying all the essentials29-04-2020In view to supply essential commodities in Ladakh region trucks / tankers are allowed to cross Zojila Pass 11th April, 2020 onwards and they have to follow certain SOP in this regard like only one driver and a cleaner / helper is allowed and if a person has COVID-19 symptoms then they will have to turn around. Medical camp with screening facilities will be established for the purpose of screening individuals.

In addition to that trucks carrying food, vegetables and other essential items for Kargil district will be escorted with double escort system from Meena-Marg organised by IGP, Ladakh and will terminate at Khri Sultan Cho Stadium Bemathang distribution depot (where trucks will be off loaded). The convoy will not anywhere other than designated camps en-route Leh. The camps will have facilities of public convenience and light refreshments (deignated camps to be set up at Meena Marg and Likir). The purpose of convoy will be to ensure that drivers and helpers do not interact with locals both in Kargil and Leh.

Further the police escorts will see off the convoy at zero point at the Zojila Pass.
MandatoryTransport / LogisticsNo end date specifiedNo
SikkimProcess for applying for vehicle e-pass in Sikkim28-04-20201. The interstate medical permit for one way or two way travel to exit and/or re-enter the state will be issued depending on sole discretion of the Approving Authority.
2. Strict actions shall be taken against those found misusing the e-pass
3. The pass holders are requested to carry the Driving License compulsorily
4. The state authority is liable to cancel the pass anytime
5. People on Government/Medical/Press Media should carry their respective ID Card.
6. For interstate permits may kindly apply to respective District Magistrates of the district you are residing
7. The vehicle e-Pass is only for intrastate/interstate travel
8. This Vehicle e-Pass is non-transferable
9. A maximum of five people will be allowed in a single vehicle e-Pass & all are required to carry their respective ID Cards. The number of people travelling maybe reduced by sole discretion of the Approving Authority
10. DOCUMENT PROOF(S) IS/ARE REQUIRED TO BE UPLOADED ACCORDING TO THE PURPOSE YOU ARE CHOOSING FOR THE VEHICLE E-PASS. A MINIMUM OF ONE DOCUMENT PROOF OR A MAXIMUM OF FIVE DOCUMENT PROOFS MAY BE UPLOADED FOR VERIFICATION. MAX SIZE FOR EACH DOCUMENT IS 5 MB & FILE TYPES ACCEPTED ARE JPG, JPEG, PNG & PDF.
11. CLICK ON "INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR VEHICLE E-PASS" ON THE TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE CORNER FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
12. IT'S MANDATORY TO HAVE INSTALLED AAROGYA SETU APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE FOR ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR VEHICLE e-PASS
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaRelaxations And Restrictions Issued By Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.28-04-2020The Bhubaneshwar Municipal corporation by an order dated 28-04-2020, has declared certain activities under the allowed categories and certain under the prohibited category.
Allowed categories:
1. Shops including rations shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal feed and fodder, seeds, fertilizers and pesticides including their transportation, warehousing and related activities.
2. All shops including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes registered under Odisha Shops and Commercials Establishments Act, 1956 except shops in market complexes and multi-brand and single brand malls, with 50% strengths of workers.
3. Shops that repair and service electrical and electronic appliances including fans, air coolers, water purifiers, air conditioners, mobile phones, computers, Accessories, etc.
4. All motor garage, battery shops, type shops, motor part shops, lubricant shops.
5. Shops selling educational books and stationeries for students.
6. Take away & Home Delivery restaurants.
7. Home Delivery of essential commodities by operators/online delivery services & Couriers services such as Amazon, Flipkart, Uber Eats etc.
8. Home delivery of all essential goods through E-commerce/online platforms.
9. Retailers of food and grocery items such as Big Bazar, reliance fresh, Omfed, Opolfed, Chilika Fresh, Spencer’s which can function all days.
10. Banks and ATMS, including IT vendors, for banking operations, banking correspondents.
11. Telecommunications Internet Services, broadcasting and cable services/DTH and optical fibre.
12. Petrol pumps, LPG, Petroleum and Gas retail and storage outlets.
13. Private Security services and facilities management services for maintenance and upkeep of office and residential complexes.
14. Hotels, Home stays, Lodges and Motels which are accommodating tourists and persons stranded due to lockdown medical and emergency staffs air and sea crew.
15. Establishments used/earmarked for quarantine facilities.
16. Services provided by self employed persons like electricians, IT Repairs, Plumbers, motor mechanics and carpenters.
17. Constructions of works in construction projects, where workers are available on site and no  workers are required to be brought in from outside.
18. Shops dealing in construction equipment’s and supplies.
19. Offices of Industries and business establishments in Bhubaneshwar will be allowed to operate with 25% staff strength
Prohibited category:
1. All market complexes, multi brands and single brand malls.
2. Gymnasium/ Game Parlours/ Saloons/ Spas / Beauty Parlours/ Message Centres.
3. All shops including thelas of Pan and Betel, tea coffee, fast food tiffin and fruit juice.
Condition and timing of operation:
1. Not more that 5 customers at a time
2. Shop owners responsible to maintain social distancing.
3. Wearing of mask by each employee
4. Employees having flu like symptoms not to allowed to work
5. Provision of hand washing/sanitising to maintained.
6. Vegetable/grocery market to continue to function.
7. All retail shops other than essential commodities and medicine to be open between 8 AM and 6PM
8. Trade licence or certified copies to be used for movement of Shop owners.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
ChhattisgarhRegarding permission / acceptance to visit (interstate) within the state of Chhattisgarh and in other states for prevention of infection of corona virus28-04-2020While permission for inter-district travel in Chhattisgarh is to be provided by the District Magistrate, with regard to inter-state travel between Chhattisgarh and other States (for emergencies like death or medical emergency) will require permission from the Home (Police) Department.

In order to obtain permission for inter - State travel related to emergency, send an e-mail to cg.homesecretary@gmail.com
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhRegarding amendment and clarification of additional permitted activities from April 20, 2020 in the remaining areas except the content zone within the district / hotspots identified in the lockdown announced for Novel Corona virus infection control.28-04-2020The General Administration Department, Naya Raipur, Atal Nagar, Government of Chhattisgarh in an order dated 28th April, 2020 has issued amendments and clarifications regarding operation of shops in additional permitted activities which are allowed from 20th April, 2020, except in containment zones or hotspots within the district as identified by the State Government.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiDelhi Govt. directs all Labs to provide complete report of every first test that is +ive  and report of every patient undergoing repeat test in view of COVID-19 to Integrated Disease Surveillance Program28-04-2020In an Order dated 28th April, 2020, the Health and Family Welfare Department, Delhi (“Department”) has directed all laboratories in the State to provide reports to the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program Delhi via e-mail in the following form:

1. Complete Report of every first test that is positive, along with the scanned Requisition Form

2. Complete Report of every patient undergoing a repeat test, along with the scanned Requisition Form.

The laboratories have to send these documents in addition to the line lists that all labs are currently sending to IDSP.

Background:

The COVID-19 pandemic is a threat to the well-being of people in Delhi. Testing and tracking all fresh positive cases as well as the tracking of repeat samples is critical for the state to ensure immediate monitoring of all cases. Therefore, in order to collect the required information, the present Order is issued.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
TripuraTripura Government imposes penalty of Rs. 100/- for not wearing masks in public places/government offices/PSUs etc.28-04-2020The Chief Secretary, Government of Tripura has ordered to impose a fine of Rs. 100/- on any Government / PSU employee who is found not wearing face mask/cover in Government / PSUs office, particularly corridors, meetings and rooms where there are more than one person.MandatoryGovernment officesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralThe Ministry of Shipping announced monetary compensation to dependant members /legal heirs of port employees/Workers to cover the risk of life due to Covid 19 contamination while doing their duty.28-04-2020The Ministry of Shipping by a letter dated 28-04-2020, provided monetary compensation to dependant members /legal heirs of port employees/Workers to cover the risk of life due to Covid 19 contamination while doing their duty.
An amount of 50 lakhs compensation has been fixed as compensation. The claim should be verified by the Port Chairman. The ports will utilize their internal resources for the disbursement of compensation The compensation is applicable only for the pandemic of COVID-19 and it shall be in force up to 30-09-2020.
MandatoryAll30-09-2020No
KeralaKerala PCB Notification regarding online submission of renewal of license/ authorization28-04-2020In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Pollution Control Board, Kerala had extended the validity of licenses/ authorizations up to 30th June, 2020 (for all industries/ establishments whose validity period of licenses / authorizations would expire between 15th March to 30th April 2020) with unaltered terms and conditions.
Such industries / establishments need to submit an online application for renewal of licenses/ authorizations by 31st May, 2020.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
BiharBihar Health Department makes wearing of masks compulsory27-04-2020With a view to contain and control the spread of COVID-19 infection, the Health Department of Bihar (“Department”) has issued an Order for everyone to use masks / face covers whenever they step outside their house. All fruit sellers, vegetable vendors, cleaners, grocery shopkeepers, Sudha Dairy, drugstores and the workers therein. People who visit such stores/ shops are also required to cover their faces with a cloth or face masks. The Department has further clarified that over and above the N95 masks, home stitched double-layered masks may also be used. The Department has further clarified that N 95 masks are meant for doctors and medical officers / personnel involved in examination and treatment of COVID-19 patients. 3 ply masks or double layered cloth masks may be used by office workers and other citizens. Please note that the Order is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralRBI Announces ₹ 50,000 crore Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds (SLF-MF)27-04-2020The RBI in a view to preserve the financial stability has taken necessary steps to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In a view to easing liquidity pressures on MFs, the RBI has decided to open a special liquidity facility for mutual funds of Rs. 50,000 crore. Under the SLF-MF, RBI will conduct repo operations of 90 days tenor at a fixed repo rate and the funds availed under SLF-MF will be used by the banks exclusively for meeting liquidity requirements. Liquidity availed under SLF0MF would be eligible to be classified as held to maturity (HTM) even in excess of 25 per cent of total investment permitted to be included in the HTM portfolio.AdvisoryFinancial institutions11-05-2020NO
Dadra & Nagar HaveliUT Administration of Dadra & Nagar Haveli allows shops to stay open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM27-04-2020The UT Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has allowed shops to open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The shop timing will not apply in containment zones.

Pharmacies, Hospitals and other emergency services to continue during normal hours. Bars, gyms, parlours, saloons, shall be prohibited. Dining at restaurants is prohibited but they can undertake takeaway / home delivery.
MandatoryAll shopsNo end date specifiedNO
Dadra & Nagar HaveliUT Administration of Dadra & Nagar Haveli vide an order has listed down the name of industries which can start their operation but subject to few conditions27-04-2020The UT Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli vide an order dated 27th April 2020 has published the industries with their name and address which can start their operations. The order states that the industries will have to follow conditions prior to starting their operations and to continue to follow the conditions.

The keys conditions are: -

1. Disinfecting specific areas within the premises.
2. Transportation facility to be provided and norms of social distancing to be followed.
3. Medical insurance of workers is mandatory.
4. Vehicles and machinery entering the premise should be disinfected.
5. Entry and exit points to have provisions of hand wash and sanitizer preferably touch free mechanism.
6. Large gathering are discouraged (more than 10)
7. Hospitals nearby which treats COVID-19 patients to be identified.
8. Passes to be obtained from the district administration for additional workforce.
9. All industrial workers to download Arogya Setu app and Bluetooth to be activated.
10. Cleaning of premise to be done three times a day. 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalNotification regarding home quarantine to combat spread of COVID-1927-04-2020WB Government allows private quarantining of primary and secondary contacts of COVID positive cases unless they have been instructed to be brought to designated hospitalAdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralExtension of implementation date of Circular on ‘Review of Margin Framework for Cash and Derivatives segments (except for Commodity Derivatives Segment)’27-04-2020In a Notification dated 27th April, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has issued a Circular informing the extension of implementation date of Circular on Review of Margin Framework for Cash and Derivatives segments (except for Commodity Derivatives Segment).

In view of the challenges arising out of COVID-19 pandemic and various other surveillance measures in place, the time for implementing Review of Margin Framework for Cash and Derivatives segments (except for Commodity Derivatives Segment) has been extended to June 01, 2020.

Further, through the present Circular, Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations are directed to:

a) take necessary steps to put in place systems for implementation of the circular, including necessary amendments to the relevant bye-laws, rules and regulations;

b) bring the provisions of this circular to the notice of their members and also disseminate the same on their websites; and

c) communicate to SEBI, the status of implementation of the provisions of this circular in the Monthly Development Report.
MandatoryAll (provided it is a listed entity)01-06-2020NO
CentralSEBI reduces Broker turnover fees and filing fees for issuers27-04-2020In a Press Release dated 27th April, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has informed that it has reduced Broker turnover fees and filing fees for issuers in order to help market participants to tide over challenges due to COVID 19.

The broker turnover fee will be reduced to 50% of the existing fee structure for the period June 2020 to March 2021. The benefit of the above reduction in fees will automatically be passed on to the investors as well.
 
Filing fees on offer documents for Public issue, Rights issue and Buyback of shares will be reduced to 50% of the existing fee structure. This will be effective for documents filed from June 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
MandatoryAll (provided it is a listed entity)31-12-2020NO
KarnatakaIndustries starting operations in rural areas to submit self declaration of adhering to Standard Operating Unit before starting the unit27-04-2020The Revenue Department of Karnataka has directed industries starting businesses in rural areas i.e., outside the limits of District Headquarters of COVID-19 Unaffected Districts (excluding Ramanagara District) i.e., Yadgir, Koppal , Shivmogga, Chikkamagaluru, Kolar, Chamarajanagara, Raichur, Haveri and Hassan to submit a self declaration of adhering to Standard Operating Procedure in the format prescribed in the Annexure to District Industries Center before starting operations.MandatoryManufacturing IndustriesNo end date specifiedNO
KeralaKerala issues resurgent measures to assist IT/ITes companies/establishments in Government IT Parks 27-04-2020Considering the economic situation faced by IT/ITes companies/establishments, the Electronics and Information Technology Department of Kerala, issued resurgent measure to help these companies/establishments in Government IT Parks to tide over the economic crisis.
The measures are -
i. Waiver of rent for the months of April, May and June, 2020 for those who have taken upto 10,000 sq.ft of space on rent.
ii. Waiver of rent for the months of April, May and June 2020 for incubation centers irrespective of the area occupied
iii. Offering moratorium for those who have taken more than 10,000 sq. ft i.e., rent for the months of April, May and June, 2020 to be paid in July, August and September, 2020 respectively without penalty/surcharge.
iv. Waiver of rent for the  months of April, May and June, 2020 for non IT shops/establishments operating out of Government IT parks
v. Same rate of rent as in 2019-2020 to hold good for 2020-2021 with no rent escalation
vi. Waiver of surcharge on rental till September, 2020
vii. IT/ITes companies which start operations on or before 31st March, 2021  in Government IT Parks will be entitled to waiver of rent for the first 3 months.
AdvisoryIT/ITes companiesNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalSale of non-essential items are allowed through home delivery, in West Bengal27-04-2020The Government of West Bengal, vide order dated 27-04-2020, has clarified that sale of non-essential items are allowed through home delivery. All essential activities in the supply chain are also allowed.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalThe Government of West Bengal has issued a circular dated 27-04-2020, planning for gradual resumption/normalization of Hospital Services in a phased manner.27-04-2020The Government of West Bengal has issued a circular dated 27-04-2020, planning for gradual resumption/normalization of Hospital Services in a phased manner.

To ensure the safety and protection of the health care personnel and the general public approaching health care institutions, guidelines should be adhered to.

1. The guidelines relating to fever clinics should be followed and fever/respiratory illness cases should be segregated at the entry point.
2. Social distancing should be maintained in the que and waiting area.
3. Suitable restriction on visitors and use of face masks should be mandatory.
4. Waiting area should be sanitized after OPD/visiting hours
5. Suspects of COVID 19 should be kept in isolation and protocol must be followed.
6. The gaps between two beds in the IPD should be at least 1 metre
7. Doctors, Nurses, para medical should wear PPE and masks and practice frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.
8. Patients who have planned a surgery must be tested for COVID 19 first, if the patient tests positive the surgery must be delayed.
9. In case of emergency surgery may be carried out with full protection for the surgery team.
10. Bio-medical waste disposal protocol must be followed
MandatoryHospitalsNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiDelhi Government has issued an order to maintain status quo on implementation of guidelines issued on 15 Apr 2020 with a few exemptions27-04-2020The Government of Delhi has issued direction to all the departments of GNCT of Delhi to maintain “status quo” with respect to strict implementation of consolidated guidelines dated 15-04-2020 read with 26-04-2020, with exceptions in the below mentioned activities.
1. Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries and clinics
2. Movement of all medical and veterinary personnel
3. Operation of homes for children/disabled/mentally challenged etc.
4. Online teaching/distance learning.
5. Service provided by self employed persons like electricians/plumbers etc.
6. Shops for educational books and electric fans
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiOrder regarding basic physical accessibility features to PwDs27-04-2020States/UTs have been requested to urgently initiate necessary action to ensure these basic features of accessibility are provided so that PwDs, persons with restricted mobility and those dependent upon attendants/caregivers are not inconvenienced further, especially during the times of this pandemic. The basic features of accessibility are as follows:
All operating and control mechanisms and self-operated devices (sanitizer dispensers, glove cases, soaps, wash basins) are placed within approachable reach of PwDs, especially for wheelchair users.
Graphical and simple, prominent signage as per standard requirements of colour and contrast are put up.
Ramps (gradient 1:12) with railings are provided.
At least One (01) low height accessible counter at reception, testing areas and pharmacies.
Audio announcements and captioned videos for public announcements of important news to be made.
Ensure accessibility in lifts or assigning liftman in at least one lift for extending help to PwDs.
Reserving areas/ rooms/ wards for PwDs that may be provided with accessible toilets.                                                                                         
Provision for vestibular cabins for attendants of COVID-19 patients, especially with intellectual disability and mental illness.
MandatoryTesting & quarantine facilities and hospitalsNo end date has been prescribedYES
ChhattisgarhGuidelines issued in respect of the permitted activities identified from April 20, 2020 under lock down implemented in the district under Corona 19 control and prevention27-04-2020South Bastar in Dantewada of Chhattisgarh to allow the following activities from 20th April, 2020:

1. Plantation, forest promotion and allied activities;

2. Shops and establishments allowed to open only for two days of the week:
a. Building and construction related hardware (Mondays and Thursdays);
b. utensils, textiles and jewellery (Tuesdays and Fridays);
c. Fancy stores, shoes and slippers (Wednesdays and Saturdays)

3. Shops allowed to remain open on a daily basis:
a. Vegetables, fruits and food-grain;
b. Academic book store and stationary shop for students;
c. Daily Needs/ food and grocery shops;
d. Agriculture related machinery/ spare parts and repair shops;
e. Animal feed, fertilizers, pesticides, and seeds;
f. Chicken, mutton, fish and eggs;
g. Optical stores;
h. Mobile recharge (selling of mobiles not allowed);
i. puncture repairs and spare parts for two and four wheelers;
j. flour and pulses mill;
k. sale and repair of electric fans, coolers and electrical goods;
l. services of mechanic, carpenter, plumber, electrician, motor mechanic and computer repair are allowed;

Other than petrol pumps, gas agencies and medical shops all the exempted shops and establishments will be open from 9 am till 4 pm. Only registered shops and establishments will be allowed to keep open;

All shops and establishments to start working with 50% of employee  strength;

The employer of shop or establishment to ensure physical distancing and wearing of masks by all
MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
Central ICMR has listed 2 companies for faulty RT-PCR test kits and have asked the states to return the testing kits. 27-04-2020ICMR has listed 2 companies for faulty RT-PCR test kits and have asked the states to return the testing kits. ICMR has also mentioned that the testing results shows wide variations. The following 2 companies have been listed: -

1. Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech
2. Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics
MandatoryCOVID-19 testing hospitals, Diagnostics centresNo end date specifiedNO
UttarakhandExtension of Validity of Fire NOC till June 30, 2020 (for the Fire NOCs expiring from March- June 2020) in Uttarakhand27-04-2020The Police Department, Uttarakhand in a recent notification dated April 27, 2020 has informed that the validity of Fire NOC expiring in the period of March 2020 to June 2020 has been extended till June 30, 2020.
 
This has been done in the light of COVID-19 situation which is delaying or making it difficult for site inspection to be conducted on time, thereby causing difficulties for the people.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020NO
CentralRepresentation of compensation of loss to oxygen manufacturer27-04-2020The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation in a letter dated 27th April, 2020 towards All India Industrial Manufacturers' Association (AIIGMA) has asked them to provide certain necessary documents to examine the matter. The AIIGMA have requested to compensate the cost of other gases (other than oxygen) which are produced simultaneously and vented out while manufacturing to meet the demand of excess Oxygen during COVID-19. Documents required from manufacturers are -
1. Unit wise manufacturing and storage capacities of various gases, storage and sale.
2. Month wise electricity power consumption for each unit from 1st jan, 2019 till 30th Apr, 2020.
3. Month wise quantity of gas produced during the same period.
4. Quantity of gas earmarked under any contractual agreement with industries.
5. An undertaking that the above data submitted are correct and you have documentary evidence which may be produced by you for further scrutiny.
MandatoryGas ManufacturersNo end date specifiedNO
Dadra & Nagar HaveliOrder for permission to operate industries 26-04-2020In a Notification dated 26th April, 2020 the Union Territory Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu has granted various industries the permission to operate during the period of lockdown. However, such permission is subject to the following specific terms and conditions: 1. The Industry shall work only with the labourers and employees in Dadra & Nagar Haveli. No employees / labourers from the areas outside of Dadra & Nagar Haveli are allowed. 2.  All areas in the premises including the following shall be disinfected completely using user friendly disinfectant mediums: a. Entrance Gate of building, office etc b. Cafeteria and canteens. c. Meeting room, Conference halls / open areas available / verandah / entrance gate of site, bunkers. porta cabins, building etc. d. Equipment and lifts. e. Washroom, toilet, sink: water points etc, f. Walls / all other surfaces 3. For workers coming from outside the industrial unit's campus. special transportation facility with prior approval will be arranged without any dependency on the public transport system. These vehicles should be allowed to work only within 30-40 passenger capacity 4. All vehicles and machinery entering the premise should be disinfected by spray mandatorily. 5. Medical insurance of workers is mandatory. 6. Hand wash, sanitizer with touch free mechanism should be made available at all times. Further, sufficient quantities of the items must be available. 7. Large gatherings or meetings of 10 or more people to be discouraged. Seating at least 6 feet away from others on job sites and in gatherings, meetings and training sessions. 8. Not more than 2 / 4 persons (depending on size) will be allowed to travel in lifts or hoists. 9. Use of staircase for climbing should be encouraged. 10. Hospitals / clinics in the nearby areas, which are authorized to treat COVID-19 patients, should be identified and list should be available at work place all times. 11. 11. Any addition or reinforcement of workforce has to be duly informed to the District Administration for approval and passes have to be obtained before allowing them in the industries. 12. Every Industrial unit should have an Incident Management Team led by the Factory Manager / In-charge responsible for managing the situation on daily basis. Utmost and unprecedented measure have to be taken to stop the spread of Coronavirus across all sites. The Factory Manager / In-charge details and mobile number has to be provided to the District Administration. 13. Biometric attendance system should be withheld and strict protocols on social distancing and hygiene at the work place / gatherings shall be followed. 14. The Industrial unit shall do thermal scanning of all employees / visitors / drivers / transporters / representatives at the entry and exit points. 15. All the industrial workers / employee have to download the "Arogya Setu" mobile app in their mobile phones and the Bluetooth of the mobile phones will have to be activated always. The factory manager shall give details of the employees having mobile phones and the mobile app downloaded. 16. Industry is responsible to provide face masks to all the workers and ensure that the workers wear the masks the moment they step out their houses during travel ands while working in the factory. 17. Wearing of face cover I mask is compulsory in work places. 18. Sufficient provisions have to be made for frequent hand washing and supply of soap / hand wash and sanitizers to be provided for all the workers by the industry. It should be made available at entry / exit points and common areas. Frequent hand washing should be mandated. 19. Cleaning and sanitation of the entire premises to be done at least three times a day and between shifts. 20. Industry should ensure a gap of one hour between shifts and should have staggered timing for lunch breaks for workers and employees of different units in the industry. There should not be any overlapping shifts. 21. The vehicle used for the purpose of transportation of workers have to be parked inside the premises. There should not be unnecessary movement of such vehicles. 22. 22. Industrial workers residing in nearby areas will be allowed to go to the industries by walk. The workers going by walk should maintain the social distance and should always carry the pass issued by the concerned industry. No workers without valid pass shall be allowed. 23. Maintain minimalistic footfall in factory. There should be a total ban on non-essential visitors to the industry. 24. Large meetings to be prohibited. 25. If meeting is unavoidable, it should be of less than 5 in number and seating at least 6 feet away from others. 26. Each industry should have a designated areas as isolation area to confine any person developed / having symptoms till such time they are not transported out to the medical facility. All such cases have to be informed immediately to the Director, Medical Health Services, D&NH and D&D. 27. Workers should be advised to stay at home in case if any worker has any of the symptoms viz. coughing, headache, fever, body ache, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, runny nose, and sore throat etc., and shall report to the health authorities immediately. 28. Workers should be advised to not to spit in open places, work areas and other public places and also informed about the ill effected consuming tobacco products. Use of gutka, tobacco etc. should be prohibited. 29. Intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices among the workers / employees have to be done by the industry. 30. All payments of wages / salaries to Industrial employees, Contract worker and laborers to be ensured by the 5th of every month. It is the responsibility of the industries to ensure timely payments. 31. Necessary reports shall be submitted by the industrial authorities on a daily basis in the online portal developed by the Administration.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaImplementation of consolidated revised guidelines for containment of COVID-19 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India - for opening of shops in the State. 26-04-2020The Labour Department of Haryana has allowed re-opening of the shops with no prior permission by the individuals / concerned persons. In addition to that, the District Magistrates will ensure necessary monitoring and supervision regarding the same.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Himachal PradeshOrder under section 144 cr.p.c.(amendments) dated 26.04.2020 - For Bilaspur District (Himachal Pradesh)26-04-20201. All shops, including shops in residential and market complexes, except shops in multi-brand and single brand malls, outside the limits of Municipalities and Nagar Panchayats in Bilaspur District, may remain open with 50% strength of workers with strict observation of the following norms: i. social distancing; and ii. Wearing of masks; 2. All shops, including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes, except shops in multi-brand and single brand malls, within the limits of Municipalities and Nagar Panchayats in Bilaspur District, may remain open with 50% strength of workers with strict observation of the following norms: i. social distancing; and ii. Wearing of masks; (Note: It does not apply to barber shops, beauty parlours, hair salons, liquid vends, restaurants, hotels, cafes and eating joints.)MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshOrder under Section 144(1)(2) of Cr. P.C. 1973 dated 26/04/2020 - For Sirmaur District (Himachal Pradesh)26-04-20201. All persons entering Sirmaur district on the basis of e-pass shall install and activate Arogya Setu mobile application. 2. Medical examination of such persons and filling in prescribed proforma jointly by Police and Medical staff. 3. Three aspects screening of such persons, thermal screening, symptoms and travel history. 4. Person with higher body temperature, and prescribed symptoms and who come from Hotspot or Containment Zones and person travelling without valid pass to be sent to Quarantine facility for 14 days. 5. Other persons who have no symptoms shall be sent to home quarantine for 14 days after complying with requisite formalities.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Himachal PradeshRelaxation in opening of shops in Sirmaur District26-04-2020All shops in rural areas in Sirmaur District may remain open from 10 AM to 2 PM with 50% strength of workers with strict observation of the following norms: i. social distancing; and ii. Wearing of masks. Shops in urban areas in Sirmaur District may remain open from 10 AM to 2 PM with 50% strength of workers with strict observation of the following norms: i. social distancing; and ii. Wearing of masks. Shops in market complexes and shopping malls to remain closed. (Note: It does not apply to salons, barber shops, beauty parlours, spas, tea stalls, restaurants and hotels, cafe, eating joints, sweet shops (preparation and sale), sports complex,, gyms, etc.)MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Arunachal PradeshEnforcement of MHA15 order across the state26-04-2020The Government of Arunachal Pradesh issues this order instructing district authorities to implement the provisions of the MHA15 orderMandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
Dadra & Nagar HaveliExemptions allowed in certain business operations in the UT26-04-2020● In continuing with the exemption and relaxations granted under MHA 15, the Collectorate of Dadra & Nagar Haveli permits certain relaxations across the UT
● Only labourers and workers present within the state are allowed to operate. No once from outside the state will be permitted
● all common areas of business premises must be regularly disinfected
● Compulsory medical insurance to be extended to all workers
● Every industrial unit should have an incident management team
● Other provisions of the SOP from MHA15 to be strictly implemented 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaNo permission required for small residential/industrial construction sites employing upto 10 workers within municipal and rural limits of Haryana26-04-2020In furtherance to the implementation of consolidated revised guidelines for containment of COVID-19 issued by the MHA, the Haryana Government has issued a circular allowing small residential/industrial construction sites employing upto 10 workers within municipality limits and rural areas where workers are available on site to operate without permission. Standard Operating Procedures with respect to social distancing, sanitization etc must be strictly adhered to.AdvisoryConstruction industriesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralEPFO issues FAQs on EPF advance to fight COVID-19 pandemic26-04-2020Employees’ Provident Fund Organization, India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India has issued FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON EPF ADVANCE TO FIGHT COVID-19 PANDEMIC Dated 26/04/2020. For a detailed read of the FAQs, please refer the attached document.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Himachal PradeshDistrict Magistrate's Order dated 26th April 2020 on opening and closing time for Shops in rural areas of the Shimla, Himachal Pradesh26-04-2020The District Magistrate of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh issued order dated 26th April 2020 providing permission to all shops in rural areas to operate between 10 am and 2 pm.
The shopkeepers have been instructed to strictly follow social distancing norms and to adopt proper measures of sanitization of their shops. Use of mask is mandatory in the shops. No one to be allowed to be in the shop with fever/flu etc. including the owner and workers. 
MandatoryShops in rural areas in the District of Shimla, Himachal PradeshNo end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshDistrict Magistrate's Order dated 26th April 2020 on opening and closing time for Shops in rural areas of the Chamba, Himachal Pradesh26-04-2020The District Magistrate of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh issued order dated 26th April 2020 providing permission to shops in the district of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh to operate between specified timing.
Key Point:
Essential commodities shops
a. Essential commodities shops as notified from time to time shall continue to remain open throughout the area of District Chamba.
b. All shops,  in rural areas, with 50% strength of workers with wearing of masks and social distancing being mandatory shall be allowed to open during curfew relaxation hours.
c. The permissible establishments may open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
d. The shopkeepers have been instructed to strictly follow social distancing norms and to adopt proper measures of sanitization of their shops. Use of mask is mandatory in the shops. No one to be allowed to be in the shop with fever/flu etc. including the owner and workers. 
MandatoryShops in the District of Chamba, Himachal PradeshNo end date specifiedYes
HaryanaImplementation of  revised guidelines for opening of shops26-04-2020No permission will be required to re-open shops covered by  Order of the Chief Secretary  issued on 25.04.2020 / Order of MHA issued on 24.04.2020 subject to the compliance of the instructions contained therein:

In line with the Central Government Order, the Haryana Government had previously issued another Order stating that all standalone shops, shops in residential complexes will be permitted to operate in the State with 50% strength of workers with wearing masks and social distancing being non-mandatory.

Further, in sync with the Central Government Order, shops in multi brand and single brand malls will not be permitted to operate.
MandatoryAll03-05-2020YES
DelhiGovt of NCT of Delhi issues Order dated 26th April 2020 allowing Shops registered under Shops and Establishment Act to operate within and outside Municipal limits with conditions in pursuance to MHA order dated 24th April 202026-04-2020Govt of NCT of Delhi issues Order dated 26th April 2020 allowing Shops registered under Shops and Establishment Act to operate within and outside Municipal limits with conditions in pursuance to MHA order dated 24th April 2020 with specific conditions:
a. all shops (excluding the shops in multi-brand and single brand malls) outside the limits of municipal corporation and municipalities with 50% strength of workers
b. all shops (excluding the shops in market complexes, multi-brand and single brand malls) within the limits of municipal corporation and municipalities with 50% strength of workers.
The shops should ensure wearing of mask by employees/workers/staffs and maintain social distancing norms.

The above Order also amends the term "shopping complexes" under Clause 1(x) of the MHA Order dated 15th April and replaced it with the term "market complexes"

Post issuing the Order dated 24th April 2020 allowing Shops registered under Shops and Establishment Act to operate during the lockdown with specific conditions, MHA on 25th April 2020 issued following clarifications on the Order.

a. In rural areas, all shops, except those in shopping malls are allowed to open.
b. In urban areas, all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops & shops in residential complexes are allowed to open.
c. Shops in markets/market complexes and shopping malls are not allowed to open.
d. It is clarified that sale by e-commerce companies will continue to be permitted for essential goods only.
e. It is further clarified that sale of liquor and other items continues to be prohibited as specified in the National Directives for COVID-19 management.
MandatoryShops registered under Shops and Establishment Act03-05-2020Yes
CentralMHA issues Clarification to Order dated 24th April 2020 allowing shops to operate within and outside Municipal limits 25-04-2020Post issuing the Order dated 24th April 2020 allowing Shops registered under Shops and Establishment Act to operate during the lockdown with specific conditions, MHA on 25th April 2020 issued following clarifications on the Order. a. In rural areas, all shops, except those in shopping malls are allowed to open. b. In urban areas, all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops & shops in residential complexes are allowed to open. c. Shops in markets/market complexes and shopping malls are not allowed to open. d. It is clarified that sale by e-commerce companies will continue to be permitted for essential goods only. e. It is further clarified that sale of liquor and other items continues to be prohibited as specified in the National Directives for COVID-19 management.MandatoryShops registered under Shops and Establishment Act03-05-2020Yes
MeghalayaCurfew promulgated in Shillong w.e.f 26th April upto 4th May 202025-04-2020● DM imposes curfew in Shillong and adjoining areas ●  Curfew to last 6am on 4th May 2020 ●  Essential services are exempt from this Curfew order ●  Curfew passes to be obtained for movement of personnelMandatoryAll04-05-2020NO
Himachal PradeshRelaxation in curfew during the COVID - 1925-04-2020The District Magistrate of Lahul & Spiti at Keylong, Himachal Pradesh has issued further relaxations in curfew during COVID-19 lockdown. These relaxations are - 1. Increased relaxation time of 4 hours instead of 3 hours, allowing morning walks. 2. Shops (residential and market complexes) will work with 50% strength with masks compulsory and with proper social distancing. 3. Shops will remain open from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM from 27th April, 2020 (curfew will be relaxed during the same time) 4. Barber shops will not come under these relaxations, it will remain closed till further orders.MandatoryAll27-04-2020NO
PunjabPunjab issues advisory on use of air conditioners in residential, commercial and hospital spaces25-04-2020The Punjab Government issued an advisory on the use of air-conditioners in residential and commercial spaces and hospitals. For commercial and industrial facilities, adequate ventilation of the indoor environments with outdoor air has been advised. Further, mechanical ventilation systems and air conditioning systems, which provide ventilation, can perform this function more effectively than simply opening the windows, because they improve the quality of the outdoor air with filtration. For areas where fresh air is not provided, introduction of a fresh air duct attached to a central inline fan filter unit has been advised for the distribution of the fresh air by grilles into the space or near the indoor units in case of multiple cassette or multiple hi-wall units. Healthcare facilities have been advised to isolate their air-conditioning system in COVID-19 wards and isolation centres from rest of the hospital or the building considering the probability of spread of infection being higher in these areas. This is to prevent the re-circulation of air which may be containing the droplet nuclei having virus. For areas where a separate air conditioning is not possible/feasible, since exhaust air is likely to contain particles carrying the virus, suitable techniques have been advised to be undertaken to prevent the spread of the virus. The treatment of exhaust air can be done by HEPA filtration or by chemical disinfection of the exhaust air from COVID-19 patient room by bubbling the exhaust air through a “Diffused air aerator tank” (preferably of non-metallic material) holding a 1% sodium hypochlorite solution. Exhaust Air can also be treated by exposing it for 45 minutes to a temperature of 75o Celsius to inactivate the SARS-CoV.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
GoaGymnasiums/Cinema Theatres/Public Swimming Pools/Spa's/Hotels & Others To Shutdown Operations25-04-2020The Goa Government issued an order that gymnasiums, cinema theatres, public swimming pools including those in hotels, casinos, spa and massage parlours, salons, river cruises, nightclubs and multiplexes will remain closed till further ordersMandatoryGymnasiums/Cinema Theatres/Public Swimming Pools/Spa's/Hotels & Others To Shutdown OperationsNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaOpening of shops in Odisha25-04-2020The Odisha government has allowed reopening of all shops, including neighbourhood and standalone shops, those in residential complexes within the municipal limits and registered under the Orissa Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1956, except shops in market complexes and multi-brand and single-brand malls. Similarly, all shops, including those in residential and market complexes, except in multi-brand and single-brand malls in rural areas been allowed to reopen. They can be opened with 50 per cent workers with masks and social distancing being mandatory.MandatoryShopsNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaPermitted labourers to travel within state25-04-2020The factories, agencies and contractors will have to transport them from camps to work sites in designated buses, maintaining social distancing, according to the order. The industries, agencies and contractors will report the workers' details, place of work and buses to the District Collector, through the District Labour Officer. The District Collectors will issue passes to such contractors within the state for the purpose.MandatoryFactoriesNo end date specifiedYES
Himachal PradeshRelaxation in opening of shops in Kinnaur District25-04-2020All shops in Kinnaur District may remain open from 10 AM to 2 PM with 50% strength of workers with strict observation of the following norms: i. social distancing; ii. hand sanitization before entering the shops; iii. Wearing of masks. (Note: It does not apply to dhabas, bars, restaurants, liquor vends and saloons.)MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshRelaxation in opening of shops in rural areas of Kullu District25-04-2020All shops in rural areas of Kullu District (which are outside the limit of any ULB) may remain open from 10 AM to 2 PM with 50% strength of workers with strict observation of the following norms: i. social distancing; ii. Wearing of masks; iii. Separate marking to be made( by the shopkeepers/owners of the establishments) on the ground inside the shop/store and in the waiting area outside the shop at a distance of 1.5 metres to 2 metres for customers. (Note: a. It does not apply to shopping malls, dhabas, cafes, hotels, eating joints, restaurants, liquor vends and hair salons, barber shops, beauty parlours; b. Any shop/person violating the norms of social distancing shall be persecuted as per law.)MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
NagalandThe Government of Nagaland has permitted certain activities In Nagaland with immediate effect25-04-2020The Government of Nagaland vide order dated 25-04-2020, has permitted the following activities with immediate effect.
1. Shops for truck repair along the highway with stipulated minimum distancing.
2. All shops including shops in residential complexes and market complexes outside limits municipal corporation and municipalities shall operate with 50% strength, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. Shops in multi-brand and single brand malls are excluded
3. All shops including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities except shops in market complexes and multi-brand and single brand malls, with 50o/o strength of workers with wearing of masks and social distancing being mandatory.
4. Shops located in crowded areas would remain closed, other than shops dealing with food grains, vegetables, food items, medicines and other essentials.
5. Home deliveries from dine -in and food outlets shall be allowed
6. The proprietors for the shops and establishments that are allowed to open must make arrangements for hand sanitizers and soaps for the employees and get door handles/surfaces and other objects that are frequently touched by people regularly cleaned and disinfected
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaThe Government of Odisha vide an order has modified its earlier order on opening of shops25-04-2020The Government of Odisha vide an order dated 25-04-2020, has modified its earlier order dated 17-04-2020 read with order dated 18-04-2020, 19-04-2020 and 23-04-2020.
Pursuant to this order
1. Market complexes within the limit of municipal corporation and municipalities would still be closed.
2. All shops including shops in residential complexes and market complexes outside limits municipal corporation and municipalities shall operate with 50% strength, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. Shops in multi-brand and single brand malls are excluded
3. All shops including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities except shops in market complexes and multi-brand and single brand malls, with 50o/o strength of workers with wearing of masks and social distancing being mandatory.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
GoaMinutes of Goa SEC meeting dated 25-04-202025-04-2020● The State Executive Committee (SEC) of Goa held a status update meeting on 25 April 2020
● The SEC summarised the current situation in Goa
● The SEC permitted standalone shops across Goa (rural and urban) to open with 50% staff strength
● The SEC permitted e-commerce companies to continue delivery of essential goods 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Tamil NaduInfection Prevention and Control - Drug and herbal powder recommended for the frontline staff and other in Covid 19 duty for developing immunity25-04-2020The Tamil Nadu Health and Family Welfare has recommended the following medicines to the Police personnel, healthcare workers and other persons in COVID-19 duty:

1. Tablet - Zinc 150 mg once daily for 10 days;

2. Tablet - Vitamin C 500 mg or Multi Vitamin Tablets once daily for 10 days;

3. Nilavembu Kudineer and Kabasura Kudineer Herbal powder;
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaImplementation of consolidated Revised guidelines of MHA-Less than 10 workers25-04-2020No permission will be required for small residential / industrial sites employing upto 10 workers only within the limit of municipal corporation, municipalities and rural areas where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside. The workers should be subjected to social distancing sanitization etc. measuresMandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
KeralaAmendments to the Revised Guidelines issued by order no. 40-3/2020-DM-1(A) dated 24.04.2020 in Kerala 25-04-2020The General Administration Department, Government of Kerala in a recent Order dated 25.04.2020 referred to the G.O. (Ms) No. 80/2020/GAD dated 23.04.2020 and the Order No.40-3/2020-DM-1(A) dated 24.04.2020 of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and issued the following amendments to the G.O. (Ms) No. 80/2020/GAD dated 23.04.2020, which are as follows:

The following Modification is made:
In Sub clause 1.10, the term 'shopping complexes' is replaced with 'market complexes within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities'.

The following Inclusions are made (Permitted with the mentioned restrictions):
Sub-clause 15 and 16 under Clause 10 on Commercial and private establishments:

10.15 All shops registered under the Kerala Shops and Establishment Act, including shops in residential complexes and market complexes, except shops in multi-brand and single brand malls, outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, with 50% strength of workers with wearing of masks and social distancing being mandatory.
 
10.16 All shops including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, registered under the Kerala Shops and Establishment Act, except shops in market complexes and multi-brand and single brand malls, with 50% strength of workers with wearing of masks and social distancing being mandatory.
MandatoryShops, Shopping complex, market complex03-05-2020NO
HaryanaAmendments To The Revised Guidelines In Charkhi Dadri, Haryana25-04-2020The Deputy Commissioner of Chakhi Dadri, Haryana has allowed certain activities in the district such as shops of essential commodities within the municipal council, students book shops, flour mill, electric fan shops, medical stores, agriculture and health related shops, etc. In addition to that, shops in markets, malls and market complexes are prohibited. Also, e-commerce companies are allowed to supply only essential items. Further, shops in rural / urban area who are in containment area will not open. Only 50% of the employees are allowed to work in shops with proper wearing of masks and practicing social distancing strictly.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
RajasthanGovt of Rajasthan issued Order dated 25th April 2020 allowing shops to operate within and outside Municipal limits, exempted services/activities within the categories already allowed during the lockdown etc.25-04-2020Govt of Rajasthan issues Order dated 25th April 2020 amending the previous lockdown order as issued by it on 15th April 2020.
Key Points:
1. The Order allowed Shops registered under Shops and Establishment Act to operate within and outside Municipal limits with specific conditions:
a. all shops (excluding the shops in multi-brand and single brand malls) outside the limits of municipal corporation and municipalities with 50% strength of workers
b. all shops (excluding the shops in market complexes, multi-brand and single brand malls) within the limits of municipal corporation and municipalities with 50% strength of workers.
The shops should ensure wearing of mask by employees/workers/staffs and maintain social distancing norms.

