Regulatory Changes Due to Covid 19 (Jan – March)

Regulatory Changes Due to Covid 19 (Jan – March)

Displaying data from January to March 2020

October 2020 September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 Apr 2020

Central /  StateDocument TitleDate IssuedSummaryMandatory or AdvisoryIndustry(ies) ImpactedValid TillDoes it Impact Komrisk Database?
CentralValidity of Registration cum Membership Certificate of members of Export Promotion Councils expiring in Mar 2020 to be extended up to Sep 202031-03-2020The Directorate General of Foreign Trade vide Trade Notice no. 60/2019-2020 dated 31.03.2020 has extended the validity of Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) beyond 31.03.2020 to 30.09.2020. In pursuance of the above Regional Authorities of DGFT will not insist on valid RCMC from applicants for any incentive/authorisation till 30.09.2020. EPCs will collect the applicable fees for the year 2020-21 on restoration of normalcy.MandatoryAll30-09-2020Yes
CentralFBO's permitted temporarily operate during lockdown period31-03-2020● FBO's permitted to temporarily open shops upon fulfilment of certain conditions. ● FBO to make application on online FLRS. ● FBO to submit Form M to authorityMandatoryFOOD, Restaurant30 days after end of LockdownNO
CentralProcessing of license/registration applications31-03-2020● FSSAI licensing/registration authorities permitted to conduct post-license inspection of FBO premises. ● FSSAI licensing/registration authorities permitted to conduct e-inspection of FBO premisesAdvisoryFOOD, RestaurantNo end date specifiedNO
CentralClosure of operations till 14th April due to COVID-1931-03-2020ARAI is taking all precautions for ARAI employees, associates, employees, families and different networks to mitigate the risks of spread of COVID-19. In view of the above-mentioned, ARAI has decided to observe closure of ARAI operations till 14th April 2020 or till further Orders are issued. All customer meetings and visits stand suspended.MandatoryAutomotive14-04-2020NO
KeralaAddendum to Revised Guidelines for Testing, Quarantine, Hospital Admission and Discharge for COVID-19 based on current risk Assessment31-03-2020The Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Kerala has taken out an addendum dated March 31, 2020 to amend some of the provisions of the revised Guidelines for Testing, Quarantine, Hospital Admission and Discharge for COVID-19 cases (“Revised Guidelines”) released on 12th March, 2020. The addendum has been brought in pursuance to the revised ICMR testing guidelines. The changes include: (a) Point Number -3 of the Revised Guidelines under ‘High Risk contact’ has been modified as ‘Travel to a locality where active COVID-19 COMMUNITY SPREAD is suspected or clustering of confirmed COVID-19 cases is detected in the last 14 days’. (b) Category – A cases under Clinical Categorization has been modified in which low grade fever has been taken out from the previous Category A classification.MandatoryPharmaceuticalsNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaThree months' extension of validity of consents to operate or authorisations expired on 31.03.202031-03-2020Since due to outbreak of Covid-19 outbreak it has not been possible to process applications of renewal of consents* or authorisation** expiring on 31.03.2020, the validity of such consents or authorisations has been extended by 3 months by the State Pollution Control Board of Odisha 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
Tamil NaduOrder dated 31st March 2020 issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu on strict adherence  to the Tamil Nadu Covid-19 Regulation 202031-03-2020Government of Tamil Nadu vide Order dated 31st March 2020 directs the Heads of Departments of Health and Family Welfare Department and all the Government facilities / Private Hospitals / Testing Labs to strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by Tamil Nadu Covid-19 Regulation 2020MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
West BengalThe Government of West Bengal has issued an order extending the of validity of  Fitness Certificate, drivers licence, permits under Motor Vehicles Act to 30th June, 2020.31-03-2020The government of West Bengal vide Notification Memo no. 67-CS/2020 dated 31-03-2020 has issued an order related to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Basis the order: 1. Validity of fitness, permit (all types), driving licence, registration and any other concerned documents whose extension of validity could not or not likely to be processed due to the lockdown and has expired has an expiration date between 1st February, 2020 and 30th June, 2020, will be deemed to be valid till 3oth June, 2020. 2. The schemes of one time waiver of 100% penalty on Tax on Motor Vehicles, partial waiver of additional fees payable for delay in renewal of CF  and 50% waiver of compounding amount imposed u/s200of the Motor Vehicles Act, has been extended till 30th June, 2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
West BengalNon-disconnection of Cable TV Services31-03-2020The Government of West Bengal has in a memo dated 31st March, 2020 informed all Cable TV service providers to not disconnect subscribers who aren't able to pay the subscription fee on account of the prevailing nationwide lockdown.MandatoryCable TV Service Provider30-04-2020NO
OdishaOdisha PCB extends the validity period of CTO/ Authorization expiring on 31.3.2020 till 30.06.20 in view of COVID-19 pandemic; extension applicable only for units which applied for renewal of such consent/ authorization31-03-2020The State Pollution Control Board, Odisha (“Board”) has, through an Order dated 31st March 2020, extended the validity period of Consent to operate / Authorization up to 30th June, 2020 for all the units which hold a valid consent to operate up to 31st March, 2020, and had applied to the Board for renewal of Consent to Operate. Further, the authorisation granted to units/ facilities by the Board under the Hazardous and other Waste (management & Transboundary Movement) Rule 2016, Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and whose authorization is valid up to 31st March 2020, have also be extended up to 30th June 2020. The above extensions are applicable to those units whose renewal application are yet to be disposed of by the Board. Also, the extension of validity up to 30th June, 2020 is subject to same terms and conditions stipulated in the previous Consent to Operate Orders/ Authorizations issued by the Board and availability of other statutory clearances. The above decision has been taken considering the outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19) and declaration of lockdown situation. In light of these unprecedented circumstances, the Board has been unable to process renewal applications for authorisations/ consents expiring on 31.3.2020. The order aims at ensuring that critical and essential activities such as Hospital, 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 operate uninterruptedly, so that essential goods and services are available.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
NagalandQuick release of payment of Salaries & Wages for the month of March31-03-2020The Government of Nagaland vide notice dated 31-03-2020 has directed the treasury department to honour the claims of Payment of Normal Salaries and Wages bills for the Month of March, 2020 and release the payments to all the working divisions without insisting on the clearance certificate from this Directorate on the consideration for total lockdown of the whole country to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
Puducherrye-Pass system launched for unhindered movement of essential commodities and services31-03-2020The Government of Puducherry has launched an e-Pass system to facilitate the smooth supply of essential commodities and services such as food grains, groceries, fruits and vegetables, medicines, agricultural supplies etc. Persons intending to avail of e-Passes can apply through dedicated WhatsApp numbers of respective departments alongwith details such as Name, Type of service/goods, Name of organisation, Timing, Travel route, Vehicle type, Vehicle registration number, Mobile No., and Photo Id. The departments concerned will generate digital passes and issue them through WhatsApp after basic scrutiny.MandatoryEssential commodities and service industriesNo end date specifiedNO
GoaExtension of validity period of Consent to Operate/Authorization expiring on 31.03.2020 up to 30.06.202031-03-2020Consequent upon the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) and subsequent declaration of lockdown to take preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19, it has not been possible to process some applications for renewal of Consent to Operate and Authorization expiring on 31st March 2020. In view of such extraordinary circumstances the Board by virtue of powers under Section 25/26 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 & under Section 21 of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 extends the validity of Consent to Operate up to 30th June 2020 of all the units , who have valid consent to operate up to 31st March 2020 and have applied to the Board for Renewal of Consent to Operate.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
PuducherryThe Government of Puducherry has launched an e-pass system wherein persons dealing with essential commodities and services can apply for e-pass31-03-2020The Government of Puducherry has launched an e-pass system wherein persons dealing with essential commodities and services can apply for e-pass through the dedicated WhatsApp numbers. The e-pass would also be provided to the persons applying for it, digitally. The E-pass system would ensure social distancing and that only authorised persons dealing with essential commodities and services have valid permission.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Tamil NaduExtension of service of medical professionals retiring on Mar 31, 202031-03-2020Tamil Nadu Goovernment orders that all retired physician, nurse and medical technician employees to be given 2 month non-termination and temporary employement order after retirement.MandatoryHealthcare individualsNo end date specifiedNO
PuducherryE-pass system introduced in Puducherry31-03-2020The District Administration has introduced e-pass system wherein the persons dealing with essential commodities and services can apply for the pass through dedicated WhatsApp numbers of respective departments.

The departments concerned would digitally process the applications through a web application devised for the purpose, generate digital pass and issue them through WhatsApp itself after scrutiny. Following are the departments, numbers and services rendered:

The District Collectorate (WhatsApp number- 9444860663) would issue pass for manufactures, volunteers and inter-State movement of goods and services, Health and Family Welfare Department (9443220339) for wholesale and retail traders of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, Civil Supplies (9894431546) wholesale and retail traders in groceries and provisions, Oulgret Municipality (9003963996) for wholesale and retail traders in fruits and vegetables under their jurisdiction, Pondicherry Municipality (9442542277), Agriculture (9489816998) for agriculture inputs and Animal Husbandry (9443427205).
AdvisoryEssential commodities and servicesNo end date specifiedNO
MaharashtraMPCB extends the validity period of Consent to operate till July 31,202031-03-2020The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has vide a circular dated 31/03/2020 decided to extend the validity period of consent to operate and authorisation for all the industries or establishments, due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 across the country.