2. Under permitted activities pertaining to Agriculture and Horticulture, the following were added:
i. facilities to export/import such as Pack houses, inspection and treatment facilities for seeds and horticulture produce,
ii.  research establishment dealing with Agriculture and Horticulture
iii. inter and intra state movement of planting material and honey bee colonies, honey and other beehive products;

3. Under permitted commercial and private establishments, the following were added:
i. shops of educational books for students
ii. shops of electric fans
MandatoryShops registered under Shops and Establishment Act, Public Utilities (Mobile recharge shops/facilities), Agriculture, Horticulture03-05-2020Yes
Haryana Labour Department of Haryana allows small construction activities with onsite workers25-04-2020The Labour Department of Haryana vide letter dated 25th April 2020 has issued further clarification for small construction activities.

Small residential / industrial construction sites employing up to 10 workers will not require any permission within the limits of municipal corporation, municipalities and rural areas. This applies to only those sites where workers are available on site and no workers are required from outside.

These construction workers needs to adhere to norms of social distancing and sanitization.
MandatorySmall residential / industrial construction activitiesNo end date specifiedNO
GujaratAmendments To The Revised Guidelines In Gujarat25-04-2020Government of Gujarat has permitted shops registered under the Shops and Establishment Act of the State including shops in residential complexes and market complexes to operate with 50% strength of workers by ensuring that they wear masks and follow the norms of social distancing.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MizoramMizoram Amendments to revised Lockdown guidelines25-04-2020Mizoram government issues clarifications for lockdown orders across the state. Lists out clarifications, conditions and exceptions to permitted activities.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaKarnataka Government launches COVID-19 home delivery helpline number; all persons to procure items via home delivery only24-04-2020The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority have launched a COVID-19 home delivery helpline number for home delivery of all essential commodities to citizens. The COVID-19 Home Delivery Helpline is 080 6191 4960. Shop owners have been directed to compulsorily register their shops through WhatsApp on the number mentioned above. Post launch of the helpline, all persons in Bengaluru to use this helpline and procure items via home delivery only. The order will be allotted to the shop located nearest to the person.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralDeferment of requirement for reporting of GAAR and GST in the FORM 3CD24-04-2020Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued Circular No. 10/2020 to further defer the reporting requirement pertaining to General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) under clause 30C and Goods and Services Tax (GST) under clause 44 of the Tax Audit Report from 31st day of March, 2020 to 31st day of March, 2021.MandatoryAllPermanent Change for this periodYes
CentralMHA Order dated 24th April 2020 allowing Shops registered under Shops and Establishment Act to operate within and outside Municipal limits with conditions24-04-2020MHA Order dated 24th April 2020 allows the below mentioned Shops registered under Shops and Establishment Act to operate during the lockdown with specific conditions: a. all shops (excluding the shops in multi-brand and single brand malls) outside the limits of municipal corporation and municipalities with 50% strength of workers b. all shops (excluding the shops in market complexes, multi-brand and single brand malls) within the limits of municipal corporation and municipalities with 50% strength of workers. The shops should ensure wearing of mask by employees/workers/staffs and maintain social distancing norms. The above Order also amends the term "shopping complexes" under Clause 1(x) of the MHA Order dated 15th April and replaced it with the term "market complexes" Post issuing the Order dated 24th April 2020 allowing Shops registered under Shops and Establishment Act to operate during the lockdown with specific conditions, MHA on 25th April 2020 issued following clarifications on the Order. a. In rural areas, all shops, except those in shopping malls are allowed to open. b. In urban areas, all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops & shops in residential complexes are allowed to open. c. Shops in markets/market complexes and shopping malls are not allowed to open. d. It is clarified that sale by e-commerce companies will continue to be permitted for essential goods only. e. It is further clarified that sale of liquor and other items continues to be prohibited as specified in the National Directives for COVID-19 management.MandatoryShops registered under Shops and Establishment Act03-05-2020Yes
Madhya PradeshRelaxations granted to exempted industrial activities in Madhya Pradesh during lockdown 24-04-2020In the light of the emergency situation owing to COVID-19 pandemic, the Labour Department of Madhya Pradesh has, through a Notification dated 24th April 2020, exempted all the factories (which are exempted from lockdown and not in hotspots or containment zones) registered under the Factories Act 1948 from various provisions relating to weekly hours, daily hours, Intervals for rest etc, of adult workers with the following conditions for 3 months i.e. till 24th June 2020: Ø No adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than 12 hours in any day and 72 hours in any week. Ø The periods or work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be fixed that no period exceeds 6 hours and that no worker shall work for more than 6 hours before he has had an interval for at least 30 minutes. Ø Over time wages shall be paid as provided under section 59 of the Factories Act, 1948.MandatoryManufacturing24-06-2020Yes
CentralRelaxation in timelines for compliance with regulatory requirements by Depository and depository participants.24-04-2020In a Notification dated 24th April, 2020 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has issued information regarding Relaxation in timelines for compliance with regulatory requirements by Depository and depository participants. In view of the situation arising due to COVID-19 pandemic, extended lockdown period and based on representation received from the Depositories regarding relaxation in timelines for compliance with regulatory requirements by Depositories and depository participants, it has been decided to provide the following relaxations: 1. Submission of BO Grievances Report to Depositories: Existing Timeline: 10th of the following month i.e. 10th April for the month of March 2020. Extended Timelines: May 18, 2020 for the month of March 2020 and April 2020. (SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD 2/CIR/P/2016/95 dated September 26, 2016.) 2. Submission of half yearly Internal Audit Report (IAR) by DPs for half year ended 31st March 2020: Existing Timeline: 15th May 2020 for half year ending March 2020. Extended Timelines: June 30, 2020, for half year ended March 2020. (SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD 2/CIR/P/2016/95 dated September 26, 2016.) 3. Redressal of investor grievances. Existing Timeline: Within 15 days of the date of receipt of the complaint through SCORES & within 30 days of the date of receipt of the complaint other than received through SCORES Extended Timelines: Period of exclusion shall be from March 23, 2020 till May 17, 2020. (SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD 6/CIR/P/2017/20 dated March 10, 2017 & Regulation 36 (f) of SEBI (Depositories & Participants) Regulations, 2018.) Note: A 15-day time period after May 17, 2020 is allowed to Depository / depository participants, to clear the back log. 4. Transmission of securities: Existing Timeline: Within 7 days, after receipt of all requisite documents. Extended Timelines: Period of exclusion shall be from March 23, 2020 till May 17, 2020. (CIR/MIRSD/10/2013 dated October 28, 2013.) Note: A 15-day time period after May 17, 2020 is allowed to Depository / depository participants, to clear the back log. 5. Closure of demat account: Existing Timeline: Within a period of 30 days. Extended Timelines: Period of exclusion shall be from March 23, 2020 till May 17, 2020. (CIR/MIRSD/12/2013 dated December 4, 2013) Note: A 15-day time period after May 17, 2020 is allowed to Depository / depository participants, to clear the back log. 6. Systems audit on annual basis: Existing Timeline: Within three months of the end of the financial year. Extended Timelines: July 31, 2020 for the financial year ended March 31, 2020. (SEBI/HO/MIRSD/CIR/PB /2018/147 dated December 3, 2018.) 7. Reporting for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications: Existing Timeline: Within 15 calendar days of the expiry of the quarter. Extended Timelines: May 31, 2020 for quarter ended March 2020. (SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOS2/ CIR/P/2019/10 January 04, 2019.) 8. Risk Based Supervision: Existing Timeline: 15th May for half year ended March 31, 2020. Extended Timelines: June 30, 2020 for half year ended March 2020. Further, depositories are directed to bring the provisions of this circular to the notice of their participants and also disseminate the same on their website.MandatoryAll provided the entity is a listed entityDifferent timeline for separate actions.NO
PunjabAdvisory on maintaining hygiene and sanitisation of office spaces 24-04-2020The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab has issued guidelines for employers on maintaining hygiene and sanitisation of office spaces. Employers have been advised to encourage employees to work from home and in the case where they have to come into the office, they are to maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter. Employers have been advised to keep flexible timings of entry, exit and tea breaks for employees to avoid  clustering and cluttering of employees. All staff must be advised - i. to refrain from hand shakes and hugs to greet/see off each other ii. not to roam unnecessarily in the office. use of electronic media and intercom to be encouraged. iii. to wear masks at all times iv. to stay home in case of fever or other symptoms of COVID 19 v. wash hands every 2 hours. vi. download "COVA APP" and refrain from indulging in gossip/rumours with regard to COVID 19 without verifying facts. Employers have been advised to - i. mount alcohol based hand sanitisers at the entrance wall of the office and elevators ii. install thermal scanners at the entry gates iii. disinfection of offices spaces with 1% hypochlorite or equivalent disinfectants iv. call helpline no. 104/State Control Room No. 01722920074/+91 8872090029 in case any employee is diagnosed as corona positive and has attended office. Employer is to maintain complete records of all employees attending office on a particular day.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
GoaOrder To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19 in Goa24-04-2020The Goa Government has directed that all persons shall wear face cover compulsorily in all public places, work places including on streets, hospitals, working sites etc. "Face Cover" shall include mask available with the chemist or even home-made washable masks which can be used after proper washing and disinfecting them.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYES
Madhya PradeshThe Government of Madhya Pradesh has directed that factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948 shall be exempted from various provisions relating to weekly hours, daily hours, interval for rest etc. for adult workers for 3 months from the date of the publication.24-04-2020The Government of Madhya Pradesh has directed that factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948 shall be exempted from various provisions relating to weekly hours, daily hours, interval for rest etc. for adult workers for 3 months from the date of the publication.

1. However, No adult workers shall be allowed to work in a factory for more than 12 hours a day and 72 hours a week.
2. A minimum of 30 minutes should be an interval of rest between six hours of work.
3. Overtime wages shall be paid
MandatoryAll24-07-2020Yes
KeralaCovid-19 Testing Augmentation through Xpert-SARS-CoV24-04-20201. Xpert-SARS-CoV testings have been initiated in the following laboratories in Kerala for getting results in 45 minutes:
a. GMC Thiruvananthapuram.
b. GMC Ernakulum.
c. GMC Kozhikode.

2. Only specific samples with emergency nature will be processed using Xpert-SARS-CoV Tests.

3. The advisory also lays down processes of:
a. Sample collection;
b. Labelling of samples; and
c. manner of requesting for Xpert-SARS-CoV Test.
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralIRDAI issued recommendation dated 24th April 2020 on Paperless KYC process through Aadhaar Authentication Services of UIDAI24-04-2020IRDAI on 24th April 2020 issued recommendation vide a press release for general public to facilitate fulfilling KYC norms while availing insurance services. IRDAI has recommended insurance companies to avail Aadhaar Authentication Services of the Unique Identification Authority of India. IRDA in such recommendation also provided a list of the insurers in India who have been permitted by the Central Government by Gazette Notification dated 23rd April, 2020, to undertake the Aadhaar authentication services.AdvisoryInsuranceNo end date specifiedNO
CentralIRDAI introduces further measures for insurers to prudently manage their financial resources in the context of Covid-19 pandemic24-04-2020IRDAI in furtherance to the Circular in trail has in a Circular dated 24th April, 2020 introduced further measures for Insurers to manage their financial resources prudently in the context of Covid-19 pandemic.
In view of this, IRDAI has advised all insurers to take the following steps:
1. Align dividend pay-out for the FY 2019-20 so as to be in conformity with their strategies to ensure that they have adequate capital and resources available with them to ensure protection of the interests of the policyholders.
2. To take a conscious call to refrain from dividend pay-outs from profits pertaining to the financial year ending 31st March 2020, till further instructions.
3. Place this communication before their respective Boards at the ensuing meeting.
IRDAI to separately consider relaxations under IRDAI (Investment) Regulations, 2016.
MandatoryInsuranceNo end date specifiedYes
DelhiGovt of NCT of Delhi issues Order exempting specific services/activities within the categories already allowed during the lockdown24-04-2020Govt of NCT of Delhi on 24th April 2020, issued Order exempting specific services/activities within the categories already allowed in it's previous lockdown order dated 15th April 2020.
Key Points:
a. Under Social Sector header in the Order issued on 15th April, bed side attendants and care givers of senior citizens residing in their homes got included
b. Public Utilities included mobile recharge facilities,
c. Supply of essential goods included food processing units such as bread factories, milk processing plants, flour mills, dal mills, etc. in urban areas
AdvisoryPublic Utilities (Mobile recharge shops/facilities), 03-05-2020NO
Assam Notification regarding extension of validity period of consent/authorisation expired on 30th March, 202024-04-2020For activities to operate uninterruptedly so that goods and services are available the Board has decided to extend the validity period of consent to operate / authorization under Air Act and Water Act till 30th June, 2020 as an interim measure for all those industries / establishments having consent / authorization validity up to 31st March, 2020 (and applied online for renewal).MandatoryAll03-06-2020Yes
CentralQuality control mechanism brought in place for fabrics required to manufacture PPE Body Coveralls24-04-2020Ministry of Textiles makes Quality Control Mechanism applicable to fabrics which are required to manufacture Body Coveralls in India. Till lockdown is in force all manufacturers of fabrics to be used for manufacturing PPE Body Coveralls are required to give a Declaration (as in Annexure) in a plain paper by Notary Public.MandatoryManufacturers of fabrics to be used for manufacturing PPE Body CoverallsNo end date specifiedNo
CentralGuidelines to be followed on detection of suspect or confirmed COVID-19 case in a non-COVID Health Facility23-04-2020The guidelines lays down the procedure to be followed by Non-COVID health facilities in case they discover COVID infections on premises. Among other things the guidelines prescribe the following: - applies to COVID-19 healthcare facilities (public and private) and Non-COVID healthcare facilities - responsibilities of Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC) -  Action to be taken on detection of COVID -19 case in non-COVID health facility - When a suspect/confirmed COVID-19 HCW is identified - Decision on further /continued use of non-COVID facilities where a single/multiple COVID-19 case has been reported - Follow up actionsMandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMinistry of Health and Family Welfare releases advisory against spraying of disinfectant on people for COVID-19 management23-04-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare releases advisory against spraying of disinfectant on people for COVID-19 management. The ministry has further clarified that: - 1. Spraying of disinfectant has on individual or group is physically and psychologically harmful. 2. Spraying disinfectant on the body of an individual / group does not kill the virus inside the body of the person. 3. There is no evidence that the spraying in the body/clothes will be effective. 4. Spraying chlorine can lead to irritation of eyes and skin and potentially gastrointestinal effects such as nausea and vomiting. 5. Inhalation of sodium hypochlorite can lead to irritation of mucous membranes to the nose, throat, respiratory tract and may also cause bronchospasm. 6. Use of such measures may in fact lead to a false sense of disinfection & safety and actually hamper public observance to hand washing and social distancing measures.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralHome Secretary to the Govt of India issues letter dated 23 April 2020 providing clarification on misplaced apprehensions,  based on wrong interpretation of the MHA Order dated 15th April, 2020 on Pan India Lockdown 23-04-2020Home Secretary to the Govt of India issues letter dated 23 April 2020 providing clarification on misplaced apprehensions based on wrong interpretation of the MHA Order dated 15th April, 2020 on Pan India Lockdown. Key Points: a. There is no Clause in the MHA Order which states the following: i. State to take legal action including imprisonment of CEO, in case any employee is found be Covid-19 positive. And in such situation the factory will be sealed for 3 months ii. In case of non compliance with the precautionary measures, the factory may be closed down for 2 days and then again allowed to resume operations after completely complying the measures b. The letter also clarified that the activities allowed under the consolidated revised Guidelines as issued by MHA on 15ht April 2020 have considered all the activities permitted by the previous Guidelines issued on 24th March 2020 and there is no requirement for such previously permitted activities to obtain approval from the Authorities to continue operations during the lockdown. However no activities will be allowed in any containment zone even if it is exempted otherwise.MandatoryAll Industries exempted under MHA Order dated 15th April 2020 and subsequent addendums03-05-2020Yes
CentralMoratorium for default of securities by issuer23-04-2020Based  on  assessment,  if  the valuation  agencies appointed  by AMFI are of the view that the delay in payment of interest/principal or extension of  maturity of  a  security  by  the  issuer has  arisen  solely  due  to  COVID-19 pandemic  lockdown  and/or  in  light  of  the  moratorium  permitted  by  Reserve Bank  of  India  (RBI)  (vide  notification  no.  RBI/2019-20/186,  dated  March 27, 2020) creating   temporary   operational   challenges   in   servicing   debt, then valuation  agencies may  not  consider  the  same as  a  default for the  purpose  of valuation of money market or debt securities held by Mutual Funds.MandatoryMutual FundsTill the end of moratorium periodNO
CentralFSSAI ensures uninterrupted food business operations during the COVID-19 by a Press Release dated 23rd April 2020 23-04-2020By a press release dated 23-04-2020, FSSAI has ensured uninterrupted food business operations during the COVID-19 Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in the press release has stated that FSSAI is taking several steps to ensure un-interrupted food services/supply as well as industry facilitation during the lockdown period. The key steps are: 1. Import clearances of food items and food testing laboratories (National Food Labs at NCR and Kolkata and FSSAI accredited private laboratories) have been classified as Essential Services during the COVID-19. To facilitate faster clearance, sampling is being allowed at Kochi International Container Trans-shipment Terminal itself rather than at CFS. 2. Provisional clearance for the consignments of imported crude oils (edible grade) and food grains has been allowed till 30th May, 2020. Provision has been made to receive online applications and fee for review of rejected food import cases. 3. To ensure the consistent supply of Food for Special Medical Purposes i.e., food for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) conditions and hypoallergenic conditions, FSSAI has extended the permission for their import for a further period of 6 months till 01st Nov, 2020 through Delhi and Mumbai ports. 4. FSSAI has allowed FBOs, in logistic supply chains, other than manufacturers, to temporarily operate their businesses on the basis of a valid receipt of FSSAI license/ registration application having 17- digit Application Reference Number (ARN) generated on Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS). Only in case of high risk cases, inspection by way of e-inspections will be done to prevent delay in processing of applications. 5. Licenses requiring renewal during 22nd March to 31st May 2020 have been allowed a penalty waiver and grace period till 30th June 2020. 6. The returns to be filed by food businesses have been deferred till 31st July 2020. 7. Modification fee for FBO’s has been reduced from one year license fee to Rs 1,000 only. 8. FSSAI has also initiated through its flagship FoSTaC program, an online training module for food handlers on the essentials of food safety and hygiene practices during COVID-19 through its empanelled training partners 9. FSSAI is also using various communication tools to disseminate necessary information regarding COVID-19 in the interest of public. Two posts, in Hindi and English from the official handle of FSSAI incorporating key messages of food safety, personal hygiene practices, healthy eating habits, social distancing and other valuable tips for citizens is taken out on various social media platforms. 10. FSSAI has collaborated with MyGov platform to disseminate key messages in the form of small videos of 30/40 seconds with endorsement from various experts in the field of food safety and nutrition including doctors, nutritionists, dieticians, chefs as well as Sports personnel. Similar collaboration is also being carried out with UNICEF, India. 11. FSSAI has also created a COVID-19 specific page on their website that incorporates various communication collaterals, guidance notes and press releases along with important notifications, directions and orders released by FSSAI during this period. 12. Food safety officials in most States are also engaged in active COVID duty ensuring lockdown besides doing surveys/surveillance; inspections of working food businesses / community kitchens and coordination for food supplies. 13. FSSAI appreciates the service being rendered by the front line workers – COVID warriors and that of the silent backend support workers in essential and support services. Employees of FSSAI have contributed Rs 7.41 Lakhs towards the PM Care Fund 14. A guidance note titled “Food Hygiene and Safety Guidelines for Food Businesses during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic” has been released that covers best practices/ guidelines to be followed by food handlers to maintain high standards of personal hygiene, safe food practices, implementation of GHP and GMP practices as per Schedule 4 of FSS Act as well as ensuring necessary protocols of social distancing. The guidance note is available at www.fssai.gov.in .MandatoryFood BusinessNo end date specifiedNO
SikkimOrder from the Office of DC East Sikkim Regarding Designated Vehicles for Inter-State Movement23-04-2020The Office of DC East Sikkim has issued an Order regarding designated vehicles for Inter-State movement. The key highlights of the order has been detailed below: 1. Transportation of medicines(raw materials and finished) shall be allowed with valid permits issued by the concerned ADMS/SDMS in vehicles with national permit, West Bengal registered vehicles and Sikkim registered vehicles to Sikkim. 2. Transportation of Oil Marketing Companies(by tanker) Army & Para Military forces (by truck and tankers) and GREF/BRO shall be allowed with SNT consignment note/convoy note without any restriction. 3. Complete restriction on interstate movement of light transport vehicles carrying essential commodities such as vegetables. fruits, and animal feed from outside the state. Essential commodities shall only be transported by trucks. 4. Transportation to Siliguri for procurement of vegetables and essential commodities shall be allowed only in vehicles identified and enclosed in Annexure 1 as detailed in the Order linked herein. 5. All drivers crossing (entry & exit) Rangpo checkpoint shall mandatorily install Aarogya setu app before allowing entry. 6. Vehicles shall ply strictly on specified route with only the authorised driver. 7. On return from Siliguri, the driver shall be screened at Rangpo checkpoint and the details of drivers and vehicles shall be forwarded to the Control Room every 2 hours.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
MeghalayaSOP for Construction Activities in Meghalaya23-04-2020Meghalaya chief secretary issued an order stating that construction activities such as constructions of roads, irrigation projects, buildings and all kinds of industrial projects, including MSMEs, in rural areas, i.e., outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities and all kinds of projects in industrial estates are allowed including quarrying of chips and aggregates including their transportation. The order also directed Deputy Commissioners to regulate the schedule and timing of the relevant activity and they should ensure that all SOPs for social distancing are in place and are followed. Please refer to the attached document for details on the SOP related to construction activities in Meghalaya.MandatoryReal Estateno end date specifiedNO
CentralRelaxation in relation to Regulation 44(5) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (‘LODR’) on holding of Annual General Meeting (AGM) by top 100 listed entities by market capitalization, due to the COVID –19 pandemic23-04-2020The Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”), in a Circular dated 23rd April, 2020, has relaxed the compliances related to the holding of the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”), for the top 100 listed entities (by market capitalization). This step has been taken by SEBI on account of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. What is the compliance? The SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, requires the top 100 listed entities by market capitalization to hold their AGM within a period of 5 months from the date of closing of the Financial Year (“FY”) of the Company. Where is the Relaxation flowing from? 1) SEBI, in a Circular dated 26th March, 2020 had relaxed this requirement by one month for listed entities whose financial year ends on 31st  March, 2020. 2)Subsequently, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), in a Circular dated 21st April, 2020 has clarified that the Companies whose FY (other than the first FY) has ended on 31st December, 2019, can hold their AGM for such FY within a period of nine months from the closure of the FY (which means till 30th September, 2020). The same will not be treated as a violation. Current position clarified by SEBI: The Top 100 Listed entities by market capitalization, whose FY ended on 31st December, 2019, may hold their AGM within a period of nine months from the closure of the said FY, which means by 30th September, 2020.MandatoryAll30-09-2020Yes
CentralRelaxation in Regulation 24(i)(f) of the SEBI (Buy-back of Securities) Regulations, 2018 due to the COVID 19 pandemic23-04-2020The Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has announced relaxations under the SEBI (Buy-back of Securities) Regulations, 2018 on account of COVID 19 pandemic. Background: SEBI had received a number of suggestions for relaxation of conditions with respect to raising of funds from the securities market in light of the COVID 19 pandemic. Originally, Regulation 24(i)(f) of SEBI (Buy-back of Securities) Regulations, 2018 (“Buy-back  Regulations”) provides a restriction that the companies should not raise further capital for a period of one year from the expiry of buyback period, except in discharge of their subsisting obligations. The restriction provided under the Regulation will be temporarily relaxed whereby companies can raise further capital after six months from the expiry of buyback period. This relaxation has become effective and will be applicable till December 31, 2020. _________________ Regulation 24(i)(f) The company shall not raise further capital for a period of one year from the expiry of buyback period, except in discharge of its subsisting obligations.MandatoryAll31-12-2020Yes
MeghalayaMeghalaya: SOP For Construction Activities.23-04-2020● Meghalaya Government permitting resumption of construction activities subject to compliance with this SOP ● The Deputy Commissioner of the District shall identify the projects where work may resume ● All workers should be sourced locally only ● Wearing face mask is compulsory for all workers ● Contractor to provide transport to workers ● Contractor to ensure that social distancing norms are enforced ● There will be a ban on spitting and consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products ● There will be ban on non-essential visitors to the siteMandatoryConstructionNo end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaGovt of Meghalaya has listed activities which can continue during lockdown period23-04-2020The Government of Meghalaya vide order dated 23rd April 2020 has listed out the activities which can be carried on during the lockdown:- Few activities which are allowed are: - 1. E-commerce operations for essential goods. 2. Shops for essential goods 3. Self employed like plumber, electrician etc. 4. Agricultural activities including livestock farming. 5. Tea Industry with maximum of 50% of workforce 6. Veterinary Hospitals, Dispensaries, clinics, sale and supply of medicine and vaccines.MandatoryE-commerce, Shops of essential goods, agricultural activities, tea industry, Veterinary Hospitals, Dispensaries, clinics, sale and supply of medicine and vaccines.No end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaGovt. of Meghalaya issues order on the process to discharge a COVID-19 patient upon recovery23-04-2020The Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya vide an order dated 23rd April, 2020 has issued guidelines on the process to be followed prior to discharge a COVID-19 patient upon recovery. Activities to be undertaken prior to discharge are:- 1. Clinical clearance and chest x-ray to be done. 2. Two consecutive RT PCR tests 24 hrs apart (14th & 15th Day) are to be negative. 3. If throat swab test on 14th day is positive then patient to be retained not to be discharged. Fresh sample to be taken on 28th day and 2nd sample on 29th Day. 4. Counsel the patient about plasma donation. 5. Patients address and contact details to be taken. 6. After discharge patient to follow home isolation for 14 days with surgical mask. 7. No open defecation by the discharged patient and proper washing of hands with soap. 8. Avoid using the same washroom as the patient for the next 35 days.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralTamil Nadu GPF Interest Rate from April to June 2020 fixed at 7.1 percent23-04-2020The Government of India, in its resolution had  announced that during the year 2020-2021, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.1% (Seven point one percent) with effect from 1st April, 2020 to 30th June, 2020.  The Government now direct that the rate of interest on the accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to General Provident Fund [Tamil Nadu] shall carry interest at the rate of 7.1% (Seven point one percent) with effect from 1st April, 2020 to 30th June, 2020.

The rate of interest on belated final payment of Provident Fund
accumulations remaining unpaid for more than three months of its becoming
payable shall be at the same rate as provided above i.e. 7.1 percent.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020NO
Tamil NaduAmendment issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on 21.04.2020 to provide select activities under the overall permissions23-04-2020Government of Tamil Nadu amends earlier notification issued in G.O.Ms.No. 172 dated 25.3.2020:

i. to include operations of homes for children/ disabled/ mentally challenged as well as bed side attendants and care givers of senior citizens residing in their homes

ii. addition of the following to exceptions in Clause 4
All facilities in supply chain of essential goods, facilities for export/ import and research establishments dealing with agriculture and horticulture activities
MandatoryAgriculture03-05-2020YES
DelhiGovt of NCT of Delhi issues Order to include few permitted activities to the lockdown Order issued by it on 15th April 202023-04-2020Govt of NCT of Delhi, on 23rd April 2020 issued Order to include few permitted activities to the lockdown Order issued by it on 15th April 2020.
Key Points:
a. Under permitted activities pertaining to Agriculture and Horticulture, the following were added:
i. facilities to export/import such as Pack houses, inspection and treatment facilities for seeds and horticulture produce,
ii.  research establishment dealing with Agriculture and Horticulture
iii. inter and intra state movement of planting material and honey bee colonies, honey and other beehive products;
b.  Under permitted commercial and private establishments, the following were added:
i. shops of educational books for students
ii. shops of electric fans
AdvisoryAgriculture, Horticulture, Commercial and Private Establishments03-05-2020NO
CentralBar on neighbouring countries from making  a automatic investment in India 22-04-2020Ministry of Finance has  provided that with effect from 22nd April, 2020 an entity of a country, which shares land border with India or the beneficial owner of an investment into India who is situated in or is a citizen of any such country, shall invest only with the Government approvalMandatoryAllPermanent Change for this periodYes
PunjabThe Department of Home Affairs & Justice, Government of Punjab has issued a notice  mentioning the amendments in MHA guidelines which has added some activities to the exempted categories22-04-2020The Department of Home Affairs & Justice, Government of Punjab has issued a notice dated 22-04-2020, mentioning the amendments in MHA guidelines dated 15.04.2020 and corrigenda dated 16.04.2020 and 19.04.2020 The corrigendum dated 21-04-2020 has adding some activities to the exempted categories which are mentioned below 1. Treatment facilities for seeds and horticulture produce, 2. Shops of educational books for students 3. Shops for electric fans 4. Allowing recharge facilities for pre-paid mobile connections 5. Bread factories 6. Milk processing plants 7. Flour mills 8. Dal millsMandatoryRetail, Agriculture, Food BusinessNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMinistry of Law and Justice by an ordinance has made violence against healthcare personnel punishable under the law22-04-2020The Ministry of Law and Justice vide ordinance dated 22nd April 2020 has made violence against healthcare personnel punishable under the law. The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 has brought in the following: - 1. The definition of "act of violence" has been added. It includes harassment of healthcare service personnel, harm, injury, intimidation, danger to life, obstruction of healthcare service personnel. It also includes loss or damage to the property or documents in the custody of the healthcare service personnel. 2. The definition of "healthcare service personnel" includes doctors, nurse, paramedical worker, community health worker or any other person empowered to take measure to prevent the outbreak of the disease or spread. 3. To prevent any violence against the property of the healthcare service personnel the definition of "property" includes clinical establishment, mobile medical unit, any other property which the healthcare service personnel has direct interest or relation. Penalty under the law has been prescribed: - Imprisonment for a term not less than six months but may extend to seven years and fine not less than one lakh rupees but may extend to five lakh rupees.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
RajasthanNational Health Mission, Govt. of Rajasthan has released guideline for management of critical health services during COVID-19 pandemic22-04-2020National Health Mission, Government of Rajasthan vide letter dated 22nd April 2020 has released guideline for management of critical health services during COVID-19 pandemic. The guideline has stressed on ensuring the critical health services to continue during the COVID-19 lockdown and there should not be any disruption. The key points under the guideline are:- Special focus towards essential health care for specific sub-population group:- 1. Pregnant women likely to deliver in the period of the lockdown with a particular focus on High Risk Pregnant Women 2. New-borns and young children 3. Patients on treatment for chronic communicable and non-communicable diseases. 4. Elderly people, and 5. Patients needing dialysis, chemotherapy as well as 6. Those requiring transfusion blood and blood products. Special focus on movement/transport and service delivery:- 1. Women are transported safely to facilities for delivery. 2. Birth doses of vaccines are administered in institutions. 3. New born and young children needing care are visited at home by ASHA/ANMs 4. Medicines for chronic diseases are delivered to patients who need them and ensuring adequate supplies to tide over the period of the lockdown 5. Volunteers such as local youth who can support medicine delivery or accompanying patients can be engaged. 6. Health workers undertaking home visits to undertake preventive measures such as washing hands, safe distancing and other protective measures.MandatoryHealth CareNo end date specifiedNO
Daman & DiuMunicipal Council of Daman directs all shopkeepers in municipal areas selling food in packaged takeaways to wear face masks and gloves and use sanitisers 22-04-2020Municipal Council of Daman has directed all shopkeepers in municipal areas selling food in packaged takeaways to ensure proper personal hygiene such as wear face masks and gloves and use sanitisers as well as give the packaged food items in aluminium foils to avoid the containment of COVID-19.MandatoryRestaurantsNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMinistry of Shipping issues SOP dated 22nd April 2020 for controlled crew change for the Indian Seafarers 22-04-2020Ministry of Shipping issues SOP dated 22nd April 2020 for controlled crew change for the Indian Seafarers. The SOP provides for detailed process which will be required to be followed by Indian Seafers with respect to controlled crew change for sign on and sign off at Indian Ports.MandatoryShipping [Ship Owners]No end date specifiedNO
CentralESIC issues letter dated 22nd April 2020  to all Medical Superintendents/ESIC Hospitals/Medical Education Institutions regarding payment of salary/wages by their Contractors to the contract labours22-04-2020ESIC have issued letter to all Medical Superintendents/ESIC Hospitals/Medical Education Institutions instructing  them to ensure that their Contractors to raise invoice and pay salaries/wages of the employees employed in such institution on time.MandatoryESIC Hospitals, Medical Education InstitutionsNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaKarnataka Government issues revised guidelines allowing additional activities/services to operate in the State during the lockdown from 23rd April, 2020 onwards22-04-2020The Karnataka Government, in an Order dated 22nd April, 2020 and subsequent Addendum dated 22nd April, 2020, to mitigate the hardship faced by the public, has issued revised guidelines allowing the operation of certain additional activities in the State effective from 00.00 hours on 23rd April, 2020. Background : The Department of Revenue, Government of Karnataka, through a Circular dated 16th April, 2020, had listed out the Industries/Industrial Establishments and Construction Activities, that are permitted during the lockdown from 20th April, 2020 onwards. The Industries/Industrial Establishments and Construction Activities that have been permitted, are: 1) Industries/Industrial Establishments (both Government and Private)- i) Industries operating in rural areas, outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities. ii) Manufacturing and other Industrial establishments with access control in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Export Oriented Units (EOUs), Industrial Estates, and Industrial Townships. These establishments have to make arrangements for stay of workers within their premises as far as possible and/or adjacent buildings and for implementation of the Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs). The transportation of workers to work place has to be arranged by the employers in dedicated transport by ensuring social distancing. 2) Construction activities allowed to operate- i) Construction of roads, irrigation projects, buildings and all kinds of industrial projects, including MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), in rural areas, outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities; as well as all kinds of projects in industrial estates. ii) Construction of renewable energy projects. iii) Continuation of works in construction projects, within the limits of the municipal corporations and municipalities, where workers are available on site and no worker is required to be brought in from outside (in situ construction). With a further Order dated 21st April, 2020 the State implements all restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and State Orders till midnight of 3rd May, 2020. While the Government has issued these revised guidelines in light of the Order dated 15th April, 2020 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (“MHA Order”), these revised guidelines also include some State specific conditions as follows: 1. In line with the MHA Order, the Karnataka revised guidelines also allow the plying of all good traffic, the revised guidelines specifically allow the transport of cement, steel, jelly, tiles, paint, bricks and tar. 2. Like the MHA order, the Karnataka revised guidelines also allow the operations of shops for truck repairs and dhabas on highways, but subject to a distance of 20 kms 3. While the MHA order allows operations of IT and IT enables services (“IT/ITeS”) with upto 50% strength, the Karnataka revised guidelines have allowed IT/ITes services to operate with essential minimum staff only and have directed the rest of the workforce to work from home. 4. Unlike the MHA order, the Karnataka revised guidelines have not included e-commerce companies and vehicles operated by e-commerce operators, with the required permission, under the services allowed to operate from 23rd April, 2020 onwards. 5. From the different industries/industrial establishments allowed under the MHA Order, the Kerala revised guidelines only allow the following to operate in the State: i. Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediates. ii. Food processing industries in rural areas, i.e., outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities. iii. Coal production, mines and mineral production, their transportation, supply of explosives and activities incidental to mining operations. iv. Manufacturing units of packaging material. 6. Unlike the MHA Order, the Karnataka revised guidelines have not allowed construction of renewable energy projects during the lockdown 7. Although, like the MHA Order, the Karnataka revised guidelines also allow private vehicles, with passes, for emergency services like medical and veterinary care; while the MHA Order specifies that such vehicle should carry only the driver and one passenger in the backseat, the Karnataka guidelines do not specify the number passengers in such vehicles. The Government has directed that these additional activities will be subject to strict compliance with the existing guidelines on lockdown measures. The Government has also clarified that these revised guidelines will not be applicable in containment zones in the State, as demarcated by District Administration/ Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
KarnatakaThe Government of Karnataka by its Circular resumed immunization services at health facilities except containment zones following strict infection prevention and control measures and social distancing22-04-2020The Government of Karnataka by a Circular dated April 22, 2020 resumed immunization services at health facilities except containment zones following strict infection prevention and control measures and social distancing. This decision is taken referring to the directions from Government of India dated April 14, 2020 regarding Enabling delivery of essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Circular lays down Advisory for vaccination of Pregnant women and children during COVID-19 pandemic and has been addressed to All District Commissioners, All District Chief Executive Officers, Commissioner, BBMP, Special commissioner, BBMP alongwith a copy to other stakeholders.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaThe Karnataka Epidemic Diseases ordinance202022-04-2020The Government of Karnataka has promulgated the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020 thereby repealing the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (Mysore Act II of 1897) and Hyderabad Infectious Diseases Act, 1950 (Hyderabad Act XII of 1950). The provisions of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (Central Act 3 of 1897) shall cease to be effective in Karnataka. However, Notifications or Orders made under the repealed Acts shall continue till new Rules are made, amended or altered under the Ordinance.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MeghalayaReiteration of MHA Order about e-commerce activities allowed only for essential actives.22-04-2020The Government of Meghalaya has permitted e-commerce operations only with regard to the list of Essential Goods as notified by the Political Department, Government of Meghalaya.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
PunjabPunjab: Rates for COVID-19 testing22-04-2020● ICMR has permitted private labs to carry out COVID-19 testing ● Charges for testing COVID-19 at private labs is capped at Rs. 4,500/- ●  For samples referred to private labs from Civil Surgeon shall be capped at Rs. 2,500/-MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
AssamOne time inter-district movement of persons facing genuine compelling circumstances allowed within the state of Assam except Dhubri, Morigaon, Nalbari, Golaghat and Golpara districts on 25th, 26th and 27th April, 202022-04-2020The Commissioner and Secretary of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Assam has permitted the movement of persons between districts within the state owing to medical treatment or being stranded at the workplaces on 25th, 26th and 27th April, 2020. Persons intending to travel have been directed to apply for the links provided in the document along with name and contact number of  the district nodal officer for an e-pass from the Deputy Commissioner till 23:55 hours of 24th April, 2020. Permission will be granted only on the satisfaction of the deputy Commissioner that the grounds are genuine and valid. Persons requiring public transport are required to call #104 helpline and provide their details to avail the transport. Vehicles have been directed to move from point to point without any provision for night stay and during the journey all norms of hygiene and social distancing are required to be followed.MandatoryAll27-04-2020NO
KarnatakaKarnataka Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 202022-04-2020Karnataka passes ordinance to unify and consolidate the laws relating to the regulation and prevention of epidemic diseases in the State of Karnataka and repeals the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (Mysore Act) and the Hyderabad Infectious  Diseases Act, 1950. (Note: 1. Things already done or deemed to have been done or any action taken or deemed to have been taken under the repealed laws will be deemed to have been done under the Ordinance. 2. The Ordinance further clarifies that on and from 22.4.2020 the provisions of  Epidemic  Diseases  Act,  1897  (Central Act) shall have no application to the State of Karnataka.) The ordinance empowers state government to notify epidemic diseases, take special measures and specify regulations as to epidemic diseases. The ordinance prohibits contravention and obstruction to public servants; and causing damage to public pr private property, including laying onus on wrongdoer for making good the loss caused to public or private property. The ordinance also lays down penal consequences for offences committed in contravention of its provisions.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
PunjabPunjab Government issues Order stating that private laboratories should not charge more than Rs.4,500 for conducting COVID 19 test22-04-2020In an Order dated 22nd April, 2020 the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab (“Department”) has informed that Indian Council of Medical Research (“ICMR”) has permitted private laboratories to conduct testing of COVID-19. These laboratories must not charge more than Rs.4,500 per sample for persons who approach the private laboratories for these facilities. For a sample referred to such private laboratory by the Civil Surgeon, the rate would be Rs.2,500/- per sample.MandatoryClinical LaboratoriesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralIntroducing the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 to safeguard healthcare professionals22-04-2020Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 to safeguard healthcare professionals. The ordinance lists out specific acts of violence against healthcare service personnel and imposes severe penalty in case of offencesMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralPreventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-1922-04-2020The Ministry of Labour has issued the name of the staff posted in LRC and need to attend office regularly with immediate effectMandatoryLabourNo end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaState of Meghalaya permits E-Commerce operations only for the list of Essential Goods as notified by Political Department vide Order No. POL.75-2O2O-Pt I-13 dated 21st April, 202022-04-2020The Chief Secretary Government of Meghalaya through an Order dated 22nd April 2020 has clarified that E-commerce operations will be permitted in the State of Meghalaya only for the list of essential goods as notified by Political Department vide Order No. POL.75-2O2O-Pt I-13 dated 21st April, 2020MandatoryEcommerceNo end date specifiedNO
Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh Govt. grants exemptions to factories permitted to operate amidst lockdown; extends working hours for maximizing utilization of labour and boost manufacturing of essential items 22-04-2020The Himachal Pradesh Government, in a Gazette Notification dated 22nd April, 2020 has granted exemption to factories which are permitted to operate amidst the lockdown from certain provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 (“Act”) in the prevailing situation of crisis.

These exemptions have been granted under the provisions of Section 51, Section 54, Section 55 and Section 56 of the Act and have become effective since 21st April, 2020 and will continue to remain in force till 20th July, 2020.

The exemption is granted by extending the working hours in factories and is subject to fulfilling the following conditions:

(i) No adult worker will be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than 12 hours in any day and 72 hours in any week.

(ii) The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day will be fixed in such a manner that no period should exceed 6 hours and no worker should work for more than 6 hours and the worker must have an interval of at least half an hour.

(iii) Wages in respect of increased working hours as a result of this exemption must be in proportion to existing minimum wages fixed by Government of Himachal Pradesh under Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

(iv) Provisions of Section 59 regarding overtime wages will continue to be applicable without any change.

Background:

With the prevailing situation of lockdown, various States are extending the working hours with overtime wages (as applicable) in order to boost the manufacturing process of essential items. This exemption of extending of working hours will also help maximise the utilisation of labour.

In light of this, along with other States, the Himachal Pradesh Government has issued the present Notification.
MandatoryAll20-07-2020Yes
CentralDPIIT advises industrial gas cylinders filling units to convert their industrial and inert gas cylinders to medical oxygen cylinders to ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen to hospitals and other healthcare facilities22-04-2020To ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, DPIIT has advised PESO to formulate a standard operating procedure (SOP) for conversion of industrial oxygen cylinder and non toxic non flammable gas cylinders such as Nitrogen, Argon and Helium.
Industrial gas cylinder filling units having licences under Form E and F of the Gas Cylinder Rules, 2016 can convert their industrial and inert gas cylinders to medical oxygen cylinders. These units have been mandated to adopt the SOP during the conversion.
AdvisoryIndustrial gas cylinder filling units No end date specifiedYes
CentralQuality control mechanism for PPE Body Coverails manufactured in India22-04-2020The Ministry of Textiles on April 22, 2020 has issued a quality control mechanism for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Body Coveralls manufactured in India to streamline the process of testing and ensure the quality.

The testing laboratories will test the PPE coverall samples after ascertaining that the declaration form is duly filled up and received through the official e-mail id. The testing laboratory is responsible for the integrity of the prototype sample submitted by the applicant. It is the responsibility of the procuring organization to complete its due diligence process before placement of the supply agreement. A Unique Certification Code (UCC) will be annexed for placement of orders. All UCCs may be notified in the new format and may have a validity period of 6 months from the date of issue.
MandatoryTesting laboratoriesNo end date has been specifiedYES
ChhattisgarhExemption of certain activities / services during the lockdown for prevention of infection of Novel Corona virus. (Vernacular)21-04-2020Mahasamund District in Chhattisgarh has allowed few activities during the lockdown including the following: i. Shops for repairing trucks on highway, located on or around petrol pumps; ii. All agriculture and related activities such as farming by farmers / labourers, purchase and sale of agricultural produce; iii. Manure / fertilizers, pesticides and seed manufacturing; iv. Collection of non-wood products by Scheduled Tribes; v. All activities related to fisheries / aquaculture industries such as fish production, processing, hatchery, sale and marketing, transportation, storage and fish seeds etc vi. Milk supply, poultry, hatchery and other animal husbandry activities; vii. Bore mining / Hand pump mining; viii. MNREGA works are allowed with proper social distancing; ix. Self-employed persons such as electricians, motor mechanics, IT repair, carpenters, AC/ Cooler repair; x. Brick kilns located in rural areas; xi. Dhaba owners located on National Highways outside city limits; Further details to be provided shortly (Note: The Notification is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement)MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
Uttar PradeshNotification issued by Labour Commissioner UP21-04-2020The Labour Department of Uttar Pradesh has issued a Notification that the person in control of the affairs of the Factories/ Shops and Commercial Establishments, shop should allow leave with pay to the employees during the period of closure. In case the person in control is found to be in contravention of the Government Order in this regard, and a FIR is required to be filed, the same can be proceeded with after intimating the Labour Commissioner and the Chief Inspector of factories. The next steps will be taken after bringing the issue before the undersigned. (Note: The Notification is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement)MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
AssamChief Inspector of Factories, Assam has issued orders to all factories to comply with the MHA guidelines and to inform authorities before starting their factory/ies21-04-2020The Chief Inspector of Factories, Assam vide letter dated 21st April 2020 has asked all factories to comply with the MHA guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) dated 15th April 2020. The authority has mentioned the following: - 1. The factory management needs to intimate the Inspectorate of Factories, Assam before resuming work in their factories. 2. The management of the exempted factories to put all arrangements for implementation of the SOP on social distancing as mentioned in the MHA Guideline - Annexure II. 3. The management should put all arrangements in place to ensure compliance with Annexure I of the MHA Guidelines. 4. There will be surprise visits to these exempted factories to check compliance.MandatoryAll FactoriesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralRBI declared Interest Subvention (IS) and Prompt Repayment Incentive (PRI) for Short Term Crop Loans during the years 2018-19 and 2019-20 and Extended Period on account of Covid-19 21-04-2020RBI vide its notification dated 21-04-2020 declared Interest Subvention (IS) and Prompt Repayment Incentive (PRI) for Short Term Crop Loans during the years 2018-19 and 2019-20. To ensure that farmers do not have to pay penal interest and at the same time continue getting the benefits of interest subvention scheme, Government has decided to continue the availability of 2% IS and 3% PRI to farmers for the extended period of repayment up to 31.05.2020 or date of repayment, whichever is earlier, for short term crop loans up to ₹3 lakh per farmer which have become due between March 01, 2020 and May 31, 2020. This is pursuant to RBI circular dated March 27, 2020 regarding Covid 19-Regulatory Package, moratorium has been granted for three months on payment of instalments falling due between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 in respect of all term loans including short term crop loans.MandatoryBanking, Agriculture31-05-2020NO
CentralHolding of AGMs by companies whose financial year ended on 31st December, 201921-04-2020The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), has in circular dated April 21, 2020 allowed companies, whose financial year (FY) (other than first FY) has ended on 31st December, 2019, to hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) for such FY within 9 months from the closure of the FY, i.e. by 30th September, 2020. The deviation from the general requirement of holding the AGM within 6 months from end of FY will not be considered as a violation. MCA has further clarified that all references to due date of AGM or the date by which the AGM should have been held under the law must be construed accordingly. Background: This relaxation has been granted by MCA in view of the representations received from stakeholders with regard to difficulty faced in holding AGM for companies whose financial year ended on 31st December, 2019 due to COVID-1 9 related social distancing norms and related restrictions. The provisions under Companies Act, 2013 (Act) allows a company to hold its AGM within a period of 6 months (9 months in case of first AGM) from the closure of the FY year and not later than a period of 15 months from the date of last AGM.MandatoryAll30-09-2020Yes
Dadra & Nagar HaveliCertain industries granted approval to operate under strict conditions in Dadra & Nagar Haveli21-04-2020In light of the extension of the lockdown till 3rd May, 2020 and the MHA Order dated 15th April, 2020, the Dadra & Nagar Haveli Government has permitted certain industries to operate with strict adherence to the following conditions - i. No employees/labourers or workers from outside the state are allowed to be employed during this time. ii. Disinfection of the premises with permitted disinfectants iii. Provision of transportation facility for all workers. Vehicles to ply at 30-40% capacity and to be parked inside the premises iv. Disinfection of vehicles and machinery v. Provision of hand wash and sanitiser, preferably touch free mechanism at all point of entry and exit and common areas vi. Strict observation of social distancing norms vii. Workers to wear face masks and gloves viii. Frequent washing of hands ix.Medical insurance for all workers x. Seating of workers 6 feet from each other and no large gatherings or meetings xi. Not more than 2 to 4 persons to travel in hoists and lifts. use of staircase to be encouraged xii. Identification of hospitals and clinics nearby authorised to treat COVID 19 patients xiii. Addition or reinforcement of workers to be duly informed to the District Administration xiv. Factory Manager/incharge details and mobile number to be provided to District Administration xv. Withholding biometric attendance system and strict social distancing to be followed xvi. Thermal scanning of employees/visitors/ drivers/transporters/representatives at entry and exit points xvii. All workers/employees to download "Arogya Setu'mobile app xviii. Cleaning and sanitation to be done atleast three times a day xix. Staggered lunch breaks of one hour between shifts xx. Maintenance of minimalistic foot fall and total ban on non essential visitors xxi. Designated isolation areas to confine persons who develop symptoms. xxii. Use of tobacco, gutka etc prohibited xxiii. All payment of wages to be done by 5th of the month xxiv. Daily reports to be submitted on the online portal developed by the Administration.MandatoryManufacturing industriesNo end date specifiedYes
KarnatakaExtension of lockdown period till 3rd May 202021-04-2020The Government of Karnataka has decided to continue implementing the measures in force in the State of Karnataka (as stipulated in the Consolidated Guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs Government of India vide Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 14th April 2020 until further Orders or till midnight of 03.05.2020 (whichever is earlier)MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
Tamil NaduDistrict Collectors / Superintendents of Police / Commissioners of Municipal Corporations directed to take strict penal action against landlord/house owners forcing doctors/paramedical staff to evict rental houses21-04-2020The Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu has directed District Collectors / Superintendents of Police / Commissioners of Municipal Corporations to take strict penal action  against landlord/house owners forcing doctors/paramedical staff to evict rental houses in order to protect the Doctors / Paramedical Staff / Health Care personnel who are discharging their duties in containment of COVID-19.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
CentralSEBI has issued measures to further facilitate fund raising from capital markets in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic21-04-2020SEBI vide PR No.23/2020 dated 21-04-2020 has decided to grant certain temporary relaxations from the regulatory provisions related to rights/ public issuances by listed entities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A. Under Rights Issues 1.Fast track Rights issuances: I. The   eligibility   requirement   of average   market   capitalisation of public shareholding of INR 250 crores has been reduced to INR 100 crores. II. The requirement related to period of listing of equity shares of the issuer for at least three years has been reduced to listing for eighteen months only. III. The condition related to no audit qualifications on issuer’s audited accounts has been replaced with the requirement to disclose the impact of  audit qualifications on issuer’s financials. IV. Certain other eligibility conditions with respect to period of compliance with the provisions of  the  listing  regulations,  ongoing  action  initiated  by  SEBI against  the  issuer  /  promoters  /  directors  and  settlement  of  violation  of securities laws have also been relaxed. 2. Minimum Subscription: To  provide  greater  flexibility  in  fund  raising,  the  threshold  for  minimum subscription requirements for a rights issue has been reduced from existing 90% to 75% of the offer size, subject to certain conditions. 3.Threshold for not filing draft letter of offer with SEBI To   reduce   the   time   involved   in   fund   raising   and   ease   compliance requirements, listed entities raising funds upto INR 25 crores in a rights issue will not be required to file draft offer document. The existing threshold in this regard is INR 10 crores. These relaxations are applicable to right issues that open on or before March 31, 2021. It may be recalled that last year SEBI had amended ICDR regulations to significantly reduce the  timeline for  the  completion  of  the  Rights  Issue from T+  55  days  to T+  31 days  as  well  as  introduced  the  dematerialization  and  trading  of  rights  entitlements.  These measures would make the rights issue framework more effective and efficient. B. Under Flexibility on Issue size An issuer, whose offer document is pending receipt of SEBI observation, shall be permitted to increase or decrease the fresh issue size by up to 50% of the estimated issue size (instead of the present limit of 20%)  without requiring to file fresh draft offer  document  with  the  Board.  The  relaxation  shall  be  applicable  for  all  offer documents pending receipt of SEBI observations up to December 31, 2020. C. Validity of SEBI observations Considering the prevailing economic scenario and based on requests from various industry bodies, it has been decided to extend the validity of SEBI observations on all  public  issues/  rights  issues  by  six  months  from  the  date  of  expiry  for  issuers whose  observation  has  expired/  shall  expire  between  March  01,  2020  and September 30, 2020.MandatoryAll30-09-2020Yes
CentralMinistry of Shipping directs Major Ports for remitting charges to Port Users/PPP Concessionaire and Vessel related charges from shipping lines; permits deferred payments 21-04-2020The Ministry of Shipping (“MOS”), in an Order dated 21st April, 2020, has granted certain exemptions and remissions on charges /fees and penalties. The lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the relevant measures taken in reference to that have disrupted the logistic chains and impacted the Ports and Port users. In view of this extraordinary situation, all the Major Ports has directed the following: 1. Remission of charges to Port Users- i) Storage charges- Ports must allow free storage time to all port users for the period of the lockdown. (Not applicable to Mumbai Port Trust and Mormugao Port Trust) ii) Lease rentals, License fee related charges- Ports must allow deferment of annual lease rentals/license fee on pro-rata basis, without any interest, if requested by the lessor/licensee, for the months of April, 2020, May, 2020 and June, 2020. However this will be applicable only for the annual lease rentals/license fee to be received by the Port for the year 2020. (Not applicable to Mumbai Port Trust and Mormugao Port Trust) iii) Other charges, penalties, etc.- Ports must ensure that no penal charges, demurrages, detention charges, dwell time charges, anchorage charges, penal berth hire charges, performance related penalties, etc., are not levied on any port user (traders, importers, exporters, shipping lines, concessionaires, licensees, CFS, ets.), for any delay in berthing, loading/unloading operations or evacuation/arrival of cargo during the lockdown period and up to 30 days recovery period post the lockdown ends. iv) Additional land for storage- If requisite additional land is available within port area, the port must make efforts to provide the additional storage land to port users, on a temporary basis without any charges, rentals, fee, etc. up to 30th June, 2020, on an “as is where is” basis. 2. There has been a drop in cargo volume at several Public-Private-Partnership (“PPP”) berths, terminals in Major Ports. Therefore the Major Ports must extend the following to such PPP concessionaires (Remission of charges to PPP concessionaire)- i) Revenue share, Royalty and equipment hire related charges- Ports must allow deferment of revenue, royalty and equipment hire charges without any interest, if requested by the concessionaire, for the months of April, 2020, May, 2020 and June, 2020. Such deferment amount must be paid by the concessionaire after the interest-free period of three months (reckoned month to month). For example the deferment of April, 2020 must be paid in August, 2020, and so on. It may also be paid alternatively through six-monthly equated instalments (at the interest rate equal to Reserve Bank of India’s 91-days Treasury Bill Primary yield rate, as on the due date of the initially deferred amount), after the interest-free period. ii) Lease rentals, License fee related charges- Ports must allow waiver of lease rentals, license fee and similar charges for three months (for the months of April, 2020, May, 2020 and June, 2020) to the extent the volume of cargo dropped compared to monthly average cargo volume of last calendar year (from 1st January, 2019 to 31st December, 2019). For example, if the cargo volume for the month of April, 2020 is 6000 TEUs (a drop of 40% of volume compared to last year’s average monthly volume), the Ports must waive off 40% of lease rentals, license fee and similar charges for the month of April, 2020. If such waived amount has already been received by the Port, adjustment of the same must be provided in the forthcoming from concessionaire. iii) Minimum Guaranteed Throughput (“MGT”) Obligations- The MGT obligations (wherever existent in concessionaire agreement) have to be computed, for the respective year, without considering the lockdown period and the cargo volume handled during the lockdown period. iv) Performance Standard Related Obligations- Ports cannot levy any penalty or charges for any shortfall in any performance standards such as gross berth output, transit storage dwell time, turnaround time for delivery store receipt operations, non-transhipment requirements, etc., for the lockdown period and 30 days beyond that as recovery period. v) Additional land for storage-  If requisite additional land is available within port, the port must provide additional storage area to PPP concessionaires, on temporary basis, without any charges, rentals, fee, etc., up to 30th June, 2020, on an “as is where is” basis. 3. Vessel related charges from Shipping Lines- Marine Due/Vessel related charges- Ports must allow interest-free 60 days deferment of marine dues/vessel related charges to Indian Coastal Vessels, if request by vessel operators. Ports have to obtain requisite bank guarantee as security from coastal vessel operators for the same. For this, deferment requests received  by 30th May, 2020, will only be considered. 4. The Ministry of Finance has, in an Office Memorandum (OM No.18/4/2020-PPD) dated 19th February, 2020, clarified that the current situation on COVID-19 should be considered as a case of natural calamity and Force Majeure  may be invoked. Pursuant to that, the MOS through an Order (No. PD-13/33/2020-PPP/e-339106) dated 20th March, 2020 and Letter dated 24th March, 2020, had intimated the Ports to consider COVID-19 as a “natural calamity” which would entitle invocation of the Force Majeure provisions in as much obligations under various contracts (involving the Major Ports) are concerned. With regard to this, the following has been directed to the Major Ports- i) The period for completion of any Project under implementation in PPP mode or otherwise must be extended by the Ports. ii) For PPP Projects under implementation, the Major Ports can permit waiver of all penal consequences on a case-to-case basis, along with deferment of performance obligations as per relevant provisions of the Concession Agreement. iii) The period of Force Majeure will start from 19th February, 2020 and will end when Competent Orders are so provided. This Order by the MOS supersedes the Order (No. PD-14300/4/2020-PD VII), dated 31st March, 2020, which had provided specific guidelines to Major Ports on exemptions from penalties, demurrage charges, fee, rentals levied on any Port user for any delay in Berthing/Loading/Unloading operations or evacuations/arrival of cargo caused due the lockdown from 22nd March to 14th April, 2020.MandatoryPort Operators at Major Ports21-04-2020NO
Andhra PradeshExemption of Inspection for boilers in Andhra Pradesh21-04-2020●  In view of the pandemic, Government of Andhra Pradesh exempts all certified Boilers situated in the industries in Andhra Pradesh from inspection. ● This is applicable to Boilers for which inspections are due in the months of April & May, 2020 ● This exemption is for 2 months (31 May 2020) or till lifting of the lockdown whichever is earlier ● During the exemption period, the Boilers shall be used in accordance to the provisions of the Boilers Act, the Boiler Attendants’ Rules and the Boiler Operation Engineers’ Rules. ● Any repair during the period of exemption shall not be carried out without obtaining prior permission from the Director of Boilers, Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati. ●  The exemption will applicable to only those Boilers which are in operation duly certified. ● All Boiler owners shall apply for renewal of their Boiler Certificate(s) during the exemption period. However, those Boilers will be inspected and certificates for use of the Boiler will be issued after lifting the lockdown.MandatoryBoiler related manufacturing31-May-20NO
SikkimProhibitory order from the District Collector, East u/s 144 Cr.Pc 197321-04-2020The Government of Sikkim vide it's Complete Safety Restrictions issued by the District Collector (East) has prohibited certain activities until 3rd May, 2020. This includes public transport, educational, training and coaching institutes, hospitality services, cinema halls, shopping complexes, gyms, swimming pools, religious places, social gatherings etc. In case of funerals, congregation of only twenty people are allowed.

Some activities have been allowed such as -
i. Police and other law enforcement agencies.
ii. All Health Services.
iii. Veterinary Hospitals.
iv. Manufacturing units of drugs and pharma.
v. All agricultural and related activities.
vi. Fisheries.
vii. Animal husbandry.
viii. Banks and ATM's.
ix. MGNREGA works.
x. Electricity.
xi. Telecommunication and Postal services.
MandatoryAll03-04-2020NO
SikkimValidity date of all motor vehicle related documents expiring from 1st February, 2020 deemed to be valid till 30th June, 2020 in Sikkim.21-04-2020As a means to facilitate payment of token taxes expiring from 1st February, 2020, validity of all motor vehicle related documents expiring from 1st February, 2020 has been extended till 30th June, 2020 by Sikkim Transport Department.MandatoryAll30-06-2020NO
CentralMNRE extends effective date for implementation of Approved Lists of Models and Manufacturers of Solar PV
Modules and Solar PV Cells by six months to 30.09-2020
21-04-2020Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)has extended the effective dates for implementation of Approved Lists of Models & Manufacturers (ALMM) for Solar PV modules and Solar PV cells to 30th September, 2020, which was earlier 31st March, 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic.MandatoryRenewable Energy30-09-2020NO
TelanganaConditions for resuming work21-04-20201. Government is allowing resumption of work for exempted and relaxed sectors
2. Employees shall ensure strict compliance with SOP as laid down in MHA 15 order
3. All employees shall be required to have government issued passes
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Assam Instruction to the Factories on Compliance to the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India21-04-2020Management of all factories to have processes in place for strict implementation of SOP for social distancing in factories.MandatoryManufacturing03-05-2020NO
CentralCOVID19 lockdown 2.0: A complete list of activities permitted after April 2020-04-2020Here is a complete list of what is allowed and what is not in select areas across the country from April 20 (Tuesday) as shared by government’s citizen portal MyGov What is permitted? Financial services – RBI and other RBI regulated financial markets and entities – Banks, ATM and IT vendors involved in banking operations – SEBI and capital and debt market services – IRDAI and insurance companies Commercial services – Print and electronic media – IT services but with around 50% workforce – Data and call centres for government activities – CSCs at panchayat level – E-commerce functions for non-essential items such as mobile phone, laptops, refrigerators, etc. Courier services – Cold storage and warehousing – Private security and facilities management services; hotels, homestays, etc. – Establishment working as quarantine facilities – Self-employed services like electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc. Movement of people – Private vehicles for getting essential commodities and medical emergency services – In case of a four-wheeler, only one passenger in the back seat is permitted beside the driver – Only one driver is permitted for two-wheelers – People travelling to their workplace as exempted by State/Union Territory/Local authority Social services – Home for children, juveniles, divyang (handicapped), elderly, observation homes, aftercare homes etc. will be allowed to function. – Disbursement of social security pensions and provident fund by EPFO – Operation of Anganwadis Agricultural activities – Farming operations in fields – Functioning of agencies/firms engaged in getting agricultural products – Machinery shops – Custom hiring centres – Services related to fertilizers and seeds – APMC markets and Mandis – Direct marketing operations for agriculture – Harvesting and sowing – Operation of fishing like processing and sale, hatcheries, commercial aquaria – Plantations of tea, coffee and rubber allowed with a maximum 50 per cent workers – Animal husbandry including distribution and sale of milk products, animal shelter homes, etc. Health services – Hospitals and nursing homes – Telemedicine facilities – Dispensaries and medical shops – Medical research, COVID-19 related labs and collection centres – Private establishments authorised by government – Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries and clinics, sale and supply of vaccine and medicines – Manufacturing units, medical devices and construction of health infrastructure – Movement of all medical personnel, scientists, nurses, paramedical staff, lab technicians Industrial establishments – Industries in rural areas – SEZ and export-oriented units – Industrial estates and industrial townships – Manufacturing units of essential goods – Industries producing IT hardware – Food processing units, jute industries – Coal and mineral production, O&G refinery and brick kilns in rural areas – Construction activities including roads, irrigation projects, renewable energy projects and construction projects at municipal level Cargo and essential services – Transportation of cargo inter and intrastate by air, rail, land and sea routes – Carrier vehicles with only two drivers and one helper are allowed – Empty vehicles for delivery/pick up of goods – The supply chain of essential goods like manufacturing, wholesale, retail, shops/ carts for essential goods – Large bricks and mortar stores, dhabas and truck repair shops on the highway, movement of staff and labourers for essential services Additional services – Collection, harvesting and processing of minor forest produce, non-timber forest produce – Bamboo, coconut, areca nut, cocoa, spices plantations and their harvesting sale and marketing – NBFCs including Housing Finance and Micro Finance companies with bare minimum staff, cooperative credit societies – Construction activities in rural areas to include water supply and sanitation, power, telecom and cable lines. What will remain closed? – Domestic and international air travel – Passenger trains, buses, metro, taxis – Interstate transport except for security and medical purposes – Industrial and commercial activities – Hospitality services – Educational, training and coaching institutions – Cinema halls, malls, gyms, bards, pools, entertainment parks, assembly halls, etc. – All social, political, sports, complexes, religious places and other gatherings. What about hotspots? The above mentioned exemptions given after April 20 will not be applicable to hotspots and the containment zones in hotspots will be demarcated by state governments. In containment zone, strict control has to be put in place to ensure no unchecked inward outward movement except for essential services.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
KarnatakaKarnataka Government issues a Public Information Document with Do and Don'ts in view of the Covid 19 pandemic20-04-2020Karnataka Government has issued a Public Information Document with Do and Don'ts in view of the Covid 19 pandemic. The key takeaways are: 1. Face mask made compulsory for everyone stepping outside their house. 2. Anyone experiencing mental health related concerns may call Nimhans Toll Free number 08046110007. 3. Spitting in public is a punishable offence.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
TripuraTripura Government advises people against onward transmission of fake news regarding COVID-19; provides numbers/e-mail for help and detection of source of fake news20-04-2020The Government of Tripura (Government), has issued a special notice advising people to ignore rumours and to refrain from spreading any fake news with regard to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Government has directed that if anyone receives any news related to COVID-19 through social media, which is fake or has the potential to induce panic, the person must refrain from transmitting such news onwards. The person should instead contact / forward such mis-information / news to the mobile numbers / e-mail mentioned below: a. 9615666097 b. 9436716203 c. nbicatripura@gmail.com Furthermore, the Government has warned that it will search for the source of such fake news and take necessary steps according to law.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Andhra PradeshGuidelines for Handling, Treatment and Disposal of Waste Generated hiring Treatment/Diagnosis/Quarantine of COVID-19 patients20-04-2020In line with the Central Guidelines issued by the CPCB, the Andhra Pradesh PCB has reproduced the "Guidelines for Handling, Treatment, and Disposal of Waste Generated during Treatment/Diagnosis/ Quarantine of COVID-19 Patients – Rev. 1" for management of waste generated during diagnostics and treatment of COVID-19 suspected/confirmed patients which are required to be followed in all isolation wards, quarantine centers, sample collection centers, laboratories, ULBs and common biomedical waste treatment and disposal facilities in addition to existing practices under BMW Management Rules, 2016.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
Andhra PradeshCircular dt 02-04-2020 reg CFE&CFO for manufacturing / formulation of sanitizers in the State of Andhra Pradesh20-04-2020Any existing sanitizer manufacturing/bottling/distillery/chemical or bulk drug manufacturing unit manufacturing sanitizers can apply for consent to operate in 15 days so that availability of sanitizer is ensured during COVID-19 outbreak.MandatorySanitizer manufacturing unit, sanitizer bottling unit, distillery, chemical/bulk drug manufacturing31-05-2020Yes
KarnatakaChecking of passes intensified and movement regulated through stricter norms20-04-2020Enforcement of stricter norms with regard to movement of vehicles and people through the following measure: i. Only e-passes and paper passes or passes issued by departments for official duties or NGOs for distribution of food are only allowed. Ii. Government officials, Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, essential goods, bankers, etc., are eligible to move without valid pass, but with their valid IDs. iii. Passes issued by outstation officers like DCs, SPs would be seized and action initiated. iv. Effective barricading should be implemented, even if it leads to road block. v. No more e-passes or passes should be issued unless specifically instructed. vi. Emergency returnable day passes will be granted to people with genuine requests at police station level. vii. Zero tolerance on unnecessary movement or vehicle except during morning or evening office hours.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Dadra & Nagar HaveliDistrict Magistrate Order dated 20.04.2020 imposing penalties for violating directions by the District Administration in view of COVID-1920-04-2020District Magistrate lists out different penalties and their amount for people who violate the directions issued by the District Magistrate: Person found not wearing mask in public places /workplaces  Rs.100/- 5 or more persons gathering in public places - Rs. 500/- Spitting in public places -Rs. 100/- Spitting gutkha and tobacco in public places - Rs.100/-MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
Dadra & Nagar HaveliStandard Operating Procedures for Social Distancing along with guidelines to be followed by  Offices, Workplaces, Factories and Establishments in Dadra and Nagar Haveli 20-04-2020Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”) for Social Distancing along with guidelines for Offices, Workplaces, Factories and Establishments that must be followed by establishments which are permitted to operate in Dadra and Nagar Haveli till 3rd May, 2020.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
NagalandHealthcare Establishments to mandatorily submit certain Health Reports20-04-2020The Government of Nagaland, Directorate of Health and Family Welfare has issued an Order mandating the submission of the following health reports by Healthcare Establishments(Public or Private or Other system of Medicine) 1. Healthcare Service Delivery Report (Prescribed format provided in Annexure 1 of the Order) 2. Daily reporting for Influenza like illness and Severe acute respiratory infection Surveillance(Prescribed format provided in Annexure 2 of the Order) 3. Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme(IDSP) Report(Prescribed format provided in Annexure 3 of the Order) Any act of non compliance shall be punishable under the applicable provisions of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
CentralSEBI extends the various regulatory measures that were taken vide press release dated March 20, 2020 till May 28, 2020.20-04-2020The Securities and Exchange Board of India vide Press Release dated March 20, 2020 had introduced various regulatory measures for a period of a month w.e.f. March 23, 2020. The measures were taken with the objective of ensuring orderly trading and settlement, effective risk management, price discovery and maintenance of market integrity. As the stock markets (both domestic and global) are expected to be volatile in the near future owing to concerns relating to COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant fear of economic slowdown, keeping in view the objective of ensuring orderly trading and settlement, effective risk management, price discovery and maintenance of market integrity SEBI decided that the measures implemented since March 23, 2020 will continue to be in force till May 28, 2020. The stock exchanges and clearing corporations will be issuing necessary instructions to the market participants in this regard.MandatoryAll28-05-2020Yes
KeralaKerala, Health and Family Welfare Department has issued advisory for ensuring TB services in context of COVID-1920-04-2020The Kerala Health and Family Welfare Department vide advisory dated 20th April 2020 has stated that  TB services to continue in the state in context of COVID-19. 1. The advisory has focused on the method of diagnosis, testing, bio-safety practises for laboratories and clinical diagnosis. 2. A clinical TB expert committee to be formed at every district. 3. The treatment methodology has been listed down including patients to be supplied with 1 month stock of FDCs. 4. Annexure 1 also lays down the guidelines on collection and transportation of sample at PHI/Home for TB examination including the manner in which packing of samples to be done. 5. Annexure II lays down the use of N95 Masks and general measures and the precautionary measures prior to re-using N95 masks.MandatoryClinics, Laboratories, Hospitals and Testing CentresNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabE-commerce companies permitted to operate only for the procurement and supply of essential goods in Punjab. Permission to sell books, air conditioners, air coolers, fans and their repair shops withdrawn 20-04-2020The Additional Chief Home Secretary, Punjab, in a recent order, permitted E-commerce companies to operate only for the procurement and supply of essential goods. Further, permission which was granted for shops for the sale of books, air conditioners, air coolers, fans and their repair shops has been withdrawn.MandatoryE-commerce companies03-05-2020NO
PunjabWorking hours and spread over for factory workers extended for factories permitted to operate in Punjab20-04-2020The Department of Labour in a recent notification extended working hours and spread overs for factories which have been permitted to operate. The working hours has been extended to a maximum of 12 hours instead of 9 hours per day. Spread over has also been extended to 13 hours instead of 10.5 hours. For all additional hours of work, workers will be required to be paid wages at twice the rate of ordinary wages.MandatoryManufacturing industries20-07-2020NO
BiharDepartment of Health, Govt. of Bihar has issued order to all health care facility to resume operation and to maintain social distance during at workplace (including non-COVID-19 health services)20-04-2020Department of Health, Government of Bihar vide order dated 20th April 2020 has directed all health care facility to resume operation and to maintain social distance during at workplace (including non-COVID-19 health services). The department has issued further directions which are: - 1. All In charge / Managers of private sector hospitals / clinics / pharmacy / Diagnostic Centres to resume services. 2. The In charge / Managers should ensure proper availability of clinical, paramedical and Non-clinical staff and adequate availability of drugs / equipment's / consumables etc. 3. They need to ensure standard measures of social distancing and need to ensure availability of Personal Protective Equipment's / gloves / masks for health care providers and masks for patients. 4. They need to implement Infection Control Protocols as developed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 5. All Private hospitals to record the travel history of the patients and shall also record the people with whom he/she came into contact. 6. Private Hospitals to screen patients for Influenza Like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI). Report to be sent to Civil Surgeon of the district on a daily basis. 7. All Health Care facilities to intimate the Civil Surgeon of their district about resuming operations and institution-wise list of services provided. This intimation to be provided within 24 hours of issue of this direction.MandatoryPrivate Sector Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmacy, Diagnostic CentresNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMOHFW measures to ensure safety of Health Workers drafted for COVID-19 Services20-04-2020MOHFW issues new guidelines for measures to be taken to ensure the safety of health workers drafted for COVID 19 services. Among other things, the guidelines prescribe ● personnel requirements; ●  safety requirements ●  helplines ●  staffing and payment guidelines ●  capacity building ●  insurance requirementsAdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaCommissioner of Police and Addl. DM, Bengaluru City issues Prohibitory Order; lists out activities which are permitted during the lockdown20-04-2020The Commissioner of Police and Additional District Magistrate, Bengaluru City, through an Order dated 20th April, 2020, has issued a Prohibitory Order within the limits of Bengaluru City Commissionerate, keeping in view the restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Home Affairs due to the current crisis caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Prohibitory Order remains in force from 21st April, 2020 up to 3rd May, 2020. The restrictions/prohibitions that have been imposed in the limits of the Bengaluru City Commissionerate, along with certain conditions and exemptions, include the following: 1) Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) and RBI regulated financial markets and entities like NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India), CCIL (The Clearing Corporation of India Limited), payment system operators and standalone primary dealers, are allowed to operate with a bare minimum staff. 2) Hospitals and all related Medical Establishments, including their manufacturing and distribution units, both in public and private sector such as dispensaries, pharmaceutical, chemist and medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulances, etc. will continue to remain functional. The transportation of all medical personnel, nurses, para-medical staff and other hospital support services will be permitted. Pharmacies and pharmaceutical research labs are also allowed to operate. 3) Commercial and private establishments will remain closed, except the following- i) Shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder, bakery and biscuit, condiments, confectionery and sweet for manufacturing, supply and operating retail outlets. ii) Print and electronic media. iii) Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT enabled services (for essential services only and as far as possible, to work from home. iv) Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, through e-commerce. v) Shops for seeds and pesticides. vi) Capital and debt market services as notified by SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India). vii) Cold storage and warehousing services. 4) Industrial establishments will remain closed, except the following (which must strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Health Department, for the lockdown period): i) Manufacturing units of essential commodities. ii) Production units which require continuous process (after obtaining required permission from the State Government). iii) Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceutical, medical devices, their raw material and intermediaries. iv) Coal and mineral production, transportation, supply of explosives and activities incidental to mining operations. v) Manufacturing units of packaging material for food items, drugs, pharmaceutical and medical devices. 5) All transport services through air, rail and roadways remain prohibited except the following: i) Transportation of essential goods. ii) Operation of Railways and Airports for cargo movement, relief and evacuation, and their related operational organizations. It has been stated that where exceptions to operate have been granted, the organizations/employers must ensure necessary precautions against COVID-19, as well as follow social distancing measures.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
GujaratGujarat Government implements lockdown as per the Central Lockdown Guidelines; essential services/goods permitted by obtaining an e-pass from the Digitalgujarat.gov.in 20-04-2020The Gujarat Government in a Press Release dated 20th April, 2020 has informed that it has implemented the lockdown in the State as per the Central Guidelines. The document published in the State website is in vernacular, but considering the Press Release, the restrictions and relaxations are mentioned below as per the Central Government Guidelines. The following has been further informed through the Press Release: 1. Gujarat Government has decided to implement the relaxations as per the Central lockdown. 2. Relaxations will not be applicable to hotspots and containment zones. 3. Commercial establishments and activities can start functioning ensuring the social distancing measures and safety. 4. Standard guidelines including thermal screening of the people of the establishment, compulsory masks, staggered lunchtime, staggered entry and exit time crowd management must be ensured. 5. Violation of the standard operating procedures will lead to suspension and the particular unit will be asked to be shut down. 6. Workers in factories have to work 12 hour shifts with higher remuneration. Female workers will not be asked to work from 7pm to 6 am. 7. Work related to MNREGA will be permitted during the extended period of lockdown. 8. Self employed and daily wage earners will also be allowed to operate provided they use face mask and sanitiser. 9. Construction activities, irrigation projects in addition to MSME activities will also be allowed during the extended period of lockdown. These activities can be performed as per the Guidelines issued by the Central Government both within and outside the limits of the city. Further, for these activities, permission will be granted by the District Authorities after a detailed analysis. Please note that the Order is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement.MandatoryAll05-03-2020NO
Gujarat Steps towards allowing IT and ITeS companies of Gujarat for functioning in Corona Lockdown from 20/4/2020 onwards20-04-2020● Government of Gujarat extends the MHA15 order to Gujarat and allows sections of exempted businesses to begin operations from 20 April 2020 ● IT/ITeS companies may operate with upto 50% strength ● Provisions of SOP and social distancing norms to be strictly followed ● No relaxations/exemptions allowed in hotspotsAdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Himachal PradeshHoarding and Profiteering Prevention Order, 1977 and Commodities Price Marking and Display Order, 1977 invoked.20-04-2020The Himachal Pradesh Hoarding and Profiteering Prevention Order, 1977 and Himachal Pradesh Commodities Price Marking and Display Order, 1977 invoked by the Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Himachal Pradesh vide notification no. FDS-A(3)7/2016-L dated 20.3.2020.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhLabour Department of Chhattisgarh Govt. has published the standard operating procedure for movement of stranded labour20-04-2020The Labour Department of Chhattisgarh Government vide letter dated 20th April, 2020 has issued standard operating procedure (SOP) for movement of stranded labour within the state of Chhattisgarh. The keys points in the SOP are: -

1. The migrant labourers currently residing in relief / shelter camps  to be registered with the local authority and their skill mapping to be carried out so that they can be provided with work opportunities.
2. Labourers who wish to return to their place of work within the state needs to be screen first and then transported to their workplace.
3. There will not be any movement outside the state.
4. During the bus journey social distancing needs to be ensured.
5. The local authorities needs to provide food and water for the journey.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
PuducherryEnforcement of Lockdown measures20-04-2020The Government of Puducherry has directed the entire relief amount (deposited into the account of beneficiaries) to be fully released to the beneficiaries without any deductions or charges.

The Government of Puducherry has further clarified that any deduction or charging from money intended for relief to people would amount to misappropriation and is punishable under Section 53 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Entire amount of relief granted to people could not be withdrawn by a section of people from the banks and ATMs and there have been allegations of withholding/ debiting and charging of certain amount of relief money.
MandatoryFinancial and insurance activitiesNo end date specifiedYES
MeghalayaNumber of Pharmacies will home deliver medicines in East Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi District in Meghalaya20-04-2020Given the prevailing Covid 19 pandemic and the lockdown measures, the Office of the Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya has issued a notice detailing a list of Pharmacies in East Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi District in Meghalaya that will home deliver medicines in these districts.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralFSSAI requests State to issue movement pass to the FSSAI recognised private food laboratories.20-04-2020The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has by a letter dated 20th April, has requested the Chief Secretaries of States to instruct local administration to issue necessary movement pass to the staffs of the FSSAI recognised private food laboratories.
The list of such FSSAI recognised private food laboratories is annexed to the letter. 
MandatoryFood BusinessNo end date specifiedNO
CentralThe Competition Commission of India has listed out the measures taken in view of the pandemic20-04-2020The Competition Commission of India has listed out the measures taken by the CCI on view of the Pandemic.