Due to the current satiation of COVID-19 and declaration of lockdown it is decided all the industries mentioned in having validity period up to March 31, 2020 and have applied for its renewal, shall apply before April 30, 2020 for renewal will be extended for further period of four months i.e., till July 31, 2020 as an interim measure.
MandatoryAll31-07-2020YES
CentralEssential features of for Ventilators for COVID-19 identified by DRDO30-03-2020To ensure availability of essential medical equipment, the  Director General Life Sciences, DRDO(Chairman Technical Committee) has listed the essential features of ventilators for COVID-19 :- 1. The machine should be turbine/compressor based because the installation sites might not have central Oxygen Lines. 2. The machine should have Invasive, non-invasive and CPAP features to make them versatile. 3. 200-600 ML tidal volume, Lung Mechanics Display 4. Monitoring of Plateau Pressure, PEEP, PS, oxygen concentration, lung mechanics / inverse ratio (I:E) 5. Pressure & volume control & PSV 6. Continuous working capability for 4-5 days”MandatoryMedical Equipment ManufacturersNo end date specifiedNO
CentralNCLT - New Delhi Suo Moto orders that the period of lockdown due to COVID-19 virus pandemic will not be included while calculating the period of resolution under IB Code, 201630-03-2020The National Company Law Tribunal - New Delhi, vide order dated 30th March 2020 has taken Suo Moto cognizance of the situation arising out of COIVD-19 virus pandemic. In the Case of Quinn Logistics India Pvt. Ltd. vs. Mack Soft Tech Pvt. Ltd. in Company Appeal (AT) (Insolvency) No.185 of 2018, the NCLT has ordered the following :- 1. For the purpose of counting the period of resolution, under Section 12 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy  Code, 2016, the period of lock down ordered by the Central Government including any extension to the lock down period (either in whole or part of the country) will not be included. This will be followed in all cases where "Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process" has been initiated and pending before any bench of NCLT or Appeal before Appellate Tribunal. 2. Any interim order / stay order passed  by the Appellate Tribunal in any appeal under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy  Code, 2016 shall continue till the next date of hearing as my be notified.MandatoryAll14-04-2020NO
CentralMCA rolls out Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 providing relaxation to all companies w.r.t filings under MCA 21 Registry; effective 1st April, 2020 - 30th September, 202030-03-2020In a Notification dated 30th March, 2020, MCA has rolled out  the Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 (“Scheme”) with a view to provide relief to the law abiding companies in the prevailing crisis period as well as significantly reduce the related financial burden, especially for those with long standing defaults, thereby giving them an opportunity to make a “fresh start”. The Scheme will incentivise compliance and reduce the compliance burden during the unprecedented public health situation caused by COVID-19. The Scheme is a one-time waiver of additional filing fees for delayed filings by the companies with the Registrar of Companies during the currency of the Scheme, i.e. during the period starting from 1st April, 2020 and ending on 30th September, 2020.  It has been issued in order to help companies registered in India make a fresh start on a clean slate. The Scheme will become effective from 1st April, 2020 and will remain in force till 30th September, 2020. Key Highlights of the Scheme are mentioned below: 1. A defaulting company is defined as a company which has made a default in filing of any of the documents, statements, returns etc including annual statutory documents on the MCA-21 Registry. 2. Under the Scheme, every defaulting company will be required to pay normal fees as per the provisions of the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 on the date of filing of the belated document and additional fee will not be charged. Immunity from prosecution/ penalty will be given to the Company only to the extent it relates to is a delay in filing belated documents. 3. If the defaulting company has filed any appeal against any order or notice of any adjudicating authority in respect of which an application is also made under this Scheme, the Company must withdraw the appeal and furnish proof of such withdrawal. 4. In all cases where penalties are imposed by adjudicating officer for delay in filing documents under the MCA 21 Registry, and no appeal has been preferred by the concerned company, the following will apply: • Where the last date of filing the document (which is being delayed) is between 1st March, 2020 and 31st May, 2020, a period of 120 additional days will be allowed from the last date to all such companies and their officers for filing an appeal before the concerned regional directors. • During the additional period of 120 days mentioned above, prosecution of non-compliance of any order of an adjudicating authority (insofar it relates to delay in filing any document in the MCA 21 Registry) will not be initiated against the company. 5. The application for seeking the immunity under the Scheme has to filed electronically in Form CFSS 2020 (“Form”) after closure of the scheme but not after 6 months of closure of the scheme. There is no fee payable under this Form. The Form is annexed with the Notification. 6. The immunity will not be applicable for any matter pending before any court and relates to dispute of the management of the Company. Further, under this Scheme, immunity will not be provided to any Company in case where any court has ordered conviction in any matter, or an order imposing penalty has been passed by an adjudicating authority under the Act and no appeal has been preferred by the Company against any such order before the Scheme has come into force. 7. Based on the declaration made in the Form, an Immunity Certificate will be granted to the company in respect of the documents filed under this Scheme. Scheme will not apply to the following: 1. Companies against which action for final notice for striking off the name under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”) has already been initiated. 2. Where an application has already been filed by the company for striking off the name of the company. 3. Companies which have amalgamated under a scheme of amalgamation or compromise. 4. Where application has been made by companies to obtain Dormant Status 5. To vanishing companies 6. Where charge related documents (CHG-1, CHG-4, CHG-8, CHG-9) and increase in authorised capital (SH-7) is involved. Scheme for Inactive Companies: The defaulting inactive companies, while filing the Form can also: • Either make an application to get themselves declared as a “Dormant Company”  by filing Form MSC 1. • Or, make an application for striking off their name under the provisions of the Act by filing form STK-2AdvisoryAll30-09-2020Yes
CentralMCA revises LLP Settlement Scheme; announces a one-time waiver of additional filing fees for delayed filings by the LLPs with the Registrar till 30th September, 202030-03-2020In a Notification dated 30th March, 2020 the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) has issued modifications to the Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) Settlement Scheme, 2020 (“LLP Scheme”). The Modifications are effective since 1st April, 2020. The LLP Scheme is a one-time waiver of additional filing fees for delayed filings by the LLPs with the Registrar of Companies during the currency of the Scheme, i.e. during the period starting from 1st April, 2020 and ending on 30th September, 2020. Key Highlights : 1.Instead of 13th June, 2020 which was previously mentioned in the original notification, the LLP Scheme as originally notified will remain in force till 31st March, 2020. 2. Further, defaulting LLP’s which have filed their documents till 31st March, 2020 will not be subjected to any kind of prosecution by the Authority. Earlier, the filings were to be done till June 13, 2020 to avoid prosecution. 3. A new clause has been added detailing out the Modified Scheme: • The modified scheme will come into force on 1st April, 2020 and will remain in force till 30th September, 2020. • The scheme can be availed by the LLPs for filing documents which have not been filed/registered in time. • A defaulting LLP is permitted to file belated documents which were due for filing till 31st August, 2020 as per the provisions of the LLP Scheme and no additional fee will be charged for filing such belated documents. (The details on filings to which the scheme would apply are in trail). • Under the modifications, the defaulting LLPs who have filed their documents till 30th September, 2020 will not be subjected to prosecution by the Registrar 4. With the present modifications it is further clarified that the scheme will be concluded or continue to stay in force till 30th September, 2020. Therefore, after 30th September, 2020 the Registrar will take necessary action under Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 against those LLPs which have not availed the present scheme and are in default in filing the required documents. This scheme will not be applicable to LLPs which have made an application in Form 24 to the Registrar, for striking off its name from the register as per provisions of Rule 37(1) of the LLP Rules, 2009. Background: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) had, in a Circular dated 4th March 2020, rolled out the LLP Settlement Scheme, 2020 (“Scheme”) to help non-compliant Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) firms turn compliant and enable ease of doing business for such entities. This Scheme initially came into force on 16th March, 2020 with a validity till 13th June, 2020. This Scheme announced a one - time relaxation in additional fees to the defaulting LLPs to make good their default by filing pending documents and to serve as a compliant LLP in future.MandatoryLLP30-09-2020Yes
CentralSEBI extends due dates for regulatory filings by AIFs and VCFs for periods ending on 31.03.2020 and 30.04.2020, by 2 months30-03-2020SEBI in a Circular dated 30th March, 2020, has extended the due dates for regulatory filings for Alternative Investment Funds and Venture Capital Funds, in light of recent market events due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The due dates of all regulatory filings prescribed under the SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012, for the periods ending on 31st March, 2020 and 30th April, 2020, have been extended by 2 (two) months.MandatoryAIF/VCFDifferent timeline for separate actions.Yes
CentralSEBI extends monthly reporting by Portfolio Managers for the periods ending on 31st March, 2020 and 30th April, 2020 30-03-2020SEBI in a Circular dated 30th March, 2020, has extended the deadline for monthly reporting by Portfolio Managers  for the periods ending on 31st March, 2020 and 30th April, 2020. Such monthly reporting stands extended to 31st May, 2020 and 30th June, 2020, respectively. Further, the changes made to the SEBI (Portfolio Managers) Regulations, 2020, issued on 13th February, 2020, was scheduled to come into effect from 1st May, 2020. It has now been deferred and the changes will come into effect from 1st July, 2020.MandatoryFPIDifferent timeline for separate actions.NO
CentralSEBI extends deadline for implementing the circular on Stewardship Code for all Mutual Funds and all categories of AIFs30-03-2020In a Circular dated 30th March, 2020 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has extended the deadline for implementation of the circular on Stewardship Code (“Code”) applicable for all Mutual Funds and all categories of AIFs, in light of the COVID– 19 pandemic. The Code which was supposed to become effective from 1st April, 2020 will now gain effect from 1st July, 2020. Previously, in a Circular dated 24th December, 2020 SEBI had introduced the Code for all Mutual Funds and all categories of AIFs in relation to their investment in listed equities. Now, SEBI has received requests from the Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI) and the Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) for an extension of the deadline for implementation of the Code taking into consideration the prevailing situation resulting from the CoVID-19 pandemic which will make the implementation of the Code challenging with regard to: i) effectively monitor and intervene at appropriate situations with the management of the investee companies ii) engage with the boards of the investee companies. The Code is a principle-based framework that assists institutional investors in fulfilling their responsibilities of protecting and enhancing the value of their clients and beneficiaries. Adherence to the code by institutional investors also enhances the corporate governance of the investee companies. SEBI had proposed the following Principles that all  Mutual  Funds  and all  categories of  AIFs shall  mandatorily  follow: 1. Every Institutional Investor should formulate a comprehensive policy on how it intends to fulfil the aforesaid stewardship responsibilities and disclose it publicly. The policy should be reviewed and updated periodically, and the updated policy should be publicly disclosed on the entity's website. 2. Every Institutional Investor should formulate a detailed policy for identifying and managing conflicts of interest. The policy shall be intended to ensure that the interest of the client/beneficiary is placed before the interest of the entity and should also address how matters are handled when the interests of clients or beneficiaries diverge from each other. Such policy must be reviewed and updated periodically, and the updated policy should be publicly disclosed on the entity's website. 3. Every Institutional Investor should have a policy on continuous monitoring of their investee companies in respect of all aspects they consider important which shall include performance of the companies, corporate governance, strategy, risks etc. 4. Every Institutional Investor should have a clear policy identifying the circumstances for active intervention in the investee companies and the manner of such intervention.  The   policy   should   also   involve   regular   assessment   of   the outcomes of such intervention. Intervention should be considered even when a passive investment policy is followed or if the volume of investment is low, if the circumstances so demand. 5. Every Institutional Investor must frame a comprehensive voting policy which includes details of mechanisms of voting, circumstances in which voting should be for/against/abstain, disclosure of voting, etc. The voting policy, voting decisions (including rationale for decision), use of proxy voting/voting advisory services, etc. should be publicly disclosed. 6. Every Institutional Investor shall report to their clients/ beneficiaries periodically on how they have fulfilled their stewardship responsibilities as per their policy in an easy-to-understand format. The compliances with the aforesaid Principles does not constitute an invitation to manage the affairs of a company or preclude a decision of the institutional investor to sell a holding when it is in the best interest of clients or beneficiaries. The Institutional Investors shall report periodically on their stewardship activities in the following manner: 1. A report may be placed on website on implementation of every principle. Different principles may also be disclosed with different periodicities and updation of policy may be disclosed as and when done. 2. The report may also be sent as a part of annual intimation to its clients/ beneficiaries.MandatoryInsurance01-07-2020NO
CentralRelaxation from compliance with certain provisions of the circulars issued under SEBI (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and moratorium permitted by RBI30-03-2020SEBI in a Circular dated 30th March, 2020, has stated that if the Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) are of the view that the delay in  payment of interest or principle has arose solely due to the lockdown conditions creating temporary operational challenges in servicing debt, including due to procedural delays in approval of moratorium on loans by the lending institutions, they may not consider the same as a default event and/or recognize it as a default. The same relaxation will be applicable for any rescheduling in payment of debt obligation done by the issuer, prior to the due date, with the approval of the investors or lenders. The relaxation is extended till the period of moratorium granted by the RBI, which is till 31st May, 2020.MandatoryAll provided they are listed entities31-05-2020NO
CentralSEBI grants temporary relaxations in processing of documents pertaining to FPIs owing to COVID-1930-03-2020SEBI in a circular dated 30th March, 2020, has granted relaxation to Foreign Portfolio Investors (“FPI”), who apply for registration, continuance, KYC, etc. from providing the certified documents (including KYC) required under the provisions of the SEBI (FPI) Regulations, 2019. The relaxations have been granted till 30th June, 2020, post which the FPIs have to provide certified copies of such documents within 30 days. In case the required documents are not received after 30 days post 30th June, 2020, the accounts of such FPIs will be blocked for any fresh purchase. In case documents are still not received within 3 months post 30th June, 2020, Designated Depository Participants (“DDPs”) and Custodians will report these cases to SEBI for appropriate action. The relaxations provided by SEBI are summarized below: 1) DDPs and Custodians may consider and process the request for registration, continuance, KYC, KYC review or any other material change on the basis of scanned version of signed documents instead of originals and copies  of documents which are not certified, received from- i) e-mail IDs of their Global Custodians or existing clients where these details are already captured in records; ii) e-mail IDs of new clients received from domains which are duly encrypted with Transport layer security (TLS) or similar encryption or the documents are password protected. 2) These documents may be uploaded on KRAs (KYC Registration Agencies). The other intermediaries may rely on said documents.MandatoryFPI30-06-2020NO
CentralValidity of documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 under the period of prevention of COVID -1930-03-2020The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently released this advisory to the Director General of Police, Principal Secretaries/ Secretaries, Department of Transport and the Transport Commissioners of all the States and Union Territories advising them to refer to the order and further the guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs in No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A), Dated 24th March 2020 and further to the guidelines issued, pursuant to a decision to impose a complete lock down in view of the threat imposed by the spread of COVID-19. It came to the notice of the Government that citizens are facing difficulties in renewal of validity of various documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 due to complete lock-down in the country and closure of Government Transport Offices. To resolve this issue, the Government has advised the following: 1. For the requirements of the validity of the documents under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, it is advised that the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), Driving License, Registration or any other concerned document(s) whose extension of validity could not or not likely be processed due to lock-down and which have expired since Feb 01, 2020 or would expire by June 30, 2020, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th of June 2020. Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents valid till 30th of June 2020. 2. ‘Non-use clause facility' for transport vehicles for suspension of tax liability, which is  operational in a number of states and the facility is being provided by NIC on the VAHAN platform online, may be adopted by other states to give relief to the commercial vehicles like taxi, bus etc. which are non-operational under the current circumstances. 3. All the States and Union Territories are requested to implement this advisory in letter and spirit so that the people, the transporters and various other organisations, which are rendering essential services at this difficult time, may not get harassed and face difficulties amidst nationwide lock-down.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralClarification on payment of stipend to Apprentices30-03-2020The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vide Office Memo No. MSDE - 1 (3)/2020AP (PMU) has clarified that apprentices will continue to get their full stipend during COVID-19 lockdown. The OM further says, all establishment shall pay full stipend as applicable to the apprentices engaged under both designated and optional trade during this time period.MandatoryAll14-04-2020Yes
CentralPending compliances, expiry of validity of LoAs, approvals or permissions in the current lockdown in view of COVID-1930-03-2020The Ministry of Commerce & Industry ("Ministry") has in a notification dated 30th March 2020 introduced relaxations to the following compliances: i. Requirement to file Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) attested by Independent Chartered Engineers by Developers/Co-developers. ii. Filing of SOFTEX Form. iii. Filing of Annual Performance Reports (APR) by SEZ Units. iv. Extension of Letter of Approvals (LoA) which may expire in case of: (a) Developers/co-developers who are in the process of developing and operationalising the SEZ. (b) units which are likely to complete their 5 year block for NFE assessment. (c) units which are yet to commence operations. Further, the Ministry has also directed the Development Commissioners to ensure that no hardship is caused to Developers/ Co-Developer/ Units and no punitive action is taken in cases where any compliance is not met during the lockdown period. Development Commissioners should as far as possible grant extensions to LoAs and other compliances through electronic mode in a time-bound manner. In case it is not possible to grant extension through online mode or where a physical meeting is required, the Development Commissioners should ensure that no hardship is caused to the Developer/ Co-Developers/ Units and grant them interim extension / deferment of the expiry date till 30.06.2020.MandatoryUnits in SEZNo end date specifiedYes
CentralIRDAI issues Circular dated 30th March 2020 laying instructions to Insurers to meet the challenges on account of the developing situation owing to COVID-1930-03-2020IRDAI vide Circular dated 30th March 2020, in order to meet the challenges on account of the developing situation owing to COVID-19, issued instructions for all insurers on the following aspects: a. safely measures to be adopted while employees works  from office (as insurance sector declared as essential services) such as - extreme care needs to be taken by all concerned to maintain prescribed hygiene, social distancing etc. b.  communication with stakeholders - displaying dedicated help line number in website for policyholders and stakeholders including agents and intermediaries c. business continuity plan (BCP) d. setting of Crisis Management Committee e. evaluation of risk by the Risk Management Company f. precautionary measures to be adopted to combat cyber attacks g. devising of appropriate insurance products that would provide protection from risks arising out of Covd-19 h. policy servicing and claims - insurers to take steps to encourage policy holders for making digital payments, claims under Covid-19 to be dealt with expeditiously i. additional period of 30 days is allowed for dispatching  documents for policies issued between 15th March and 30th April 2020 j. insurers allowed additional period of 21 days for policyholder complaint redressal for complaints received between 15th March 2020 and upto 30th April 2020, however  in case of complaint pertaining to Covid-19 the general timeline will apply that is of 15 days i. in case insurers have issued travel insurance policies which were/are valid between 22nd March, 2020 and 30th April 2020, an option may be provided to the policyholders to defer the date of travel without any additional charge.MandatoryInsuranceNo end date specifiedYes
KeralaLabour Commissioner, Kerala, launches 24X7 Call Centre for addressing requests / complaints related to migrant labourers during the prevailing COVID-19 outbreak30-03-2020The Labour Commissioner of Kerala has declared the duty of officers of Labour Department who are involved in the welfare matters of migrant labourers, as essential service and informed that a “24X7 Call Centre” will be established at the Labour Commissionerate, Kerala for addressing the requests and complaints related to migrant labourers during the prevailing situation of COVID-19 outbreak. The Call Centre Numbers are as follows: 1) 155214 (BSNL) 2) Toll free No. 180042555214 (Common No.). The Call Centre Agents will provide assistance and give necessary information to the callers on the authorities to be approached.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Madhya PradeshMP Government relaxes timelines for private sector employers for paying PTax and filing returns under Madhya Pradesh Professional Tax Act, 199530-03-2020MAdhya Pradesh Government vide Gazette Notification dated 30th March, 2020 provided relaxation with regard paying professional tax and filing returns by Private Sector employers under the Madhya Pradesh Professional Tax Act, 1995. i. Employers due to pay tax by 10th April, 2020 may make such payment by 30th April 2020 and the delay will not attract any penalty. ii. Employers who are to file the returns by 15th April, 2020 can file such return before 5th May, 2020 without attracting any penlaty.MandatoryAll05-05-2020Yes
PunjabExtension of validity of consent to establish / operate, Authorization, Registration and any other mandatory regulatory clearances under Punjab Pollution Control Board 30-03-2020The validity of consent to establish / operate, Authorization, Registration and any other mandatory regulatory clearances under Punjab Pollution Control Board having expiry on or after 15.03.2020 has been extended till 30.06.2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
TelanganaExtension of lockdown for factories in Telangana from 31st March to 14th April 202030-03-2020The Labour Employment Training and Factories Department of Telangana has through an Order dated 30.03.2020, extended the validity of the lockdown for factories till 14th April 2020.MandatoryManufacturing14-04-2020Yes
Uttar PradeshThe ministry of Health and Family Welfare  has released guidelines on Clinical Management of COVID – 19.30-03-2020The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has released the Guidelines on Clinical Management of COVID – 19 on 30-03-2020. The guidelines are intended for clinicians taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients of COVID – 19. It does not replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen clinical management of these patients and provide to up-to-date guidance. The guidelines aims to provide clinicians with updated interim guidance on timely, effective, and safe supportive management of patients with COVID - 19, particularly those with severe acute respiratory illness and critically ill. It covers: 1 Case definitions 2 Clinical features 3 Immediate implementation of IPC measures 4 Laboratory diagnosis 5 Early supporting therapy and monitoring 6 Management of hypoxemic respiratory failure and ARDS 7 Management of septic shock 8 Other therapeutic measures 9 Prevention of complications 10 Specific therapyAdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
West BengalThe State Government allows Sweetmeat Shops (Mishti Shops) to remain open for take away items30-03-2020The Government of West Bengal vide order dated 30th March 2020, has allowed sweetmeat (Mishti shops) to remain open during the period of 12pm to 4pm each day for only take away packed items. The Order further states that these shops should operate with only minimum number of  staff.MandatoryAll14-04-2020NO
West BengalTwo employees can go to banks to facilitate payment of salaries30-03-2020The Government of West Bengal vide Memo No. 65-CS/2020 has permitted not more than two employees of private companies to attend office and bank related works to facilitate payment of wages/pay their employees/workers only, for not more than two days during the lockdown period. The employer can request the local Police Station/SDO Office to issue suitable passes/endorsement in this behalf.AdvisoryPrivate Companies14-04-2020NO
SikkimDue date for payment of electricity bills extended to 30.04.202030-03-2020The Sikkim Power Department has extended the due date for payment of monthly electricity bills to 30th April, 2020. Further, the surcharge to be levied on electricity due remaining unpaid on the closure of the current year, i.e., 31st March, 2020 is also extended upto 30th April, 2020.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaThe Government of Meghalaya issues notification regarding submission of physical data for compensation claims30-03-2020The Government of Meghalaya, Labour Department issued a notification dated 30-03-2020, stating that the submission of physical data (claim for compensation) may be made in the prescribed format to the following department. 1. The state emergency operation centre (Disaster Management) 2. The district labour offices/block labour offices 3. By WhatsApp messageMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Tamil NaduThe State Government of Tamil Nadu declared Exemption from work and advance payment of the maintenance allowance for the differently abled persons.30-03-2020The State Government of Tamil Nadu vide Press Release No.239 has exempted the differently abled persons from duty during the lock-out period starting 24-03-2020. The Government has also announced advance payment of Maintenance allowance for two months to protect the livelihood of the Differently abled persons who are already being benefitted under this scheme. The maintenance allowances of Rs 1500 per month is being given to the severely affected differently abled persons, intellectually disabled, persons with muscular dystrophy and leprosy affected persons by the welfare of differently abled persons department.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
Arunachal PradeshUpdated SOP for Covid-19 issued by Govt of Arunachal Pradesh 30-03-2020The Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has issued an updated SOP  for Covid-19 on 30th March 2020. Key points: a. Categorisation of persons infected with Covid-19/having symptoms etc. b. Surveillance Protocol for the  persons categorised as infected with Covid-19/having symptoms etc b. Reporting requirement depending of depending on categorisation of persons infected with Covid-19/having symptoms etcMandatoryGovernment and Private Hospitals; Private Laboratories; All Individuals/Institutions/OrganisationsNo end date specifiedYes
MeghalayaGovt of Meghalaya issues advisory on selling food items in Shillong district30-03-2020The Commissionerate of Food Safety, Health, Shillong has issued advisory against selling adulterated/substandard/damaged/ expired food products during the lockdown period. This comes in the time when there will be rush in buying food products and buyers will not have enough time to look into the details of the products. The sellers also needs to comply with safety practises like social distancing of minimum one meter.MandatoryFood sellers (packed, bottled, loose)No end date specifiedNO
KeralaEmergency relief Scheme for BOC Workers in Tripura30-03-2020Registered Building and Other Construction Workers who make regular monthly contributions become eligible for getting financial benefit under 'Emergency relief Scheme for BOC Workers'. They will be paid Rs. 1,000/- for three months through credit in their bank accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer Mode. MandatoryBuilding and Construction,Real Estate30-06-2020NO
CentralFAQ on Companies Fresh Start Scheme30-03-2020The Corporate Laws & Corporate Governance Committee of ICAI (“Committee”)has issued a list of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the Company Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 (“Scheme”).

Background:

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs had rolled out the Scheme in order to provide relief to the law abiding companies in the prevailing crisis period as well as significantly reduce the related financial burden, especially for those with long standing defaults, thereby giving them an opportunity to make a “fresh start”. The Scheme will incentivise compliance and reduce the compliance burden during the unprecedented public health situation caused by COVID-19.

The Scheme is a one-time waiver of additional filing fees for delayed filings by the companies with the Registrar of Companies during the currency of the Scheme, i.e. during the period starting from 1st April, 2020 and ending on 30th September, 2020. 

Now, the Committee has issued various FAQs like the following:
1. Designated Authority of the Scheme
2. Whether any immunity Certificate is issued to the companies
3. The manner of payment of fees
4. Whether there is any opportunity for inactive companies and the like. 
AdvisoryAll30-09-2020No
CentralFAQ on LLP Settlement Scheme30-03-2020The Corporate Laws & Corporate Governance Committee of ICAI (“Committee”)has issued a list of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the LLP Settlement Scheme, 2020 (“Scheme”).

Background:

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has, through a Circular dated 4th March 2020, rolled out the LLP Settlement Scheme, 2020 (“Scheme”) to help non-compliant Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) firms turn compliant and enable ease of doing business for such entities.

This Scheme will remain in force till 30th September and gives a Onetime relaxation in additional fees to the defaulting LLPs to make good their default by filing pending documents and to serve as a compliant LLP in future.