This is continuation to the March 23, March 30 and April 13 notice.
1. Information with respect to provisions of Section 3 and Section 4 of the competition Act, 2002 may be filled electronically.
2. Combination notices may be filled electronically.
3. The fee for the abovementioned filing can be paid by electronic clearance services.
4. Parties to combination may avail pre-filing consultation (PFC) through video conference.
5. The commission would endeavour to process the new and pending cases subject to the availability of necessary information and material.
6. For all the matters listed up for hearing up to May 03, 2020, fresh dates will be notified
7. For all other compliances due up to May 03, 2020  in respect of pending cases (Sections 3 and 4 ) fresh dates will also be notified.
 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MaharashtraOffice of District Collector & District Magistrate Thane declares containment zones in 6 Municipal Corporations, 2 Municipal Councils, 2 Nagar Panchayat and for rural area of Thane District 19-04-2020The District Collector & District Magistrate of Thane through a notification dated 19th April, 2020 has declared a total of 6 Municipal Corporations, 2 Municipal Councils, 2 Nagar Panchayat and for rural area of Thane District as containment zones to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. These zones include: 1. Thane Municipal Corporation - Total area. 2. New Mumbai Municipal Corporation - Total area. 3. Mira Bhaindar Municipal Corporation - Total area. 4. Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporate - Total area. 5. Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporate - Total area. 6.Bhivandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation - Total area. 7. Ambarnath Municipal Council - Total area. 8. Kulgaon-Badlapur Municipal Council - Total area. 9. Shahapur Nagar Panchayat - Total area. 10. Murbaad Nagar Panchayat - - Total area. 11. Thane District (Rural) - Total area. In above Containment Zones the relaxations announced by the state government on 17th April, 2020 would not be applicable.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralE-commerce companies and vehicles used by them will not be permitted to operate/ply during the lockdown till 3rd May, 202019-04-2020The Home Secretary, in a recent order, excluded sub-clause (v) of clause 14 of the consolidated revised guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, thereby, withdrawing permission to allow E-commerce companies and their vehicles to operate/ply during the lockdown till 3rd May, 2020.MandatoryE-commerce companies03-05-2020NO
KarnatakaKarnataka extends the MHA Guidelines dated 14th April 2020 till midnight of 21st April 202019-04-2020The Government of Karnataka in an order dated 19th April, 2020 has stated that the activities which are allowed from 20th April 2020 as per the MHA Guidelines dated 14th April 2020, will be allowed  in the state of Karnataka after the midnight of 21st April 2020. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus the state government has extended the lockdown (with no business activity) for one additional day i.e. 21st April 2020.MandatoryAll21-04-2020NO
CentralMHA amends Nationwide Lockdown Guidelines to prohibit the supply of non-essential goods by E-commerce companies19-04-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs has amended the earlier Nationwide Lockdown Order (“Order”) to exclude Clause 14 (v) from the Order and prohibited the supply of non-essential goods by E-Commerce companies during the continuation of lockdown till 3rd May 2020.MandatoryE-commerce companies03-05-2020Yes
OdishaGovt of Odisha provides clarification on online delivery of essential services and goods19-04-2020The Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt of Odisha vide order dated 19th April 2020 clarified that E-commerce/Online platform will be allowed to home deliver  only essential services and goodsMandatoryE-commerce companies03-05-2020Yes
PuducherryExemption guidelines to certain industries from 20.04.2020 as per MHA15 guidelines19-04-2020Select permitted activities allowed with effect from 20th April, 2020 : i. These limited exemptions will be operationalized only on strict compliance to the existing guidelines. The respective Managements shall ensure that all preparatory arrangements with regard to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for social distancing in offices, workplaces, factories and establishments, as also other sectoral requirements are in place. ii. The consolidated revised guidelines incorporating these select permitted activities are as below. 2. Industries/ Industrial Establishments (both Government and private), as listed below, will be allowed to operate: i. Industries operating in rural areas, i.e., outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities. ii. Manufacturing and other industrial establishments with access control in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Export Oriented Units (EoUs), industrial estates, and industrial townships. These establishments shall make arrangements for stay of workers within their premises as far as possible and/ or adjacent buildings and for implementation of the Standard operating protocol (SOP) as referred to in para 20 (i) below. The transportation of workers to work place shall be arranged by the employers in dedicated transport by ensuring social distancing. Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediates. iv. Food processing industries in rural areas, i.e., outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities. v. Production units, which require continuous process, and their supply chain. vi. Manufacturing of IT hardware. vii. Coal production, mines and mineral production, their transportation, supply of explosives and activities incidental to mining operations. viii. Manufacturing units of packaging material. ix. Jute industries with staggered shifts and social distancing. x. Oil and gas exploration/ refinery. xi. Brick kilns in rural areas i.e., outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities. Whereas all industrial and commercial establishments, work places, offices etc. shall put in place arrangements for implementation of SOP as in Annexure I before starting their functioning. These will come into force with effect from 20th April, 2020. Movement, loading/ unloading of goods/ cargo (inter and intra State) is allowed, as under: i. All goods traffic will be allowed to ply. ii. Operations of Seaports and Inland Container Depots (ICDs) for cargo transport, including authorized custom clearing and forwarding agents. iii. Operations of Land Ports for cross land border transportation of essential goods, including petroleum products and LPG,food products, medical supplies. iv. Movement of all trucks and other goods/ carrier vehicles with two drivers and one helper subject to the driver carrying a valid driving license; an empty truck/ vehicle will be allowed to ply after the delivery of goods, or for pick up of goods. All industrial and commercial activities other than those specifically permitted above are prohibited till 03/05/2020. Operation of guidelines in Hotspots and containment zones i. In the containment zones, the activities allowed under these guidelines will not be permitted. ii. Also workers from such areas shall not been allowed to work in industrial establishments. iii. As Puducherry is interspaced between the red zones identified by the MOH&FW, GOI, there should not be any movement of man power across the UT borders. The application so submitted will be scrutinized by officials of Directorate of Industries & Commerce and the Labour Department for compliance of the MHA guidelines at the Permission Cell at % the District Magistrate for approval. 8. The applications, thereafter, will be processed by the Office of the District Magistrate and necessary permission will be issued. 9. No Industry shall operate without prior approval of the District Administration. 10.Any industry, who have obtained permission earlier from the District Magistrate prior to the date of this order, shall also submit their plan of safety mechanism to the Permission Cell, % the District Magistrate in compliance with the MHA guidelines. 11.Any person violating these lockdown measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Sec. 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
KeralaKerala Pollution Control Board adopts Central Guidelines on handling and disposal of waste generated from the treatment of COVID-19 patients19-04-2020The Kerala Pollution Control Board (KPCB) vide publishing in their website has adopted the Guidelines on Handling, Treatment and Disposal of Waste generated during treatment/diagnosis/Quarantine of COVID-19 patients (Revision 2) as issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).MandatoryHospitals, Quarantine Centres/Camps, Clinical Laboratories, Home QuarantineNo end date specifiedNO
CentralCCI Advisory to Business in Time of COVID-1919-04-2020a) To cope with significant changes in supply and demand patterns arising out of this extraordinary situation, businesses may need to coordinate certain activities b)  Section 3(3) of the Act presumes certain concerted actions between competitors to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition. c) These provisions will inform the decisions of the Commission. However, only such conduct of businesses which is necessary and proportionate to address concerns arising from COVID-19 will be considered. d) Businesses are, however, cautioned not to take advantage of COVID-19 to contravene any of the provisions of the ActAdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
SikkimGovt of Sikkim issues Order dated 19th April 2020 to continue the second phase of the Pan India lockdown till 3rd May 202019-04-2020The Govt of Sikkim issued a  order dated 19th April 2020 clarifying activities allowed and not allowed in the State of Sikkim during the second phase of lockdown till 3rd May 2020. The order is issued under Section 144 of the Cr.P.C and will be effective from the 20th April and remain in force till 3rd May or till further order Key Points: 1. All shops, hotels, restaurants, establishment, private hospitals, workshops and godowns will remain close till 3rd of May 2020 or till further order except: a. health services including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, pharmacies, dispensaries, medical laboratories etc. and consequent transportation b. Manufacturing units of drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical oxygens etc c. banks, ATMs and insurance companies d. Agricultural and related activities e. fisheries related activities 2. The following activities will continue to remain prohibited/closed till 3rd May 2020 or till further notice: a. Public transport b. inter state and inter district of all individuals except for medical reasons or for activities permitted under the present order, c. public places like cinema halls, malls, etc. d. religious places e. Educational 3.  The order mentions provisions for issuance of E-passes for the purposes of inter and intra state movement  of vehicles for all purposes including carriage of essential commodities and medical emergencies. The passes will be issued by Additional District Magistrate or Sub Divisional Magistrate on application being made through - covid19sikkim.org. For emergency purposes, the passes will be made available vide WhatsAppMandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
RajasthanAddendum to Implementation of Lock Down Order of even number dated 15-04-202019-04-2020The Government of Rajasthan has amended the list of Permitted Activities under Part C of the lockdown Order: a. Home Delivery / Courier Services; b. Requirement of pass; c. Additions made to Commercial and Other Establishments to include NBFCs, HFCs and NBFC-MFIs d. Construction sites; e. Agriculture, Horticulture and allied activities; d. Excluded the permission for  vehicles used by e-commerce operators;MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
CentralCentral Pollution Control Board issues guidelines dated 19th April 2020 for handling, treatment and disposal of waste generated during treatment/diagnosis/ quarantine of COVID-19 Patients19-04-2020Central Pollution Control Board issues guidelines dated 19th April 2020 for handling, treatment and disposal of waste generated during treatment/diagnosis/ quarantine of COVID-19 Patients. The guidelines lay down process for handling, treatment and disposal of waste generated in: a. COVID-19 Isolation wards b. Sample Collection Centres and Laboratories for COVID-19 suspected patients c. Quarantine Camps/Homes or Home-Care facilities The guidelines also provides for: a. reporting requirement for opening or operation of COVID-19 sample collection centres and laboratories to concerned SPCB; b. duties of Common Biomedical Waste Treatment FacilityMandatoryHealthcare [COVID-19 Isolation wards, Sample Collection Centres and Laboratories for COVID-19, Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility ]No end date specifiedNO
CentralSOPs for Movement of stranded Migrant Labourers, within States/UTs where they are currently located, in wake of COVID-19 epidemic19-04-2020In continuation of Ministry of Home Affairs' earlier Orders dated 29th March, 2020, 15th April, 2020 and 16th April 2020, a Standard Operating Protocol (SOP), for movement of stranded labour within the State/UTs has been issued to Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State/ Union Territory Authorities, with the directions for its strict implementation. In order to facilitate their movement within the State/UT, the following guidelines may be followed: The migrant labourers currently residing in relief/ shelter camps in States/UTs should be registered with the concerned local Authority and their skill mapping be carried out to find out their suitability for various kinds of works. In the event, that a group of migrants wish to return to their places of work, within the State where they are presently located, they would be screened and those who are asymptomatic would be transported to their respective places of work. It may be noted that there shall be no movement of labour outside the State/UT where they are currently located. During the journey by bus, it would be ensured that safe social distancing norms are followed and the buses used for transport are sanitized as per the guidelines of the Health authorities. The National Directives for COVID-19 Management issued under the consolidated revised guidelines dated 15th April 2020 shall be strictly followed. The local authorities shall also provide for food and water etc., for the duration of their journey.MandatoryIndustriesNo end date specifiedNO
TelanganaTelangana Govt. extends the implementation of the existing lockdown measures till 7th May 202019-04-2020The General Administration (COVID) Department, Telangana has through a notification dated 19th April, 2020 extended the implementation of the existing lockdown measures in the State of Telangana (“State”) till 7th May 2020. The above decision has been taken considering the important role of the existing lockdown measures in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the State since 22nd March 2020. Ø In areas with incidence of COVID 19 cases, containment zones shall be demarcated by the District Collector / Municipal Commissioner, GHMC. In these containment zones, none of the activities allowed under the guidelines will be permitted except delivery of essential goods / services. There shall be strict perimeter control in the area of the containment zones to ensure that there is no unchecked inward / outward movement of population except for maintaining essential services (including medical emergencies). Ø The E-Commerce companies and app based / online platforms shall not deliver cooked food for the duration of the lockdown.MandatoryAll07-05-2020Yes
MeghalayaDM, East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya imposes Curfew Order effective from 6 a.m. on 20.04.2020 till 6 a.m. on 26.04.202019-04-2020The Office of the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Government of Meghalaya, through an Order dated 19th April, 2020, has imposed a Curfew in Shillong Agglomeration and adjoining areas from 6 a.m. of 20th April, 2020, up to 6 a.m. on 26th April, 2020. The Curfew is imposed on the following areas: 1) The whole of Municipal Area; 2) The whole of Cantonment Area, 3) All areas under Mawlai Block including census towns; 4) All areas under Mawpat Block including census towns; 5) Areas under Mylliem Block from Umshyrpi Bridge up to 7th Mile, Upper Shillong; and 6) Madanrting, Mawblei, Laitkor, Nongkseh, Umlyngka, Lawsohtun, Mawdiangdiang, Diengiong, Siejiong. The curfew will not apply to certain bodies/activities, including: 1) Medical Teams on duty; 2) Wholesale and Retail Pharmacies; 3) MoECL and Power Grid; 4) Postal Service, Telecom, Communications and IT Services; 5) Press, Print and Electronic Media; 6) Banks, ATMs and Treasuries; 7) Essential Services including Health Services, home delivery of LPG cylinders, home delivery of essential / household items, online food delivery, online services delivery, courier services; and 8) Movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities, security forces, medical equipment and goods vehicles. However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles will be subjected to medical screening as per protocols laid down. It has been instructed that these above mentioned services / activities which have been exempted, must comply with all protocols and procedures including social distancing, disinfection and other advisories. Curfew passes can be obtained via online application through www.eastkhasihills.gov.inMandatoryAll26-04-2020NO
DelhiStatus Quo' to be maintained with respect to strict implementation of consolidated guidelines without any relaxation in NCT Delhi19-04-2020Directions issues to all departments of Government of NCT Delhi to maintain "status quo" with respect to strict implementation of consolidated guidelines enclosed in order dated 15.04.2020 without any relaxation for additional activities till another comprehensive assessment on 27.4.2020 or further order, whichever is earlier.MandatoryAll27-04-2020NO
SikkimSouth Sikkim updates Complete Safety Restrictions along with Restrictions on Inter and Intra State Movement; and Quarantine Instructions 19-04-2020South Sikkim updates:
a. Complete Safety Restrictions laying down details of activities which will continue to remain closed and ones which will be exempted.

b. Guidelines on Inter and Intra State Movement covering humans and vehicles.

c. Guidelines for Quarantine of foreign returnees and other specified persons.
MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
GoaVehicles Used By E-commerce Operators Will Be Allowed To Ply With Necessary Permissions in Goa19-04-2020Vehicles Used By E-commerce Operators will be allowed to ply with necessary permissions in GoaMandatoryE-CommerceNo end date has been prescribedNO
HaryanaImplementation of consolidated revised guidelines.19-04-2020Clarification provided by the Industries and Commerce Department of Haryana on approval of passes to resume operations.

Workers allowed in the in-situ labour in construction activities / other activities shall not be accounted for in the permission limits;

Passes already issued for essential services to be valid during the extended lockdown period.
MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
SikkimGovt of Sikkim issues 'Complete Safety Restrictions' in North Sikkim19-04-2020Complete safety restrictions imposed in North Sikkim till 3rd May, 2020 or till further order. Guidelines relating to prohibition of opening of shops and offices, restriction of movement and various exemptions have been specified in the order.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
ChandigarhScreening of residents of Chandigarh or other persons who may be travelling from other states to Chandigarh19-04-2020Bonafide residents of Chandigarh or persons travelling from other States to Chandigarh shall be screened and:

i. If they are found to be asymptomatic, they will be placed in home quarantine or Govt. facilities for 14 days along with persons staying in the house where such a person is to be quarantined

ii. If found symptomatic, tests will be conducted in Government facilities and the health department's protocol for management of such persons will be followed.


The above-mentioned will not apply to neighbouring States residents who are coming for Govt. Duty / Essential services in UT Chandigarh.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MaharashtraMaharashtra Government releases addendum to its revised guidelines dated 17th April, 2020, exempts print media from its purview with certain restrictions 18-04-2020The Government of Maharashtra has a in notification dated 18th April, 2020 released an addendum to the revised guidelines of 17th April. The addendum makes the following changes to the revised guidelines: 1) Print media is exempted from the lockdown from 20th April, 2020. However, considering the spread of COVID-19, door to door delivery of newspapers and magazines are prohibited. 2) Commissioners of all departmental Commissionerates and Directors of Directorates can attend office with 10% of their staff.MandatoryAll, Print Media03-05-2020Yes
KeralaIndustries Department issues standard operating procedures to be followed by all industrial units in Kerala while resuming operations from 20th April, 202018-04-2020The Industries Department of Kerala issued Standard Operating Procedures/ Conditions to be followed by all industry units resuming operations on 20th April, 2020. Violation of the below mentioned conditions would lead to cancellation of the exemptions provided under the MHA order and functioning of the unit. i. Disinfection of the premises with permitted disinfectants ii. Provision of transportation facility for all workers. Vehicles to ply at 30-40% capacity iii. Disinfection of vehicles and machinery iv. Single point of entry and exit for all workers and thermal scanning v. Strict observation of social distancing norms vi. Workers to wear face masks and gloves vii. Frequent washing of hands viii.Mandatory insurance for all workers ix. One hour staggered lunch breaks x. Seating of workers 6 feet from each other and no large gatherings or meetings xi. Not more than 2 to 4 persons to travel in hoists and lifts xii. Ban on gutka, tobacco and prohibition on spitting xiii. Total ban on non essential visitors xiv. Identification of hospitals and clinics nearby authorised to treat COVID 19 patients xv. Recording of functioning of the unit through CCTV or video cameraMandatoryManufacturing industries03-05-2020Yes
LakshadweepLakshadweep Administration, Govt of India adopts lockdown extension order issued by MHA18-04-2020The Lakshadweep Administration, Govt of India vide order dated 15th April 2020 adopted the MHA Order of 15th April 2020 extending the lockdown in UT of Lakshadweep instructing the Incident Commanders to enforce the lockdown without diluting the MHA Order. The order further states additional activities will be allowed only from 20th April 2020 for which separate guidelines will be issued. On 18th April, Lakshadweep Administration, Govt of India stated that additional activities will be permitted in phased manner after making all arrangements for strict implementation of the revised guidelines as issued by MHA. Permitted activities - 1. Industries/Industrial Establishment a. Industries operating from rural areas b. Manufacturing units of essential goods c. Food processing industries in rural areas 2. Healthcare a. Hospitals, nursing homes, clinics telemedicine facilities b. Medical laboratories and collection centres c. Manufacturing units of drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw materials, and intermediaries d. Pharma and medical research labs, institutions carrying on COVID-19 related research e. Dispensary, chemists, pharmacies, including medical equipment shops 3. Financial Sector a. RBI regulated financial markets, payment system operators, standalone primary dealers b. Bank branches, ATM, IT vendors for banking operations, banking correspondents, ATM operations and cash management agencies, c. Insurance companies d. SEBI notified capital and debt market services e. NBFCs, HFCs, NBFC MFIs (with bare minimum employees) f. Co-operative Credit Societies 4. Print and electronic media including broadcasting, DTH, cable services and internet services 5. Construction activities a. Construction of roads, irrigation projects, buildings, and all kinds of industrial projects, including MSMEs, in rural areas, b. Construction of renewable energy projects c. Continuation of work in construction projects where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought from the mainland d. Construction work relating to NIOT/harbour/jetty/port/rain harvesting structure in different island/water supply and sanitation/lying and erection of power supply transmission lines and lying of telecom optical fibre cables along with related activities 6. IT/ITES a. IT and IT enabled Services (with 50% strength) b. Data and call centres for government activities 7. Logistics a. Courier services b. Cold storage and warehousing services in logistic chain c. Operations of Airports and related facilities for air transport for cargo movement, relief and evacuation. d. Movement of all trucks and other goods/ carrier vehicles with two drivers and one helper. The driver must carry a valid driving license. An empty truck/ vehicle will be allowed to ply after the delivery of goods, or for pick-up of goods e. Movement of staff and contractual labour for operations of railways, airports/ air carriers, seaports/ ships/ vessels, land ports and ICDs is allowed on passes being issued by the local authority f. All goods traffic 8. Supply of essential goods a. All facilities in supply chain of essential goods whether involving manufacturing/retail/wholesale of such goods between 9 am to 6 pm. b. Shops (including Kirana and single shops selling essential goods) and carts, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food and groceries, hygiene items, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, poultry, meat and fish, animal feed and fodder etc., should be allowed to operate between 9 am to 6 pm 9. All agricultural and Horticultural activities 10. Public Utilities a. Operation of Oil and Gas Sector including refining, transportation, distribution, storage and retail of products such as petrol, diesel, kerosene, CNG, LPG, PNG etc b. Generation, transmission and distribution of power c. Postal services and Post offices d. Operation of utilities in water, sanitation and waste management sectors 11. MNREGA 12. Hotel, homestays, lodges and motels which are accommodating persons stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew 13. Private vehicles for emergency services including medical and veterinary care and for procuring essential commodities 14. Inter-island movement of specified passenger ships and high-speed crafts 15. Establishment earmarked for quarantine facilities 16. Services provided by self employed persons such as electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, motor mechanics, carpenters, AC repairs, laundry services and automobile workshops 17. Barber shops between 9 am to 6 pmMandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
Himachal PradeshThe Revenue Department, Disaster Management Cell, Govt of Himachal Pradesh  adopts lockdown extension order issued by MHA18-04-2020The Revenue Department, Disaster Management Cell, Govt of Himachal Pradesh vide order dated 18th April 2020 adopted the MHA Order of 15th April 2020 extending the lockdown in State of Himachal PradeshMandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
PuducherryExtension of Lockdown in Puducherry till 3.5.2020.18-04-2020Lockdown order along with additional guidelines extended till 3rd May, 2020 in all parts of the Karaikal.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
Jammu & KashmirJ&K SOP for issuance of pass18-04-2020 This order lays down instructions Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for standardizing the process of issuance of movement passes, primarily to facilitate the operation of permitted activities in the state.MandatoryALLNo end date specifiedNO
ChandigarhChandigarh declared as containment zone 18-04-2020The State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority, UT, Chandigarh issued a notification dated 18th April 2020 declaring UT of Chandigarh as containment zoneMandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
Himachal PradeshHP opening up some more activities post 20 April18-04-2020Further to MHA15, Government of Himachal Pradesh will permit operation of certain activities subject to their compliance with provisions of MHA15 guidelinesMandatoryALLNo end date specifiedNO
MizoramGovt of Mizoram adopts lockdown extension order issued by MHA18-04-2020The Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Govt of Mizoram in its website under the press release section issued an order adopting the MHA Order of 15th April 2020 extending the lockdown in State of Mizoram. 1. Allowed activities a. Banks, Insurance services, ATMs, postal services, blood donation camps/services b. Operation of utilities providing telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable service. c. Hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical laboratories, vaccinations, OST centres, ART centres, ambulance services, blood banks, dispensaries, chemists, pharmacies and other medical equipment shops d. Agriculture, horticulture, sericulture, animal husbandry and fisheries and supporting related services such as seed shops, fertiliser and pesticide shops, animal feed shops and agricultural implements and machineries shops e. Agricultural and horticulture activities, animal husbandry, fisheries and workers in these areas are allowed to function/work without permission. Assembly of more than 5 people are not allowed. f. Loading and unloading of goods/cargo g. Movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities and other items, entering inter-state exits at Vairengte and Bairabi h. All goods traffic (essential goods) from outside Mizoram i. Operation of utilities in power & electricity, water(including private water tankers), sanitation & solid waste management (including sweepers and waste collectors), j. Petrol/Diesel filling stations, LPG. k. Ration shops under PDS l. Collection and distribution of milk and milk products m. Distribution of food items and nutrition to pregnant women, lactating mothers and children n. Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, zoo keeping services, hatcheries and vaccination services o. Works under MGNREGS, MPLAD and MLALAD p. Important employees of Church offices who have been permitted to attend their offices, provided such a letter is issued by the Head of the Church Office concerned. q. Movement for the operations of the above [Note – 1. For above activities, the concerned Local Level Task Force (LLTF) or the Village Level Task Force (VLTF) is required to be intimated to operate during the lockdown 2. Shops permitted to open till 5 pm] 2. Activities allowed subject to permission from Deputy Commissioner a. E-commerce Courier services, and home deliveries for essentials items such as food items, groceries, medicines and other daily need. To ensure strict social distancing and to avoid any crowd, selling of vegetables in markets will b. Transportation of all goods manufactured, produced or processed within Mizoram within Mizoram. Permission should be taken from the Deputy Commissioner of the District from where such goods originates. c. Developmental works such as construction of retaining walls/drains/repair of roads/buildings/ bridges/earth cutting for roads and other related. Workers must be available on site and no workers must be brought in from outside. d. Quarrying of stone, block/brick making units, stone crushing units, saw mills. 3. Activities allowed subject to permission from the Local Level Task Force (LLTF) or the Village Level Task Force (VLTF) a. Shops selling essential commodities and groceries, fruits and vegetables, flower shops, poultry, meat and fish shops. b. Shops for spare parts and oil products of vehicles carrying essential goods. Shops already granted permission to open by DC and such other additional necessary shops such as workshops/puncture works. c. Cold storage and warehousing services. d. Private security services in addition to permission already granted by DCs e. Data and call centres. f. Shops/establishments which stock non-essential goods that aid and augment developmental and infrastructural processes and provide livelihoods such as steel, cement, sand, bricks and other construction related items. g. Carpentry workshops, steel fabrication workshops, bakeries, tailoring, weaving and related activities where not more than 5 persons are employed. h. Self-employed persons like plumbers, electricians, mechanics and skilled and semi-skilled workers in carpentry and constructions [Note – Shops permitted to open till 5 pm] 4. Government Offices/Employees a. Health services, Police, home guards, civil defence, fire & emergency services, disaster management, civil aviation, prisons, excise & narcotics, municipal services, forest field works, PHE, P&E without any restrictions and with full strength. b. Secretariat, directorates, district administrations and field offices. c. Group 'A' and B' officers. d. Group C & D staff with up to 33 percent strength via rosteringMandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
CentralNorms on settlement of health insurance claims18-04-2020insurers have been directed to comply with the following timelines: a.    Decision on authorization for cashless treatment shall be communicated to the network provider (hospital) within two hours from the time of receipt of authorization request and last necessary requirement from the hospital either to the insurer or to the TPA whichever is earlier. b.    Decision on final discharge shall be communicated to the network provider within two hours from the time of receipt of final bill and last necessary requirement from the hospital either to the insurer or to the TPA whichever is earlier. Insurers have also been advised to issue appropriate guidelines to their respective Third Party Administrators.MandatoryInsurance (Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Insurance Intermediaries)No end date specifiedYes
OdishaThe Housing and Urban Development, Government of Odisha has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for executing projects under wage employment initiative.18-04-2020The Housing and Urban Development, Government of Odisha has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for executing projects under wage employment initiative. The initiative attempts to achieve convergence of a number of critical areas of urban development i.e. wage employment to the workers from the unorganised sector affected by the pandemic, empowerment of SHGs, marginalised women, protection of environment, creation of community assets etc. The SOP is issued to help the officers and other stakeholders understand the procedure and processes involved in implementing the initiative effectively.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
BiharThe Bihar State Pollution Control Board has adopted the Central guidelines on handling and disposal of waste generated while treating COVID-19 patients18-04-2020The Bihar State Pollution Control Board has adopted the Central Pollution Control  Board's guidelines on handling and disposal of waste generated while treating COVID-19 patients.

The guidelines lay down process for handling, treatment and disposal of waste generated in:
a. COVID-19 Isolation wards
b. Sample Collection Centres and Laboratories for COVID-19 suspected patients
c. Quarantine Camps/Homes or Home-Care facilities 

The guidelines also provides for:
a. reporting requirement for opening or operation of COVID-19 sample collection centres and laboratories to concerned SPCB;
b. duties of Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility 
MandatoryHospitals, Clinics, Diagnostics centres, Quarantine facilities, isolation wardsNo end date specifiedNO
MaharashtraMaharashtra Government issues revised guidelines dated 17th April, 2020 in line with the guidelines released by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 15th April17-04-2020The Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 17th April, 2020 released the revised lockdown guidelines which is in-line with the current Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines dated 15th April, 2020. The Maharashtra revised guidelines seeks to supress the original guidelines dated March 25, 2020 and addendum dated April 15, 2020. The guidelines also detail out the different activities permitted post April 20, 2020 in the state. For a detailed of the guidelines, please see the associated document.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
GujaratExemption from various provisions relating to weekly/daily hours, intervals for rest etc. for adult workers in factories17-04-2020The Labour and Employment Department of the Government of Gujarat has in a notification dated 17th April, 2020 notified certain exemptions in relation to the working works, intervals of rest etc. for adult workers in factories between 20th April, 2020 till July 19, 2020 subject to certain conditions. The conditions include: 1) No adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than twelve hours in any day and Seventy Two hours in any week. 2) The Periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed six hours and that no worker shall work for more than six hours before he has hand an interval of rest for at least half an hour. 3) No Female workers shall be allowed or required to work in a factory between 7pm to 6am. 4) Wages shall be in proportion of the existing wages. (e.g. If wages for eight hours are 80 rupees, then proportionate wages for twelve hours will be 120 Rupees).MandatoryFactory Owners/Operators19-07-2020Yes
KeralaGovernment of Kerala issues revised Guidelines on measures for containment of COVID-19; classifies districts into Red, Orange A, Orange B and Green categories for staggered exit from lockdown17-04-2020Pursuant to the Nationwide Lockdown Order, the Kerala Government (“Government”) has issued an Order comprising revised Guidelines on measures for containment of COVID-19 in Kerala. The Government has classified (basis number of cases and disease threat) the districts as follows: i. Red - Kasargod, Kannur, Kozhikode and Malappuram - Complete lockdown will continue till the 3rd of May, 2020; ii. Orange A - Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Kollam - Lockdown to continue till 24th April (partial relaxation thereafter); iii. Orange B - Alappuzha, Trivandrum, Palakkad, Wayanad and Thrissur - Lockdown to continue till 20th April (partial relaxation thereafter); iv. Green - Kottayam and Idukki - Lockdown till 20th April (relaxation thereafter); The Government has listed out the activities which will remain prohibited along with the permitted activities in the above-mentioned districts. Please see the document for further details.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
OdishaThe Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt of Odisha adopts lockdown extension order issued by MHA17-04-2020The Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt of Odisha vide order dated 17th April 2020 adopted the MHA Order of 15th April 2020 extending the lockdown in State of OdishaMandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
DelhiExtension of license period for sale of liquor under L1/L1F and L2 (Draught Beer) license up to 30.06.202017-04-2020In accordance with the provisions of Rule 34 of the Delhi Excise Rules, 2010 the Competent Authority has approved the extension of validity of existing L1/L1F and L2 (Draught Beer) licenses for the sale of liquor brands registered. The L1/L1F and L2 (Draught Beer) licensees who are willing to avail of this extension period of three months from 01.04.2020 till 30.06.2020 are required to deposit 3 months fee.MandatoryBeverages30-06-2020Yes
Andhra PradeshAPPCB – CFE & CFO for manufacturing / formulation of Hydroxychloroquine or its intermediates in bulk / formulation activity in the state of Andhra Pradesh – Instructions issued - Reg17-04-2020As Government of India lifted ban to export hydroxychloroquine many manufacturing industries came forward to manufacture hydroxychloroquine so the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board expedited the process for issuance of consent/permission to industries. The APPCB deems necessary that all manufacturing activity regarding hydroxychloroquine is considered a priority so the Board has issued some guidelines regarding the same.MandatoryHealthcare, Pharmaceutical30-09-2020NO
CentralCOVID19 Regulatory Package - Asset Classification and Provisioning17-04-2020Due to COVID-19 impact on businesses and financial institutions in India, RBI lays out detailed instructions with regard to asset classification under prudential norms on income recognition, asset clarification (IRAC) and provisioning.AdvisoryFinance, NBFCNo end date specifiedNO
CentralCOVID19 Regulatory Package – Review of Resolution Timelines under the Prudential Framework on Resolution of Stressed Assets17-04-2020Detailed instruction relating to extension of resolution timelines under the Prudential Framework on Resolution of Stressed Assets due to COVID-19 pandemic impact on businesses and financial institutions in India.AdvisoryFinanceNo end date specifiedNO
CentralSEBI issues additional relaxations / clarifications in relation to compliance with certain provisions of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (‘LODR’) due to the COVID – 19 pandemic17-04-2020SEBI vide Circular no SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/38 dated March 19, 2020 and  SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/48 dated  March 26, 2020 had  provided  relaxations from compliance with certain provisions of the LODR and circulars issued. Further on April 17,2020 SEBI vide circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/63 has issued Additional relaxations / clarifications in relation to compliance with certain provisions of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (‘LODR’) due to the COVID –19 pandemic. The additional relaxations/clarifications are mentioned below: 1. Requirement under Regulation 29 (2) of LODR of prior intimation of 5 days / 2 working days shall be reduced to 2 days, for board meetings held till July 31, 2020. 2. Any delay beyond the stipulated time will not attract penal provisions laid down vide SEBI circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD/CIR/P/2018/77dated May 3, 2018. This relaxation is for intimations to be made between March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020. 3. Authentication / certification of any filing /  submission  made  to stock exchanges under LODR may be done using digital signature certifications until June 30, 2020. SEBI,  vide  circular  no. SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/48  dated  March  26,  2020  had relaxed the requirements relating to publication of advertisements in newspapers as required under Regulation 47 of LODR Regulations till May 15, 2020.A similar requirement that exists in  regulation 52(8)  and  applies to  entities  which  have  listed  their  NCDs  and  NCRPS’ as required under Regulation 52(8) of LODR Regulations is also exempt till May 15, 2020MandatoryAll31-07-2020Yes
RajasthanHealth and social distancing precautionary measures for Rajasthan NHM/DMHS17-04-2020>  As Covid 19 is declared notified disaster, Rajasthan government introducing new measure > New health measures include personal hygiene, thermal scanners for security staff, maintain distance, providing ID, wearing mask. > New Social distancing measures include not allowing visitors without prior appointment, avoiding non-essential trips, less than 20 people gathering together, all gates to be kept closed, people to use stairs instead of lift.MandatoryGovernmentNo end date specifiedNO
CentralRBI Governor issues statement in order to address liquidity issues and problems faced by banks/NBFCs; reliefs granted and steps taken to reduce the problems faced in the wake of COVID-1917-04-2020The Governor of Reserve Bank Of India (“Governor”) has issued a statement dated 17th April, 2020, in order to address liquidity issues and problems faced by banks/NBFCs. Key takeaways: 1) All India financial institutions (“AIFIs”) such as the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (“NABARD”), the Small Industries Development Bank of India (“SIDBI”) and the National Housing Bank (“NHB”) will be provided special refinance facilities for a total amount of Rs. 50,000 crores to enable them to meet sectoral credit needs. This will comprise of Rs. 25,000 crores to NABARD for refinancing regional rural banks (“RRBs”), cooperative banks and MFIs, Rs. 15,000 crore to SIDBI for on-lending/refinancing and Rs. 10,000 crores to NHB for supporting housing finance companies (“HFCs”). Advances under this facility will be charged at the RBI’s policy repo rate at the time of availment. 2) On 27th March, 2020 the RBI had permitted lending institutions (“LIs”) to grant a moratorium of three months on payment of current dues falling between 1st March, 2020 and 31st May, 2020. t has been decided that in respect of all accounts for which LIs decide to grant moratorium or deferment, and which were standard as on 1st March, 2020, the 90-day NPA norm shall exclude the moratorium period, i.e., there would be an asset classification standstill for all such accounts from 1st March, 2020 to 31st May, 2020. NBFCs, which are required to comply with Indian Accounting Standards (IndAS), may be guided by the guidelines duly approved by their boards and as per advisories of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in recognition of impairments. Thus, NBFCs will have more flexibility under the prescribed accounting standards to consider such relief to their borrowers. 3) Under RBI’s prudential framework of resolution of stressed assets dated 7th June, 2019, in the case of large accounts under default, Scheduled Commercial Banks, AIFIs, NBFC-ND-SIs and NBFC-D are currently required to hold an additional provision of 20 per cent if a resolution plan has not been implemented within 210 days from the date of such default. Recognizing the challenges to resolution of stressed assets in the current volatile environment, it has been decided that the period for resolution plan will be extended by 90 days. 4) It has been decided to conduct targeted long-term repo operations (TLTRO 2.0) for an aggregate amount of INR 50,000 crore, in tranches of appropriate sizes. The funds availed by banks under TLTRO 2.0 are required to be invested in investment grade bonds, commercial paper, and non-convertible debentures of NBFCs, with at least 50 per cent of the total amount availed going to small and mid-sized NBFCs and MFIs. The guidelines which are still awaited will provide further details. 5) In terms of the extant guidelines for banks, the date for commencement for commercial operations, in respect of loans to commercial real estate projects delayed for reasons beyond the control of promoters can be extended by an additional one year, over and above the one-year extension permitted in normal course, without treating the same as restructuring. It has been decided to extend a similar treatment to loans given by NBFCs to commercial real estate.MandatoryBanks, NBFCsNo end date specifiedNO
CentralFSSAI comes out with a guidance note consisting certain guidelines for employees/food handlers working in food establishments to prevent spread of COVID-1917-04-2020In the light of the emergency situation owing to COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has issued a guidance note which consists of certain guidelines for employees/food handlers working in food establishments to prevent spread of COVID-19. Key Highlights of the Guidance Note: v Responsibility of Food Business Owner /Manager v Personal Hygiene of Food Handlers v Practice Social Distancing v Cleaning and Sanitation v Special Instructions for different Food Sectors v Food Packaging v Guidance for Consumers v Recommended Protocols When Employee/Visitor/Customer tests Positive for COVID-19AdvisoryFood Business OperatorsNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaThe Government of Karnataka by its Circular revises Definition of Containment Zone, Cluster and their Management SOP(17-04-2020) withdrawing its earlier Circular on the subject17-04-2020The Government of Karnataka by a Circular titled ‘Definition of Containment Zone, Cluster and their management S.O.P. reg’, dated April 17, 2020, informed that its earlier Circular no. HFW 100 ACS 2020 dated 11.04.2020 which is referred is withdrawn since after detailed deliberations and careful consideration, the Government of Karnataka understand that the definitions need modification for easier implementation of various lockdown measures and Covid-19 virus control strategies. The Circular lays down the revised definitions like Containment Zone, area, Buffer Zone, Cluster etc along with the detailed strategies for their management like S.O.Ps to be followed, role of Police and health department, municipal authorities, gram panchayat, essential supplies management, buffer zone management etc. It is addressed to Commissioner, BBMP, All Deputy Commissioners, Commissioner, HFWS, Mission Director, NHM, Director, HFWS and Director, Medical Education.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalIT-ITeS companies allowed to operate with upto 25% of work force from 20.4.2020 in West Bengal17-04-2020IT / ITeS companies have been allowed to commence operations in West Bengal from 20.04.2020, but by restricting workforce to 25% of their regular strength.MandatoryIT / ITeSNo end date specifiedYes
CentralExtension of time for utilizing pre-printing packing material stock upto 30.9.2020 due to Covid-19 situation.17-04-2020Manufacturers and packers to utilize the existing packaging material / wrapper till 30.9.2020 or till such date as the material / wrapper is exhausted, whichever is earlier. While doing so the manufacturers / packers have to declare the correct month and year of manufacture / packing on the pre-packaged commodity by stamping or putting sticker or online printing, as the case may be. Relaxation is allaowed to manufacturers and packers who have to declare the month and year of manufature / packing under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.MandatoryAll30-09-2020Yes
RajasthanFactories and Boilers Inspection Department, Government of Rajasthan issues guidelines along with SOPs for social distancing for all factories / establishments17-04-2020The Factories and Boilers Inspection Department, Government of Rajasthan in an order dated 17th April, 2020 has issued guidelines that have to be followed in all factories / establishments from 20th April, 2020 onwards. With reference to Ministry of Home Affairs order dated 15th April, 2020 that lays down guidelines on allowing activities and easing out restrictions post 20th April, 2020, the Government of Rajasthan has decided that all industrial and commercial activities will be closed except for the following industries / industrial establishments (both Government and Private) – 1. Industries working in rural areas i.e., outside the limits of municipal corporation and municipalities. 2. Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Export Oriented Units (EoUs), industrial areas and establishments with access control in industrial townships. These establishments should arrange the stay of the workers within their premises and proper Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regarding social distancing must pe practiced. In case the workers stay outside the establishment then the employer must arrange for transport of their employees. 3. Manufacturing units of essential commodities including medicines, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediates. 4. Food processing industries in rural areas i.e., outside the areas of municipal corporation and municipalities. 5. Production units which require continuous process. 6. Manufacturing of IT hardware. 7. Work related to coal production, mines and mineral production, their transportation and supply of explosives for mining work. 8. Manufacturing units of packaging. 9. Jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing. 10. Oil and gas explorations. 11. Brick kilns in rural areas. In addition to this, the above establishments must strictly follow the principle of Social Distancing at all times. Further, the Government has also laid down SOPs for Management as well as for Social Distancing which can be viewed under the “Annexures” in the attachment given. Please note that the Notification is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
SikkimSikkim notifies Revised Guidelines on Measures to Contain Spread of Covid - 1917-04-2020Sikkim Government notifies revised guidelines on measures to contain spread of Covid - 19 by laying down details of prohibited activities and permitted activities along with restrictions.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
GoaTravel Pass for IT/ITes Companies17-04-2020In pursuance of the Guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs No. 40-3/2020- DM-1(A) on 15/4/2020 for containment of COVID19 epidemic in the Country and the para 3(b) of the Minutes of the Meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting held on 16th April, 2020, Director IT, Government of Goa, have been authorized to issue Travel Passes to the IT and ITeS Companies, who apply for the same.

It may be noted that as per the guidelines para 14(ii) upto 50% strength can be allowed to operate. In view of above, all the IT & ITeS Companies in Goa, which require travel passes, are requested to provide necessary Data in the https://forms.gle/BkZvWCKKxqtP3j7Q8.

The application would be examined in view of the above guidelines and approved passes would be mailed on the e-mail id of the authorized representative of the company.
MandatoryIT/ITESNo end date specifiedNO
CentralSEBI has listed out Relaxation in timelines for compliance with regulatory requirements by trading members / clearing members16-04-2020The Securities and Exchange Board of India has listed out the relaxations in timelines for compliance with regulatory requirements by trading members / clearing members vide Circular no SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2020/61 dated April 16, 2020 This consolidated list has consolidated the compliances requirements, provided their extended due dates and the circular reference for each of these extensions The new due dates are mentioned below: 1. Client Funding Reporting – 31st May 2. Reporting for Artificial   Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications. – 31st May 3. Compliance certificate for Margin Trading for CM Segment – 30th June 4. Risk based supervision. – 30th June 5. Internal Audit Report for half year ending (HYE) with March 31st, 2020 – 30th June 6. System Audit Report (Algo) – 31st July 7. System Audit Report – 31st July 8. Net worth certificates in Margin Trading for CM Segment for HYE March 31, 2020 – 30th June. 9. Net worth certificate for all members for HYE March 2020- 30th June 10. Penalty for non-collection /short collection of upfront margins in cash segment – 17th May 11. Maintaining call recordings of orders/instructions received from clients – 17th May.MandatoryAll31-07-2020Yes
CentralFSSAI extends the provisions to provide Provisional NOC to other imported food products till 30-05-202016-04-2020FSSAI vide a notice dated 16th April 2020, issued directions under the Section 16(5) of Food Safety and standards Act, 2006 extending the provisions of Provisional NOC to other imported food products in view of the lockdown due to COVID-19. This is an extension of the earlier direction dated 03.04.2020 which was passed to ensure un-interrupted food supplies and to further facilitate trade during lockdown due to COVID 19, it had been decided that for the consignments of Imported crude oils (edible grade) and Food grains, the importer shall declare and submit the undertaking/declaration in the form specified to concerned Authorised officers and authorised officers would inspect visually on the same day and issue Provisional NOC without waiting for analysis report from the laboratories. These directions will be now valid till 30.05.2020MandatoryFBOs, Food Business30-05-2020Yes
CentralMinistry of Civil Aviation announces refund of air fare during lockdown period for both domestic and international flights16-04-2020The Ministry of Civil Aviation in its notification dated 16th April, 2020 has stated that any passenger who had booked a ticket during the first lockdown and the money was received by the Airline during the first lockdown for travel during either the first or second lockdown can seek a refund of the booking amount from the Airline without levy of any cancellation charge. The airline has to refund to the passenger within three weeks from the date of such request or cancellation by the passenger.MandatoryAirlinesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMHA expands list of exempted businesses from revised guidelines; Newly exempted businesses include collection, harvesting and processing of Minor/Non-Time forest produce, NBFCs, Cooperative Credit Societies etc.16-04-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs in its notification dated 16th April, 2020 has expanded upon the list of businesses/industries allowed to operate from 20th April onwards under the revised guidelines. The newly added industries include: i. Collection, Harvesting and processing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP)/Non Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) by Scheduled Tribes and other Forest dwellers in Forest Areas; ii. Bamboo, Coconut, Arecanut, Cocoa, spices plantation and their harvesting, processing, packaging, sale and marketing; iii. NBFCs, HFCs, NBFC-MFIs with bare minimum staff; iv. Cooperative Credit Societies; v. Water supply and sanitation; laying/erection of power transmission lines and laying of telecom optical fiber and cable along with related activities.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
CentralMinistry of Chemicals and Fertilizers takes measures to ensure smooth fertilizer supply to farmers16-04-2020Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers vide press release dated 16th April 2020 takes measures to ensure smooth fertilizer supply to farmers. The key measures taken are :- 1. Department of Fertilizers (DoF) has Advised   all the fertilizer companies  to ensure smooth movement   of   fertilizers from plants and ports and to provide the details of  fertilizers  rakes which were held up in States/ UTs due to lockdown. 2. The unloading of held up rakes has been done through a concerted effort with Ministry of Railways and respective State Agriculture departments. The intensive monitoring is going on hourly and daily basis. 3. DoF is coordinating with Ministry of Shipping for priority berthing of  Fertilizers  and  also  allow unloading and movement of fertilizers at ports. 4. Ground level coordination is being ensured  by advising all fertiliser companies to establish close coordination with local administration for smooth running of logistic chain and avoid multiple rake despatches for single locations.AdvisoryChemical and FertilizerNo end date specifiedNO
CentralGovernment of India Gives 4 Months’ Rental waiver to the IT Companies Operating from Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Centres16-04-2020The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on 16th April 2020 has decided to provide rental waiver to IT companies housed in Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) premises in the country from 01.03.2020 till 30.06.2020 i.e. for 4 months period as of now. This initiative will provide benefit to nearly 200 IT/ ITeS MSMEs, operating from these 60 STPI centres. This effort is also in the larger interest of around 3,000 IT/ ITeS employees who are directly supported by these units.AdvisoryIT / ITES30-06-2020NO
CentralPremium payment for renewal of Motor Third Party Insurance policies falling due during the lockdown period (25th March, 2020 to 3rd May, 2020) as a result of COVID 19 situation16-04-2020Further to  Circular Ref IRDAI/HLT/CIR/MISC/078/04/2020 dated 02nd April, 2020, the Department of Financial Services, Government of India had issued a notification dated 15th April, 2020 by which it has amended the Order issued vide S.O. 1237 (E) dated 1st April, 2020 and vide this amendment, the IRDAI has vide IRDAI/NL/CIR/MOT/090/04/2020 dated 16th April directed that the policyholders whose health insurance policies fall due for renewal during the period on and from the 25th March 2020 up to the 3rd May 2020 and who are unable to make payment of their renewal premium on time in view of the prevailing situation in the country as a result of Coronavirus disease (COVID 19) are allowed to make such payment for renewal of their policies to their insurers on or before 15th May 2020.AdvisoryInsurance03-05-2020NO
CentralPremium payment for renewal of Health Insurance policies falling due during the lockdown period ( 25th March, 2020 to 3rd May, 2020) as a result of COVID 19 situation16-04-2020Further to  Circular Ref IRDAI/HLT/CIR/MISC/078/04/2020 dated 02nd April, 2020, the Department of Financial Services, Government of India had issued a notification dated 15th April, 2020 by which it has amended the Order issued vide S.O. 1238 (E) dated 1st April, 2020 and vide this amendment, the IRDAI vide IRDAI/HLT/CIR/MISC/091/04/2020 dated 16th April, 2020 has directed that the policyholders whose health insurance policies fall due for renewal during the period on and from the 25th March 2020 up to the 3rd May 2020 and who are unable to make payment of their renewal premium on time in view of the prevailing situation in the country as a result of Coronavirus disease (COVID 19) are allowed to make such payment for renewal of their policies to their insurers on or before 15th May 2020.AdvisoryInsurance03-05-2020NO
CentralRBI reviews the Market Hours16-04-2020In order to minimise risks arising due to the unprecedented situation created by the COVID-19 outbreak, the trading hours for various RBI regulated markets were amended as 10.00 am to 2.00 pm effective from April 7, 2020 (Tuesday) till the close of business hours on April 17, 2020 (Friday), vide its press release dated April 3, 2020. In view of the Government of India’s order that the lockdown will continue to be in force till May 3, 2020 (Sunday), it has been decided that the amended trading hours for various RBI regulated markets will continue to be effective till the close of business on Thursday April 30, 2020.MandatoryAll30-04-2020NO
ChhattisgarhSealing the border area of Dantewada district for 72 hours16-04-2020It is imperative to maintain social distancing measures with a view to tackle/ curb the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, all the borders of Dantewada have been sealed from 16. 04.2020 (2 pm) to 19.04.2020 (2 pm). During this period no one will be allowed to enter or leave the area.MandatoryAll19-04-2020NO
Uttar PradeshUP Lockdown16-04-2020The Uttar Pradesh Government has issued a list of “continuous process industries" which have been allowed to operate during the period of lockdown. The following industries have been exempted from the lockdown: 1. Steel 2. Refineries 3. Cement 4. Chemicals 5. Fertilizers 6. Clothing (except Apparel) 7. Foundries 8. Paper 9. Tires 10. Common Effluent Treatment Plants and 11. Sugar Mill This exemption is only for operation of units and shall not be applicable to the head offices/ administrative offices. Key compliance requirements: The availability of infrared thermometer / thermal scanner will also be ensured for all the workers / personnel coming to the workplace. Masks for all workers, sanitizers, soap and water for hand washing, as well as the concept of social distancing during the production process should be effectively implemented; In case of any virus / personnel showing virus infection symptoms, it must be immediately reported to the District Administration / Health Department; Before starting, minimum 6 and maximum 10 workers / employees should be randomly tested in order to ensure that they are not infected;MandatorySteel, Refineries, Cement, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Clothing (except Apparel),Foundries,Paper,Tires, Common Effluent Treatment Plants and Sugar Mill03-05-2020Yes
CentralSEBI issues relaxation in time period for certain activities carried out by depository participants, RTAs / issuers, KRAs, stock brokers16-04-2020The Securities and Exchange Board of India vide circular no. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2020/62 dated April 16, 2020 provided relaxation where in the period beginning from March 23, 2020 till May 17, 2020 shall be excluded for computing the existing timelines specified in Regulation 74 (4) and 74 (5) of SEBI (Depositories & Participants) Regulations, 1996 and SEBI circular no. MIRSD/Cir-26/2011 dated December 23, 2011. Further, a 15-day time period after May 17, 2020 is allowed to the SEBI registered intermediary, to clear the back log. The requirements covered are: 1. Processing of the demat request form by Issuer / RTA 2. Processing of the demat request form by the Participants 3. KYC application form and supporting documents of the clients to be uploaded on system of KRA within 10 working daysMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Tamil NaduStandard Operating Procedure for Social Distancing at Workplace16-04-2020The Health and Family welfare department of Tamil Nadu has adopted the Standard Operating Procedure for Social Distancing for Offices, Workplace, Factories and Establishments issued by the  Ministry of Home Affairs The following measures shall be implemented by all offices, factories and other establishments: • All areas in the premises including the following shall be disinfected completely using user friendly disinfectant mediums: • Entrance Gate of building, office etc. • Cafeteria and canteens. • Meeting room, Conference halls/ open areas available verandah/ entrance gate of site, bunkers, porta cabins, building etc. • Equipment and lifts. • Washroom, toilet, sink; water points etc. • Walls/ all other surfaces • For workers coming from outside, special transportation facility will be arranged without any dependency on the public transport system. These vehicles should be allowed to work only with 30-40% passenger capacity. • All vehicles and machinery entering the premise should be disinfected by spray mandatorily. • Mandatory thermal scanning of everyone entering and exiting the work place to be done. • Medical insurance for the workers to be made mandatory. • Provision for hand wash & sanitizer preferably with touch free mechanism will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas. • Sufficient quantities of all the items should be available. • Work places shall have a gap of one hour between shifts and will stagger the lunch breaks of staff, to ensure social distancing. • Large gatherings or meetings of 10 or more people to be discouraged. • Seating at least sixty away from others on job sites and in gatherings, meetings and training sessions. • Not more than 2/4 persons (depending on size) will be allowed to travel in lifts or hoists. • Use of staircase for climbing should be encouraged. • There should be strict ban of gutka, tobacco etc. and spitting should be strictly prohibited. • There should be total ban on non-essential visitors at sites. • Hospitals/clinics in the nearby areas, which are authorized to treat COVID-19 patients, should be identified and list should be available at work place all the times.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
KeralaHealth and Family Welfare Department of Kerala issues guidelines for Antibody Testing (IgG and IgM) in the private sector in Kerala16-04-2020The Health and Family Welfare Department of Kerala has issued guidelines for Antibody Testing (IgG and IgM) in the private laboratories in Kerala. In the guidelines, criteria for selecting laboratories has been mentioned to include aspects such as accreditation by NABL for basic serology, recognised by ICMR for COVID 19 Antibody Testing, registered with ICMR and Kerala Government on the portals created for COVID 19, online reporting of persons tested to the Department and the signing of a Non Disclosure Agreement. The guidelines also specify the criteria for selection of Antibody Test Kits and Patient Selection for the tests.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
OdishaHealth and Family Welfare Department, Govt of Odisha amends provisions Odisha Covid19 Regulation 2020 16-04-2020Health and Family Welfare Department, Govt of Odisha issued notification dated 16th April 2020 amends provisions Odisha Covid19 Regulation 2020. The amendment imposes prohibition on spitting in public place and provides penalty for violating the same.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KeralaInstructions for using GeneXpert / Truenat-beta-CoV in the private sector in Kerala16-04-2020An order G.O.(Rt)No. 726 /2020/H&FWD dated 16th April, 2020 by the Health and Family Welfare (F) department, Kerala, he following orders for testing COVID-19 using GeneXpert / Truenat-beta- CoV in the private sector in Kerala has been issued. 1. ICMR recommends the use of US-FDA approved closed real time RT PCR GeneXpert (Xpert-SARS-CoV2-Cartridges) tests as a confirmatory test for COVID-19 . These systems are approved under emergency use. 2. In addition, Truenat-beta-CoV test on True lab workstation validated by ICMR is recommended as a screening (PCR) test. All positives through this platform will need to be reconfirmed by confirmatory assays for SARS-CoV-2. All negatives may not be processed further.MandatoryMedical DiagnosticsNo end date specifiedYes
Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh Government issues a list of "continuous process industries" allowed to operate during the lockdown; exemption will be subject to conditions16-04-2020The Uttar Pradesh Government has issued a list of “continuous process industries” which will be allowed to operate during the extended period of lockdown subject to few conditions: The exempted list of “continuous process industries” are as follows: 1. Steel; 2. Refineries; 3. Cement; 4. Chemical; 5. Fertilizers; 6. Clothing (except Apparel); 7. Foundries; 8. Paper; 9. Tires; 10. Common Effluent Treatment Plants; and 11. Sugar Mills. Operating Units for the above-mentioned industries have been allowed to transport raw materials and conduct necessary maintenance services. The industries listed out above may operate without a separate permission, subject to the following conditions: 1. During the first phase, all of the industrial units shall be operated by a minimum number of required employees (which should not exceed 50 percent of the total workforce of the unit under any circumstances); 2. This exemption is applicable only for operation of the industrial units. This exemption does not extend to the head offices / administrative offices of the industries mentioned above. 3. There shall be no movement of personnel / vehicles in the COVID-19 hotspot areas of various districts where sanitization / screening is ongoing. 4. Industrial premises / site should be completely sanitized as per the guidelines issued by the State government. 5. Infrared thermometer / thermal scanner should be made available with regard to the number of workers / personnel. 6. Masks, sanitizers, soap and water for hand washing should be made available for all workers. The concept of social distancing is to be put into practice during the production process. 7. The officers of the concerned district administration / medical department must supervise that the advisory issued by the State government is followed. 8. If it is found that the standards and precautions are not being followed by the units, such units will be closed. 9. In case any worker / personnel starts to display symptoms of viral infection, ensure to report such matter immediately to the District Administration / Health Department. 10. Industrial Units to ensure complete compliance with the advisories issued by the Central and the State Government with regard to curbing the spread of the viral infection. 11. Before starting operations in the unit, random RT-PCR tests should be conducted on a minimum number of five (5) or maximum number of ten (10) workers / employees to ensure that the infection is not circulating. 12. The industrial unit must comply with the provisions of the Disaster Management Act – 2005. Additionally, compliance with instructions / conditions issued from time to time by the concerned District Magistrate must be ensured by the concerned unit. The procedure of transportation in respect of the owner / employees / workers / labourers of the units will be as follows: 1. No separate pass is required for the owner / employee / worker / labourer of the units if he is within the premises of a work place or factory for the purpose of working alone. For any other purpose, the ‘stay at home during lockdown’ shall be applicable to the staff or labour colony. 2. The procedure of pass system will continue for other persons engaged in the industrial units and are required to travel from home to work place. 3. As far as possible, appropriate arrangements should be made for the stay of the labourers in the industrial premises along with all arrangements for their eating and daily living. Otherwise, the system of transporting the labourers/ workers in pool vehicles must be arranged while adhering to the standards of social distancing. Please note that the Notification is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement.MandatorySteel,Refineries,Cement,Chemical,Fertilizers,Clothing (except Apparel),Foundries,Paper,Tires,Common Effluent,Treatment Plants,Sugar Mills.No end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaKarnataka P.Tax removal of difficulties16-04-2020In a Notification dated 16th April, 2020 the Karnataka Government has issued the Karnataka Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2020 (“Order”) under the provisions of the Karnataka Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1976 (“Act”).

The following extensions are provided in the Order  :

1. For the month of March 2020, the statement will be submitted on or before 20th day of May, 2020.

2. For the financial year 2020-21, in respect of a person who stands enrolled before the commencement of the said year, the payment of the amount of tax due must be paid before the 30th day of May, 2020.

Background:

The Act mandates every registered employer to furnish a statement showing the salaries and wages paid by him to his employees along with the amount of tax deducted within 20 days of the expiry of the month.

Further, the Act mandates every enrolled person to pay the tax due for each year as under:

a.In respect of a person who stands enrolled before the commencement of a year: Before 30th April of that year.

b. In respect of a person who is enrolled after the commencement of a year: Within 1 month of the date of enrolment.

However, due to the pandemic, it has become difficult for the registered person and enrolled persons to file the returns within the specified period of time. In light of this the present Order has been issued.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Jammu & KashmirSOP for construction activities in J&K16-04-20201. J&K allows resumption of construction activities in J&K
2. Executive Engineer shall identify sites where work can be resumed
3. District Magistrate approval required before resuming work
4. All workers to maintain social distancing, wear masks, and wash hands frequently
5. Labour needs to stay in areas  adjoining the site
AdvisoryConstructionNo end date specifiedNO
AssamCleaning Protocol For Furniture, Environment, Medical Equipment and Toilets in ICU/Isolation/ Lab/ Triage Area/ Quarantine Camp15-04-2020The National Health Mission (NHM) of Assam has issued cleaning protocols for Furniture, Environment, Medical Equipment and Toilets in ICUs, Isolation areas, Laboratories, Triage Areas and Quarantine Camps. The NHM has mandated the use of Freshly Prepared 1% Chlorine solution (Sodium Hypochlorite/ Bleaching powder ) as a disinfectant and for cleaning furniture and environment in the areas mentioned above. The environment is to be swept and mopped three times a day i.e., morning, evening and night using the three bucket system. Surfaces more prone to frequent touch such as main doors, door handles, light switches knobs, wheelchair ,stretchers are required to be cleaned every hour and Horizontal surfaces, ledges, window frames & curtain tracks, taps, lifts etc as well as  hand rails of the stairs cases, grill, window sills are to be cleaned three times a day. Mattress, over bed table, bed rails, patient locker is required to be cleaned thrice daily using 1% chlorine solution. Medical equipment such as ventilator, pulse oximeter, cardiac monitor along with other gagettes used in patient care are required to be cleaned with 1% chlorine solution and dried thoroughly. Other equipments such as BP cuffs, thermometers, stethoscope, injection/dressing trolley must be cleaned with 70% ethyl alcohol. Suction jar & tubing’s, laryngoscope, O2 humidifiers ,resuscitation bag &mask need to be clean with detergent and immersed in 2% glutaraldehyde solution for 20 mins everyday. Electrical items, like monitor ,radiant warmer etc. are to be cleaned using a damp cloth only. For cleaning toilets and mops, NHM has provided the below mentioned pointers to maintain clean and disinfected toilets and other areas where linen and mops are used - i. Clean Toilet pot/Commode with 1% chlorine solution thrice daily and after each use by COVID patients. ii. Clean Toilet floor/ Sink / Showers area/ Taps and fittings/ Soap Dispensers with soap water/detergent and 1% Sodium Hypochlorite. iii. All soiled/used linen is required to be soaked in 0.5% bleaching powder solution for 20 mins and then washed in hot water (70°C to 80°C) and detergent and dried under sun, thereafter autoclave the linen. iv. All mops are to be cleaned with hot water and detergent solution, disinfected with 1% Chlorine solution (Sodium Hypochlorite/ Bleaching powder) solution and kept for up side down to dry.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
UttarakhandCOVID 19 Case and Contact Definition15-04-2020The Department of Medical Health and Family Welfare Uttarakhand has defined 'case' and 'contact' with reference to the COVID 19 outbreak. Case has been defined as any of the following - i. a patient with acute respiratory illness {fever and at least one sign/symptom of respiratory disease (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and travel history to or resident of a country or areas where there have been reports of local transmission of the virus during the 14 days prior to the symptom onset. ii. A patient/Health care worker with any acute respiratory illness AND having been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days prior to onset of symptoms iii. A patient with severe acute respiratory infection {fever and at least one sign/symptom of respiratory disease (e.g. cough, shortness breath)}AND requiring hospitalization and with no other aetiology that fully explains the clinical presentation iv. A case for whom testing for COVID-19 is inconclusive. v. A person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection, irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms. Contact has been defined as a person that is involved in any of the following - i. Providing direct care without proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 patients ii. Staying in the same close environment of a COVID-19 patient (including workplace, classroom, household, gatherings). iii. Traveling together in close proximity (1 m) with a symptomatic person who later tested positive forCOVID-19 High Risk Contact are those who: • Touched body fluids of the patient (Respiratory tract secretions, blood, vomit, saliva, urine, faeces) • Had direct physical contact with the body of the patient including physical examination without PPE. • Touched or cleaned the linens, clothes, or dishes of the patient. • Lives in the same household as the patient. • Anyone in close proximity (within 3 ft) of the confirmed case without precautions. • Passenger in close proximity (within 3 ft) of a conveyance with a symptomatic person who later tested positive for COVID-19 for more than 6hours. Low Risk Contact are those who - • Shared the same space (Same class for school/worked in same room/similar and not having a high risk exposure to confirmed or suspect case ofCOVID-19). • Travelled in same environment (bus/train/flight/any mode of transit) but not having a high-risk exposure.AdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh issues Guidelines related to use of Masks, setting up of Quarantine Centre, Home isolation; to contain the spread of COVID-1915-04-2020The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Chhattisgarh has issued the following Guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19: 1. Guidelines regarding use of Mask by common people; 2. Guidelines for setting up of Quarantine Centre with regard to novel Coronavirus infection; and 3. Guidelines for Home Isolation with regard to novel Corona virus infection;MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
UttarakhandGuidelines on use and disposal of masks by public15-04-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Uttarakhand, issued Guidelines for use of masks by public. The guidelines specifies when and who should be wearing masks including manner of disposal of masks.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MizoramGeneral government advisories regarding COVID1915-04-2020The Mizoram Government issued advisory regarding people with cough/cold and respiratory problems to stay away from public places and have asked people to avoid travel to COVID affected states and countries unless absolutely necessary.AdvisoryGeneral PublicNo end date specifiedNO
NagalandList of permitted home delivery firms in Kohima15-04-2020Kohima Municipal Corporation has released a list of permitted Home delivery firms within Kohima that will follow proper proper hygiene and santitation protocolsAdvisoryHome delivery firms as in the listNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalSOPs on transport on a suspected/confirmed COVID-19 case15-04-2020Ministry of Health and Family Welfare releases SOPs for transporting a suspect/confirmed case of COVID-19AdvisoryEmergency Medical ServicesNo end date specifiedNO
TripuraAdvisory on reducing spread of fake news regarding COVID-1915-04-2020Tripura Government has advised all to not listen to rumours and stop spreading of fake news.AdvisoryEvery CitizenNo end date specifiedNO
RajasthanGuidelines for notifying COVID19 cases in private institutions15-04-2020It is mandatory for all hospitals (private and government), medical officers in govt. health institutions and registered private medical practitioners including AYUSH practitioners to notify the concerned district surveillance unit regarding COVID-19 affected persons (suspected/case).MandatoryHospitals and Healthcare institutionsNo end date specifiedNO
RajasthanSOPs for transporting a suspect/confirmed case of COVID-1915-04-2020Ministry of Health and Family Welfare releases SOPs for transporting a suspect/confirmed case of COVID-19MandatoryHospitals and Healthcare institutionsNo end date specifiedNO
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Government extends lockdown to 3rd May, 2020 and adopts revised guidelines released by MHA15-04-2020The Government of Tamil Nadu has in a Gazette notification dated 15th April, 2020 extended the lockdown in the state to 3rd May, 2020 to bring it in line with the nationwide lockdown order. Further the Tamil Nadu Government has also adopted the revised guidelines released by the Ministry of Home Affairs.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
CentralMHA further revises Guidelines relating to Nationwide Lockdown Order; lists activities which will be allowed w.e.f. 20.04.2020 and those which remain suspended till 3.05.202015-04-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs has revised the Guidelines relating to the Nationwide Lockdown Order. The guidelines lists out the activities which will also be allowed w.e.f. 20th April, 2020 and the activities that will remain suspended till May 3, 2020. We will be sending a summary of the key highlights of these guidelines shortly.MandatoryAllNo end date sepcified (till lockdown continues)Yes
CentralSubmission of notarized/apostilled documents for import and Registration of drugs in view of COVID 19 can be self-attested documents and with and  undertaking  to submit the notarized/apostilled documents after normalisation15-04-2020The Directorate General of Health services, Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation has issued a notice dated 15-04-2020, stating that applicants for Import and Registration of drugs as per the provision under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and relevant rules can submit applications along with self-attested documents and an undertaking that they will submit the notarized/apostilled documents obtaining the same from the concerned authority after normalisation of the situation in light of COVID -19MandatoryPharmaNo end date specifiedYes
CentralEssential operation of power generation utilities and permission for material movement needed by them during the nation-wide lockdown for COVID-19 outbreak15-04-2020Pursuant to the extension of lockdown in all parts of India upto 3rd May, 2020 the Ministry of Power has requested the Secretaries of Power of States and UTs, District Magistrates of all States, Police Commissioners and Superintendent of Police of all States and CEOs of Urban Local Bodies of all states to continue extending support during the extended lockdown period for smooth operation and maintenance of power generation facilities as has been done earlier.MandatoryElectricity, Power03-05-2020NO
HaryanaValidity of Movement passes extended till midnight of 03.05.202015-04-2020The Chandigarh Administration has issued movement passes under various categories which were valid till 14.04.2020 to facilitate smooth supply of essential commodities to the resident of UT Chandigarh and for proper functioning Government Offices under COVID- 19. Now, It has been decided that the validity of movement passes which were issued under the category of "Govt. Officers/Officials" and "Essential Services” is hereby extended upto 03.05.2020 (Midnight).MandatoryEssential Services03-05-2020NO
CentralEPFO grants grace period of 30 days for filing the ECR; applicable to employers of the establishments who have disbursed the wages to their employees for March, 2020 15-04-2020In light of the prevailing situation caused due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (“EPFO”) in a Notification dated 15th April, 2020 has informed the decision to allow employers a grace period of 30 days (16th April, 2020 to 16th May, 2020) for filing Electronic Challan cum Return (“ECR”). The grace period is granted to the employers of the establishments who have disbursed the wages to their employees for March, 2020. Please note that in order to avail the benefit, an employer needs to file ECR for wage month March, 2020 on or before 15th May, 2020 duly certifying the disbursement of wages to employees by declaring the actual date of disbursement of wages for the month of March, 2020. Such declaration has to be made in the column “Salary disbursal date” in the ECR and remit the contributions and administrative/inspection charges on or before 15th May, 2020.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
TripuraWearing of face cover/masks compulsory in public and work places15-04-2020In accordance with the National Directives for COVID 19 Management issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Chief Secretary of Tripura has mandated the use of face cover/masks, whether home made or otherwise when in public or work places.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MaharashtraMaharashtra Government extends State lockdown Order till May 3, 2020; aligns State Guidelines on lockdown with the revised Consolidated Guidelines issued by MHA15-04-2020Pursuant to Notification dated 13th April 2020, extending the lockdown (Order dated 25th March 2020) till the 30th of April, 2020,  the Government of Maharashtra has now extended the lockdown (along with all earlier Orders in this regard) upto and inclusive of 3rd May, 2020. Furthermore, the Department has also issued an Addendum to the Guidelines of Lockdown Notification dated March 25, 2020. The State Guidelines have been revised to align the same with the Consolidated Guidelines dated April 15, 2020 issued by the MHA. Key changes: Para 3 has been amended: All State borders to be sealed for passenger movement, however movement of all commodities and goods including non essential is permitted; New Para 3A has been introduced: Interstate and intrastate movement of trucks and good carrier vehicles with one driver and one additional person is allowed with valid documents irrespective of nature of cargo whether essential or not. Para 6: Following clauses related to exceptions have been amended: (c) Cold storage, warehousing services, wholesale operations and distribution network related services; (e) Supply chain and transport of all commodities and goods; (g) e-commerce delivery of all goods and commodities including food, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, electrical and electronic appliances; (l) All banks, their ATMs and other related services, operations of Reserve Bank of India, National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), Cash logistic and Cash-in Transaction Companies, Insurance, FinTech services including stock exchanges, clearing corporations, depositories, mutual funds and stock brokers, NBFCs, Capital and Debt Markets services as notified by SEBI to operate at minimum required payroll capacity; (o) Shops, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, Bakery, dairy and milk booths, milk products, eggs, meat and fish, animal fodder, and their transportation including goods required for the processing as raw material and warehousing activities, confectionaries, snacks, (pharsan) sweet shops (with no in-dining); (r) Custom hiring Centres related to farm machinery; (s) Shops of agricultural inputs ( seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, etc), agriculture machinery, its spare parts (including supply chain) and repairs to remain open; (t) Shops for truck repairs on highways preferably at fuel pumps; (u) Repair shops for electric transformers required by power distribution and transmission companies; Para 8: Following exceptions have been added: Industrial Establishments to remain closed apart from the following exceptions: c. All agricultural and horticultural produce related processing, packaging and transport, d. Manufacturing and packaging unit of fertilizers, pesticides and seeds; e. Coal and mineral production, transportation, supply of explosives and activities related to mining operations; f. Manufacturing units of packaging material for food items, drugs, pharmaceutical and medical devices; g. MSME engaged in the manufacture of essential activities like wheat, flour pulse and edible oils etc. Para 9: Exception (a) to be read as: Transportation of Goods and commodities;MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
KeralaThe Government of Kerala issued an order to allow certain people at the border checkpoints.15-04-2020The Government of Kerala issued an order dated 15-04-2020 to allow entry at border check points on following grounds and observing the guidelines specified along with: I. Pregnant woman Guidelines: a. A pregnant woman intending to enter Kerala must obtain a medical certificate relating to the pregnancy, mentioning expected date of delivery and fitness to travel by road, from a registered Gynaecologist. b. With that certificate she may approach the competent authority in the state of residence to issue a pass to travel to Kerala along with the details of accompanying persons. c. Maximum number of persons travelling in a vehicle will be three including driver and they shall maintain social distancing norms. d. Minor children accompanying the pregnant woman will also be permitted to travel. e. Pregnant woman should make an application to the District Collector of the destination district in Kerala by email or WhatsApp. f. District Collector will give a clearance, if eligible, mentioning the date and time of travel. g. The applicant will submit application to the competent authority in the state of residence along with the clearance from the District Collector of the destination district for obtaining vehicle pass. h. The officers at the Kerala State border (Revenue/ Police/ Health) may permit the vehicle after examining the vehicle pass issued by the competent authority of the state of residence and the clearance obtained from the District Collector of destination district in Kerala i. During checking at the Kerala border, if the passengers have some symptoms of COVID-19, institutional quarantine shall be done. In case there are no symptoms they will be asked to undergo home quarantine at the destination. Immediately after reaching the destination, they will have to inform the health/district authorities and home quarantine will be arranged. II. To receive treatment in Kerala Guidelines: a. The person intending to get treatment should apply to the District Collector in the destination district of Kerala mentioning his/her intention to get treatment b. After quick verification, the concerned District Collector may agree and issue permission to travel. c. With that permission, the intending person can approach the competent authority of the state of residence and obtain necessary vehicle pass. d. Both these documents will be required to enter into Kerala e. It must also be ensured that only three people including the driver, travel with the patient in the vehicle and the treatment in Kerala is inevitable/urgently required. f. Routine treatments shall be done in the state of present residence. g. Protocols relating to quarantine shall be followed as mentioned above III. Death of a relative or an imminent death Guidelines: a. A vehicle pass from the competent authority in the State of residence should be obtained. b. The person will carry a self-declaration giving details of the dead/dying person which may be checked by the Police to verify the genuineness at the border. The District Collectors may designate a Deputy Collector to handle this matter in each District.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMinistry of finance relaxes renewal payment on third party motor vehicle insurance policies till 15th May, 202015-04-2020The Ministry of Finance has in a notification dated 15th April, 2020 stated that owing to the present situation due to COVID-19 in the country and with the extended lockdown  till May 3, 2020, multiple policy holders of Third Party Motor Vehicle Insurance may not be able to pay their insurance renewal payments on time.  As a consequence, the Ministry of Finance has extended the time for making the renewal payments falling due between 25th March, 2020 to 3rd May, 2020 till 15th May, 2020.MandatoryMotor Vehicle Insurance ProviderNo end date specifiedNO
CentralController General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Mumbai will not be physically accessible to public till 3rd May 202015-04-2020Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Mumbai will not be physically accessible to public (in person) from 15th April 2020 till 3rd May 2020. All hearings scheduled up to 3rd May 2020 will stand adjourned with fresh hearings dates to be notified. The e-filing services shall be available 24x7.MandatoryAll03-04-2020NO
CentralHome Secretary, Govt. of India has clarified that areas demarcated as containment zone or demarcated in future, the activities which are otherwise allowed as per MHA guidelines from 20th April 2020, will be suspended15-04-2020Home Secretary, Govt. of India, in a letter dated 15th April 2020 has clarified that areas which are demarcated as containment zone within hotspots, no activities will be allowed which are otherwise allowed as per MHA guidelines from 20th April 2020. Any new area which will be demarcated in the category of containment zone, all the activities will be suspended, except for those which are specifically permitted under the consolidated revised guidelines. In case, any lockdown measures are violated, the activities which are allowed as per the consolidated guidelines will be immediately withdrawn. All Government and Private sector should follow the guidelines strictly.MandatoryAll03-04-2020NO
CentralDepartment of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. Of India has classified districts into hotspots, non-hotspots but reporting cases and district which have not reported COVID-19 cases. 15-04-2020Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India basis letter dated 15th April 2020 has classified districts into three categories: - 1. Hotspots 2. Non-hotspots but reporting cases and 3. District which have not reported COVID-19 cases The hotspots have been further classified into two categories:- 1. Hotspot districts with large outbreak 2. Hotspot districts with clusters The letter has further clarified the criteria for classifying an area as hotspot :- 1. Highest case load districts contributing to more than 80% of cases in India or 2. Highest case load districts contributing to more than 80% of cases for each state in India or 3. Districts with doubling rate less than 4 days (calculated every Monday for last 7 days, to be determined by the state government) The letter has the following Annexures :- Annexure I - Criteria for classifying an area as Hotspot. Annexure II - List of Districts classified as hotspot with large outbreak Annexure III - List of Districts classified as hotspots with cluster Annexure IV - Non-hotspot districts but reporting casesMandatoryAll03-04-2020NO
CentralSEBI issues notification stating Securities and Exchange Board of India, Capital and Debt market services to continue till 3rd May 202015-04-2020The Securities and Exchange Board of India vide notification dated 15th April 2020 issues notification stating Securities and Exchange Board of India, Capital and Debt market services to continue till 3rd May 2020. These activities have been permitted to continue as per the MHA Guidelines dated 15th April 2020.MandatoryCapital and Debt Market03-04-2020NO
ChhattisgarhGuidelines regarding transportation of essential and non essential goods and movement of goods 15-04-2020With reference to the Home Secretary's letter dated 12th April 2020, the Chhattisgarh Transport Ministry had permitted the inter-state movement of trucks (carrying essential or non-essential cargo) without the requirement for permit, for essential as well as non-essential commodities. The Authorities of Dantwada have been instructed to ensure strict compliance with regard to the sameMandatoryTransportation and storageNo end date specifiedNO
Dadra & Nagar HaveliExtension of COVID-19 lockdown till 3rd May, 202015-04-2020With a view to maintaining the  operations of various industries and their ancillaries, the Union Territory Administration of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (“UT”) has extended the validity of the Employee Pass / Vehicle Permit granted to the Industries (which were given permission to operate during the lockdown), till 3rd May 2020.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
CentralOther Service Providers (OSPs) have been granted relaxation by the Department of Telecommunications15-04-2020The Department of Telecommunication under the Ministry of Communications vide letter dated 15th April has granted further relaxation to Other Service Providers (OSPs): - 1. The requirement of security deposit and agreement for "Work From Home" facility is exempted. 2. The requirement of authorized Service Providers Provisioned secured VPN is exempted. The OSP can use secured VPN configured using Static IP / Dynamic IP (from the pool of Private IP assigned for VPN to be used for WFH) by themselves for interconnection between Home agent position and OSP Centre with pre-defined location. In this regard, the agents at home shall be treated as Extended Agent Position of the OSP. 3. Seeking prior permission for work from home is not required. The OSPs can provide prior intimation to the respective LSA filed units of DoT before starting WFH facility. The OSP shall submit complete details for "Extended Agent Positions" i.e. name, physical address and Static IP / Dynamic IP pool assigned. The format has also been provided in which details needs to be recorded. The CDRs /call logs shall be maintained by OSP for one year as per existing guidelines. Penalty for non-compliance - The OSP shall be subjected to a penalty of up to Rs. 5 Lakhs per WFH location which is in violation. In addition, OSP registration can also be cancelled.MandatoryTelecommunication31-05-2020NO
RajasthanRajasthan Government extends State lockdown Order till May 3, 2020; aligns State Guidelines on lockdown with the revised Consolidated Guidelines issued by MHA15-04-2020The Government of Rajasthan in view of the implementation of lockdown declared by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India vide order No 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 15-04-2020 has now extended the lockdown in the State of Rajasthan for the period 20th April to 3rd May, 2020. Accordingly, the Lockdown Implementation Directions issued vide Order of even number dated 26.03.2020 and subsequent orders in continuation of the same in this regard issued by the State Government shall continue to be applicable up to April 19, 2020. The Order has been divided into four sections which are: A. The Restrictions that will continue to apply in the entire State until 3rd May,2020. B. Certain specific standard precautions and restrictions shall remain applicable for all areas and districts in the State of Rajasthan. C. Permitted Activities during the Modified Lockdown (April 20th to May 3rd, 2020) D. Implementation machinery shall be same as per the Order dated 26/03/2020. For a detailed read of the Order please refer to the attached Modified Lockdown Order.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
CentralFSSAI lays down specific measures to be followed by FBOs in addition to existing measures under the FSS (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011 amidst COVID-19 pandemic15-04-2020The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a press release dated 15th April, 2020 has laid out some guidelines regarding food hygiene and safety for food businesses. Background Studies have suggested that till now there is no evidence that food is likely a source or route of transmission of COVID-19 virus but it is important to take necessary precautions to prevent any possibility of person to person spreading of COVID-19 during food business operations. The FSSAI has therefore have laid down specific measures that have to be followed by food business operators in addition to existing measures under the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011. These specific measures are – 1. Maintaining high level of personal hygiene. 2. Excluding COVID-19 infected persons from operations. 3. Practicing social distancing. 4. Appropriate cleaning / sanitization of food operations’ premises, food contact materials etc.MandatoryFood Business OperatorsNo end date specifiedNO
CentralEPFO extends challan filing date for employers by a month to May 1515-04-2020Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has extended the challan filing date for employers by a month to May 15 for the month of March besides waiving off any interest liability and penalty in the extended period. The due date for March, 2020 is ordinarily April 15, 2020. So grace period of thirty days has been allowed to the establishments covered under EPF& MP .MandatoryAll15-05-2020Yes
LakshadweepLakshadweep Government extends lockdown to 3rd May, 2020 and adopts revised guidelines released by MHA15-04-2020The Government of Lakshadweep has in a Gazette notification dated 15th April, 2020 extended the lockdown in the state to 3rd May, 2020 to bring it in line with the nationwide lockdown order. Further the Lakshadweep Government has also adopted the revised guidelines released by the Ministry of Home Affairs.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
RajasthanGovt. of Rajasthan adopts the MHA Guidelines dated 14th & 15th April 202015-04-2020The Government of Rajasthan vide order dated 15th April 2020 has adopted the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 14th and 15th April 2020.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
DelhiProhibition on shutting down dialysis units of nursing homes in Delhi beyond 24 hours where a patient undergoing dialysis is found Covid19 positive 15-04-2020The Directorate General of Health Services, Govt of National Capital Territory by an order dated 15th April 2020 have directed all nursing homes/private hospitals in Delhi having dialysis units not to shut down the units beyond a period of 24 hours in case a patient undergoing dialysis is found Covid19 positive. The nursing homes/private hospitals are only required to decontaminate the dialysis units and the concerned machine for a period of 24 hours and thereafter the services will be required to be resumed.MandatoryNursing Homes, Private HospitalsNo end date specifiedYes
NagalandRevealing identity of COVID-19 patient, punishable15-04-2020It has been observed that various confidential data related to COVID-19 have been leaked to social media by unscrupulous persons. Therefore, the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland vide order No. NO. DHFW/COVID-19/2019-20/ 197-203 has directed that such offenders will be taken action against without any warning.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralSEBI issues a notification notifying  various entities to provide capital and debt market services till 03-05-202015-04-2020The Securities and Exchange Board of India had issued a notification dated March 24, 2020 notifying various entities to provide capital and debt market services for a period of 21 days with effect from March 25, 2020 Pursuant to the extension of the lockdown, SEBI issued a notification on the 15th of April 2020 stating that Notification dated March 24, 2020issued by SEBI will continue to remain in force in all parts of the country up to May 03, 2020.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
DelhiGovt of NCT of Delhi adopts lockdown extension order issued by MHA dated 15th April 202015-04-2020Govt of NCT of Delhi, Disaster Management Authority issued Order dated 15th April 2020 adopts lockdown extension order issued by MHA dated 15th April 2020. The Ministry of Home Affairs has revised the Guidelines relating to the Nationwide Lockdown Order. The guidelines lists out the activities which will also be allowed w.e.f. 20th April, 2020 and the activities that will remain suspended till May 3, 2020. MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
ChandigarhIn view of the pandemic, Chandigarh Gov bans spitting of Paan/any chewable tobacco or non-tobacco product, Sputum etc., in Public Places, offices, workplace, factories & establishments
with immediate effect : Gazette Notification
15-04-2020Health Department of Chandigarh has banned the spitting of paan, any chewable tobacco or non-tobacco product, sputum etc. in public places, offices, workplace, factories and establishments with immediate effectMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYES
PuducherryWearing of 3ply/cloth mask compulsory in public and work places14-04-2020The Collector cum District Magistrate has mandated the use of 3ply or cloth masks, whether home made washable masks or those available with a standard mark available with chemists when in public and work sites, offices, workplaces or attending meetings or gatherings. Employers have been given an additional responsibility to ensure that their employees wear the 3ply or cloth masks without fail.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralImplementation of existing lockdown measures to continue in all parts of the country upto 3rd May, 2020; Orders Ministry of Home Affairs14-04-2020The Union Home Secretary has ordered that the existing lockdown measures owing to COVID-19 pandemic will have to be continued to be implemented in all parts of the country till 3rd May, 2020.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
CentralNCLT COVID Lockdown extension upto May 03, 202014-04-2020The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) by a recent Notice dated April 14, 2020 has intimated that in view of the extension of lockdown announced by the Government of India until May 03, 2020 to curtail the spread of COVID19, the directions given by NCLT in the notice dated 22.3.2020 stating that all NCLT benches will remain closed from 23.3.2020 to 31.3.2020 are now extended upto May 03, 2020. The Notice further states that with regard to functioning of NCLT during Lockdown, the President, in addition to the earlier notices, will take further steps depending upon the exigencies of the litigant public and the same will be announced as and when any further decision is taken. The Notice has been issued with approval of Hon’ble Acting President, NCLT.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
PunjabPunjab Lockdown, relaxations already granted and curfew passes extension made till 3rd May14-04-2020The Department of Home Affairs & Justice, Government of Punjab by a recent Notification dated April 14, 2020 has informed that it has extended the curfew/lockdown in all districts of the state beyond April 14, 2020 upto May 03, 2020. The Government of Punjab also clarified that the relaxations already granted  and intimated to district authorities by way of guidelines will be valid during this extended period upto May 03, 2020. Similarly, the curfew passes already issued would also be valid during the extended period. Further, it stated that detailed guidelines will be issued after receipt of fresh instructions from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India on 15th April 2020.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
CentralMCA discontinues Web Service “Company Affirmation of Readiness towards COVID-19” for filing Form CAR-2020 w.e.f. 14.04.202014-04-2020The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has, in the “News & Important updates” section of its website informed that the Web Service “Company Affirmation of Readiness towards COVID-19” for filing Form CAR-2020 has been discontinued with effect from 14th April 2020.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
SikkimRestriction on vehicular movement and opening of shops in South Sikkim District14-04-2020The District Collector cum Magistrate of South Sikkim has issued fresh restrictions on vehicular movement both inter and intra state as well as opening of shops till 20th April, 2020 or till further orders. All vehicles passes issued by authorities other than Additional District Magistrates, Sub Divisional Magistrates, Block Development Officers or through e-passes will cease to be valid from 5PM on 14th April, 2020.MandatoryAll20-04-2020NO
Daman & DiuU.T Admiration of Daman & Diu issues Order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code - Coved 1914-04-2020In view of the Coved 19 pandemic and number of positive cases as a whole in the Country and the neighbouring states the U.T Admiration of Daman & Diu has issued Order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code to be followed in the UT of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu: 1. Congregation of more than five persons at public place is strictly prohibited and punishable. 2. All interstate public and private stage contract carriages including taxis auto rickshaws, etc are prohibited and interstate transport services shall be strictly regulated as per the bare minimum requirement. 3. Private vehicles can ply only if essential, required to visit hospitals and for availing/maintenance of essential services. Goods carriages shall however be allowed to ply. 4. All shops and commercial establishments, etc shall close their operations except for the following: i. Shops or stores selling Groceries, Milk, Bread, Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Fish and other food items and their transportation related activities and warehousing. ii. Hospital, Chemist Stores, Optical stores, Pharmaceutical and soap manufacturing units and their ancillaries together with their transportation related activities. iii. Petrol Pumps, LPG Gas, Oil Agencies and their Godowns. iv. Ecommerce Delivery (food items, pharmaceuticals and medical equipments. v. Home delivery by restaurants & tiffin services. vi. Shops selling animal fodder. 5. Strict home quarantine shall be observed by all foreign returnees/their contacts/ other persons at risk who landed in India on or after 9th March 2020. All such foreign returnees shall mandatorily notify the State Surveillance Officer and register themselves for home quarantine., failing which they shall be liable for penal action. 6. People are required to stay at home and come out only for basis purposes like visit to grocery/vegetables/medicine shops while strictly following social distancing norms.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
DelhiTravel passes to be valid till May 3rd following extension of lockdown14-04-2020In view of the extension of period of lockdown by the Govt of India, the Chairperson, State Executive Committee, DDMA, Govt of NCT, Delhi has directed that the validity of passes/epasses/authorization letters issued by the offices of District Magistrate/District Deputy Commissioners of Police expiring on 14.04.2020 is hereby extended till 3rd May 2020. There shall be no need to revalidate these from the issuing authority concerned.MandatoryEssential Services/Establishments03-05-2020NO
Himachal PradeshSpitting of Chewing Smokeless Tobacco products, Pan Masala or Spitting in any manner banned in the State of Himachal Pradesh14-04-2020Realising that spitting in public places could enhance the spread of coronavirus, Himachal Pradesh government has prohibited spitting in public places during Covid-19 epidemic with immediate effect. Those failing to comply with the orders will face action under the provisions of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and also Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure. Earlier state government had banned the sale of chewing gums gutka, paan masala, khaini and other similar products.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
ChandigarhExtension of Lockdown in Chandigarh up to 3rd May, 202014-04-2020The Chandigarh Administration has extended the lockdown in the Union territory of Chandigarh to keep consonance with the extension of Nationwide Lockdown announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
ChandigarhValidity of Movement passes extended till 03.05.202014-04-2020The Chandigarh Administration had issued movement passes earlier under various categories to facilitate smooth supply of essential commodities to the resident of the Union Territory of Chandigarh. The validity of such movement passes (which were issued under the category of 'Govt. Officers/ Officials' and 'Essential Services' is hereby extended upto 3rd May 2020.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
Chhattisgarhinstructions to be followed regarding extension of the lockdown of the National Disaster Management Authority, and Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, by 3 May 2020, for prevention and control of infection with Novel Corona virus14-04-2020The Chhattisgarh notification dated 14th April, 2020 directs everyone in the state to follow instructions laid out by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) regarding extension of lockdown till 3rd May, 2020. Ensure to take all steps including social distancing and cleanliness to curb the spread of COVID-19.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
CentralSets up a grievance cell for the food and related industry to ensure hassle-free operations and uninterrupted supply of essentials13-04-2020With a view to provide necessary support to ensure successful continuity of business of Agri-food industry in India, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries set up a grievance cell for  the food and food related industry to ensure hassle free operations and uninterrupted supply of essentials for citizens. The Ministry also provided an e-mail address for any queries in relation to food processing industry: covidgrievance-mofpi@gov.in The investor facilitation desk of MOFPI at Invest India has also set up a Business Immunity Platform: (https://www.investindia.gov.in/bip) which is designed as a comprehensive resource to help businesses and investors get real-time support to ensure hassle free operations.MandatoryAccommodation and food service activitiesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralState/UT helpline numbers for COVID-19 issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India13-04-2020Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has in it's website released Central/State/UT helpline numbers for COVID-19AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralESIC further extends the date for filing and paying ESI contributions for the month of February 2020 upto 15th May, 2020 in view of (COVID - 19) pandemic13-04-2020In a Notice dated 13th April, 2020, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (“ESIC”) has informed that the contribution for the month of February, 2020 can be filed and paid upto 15th  May, 2020 instead of the earlier extended period of 15th April, 2020. Keeping in view the pandemic and the lockdown in the country, the Director General, ESIC has relaxed the provisions of the Employees State Insurance General Regulations, 1950 and issued the present Notice.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralFBOs provided grace period to apply for renewal of licence/registration till 30th June, 202013-04-2020Owing to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for renewal of licence/registration for those Food Business Operators (FBOs) whose licence expired or will expire during the period 22nd March, 2020 to 31st May, 2020 till 30th June, 2020 without ant late fee. FBOs in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, whose licence expired/is expiring during the period 1st August, 2019 to 31st may, 2020 have also been provided a grace period to apply for renewal of their licences/registration till 30th June, 2020 without any late fee, owing to disruption of internet services in the region. In the interim period, the FSSAI licences/registrations will be considered valid.MandatoryFood BusinessesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralClarification on passing of ordinary and special resolutions by companies under the Companies Act,  2013 and rules made thereunder on account of the threat posed by COVID-1913-04-2020In continuation of the earlier Circular (General Circular Number 14/2020) issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on 8th April,  2020 regarding conduct of extraordinary general meetings (EGMs) through video conferencing (VC) or other audio visual means (OAVM),  the MCA has issued another Circular (General Circular Number 17/2020) today to provide added clarity regarding issue of notices to members for such meetings by using only electronic means,  in view of the COVID-19 related lockdown and social distancing requirements,  while at the same time ensuring that the relevant companies facilitate registration of email addresses of the members who have not done so and make suitable disclosure in this regard at the time of issue of public notice in the newspapers. The public notice to be issued by relevant companies would also be required to specify the manner in which members who are holding shares in physical form or who have not registered their email addresses with the company can cast their vote through remote e-voting or through the e-voting system during the meeting. A similar framework for smaller companies i.e. companies which are not required to provide e-voting facility to their members has also been specified in the Circular. This procedure is being allowed on account of disruption caused in postal services,  whereby it has become difficult to serve or receive notices by post. The Circular also provides that where certain companies intend to transact a business only through postal ballot (without convening a general meeting) in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act,  2013/rules made thereunder,  then in such case,  the relevant provisions of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules,  2014 with regard to voting by electronic means and the framework provided for e-voting in the present Circular and earlier Circular dated 08th April,  2020 issued by MCA would be applicable.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralFilings under section 124 and section 125 of the Companies Act 2013 r/w IEPFA (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Rules 2016 13-04-2020For procedures relating to transfer of money remaining unpaid or unclaimed for a period of seven years in terms of the provision of Section 124(5) and transfer of shares under section 124(6) of the Companies Act 2013 r/w IEPFA (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Rules 2016, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has through General Circular No 11/2020 dated 24th of March, 2020 and General Circular No 12/2020 dated 30th of March, 2020 has allowed filing in MCA-21 registry without additional fees till 30th September,2020. Therefore the necessary relaxation in so far as filing of various other IEPF e forms (IEPF-1, IEPF 1A, IEPF 2, IEPF 3, IEPF 4, IEPF 7) and e-verification of claims filed in eform IEPF 5 is concerned, the same has already been provided.MandatoryAll30-09-2020Yes
MaharashtraLockdown extension in Maharashtra till 30th April13-04-2020The Government of Maharashtra exercising power under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and all other enabling powers has directed by a recent Notification dated April 13, 2020 that the lock-down orders issued in the notification dated March 25, 2020 is now extended up to April 30, 2020 as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus.MandatoryAll30-04-2020NO
West BengalDirectorate of Commercial Tax, West Bengal Government extends last date for filing return under Form III of the WB Tax Act, 1979 for the year ending 31.03.202013-04-2020The Directorate of Commercial Taxes, Government of West Bengal has extended the last date for filing the return in Form - III of the West Bengal P. Tax Act, 1979 for the year ending 31.03.2020 in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The current last date for electronic transmission of date for filing the return is now 30.06.2020 and the last date for submission of the paper form of the return is now 07.07.2020.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralSEBI vide circular dated 13th April 2020 relaxes timelines for compliance for Intermediaries, market participants, RTAs13-04-2020The Securities and Exchange Board of India vide circular dated 13th April 2020 relaxes timelines for compliance for Intermediaries, market participants, Registrars to an Issue and Share  Transfer  Agents  /  Issuer  Companies,  holding  SEBI  registration  under Category 1 or Category 2 of RTI/STA :- For the following activities the extension has been granted: - 1. Processing of Remit Requests 2. Processing of Transmission Requests 3. Processing of request for Issue of Duplicate Share Certificates 4. Processing of  Requests  for  Name  Deletion/  Name  Change/ Transposition/ Pending Share Transfers (Re-lodgement cases in the case of share transfers) 5. Processing of Requests for Consolidation / Split / Replacement of Share Certificates / Amalgamation of Folios 6. Handling Investor Correspondence / Grievances / SCORES complaint 7. Submission of Half Yearly Report to SEBI pursuant to Circular No. CIR/MIRSD/7/2012 dated July 5, 2012 8. Compulsory Internal Audit of RTAs by CA / CS / CMA holding Certificate of Practice and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) / Diploma Information Systems Auditor (DISA) pursuant to Circular dated April 20, 2018, issued by SEBI 9. Submission of Audit Report by CISA / CISM qualified or equivalent auditor by QRTAs to SEBI along with comments of the Board pursuant to Circular dated September 8, 2017 issued by SEBI on Cyber Security and Cyber Security Resilience framework for QRTAs 10. Submission of Compliance Report by QRTAs  duly  reviewed  by  the Board of Directors of the QRTA to SEBI on Enhanced monitoring of QRTAs pursuant to Circular dated August 10, 2018 issued by SEBI 11. Regulation 74(5) of the SEBI (D & P) Regulations, 2018 12. Regulation 76 of the Securities and Exchange Board  of  India (Depositories and Participants) Regulations, 2018MandatoryCapital and Debt Market, Intermediaries, Market participants19-07-2020NO
Tamil NaduExtension of restriction in Tamil Nadu till 30.04.2020.13-04-2020Extension of restriction in Tamil Nadu from 14.04.2020 till 30.04.2020.MandatoryAll30-04-2020Yes
ChhattisgarhGuidelines regarding transportation of essential and non-essential goods. There should be a driver and another person, driving license to be mandatory, no separate pass required for transporters13-04-2020Ministry of Transport Chhattisgarh Government lays down guidelines regarding transportation of essential and non essential goods with respect to truck drivers. No permission is required for transport just a valid driving license is required and empty/unloaded trucks are allowed to operate. in addition to that cleanliness and social distancing must be ensured during movement of vehicles and persons.MandatoryAll industriesNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaOdisha Forest Development Corporation through notification dated 13-04-2020, has published the schedule for e-tender sale of timber products for the month of April, 2020. 13-04-2020Odisha Forest Development Corporation through notification dated 13-04-2020, has published the schedule for e-tender sale of timber products for the month of April, 2020. The commencement of e-tender sale in the porta of ODFC begins on 22-04-2020 at 10 AM and ends on 28-04-2020 at 5 PM. Validity of registration of all registered purchasers 2019-2020 has also been extended to 30-04-2020MandatoryWood Based Industries30-04-2020NO
CentralIRDAI advises Insurers to prepare strategies and action plans for business continuity to ensure enhanced protection to the policyholders amidst COVID-19 pandemic
13-04-2020Acknowledging the impact of the spread of Covid-19 and the subsequent national lockdown across various sectors of the economy, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (“IRDAI”) has, in a Circular dated 13th April, 2020 informed all Insurers to prepare strategies and action plans for business continuity to ensure enhanced protection to the policyholders. It has further informed insurers to guard themselves against the adverse impact on sufficiency of capital and liquidity position.