Now, the Committee has issued various FAQs like the following:
1. Applicability of the Scheme
2. Time period of the Scheme
3. The manner of payment of fees
4. Whether there is any immunity from prosecution in respect of document(s) filed under the scheme
AdvisoryLLPs30-09-2020No
CentralRelaxation of six weeks to telecom service providers for filing monthly and quarterly reports with TRAI due in April 202029-03-2020With regard to COALs request for additional time to file monthly and quarterly reports due in April 2020, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has granted a relaxation of six weeks from the respective due dates in respect of all monthly and quarterly reports to all telecom service providers in the larger public interest for the period ending 31st March 2020.MandatoryInformation and communicationNo end date specifiedYes
CentralAll State and UT Governments to issue orders to public authorities for taking additional measures to enforce lockdown measures which has been put to threat by movement of migrant workmen, who have been stranded in various parts of the country, to their respective homes.29-03-2020Through this order all State and UT Governments have been directed to issue orders to their District Magistrates, Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police to take additional measures for securing social distancing during lockdown which is being violated by movement of migrant workmen to their home from workplace. The prescribed additional measures are: i. providing adequate shelters and food to stranded workmen in their areas; ii. moving migrant workmen who have moved from their area to nearest shelter's quarantine facility after proper screening for at least 14 days and as per standard health protocol; iii.  making sure that all employers of industries, shops or establishments continue to pay wages to migrant workmen at their respective workplaces on the due dates and without making any deduction on account of lockdown. iv. making sure that migrant workmen who are living in rented accommodation are not made to pay rent by their landlords for a month. v. taking action against landlords who are forcing migrant workmen and students to vacate rented premises under Disaster Management Act, 2005. The Order further states that the public officers would be personally liable to carry out the task of implementing additional measures listed under the order.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralLetter from Home Secretary, Government of India providing clarification on Pan India Lockdown Order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 24th March 202029-03-2020The letter from the  Home Secretary, Government of India provides further clarifications on the two addendums issued under the nationwide lockdown order dated 25th March 2020 and 27th March 2020 respectively. The letter clarified on the following points: i. transportation of all goods without distinction of essential and non essential commodities, ii. the term "Pension" includes pension and provident fund services provided by EPFO, iii. groceries include hygiene products such as hand washes, soaps, disinfectants, sanitary pads, diapers etc., iv. entire supply chain of milk collection and distribution, including the packaging material and v. new paper delivery supply chain is allowed under print media.MandatoryAll15-04-2020Yes
HaryanaEmployers of every industry, shop or establishment in Haryana to pay wages to workers within specified due date and without making any deductions for the period during which their factory, shop or establishment is closed due to lockdown.29-03-2020Pursuant to notification dated 29.3.2020 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs under Section 10 (2) (l) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Director of Industries and Commerce, Haryana has issued notification directing all employers in Haryana who are running industry, shop or establishment to continue paying wages to workers without making any deduction on account of lockdown. Penalty for non-compliance - Imprisonment - Upto 1 year or fine or both. Penalty for non-compliance which results in loss of lives or imminent danger - Imprisonment upto 2 years.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MaharashtraMaharashtra PCB allows bottling units to start manufacturing sanitizers without obtaining consent. The consent can be applied for in 15 days.29-03-2020The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has issued a circular being circular No. MPCB/CAC-Cell/TB/B-200329-FTS-0001 dated 29-03-20202 by which amendment in the process of granting permission/consent for temporary period of two months for a bottling unit manufacturing sanitizer. This change was made considering the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak, Pursuant to this circular: 1. Any bottling unit manufacturing sanitizer can start manufacturing activity immediately and apply for consent in 15 days. 2. All such proposals for manufacturing of sanitizers shall be considered on priority and NOC will be issued in the form of letter/Consent accordingly. 3. The project proponents can apply online on Board’s Web portal htpp://www.ecmpcb.in for grant of consent to establish and operate within 15 days. 4. The consent will be issued thereafter as per the provisions in force at that time. This Circular is valid from 29-03-2020 to 31 May 2020.MandatoryManufacturing31-05-2020Yes
West BengalGovernment of West Bengal issues additional direction towards district admonistrators, employers and landlords to protect workers.29-03-2020Pursuant to the nationwide implementation of lockdown measures, the Government of West Bengal issued additional directions vide Memo no- 63 CS/2020   dated 29th March, 2020, for strict enforcement and compliance. The directions are as follows : 1. The district administration must make adequate arrangements of temporary shelters and provisions of food for poor and the needy including migrant workers stranded due to the lockdown. District administration should explore the option of involving NGOs/Civil Society/Other Voluntary organisations to support and augment the service. 2. The migrant people/returnees who are already under home/institutional quarantine should be monitored daily and put under strict surveillance. In case of violation, they should be moved to institutional quarantine facilities for 14 days. 3. The people who manage to move into the state inspite of the restrictions shall be necessarily kept in the nearest quarantine facility for a minimum period of 14 days as per standard health protocol. 4. All employers, shall make payment of wages of their workers at their workplace  on the due-date, without any deduction for the period their establishments are under closure during the lockdown. 5. Wherever workers including the migrant workers are living in rented accommodation, the landlord shall not demand payment of rent for a period of one month. 6. Landlords forcing labourers and students to vacate their premises will be liable for action under the Act.MandatoryAll15-04-2020Yes
GujaratList of Essential Services & Businesses till 25 Mar29-03-2020Gujarat Government lists out the essential services available in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodra and RajkotAdvisoryEssential services industriesNo end date specifiedNO
Uttar PradeshBrick kilns to remain open during lockdown29-03-2020Chief Minister of UP directs landlord to not take one month rent, police to help the poor and needy by distributing food packets and other measures to help people impacted by COVID-19MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralRelaxation for insurers to submit their Board approved Final Re-insurance Programme by May 31st 202028-03-20201. insurers has to file its Board approved Final Re-insurance Programme by 30th April 2020 along with a synopsis of catastrophe modelling report; 2. the insurers may comply with the above regulatory provisions on or before 31st May, 2020;MandatoryInsurance31-03-2021NO
CentralRequest for unobstructed movement of Chemicals and substances essential for operation of Power Generation Utilities28-03-2020The Ministry of Power ("Ministry") has through a notification dated 28th March, 2020 further requested all State/UT Secretaries of Power, all District Magistrates of States, all Police Commissioners/Superintendent of Police of all States and all CEOs of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of all States to ensure that no restrictions are imposed on the production & movement of certain critical items including Chemicals and Consumable which are essential for the continued operation of power generation utilities. These Chemical and Consumables include: (a) LDO/HFO (b) Bulk Chemicals - Hydrochloric Acid, Sulphuric & Caustic Soda etc. (c) Gases - Hydrogen/ Nitrogen/ CO2/ Chlorine/ Oxygen. (d) Water Treatment Chemicals like Ferric chloride, Corrosion inhibitors, Zinc Sulphate, Scale inhibitors, Phosphonate, Co-polymer, Ter-polymer, Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium chlorite, Bio-dispersants etc. (e) Chemicals for Sanitizers like Iso-propyl alcohol, Hydrogen per-oxide, Glycerol etc. (f) Any other items not covered above but being invoiced/ transported to Power Plants for Operation and Maintenance.MandatoryPower Plants, Provider of Chemicals and materials to Power PlantsNo end date specifiedNO
CentralIRDAI issues Press Release extending timeline for re-insurers to file final re-insurance programme for the financial year 2020-2021 from 30th April 2020 to 31st May 202028-03-2020IRDAI vide Press Release dated 28th March 2020 provides extension for filing final re-insurance programme for the financial year 2020-2021 to the insurers providing re-insurance programme. The date for such filing has been extended  from 30th April 2020 to 31st May 2020MandatoryInsurance [Re-insurance]31-05-2020Yes
CentralIRDAI issues Circular dated 28-03-2020 restricting General, Heath and Specialised insurers from entering into fresh Capital Gearing Treaties28-03-2020IRDAI vide Circular dated 28th March 2020 have instructed all  General, Heath and Specialised insurers not to enter into fresh Capital Gearing Treaties starting 28th March 2020. IRDA also required the insurers who, as on date, are into Capital Gearing Treaties, to do the following: a. phase out existing treaties and submit plans for the same b. create appropriate reserves towards unearned premium reserves, premium deficiency reserves, outstanding claims reserves (including IBNR/IBNER) c. such treaties to be accounted for based on the principle of “Substance over Form” as per the Master Circular on Preparation of Financial Statements issued by the Authority in October 2012.MandatoryInsurance [General, Heath and Specialised insurers who are into Capital Gearing Treaties or intends to enter into such treaties ]No end date specifiedYes
CentralClarification on contribution to PM CARES Fund as eligible CSR activity under item no. (viii) of the Schedule VII of CA, 201328-03-2020In an Office Memorandum dated 28.03.2020, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”), has informed that the contributions made to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Stations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund) will qualify as Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) expenditure under the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”). Earlier, in a Circular dated 23.03.2020, the MCA clarified that spending CSR funds for COVID-19 is eligible CSR activity. Post setting up of the PM-CARES Fund, the MCA has issued the present clarification. Item no. (viii) of Schedule VII of the Act, provides that contribution to any fund set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development and relief qualifies as CSR expenditure. The PM-CARES Fund has been set up primarily with the object of providing relief to those affected by any kind of emergency or distress situation like that of COVID-19 pandemic, and accordingly, a contribution to the same will qualify as CSR expenditure under the Act.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
KeralaThe COVID19 Virus outbreak control and prevention State cell has introduced the COVID care Centre facilities in Kerala for quarantining persons who have recently arrived in Kerala from other countries and other states of India28-03-2020The COVID19 (corona) Virus Outbreak Control and Prevention State Cell, Health and Family Welfare Department, Kerala, in order to strengthen the surveillance and control measures, has introduced COVID care centres facilities. The care facilities are meant for quarantining persons who have recently arrived in Kerala from other countries and other states of India. Vide notification no. 31/F2/2020/Health on March 28th, 2020, the COVID19 Virus Outbreak Control and Prevention State Cell, has introduced a standard operating procedure for the setting up and operation of the COVID Care Centres.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabAdvisory to all the employers/owners of Industries, Factories, Shops and Establishment etc in Punjab to not terminate their employees/workers or reduces wages/salary 28-03-2020The Principal Secretary, Labour, Government of Punjab by a recent Memo dated March 28, 2020 has released necessary Advisory to the employers/owners of Private Establishments in the State of Punjab for not terminating the services of the employees or reducing their wages in view of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. It referred to the letter dated March 20, 2020 received from the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India on the same subject as this Advisory. In the view of curfew constraining the employees/workers to remain at home, the Advisory states that: 1. All the employers/owners of Industries, Factories, Shops and Establishment etc are advised not to terminate their employees/workers particularly casual or contractual workers from jobs and not to deduct their wages/salary. 2. If any employees/workers of such unit take leave due to this pandemic, he may be treated as on duty without any deduction in wages for this period. 3. if the place of employment has been made non-operational due to COVID-19 by an Order/Advisory of the Government, the employees of such unit should be deemed to be on duty. The Advisory further states that termination of employees from the jobs or reduction in wages in such times will impact the financial condition of the employees/workers. The employers/owners of Industries, Factories, Shops and Commercial Establishments etc are called to render cooperation to their workers/employees and the Government by adhering to the Advisory.AdvisoryAll employers/owners of Industries, Factories, Shops and Commercial Establishments etc in PunjabNo end date specifiedNO
TelanganaDeclaration of Paid holidays to Workers28-03-2020Government of Telangana grants paid holiday to all workers working in factories within the state which are closed due to lockdown from 22.03.2020 till 31.03.2020.MandatoryManufacturing31-03-2020Yes
West BengalWest Bengal Govt. directs the shops, dealing with essential commodities, to remain open during normal hours of operation28-03-2020The Government of West Bengal has directed the shops dealing with essential commodities including pharmacies to remain open during normal hours of operation, in order to prevent crowding at the stores.MandatoryShopsNo end date specifiedNO
Andhra PradeshProtocol to be followed with covid patient management28-03-2020The Government of Andhra Pradesh vide Order No.10/CQYIQ- dated 28.03.2020 has issued a protocol for the District collectors in testing, admitting, treating and discharging the suspect and positive patients. District Collectors shall ensure that : 1. All the suspects who are eligible for testing under the current guidelines are sent for testing 2. All the contact persons under the latest definition are being traced and put under surveillance 3. After the samples, are collected from suspects, they are admitted to respective facilities according to their category 4. lf a suspect turns out positive, the patients have to be admitted to the respective designated COVID hospitals 5. Protocol is strictly followed for treatment and discharge of patients 6. Any news of death due to COVID-l9 is released to press and public via the collector only 7. Nearest Common Bio Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) and SPCB is notified about opening of covlD-19 ward in the district and Bio medical waste from the hospitals, isolation wards and quarantine centre (if any) is treated scientifically. District collectors were also provided protocols for all the steps starting from Testing, After giving a sample and before the test result is out, After a sample is tested Positive, Treatment Protocol, Discharge Policy, Dead body management Protocol and Bio Medical Waste Management Protocol i.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaGuidelines for Hospitals and Nursing Homes for COVID-19 detected cases28-03-2020The Directorate of Health Services, Odisha has issued guidelines for general hospitals and nursing homes for COVID 19 detected cases on 28.03.2020. The Guidelines states that: 1. Whenever a COVID-19 case is detected in a hospital, the facility should notify the health department immediately. 2. The patient must be segregated to an isolated area, preferably a single cabin. 3. If the patient is critically ill in ICU, other patients in the room may be shifted to another section of the same building. The guidelines for testing must be followed as per ICMR protocols. 4. Other patients so segregated must be followed up for at lease 14 days in the hospital itself and should not be discharged. 5. Aggressive disinfection protocols must be started in the same room and the same floor. 6. All health care and outsourcing personnel who had history of contact with the patients or deployed in the same block of the hospitals must be identified, reported, quarantined and monitored for 14 days. For staffs likely to be non-compliant or for whom home quarantine is not possible, the hospital authorities will be responsible for keeping them under quarantine and monitoring. Aggressive contact tracing must start from the hospital itself. 7. Relatives must be sensitized on self-monitoring, quarantine and other standard precautionary measures. 8. Hospitals should practice aggressive visitor restrictions and enforce sick leave policies in facilities. 9. No further admission to this section of hospital is allowed unless being confirmed COVID-19 cases and the hospital is prepared to convert a section for COVID 19 10. Discharge protocols to be followed as prescribedMandatoryHospitalsNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabLabour Department, Punjab issues advisory to protect employees from termination and reduction of wages in view of outbreak of COVID - 19 pandemic; calls for co-operation from Industries, Factories, Shops, Commercial Establishments28-03-2020The Labour Department, Punjab in furtherance of a Letter by the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India (detailed in trail) has issued an advisory dated 28th March, 2020 for employers/owners of Industries, Factories, Shops and Commercial Establishments. The  Labour Department, Punjab acknowledging the constraint of workers/employees to report to work amidst the national lockdown has given the following advice – 1. All the employers/owners of Industries, Factories, Shops and Commercial Establishments are advised not to terminate their employees/workers particularly casual or contractual workers from their jobs and not to deduct their wages/salary. 2. If any employee/worker takes leave due to this pandemic such leave must be treated as on duty without any deduction in wages for this period. 3. If the place of employment has been made non-operational due to COVID-19 by any Order/Advisory of the Government, the employees of such unit shall be deemed to be on duty. These measures have been taken to protect the financial condition and morale of employees/workers during this pandemic while asking employers/owners of Industries, Factories, Shops and Commercial Establishments for their co-operation.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabCitizens / service providers in the State of Punjab can apply online for obtaining movement pass during lockdown period28-03-2020Citizens / service providers in the State of Punjab can apply online for obtaining movement pass during the lockdown period till 3rd May 2020 The link to apply this pass is: - https://epasscovid19.pais.net.in/MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
MeghalayaDetailed protocol on handling of COVID-19 suspected and infected cases in Meghalaya28-03-2020The Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya has put up a detailed protocol on handling of COVID-19 suspected and infected cases. In addition to that the Government has also released a list of designated hospitals to treat COVID-19 patientsMandatoryHealth (Hospitals, labs, etc.)No end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaMeghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 (First Amendment) Regulations, 202028-03-2020I. Section 4 of the Regulation, 2020 shall be substituted by the following -
i. All Hospitals (Government and Private) should have Flu corners  for screening of suspected cases.
Ii. All private hospitals must inform Government officials (State/District Surveillance Unit) if there are persons suspected to have COVID-19 admitted to hospital.
iii. Private hospitals in the State are required to identify and set up private wards for isolation and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