In view of this, IRDAI has advised all insurers to take the following steps:
(i) Board of insurers are advised to critically examine their capital availability and solvency margin as required in the current financial year 2020-21 and devise strategies to ensure that they have adequate capital and resources available with them;
(ii) Align the dividend pay-out for the FY 2019-20 so as to be in conformity with the strategy at (i) above; and
(iii) Rationalize the expenses of management for the FY 2020-21 so as to be in line with the strategy at (i) above.
(iv) Place this communication before their respective Boards at the ensuing meeting.
AdvisoryInsuranceNo end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaMeghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 (Third Amendment) Regulations, 202013-04-2020In Regulation 3, in the last line after the words, District Level", the words "and the Rangbah Shnongs, Dollois and the Nokmas at the village Level shall be added.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralNodal Officer for dealing with COVID-19 related grievances was designated by Department of Administrative reforms and Public Grievances12-04-2020Shri P.K. Abdul Kareem, Economic Adviser is hereby designated as Nodal Officer for dealing with COVID-19 related grievances by the Department of Administrative reforms and Public Grievances The contact details are also provided: Sh. P.K. Abdul Kareem Economic Advisor Mobile No. 9868222707 Email ID: pka.kareem@nic.inMandatoryNoNo end date specifiedNO
CentralHome Secretary, Government of India releases clarification on movement of vehicles and personnel; allows movement of trucks irrespective of cargo (essential or otherwise) without permit or approval12-04-2020The Home Secretary, Government of India (“Home Secretary”) in a DO Letter dated 12th April, 2020, addressed to the Chief Secretaries of all States and the Administrators of all Union Territories has informed that the consolidated guidelines and clarifications issued by the Ministry are not being followed in letter and spirit in some parts of the country and cited the following: i. Trucks carrying essential and non-essential goods being detained; ii. Workers needed for operating manufacturing units of essential goods and other exempted categories not getting authorizations / passes for their movement; iii. Inter State movement of goods and personnel related to above-mentioned categories (i) and (ii) getting impeded as passes / authorizations issued by the authorities of one State / UT Governments are not being respected by the authorities of other States / UTs; and iv. Operations of cold storage and warehouses are not being allowed. These restrictions have the potential of creating shortages of essential commodities. To bring about further clarity at an implementation level, the following have been reiterated for strict observance by authorities at various levels: i. Inter-state and intra-state movement of all trucks and other goods / carrier vehicles with one driver and one additional person is allowed as long as the driver is carrying a valid driver’s license; irrespective of the nature of the cargo, whether essential or otherwise. No further permit or approval would be required. ii. Empty trucks / goods carriers should also be allowed to operate while on way to pick up goods or returning after completing a delivery. Hence, there is no cause to stop empty trucks provided they have valid documents such as driving license and road permit etc. iii. Local authorities should actively facilitate the movement of truck drivers and cleaners from their place of residence to location of their trucks. iv. Local authorities should facilitate the easy to and fro movement of workers to workplace and back, in respect of all the permitted industrial / commercial activities. v. Railways, Airports, Seaports and Customs authorities have already been authorized to issue passes for their staff and contractual labour. vi. Regarding issuance of passes to workers engaged in the manufacturing of permitted categories, the State / UT Government are advised to expeditiously issue passes on the basis of authorizations issued by companies / organizations. The State / UT Governments shall ensure that these passes are honoured both for movement within their State/UT and in bordering areas of other States/UTs. vii. MSMEs engaged in the manufacture of essential items like wheat flour (atta), pulses (dal) and edible oils should be allowed to function freely, without any hindrances. viii. Warehouses/cold storage should be allowed to freely function with allowance for to and fro movement of trucks and without regard to the nature of the goods whether essential or otherwise. Warehouses of companies should also be allowed to operate.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
TelanganaGovernment of Telangana extends lockdown to 30-04-202012-04-2020The Government of Telangana vide order no. G.O.Ms No. 57 dated 12-04-2020, has extended the lockdown up to 30.04.2020.MandatoryAll30-04-2020Yes
West BengalMandatory use of cloth/facial masks to cover nose and mouth at all times, especially in public places12-04-2020The Government of West Bengal issued an order mandating the use of facial masks or any available cloth such as properly folder/rolled up dupatta, gamcha, handkerchief or any such material that acts as a protective covering to be used by all persons at all times, especially in public places to cover nose and mouth to prevent the transmission of the Corona virus.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralLetter / Order dated 11th April 2020 regarding Submission of Annual / Half-yearly Returns by licensed Manufactures / Processors and Importers of Food Products - Extension of timeline due to COVID-19 pandemic11-04-2020In view of the difficulties faced by the FBOs in submission of annual/ half yearly returns during lockdown in the country due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ("FSSAI")has extended the timeline for submission of annual returns for Financial Year 2019-2020 and half-yearly return for October, 2019 - March 2020, till 31st July, 2020. The requisite formats i.e. Form D-1 (Annual Return for business other than Milk and Milk Products) and Form D-2 (Half-Yearly Return for Milk and Milk Products) have been provided by the FSSAI.MandatoryAccommodation and food service activities31-07-2020Yes
CentralRelaxations / Extensions of various Compliance Deadlines etc. to address Corona Pandemic11-04-2020Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has introduced several relaxations and extensions in deadlines etc. with regard to compliances mandated under its schemes and activities. The key relaxations pertaining to the Department of Commerce are as follows: ● Extension of FTP till 31st March 2021 ●  Extension of Export Obligation Period ● Extension of validity of Registration cum Membership Certificate till 30 September 2020 ●  Remissions under provisions of Hand Book of Procedure ●MandatoryExporters31-03-2021NO
RajasthanThe factories and boilers inspection department, Government of Rajasthan has extended working hours of adult workers to 12 hours11-04-2020The factories and boilers inspection department via order no F3(15) Legal/F&B/2020/188 dated 11.04.2020, exempted provisions of working hours of adult workers of the Factories Act, 1948 for three months from the date of the order up to the extent/ conditions mentioned below: 1. The maximum hours of working per day is extended to 12 hours per day, for all essential goods manufacturing and distribution factories. 2. The additional 4 hours shall be paid as overtime, subject to overtime limit of 24 hours per week. This would allow to run most operations for 6 days with a reduction of close to 33% of people passing through the facility. 3. It will also limit the movement of people to and from their respective home to work. 4. This will also enable operations to full capacity of most essentials’ goods factories with around 60-65% of normal manpower.MandatoryManufacturing11-07-2020Yes
UttarakhandProhibition on chewing tobacco and products containing tobacco in public places11-04-2020The Government of Uttarakhand has issued a health advisory prohibiting the chewing and spitting of tobacco and products containing tobacco at all public places. It has also announced that this may increase the risk of the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID 19) and stated that the same will result in penal action.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaGovernment of Karnataka provides definition of Hotspots, clustered and confinement areas11-04-2020The Government of Karnataka vide a circular dated 11-04-2020, has come out with their definition of “hotspot”, “Cluster” and containment zone. Basis the circular: 1. Hotspot is a geographical area with well-defined administrative boundary (Revenue village in case of rural area and ward in case of urban area) which satisfies any of the following two conditions: a. At least one COVID positive case in the last 28 days. b.    At least 50 contacts of COVID positive person who are under active quarantine. 2. Cluster refers to an aggregation of cases grouped in place and time that are suspected to be greater than number expected even though the expected number may not be known. a. Even one case of COVID positive should be considered as a cluster b. Epidemiologically linked multiple cases will also constitute one cluster. 3. a. Containment zone will be area within 3 km radius of a COVID positive patients’ residence. b. The zone should be properly defined by geographical features. c. Each containment zone will atleast have one hotspot d. Based on movement of positive cases and close contacts containment zone can be one village/ward, multiple villages, apartment complex, taluk or districts. e. There can be multiple containment zones for the same cluster f. The house to house surveillance for COVID 19 in containment zones has to be done as per cluster containment plan.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
CentralDO letter dated 10.4.2020 to Chief Secretaries Administrators DGPs and CP Delhi for ensuring lockdown measures during ensuing festivals10-04-2020In view of the ensuing festivals in the month of April 2020, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed all States/UTs to ensure strict compliance of lockdown measures to fight COVID—19 and not allow any social/religious gathering/procession. It has been communicated to inform District authorities and field agencies on the specific prohibitions as mentioned in the Consolidated Guidelines on Lockdown Measures and that they should take all required precautionary/preventive measures for maintenance of law and order, peace and public tranquillity. Appropriate vigil on social media should also be maintained against circulation of any objectionable content, the communication adds. The communication has further requested that for the attention of the public authorities, social/religious organisation and citizens, the respective provisions of the guidelines should be widely circulated. It adds that for violation of any lockdown measure, action under the relevant penal provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and IPC should be taken by the law enforcing agencies.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMCA responds to several queries on eligibility of CSR expenditure related to COVID-19 activities; Chief Minister’s Relief Fund/ State Relief Fund for COVID-19 not admissible as CSR expenditure10-04-2020MCA has provided the following clarifications on contributions made to various funds amidst Covid 19 outbreak through FAQs: A. ‘Chief Minister’s Relief Fund’ or ‘State Relief Fund for COVID-19’ is not included in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 and therefore any contribution to such funds shall not qualify as admissible CSR expenditure. B. Contribution made to State Disaster Management Authority to combat COVID-19 qualifies as CSR expenditure under item no (xii) of Schedule VII of the 2013 and clarified vide general circular No. 10/2020 dated 23rd March, 2020. C. Payment of salary/ wages in normal circumstances is a contractual and statutory obligation of the company. Similarly, payment of salary/ wages to employees and workers even during the lockdown period is a moral obligation of the employers, as they have no alternative source of employment or livelihood during this period. Thus, payment of salary/ wages to employees and workers during the lockdown period (including imposition of other social distancing requirements) does not qualify as admissible CSR expenditure. D. Payment of wages to temporary or casual or daily wage workers during the lockdown period is part of the moral/ humanitarian/ contractual obligations of the company and is applicable to all companies irrespective of whether they have any legal obligation for CSR contribution under section 135 of the Companies Act 2013. Hence, payment of wages to temporary or casual or daily wage workers during the lockdown period does not count towards CSR expenditure. E. If any ex-gratia payment is made to temporary / casual workers/ daily wage workers over and above the disbursement of wages, specifically for the purpose of fighting COVID 19, the same will be admissible towards CSR expenditure as a onetime exception provided there is an explicit declaration to that effect by the Board of the company, which is duly certified by the statutory auditor.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralHome Secretary, Govt. of India directs authorities to maintain strict compliance to MHA guidelines for lockdowns and restrict religious / social gatherings for upcoming festivals in April, 202010-04-2020The Home Secretary, Government of India, through a letter dated 10th April, 2020, has requested the authorities to maintain strict compliance to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (“MHA”) and not allow any social/religious gathering or procession, in view of the festivals approaching in the month of April, 2020. Furthermore, the authorities have been requested to take all necessary precautionary / preventive measures for maintenance of law and order, peace and public tranquillity. Appropriate vigil on social media is to be maintained against circulation of any objectionable content.MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
HaryanaFace masks mandatory by an order by the District Magistrate of Gurugram 10-04-2020The Gurugram district administration has made it mandatory for residents to wear 3 ply or cloth face masks every time they step out of their homes. It is applicable for every citizen, government officials and any other employees associated with essential services. It is also applicable on motorists too while driving private or government vehicles. The order further added no person or officer will attend any meeting/work place without wearing these masks as mentioned above. The violators will be booked under IPC section of 188 if they are found without wearing masks on roads or any other public places.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MaharashtraMinistry of Health & Family Welfare requests states to take necessary preventive measures under the appropriate law to prohibit the use and spitting of chewing smokeless tobacco products in public10-04-2020The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Tobacco Control Division) vide letter no. No. Z.21020/19/2020-TC, dated 10th April, 2020 has requested the Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs to take necessary preventive measures under the appropriate law to prohibit the use and spitting of chewing smokeless tobacco products in public. The States and union territories have necessary authority under the Epidemic Diseases Act,1897, the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and also under various provisions of Indian Penal Code 1860 and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) to deal with Covid-19 This is a fall out of an appeal of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Health Research, Govt. of India. The appeal is not to consume and spit Smokeless Tobacco in Public. As per the appeal “Chewing Smokeless Tobacco products, Paan masala and areca nut (supari) increases the production of saliva followed by a very strong urge to spit. Spitting in public places could enhance the spread of the COVID19 virus”MandatoryTobaccoNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabPunjab Government makes wearing mask mandatory at public places10-04-2020The Punjab Government issued a notification on April 10, 2020 making it mandatory for people to wear masks in public places to check the spread of the novel coronavirus. People coming out of their  homes for official or other essential work would have to wear a cloth or triple layer mask, violation of which would be strictly punishable under the law. Those working in hospitals, other offices, factories or at any other place of work besides those travelling on a vehicle would also be required to be wear mask. This also includes masks made from cotton cloth, and if such a mask is not available kerchief or a scarf or stole can be used to cover face.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
Jammu & KashmirJ&K PCB extends validity period for consent to establish/operate, authorisation, registration upto 30th June, 202010-04-2020The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board has extended the validity period for consent to establish/operate, authorisation, registration having validity till 31st March, 2020 upto 30th June, 2020.MandatoryManufacturing industriesNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalWest Bengal Government extends the validity of government licenses/ permissions w.r.t. boilers falling due for renewal during the lockdown to 30.06.202010-04-2020The Government of West Bengal in an Order dated 10th April, 2020 has extended the validity for Government Licenses / Permissions which are due for renewal during the current lockdown period up to 30th June, 2020. In addition to that all the stipulated conditions of licenses / permission will remain the same and will be strictly followed. Further, no late fee / penalty will be charged for this period at the time of renewal.MandatoryManufacturing30-06-2020Yes
Arunachal PradeshSupply of POL items to essential services, including Press10-04-2020The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has requested all Petrol Depot Owners to provide POL items on payment basis to those on essential services such as PRESS, Telecommunication, Banks, Police, Administration, Health Services, Doctors, Ambulance, emergency services, Government servants who are on emergency duty having valid permit.MandatoryEssential services industriesNo end date specifiedNO
Jammu & KashmirValidity Periods of Consent to Establish/Consent to Operate under Water and Air Prevention extended10-04-2020Given the prevailing Covid 19 pandemic and the lockdown measures, the J&K pollution control board has issued an Order deciding that the validity of period of Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate and its renewal under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 or both, authorization, registration under different rules having expiry/validity upto 31/03/2020 shall be stand extended to 30/06/2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020NO
CentralRelaxation in explosives licensing, transaction and return during COVID-1909-04-20201. Explosive manufacturers allowed to bring back their stranded consignments to the point of dispatch. The reaching date as mentioned in the pass may be extended as per the request of respective licensing authority in coordination with NIC. 2. Excess storage allowed with waiver of licensing requirement, but on payment of fees. 3. Allowing only one armed guard in place of two to accompany the explosive van. 4. Monthly and quarterly return of explosive transaction for the month of March - 2020 and January to March - 2020 may be submitted within 30th April, 2020. 5. Explosive manufacturers may submit an undertaking with regard to export container that such container meets the specifications of PESO with respect to licence in Form LE-7. The endorsement of the licence to be done by licensing authority may be waived off without inspection till end of lockdown period.MandatoryManufacturers of ExplosivesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralESIC Letter dated 8th April 2020 on ESIC Hospital tie-up09-04-2020The Employee’s State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) vide letter dated 8th April 2020, addressed to all Deans/Medical Superintendents/RDs/DIMS/ESIC Medical and Dental Colleges/ESIC Hospitals/Regional Offices/State ESI Medical Schemes, gave it's approval to all ESIC hospitals which have been declared as dedicated Covid-19 hospitals, to provide services for secondary/SST treatment (non Covid services) to ESIC beneficiaries through tie-up hospitals. In this regard, ESIC have given directions/instructions to the ESIC hospitals and all such hospitals having said tie-up with ESIC hospitals. Following instructions have been provided - a. Till the time the ESIC hospitals are functioning as dedicated Covid-19 hospitals, the tie-up hospitals should ensure to provide emergency/non-emergency medical treatment to the ESIC beneficiaries. b. The tie-up hospitals during the said period shall continue providing prescribed/required treatment if the same is available even if no tie-up exist for the specific treatment or procedure and details of such patients including complete diagnosis, planned treatment/applicable package rate etc. should be emailed to the concerned MS for his information. c. The tie-up hospitals are required to maintain records of cases of treatment of the ESIC beneficiaries and invoices should be raised with concerned the ESIC hospital after the treatment.MandatoryHealthcare [Hospitals having tie-up with ESIC Hospitals]No end date specified (till the time the ESIC hospitals are functioning as dedicated Covid-19 hospitals)NO
HaryanaDeferment of Payments due to Government Departments and Government PSUs09-04-2020The Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Haryana, Finance Department in a recent Memo on Deferment of payment due to government departments and state PSUs, dated April 09, 2020 has intimated that all the Departments, Corporations, Government Companies, Cooperative Institutions, Boards, Authorities that are collecting various types of dues such as statutory payments, service charges in lieu of different type of services offered, loan recovery, interest payments etc are requested to take action as mentioned below in view of the hardship faced by general public: 1) To notify that all payments that were due on or after March 15, 2020 to be deferred till April 30, 2020 and to send a copy of the same to the Finance Department. 2) Not to levy any penalty on dues in any form be it surcharge or penal interest. However, any interest amount that is payable in normal course of times be charged. 3) No coercive actions to be taken to recover any dues. It also stated that these instructions are also available on the website of Finance Department on www.finhry.gov.in.MandatoryGovernment of Haryana, Finance Department to all the Departments, Corporations, Government Companies, Cooperative Institutions, Boards, Authorities that are collecting various types of dues in Haryana30-04-2020NO
OdishaHealth Directorate, Odisha issued list of fever clinics in the States to avoid risk of cross- contamination09-04-2020In a Notification dated 9th April, 2020 Directorate of Health Services, Odisha (“Directorate) has notified a list of “Fever Hospitals” where general patients are advised to visit to avoid cross contamination from COVID-19 patients. Background: On observing that many private clinical establishments have not  established separate fever clinics for screening of COVID-19 cases which is in turn exposing general patients to the infection. Therefore, patients with general flu like symptoms are advised to visit only the private clinics mentioned in the Notification.MandatoryPharmaceuticalsNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaOdisha Government extends period of lockdown owing to COVID-19 pandemic till 30th April, 2020 midnight 09-04-2020the Revenue and Disaster Management Department (“Department”), Government of Odisha has in an Order dated 9th April, 2020 extended the period of lockdown in the State owing to COVID-19 pandemic and not the lockdown will  continue till midnight of 30th April, 2020. The State had earlier issued lockdown orders till the midnight of 14th April, 2020 in line with the orders issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Now, the Government of Odisha after a thorough evaluation and assessment of the current situation regarding COVID-19 pandemic has deemed it necessary that period of lockdown be extended till 30th April, 2020. NOTE - All stipulations / instructions / exceptions laid down by the Government earlier will stand the same till 30th April, 2020.MandatoryAll30-04-2020NO
OdishaDue to COVID-19, the visits of patients who are entitled to get medical treatment from ESI Dispensaries/ tie-up hospitals should be minimized.09-04-2020During the complete lockdown and severity of epidemic of COVID-19, the visits of patients who are entitled to get medical treatment from ESI Dispensaries/ tie -up hospitals should be minimized. The idea behind the measure is that, the IPs, beneficiaries, staffs & Pensioners of Odisha region need not visit the wellness centres to collect medicines till 30.04.2020. Accordingly, the Hqrs' Office has accorded special approval to all lPs/BeneficiarieVstaff & Pensioners to make purchase of medicines on the basis of existing prescriptions held by them till 30.04.2020 in respect of all chronic illnesses. The reimbursement of these medicine purchase bills shall be made by ESIS Dispensaries and ESI Hospitals in respect of IPs & beneficiaries and in respect of staffs and pensioners, the medicine purchase reimbursements shall be made by the concerned ESIC Model hospital & Regional Office, as the case may be.MandatoryAll30-04-2020NO
OdishaOdisha COVID-91 Amendment Regulations09-04-2020Odisha issued the Odisha COVID-19 (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 making use of masks, as a protection against COVID-19 contamination, compulsory in Odisha. The Department has instructed: 1. All persons, in the State, to cover their mouth and nose with any available form of mask while coming out of their houses. For such purpose, a handkerchief or any other piece of cloth, in at least two layers, may be used. 2. Properly dispose of the disposable or single use masks by following the procedure prescribed by the Health & Family Welfare Department from time to time. Clean the cloth masks with soap or detergent or disinfectant and water and sun-dry for at least 5 hours after every single use. 3. Masks used by one person should not be used by another person. 4. Prevention of overcrowding and use of any form of masks or clothes such as handkerchiefs, bandanas, gamuchha, dupatta or the like by people, while coming out of their houses, will be ensured by the competent officers. 5. Violation of the requirement of using masks will be punishable with fine of Rs. 200/- for the first, second and third offences and Rs. 500/- for the subsequent offences.MandatoryAll03-04-2020Yes
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Govt. orders that all contributions to Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund will be allocated to the State Disaster Management Authority with a view to combat the spread of COVID 19; will be considered as CSR Activity09-04-2020In a Government Order (“Order”) dated 9th April, 2020, the Finance Department of Tamil Nadu (“Department”) has informed that all contributions to Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund will be allocated to Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority and will be utilised exclusively for the following in order to combat the spread of the pandemic COVID-19: a)Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”), medical equipment such as ventilators, and consumables for hospitals. b) Feeding and supplying dry rations to migrant labour and homeless persons in order to provide them relief during such critical times. Background: In light of the outbreak of the pandemic and containment measures implemented by the Government, the Government of India had clarified that CSR Funds may be spent for various activities related to COVID 19 under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. Further, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs had also clarified that all contributions made to the State Disaster Management Authority will be included as CSR Activity. Further, in light of the fact that COVID 19 is a disaster situation (as declared by National Disaster Management Authority) and that contributions made in respect of it will be considered as CRS Activity (as declared by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs) the present Order has been issued.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
TelanganaTelangana Govt. issues COVID-19 Mask On Policy; mandates use of masks in while stepping out, public places and while interacting with others to curb the spread of Corona Virus09-04-2020The Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department, Telangana (“Department”) has, through a Notification dated 9th April, 2020, issued “COVID-19 Mask On Policy” (“Policy”) to curb the spread of Corona Virus. The step has been taken by the Department acknowledging the fact that coronavirus infection spreads through droplets released while sneezing, coughing and talking. The policy requires keeping masks on while stepping outdoors, in closed spaces and while interacting with others. Thus, masks will prevent the droplets from escaping and potentially infect others and will also protect a person from inhaling droplets carrying the virus and the Department has recommended the use of homemade cotton double-layer reusable masks as the first line of protection. The use of homemade masks is recommended. The Policy states that the Mask should cover nose, mouth and chin completely and there should be no space between the face and mask. While using a home-made mask, it must be ensured that the pleats face downwards. The following points must also be ensured: a)All offices and work places may be encouraged to use Masks by all their employees at all the times. b)Masks should be used by all the frontline workers while on duty. c)Mask On doesn’t mean that the mask will hang around the neck. d) Also, it must be remembered that Mask On is not a substitute to other measures of social distancing and hygiene. Distance of up to 2 meter should be maintained from others at all times, wash hands thoroughly and frequently and avoid touching face or eyes.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
TelanganaGovernment of Telangana issued Circular dated 9th April 2020 allowing Industrial Oxygen Manufacturers to apply for licence to manufacture medical oxygen09-04-2020The Drug Control Administration. Government of Telangana vide Circular dated 9th April 2020 have stated that authorised manufacturers of industrial oxygen in the state of Telangana  will be granted licence to manufacture medical oxygen on fulfilling the following conditions: a. Application to be made as per Drugs and Cosmetics Act, b. undertaking to be provided by such manufacturer to manufacture medical oxygen in accordance to the Indian Pharmacopeia and labelling requirement under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, c. Standard quality material should be used and the finished product shall be sold at a price not more than what is fixed by State/Central Government, d. Proper record of manufacture and supply should be maintained.AdvisoryManufacturing [Manufacturer of Industrial Oxygen]No end date specifiedYes
TelanganaAdvisory for Maintain safe and adequate blood supply during the COVID-19 Pandemic09-04-2020The Drugs Control Administration, Government of Telangana has in a notification dated 09th April, 2020 has urged all the Blood Banks and all enforcement officers of the Drugs Control Administration of the Telangana State to try and follow the guidance released by the World Health Organization on priority in order to maintain safe and adequate blood supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization has stressed upon: 1. Mitigating the Potential risk of transmission through the transfusion of Blood and Blood components by way of : Donor education, self-deferral, deferral of at-risk donor, quarantine of blood component, retrieval of in-date products based on report of post-donation illness in the donor etc. during Blood Donation & Transfusions. 2. Mitigating the risk of staff and donor exposure to COVID-19 by way of : Use of appropriate protective measure by Blood bank staff, Organizing of donation procedures to minimize contagion between donors and to staff, & reduction in Blood Bank staff etc. 3. Mitigating the impact of reduced availability of Blood Donors by way of: Blood Banks to be vigilant and to closely monitor on daily basis to consider the sufficiency/adequacy risk of blood and blood products to enable preparedness and response. Donor/Public awareness towards encouraging donations and to reduce donor anxiety & fears in crucial time of COVID-19. 4. Managing the demand for blood and blood products: Blood services should continually assess their blood stocks carefully in anticipation of uncertainty in the scale of collection activities. To safeguard blood stocks good patient blood management is necessary. 5. Ensure undisrupted supplies of Critical material and equipment: Blood banks must take steps to ensure continuity of supplies. 6. Communication: Public and stakeholder confidence in the blood system is important. All the staff of blood bank are made to made to understand about the infectious threat and actions taken to ensure safety and reliability of the blood supply and the safety of staff and donors. 7. Collection of Convalescent plasma: On which details guidelines will be issued in future.AdvisoryBlood BanksNo end date specifiedNO
RajasthanThree layered standard masks or cloth masks to be compulsorily worn by all persons in urban areas and Mandis in Rajasthan09-04-2020The Chief Minister of Rajasthan has directed all persons in 196 urban areas (municipal corporations, municipalities and municipal councils) and agriculture markets (mandis) in the State to mandatorily wear masks. All persons traveling in private or state vehicles as well as people working at any site, office or workplace are required to wear masks. He has also directed that no person be allowed to enter or exit curfew areas i.e., 38 areas of the State.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
GoaGoa Police advisory for WhatsApp group admins regarding fake news09-04-2020The Goa Police have issued an advisory for the users and admins of WhatsApp in an attempt to fight fake news even as the country battles with COVID-19. The police in its circular has issued a list of instructions and has asked people to not post fake news, hate speech or misinformation in WhatsApp groups. It has also asked people to check the source and veracity of any news/image/video/meme you receive, before posting it on the group. The admins of WhatsApp groups have also been asked to inform the police if any member resorts to mischief and share objectionable content. Any violations will be dealt with firmly as per law including apprehension of the offenders and appropriate action under the preventive sections of law," mentioned the police in its circularAdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Andhra PradeshProvision of separate OP in all Govt. / Private hospitals for Patients suffering with symptoms like fever, cough & cold09-04-2020The Health Department of Andhra Pradesh has instructed the Private Hospitals to provide a separate entrance and maintain a separate OP (with unique room no. i.e., C-19) between 9 am to 2 pm for patients exhibiting symptoms like fever, cough and cold to avoid spreading of COVlD-19 infection to healthcare professionals and other patients. Further, all patients shall be examined by healthcare professionals duly wearing Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and N-95 masks; If any patient is admitted in casualty exhibiting COVlD -19 like symptoms, ensure to keep such patient separated from other patients.MandatoryHuman health and social work activitiesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralEPFO introduces provision for a special withdrawal from the EPF Scheme to fight Covid-19 pandemic; comes out with a completely new software; relaxes date of birth correction criteria to ease KYC compliance09-04-2020The  Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (“EPFO”) has, through a Press Release dated 9th April 2020, informed that a provision for a special withdrawal from the EPF Scheme to fight Covid-19 pandemic as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana scheme was announced by the EPFO through a Notification on the matter was made to introduce a para 68 L (3) of the EPF Scheme dated 28th March 2020. Under this provision non-refundable withdrawal to the extent of the basic wages and dearness allowances for three months or up to 75% of the amount standing to member's credit in the EPF account, whichever is less, is provided. The member can apply for lesser amount also. This, being an advance, does not attract income tax deductions. Accordingly, EPFO has introduced a completely new software which has been developed from scratch and a receipt module for on-line receipt of the claims and deployed on 29th March 2020 and is in paperless form to curtail any physical movement in view of social distancing. Also, considering the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and dire need of money in these trying times, EPFO has decided to process advance to fight COVID-19 pandemic on top priority. And since the introduction of this program, it has processed about 1.37 lakh claims disbursing an amount of Rs. 279.65 crores and the remittances of the moneys has already started taking place. Additionally, EPFO has also relaxed date of birth correction criteria to ease KYC compliance enabling submission of claim to fight pandemic online. EPFO shall now accept the date of birth recorded in the Aadhaar card of a subscriber as a valid proof for rectification of the date of birth in Provident Fund records and all cases with variation in date of birth up to three years are now being accepted by EPFO.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralEPFO puts in place an electronic mechanism for crediting EPF and EPS accounts of its subscribers as per the PMGKY package announced by the GOI; valid for wage periods of March, April & May 202009-04-2020The Employees’ Provident Funds Organisation has, through a Circular dated 10th April 2020, notified a Scheme to implement the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (“PMGKY”) package for credit of employee’s & employer’s share of Employees' Provident Fund  (“EPF”) & Employees' Pension Scheme (“EPS”) contributions (24% of wages) for three months by Government of India (“GOI”). Background: The GOI on 26th March 2020 announced Rs.1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under PMGKY for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus Pandemic. As part of the said package, it proposes to pay 24 percent of the monthly wages into EPF accounts for next three months of Wage earners  below Rs. 15,000 per month, who are employed in establishments having up to one hundred employees, with 90% or more of such employees earning monthly wages less than Rs.15000/-. To implement the aforesaid package, the Department notified a Scheme with guidelines herein below: Validity of Scheme: The Scheme will be in operation for the wage months- March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020. Eligibility for Scheme benefits: Ø For Establishments: To be eligible for benefits, following conditions should be fulfilled: (i) The establishment or factory should already be covered and registered under the Employees’ Provident Funds & Misc. Provisions Act, 1952. (ii) The total number of employees employed in the establishment should be up to 100 (one hundred), with 90% or more of such employees should be drawing monthly wages less than Rs.15000/. ØFor Employees: (i) Employee should be employed in any eligible establishment earning monthly wages of less than Rs.15000/-. The UAN of the employee should be seeded with his/her Aadhaar. (ii) Employee should be a member of EPF Scheme, 1952 & Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 whose contributions are received for any period during last six months (September 2019 to February 2020) in the ECR filed by any eligible establishment against his/her UAN. Such contributions in ECR should have been received on monthly wage of less than Rs.15000/- (iii) It is clarified that if any employee is already a registered beneficiary and his/her employer is availing benefits of payment of employer’s share by Central Government under PMRPY/PMPRPY 2016, no such benefit in r/o such employee shall be available under this Scheme of PMGKY.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
GujaratGujarat PCB extends the storage period of hazardous waste beyond 90 days during lockdown in light of COVID-19 outbreak; occupiers must ensure safe and environmentally sound storage of the waste09-04-2020The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (“Board”) has, through an Order dated 9th April 2020, permitted occupiers of facilities to store hazardous and other waste for a maximum period of 90 days as per the provisions of the Hazardous and Other Waste (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2016 (“Rules”). Further, the State Pollution Control Board has the power to extend the period of storage upto 180 days in certain cases on justifiable grounds. Please note the Order will cease to be in force from the date of lifting of lockdown by the Government. During this period, the occupier should ensure safe and environmental sound storage of hazardous and other waste so that there is no adverse effect on the environment. Background: In exercise of its powers under the Rules, the Board has taken the above decision of extending the storage period of hazardous wastes beyond the legally permissible time period of 90 days, considering the extraordinary situation of the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent declaration of lockdown in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.MandatoryAll08-07-2020Yes
PunjabPunjab Government extends validity period of approvals to boiler units till June 3009-04-2020Punjab Government extends period of validity of approvals to operate the boilers/ approvals to repair / manufacturers under the Boiler Act, 1923 having expiry on or after 15th March, 2020 up to 30th June, 2020.MandatoryBoiler units30-06-2020Yes
MeghalayaMeghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 (Second Amendment) Regulations, 202009-04-2020The existing Regulation 5 shall be substituted as under -
All Hospitals (Government & Private) during screening of such cases shall ascertain the history of travel of the person and record and intimate the Health Department and DC office if she/he has travelled to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. In addition the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 shall be recorded.