II. Sub-section (viii) of Section 15 shall be substituted by the following -
(viii) Requiring all employees of the State Government to be always available on-call for emergency requirement in the interest of the public. Staff of all Government departments will  be at disposal of District administration of the concerned area for discharging the duty of containment measures.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralInstructions to banks/NBFCs by RBI on measures for easing the burden of debt servicing, three month moratorium on payment of instalments etc.27-03-2020The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a recent Circular titled COVID-19 – Regulatory Package, dated March 27, 2020 referred to RBI’s earlier released Statement of Development and Regulatory Policies dated March 27, 2020 where regulatory measures were announced to mitigate the burden of debt servicing brought about by disruptions on account of COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the continuity of viable businesses. In this regard, RBI by this Circular has released detailed instructions directed to all Commercial Banks (including Small Finance Banks, Local Area Banks and Regional Rural Banks), all Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks/State Co-operative Banks/ District Central Co-operative Banks, all All-India Financial Institutions, and all Non-Banking Finance Companies (including Housing Finance Companies). The instructions in this circular come into force with immediate effect. The Board of Directors and the key management personnel of the lending institutions must ensure that the instructions are properly communicated down the line in their respective organisations, and clear instructions are issued to their staff regarding their implementation.Mandatory1. All Commercial Banks (including Small Finance Banks, Local Area Banks and Regional Rural Banks) 2. All Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks/State Co-operative Banks/ District Central Co-operative Banks 3. All All-India Financial Institutions 4. All Non-Banking Finance Companies (including Housing Finance Companies)No end date specifiedYes
CentralRelaxation from Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers Regulations. These regulations require shareholders to compile, collate, and disseminate information of their consolidated shareholding as on March 31, 2020, to the company and the stock exchanges.27-03-2020Now, shareholders can disclose information of their consolidated shareholding as on March 31, 2020, to the company and the stock exchanges till June 1, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in a circular.MandatoryListed Companies01-06-2020Yes
CentralAll proposals for projects/ activities for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), received up to the 30th September 2020 to be  Category ‘B2’ projects27-03-2020The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has categorised all proposals for projects or activities for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) received upto 30th September, 2020 as Category B2 projects in order to expedite the prior Environmental Clearances to the projects or activities in respect of bulk drugs and intermediates. In line with this, the Ministry has amended Column 5 as against Item 5(f) the Schedule to the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 to include “All proposals for projects or activities in respect of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), received up to the 30th September 2020, shall be appraised, as Category ‘B2’ projects, provided that any subsequent amendment or expansion or change in product mix, after the 30th September 2020, shall be considered as per the provisions in force at that time” as part of the condition for projects related to - i. Synthetic Organic Chemical industry (dyes & dye intermediaries) ii. Bulk Drugs & Intermediaries (excluding drug formulations) iii. Synthetic Rubbers iv. Basic Organic Chemicals v. Other Synthetic Organic Chemicals vi. ChemicalMandatorySynthetic Organic Chemical industry (dyes & dye intermediaries) Pharmaceutical industry Synthetic Rubbers industry Basic Organic Chemicals industry Synthetic Organic Chemicals industry Chemical industry30-09-2020Yes
CentralSEBI relaxes listed companies from certain compliance requirements prescribed under the SAST Regulations, 201127-03-2020In a circular dated 27th March 2020, Securities and Exchange Board of India ("SEBI") extended the deadline for shareholders to compile, collate and disseminate information of their consolidated shareholding. The filing date was extended from 15th April, 2020 to 1st June, 2020 for the FY ending March 2020. The SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011, require the shareholders to compile, collate and disseminate information of their consolidated shareholding, as on 31st March, by 15th April, every year. This year, with a view of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the due date for providing such information to SEBI has been extended till 1st June, 2020.MandatoryAll provided they are listed entities01-06-2020Yes
CentralOperation/movement of services essential for operating ships during lockdown period27-03-2020The Ministry of Shipping, Directorate General of India has in a D.O. letter dated 27th March, 2020 requested the Chief Secretaries of different states to advise their respective law enforcement agencies/concerned machineries of the state to facilitate services engaged in the supply of provisions and spares to ships and transportation of ship crew within their respective cities. Such services include: (a) Services for supply of ship's stores, spare parts, provisions, foodstuffs including supply of fresh water. (b) Transportation services of ship's crew members who are being signed on/off. (c) IT related services for ships (at office or third party service providers). This D.O. letter has been issued pursuant to a request by the Indian National Shipowners' Association of the problems being currently faced by them which may disturb the supply chain of goods in the country and defeat the continued efforts of the government for continued uninterrupted movement of cargo at India ports.MandatoryPorts, Ship OwnersNo end date specifiedNO
CentralAppraisal of all proposals for projects or activities in respect of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) to be categorized as ‘B2’ projects under  Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006.27-03-2020All projects or activities in respect of bulk drugs and intermediates manufactured for addressing ailments such as Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) and those with similar symptoms will be appraised as category ‘B2’ under Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 for a period up to the 30-09-2020. However, any subsequent amendment or expansion or change in product mix, after 30-09-2020, shall be considered as per the provisions in force at that time.MandatoryPharmaceutical30-09-2020Yes
CentralIRDAI issues Order stating premium rates for motor third party insurance cover as stated in previous Order dated 4th June 2019 shall continue to remain in force till further notice 27-03-2020IRDAI vide Order dated 27th March, 2020 have instructed Insurers providing Motor Third Party Insurance Cover to continue charging premiums from policy holders for such cover at the rate mentioned in the IRDAI Order dated 4th June 2019 till further notice.MandatoryInsurance [Motor Third Party Insurance]No end date specifiedYes
Central2nd Addendum to Pan India Lockdown Order; Clarification on further additionally exempted Industries/Services27-03-2020Second addendum to the nationwide lockdown order which further clarified  the list of exempted businesses & services and also expanded the existing list of exempted businesses/services. Additionally exempted businesses now included shops for fertilizers; Custom Hiring Centres for farm machinery; Intra and inter-state movement of harvesting and sowing related machines etc.MandatoryAll15-04-2020Yes
HaryanaGovernment of Haryana lunches a system to grant movement passes electronically in view of the lock down.27-03-2020The Government of Haryana has launched a system of granting movement passes electronically for Government employees and public persons in view of the lockdown for Covid-19 in Haryana. Steps of obtaining the pass is mentioned below: 1.Those in emergency should logon to https://saralharyana.gov.in/ 2.Go to the COVID-19 movement pass link and fill up the form. 3.Application will be processed by the respective Deputy Commissioner’s office. 4.Movement Pass granted if the request is found to be genuine. 5.Movement pass will be sent over sms/email (.) Sample of the sms/email passes to be granted is enclosed with this message (.) Moreover the notifications also had instructions that proper briefing is done of all the police personnel to ensure that all those who are travelling under the authorization of the “Lockdown Pass” are allowed free passage.MandatoryAll15-04-2020NO
HaryanaHaryana Government launches a system of granting movement passes  electronically both for Government Employees as well as Public Persons who have emergency situations requiring travel during the lockdown27-03-2020The Government of Haryana has, through a notification dated 27th March 2020, launched a system of granting movement passes electronically for both Government Employees as well as Public Persons who have emergency situations wherein they need to travel despite the strict lockdown in place. The process of grant of movement passes is as follows: 1. Those in emergency should logon to https://saralharyana.gov.in/ 2. Go to the COVID-19 movement pass link and fill up the form. 3. Application will be processed by the respective Deputy Commissioner’s office. 4. Movement Pass granted if the request is found to be genuine. 5. Movement pass will be sent over sms/email. Please refer to the attached document for further details.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MizoramProcurement of PPEs and other essential items27-03-2020Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga's and Health Minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana 's tireless efforts in procuring personal protective equipment and other necessary medical items for protection against COVID-19 bore fruit this afternoon. A consignment of 138 boxes consisting 10900 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sets, 10000 N95 masks, 200 infrared sensors and 900 shoe covers reached Lengpui Airport by a chartered Air India flight from Delhi this afternoon. More PPEs and other necessary items are also expected to reach Aizawl very soon. These items are enroute from Guwahati.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabPunjab Government sets up 24x7 Control room to ensure supply chain of Essential Commodities27-03-2020The Punjab Government has in its website mentioned the setting up of a 24X7 Control room to ensure supply chain of essential commodities. The Control room to facilitate/coordinate hassle free movement of vehicles carrying fruits, vegetables, milk, dairy products etc. The control room will be operational from 7.00 AM to 9.00 PM and function until further orders. The following numbers have been dedicated to the control room: 7986164174, 9877937725 besides email- fruit.veg.control@punjab.gov.in.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
Andhra PradeshGuidelines for management of bio medical waste contaminated/suspected to be contaminated with COVID 19 in health facilities27-03-2020Health and Family Welfare Department of Andra Pradesh Govt. lists out guidelines for management of Bio-medical waste contaminated/suspected to be contaminated with COVID-19 in health facilities, sample collection centres and labs, quarantine camps and biomedical waste treatment facility.MandatoryHealth (Hospitals, labs, etc.)No end date specifiedNO
West BengalGovernment of West Bengal extends validity of certificate of verification and stamping of weights and measures till further orders26-03-2020The Consumer Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal (“Department”) has issued a notification extending the validity of certificate of verification and stamping of weights and measures till further orders. This move has been taken by the Department in view of the threat from COVID-19 and the safety measures in place to combat the same.