Amendment of Regulation 6 -
For the words, " No Laboratory without authorization will collect and test samples for COVID-19 in the State of Meghalaya
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralIRDAI permits insurers to grant a moratorium of three months towards payment of instalments falling due between 1st March, 2020 and 31st May, 202008-04-2020In furtherance to the RBI notification dated 27th March, 2020 and pursuant to the representations received from industry associations seeking moratorium on repayment of term loans sanctioned by the Insurers in light of prevailing situation caused due to COVID-19 the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India has issued the following directions: 1. In respect of term loans, insurers can grant a moratorium of 3 months towards payment of instalments falling due between 1st March, 2020 and 31st May, 2020. The repayment schedule for such loans and also the residual tenor, will be shifted across the board by three months subsequent to the moratorium period; 2. Interest will continue to accrue on the outstanding portion of the term loans during such moratorium period; 3. The asset classification of term loans which are granted relief will be determined on the basis of revised due dates and revised repayment schedule; 4. The rescheduling of payments, including interest, will not qualify as a default for the purpose of reporting of Non Performing Assets (“NPAs”); 5. Insurers to frame Board approved policies to extend above mentioned reliefs to all eligible borrowers; 6. Concurrent Auditors in their reports for the quarter ending June, 2020 must confirm that the insurers have complied with the Board Approved policy in granting moratoriumMandatoryFinancial and insurance activitiesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralClarification on passing of Ordinary & Special Resolution by MCA amid COVID-19 outbreak08-04-2020The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) through Circular No.14/ 2020 dated 8th April, 2020, has encouraged the companies to take all decisions of urgent nature which requires the approval of members, other than items of ordinary business or business where any person has a right to be heard, through the mechanism of postal ballot or e-voting in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 without holding a general meeting, which requires physical presence of members at a common venue. The circular also provides the procedure which shall be adopted by the companies in case holding of an extra ordinary general meeting (EGM) which is unavoidable. It shall be noted that such procedure needs to be adopted by the company for conducting an extra ordinary general meeting (EGM) on or before 30th June, 2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralCentral Labour Commissioner directs all Regional Heads to collate data with respect to stranded migrant workers from Corporates / employers / relief camps/shelter08-04-2020The Central Labour Commissioner under the Ministry of Labour & Employment has directed all Regional Heads to collate data with respect to stranded migrant workers within three days. The places from where the details of the migrant worker needs to be collated are :- 1. Relief camps / shelter (District wise) 2. Employers / Corporates whose labour is IN-SITU at workplace 3. Localities where migrant workers are generally clustered The data which needs to be collated are:- Name, age, gender, occupation, contact number, last residence address, native district, native state, bank account number, IFSC code, Ujjwala (Y/N), Aadhar Number The order also has annexure I & II which lists down occupations for the migrant workers. The name and contract number of the officer in charge for each region has been mentioned in the order.MandatoryAll11-04-2020NO
DelhiGovernment of NCT of Delhi orders all citizens to wear masks while moving in a public place 08-04-2020The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in an order dated 8th April, 2020, in light of studies suggesting that wearing masks can reduce spread of corona virus (COVID-19) apart from social distancing measures, has directed people to wear masks at all times when moving in public places in the National Capital Territory (“NCT”) of Delhi. The Chairperson, State Executive Committee, Government of NCT of Delhi, in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, has directed the following measures – 1. All people moving in public places like street, hospital, office, markets must wear 3ply mask or cloth mask compulsorily. 2. Any person moving around in his personal and official vehicle must wear masks. 3. People working at any site / office / workplace must wear the masks as mentioned. 4. No person / officer will attend any meeting / gathering without wearing masks. 5. The masks can be standard masks, available with the chemist, or even homemade washable masks which can be reused after proper washing and disinfecting them. 6. It should be the responsibility of the employer to ensure that the employees compulsorily wear 3ply mask or cloth masks. The above mentioned guidelines have also been issued for specific districts of Delhi by the Delhi Police namely, Lajpat Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, Rohini and Parliament Street. The orders of the same are attached for reference. NOTE: Anybody violating these instructions will be punishable under the Section 188 of Indian Penal Code (48 of 1860) and will be strictly penalised.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MaharashtraMandatory use Face Masks - Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai08-04-2020The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (“MCGM”) has in a notification dated 8th April, 2020 under the powers of Rule 10 of the Maharashtra Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 announced the following containment measures in the City of Mumbai – 1) All persons moving for whatsoever purpose in public places like street, hospital, office, markets must be wearing 3 ply mask or cloth mask compulsorily. 2) Any person who is moving around in his personal and official vehicles must be wearing these masks compulsorily. 3) Any person, traffic vehicle, working at any site/office/workplace must wear the masks as mentioned above. 4) No person/officer will attend any meeting/gathering, work place without wearing these masks as mentioned above. 5) These masks may be the standard mask available with the chemist or even home made washable masks and can be reused after proper washing and disinfection. The MCGM has also clarified that any person violating these instructions will be punishable under Section 188 of the IPC and will be strictly penalized and may be arrest by the police officers or the officers appointed by the Assistant Commissioners of these wards.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaMeghalaya frames rules for truck drivers/handymen entering State08-04-2020The Secretary to the State Government of Meghalaya, Health and Family Welfare, has vide Order No.Health.94/2020/16  put in place protocols as detailed below to be followed by truck drivers and handymen entering the state for transporting essential commodities. 1. Trucks will have to be disinfected at the entry point. 2.  At entry point  drivers and handymen will be scanned. 3. Drivers and handymen will also be provided with masks and hand sanitizers. 4.  Registration has to be done at the entry point by all trucks by giving their full name, address, contact number, travel history for the last 14 days and details of any symptoms of fever, cough, breathing difficulty, etc. 5. At the entry point they should have provided the detail purpose of entry along with destination and date of departure. 6. They should provide the name/ address and contact number of the owner/agency. 7. The drivers and handyman to carry along with them packaged food and no stoppages will be allowed except in extreme circumstances. 8. The drivers and handyman should not come out from their vehicles except when they need to use washroom which is available in petrol pump. Petrol pump are to ensure that washroom are kept clean condition with enough bleaching powder and running water. 9. Drivers and handyman should stay at identified place in case they required to stay for the night and to inform authorities concerned accordingly. 10. For loading and unloading commodities agency concerned should make arrangements for the local labour available to assist them. 11. Drivers and handyman should maintain hand hygiene cough etiquette and social distancing. 12. IEC materials in  Hindi and Khasi are to be handed over to driver and handyman for Constance reference.MandatoryTransport (Motor Transport Workers)No end date specifiedNO
OdishaState Govt. of Odisha has issued Master Circular wherein, all critical notifications have been consolidated with respect to movement of personnel, usage of cloth mask, strict lockdown in hotspots etc. 08-04-2020The State Govt. of Odisha has issued Master Circular dated 8th April, 2020 wherein the govt. has consolidated the critical notifications / orders with respect to the following: - 1. Use of Cloth face mask: - To control the spread of COVID-19 virus the State Govt. has advised to use cloth face mask in public places. The disposal of the non-cloth based mask needs to be done as per the Bio-Medical Waste Management (specially hospitals / clinics etc.) and places where such protocol cannot be practised the mask if not cloth based and not re-usable (triple layer mask) then, it should be stored in a covered container with bleach solution (5%) and should be disposed off by burning or deep burial. The master circular also has pictorial depiction on how to create mask at home. 2. Complete shutdown in COVID-19 hotspots for 48 hours: - The State government identified Cuttack city, Bhubaneswar city and Bhadrak town as hotspots of COVID-19 virus and have issued complete shutdown from 8:00 PM of 3rd April 2020 to 8:00 PM of 5th April 2020. All movement pass during these 48 hours stands suspended. Few exceptions are:- a) Hospitals b) Police, Fire and Ambulance c) Telecom services identified by Secretary, Electronics & IT Dept. d) Petrol pumps identified by respective Municipal Authorities e) Railways and Airport for Cargo operation f) Electronic Media identified by Commissionerate/District Police g) IT/ITES/Call Centres relating to COVID-19 management(other IT/ITES as identified by Secretary, E&IT Dept.) h) Water Supply, sanitation and sewerage workers of respective municipal authorities i) Electricity supply and distribution j) Medicine stores as identified by respective Municipal authorities/ Drug Controller k) Movement of goods vehicles, loaded or unloaded l) COVID-19 tracing, testing, quarantine, isolation and containment related movements allowed by Health & Family Welfare Department. 3. Ensuring supply of essential goods and services: - The State government has set-up control room to monitor the following : - a. Issues with respect to implementation of lockdown b. Uninterrupted availability of essential goods and services. c. State Level Monitoring Unit on Goods & Services (SALAM) The master circular has published the contact details of person in-charge for each of the above mentioned points. 4. Movement of permitted goods / Individuals delivering essential goods and services: - 1. Retailers of cattle feeds, poultry feeds, and other live-stick feed to be allowed to open shops. Urban Local Body / officers to issue vehicle pass. 2. SEBI regulated stock market entities to work from office. 3. To provide emergency banking facilities through mobile ATMs and Business Correspondents at fixed points at gram panchayats. 4. Dhabas and vehicles repair shops to stay open for Inter/Intra-state movement of goods. 5.  Personnel involved in supply of milk and milk products to be provided with movement pass. 6. Trade License to be a valid document for vehicle movement of personnel involved in home-deliver of grocery. the employee delivering should have the trade license and a valid ID proof. 7. Free movement of doctors, nurses and other health personnel. They should have a valid ID card. 8. The Vehicles carrying essential commodities shall be allowed smooth movement during the lockdown period. 5. Additional guidelines for Industries: - a. All construction activity to stop except activities involving construction of healthcare facilities and work related to COVID-19. b. Employers of Public / Private establishments are requested to not terminate any employees specially casual workers, contractual workers and not to reduce their wages. c. Workers taking leaves should be deemed to be on duty without any consequential deduction of wages.MandatoryAll30-04-2020NO
OdishaGovernor of Odisha enforces the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 08-04-2020The Governor of Odisha enforced the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 inserting an additional subject for regulation of procurement of goods, services and equipments necessary for prevention and control of the epidemic disease, along with an amendment to the penalty prescribed under the Act i.e., anyone disobeying or violating the provisions of the Act will be liable to  be imprisoned for a term up to 2 years or with fine up Rs. 10,000.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
SikkimSpecific Medical shops to remain open from 9am to 7pm in Sikkim notified (from April 8 to April 15).08-04-2020The Government of Sikkim, vide order no. 1812/DC(E) /2020 dated 8th April 2020, directed 10 medical shops to be open between 9 AM to 7 PM in Gangtok, Rangpo, Rongli and Pakyong. This Order is valid from 8-04-2020 to 15-04-2020.MandatoryChemist Shops15-04-2020NO
TelanganaGovt of Telangana allows factories to use boilers whose renewal is due in March, April, May 2020 upto 31 May 202008-04-2020Govt of Telangana vide Order dated 8th April 2020 has allowed factories having boilers whose renewal is due in the month of  March, April, May 2020 to use such boilers till 31st May 2020 subject to the following conditions: a. during exemption period Boiler shall be operated as per existing laws b. no repairs shall be carried out to the Boiler during this exemption period without taking the permission from the Director of Boilers, Telangana, Hyderabad and During the period of exemption, the owner of the boiler is not restricted from applying for renewal of the boiler certificateAdvisoryFactories having Boiler31-05-2020Yes
BiharElectricity tariff to be reduced by 10 paise per unit for all categories, monthly metre fee waived, effective from April 108-04-2020Bihar Cabinet in a press release decides to extend the term of Bihar Taxation Dispute Resolution Rules, 2020 for three months, electricity rates cheaper for all category of citizens along with promotion of class 1-11 (except class 10) without annual exams along with other cabinet decisions in view of COVID-19 pandemic.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralDO Letter Dt. 7.4.2020 to Chief Secretaries and Administrators reg. essential commodities by invoking Essential Commodities Act07-04-2020In a Letter from the Home Secretary, Government of India dated April 07, 2020, it has been advised to the State/Union Territory Governments to take urgent steps to ensure availability of the essential goods, by invoking provisions of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act 1955. The letter states that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) by its orders under the Disaster Management Act have already allowed manufacture/production, transport and other related supply-chain activities in respect of essential goods like foodstuff, medicines and medical equipment. However, there are reports of loss of production due to various factors, especially reduction in labour supply. In this situation, the possibility of inventory building/hoarding and black marketing, profiteering, and speculative trading, and the resulting price rise of essential goods cannot be ruled out. In this regard, the State/Union Territory Governments are advised to take urgent steps to ensure availability of these essential goods, by invoking provisions of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act 1955. These measures include fixing of stock limits, capping of prices, enhancing production, inspection of accounts of dealers and other such actions. Offences under EC Act are criminal offences and may result in imprisonment of 7 years or fine or both. State/Union Territory Governments may also consider detention of offenders under the Prevention of Black-marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980. Further, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India, are authorising States/Union Territories to notify orders under the EC Act, 1955 by relaxing the requirement of prior concurrence of the Central Government up to June 30, 2020. It urges the Chief Secretaries of all States and the Administrators of all Union territories to personally take urgent steps to ensure availability of these commodities at fair prices for public at large.AdvisoryDirected to State Governments/ UT AdministrationsNo end date specifiedNO
CentralThe Government has allowed makers of industrial oxygen to manufacture oxygen for medical use to help combat Covid-1907-04-2020The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has asked all state and union territory drug controllers to take action for granting licence to manufacturers of industrial oxygen to make oxygen for medical use in public interest in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. To ensure the availability and supply of oxygen for medical use it has been decided in public interest that premises which are having facility to manufacture industrial oxygen should be granted manufacturing licence to manufacture oxygen for medical use within 24 hours of receiving the application, fees, etc. as per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rulesMandatoryManufacturers of Industrial OxygenNo end date specifiedYes
CentralMHA directs all Chief Secretaries and Administrators to take urgent steps to ensure availability of essential goods, directs steps to be taken against hoarding, black marketing, etc.07-04-2020In a letter dated 7th April, 2020 by the Ministry of Home Affairs (“Ministry”), Government of India has directed Chief Secretaries and Administrators of all states to take urgent steps to ensure availability of essential goods, by invoking provisions of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (“EC Act”). The measures that all States / UTs have to take with regard to availability of essential goods are as follows – • Fixing of stock limits, • Capping prices of goods, • Enhancing production, • Inspection of accounts of dealers, • Other such actions. NOTE – Offences under the EC Act are criminal offences and may result in imprisonment of 7 years or fine or both. Moreover, the State / UT Governments may also consider detention of offenders under the Prevention of Black-Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980. Background: These measures are being put up as due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, specially due to reduction in labour supply, there is a possibility of inventory building / hoarding and black marketing, profiteering, and speculative trading thus resulting in price rise of essential goods. So these measures will stop the price rise of essential goods to a great extent.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaLab testing protocol07-04-2020The Government of Karnataka has released an Order dated April 7, 2020 from the Additional Chief Secretary to Government Health and Family Welfare Department regarding lab testing protocols for COVID- 19. The Order takes into view the recent revision of protocol done by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-Government of India and supersedes all the previous circulars to release revised guidelines for Lab Testing Protocol in Karnataka.MandatoryAll Testing Labs of KarnatakaNo end date specifiedYes
Tamil NaduContinuous Process Industries07-04-2020The Industries Department of Tamil Nadu has clarified that continuous process industries whose operations shall be permitted shall include: i. Steel; ii. Refineries; iii. Cement; iv. Chemicals; v. Fertilizers; vi. Textiles (Excluding Garmenting); vii. Sugar Mills; viii. Glass; xi. Foundries; x. Tanneries; xi. Paper; xii. Tyre; xiii. Common Effluent Treatment Plants; Furthermore, the following processes/ activities have been permitted: i. Skeletal staff for essential maintenance of all closed industrial units; ii. Packaging and labelling of finished or manufactured goods in order to facilitate their transportation for exports;MandatorySteel, Cement, Fertilizers, Sugar Mills, Foundries, Paper, CEFT, Refineries, Chemicals, Textiles (Excluding Garmenting), Glass, Tanneries, TyreNo end date sepcified (till lockdown continues)Yes
Andhra PradeshContainment, Control, and Prevention of COVID – 19 Epidemic - Consolidated Guidelines - Government of Andhra Pradesh07-04-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs have issued latest consolidated guidelines with regard to the exceptions for lock down. Strictly implementation of the consolidated guidelines as per Annexure to this Order, which have been mentioned below has been mandated by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. 1. Offices of the Government of India, its Autonomous / Subordinates Offices and Public Corporations shall be closed. Exceptions: a. Defence, central armed police forces. b. Treasury (including, Pay and Accounts Offices, Financial Advisers and field offices of the Controller General of Accounts, with bare minimum staff). c. Public utilities (including petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG), power generation and transmission units, post offices. d. Disaster Management and Early warning Agencies. e. National Informatics Centre. f. Customs clearance at ports/ airports / land border, GSTN and MCA 21 Registry with bare minimum staff. g. Reserve Bank of India and RBI regulated financial markets and entities like NPCI, CCIL, payment system operators and standalone primary dealers with bare minimum staff. 2. Offices of the State / Union Territory Governments their Autonomous Bodies, Corporations, etc. shall remain closed. Exceptions: a. Police, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services, disaster management, and prisons. b. District administration and Treasury (including field offices of the Accountant General with bare minimum staff) c. Electricity, water, sanitation. d. Municipal bodies- Only staff required for essential services like sanitation, personnel related to water supply etc. e. Resident Commissioner of States, in New Delhi with bare minimum staff, for coordinating Covid-19 related activities and internal kitchens operations f. Forest offices :Staff/ workers required to operate and maintain zoo, nurseries, wildlife, firefighting in forests, watering plantations, patrolling and their necessary transport movement. g. Social Welfare Departments, with bare minimum staff, for operations of Homes for children/ disables/ senior citizens/ destitute/ women /widows; Observations homes; pensions. h. Agencies engaged in procurement of agriculture products, including MSP operations. i. ’Mandis’ operated by the Agriculture Produce Market Committee or as notified by the State Government. The above offices (SI. No 1&2) should work with minimum number of employees. All other offices may continue to work-from-home only. 3. Hospitals, Veterinary Hospitals and all related medical establishments, including their manufacturing and distribution units, both in public and private sector, such as dispensaries, chemist, Pharmacies (including Jan Aushadhi Kendra) and medical equipment shops, laboratories, Pharmaceutical research labs, clinics, nursing homes, ambulance etc. will continue to remain functional. The transportation for all medical personnel, nurses, para-medical staff, other hospital support services be permitted. 4. Commercial and private establishments shall be closed down. Exceptions: a. Shops, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder, fertilizers, seeds and pesticides. However, district authorities may encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes. b. Banks, insurance offices, and ATMs including IT vendors for banking operations; Banking Correspondent and ATM operation and cash management agencies. c. Print and electronic media. d. Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services. IT and IT enabled Services only (for essential services) and as far as possible to work from home. e. Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through E-commerce. f. Petrol pumps, LPG, Petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets. g. Power generation, transmission and distribution units and services. h. Capital and debt market services as notified by the Securities and Exchange Board of India. i. Cold storage and warehousing services. j. Private security services. k. Data and call centers for Government activities only. l. Farming operations by farmers and farm workers in the field. m. 'Custom Hiring Centres (CHC)' related to farm machinery. n. Shops of agriculture machinery, its spare parts (including its supply chain) and repairs to remain open. o. Shops for truck repairs on highways, preferably at fuel pumps. All other establishments may work-from-home only. 5. Industrial Establishments will remain closed. Exceptions: a. Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceutical, medical devices, their raw materials & intermediates. b. Production units, which require continuous process, after obtaining required permission from the State Government. c. Coal and mineral production, transportation, supply of explosives and activities incidental to mining operations. d. Manufacturing units of packaging material for food items, drugs, pharmaceutical and medical devices. e. Manufacturing and packaging units of Fertilizers, Pesticides and Seeds. f. Tea industry, including plantation with maximum of 50% workers. 6. All transport services — air, rail, roadways — will remain suspended. Exceptions: a. Transportation for essential goods only. b. Fire, law and order and emergency services. c. Operations of Railways, Airports and Seaports for cargo movement, relief and evacuation and their related operational organisations. d. Inter-state movement of goods/ cargo for inland and exports. e. Cross land border movement of essential goods including petroleum products and LPG, food products, medical supplies. f. Intra and inter-state movement of harvesting and sowing related machines like combined harvester and other agriculture/horticulture implements. g. Transit arrangements for foreign national(s) in India. (as per attached SOP). 7. Hospitality Services to remain suspended Exceptions: a. Hotels, home stays, lodges and motels, which are accommodating tourists and persons stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew. b. Establishments used/ earmarked for quarantine facilities. 8. All educational, training, research, coaching institutions etc. shall remain closed. 9. All places of worship shall be closed for public. No religious congregations will be permitted, without any exception. 10. All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions /gatherings shall be barred. 11. In case of funerals, congregation of not more than twenty persons will be permitted. 12. All persons who have arrived into India after 15.02.2020, and all such persons who have been directed by health care personnel to remain under strict home / institutional quarantine for a period as decided by local Health Authorities, failing which they will be liable to legal action under Sec. 188 of the IPC. Exceptions: a. Release of quarantined persons, who have arrived in India after 15.2.2020, after expiry of their quarantine period and being tested Covid-19 negative (as per attached SOP). 13. Wherever exceptions to above containment measures have been allowed, the organizations / employers must ensure necessary precautions against COVID-19 virus, as well as social distance measures, as advised by the Health Department from time to time. 14. In order to implement these containment measures, the District Magistrate will deploy Executive Magistrates as Incident Commanders in the respective local jurisdictions. The Incident Commander will be responsible for the overall implementation of these measures in their respective jurisdictions. All other line department officials in the specified area will work under the directions of such incident commander. The Incident Commander will issue passes for enabling essential movements as explained. 15. All enforcing authorities to note that these strict restrictions fundamentally relate to movement of people, but not to that of essential goods. 16. The Incident Commanders will in particular ensure that all efforts for mobilization of resources, workers and material for augmentation and expansion of hospital infrastructure shall continue without any hindrance. 17. Any person violating these containment measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Sec.188 of the 1PC. Note: As specified in the lockdown measures, social distancing and proper hygiene practices must be ensured in each of the above activities. It will be the responsibility of the head of the organization / establishment to ensure compliance of such norms. The district authorities will ensure strict enforcement.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
AssamStandard Operating Procedure for Dead Body Disposal of Covid-19 Positive Patient07-04-2020The Assam Health Department has issued a Standard Operating  Procedure for disposal of a body of COVID-19 positive patient. Given that the main driver of transmission is through droplets, a dead body of a COVID-19 positive patient is unlikely to infect anyone else who follow standard precautions while handling a body. The SOP is with regard to: a. hand hygiene; b. use of personal protective equipment (e.g., water resistant apron, gloves, masks, eyewear). c. Safe handling of sharps; d. Disinfect bag housing dead body; instruments and devices used on the patient. e. Disinfect linen; f. Clean and disinfect environmental surfaces; The SOP also covers detailed instructions related to: a. Training in infection and prevention control practices; b. The removal of the body from the isolation room or area; c. Environmental cleaning and disinfection; d. Handling of dead body in mortuary; e. Autopsies on COVID-19 dead bodies; f. Transportation; and g. At the crematorium / Burial Ground. The Joint Director of Health Services of the concerned district in consultation with the District Surveillance Officer, IDSP shall supervise the disposal of dead bodies as per protocol and issue a certificate for the same to the Deputy Commissioner of the district.MandatoryHuman health and social work activitiesNo end date specifiedNO
Madhya PradeshHospital Protocols for the clinical and non-clinical staff during COVID-19 pandemic07-04-2020The Directorate of Health Services, Madhya Pradesh in a Letter No./IDSP/2020/ 381 dated 07.04.2020 has asked the clinical and non-clinical staff to adhere to the following - 1. Social Distancing is an intervention to avoid contact between those who are infected with a disease-causing pathogen and those who are not, so please maintain social distancing as to stop or slow down the rate and extent of disease transmission in a community. 2. All staff need to regularly check themselves for any sign and symptom of Covid-19. Please check your temperature and who have fever or any respiratory symptoms like cough or cold, must immediately self-isolate and should not return to duties until medically assessed. The need for testing and further isolation should be assessed on case to case basis based on guideline issued. 3. Sanitizer and 1% hypochlorite should be made available at all major areas of the hospitals like wards, lifts, outside lifts and duty rooms and staff should frequently clean their hands with sanitizers 4. All staff should wear three-layer surgical mask or N-95 mask as per protocol depending upon their duties in various department of the hospital. 5. Social or physical distancing should be maintained in the hospital at all times whether in wards or duty rooms or OPDs. There should be at least 1 meter of distance between two chairs. Service providers with underlying conditions (Hypertension, Diabetes or Asthma) need to be given light duties away from the infected areas as they are more susceptible and have high risk of mortality 6. A duty roaster will be prepared for all staff and duties will be assigned in rotation. No staff should be placed for extended hours in the infected areas and proper off should be given as per the norms. Stand by teams (alternatives) should be available at all times in case of emergency. 7. Meetings with staff should be avoided or if necessary, need to be done by following the norms of social distancing or digital platforms can be used to disseminate information 8. Pregnant women coming for institutional delivery in hospital should be attended taking all safety measures for service providers and all infection prevention practices should be followed in labour room, maternity ward and OT. 9. High level of cleanliness should be maintained in the hospitals at all times and frequent disinfection should be done by 1% Sodium Hypochlorite solution. Staff engaged in cleaning should wear proper PPE and follow standard bio medical waste management protocols.MandatoryHospitalNo end date specifiedYes
HaryanaHaryana announces Rs10,000 rebate on fixed power charge for industries07-04-2020The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) issued a notification on Wednesday announcing flat rebate of ₹10,000 in fixed electricity charges for industrial consumers for the months of March and April. The relief package was announced in view of the economic slowdown brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak and after the Haryana government received numerous representations from industry owners and their associations recently. Further the due date for payment of electricity bills for all categories of consumers which falls during the lockdown period from 25th March 2020 to 14th April 2020 shall be deemed to be extended by one month without levy of late payment/surcharge interest.MandatoryIndustries14-05-2020Yes
PunjabReduction in fixed charges for electricity consumers, along with deferment of deadline for payment of bills.07-04-2020Reduction in fixed charges for electricity consumers, along with deferment of deadline for payment of bills. No new disconnections to be made for non-payment till restrictions are withdrawn.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaMedical Oxygen Supplies cosidered as essential commodity and to be exempted from lockdown measures07-04-2020All manufacturing units of Medical Oxygen Gas / Liquid, Medical Oxygen Cylinders, Cryogenic Tanks for storing liquid Oqygen, Liquid Cryogenic Cylinders, Liquid Cryogenic Cylinders Transport Tanks, Ambient vaporisers & Cryongenic Valves and accessories. Ancillary activities related to transport and movement of workers with passes is allowed. The operations has to be carried out in compliance with social distancing and specified hygienic practices.MandatoryManufacturers, transporters and dealers of Medical Oxygen SuppliesNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalExemption to transport of floricutlure and beetlevine activities and operations in Krishak Bazars from lockdown07-04-2020Government of West Bengal has allowed floriculture and beetlevine activities including transport and in addition to that the govt, has also allowed operations in Krishak Bazars for marketing of agriculture produce.MandatoryAgricultureNo end date specifiedNO
MaharashtraExtension of Storage period of hazardous waste beyond 90 days as per the provision of Rule 8 (v) of the Hazardous and Other Waste(M&TM) Rules 2016.07-04-2020In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, the occupiers*  may now store hazardous and other waste for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days or allowed such waste to be stored beyond 15 days after lifting of lockdown (whichever is earlier).

* (Occupier in relation to any factory or premises, means a person who has, control over the affairs of the factory or the premises and includes in relation to any hazardous and other waste, the person in possession of the hazardous or other waste).
MandatoryWater supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activitiesNo end date specifiedYes
GujaratAdvisory to provide guidance for care towards elderly, pregnant and persons with co-morbidities, in order to prevent spread of COVID-19 and effectively manage COVID-19 in them07-04-2020In an Advisory dated 7th April, 2020 specifically directed to Medical superintendents, Medical College Hospitals, All Chief District Medical Officer, All Chief District Health Officer and All Superintendents Sub District Hospital, the Commissioner of Health, Gujarat has enlisted considerations for prevention for vulnerable groups in light of the pandemic COVID 19. 

This advisory enlists specific considerations in prevention and management strategies for at risk vulnerable groups. Elderly people, Pregnant Women and those with other comorbidities. especially Diabetes (and other Endocrinal / metabolic disorders), Hypertension, Heart Disease. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Bronchial Asthma and other Pulmonary Diseases), Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Liver Disease, Infectious diseases (Bacterial, Fungal and Tuberculosis), Cancer are known to be at greater risk of severe morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 and similar respiratory infections.

Key takeaways:

1. Management Recommendation at hospital:

i. Ensure institutional management in isolation wards, ideally it should have single rooms, in mild to moderate disease and immediate assessment / management of co morbidity disease.

ii. For critically ill diseases, there should be high intensity treatment, like that of the Golden Hour through a team of experienced medical specialists.

iii. For critical care:
a.Regular hourly assessment by critical care team.
b.Evaluation and diagnosis of associated infection – bacterial/ fungal/ tuberculosis.
c.Intensive monitoring with hourly multipara with arrhythmia monitoring, serial clinical evaluations.
d.Proper monitoring of conservative fluid management.
e.Vasopressors in case of early stages of hypertension in adherence to general guidelines.
f.Early ventilator treatment as per protocol.
g.Consider autopsy where ever permissible for understanding of the patho-physiology of the disease which may help in further treatment based on autopsy funding with associated illness.

2. Specific preparedness for older  and vulnerable population:

The Community preparedness planning for COVID 19 should include older adults and organisations that support their communities to ensure that their needs are taken into consideration.

3. Preventive measures at home:

i. Preventive measures should also be taken at home since older people, pregnant women and those with morbidities are at increased risk for severe illness and complications in time of this pandemic. Frequent washing of hands, using sanitisers and staying at home should be ensured in order to reduce the risk of the pandemic.