Note: Rule 27 of the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011, states that every weight and measure used in any transaction needs to be verified and stamped by the Legal Metrology Officer in the State in which the weight and measure is put to use and it should be re-verified at regular intervals.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralSteps taken by EPFO26-03-2020The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (“EPFO”) has issued a scheme to implement the PMGKY package for credit of employee’s and employer’s share of EPF contributions (24% of wages) for 3 months by the Government of India. Objectives: To prevent disruption in the employment of low wage earning employees and support establishments employing up to 100 employees, the Government has decided to pay for the entire EPF contributions (employers and employees contributions) for the next three months. The Scheme will be valid for March, April and May of 2020. Applicability: For Establishments For Employees (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/-. (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/- What the employer has to do to avail the Scheme? The employer in relation to any eligible establishment, must disburse wages for the month to all employees of the establishment and file Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) Online to avail the benefit under the Scheme. The employer of establishment claiming benefits under this Scheme have to file only one valid ECR for each of the months- March, 2020, April, 2020 and May, 2020. Form 5A (Ownership return) filed electronically should contain the details of all branches/departments and EPF Code numbers, if any, allotted separately to such branches/departments. Once ECR is uploaded by an employer eligible for relief, then the challan will separately show such amounts of employees’ and employers’ contributions as Central Govt. relief due under this Scheme in respect of eligible employees. After the employer remits the payment due from him as reflected in challan as noted at (v) above, the EPF & EPS contributions in respect of eligible employees will be credited directly in their respective UAN by the Central Govt. There is no need to seek reimbursement of relief.AdvisoryAll31-05-2020NO
CentralSEBI grants further relaxations; filing requirements extended and various Committee Meeting related compliances under LODR too stands extended 26-03-2020SEBI in a circular dated 26th March, 2020, has granted further relaxations under the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. This is further to the earlier relaxations granted by way of circulars dated 19th March, 2020 and dated 23rd March, 2020. These relaxations have been provided with an aim to ease the compliance burden related to filings, with a view on the current COVID-19 crisis. Following are the relaxations: a) The due date for filing Certificate from Practicing Company Secretary on timely issue of share certificates has been extended from April 30, 2020 till May 31, 2020. b) The due date for conducting Annual General Meeting of a listed entity has been extended from August 30, 2020 till September 30, 2020. c) The due date for convening meeting of the nomination and remuneration committee for a listed entity has been extended from March 31, 2020 till June 30, 2020. d) The due date for convening meeting of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee has been extended from March 31, 2020 till June 30, 2020. e) The due date for convening meeting of the Risk Management Committee has been extended from March 31, 2020 till June 30, 2020. f) The requirement of publication of advertisements in newspapers as required, for information such as notice of the board meeting, financial results, etc., has been exempted by SEBI till 15th May, 2020.MandatoryAllDifferent timeline for separate actions.Yes
CentralPESO relaxations/exemptions under Explosives Rules, 2008, Gas Cylinders Rules, 2016 and Static and Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 201626-03-2020In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the competent authority by a letter dated 26th march, 2020, has conveyed to PESO the following relaxations/ exemptions under the following 3 laws: Under Explosives Rules, 2008 1. Rule 112(1) – All the licences having validity till 31st of March 2020 shall be deemed to have validity extended till 30th September 2020. 2. Rule 112(6) – Renewal applications for the licences (having validity till 31st March 2020) may be submitted prior to 30th September 2020 which shall be exempted from submission of one year late fee. Gas Cylinders Rules, 2016 1. Rule 35 – Cylinders due for testing as on 31st March 2020 shall be deemed as due for testing on 30th June 2020. SMPV(U) Rules, 2016 1. Rule 55 – Validity of licence in Form LS-2 expiring on 31st March 2020 shall be deemed as expiring on 30th June 2020. 2. Rule 18 & 19 – Requirement of test certificates of safety relief valves and hydro testing of pressure vessels due for testing between 15th March 2020 up to 30th June 2020 shall not be insisted and the due date for testing is extended up to 30th June 2020.MandatoryAll30-09-2020Yes
CentralNotice regarding Lockdown of all Tea Gardens across India26-03-2020The Tea Board of India has through an advisory dated 26th March, 2020 has clarified that in view of the nationwide lockdown order dated 24th March, 2020, all tea gardens in the country are under lockdown and are not operational.MandatoryTea ManufacturingNo end date specifiedNO
CentralAdvisory to Warehouses registered with WDRA26-03-2020The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) has through an advisory dated 26th March, 2020 informed that all warehousemen of Warehouses and Cold storages registered with the WDRA should approach the local police authorities for obtaining curfew passes in order to ensure smooth functioning of Warehousing activity in their Warehouses in view of being an exempted business under the nationwide lockdown order of 24th March, 2020 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The WDRA has further stated that the Warehouses should be operated with minimum number of staff only and they should follow the guidelines issued by the various government departments in relations to provisions for maintaining hygiene and observing social distancing.AdvisoryWarehousingNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMinistry of Food Processing Industries suggests list of essential foods which should be continued to be manufactured, transported, distributed and sold.26-03-2020Pursuant to: a. issuance of orders by Union Home Secretary dated 24.3.2020 and 25.3.2020 under Disaster Management Act; and b. letter issued by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, dated 23.3.2020, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries shared list of essential food products and their inputs. The ministry further stressed on the importance of uninterrupted manufacturing of the food products in order to maintain supply chain and availability of food to everyone. The ministry acknowledging the importance of availability of raw materials, packaging materials, movement of trucks carrying them, functioning of  warehouses and cold storages and ability of workers to come and work in the factories and warehouses has asked for necessary instruction to be passed onto District Collectors, Police and Transport officials to enable continued functioning of food products factories, movement of their products and inputs/raw materials and allowing workers to attend these factories. The ministry shared the following sample list of food products: Manufacturing, transport, distribution & retail of a. Fruits & Vegetables b. Rice, wheat flour, other cereals and pulses c. Sugar and salt, spices & masalas d. Bakery& Dairy (Milk & Milk products) e. Tea and Coffee f. Eggs, Meat and Fish g. Food Grains, Oil, Masala and Food Ingredients h. Packaged food & Beverages i. Health supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use (FSDU) and Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) j. Infant/Baby food k. Animal Feed/Pet food Services related to manufacturing the above food products: i. Food delivery services & e-commerce for above mentioned products ii. Cold-storage/Warehousing of Food Products iii. Fuel such as Coal, Rice Husk, diesel/furnace oil and others necessary to ensure the running/manufacturing of plants/factories. iv. All raw materials, Intermediaries, packaging materials needed to support the above list of products.Mandatoryi. Food delivery services & e-commerce ii. Cold-storage/Warehousing of Food Products iii. Fuel such as Coal, Rice Husk, diesel/furnace oil and others necessary to ensure the running/manufacturing of plants/factories. iv. All raw materials, intermediaries, packaging materials needed to support food product business.No end date specifiedYes
CentralRenewable Energy Generation Stations to continue operations26-03-2020● All Renewable Energy Generating Stations mandated to continue operations ● Local Administrators advised to ensure operation of such stations by - removing S.144 orders for such locations - ensuring no problem in movement of required personnelMandatoryRenewable Energy14-03-2020Yes
CentralStandard Operating Procedure issued by Ministry of Home Affairs for maintaining supply of essential goods during COVID-19 lockdown period26-03-2020In this SOP, the Ministry, recognising that the availability of essential goods take place through small local retail shops, large organized retail stores and e-commerce companies allowed the following constituents of the supply chain to operate: i. Suppliers of essential goods, including restaurants supplying home delivery of cooked food items; ii. Facilities for storage of such essential goods which, may be known as warehouse, godown etc.; iii. Transporters/ drivers/ loaders etc. of essential goods from the place of manufacture to wholesalers and/or retailers. Such transportation may involve intra-city, inter-city in same state/UT or inter-state movement of essential goods; iv. Manufacturing units of essential goods including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediatesMandatoryAll15-04-2020Yes
CentralFinance Minister announces 1.7 Lakh Crore relief package under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna for poor and daily wage workers26-03-2020Amid the Lockdown order issued by the Central Govt. and respective State Govts, the daily wage workers and poor citizens have been affected the most. To ensure that the basic necessities such as food, gas, cash reaches to this section of the society the Finance Minster has announced a relief package under the Pradhan Mantri  Garib Kalyan Yojna. The critical features of the package announced are :- 1. Amendment of EPF Regulations - Pandemic to be included as a reason to allow non-refundable advance of 75% of the amount or three months of wages (Basic + DA) whichever is lower. 2. Businesses having less than 100 workers and those employees earning monthly wages up to Rs. 15,000/-, the Govt. will pay the employers and employees contribution for the next three months. This will take off some financial burden from both employer and employee due to business disruption amid lockdown. 3. Health Care Workers - Insurance of Rs. 50 Lakhs for Safai Karmacharis, ward boys, nurses, ASHA workers, paramedics, technicians, doctors and other health care workers in the Govt. Hospital and Health Care Centres. 4. PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojna - 80 crore individuals will be covered under this scheme. Each person will be allowed double of their current entitlement of food grain which is 5 kg of either wheat grain or rice and 1 kg of Pulses per family at no cost for the next 3 months. 5. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana - Rs. 2,000/- due in 2020-21 will be paid upfront in the month of April under the PM Kisan Yojna to all the farmers. 6. Gas Cylinder at no cost to be provided to 8 crore families for the next three months. 7. There are many other benefits announced for building and other constructions workers, collateral free lending to Self-Help groups, MANREGA wage rates increased and support for senior citizens, widows and Divyang citizens by transferring Rs. 1000/- for the next three months.MandatoryIndustries having less than 100 workers | Construction Industry | Health Care26-06-2020Yes
CentralRetail sale of any preparation containing 'Hydroxychloroquine' to be done in the same manner as drugs specified in Schedule H1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 194526-03-2020‘Hydroxychloroquine’ has been seen as an essential drug  to meet the requirements of emergency arising due to pandemic COVID-19. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has therefore, in the public interest, regulated and restricted the sale and distribution of the drug ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ and preparation based thereon. The Ministry has therefore brought the retail sale of any preparation containing the drug under the purview of Schedule H1 to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 i.e., to be sold on the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner only.MandatoryPharmaceutical IndustriesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralRetail sale with doorstep delivery of any drug including drugs specified in Schedule H, Schedule H1 & Schedule X permitted for all persons holding a licence in Form-20 or Form-21 under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 26-03-2020Recognising the requirement of doorstep step delivery of drugs to consumers due to the pandemic COVID-19 and in the public interest, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has permitted all persons holding a   license in Form-20 or Form-21 i.e., to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute drugs by retail to provide doorstep delivery of drugs  in Schedule H (except narcotics, psychotropics and controlled substances as defined in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985), Schedule H1 and Schedule X. The Ministry, has however, placed restriction for the sale of drugs in Schedule H, H1 and X, requiring that the same may be sold on receipt of prescription physically or through e-mail. The licensee is required to conform to the following conditions - (i) Submission of an e-mail ID for registration with the licensing authority if prescriptions are to be received through email. (ii) Doorstep delivery is to be provided to patients located within the same revenue district where the licensee is located. (iii) In case of chronic diseases, the prescription shall be dispensed only if it is presented to the licensee within 30 days of its issue and in acute cases, the prescription shall be dispensed only if it is presented to licensee within 7 days of its issue. (iv) The bill or cash memo is required to be sent by the return email and records of all such transactions are to be maintained.MandatoryPharmaceutical IndustriesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralVerification and Stamping of weights and measures under the Legal Metrology Act extended for 3 months due to the prevalent condition of COVID-1926-03-2020The Department of Consumer Affairs vide its notification dated 26th March 2020 has extended a period of three months for verification and stamping of weights and measures. Due to the prevalent condition of COVID-19 and in order to prevent the gathering of persons for verification and stamping purposes, the extension of three months has been provided. Further additional fees payable by the users of weights and measures for re-verification, due to expiry of validity of stamp on postponement of re-verification shall be relaxed for the extended period.MandatoryManufacturing, Importing, Packaging26-06-2020Yes
HaryanaGurugram Police allows movement of technical personnel for maintenance / repair of buildings, apartments or appliances26-03-2020The Gurugram Police vide tweet (Twitter platform) dated 26th March 2020, directed certain categories of individuals who are exempted from the restriction on free movement during lockdown period. These technical personnel whose services fall under essential categories and will be allowed free movement for performance of their services are electricians, plumbers, mechanics for Lifts, Air conditioners, Vehicles, Generators, Televisions, Dish TV, CCTC and Cable TV; Internet Service Providers, Private Security Guards, Supervisors, Gas/CNG service pipeline technicians, Sanitization works and domestic helpers.AdvisoryElectricians | Plumbers | Mechanics for Lifts, Air conditioners,  Vehicles, Generators, Televisions, Dish TV, CCTC and Cable TV | Internet Service Providers | Private Security Guards | Supervisors | Gas/CNG service pipeline technicians |  Sanitization works and domestic helpers14-04-2020NO
West BengalWB Govt. order on movement of personnel and supply of essential commodities26-03-2020The Government of West Bengal vide order number 28-CS/2020 has merged pervious two orders with respect to movement of personnel and supply of essential commodities for the ease of public and to amend the previous orders. The Govt. has issued guidelines for unrestricted movement of goods and services and unrestricted movement of personnel by producing their ID cards issued by the Govt or their employers (for Private sector employees). Example :- Law & Order, Courts, Police, Fire Department, Electricity, Banks, Grocery Stores, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, eggs, poultry sellers, Transportation, E-commerce of groceries, food items, home delivery of food, Medicine Shops, Hospital employees etc. Further, personnel associated with hyper-mart, super stores, e-commerce platforms, home delivery of food will be allowed unrestricted movement on production of authorization letter issued by the employer and such letter needs to be endorsed by the local police / SDO. Movement pass will not be required for private individuals going for procurement of essential food items, medicine, health consultation but not more than two people.Mandatory1.Telecom, postal services, Internet, IT & ITES, including staff engaged in maintenance of critical infrastructure such as servers, telecom towers etc. 2.National Informatics Centre, Early Warning Agencies 3.Banks, Insurance and ATMs 4.Capital and Debt market services as notified by the SEBI 5.Food including groceries, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, bread, milk, eggs, poultry feed, cattle feed storage and transportation 6.Cold storage and warehousing services 7.E-commerce of groceries, food items, and home delivery of food, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. 8.Public utilities including petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG storage and transportation 9.Medicine shops, optical stores, pharmaceutical manufacturing and their transportation 10.Production and Manufacturing units requiring continuous process (after obtaining necessary approval from the District Magistrate in their respective districts and Commissioner KMC in Kolkata Municipal Corporation area). 11.Print, electronic media and social media, MSOs and Cable operators 12.Manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities and associated supply chain 13.Hotels, home stays, lodges and motels, which are accommodating tourists and persons stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew. 14.Establishments used/earmarked for quarantine facilities 15.Movement of essential food commodities through road, airports, ports, railway sidings 16.Movement of forest sector essential services 17.Transport, storage and sale of seeds, insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers 18.Manufacturing units for packaging materials of food items, drugs, pharmaceuticals and medical devices 19.Movement of patients and their attendants to and fro from hospitals and nursing homes. 20.People engaged in ongoing agriculture operations.14-04-2020NO
Andhra PradeshList of essential services / Commodities, Shops dispensing such items and movement of employees related to such items - exemption from Lockdown26-03-2020The following items have been identified as essential services/commodities. Transport services carrying the above goods, shops selling the above goods and movement of staff/employees related to these goods shall be exempted from lockdown. 1.1. All vegetables 1.2. All fruits 1.3. Milk and dairy products 1.4. Eggs, poultry, meat and fish 1.5. Groceries (Pachari samanlu) 1.6. Public Distribution System through FP Shops 1.7. Fodder, Cattle feed and Aqua feed and ingredients Drinking water (RO/ mineral) and water tankers 1.9. Bread and Biscuits 1.10. Bulk drugs and pharmaceuticals 1.11. Drug formulations (Medicines) 1.12. Masks & Sanitizers 1.13. Medical equipment and medical supplies 1.14. Health services and medical shops and Veterinary services 1.15. Petroleum products including LPG, CNG, Furnace oil, Petrol, Diesel, LS, HS, Aviation Fuel, ethanol etc. 1.16. Rice Mills, Dal Mills and Oil Mills 1.17. Loading, dispatch and unloading of food grains from all godowns 1.18. Internet and Telecom service providers and their agencies 1.19. Post offices 1.20. Banks and ATM’s 1.21. Insurance companies 1.22. Stock articles required for procurement of food grains/ Vegetables / fruits viz., Tarpaulins, Gunnies, Polythene, Crates, fumigants etc., 1.23. E-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart etc and food delivery platforms such as Swiggy, Zomato etc.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
ManipurGuidelines for opening of shops selling essential goods such as milk, eggs, and vegetables.26-03-2020The Government of Manipur vide order no. DC(IE)/COVID-19/2020 dated 26-03-2020, issued a notification to ensure shops for essential items like grocery, eggs, milk, vegetables, fruits, aata, sugar, matter are open. The Guidelines included Zone wise segregation and further segregation into clusters with names and contact details of incident commanders and specific time and days of opening. The Guidelines also requires strict adherence to the below mentioned: 1. Social distancing to be followed while purchasing the grocery items 2. Spacing pattern will be strictly maintained 3. Price hiking is prohibited 4. Bulk buying is prohibited 5. One member of family to come out for purchasing groceries 6. Shopkeepers to maintain the details of the buyers 7. No vehicles of any kind will be allowed to come for purchase 8. Crisscrossing of public between clusters is strictly prohibited 9. Medical Stores will be opened 24X7MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMinistry of Health and Family Welfare allows doorstep delivery of drugs based on the receipt of prescription physically or through e-mail amidst COVID-19 pandemic26-03-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with a notification dated 26th March, 2020 has directed persons holding a license in Form-20 or Form-21 under the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945 to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute drugs by retail, intends to sell any drug including the drugs specified in Schedule H except narcotics, psychotropics and controlled substances. Background : To meet the requirements of emergency arising due to pandemic COVID-19 and in public interest the government has initiated retail sale of drugs to the doorstep of consumers. Drugs specified in Schedule H1 and Schedule X can be delivered on the doorstep based on the receipt of prescription physically or through e-mail and sale of such drugs will further be subjected to the following conditions – i. The licensee shall submit an e-mail ID for registration with the licensing authority if prescriptions are to be received through email. ii. The drugs shall be supplied at the doorstep of the patients located within the same revenue district where the licensee is located. iii. In case of chronic diseases, the prescription shall be dispensed only if it is presented to the licensee within 30 days of its issue and in acute cases, the prescription shall be dispensed only if it is presented to licensee within 7 days of its issue. iv. The bill or cash memo shall be sent by the return email and records of all such transactions shall be maintained by the licensee.AdvisoryPharmaceuticals, E-CommerceNo end date specifiedNO
AssamGovt. of Assam provides additional advisory on movement of vehicles carrying food grains, vegetables / fruits and functioning of markets / grocery stores during lockdown period26-03-2020The Government of Assam, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Department of Dispur provides additional advisory on movement of vehicles supplying and carrying food grains, operations of daily markets and other essential commodities and services during lockdown period. The advisory highlights the following points: - 1. Inter/intra state movement of petroleum products, Dairy products, Animal feed, LPG, food items, drugs, pharmaceutical and medical items should not be restricted. 2. The district Authority will maintain a database of the transporters/suppliers of the above mentioned items. 3. Passes shall be arranged for the transporters and suppliers. 4. Health status of drivers and helpers will be monitored. 5. Wholesalers / retailers are encouraged to sell fruits, vegetable and milk on door step. 6. Sellers in the weekly markets should be spread and the distance between two vendors should be at 2 to 3 meters. 7. Municipal Markets to have proper entry and exit points and the total number of people in the market should not be more than 10. 8. Common citizens should not be allowed in wholesale markets. 9. Grocery shops are encouraged to keep fruits and vegetables and wholesalers are encouraged to supply vegetables at the grocery stores.MandatoryAll21-04-2020NO
KeralaKerala Pollution Control Board adopts Central advisory for maintaining cleanliness during the lockdown period.26-03-2020The Kerala Pollution Control Board (KPCB) has adopted the additional advisory of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India with respect to maintaining cleanliness during the lockdown. The key highlights are :- 1. Sweeping, bleaching, disinfecting the public places (parks, commercial areas, place of worship etc.) during the lockdown. 2. Safe disposal of waste from quarantined households by especially marking the disposal bags in yellow colours. These wastes will be treated as Bio-Medical waste. 3. These quarantined household waste to be transported separately and the vehicles collecting these wastes to be disinfected regularly. 4. The wastes from quarantines households to be disposed only through incineration. 5. Masks, gloves collected from non-quarantined households should be treated as domestic hazardous waste and should be wrapped in a separate paper, collected and transported separately without mixing with normal household waste. 6. Sanitary workers / staffs involved in collecting and transporting the hazardous wastes should be provided with protective kits. 7. Fresh daily protective kits to be provided to the sanitary workers / staffs engaged in collection of waste from quarantine households. 8. Before leaving for collection duty and after returning to their duty station, thermal checking to be done and mandatory handwash to be done. 9. Collecting staff to deposit their used masks/gloves /protective gears in a designated cordoned off area and such waste to be treated as bio-medical waste.MandatoryGovernment ULBs and Waste collecting agentsNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaKarnataka Government rolls out list of retailers / operators and online delivery services permitted to operate on obtaining relevant passes in Bengaluru City amidst lockdown26-03-2020The Police Department, Government of Karnataka in a notification dated 26th March, 2020 has allowed the following retailers / operators and online delivery services to operate on obtaining relevant passes in Bengaluru City – Zomato, Flipkart, Amazon, Swiggy, Grofers, Bigbasket, Milkbasket, Dunzo, Big Bazaar, Snapdeal, Licious, Medlife, PharmEasy, Ninjacart, Healthians Diagnostics, Delhivery Pvt. Ltd., More Retail Ltd., Easyday, Spencer’s, Reliance Fresh, Foodpanda, Ubereats, 1MG, Dr. Lal PathLabs, Max-Path, Dmart, Ola eats, Shadofax, Metro Wholesale, Super Daily, Hyperpure, Practo, Akshayakalpa Farm and Foods, Jumbotail, Apollo Pharmacy, Shop G, Towness, Portea, MTR Foods, Snapzo, Peelwater and any other e-commerce retailers / operators shall be allowed to operate. These operator / retailers have to obtain passes for vehicles / persons from any of the 8 Deputy Commissioners of Police (L&O) in the Bengaluru City. They can contact Smt. Divya Sara Thomas, IPS, Dy Commissioner of Police, City Armed Reserve Police, Bengaluru city if they face any difficulty.MandatoryAll, E-commerce companiesNo end date specifiedNO
AssamAdditional Advisory on availability of food items, maintenance of supply chain and movement of vehicles for the same issued by Govt of Assam26-03-2020Food, Civil Services and Consumer Affairs Department, Govt of Assam have issued additional advisory on availability of food items, maintenance of supply chain and movement of vehicles for the same. Key points: a. Inter state and Intra state movement of petroleum products, dairy products, animal feeds, LPG food items, drugs, pharmaceuticals and medical items should not be restricted. b. Railway and Airport for exempt cargo movement will be allowed c. Supply of fruit, vegetables, dairy products should be made available at doorsteps to the extent possible by encouraging wholesalers/retailers to use vans. d. Municipal markets should be reoriented to have proper entry and exit points.AdvisoryWholesale/Retail of Fruits/Dairy/Vegetable; LogisticsNo end date specifiedNO
CentralSpices Board relaxes requirement of pre-shipment sampling, testing and sampling of export consignments of spices and spice products; effective from 26.03.2020 until further Orders26-03-2020The Spices Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India (“Spices Board”), through a Circular dated 26th March, 2020, has relaxed the requirement of pre-shipment sampling, testing and stuffing of export consignments of certain spices to selected destinations. This step has been taken by the Spices Board keeping in view the current difficulties being faced by the exporters of spices due to the lockdown enforced due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The following relaxation (with certain conditions) has been provided by the Spices Board: 1. Wherever the importing countries do not mandate production of Spices Board Analytical Reports at the port of discharge of the export consignment of spices and spice products from India, such consignments are temporarily exempted from the mandatory sampling and stuffing requirements stipulated by the Spices Board. 2. However, the existing pre-shipment sampling, testing, stuffing and health certificate requirements will continue to be applicable to the export consignments of spices and spice products meant for European Union (EU) countries. 3. The exporters have been advised to ensure adequate internal measures to meet the quality and safety requirements of the importing countries. This exemption provided by the Spices Board will remain in force till further Order/s are released in relation to it.MandatorySpice manufacturing, exportNo end date specifiedNO
ManipurGuidelines for opening of shops selling essential goods such as milk, eggs, and vegetables.26-03-2020The Deputy Commissioner of East Imphal District, Manipur in an order dated 26th March, 2020 has released a list of shops for essential items (grocery, eggs, milk, vegetable, fruits, aata, sugar, salt, mattar) that will remain open at specific times and during specific days during the COVID-19 lockdown.
In addition to that, certain guidelines with respect to shops and individuals such as practicing social distancing, prohibition of price hike, shopkeepers to maintain details of buyers etc. are also issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Imphal East District.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Tamil NaduRestrictions extended in Tamil Nadu for 21 days from 25.03.202025-03-2020Restrictions imposed Tamil Nadu from 18.00 hrs of 24.3.2020 to 06.00 hrs of 1.4.2020 has been extended from 25.3.2020 for 21 days. Please refer to attachment for list of restrictions along with exemptions.MandatoryAll14-04-2020Yes
AssamGovernment of Assam directive on Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID -19)- Guidelines to the Factory Management. applicable to all factories coming under the purview of Indian Factories Act 1948 and Assam Factories Rules 1950 with immediate effect25-03-2020The Government of Assam recently released directive on Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID -19)- Guidelines to the Factory Management which is applicable to all factories coming under the purview of Indian Factories Act 1948 and Assam Factories Rules 1950 with immediate effect. 1. It directs all Factories to safely shut down their processes or operation with the exemption of the following category of factories as described below, so as to comply with the deadline associated to the Lock Down process i.e. not later than 6pm of 24-03-2020. The description of Exempted category of factories that have been permitted to operate are: i) Manufacturing units of essential commodities. ii) Production units which require continuous process after obtaining required permission from the Government of Assam. Please note that if there is any doubt whether any establishment/service is essential or not, the District Magistrate shall be the competent authority to decide. 2. All factory managements are requested to treat the shutdown period as paid holidays, with full emoluments as eligible, for the employees including the contract and daily waged workers. 3. The two categories of factories as mentioned above, that are declared exempted from shut down domain, are permitted to operate subject to the conditions laid down in these Guidelines/Directive as follows: i) These guide lines issued by this Inspectorate and uploaded in its website (vide no. Est/398/17/740-56, Dated 20th March 2020), in the wake of outbreak of CORONA Virus shall be strictly complied with. ii) Factories are advised to maintain only bare minimum personnel for safe operation of the plant. iii) Factories shall so deploy their employees that they avoid the close proximity of each other which under no circumstances is less than 1 metre. iv) No construction works or any activity not directly linked to the core manufacturing process shall be carried out in any factory. v) Exempted Factories having storage of any hazardous material or product should have enough Hazard containment facility and fire fighting units with trained staffs for the safe operation of the plant. vi) Exempted factories having storage of hazardous materials of any form shall convey the details of the same with MSDS and steps taken for their safe storage to the to the concerned Inspector of Factories / Senior Inspector of Factories through any electronic communication mode with copy thereof to the Chief Inspector of Factories, Assam. vii) All the exempted factories including the Major Accident Hazard (MAH) categories shall come up with a detail action plan (with details of reserve employees) in case any exigencies arising out of exposure of their employees to COVOD-19 and convey the same to this Inspectorate through electronic mode. viii) The list with contact details, mobile phone numbers and associated Police Station of deployed staffs should be kept ready and maintained by the Occupier/Manager and to be made available to the concerned authority when demanded. ix) Notwithstanding anything as listed above, Factories shall adhere to all directives under various departments of Govt. of Assam and Govt. of India. These orders shall remain in force till the cessation of the Lock DownMandatoryFactories in AssamNo end date specifiedNO