ii. However, if any person feels/ experiences fever, cough, trouble breathing, persistent pain/ pressure in the chest, they must immediately call the healthcare professional and inform the same.
AdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
CentralSupply of Oxygen due to COVID-1906-04-2020The Home Secretary of the Government of India has through D.O. letter dated 06th April 2020, has recognised that it is critical to maintain the adequate supply of medical oxygen in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and that special attention needs to be given on keeping the supply of medical oxygen smooth and hassle-free. The following have been clarified as exempted in light of the above-mentioned: i. All manufacturing units of Medical Oxygen Gas/ liquid, Medical Oxygen Cylinders, Cryogenic Tanks for storing liquid oxygen, liquid cryogenic cylinders, Liquid Oxygen Cryogenic Transport Tanks, Ambient vaporisers and cryogenic valves, cylinder valves and accessories; ii. Transportation of the above items; iii. Cross land border movement of the above items; iv. Workers of the above-mentioned manufacturing units and their transportation should be allowed/ given passes to travel from their homes to factories and back to ensure that factories are run on full installed capacity; Social distancing and proper hygiene practices must be ensured in each of the above activities.MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedNO
CentralDGFT lifts restriction on export of certain Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and formulations made from such APIs.06-04-2020The Directorate General of Foreign Trade has amended Schedule 2 of the ITC HS Export Policy 2018 to allow 'free' export of certain Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and formulations made from such APIs (enumerated below), which was earlier 'Restricted'. Tinidazole Metronidazole Acyclovir Vitamin B1 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Progesterone Chloramphenicol Erythromycin salts Neomycin Clindamycin salts Ornidazole Formulations made of Chloramphenicol Formulations made of Erythromycin salts Formulations made of Neomycin Formulations made of Clindamycin salts Formulations made of Ornidazole Formulations made of Metronidazole Formulations made of Acyclovir Formulations made of Vitamin B1 Formulations made of Vitamin B6 Formulations made of Vitamin B12 Formulations made of ProgesteroneMandatoryPharmaceutical industryNo end date specifiedNO
CentralAmendment export policy of APIs06-04-2020The Directorate General of Foreign Trade by a recent Notification No. 02/2015-2020 dated April 6, 2020 makes amendment in the chapter 29 (Organic Chemicals) and chapter 30 (Pharmaceutical) of Schedule 2 of the ITCHS Export Policy. This Notification amends the previous Notification No. 50/2015-20 dated March 03, 2020 related to export Policy of APIs and formulations made from these APIs to the extent that the APIs as mentioned in the this Notification No. 02/2015-2020 and Formulations made from these APIs are made “Free” for export, with immediate effect.Mandatory1. Organic Chemicals 2. PharmaceuticalsNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhExtension of renewal period under different pollution control acts and rules to 30.04.202006-04-2020The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board vide order no. 01/TS/CECB/2020 dated 06th April, 2020 issued an order stating Permission to Establish/Consent to operate /Renewal to consent to operate/ Authorisation / Renewal of Authorisation / Registration / Renewal of registration including all mandatory clearances which comes under the domain of the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board which has been granted to projects proponents/ industries / institutions which has expired or is likely to expire during the lockdown/curfew period is extended to 30th of April, 2020MandatoryAll30-04-2020Yes
KeralaCloth Mask - Best Practices - Kerala Health & Family Welfare Department06-04-2020The Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Kerala has in a notification No..31/F2/2020/Health dated 6th April, 2020 has released a list of best practices for creating DIY cloth masks and general guidelines for use of face masks. The notification states: 1. Cloth masks should be made of cotton cloth (thread count of 180 or more). 2. The cloth masks should be preferably made at home so that the person making the mask will ensure clean and sterile masks. 3. If the cloth mask is bought from outside, it may be washed and ironed to make doubly sure that it is clean and sterile. 4. Cloth masks are not medical masks and should not be used in health care settings. 5. Social distancing and respiratory hygiene should be observed. Use of cloth masks are not a replacement for these measures. 6. Hand washing practice should be done frequently. 7. Cloth masks can provide only marginal protection from infection. In addition to the above, the Health & Family Welfare departments has also released a list of DO’s and DON’T’s for use and proper hygiene of face masks.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaGeneral public directed to wear mask covering nose and mouth while stepping out of house.06-04-2020General public have been directed to cover their mouth and nose with any available form of mask, including handkerchief or piece of cloth in two layers, while stepping out of house. Single use masks have to be disposed of by following procedure prescribed by Health and Family Welfare Department. Cloth masks should be cleaned with soap / detergent / disinfectant and water and sun dried for at least 5 hours after every single use. Masks should not be shared with others.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
TelanganaSpitting in public places has been banned in the state of Telangana06-04-2020The Government of Telangana has issued notification dated 6th April, 2020 wherein, it has banned spitting in public places and institutions. It has further mentioned spitting of paan / any chewable tobacco or non-tobacco product, sputum etc is banned from immediate affect (6th April 2020).MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaStation house officers to file complaints in respective jurisdiction courts against any person violating the containment measures issued by MHA  06-04-2020The Government of Karnataka vide Government Order no. RD TNR 2020, Bengaluru dated 06-04-2020, and in exercise of power conferred under clause (a) of Section 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, authorised station house officers of concerned police station (not below the role of Sub Inspector), as authorised officers to file complaints in respective jurisdiction courts against any person violating the containment measures issued by MHAMandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabGovt of Punjab allows the movement Of Bee/Honey & related products amid lockdown 06-04-2020The Govt of Punjab allows the movement Of Bee/Honey & related products to/from other districts and states amid lockdownAdvisoryIndustries dealing in Honey and related products; LogisticsNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaOrder empowering Health Dept. for requisitioning private health providers06-04-2020Health and Family Welfare Department empowered to requisition services of doctors, nursing staff, etc., associated with private healthcare providers for fighting Covid-19 as per need.MandatoryHuman health and social work activitiesNo end date specifiedNO
Tamil NaduThe Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu has issued additional disinfection procedures for prevention of COVID19 in public places.05-04-2020The Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, vide Letter No.01/CS/2020 has issued additional disinfection procedures for prevention of COVID19 in public places. Pursuant to the letter: 1. All the seats, chairs, door handles, ticket counters and hand railings in cinema theatres should be cleaned and disinfected with Lysol spray after every show. 2. All the door handles, straps, handrails and seats of busses and trains should be cleaned with Lysol periodically after every trip. 3. In hotels, lodging houses and marriage halls, Lysol should be sprayed on the surfaces frequently touched by hands should be done periodically, as many times as possible. 4. The concentration of the Lysol spray for disinfection (Lysol IP 50% Cresol and 50% Liquid soap) for bus stands, railway stations, buses, trains, vehicles, malls, cinema theatres, marriage halls, etc., is 2.5% Lysol (1 litre of Lysol in 19 litres of water)  whereas for  Hospitals, clinics and ambulances is 5% Lysol, (1 litre of Lysol in 9 litres of water) 5. 1% Hypochlorite solution should be used for cleaning the floors for disinfections of floors/ambulances. 6. Different kinds of sprayers including power sprayers and water wash pumps can be used for spraying, and cleaning can be done by wet mopping 7. Metal sprayers should not be used for spraying hypochlorite solution. 8. Pharmacy Department / Pharmacology Department of Government Medical College, Government Medical College Microbiologist / District Microbiologist should monitor and certify the Hand Sanitizer preparation in all the institutions.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabThe Government has set up Transport facilitation control rooms to maintain uninterrupted movement of trucks etc carrying essential supplies05-04-2020In a series of new measures to ensure smooth supply of essentials to the people, the Punjab Government has set up Transport facilitation controls to maintain uninterrupted movement of trucks etc, carrying such supplies, while deciding to impose Rs. 1.85 lakh penalty against anyone found selling essential items above MRP. The newly formed transport control rooms will help the truck operators and drivers to move their trucks (loaded or empty) anywhere in Punjab for essential commodities’ transportation. These control rooms will liaison with various authorities to ensure that these operators don’t face any problem. They will also help truckers from Punjab who are facing problems anywhere in India by coordinating with the concerned authorities of those states. Similarly, these control rooms will also help the traders, manufacturers of essential commodities based out of Punjab to engage trucks for transportation of essential commodities to its place of consumption, said the spokesperson.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh PCB extends validity period of Consent to Operate and Authorization expiring on 31st March, 2020 to 30th June, 202005-04-2020Owing to the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) and the subsequent  lockdown imposed thereafter, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board has extended the validity period of Consent for Operation / Authorization for industry / facility / establishment which was expiring on 31st March, 2020 to 30th June, 2020 in a Circular dated 5th April, 2020. Background It is mandatory on a part of every industry/facility/establishment to obtain valid Consent to Operate and Authorization from the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board under section 26 of The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, under section 21 of The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and under rule 5 of The Hazardous & Other Waste (Management and Transboundary movement) Rule, 2016, combined consent and authorization under The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rule, 2016 and The Solid Waste Management Rule, 2016 and carry out commercial production activity. It has been observed from the record of the Board, that most of the industries have obtained consent to operate from the Board with validity period up to 31.03.2020 and subsequently applied for its renewal/shall apply for renewal. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown declared by the Government it is important that critical and essentials activities such as Hospitals, Pharmaceutical units, Biomedical waste management facilities, Municipal waste management facilities, Hazardous waste management facilities, Common Effluent Treatment Facilities, Power plants, Steel plants, Mines, Milk processing units, Food processing units are operated uninterruptedly, so that essential goods and services are available to all. Therefore, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board exercising its powers under the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 has extended the validity of Consent to Operate up to 30th June, 2020 for all industry / facility / establishment who all have valid Consent to Operate up to 30th March, 2020 and have applied to the Board for renewal of Consent to Operate.MandatoryAll Industries31-03-2020Yes
CentralGovernment amends the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20; bans the export of Hydroxychloroquine from SEZs/ EOUs; effective immediately04-04-2020In a Gazette Notification dated 4th April, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (“Ministry”) has issued amendments to the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 with regard The amendment has become effective immediately. With the amendment coming into force, The export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine falling under any ITCHS Code, including the ITCHS Codes mentioned in the Notification No. 54 dated 25.3.2020 is no longer allowed from SEZs/EOUs or against Advance Authorisation or under the Para 1.05(b) of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 or against full advance payment as specified in Para 2 of the Notification. The export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from Hydroxychloroquine, therefore, will remain prohibited, without any exception.MandatoryPharma and HealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
CentralCentral Government vide Notification dated 4th April 2020 amends provisions of ITC(HS) Policy to the effect of prohibiting export of Diagnostic Kit04-04-2020Central Government vide Notification dated 4th April 2020 amends Schedule II of the ITS(HS) Policy in a manner to prohibit export of Diagnostic KitsMandatoryPharmaceutical Industries [Exporter of Diagnostic Kits]No end date specifiedYes
CentralIRDAI issues notification dated 4th April to Life Insurers in relation to providing grace period for insurance premiums and settlement options for Unit Linked Policies04-04-2020The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (“IRDAI”) has in a notification dated 4th April, 2020 issued certain instructions to life insurers who are facing various operational constraints and difficulties due to the nationwide lockdown and social distancing norms. The instructions include: 1. Provision of an additional grace period of 30 days for insurance premiums falling due in March and April, 2020. 2. Where unit linked policies mature and fund value is to be paid in lumpsum for policies maturing up to 31st May, 2020, Life Insurers may offer settlement options in accordance with Regulation 25 of IRDA (Linked Insurance Products) Regulations, 2013 as a one time option irrespective of whether such option exists or not for the policy in concern. The life insurers however have to exercise due care and diligence to explain clearly the possible downside risk of continued fluctuation of fund value based on daily NAV and clear consent has to be obtained from the policyholder.MandatoryLife InsurersNo end date specifiedYes
Central"Must Run" status of Renewable energy remains unchanged04-04-2020MNRE OM dated 01-04-2020 declared renewable energy as a must run service. This OM clarifies the point further and payments to RE should be madeMandatoryEnergyNo end date specifiedYes
CentralExports of diagnostic kits restricted with immediate effect - Director General of Foreign Trade04-04-2020The Central Government has restricted exports of diagnostic kits with immediate effect with a view to discourage shipments amid the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier, exports of these products were allowed without any restrictions. Putting them under the restricted category would mean that an exporter will now require a special permission from the DGFT for outbound shipments.MandatoryExporter of Diagnostic KitsNo end date specifiedNO
CentralExport policy of hydroxychloroquine - Director General of Foreign Trade04-04-2020The Director General of Foreign Trade vide Notification no. 01/2015-2020 has banned the export of hydroxychloroquine and formulation made from hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) without any exceptions.MandatoryPharmaceuticalNo end date specifiedNO
CentralIRDAI issues Circular dated 4th April 2020 providing extension of due dates for filing regulatory returns for month/quarter/half year/year ending March 202004-04-2020IRDAI vide Circular dated 4th April 2020 extends timeline for filing returns by all insurers for the month ending March, 2020 by 15 days and for the quarter/half year/year ending March, 2020 by 30 days. [Note - The present IRDAI Circular dated 4th April 2020 has been issued as an addendum to the previous IRDAI Circular dated  30th March 2020 on instructions to Insurers to meet the challenges on account of the developing situation owing to COVID-19]MandatoryInsuranceDifferent timeline for separate actions.Yes
CentralIRDA issued Circular dated 4th April 2020 - addendum to Circular dated 23rd March 2020 laying instructions to Life Insurers to meet the challenges on account of the developing situation owing to COVID-1904-04-2020IRDAI vide Circular dated 4th April 2020 provides additional grace period for payment of premium by life insurance policy holders where such payment is due in the month of March and April 2020 by 30 days [Note - The present IRDAI Circular dated 4th April 2020 is addendum to previous IRDAI Circular dated 23rd March 2020 laying instructions to Life Insurers to meet the challenges on account of the developing situation owing to COVID-19]MandatoryInsurance [Life Insurance]No end date specifiedYes
RajasthanAddendum to Implementation of Lock Down order dated 26-03-202004-04-2020Further implementaion guidelines issued basis  clarifications from the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the following activities during the lockdown: 1. Essential Goods to include items of daily use like hygiene products such as hand washes, soaps, body wash, shampoos, creams, powder, tooth paste / oral care, sanitary pads, diapers, disinfectants, surafce cleaners, detergents, charger and battery cells etc. and all such products that are ordinarily available at a grocery or provision store. Similarly, food products to include all kinds of food products, including condiments, spices, various kinds of cooking sauces, cheese etc. All activities related to the above-mentioned and connected units/ establishments with the supply chain are permitted - which include sale through shops or e-commerce/ home delivery companies, manufacturing units, godowns/ ware housing, transportation, as well as the personnel required for the sale, godown, labour for loading, transportation etc. are permitted. 2. All e-commerce/home delivery companies supplying essential items goods to be permitted (includes offices, ware houses and home delivery persons). 3. Ayush services including sale and distribution of drugs, hospital dispensaries, individual clinics and telemedicine facilities and the manufacture of Ayush drugs and the supply chain including raw material and packaging; 4. All activities related to Agriculture and Horticulture including shops dealing with seeds, fertilizers, pesticides; shops dealing with spare parts and repair of farm machinery and equipment; manufacture and packaging units of fertilizers, pesticides and seeds and all harvesting cutting and farming operations; 5. All activities related to Animal Husbandry, Dairy etc. including vererinary medicines, clinics, hospitals, shops selling fodder, cattle feed, all manufacturing units for cattle and poultry feed raw material, dairy and milk production related activities etc. 6. Inter and Intra-State transportation and related movement of all trucks and other goods carrier vehicles with one driver and one additional person, inter and intra state movement of harvesting and sowing related machines like combined harvester and other agriculture and horticulture implements, offices, godowns and depots of transport companies with minimal office staff and labour for loading/ unloading, workshops for repair of trucks along highways, Dhabas on highways, spare parts shops for transport vehicles permitted; 7. Transit travel arrangements for foreign nationals in India/ Indians returning from overseas, after completion of quarantine. For the above-mentioned activities, the organisations/ owners and employers to ensure necessary precautions againts COVID-19 virus as well as essential hygiene and social distance measures as advised from time to time;MandatoryManufacturing, e-commerce, Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Transportation and storage, Human health and social work activities, Accommodation and food service activitiesNo end date specifiedYes
RajasthanRajasthan PCB extends the storage period of hazardous waste beyond 90 days during lockdown owing to COVID-19 outbreak 04-04-2020Considering the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent declaration of lockdown to contain the spread of this epidemic, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, has in an Order dated 4th April, 2020 permitted occupiers to store hazardous wastes beyond 90 days. As per Rule 8 of the Hazardous and Other Waste (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2016, occupiers of facilities may store the hazardous and other wastes for a period not exceeding 90 days. This Rule also empowers the Board to extend the said period of 90 days in certain cases including justifiable grounds up to 180 days. In exercise of its powers under the Rules, the Board has taken the above decision of extending the storage period of hazardous wastes beyond the legally permissible time period of 90 days. However, while granting this exemption  Board has directed the occupiers to ensure: i. safe storage of the hazardous wastes so that there is no adverse effect on the environment or human health; and ii. that the hazardous wastes are not stored beyond 15 days after the lockdown is lifted.MandatoryAllNo end date sepcified (till lockdown continues)Yes
NagalandOrder to Grocery shops & bakeries in Kohima to remain open between 7am-12pm04-04-2020All Grocery shops & bakeries within Kohima Municipal Area are directed to remain open between 7am-12pmMandatoryGrocery shops and BakeriesNo end date specifiedYes
NagalandDirectives regarding shops, availability of essentials etc in Mon District04-04-2020In the interest of public health and in order to contain and prevent the spread of COVID 19, the Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Nagaland, directed shops within Mon Town to remain open only for 4 days in a week, i.e., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8AM to 1PM. Banks, ATMs and Pharmacies are permitted to remain open on all working days.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalAdvisory for setting up Isolation Facilities04-04-2020The Health & family Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal issued an advisory on 04-04-2020 for setting up Isolation Facility. Basis the advisory: 1. All suspect cases for COVID-19 coming in a hospital to be kept in the containment /buffer zones in isolation ward till a diagnosis is made. 2. Mixing with other general patients must be avoided to protect the health of others. Isolation refers to separation of individuals who are ill and suspected or confirmed of COVID-19. 3. Persons tested positive for COVID-19 will be shifted to designated Covid Hospital at the earliest. 4. All suspected and ill patient (having symptoms or signs suggestive of COVID-19) can be kept in a separate isolation ward with good ventilation. 5. A separate zone should be identified in each facility to accommodate such patients in case of emergency. 6. In an isolation ward, a minimum distance of 1 meter needs to be maintained between adjacent beds. 7. All such patients need to wear a triple layer surgical mask. It is recommended that transport of such infectious patients must be limited to have least movement whenever considered medically essential by the clinicians. 8. Staff and health care workers must follow proper Infection Control Policy. Staff should wear PPE before handling such suspect patients. 9. Standard protocols for hand hygiene, sample collection and BMW should be displayed clearly. 10. Standard Clinical management protocols of the Department must be followed.MandatoryHospitalsNo end date specifiedNO
BiharGovt of Andhra Pradesh orders Hospitals to direct patients with symptoms of Covid to State / District level COVID hospitals.04-04-2020Health Medical and Family Welfare Department, Govt of Andhra Pradesh vide order dated 4th April 2020 has instructed all Private and Government Hospitals to advise the patients with any COVID like symptoms, even could be due to LVF, Bronchial Asthma, ARDS, SARI, Acute Myocardial infarction etc. and other similar kind of issues to go to dedicated State / District level COVID hospitals.MandatoryGovernment and Private HospitalsNo end date specifiedYes
RajasthanInterest and Market Fee Waiver Scheme of Agricultural Marketing Department extended till June 3004-04-2020CM of Rajasthan has extended the Interest and Market Fee Waiver Scheme of Agricultural Marketing Department till June 30. This will benefit traders and individuals both.MandatoryAgriculture30-06-2020NO
GujaratGujarat Labour Department extends the due date for renewal of license under Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 197004-04-2020The Gujarat Labour Department has suspended the requirement of renewing licences, maintenance of registers and records of the contract labour engaged (for contractors) under the  Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 till 15th May, 2020 provided the contractors renewal of licence falls in the month of March. April and May, 2020.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralExtension of validity of ship sanitation certificate for all Indian registered vessels operating on the coast of India in view of the COVID outbreak03-04-2020The Directorate General of Shipping vide DGS Order no. 09 of 2020 dated 03-04-2020 has extended the Validity of Ship Sanitation Certificate of all Indian registered Vessels on the coast of India up to 30.06.2020MandatoryShipping30-06-2020NO
CentralExtension of validity of Ship Sanitation Certificate till 30 June 202003-04-2020The validity period of Ship Sanitation Certificate for all Indian registered vessels operating on the coast of India, is extended till 30 June 2020MandatoryShipping30-06-2020NO
CentralMHA clarifies ground level issues faced by States while ensuring smooth flow of supply chain of Essential Items03-04-2020In a Press relaease dated 03.04.2020, Ministry of Home Affairs has stated that pursuant to the lockdown order, the people at ground level have been interpreting the same differently. This has been a hindrance to the smooth flow of supply chain. 1. The communication clarified the following: i. laboratories have been exempted from lockdown restrictions.  This includes the testing laboratories in the private sector for Covid-19 samples. ii. exceptions to sale (including through e-Commerce), production, warehousing and transport of essential goods such as food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk products, meat and fish, animal fodder, seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, agriculture produce, drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediaries have been specifically mentioned in the guidelines. In a communication dated 29th March, 2020, it was clarified that grocery would include hygiene products such as hand washes, soaps, disinfectants, body wash, shampoos, surface cleaners, detergents and tissue papers, toothpaste / oral care, sanitary pads and diapers, charger and battery cells etc. In order to streamline further, the following clarifications were issued: i.Food and groceries would include all items of food and grocery that are usually consumed by people on a day to day basis; ii. In view of the difficulties faced for getting passes under the exempted category, by businesses having nation-wide supply chain of essential goods, the State / UT Governments have been advised to issue authorization letters to companies/ organisations having nation-wide supply chain of essential goods, allowing them to issue regional passes for easy movement of critical staff and workers in order to maintain supply chain; iii.  In order to address this and to accelerate unloading and mobility of goods across the country, it has been clarified that the designated authorities under Railways, Ports and Airports be allowed to issue passes for a critical mass of staff and contractual labour that are essential for such operations. iv. Inter-state and intra-state movement of all trucks and other goods / carrier vehicles, with one driver and one additional person, is allowed as long as the driver is carrying a valid driver’s license. If the truck/ vehicle is travelling empty, invoice, way-bill etc. for delivery or pick up of goods may additionally be carried by the drivers. Movement of driver and one person from their place of residence to truck should also be facilitated by local authorities; v. All movement of persons with the passes shall be subject to strict adherence to norms for hygiene and social distancing as is required in the context of COVID19.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralThe Ministry of Home affairs has issued the 4th addendum to nationwide lockdown order in which they have further expanded the list of exempt businesses/services03-04-2020The 4th Addendum to the consolidated guidelines annexed to the Ministry of Home Affairs Order no. 40-3 /2020-DM-I)A dated 24th March 2020, has added few more industries/services to the exemption list from lockdown. They are :- 1. Shops for agriculture machinery, its spare parts (including its supply chain) and repair. 2. Shops for Truck repair on highways. 3. Tea Industry which includes plantation with maximum of 50% workers.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralIdentified street vendors to be exempted during lockdown due to COVID-19 virus03-04-2020The Ministry of Housing Affairs and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India, vide letter dated 3rd April 2020 to all Principal Secretary of all States / UT has stated that to ensure livelihood of the licensed urban street vendors providing essential items like groceries, fruits, and vegetables, they should be exempted from the lockdown. They should comply with the following :- 1. Cleanliness of their carts 2. Maintain personal hygiene 3. Follow social distancing 4. Use soaps, hand sanitizersAdvisoryLicensed street vendors selling essential items like vegetables, fruits and groceries14-04-2020NO
CentralClarifications issued by MHA on exemption of private laboratories, production, warehousing, transport and sale of essential goods and issuance of passes/authorisation for critical staff 03-04-2020The Home Secretary in his letter dated 3rd April, 2020 reiterated the contents of the guidelines issued by the MHA on 24th March, 2020, where laboratories were exempted from the lockdown restrictions. He emphasised that laboratories included private testing laboratories for COVID samples. Private laboratories have been permitted to open temporary collection centers as well as to laboratory technicians to move freely, without lockdown restrictions between the collection centers and laboratories. Further, clarification has been provided with respect to groceries including hygiene products i.e., hand washes, soaps, disinfectants, body wash, shampoos, surface cleaners, detergents, tissue paper, toothpaste/oral care, sanitary pads, diapers, chargers, battery cells etc Clarification has been provided on constitution of food and grocery i.e., all items of food and grocery that are usually consumed by people on a daily basis. The State Governments will be issuing authorisation letters to companies having supply chains of essential commodities across the country to inturn allow them to issue regional passes to assist the critical staff to move freely in order to maintain their supply chains. In order to speed up the process of unloading and movement of goods across the country, the Railway, Ports and Airport Authorities have been permitted to issue passes for critical mass of staff and contractual labour who are essential to these operations. The Ministry has permitted the driver and an additional person in trucks and other goods/carrier vehicles for both inter and intra state movement, provided the driver is carrying a valid driver's licence. An additional requirement in cases of empty trucks/vehicles is that the driver possesses the invoice, waybill number etc for delivery or pick up. The State authorities have also been directed to allow the drivers to move from their residence to the truck.MandatoryHealthcare, E-Commerce/Shops, Ports, Pharmaceutical, Fertilisers, Airports, Railways, LogisticsNo end date specifiedYes
CentralICSI issues clarification / guidance note in bringing Secretarial Standards on Meetings of the Board of Directors (SS-1) and General Meetings (SS-2)  in sync with relaxations granted by MCA03-04-2020The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (“ICSI”) has issued Clarifications / Guidance on applicability of Secretarial Standards on Meetings of the Board of Directors and General Meetings in light of relaxations granted by the MCA. In light of certain relaxations granted by MCA, consequently provisions of the Secretarial Standards on Meetings of the Board of Directors also stands relaxed. ICSI has issued a guidance indicating that the relevant provisions of the Secretarial Standards should be interpreted and construed in the light of the relaxations already granted by the MCA. Background: Section 118(10) of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”) provides for mandatory observance of Meetings of the Board of Directors and General Meetings. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown situation prevailing in the Country, various provisions of the Act and rules made thereunder have already been relaxed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) for ease of compliance by the stakeholders. Any relaxation granted by the Central Government from the compliance of provisions of Board and General Meetings under the Act will automatically and consequentially apply to Secretarial Standards as the case may be and the relaxed provisions of the Act will prevail to the extent applicable in terms of enforceability. Pursuant to the recent relaxations granted by the MCA, few provisions of the Secretarial Standards on Meetings of the Board of Directors also stand relaxed. Accordingly, the relevant provisions of the Secretarial Standards should be interpreted and construed in the light of the relaxations already granted by the MCA. Key Highlights: 1. Directors shall not participate through Electronic Mode in discussions on certain restricted items: MCA has already allowed  the participation through VC in respect of the restricted items. Therefore, the relaxation will also apply to the secretarial standards. 2. Requirement to give notice to a director in his preferred mode of delivery: The requirement of providing Notice to a Director as per his preferred mode of delivery is provided should be interpreted accordingly to ensure compliance, wherever, physical delivery of documents is not possible due to COVID 19 lockdown, the company may choose an expedient mode of delivery in sending Notices, including through e-mail to the concerned directors. 3. Requirement of the company to hold at least four Meetings of its Board in each Calendar Year with a maximum interval of one hundred and twenty days between any two consecutive Meeting: The MCA has already relaxed the gap between two meetings, and the consequent relaxation will be applied to the secretarial standards of meeting. 4. Meetings of Committees For the Committees to meet as often as necessary subject to the minimum number and frequency prescribed by any law or any authority or as stipulated by the Board, the MCA has already relaxed the provision with regard to the time gap between  two board meetings, consequentially the relaxation applies to in respect of committee meetings. For a detailed read of the Guidance document, please refer to the attachment.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralEPFO has issued revised instructions to its field offices to facilitate PF members to rectify their date of birth in EPFO records03-04-2020EPFO has allowed its subscribers to withdraw three months basic pay and dearness allowance as non-refundable advance to mitigate any economic pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But the facility was available to only those who were compliant with Know Your Customer norms.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralCDSCO Releases Procedure For Lot Release Of Human Vaccine In View Of Prevailing COVID-19 Pandemic03-04-2020Through the recent circular Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO), Directorate General of Health Services has stated the procedure for lot release of Human vaccine in view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The procedural details were given by Dr V. G. Somani, Drugs Controller General (India) to The Director, Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL), Kasauli. Himachal Pradesh-173204, all Zone/Sub Zone offices of CDSCO and State Licensing Authorities, all Human Vaccine manufacturers. The directions came after Directorate General of Health Services received a representation from the domestic manufacturer of Human Vaccine wherein it has been requested to grant permission for testing and lot release of Human vaccine on the basis of the internal quality system and approval of the batch summary protocol by Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL), Kasauli due to current situation of lock-down and constraints in the supply management due to COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. In this regard, it is decided that the manufacturer shall send the samples as per usual procedures to CDL, Kasauli for evaluation when logistics are restored. Till such time, CDL, Kasauli may carry out lot release activity for Human vaccines manufactured domestically by review of summary lot protocol on a case by case basis. The lot release is subject to the condition that manufacturer shall forward summary lot protocol of each batch/lot to CDL, Kasauli through e-mail along with a certificate of analysis and an undertaking that Human Vaccine released in the market shall be recalled in case of quality failures. However CDL. Kasauli may not issue a lot release certificate wherever it is of the opinion that data is insufficient to take the decision. This procedure may be followed till the situation returns to normal. In order to ensure continued availability of vaccines, being an essential drug, and due to the prevailing outbreak of COV1D-19, lockdown announced by Government of India, logistic problem, manpower problem at each level including laboratory, this order is being issued in the public interest.MandatoryAll Human Vaccine manufacturersNo end date specifiedYes
HaryanaRestriction on laying off or retrenching workmen and continuance of payment of wages to workers working in factories and establishments who get paid on daily or weekly basis.03-04-2020In a review meeting between Deputy Chief Minister and senior personnel of Labour Department on 02.04.2020 all Deputy Labour Commissioners and Deputy Directors have been instructed to ensure the following within the state of Haryana: i. Ensuring that no workmen gets laid off or retrenched; and ii. Ensuring payment of wages to all workers in factories and establishment who get paid on daily or weekly basis.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
KeralaClarification dated 3rd April, 2020 to Kerala Lockdown order dated 23rd March 2020 on parcel services for delivering essential goods 03-04-2020The General (Secret Section) Administration Department of the Government of Kerala, by the order dated 3rd April 2020 have provided clarification to the previous lock down order in the State of Kerala. The present order clarified  that the parcel service is a permissible service for the purposes of delivery of essential goods including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.MandatoryE-commerceNo end date sepcified (till lockdown continues)NO
OdishaThe Odisha COVID-19 Regulations, 202003-04-2020Odisha has joined the other States and notified the Odisha COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 “COVID-19” means the Corona Virus Disease caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus2 (SARS COV 2) as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)/ Government of India. “Home Quarantine” means confining a person to a dwelling unit or part thereof with a purpose to minimize possibility of direct or indirect contact with other persons for the containment and better prevention of the spread of COVID-19 “COVID Hospital” means a hospital declared as such by the State Government/Empowered Officer for isolation and treatment of  suspect/confirmed COVID-19 cases. Key compliance obligations are as follows: 1. Persons / institution / organization: Do not use any print or electronic media for information regarding COVID-19 without prior permission of the DMET, DPH, DHS or Collector or Medical Superintendent as the case may be. This is to avoid spread of any unauthenticated information and/or rumours regarding COVID-19. 2. Duties and Responsibilities of persons coming from abroad in last 14 days: a.Register themselves in the Toll-Free Number 104 or on the online portal https://covid19.odisha.gov.in within 24 hours of their arrival in the state with basic details such as name, age, address, travel history, telephone number, etc. Advance registration before arrival will be highly preferable. b. Their family members are also duty bound to provide such information if the person is not in a position to do so. c. Be in home quarantine for minimum 14 days. 3. Duties and responsibilities of persons coming from outside the state: a. Be in home quarantine for at least 14 days and self-monitor their health condition. If he/she develops any symptom, he/she shall immediately call Health Helpline 104 and report about his/her health condition; 4. Duties and Responsibilities of persons with flu like symptoms: Call Health Helpline 104 and report about  personal particulars and health condition; 5. Hospitals: a. Set up separate and distinct corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019); b. Provide appropriate protective gears to all medical officers and healthcare personnel engaged in screening. c. While screening such cases, record the history of travel to ascertain if he/ she has travelled to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. Additionally, record the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. d. In case the person, with such history in last 14 days, is asymptomatic, ensure that the person is kept in stay at home for 14 days from the day of exposure. Brief him/ her about the Home Quarantine Guidelines issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India & the State Government and ask to abide by it meticulously. (Any noncompliance will lead to prosecution under the provisions of Indian Penal Code). e. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, isolate and test such person for COVID-19 as per protocol. The close relatives such as family members shall also be either home quarantined or isolated in a health facility based on risk assessment. If any of them develop symptoms, their samples shall also be taken for testing by the hospital. f. Provide information of all cases to State Surveillance Unit immediately. g. Keep and treat the suspect / confirmed cases in a block / facility which does not allow them to come in contact with other patients. h. Follow all Clinical Management Guidelines issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India and State Govt. i. Ensure that all infection control measures are put in place. j. No person, other than the Medical Superintendent or any person authorised by him/her, will speak to the media about persons who are under treatment and isolation. The details of such persons must not be disclosed, except under exceptional circumstances with the approval of the Government. 6. COVID Hospital: Abide by all instructions and guidelines issued by MoHFW, Gol, Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Odisha, DMET, DPH, DHS, the Authorised Officer and the Authorised Medical Officer. Penalty: Any person /institution/organization found violating any provisions of these Regulations shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188* of the IPC. The competent authority may initiate legal action against any person / institution / organization if found violating provisions of these Regulations. * 188. Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.—Whoever, knowing that, by an order promulgated by a public servant lawfully empowered to promulgate such order, he is directed to abstain from a certain act, or to take certain order with certain property in his possession or under his management, disobeys such direction, shall, if such disobedience causes or tends to cause obstruction, annoyance or injury, or risk of obstruction, annoyance or injury, to any person lawfully employed, be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both; and if such disobedience causes or trends to cause danger to human life, health or safety, or causes or tends to cause a riot or affray, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.MandatoryAll03-04-2021Yes
MeghalayaAdvisory to public to keep using masks and maintain good hygiene & distancing protocols03-04-2020Meghalaya Government has advised all the citizens to use face masks in public and follow hand hygiene, cough etiquette and social distancing protocols against the coronavirus pandemic.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaGovernment of Karnataka extends the exemption to the "Continuous Process Industrial Unit03-04-2020The Govt. of Karnataka in its "Order No.Cl 06 SPI 2020 dated 24.03.2020 above had exempted certain category of industries to carry on their manufacturing activities keeping in view the importance of maintaining supply chain of essential commodities during lock down. The State Government further notified an extension to the  exempted from the existing lockdown in order to prevent the damage to the plant / production machineries & to ensure industrial safety, with a condition that these units to operate with a bare minimal strength of staff/labour & shall follow the guidelines/instructions of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Industries to be added in the exemption list are: (i) integrated Steel Plant (ii) Petroleum Refinery Unit (iii) Cement plant (iv) Fertilizer Plant (v) Pulp and Paper unit (vi) Glass Manufacturing Unit (vii) Coal Tar Distillation Unit T (viii) This relaxation applies only to operation of the plants and not applicable to their head offices/administrative offices. Additionally guidelines / preventive measures to be taken for combating COVID-19 were also notified.MandatorySteel, Refinery Unit, Cement plant, Fertilizer Plant, Pulp and Paper unit , Glass Manufacturing Unit . Coal Tar Distillation Unit TNo end date specifiedYes
GujaratGujarat PCB extends term of several approvals obtained under specified waste management rules such as Plastic, Solid waste, Bio-medical. E-waste etc. whose term expire after March 1, 2020 till June 30, 2020 03-04-2020On account of COVID-19 pandemic, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board in a recent Order dated 3rd April, 2020, has informed that all the units which have obtained approval under the following rules and whose term expires after March 1, 2020, have their term extended till June 30, 2020. 1. Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 2. Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 3. Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016 4. Bio - Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 5. Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management & Trans boundary Movement) Rules, 2016 6. E-Waste Management Rules,  2016 7. Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001 Caveat: The document is in vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our ability and understanding.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralNew e-NAM features (i) encouraging sale from warehouses without bringing produce to mandis (ii) providing details of large logistics aggregators02-04-2020Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launches 3 new e-NAM modules to assist farmers in moving their produce and to reduce congestion at mandis. The Ministry launched - Negotiable Warehouse Receipt - FPO trading module -  Logistic ModuleMandatoryAgricultureNo end date specifiedNO
CentralClarification issued to MHA Guidelines dated March 24 on social distancing. These clarify the scope of certain exemptions02-04-2020MHA clarifies on ground level issues being faced by States in ensuring smooth flow of supply chain of Essential Items during National Lockdown to fight COVID-19. In this regard, the MHA has clarified that the following will be exempted - 1. Support by Anganwadi workers once in 15 days at the doorsteps of beneficiaries; 2. Mandi which includes direct marketing, directly from the farmers group, FPO's and Cooperatives; 3. Hospital and related medical services; 4. Manufacturing units include manufacturing of Ayush drugs; 5. Manufacturing units of packaging materialMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralExemption to Specific Services related to Agri-produce Marketing, Anganwadi Workers and AYUSH from Lockdown Restrictions to fight COVID-1902-04-2020Following services are exempt from lockdown provisions: - direct marketing of agricultural produce - food and nutrition support to children and women - medical services and drug manufacturers under AYUSH category.MandatoryAgricultureNo end date specifiedNO
CentralClarifications on exemption of specific services from lockdown notification issued on 24th March 202002-04-2020The Home Secretary, Government of India through DO letter dated 2nd April 2020, clarified/ answered some queries raised with regard to exemption of specific services from the lockdown. The Home Secretary has provided the following clarifications: Exception under Clause 2(g) to include distribution of food items and nutrition support by Anganwadi workers, once in 15 days, at the doorstep of beneficiaries. children, women and lactating mothers; 'Mandi' to include direct marketing, facilitated by the State Government/ UT Administration, directly from farmer/ group of farmers, FPOs, Cooperatives, etc. Under Clause 3, Hospital and related medical services to include AYUSH services that is sale and distribution of drugs, hospital dispensaries, individual clinics and telemedicine facilities; Under Clause 5(a), the exceptions to include manufacturing units engaged in manufacturing of AYUSH drugs, while Manufacturing Units mentioned under Clause 5(d) shall include packaging material for AYUSH drugs; Despite the added exceptions, social distancing and proper hygiene practices must be ensured;MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralClarifications on penal provisions for violation of containment measures during lockdown02-04-2020The Home Secretary, Government of India through DO letter dated 2nd April 2020, has re-iterated that in the lockdown notification dated 24th March 2020, it has been mentioned that "any person violating these containment measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC". Extracts from the respective penal provisions have also been provided for reference in bilingual version. Offences and Penalties are as follows: *51 of Disaster Management Act: Punishment for obstruction, etc.—Whoever, without reasonable cause— (a) obstructs any officer or employee of the Central Government or the State Government, or a person authorised by the National Authority or State Authority or District Authority in the discharge of his functions under this Act; or (b) refuses to comply with any direction given by or on behalf of the Central Government or the State Government or the National Executive Committee or the State Executive Committee or the District Authority under this Act, shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine, or with both, and if such obstruction or refusal to comply with directions results in loss of lives or imminent danger thereof, shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years. *52 of Disaster Management Act: Punishment for false claim.— Whoever knowingly makes a claim which he knows or has reason to believe to be false for obtaining any relief, assistance, repair, reconstruction or other benefits consequent to disaster from any officer of the Central Government, the State Government, the National Authority, the State Authority or the District Authority, shall, on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, and also with fine. *53 of Disaster Management Act: Punishment for misappropriation of money or materials, etc.—Whoever, being entrusted with any money or materials, or otherwise being, in custody of, or dominion over, any money or goods, meant for providing relief in any threatening disaster situation or disaster, misappropriates or appropriates for his own use or disposes of such money or materials or any part thereof or wilfully compels any other person so to do, shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, and also with fine. *54 of Disaster Management Act: Punishment for false warning. — Whoever makes or circulates a false alarm or warning as to disaster or its severity or magnitude, leading to panic, shall on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to one year or with fine. *55 of Disaster Management Act: Offences by Departments of the Government.—(1) Where an offence under this Act has been committed by any Department of the Government, the head of the Department shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly unless he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under this Act has been committed by a Department of the Government and it is proved that the offence has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the part of, any officer, other than the head of the Department, such officer shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly. *56 of Disaster Management Act: Failure of officer in duty or his connivance at the contravention of the provisions of this Act.—Any officer, on whom any duty has been imposed by or under this Act and who ceases or refuses to perform or withdraws himself from the duties of his office shall, unless he has obtained the express written permission of his official superior or has other lawful excuse for so doing, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine. *58 of Disaster Management Act: Offence by companies.—(1) Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company or body corporate, every person who at the time the offence was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible to, the company, for the conduct of the business of the company, as well as the company, shall be deemed to be guilty of the contravention and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly: Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall render any such person liable to any punishment provided in this Act, if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, and it is proved that the offence was committed with the consent or connivance of or is attributable to any neglect on the part of any director, manager, secretary or other officer of the company, such director, manager, secretary or other officer shall also, be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly. Explanation. — For the purpose of this section— (a) “company” means anybody corporate and includes a firm or other association of individuals; and (b) “director”, in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm. *59 of Disaster Management Act: Previous sanction for prosecution. — No prosecution for offences punishable under sections 55 and 56 shall be instituted except with the previous sanction of the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, or of any officer authorised in this behalf, by general or special order, by such Government. *60 of Disaster Management Act: Cognizance of offences.—No court shall take cognizance of an offence under this Act except on a complaint made by— (a) the National Authority, the State Authority, the Central Government, the State Government, the District Authority or any other authority or officer authorised in this behalf by that Authority or Government, as the case may be; or (b) any person who has given notice of not less than thirty days in the manner prescribed, of the alleged offence and his intention to make a complaint to the National Authority, the State Authority, the Central Government, the State Government, the District Authority or any other authority or officer authorised as aforesaid. * 188 of Indian Penal Code: Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.—Whoever, knowing that, by an order promulgated by a public servant lawfully empowered to promulgate such order, he is directed to abstain from a certain act, or to take certain order with certain property in his possession or under his management, disobeys such direction, shall, if such disobedience causes or tends to cause obstruction, annoyance or injury, or risk of obstruction, annoyance or injury, to any person lawfully employed, be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both; and if such disobedience causes or trends to cause danger to human life, health or safety, or causes or tends to cause a riot or affray, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both Explanation: It is not necessary that the offender should intend to produce harm, or contemplate his disobedience as likely to produce harm. It is sufficient that he knows of the order which he disobeys, and that his disobedience produces, or is likely to produce, harm. Illustration: An order is promulgated by a public servant lawfully empowered to promulgate such order, directing that a religious procession shall not pass down a certain street. A knowingly disobeys the order, and thereby causes danger of riot. A has committed the offence defined in this section.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralThe Ministry of Home affairs has issued the 3rd addendum to create a SOP for transit of foreign nationals stranded in India and people who have completed their mandatory quarantine period02-04-2020The Ministry of Home affairs, Government of India has issued the 3rd addendum to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home affairs. The addendum has two key changes: 1. A standard operating procedure for transit arrangements for foreign nationals stranded in India. a. A chartered flight to be arranged by the foreign government, whose citizens are stranded in India b. Prior to the departure, a screening for COVID-19 would be done and only asymptomatic persons would be permitted to leave. Symptomatic persons would undergo treatment as per protocol. c. Local transportation arrangement of the foreign national shall be arranged by the embassy/consulate. d. A transit pass shall be provided and shall be honoured by state and union territories. 2. Standard operating procedure for release of quarantined persons, after the expiry of the quarantine period and tested COVID -19 negative. a. Persons who had been quarantined after returning from a foreign country, after completion of the mandatory quarantine period would be released after testing negative for COVID 19 as per standard health protocol. b. These persons once released to return home by making arrangements of their own transport. c. A transit pass for a fixed route shall be issued by the government and honoured by state and union territories authorities. d. Upon returning home these persons would undergo home quarantine for 14 days e. Details of the person released form quarantine should be shared with the governmentMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralIRDAI issues Circular dated 2nd April 2020 extending timeline for payment of  renewal premium of Health and General Insurance falling due during the lockdown period 02-04-2020IRDAI vide Circular dated 2nd April 2020, directs the health and general insurers (except ECGC and AIC) to allow additional period for payment of renewal premiums to the policyholders whose health insurance policies fall due for renewal during the period on and from 25th March, 2020 up to 14th April, 2020 and who are unable to make payment of their renewal premium on time in view of the prevailing situation in the country as a result of COVID 19. It has been stated in the said Circular that such policy holders will be required to pay the renewal premiums by 21st of April 2020. Policyholders will be required to pay the renewal premium for the entire period of 12 months from the date it was due, on or before 21st April, 2020. Insurers have been instructed to display the above fact of providing extension for making payment towards renewal premiums in their company website in addition to communicating the same over phone/SMS/email.MandatoryInsurance (Health and General Insurance)21-04-2020Yes
DelhiApproval of procurement of PPE kits by individual hospitals/CPA from local manufacturers/suppliers02-04-2020The Cabinet vide Cabinet Decision no 2815 has approved that procurement of PPE Kits may be made by individual hospitals/CPA from Local Manufacturers/Suppliers at market rate, provided the rates are less than or comparable to the rates of HLL. The HLL has quoted a rate of Rs. 1087.47 per kit. In view of the growing number of COVID-19 cases and shortage of PPE Kits, it is directed to take immediate action to procure adequate number of PPE Kits as per the approval of the Cabinet.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
KeralaClarification dated 2nd April, 2020 to Kerala Lock Down order dated 23rd March 2020 providing clarification on time till when  online/at door delivery of food items, Shops selling essential items will be allowed to function02-04-2020The General (Secret Section) Administration Department of the Government of Kerala, by the order dated 2nd April 2020 have provided clarification to the previous lock down order in the State of Kerala. The present order clarified  that: a. online/at door delivery of food items, including cooked food from take away counters of hotels will be allowed till 8pm b. shops selling essential items including bakeries and counter supply from take away counters of hotels will be allowed till 5pm, however these shops can operate till 8 pm for the purposes of online delivery.MandatoryHotels/Restaurants/Shops selling food items including bakeries/Intermediaries delivering food or food itemsNo end date sepcified (till lockdown continues)Yes
ChhattisgarhMineral production and transportation in state to continue to sustain mineral production during lockdown period.02-04-2020In order to facilitate and sustain the uninterrupted mineral production activities during the period of lockdown, (as instructed by the Directorate General of Mines Safety) the Transport Department of Chhattisgarh has issued guidelines for mineral transportation. In view of this, the transport police needs to be kept informed.MandatoryMining and quarrying03-05-2020NO
TelanganaOperational Guidelines for monitoring disposal/confirmed cases of COVID19 dead bodies02-04-2020Government of Telengana has released guidelines preparedness of Govt and Private hospitals in dealing with COVID cases along with guidelines regarding COVID dead body handling and transport regarding the same. In addition to that guidelines regarding preparedness of burial and cremation grounds.MandatoryHospitals and Healthcare institutionsNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalValidity of consent to operate/authorisation   for units in West Bengal extended to 30th June, 202002-04-2020In order to facilitate the uninterrupted operation of critical/essential activities/services such as Health care establishments, Bio medical waste management facilities, Municipal solid waste management facilities, Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities, Steel Plants, Milk Processing Units, Food Processing Units, Pharmaceutical Units, Essential Chemical Manufacturing units (such as those engaged in manufacturing of chemical components of sanitisers or soaps), the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has extended the validity of consent to operate/authorisation till 30th June, 2020, for all units which have a valid consent to operate upto 31st March, 2020 and have applied to the WBPCB online or have submitted hard copy of renewal of consent to operate.
Please note that the extension is subject to the same terms and conditions stipulated in the original consent/authorisation.
Further, occupiers of units handling hazardous wastes have been directed to ensure that hazardous wastes are not permitted to be stored beyond 90 days upto 15 days after the lifting of the lockdown.
MandatoryHealth care establishments, Bio medical waste management facilities, Municipal solid waste management facilities, Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities, Steel Plants, Milk Processing Units, Food Processing Units, Pharmaceutical Units, Essential Chemical Manufacturing units30-06-2020Yes
CentralMHA issues Advisory for quarantine of migrant workers; migrant workmen to remain at regular place of work - employers / landlords cannot evacuate01-04-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs, has issued an Advisory stating that migrant workers will remain at their regular place of work or local residence within the city and cannot be evacuated by their employer or landlord. Furthermore, the Advisory, in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, has been issued with regard to the following groups of migrant workers: 1) Migrant workers who are in the cities of their local residence; 2) Migrant workers who are on their way and are yet to reach their destination city/village; and 3) Migrant workers who have reached their destination.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMNRE waives off hard copy submission during the lockdown due to COVID 19 and allows billing/invoicing for solar/wind/hybrid/small hydro/waste to energy/biomass power generating stations to be done over email01-04-2020The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy recognising the disruption in the normal process of invoicing for renewable energy after Joint Meter Reading (JMR) as a result of the lockdown due to COVID 19 outbreak, has allowed billing and invoices to be sent through email for solar/wind/hybrid/small hydro/waste to energy/biomass power generating stations till the lockdown continues. i. Where billing is done through REA (Regional Energy Account)/SEA (State Energy Account) and where billing is done through JMR and the same is available, the due date can be calculated as per the terms of PPA and invoices may be generated over email. ii. Where billing is done through JMR (Joint Meter Reading), and the same cannot be signed due to the lockdown, invoices generated by RE power developer based on the meter reading either in the form of photographs of the meter reading or downloaded meter data can be accepted. The Ministry has also given DISCOMs an option to pay on the basis of the invoice for the same month of the previous year, in case it is lower. For newly commissioned projects, DISCOMs have been given the option to pay on the basis of the invoice of the previous month, if it is lower. The Ministry however directs all solar/wind/hybrid/small hydro/waste to energy/biomass power generating stations to submit hard copies of invoices within 15 working days of the date on which the lockdown is lifted.AdvisoryRenewable energy industriesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralPress Information Bureau (PIB) sets up COVID19 Fact Check Unit, will also be publishing daily bulletin on COVID-19 at 8 PM01-04-2020In a Press Release dated 1st April, 2020 it has been informed that Press Information Bureau (PIB) has set up a portal - COVID 19 Fact Check Unit which will receive messages by email and send its response in quick time. PIB will also release a daily Bulletin at 8 pm every day to inform regarding Government’s decisions and developments and progress on COVID-19 Further, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has set up a Technical Group consisting of professionals from AIIMS, et al, to clarify any doubts in the minds of the general public on any technical aspect of COVID-19. The Cabinet Secretary has further issued information regarding of 11 Empowered Groups under the Disaster Management Act with clear cut mandate to decide on various aspects in the management of COVID 19. A request has been made for development of similar mechanism at the State level too.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralPolicyholders whose motor vehicle third party insurance policies fall due for renewal during 25th March, 2020 to 14th April, 2020 and who are unable to make payment of their renewal premium on time are allowed to make such payment for renewal of policies to their insurers by 21st April, 202001-04-2020The Central Government having regard to the prevailing situation in the country as a result of Corona Virus disease (COVID-19), lockdown period of 21 days up to the 14th April, 2020 and in the public interest, by a Notification dated April 01, 2020 directs that: (i) The policy holders whose motor vehicle third party insurance policies fall due for renewal during the period from the 25th March, 2020 up to the 14th April, 2020 and who are unable to make payment of their renewal premium on time in view of the prevailing situation in the country as a result of Corona Virus disease (COVID-19), are allowed to make such payment for renewal of policies to their insurers by 21st April, 2020 to ensure continuity of the statutory motor vehicle third party insurance cover from the date on which the policy falls due for renewal. (ii) The policy holders whose health insurance policies fall due for renewal during 25th March, 2020 to the 14th April, 2020 and who are unable to make payment of their renewal premium on time in view of the prevailing situation in the country as a result of Corona Virus disease (COVID-19), are allowed to make such payment for renewal of policies to their insurers on or before the 21st April, 2020 to ensure continuity of the health insurance cover from the date on which the policy falls due for renewal.MandatoryAll21-04-2020NO
CentralClarification regarding moratorium to discoms for payments, must run status to Renewable Energy (RE) generating stations, regular payment to RE generating stations required01-04-20201. Must run status granted to RE generating stations to be continued during the period of lockdown. 2. DISCOMS directed to keep paying RE generators on a regular basis as per established procedure.MandatoryEnergyNo end date specifiedYes
CentralGuidelines for protection and safety of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) during COVID-1901-04-2020All Central government departments have been asked to exempt employees with disabilities from essential services duty. All ministries and departments may keep in mind that such employees are exempted while drawing up roster of staff to attend to essential services.MandatoryBanks/Financial Institutions/PSU's under the administrative control of Department of Financial Services and Department of Public Enterprises01-04-2020NO
CentralGovernment of India is creating a web-portal to check/prevent the circulation of fake news01-04-2020The Home Secretary, Govt. of India has written a letter to all Chief Secretary wherein, it has mentioned that the Supreme Court of India has issued directions to check the circulation fake news. For this, Government of India is creating a web-portal where people can verify facts and unverified news promptly. The State Governments  and UTs have also been requested to create similar mechanism to prevent circulation of fake news.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralThe Central Bureau of Narcotics issues export authorization/import licence/ NOC via email during the lockdown due to non functioning of courier companies and speed post to facilitate trade and thereby asks firms (exporter/importer) to submit scanned copies of documents along with demand drafts.01-04-2020In a recent notice, the Central Bureau of Narcotics directed exporter and importer of Narcotic Drugs/ Psychotropic Substances/ Controlled Substances to submit documents, including import certificate during the lockdown period i.e., till 14th April, 2020, via email to suptd-narco@cbn.nic.in/supdttech@cbn.nic.in/onkarmishra@cbn.nic.in respectively for Narcotic Drugs/ Psychotropic Substances/ Controlled Substances from their registered email id due to delays caused by the lockdown of courier companies and speed posts. A scanned of the demand draft of Rs. 1000/- in favour of DDO, CBN, Gwalior is required to accompany the submission of documents. The Bureau has further required the submission of hard copies of the original import certificate along with the original demand draft within the period of 15 days of uplifting of the lock down. Failure to comply with the requirement will attract action under Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 along with withholding all the future application of the firm. Once the Bureau has followed due process, it will issue the export authorization/import licence/ NOC by sharing the same on the official email Id of the firm. For those firms whose IEC is available with the Bureau and are registered on the 'esanchit' website, copies of the export authorization/import licence/ NOC  will be uploaded on the single window system of customs. For the rest of the firms, scanned copies of the export authorization/import licence/ NOC will be sent to customs on their registered email-id. Please note that the Department of Revenue vide OM No. N-99014/06/2018-NC-II dated 31st March, 2020 has already requested the Customs to accept the copies of export authorization/import licence/ NOC forwarded on their email id and on single window system.MandatoryPharmaceutical industryNo end date specifiedYes
CentralCentral Bureau of Narcotics directs exporters Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Controlled Substances to intimate the exact routing at least 48 hours prior to the shipment of a consignment containing Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and/or Controlled Substances 01-04-2020Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 Epidemic followed by subsequent lockdown and cancellation of scheduled international airlines, the Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) has permitted exporters to change the route than that which was mentioned in the export authorization/NOC issued by CBN. The condition to allowing this route change is that exporters must intimate CBN about the exact routing  at least 48 hours prior to the shipment of a consignment of Narcotic, Psychotropic or Controlled substance from their registered email Ids and thereafter can proceed to export the shipment without waiting for a formal approval from CBN.MandatoryPharmaceutical industryNo end date specifiedNO
Tamil NaduThree months' extension of validity of consents to operate or authorisations expired on 31.03.202001-04-2020Since due to outbreak of Covid-19 outbreak and the urge to keep many critical and essential activities operate uninterruptedly, the validity of consents* or authorisations** expired on 31.3.2020 has been extended by 3 months by the State Pollution Control Board of Tamil Nadu till 30.6.2020. The extension is subject to adherence to other terms and conditions stipulated under Consent or Authorisation and availability of other statutory clearances. *Under Water (PCP) Act, 1974 and Air (PCP) Act, 1981. **Under Hazardous and other Waste (Management and Transboundary Movement) rules, 2016; Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.MandatoryManufacturing | Hospitals | Nursing Homes | Mining | Food Processing | Pharmaceutical | Power Generation30-06-2020Yes
Andhra PradeshCAF&CS  Dept.  –  COVID  19  –  Preventive  measures  to  be  taken  for   controlling  the  spread  of  Novel  Corona  virus  -  Conduct  inspections  on   traders   in   essential   commodities   to   make   available   the   essential  commodities during the lock down period – Orders issued.01-04-2020Prices of essential commodities will be fixed by the Collector in each District so that dealers/traders/wholesalers/retailers don't hoard the stocks or sell it at a higher price during COVID-19 pandemic.MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedNO
CentralAdvisory by RLC(C) Delhi to Principal Employers/Employers01-04-2020The Principal Employers/ Employers in Central sphere have been requested to implement the advisory issued earlier with regard to non termination of employees as well as prohibition on deduction of their salaries (including the casual and contract workers from jobs).MandatoryLabour03-05-2020YES