CentralRevised Guidelines for Handling, Treatment and Disposal of Waste Generated during the Treatment/Diagnosis/ Quarantine of COVID-19 Patients Please note: While the link in the allocation was for Telangana State pollution Control Board, the Guidelines were originally issued by the Central Pollution Control Board which was then adopted by states.25-03-2020The Union health ministry has rolled out the revised guidelines for management of waste generated during the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 suspected or confirmed patients to be followed by all stakeholders. Applicability: The stakeholders include isolation wards, quarantine centers, sample collection centers, laboratories, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and common biomedical waste treatment & disposal facilities. The guidelines also include existing practices under Bio-medical Waste Management (BMWM) Rules, 2016. These guidelines are based on current knowledge on COVID-19 and existing practices in management of infectious waste generated in hospitals while treating viral and other contagious diseases. Furthering the same, state and central governments have initiated various steps, which include setting up of quarantine centers/camps, isolation wards, sample collection centers and laboratories. These guidelines which will be updated further if need arises and is done mainly to incorporate specific requirements and responsibilities of persons operating quarantine camps or caretakers of quarantine homes/home-care units and also the responsibilities of ULBs. Specific provisions are also incorporated for States not having common Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) and for allowing hazardous waste incinerators to dispose COVID-19 waste. It is also stipulated that Guidelines brought out by World Health Organisation (WHO), Union health ministry, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and other concerned agencies from time to time may also be referred. Revised guidelines have been stipulated for handling, treatment and disposal of COVID-19 waste at healthcare facilities, quarantine camps/quarantine-homes/ homecare, sample collection centers, laboratories, SPCBs/PCCs, ULBs and CBWTFs. Healthcare facilities having isolation wards for COVID-19 patients need to follow following steps to ensure safe handling and disposal of biomedical waste generated during treatment like: i. keeping separate colour coded bins/bags/containers inwards and ii. maintaining proper segregation of waste as per BMWM Rules, 2016 as amended and CPCB guidelines for implementation of BMWM Rules. iii. As precaution double layered bags (using 2 bags) should be used for collection of waste from COVID-19 isolation wards so as to ensure adequate strength and no-leaks. iv. There should be collection and storage of biomedical waste separately prior to handing over the same CBWTF. v. Other guidelines include use of a dedicated collection bin labelled as “COVID-19” to store COVID-19 waste and keep separately in temporary storage room prior to handing over to authorized staff of CBWTF. vi. Biomedical waste collected in such isolation wards can also be lifted directly from ward into CBWTF collection van. vii. In addition to mandatory labelling, bags/containers used for collecting biomedical waste from COVID-19 wards, should be labelled as “COVID-19 Waste”. This marking would enable CBWTFs to identify the waste easily for priority treatment and disposal immediately upon the receipt. viii. General waste not having contamination should be disposed as solid waste as per SWM Rules, 2016. ix. Maintain separate record of waste generated from COVID-19 isolation wards, use dedicated trolleys and collection bins in COVID-19 isolation wards. x. The (inner and outer) surface of containers/bins/trolleys used for storage of COVID-19 waste should be disinfected with 1% sodium hypochlorite solution daily. xi. There should be deputation of dedicated sanitation workers separately for biomedical waste and general solid waste so that waste can be collected and transferred timely to temporary waste storage area. x. Guidelines for isolation wards should be applied suitably in case of test centers and laboratories also. Less quantity of biomedical waste is expected from quarantine Camps/Quarantine Home/ Homecare facilities. However, the persons responsible for operating quarantine camps/centers/home-care for suspected COVID-19 persons need to follow the below mentioned steps to ensure safe handling and disposal of waste. i. General solid waste (household waste) generated from quarantine centers or camps should be handed over to waste collector identified by Urban Local Bodies or as per the prevailing local method of disposing general solid waste. ii. Biomedical waste if any generated from quarantine centers/camps should be collected separately in yellow coloured bags (suitable for biomedical waste collection) provided by ULBs. These bags can be placed in separate and dedicated dust-bins of appropriate size. iii. Persons operating Quarantine camps/centers should call the CBWTF operator to collect biomedical waste as and when it gets generated. iv. Persons taking care of quarantine home/home-care should deposit bio-medical waste if any generated from suspected or recovered COVID-19 patients, by following any of the following methods as may be arranged by ULBs like handing over the yellow bags containing biomedical waste to authorized waste collectors at door steps engaged by local bodies or deposit biomedical waste in yellow bags at designated deposition Centers established by ULBs. The bag again should be stored in yellow bag or container or should be handed over the bio-medical waste to waste collector engaged by CBWTF operator at the doorstep.MandatoryTo all stakeholders involved in the management of waste generated during diagnostic or treatment of Covid 19 suspected or confirmed cases. For e.g. Laboratories, Sample collection centres, common bio medical waste treatment and disposal facilities.No end date specifiedYes
CentralExtension of validity of Prior Environmental Clearances till 30th June, 202025-03-2020The validity of Prior Environmental Clearances in respect of all category of projects or activities expiring between 15.03.2020 and 30.04.2020 has been extended till 30.06.2020 provided that such project or activity is permissible to be carried out as per other relevant laws and regulation during the period of such extension. The terms and conditions will remain the same as under the previous Prior Environmental Clearance.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
Central1st Addendum to Pan India Lockdown Order; Clarification on additionally exempted Industries/Services25-03-2020First addendum to the nationwide lockdown order which clarified the list of exempted businesses & services and also expanded the existing list of exempted businesses/services. Additionally exempted businesses now included shops for seeds and pesticides, veterinary hospitals; pharmacies and pharmaceutical research labs; cross land border movement of essential goods including petroleum products and LPG, food products, medical supplies etc.MandatoryAll15-04-2020Yes
CentralDPIIT setting up control room to monitor ground level difficulties during lockdown25-03-2020The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is setting up a control room to monitor (in real time) the status of transportation and delivery of goods, manufacturing, delivery of essential commodities during the lockdown period. The department has asked the manufacturer, transporter, distributor, wholesaler or e-commerce companies to reach out to the department at the below mentioned number or email if they are facing any difficulties :- Telephone - +91 1123062487 E-mail - controlroom-dpiit@gov.in The above telephone number will remain functional from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.AdvisoryManufacturer, distributors, transporter, wholesalers and e-commerce companies14-04-2020NO
CentralStaff / personnel associated with power generation or distribution exempted from lockdown25-03-2020The Ministry of Power vide notification dated 25th March 2020, has stated that power generation is an essential service and the staff and personnel (including vendors) associated  with power generation, inter-state distribution to grids, power stations will have waiver from  section 144, nationwide lockdown, curfew or any other limitation. Minimum staff to be allowed to work for the power plants and offices. Necessary permission / passes to be provided on production of official ID cards / authorization letters from interstate power generating stations. The respective state governments will also provide similar permission / passes to their state generating stations and Independent Power Producers.MandatoryPower generating, distribution companies and associated vendors14-04-2020Yes
CentralGuidelines for Handling, Treatment, and Disposal of Waste Generated during Treatment/Diagnosis/ Quarantine of COVID-19 Patients 25-03-2020The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released this specific guidelines i.e., precautionary steps to be adopted for management of waste generated during diagnostics and treatment of COVID-19 suspected / confirmed patients. These Guidelines dated March 25, 2020 is in suppression of the earlier guidelines released by CPCB on March 19, 2020. This is applicable to all Healthcare Facilities, Home-care, isolation wards, quarantine centers/homes/camps, sample collection centers, laboratories, ULBs and common biomedical waste treatment and disposal facilities, and is in addition to existing practices under BMW Management Rules, 2016. The Guidelines lists specific steps, i.e., precautionary steps to be adopted by the above-mentioned stakeholders and will help them in managing, handling, treating, and disposing solid waste in line with the provisions under the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 as amended by these Guidelines. Penalty for non-compliance - Imprisonment - Upto 5 years or fine of Rs 1 Lakh or both. Penalty for Continuing offence after conviction - Continuing offence beyond 1 year after the date of first conviction: Imprisonment upto 7 years. Additional fine: Maximum: Rs. 5,000 for each day would be imposed (after the first day of conviction).MandatoryHealthcare Facility/Providers, testing centers, laboratories, including the following: Healthcare Facilities Home-care Isolation wards Quarantine centers/homes/camps Sample collection centers laboratories ULBs Common biomedical waste treatment and disposal facilitiesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralGuidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment’s (PPE’s) to all major and minor ports for dealing with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic25-03-2020The Directorate has issued instructions to all major and minor ports for dealing with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic vide DGS Order No. 04 of 2020 dated 20.03.2020 (F. No. 7-NT (72)/2014). Vide notification dated 25th March 2020, clarification has been given by the Directorate with regard to protocol to be followed at all major and minor ports for rational use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE's): 4.1 Pilots or inspection staff embarking on vessel with no suspect case in ship, the risk is low and following protective gears are advised: a. Triple layered mask b. Gloves 4.2 If the pilot or inspection staff embarking on vessel which has a suspect case of COVID-19 in the ship, then the following protective gears are advised: a. N-95 or equivalent mask b. Gloves c. Shoe cover 4.3 Port personnel embarking the vessel but not coming in contact with the ship crew: a. Triple layered mask b. Gloves 4.4 Personnel involved in cargo operations are advised the following protective gears: a. Triple layered mask b. Gloves c. Regular maritime PPE like shoes, helmet, working gloves etc. to be worn as per the existing practices of the ports 4.5 Hand hygiene at all times to be practiced. 4.6 Disposal of PPE: Disposal of PPE shall be as per the guidelines of MoHFW, Govt. of India, issued from time to time.AdvisoryShipping IndustryNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaHaryana Government has listed down essential industries / services which are exempted from lockdown25-03-2020The Haryana Government vide advisory dated 25th March 2020 has listed down the essential industries and services which will be exempted from the lockdown :- 1. Food, Food Products & other allied industries including transportation. 2. Milk, Milk Products & allied industries including transportation. 3. Agriculture, Vegetables, Fruits and Industries related to these packaging & procurement including transportation 4. Face Mask 5. Hand Sanitizer 6. Disinfectants, Alcohol and Bleach based 7. Packaging Industries working for food and pharma industries 8. All Pharmaceuticals and Medical industries 9. Poultry/Meat/fishery Processing Unit 10. Food Irradiation Unit etc. 11. Cattle/Poultry feed/ Animal Feed manufacturing and transport. 12. Industrial Units manufacturing water purifiers and purified water 13. Industries manufacturing equipment / materials used in public health services 14. Electricity generation. distribution and transmission 15. IT services, IT Enabled services and Data Centres providing services to any essential industries 16. Production transportation and supply chain. E-commerce of all essential goods including food, fast moving consumer goods. pharmaceutical, Sanitizer. Mask. Pest/Insect Control and Medical equipment, Warehousing of all essential food. Grocery, Grains 17. Factories/Production sites/Commercial 18. Entities shall be allowed to have security and fire-fighting personnel present 19. Continuous process industries which cannot be stopped, the decision whether it is essential or not will lie with the District MagistrateAdvisory1. Food, Food Products & other allied industries including transportation. 2. Milk, Milk Products & allied industries including transportation. 3. Agriculture, Vegetables, Fruits and Industries related to these packaging & procurement including transportation 4. Face Mask 5. Hand Sanitizer 6. Disinfectants, Alcohol and Bleach based 7. Packaging Industries working for food and pharma industries 8. All Pharmaceuticals and Medical industries 9. Poultry/Meat/fishery Processing Unit 10. Food Irradiation Unit etc. 11. Cattle/Poultry feed/ Animal Feed manufacturing and transport. 12. Industrial Units manufacturing water purifiers and purified water 13. Industries manufacturing equipment / materials used in public health services 14. Electricity generation. distribution and transmission 15. IT services, IT Enabled services and Data Centres providing services to any essential industries 16. Production transportation and supply chain. E-commerce of all essential goods including food, fast moving consumer goods. pharmaceutical, Sanitizer. Mask. Pest/Insect Control and Medical equipment, Warehousing of all essential food. Grocery, Grains 17. Factories/Production sites/Commercial 18. Entities shall be allowed to have security and fire-fighting personnel present 19. Continuous process industries which cannot be stopped, the decision whether it is essential or not will lie with the District Magistrate14-04-2020NO
Jammu & KashmirMeasures for financial assistance during the lock down period due to COVID-1925-03-2020These measures have been introduced to provide financial assistance to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in view of the 21 day lockdown beginning on 24th March, 2020. The measures taken are as follows: 1. Over-draft facility in Jan-Dhan Accounts: Banks have been requested to allow overdraft facility to needy persons; 2. Benefits to ESIC registered workers: ESIC registered employers to extend relief / compensation including wages as per ESIC scheme promptly to all insured persons as per directions of the Central Government; 3. Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board: An assistance of Rs. 1000/- per worker costing Rs. 36 crore may be released to registered workers strictly through DBT for purchase of ration; 4. Old Age Pension: Two instalments of pension relating to old age, disability and women in distress may be paid immediately for nearly 7.7 lakh persons including 1. 7 lakh pending cases. 5.  Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction: Rs.45 crore have been released for the purpose of covering cost of quarantine, cluster containment operation, food, lodging etc. for management of COVID-19 under Disaster Response Fund. It was decided that besides above, free ration to destitute, daily wage earners under distress, slum dwellers etc. may also be extended under Disaster Response Fund. 6. Entertainment of bills which could not be presented in Treasuries during 2019-20: There are nearly 6500 DDOs attached with 121 Treasuries. In view of lock down, many bills will not get presented as DDOs may not be able to function fully. Therefore, it was decided that all bills pertaining to authorized works or procurement of goods and services as per rules that could not be presented due to lock down, shall be entertained during 2020-21 7. Ration under PDS and Mid-Day Meal Scheme Providing two months ration to all persons covered under PDS and children covered under Mid-Day Meal scheme.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaPass system in Karnataka for movement during lockdown25-03-2020Pursuant to the directions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for the lockdown to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 virus, the Karnataka Police Department has introduced a pass system to regulate the movement of people (essential service providers; Example :- Food / pharmaceutical delivery agents, Private Security Guards, Petrol Pump employees, Ambulance service etc.). The department has introduced two pass system, one will be individual pass and the other will be car pass. The passes will be issued from the office of the jurisdictional DCP L&O.MandatoryPrivate Security Guards | Petrol, Gas, LPG retail employees | Bank, ATM, Insurance Companies Employees | Delivery agents of Food, Pharmaceutical and e-commerce platforms | Print and Electronic Media persons | Staff working in Ration or Grocery shops, Dairies, Meat, Fish shops and animal fodder shops | Staff of medical establishments such as Hospitals, Clinics, Dispensaries, Nursing Homes, Laboratories, Ambulance Services | Staff of Telecom and Internet Services | IT & IT enabled services employees which work for essential services | Employees of Power generation, transmission and distribution units | Staff of Capital and Debt market | Employees of cold storage and warehousing services | Staff working for manufacturing units of essential commodities | Self engaged in transportation of essential goods | Staff of Hotels and Lodges which are accommodating tourists stranded due to COVID-19 and earmarked for quarantine facilities.14-04-2020Yes
Uttar PradeshGautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate order on sale of essential commodities and opening and closing hours of shops25-03-2020The District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar vide order dated 25th March 2020, has asked all the sellers, service providers, agents and their employees selling essential commodities to ensure that there should not be overcrowding at their outlets. To ensure this, fruit, vegetable, grocery, pharmaceutical / medicine shops and other essential / life saving commodity shops (including home delivery) should function from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The additional working hours will ensure better crowd management. Petrol pumps, medicine stores located near hospitals which usually stays open 24x7 will continue to function 24x7. Penalty for Non-compliance - Imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or; Fine up to Rs. 1000/- or; Both.MandatorySellers of Fruits, Vegetables, Grocery Stores, Medicine shops, sellers of other life saving commodities and Petrol Pumps14-04-2020NO
West BengalGovernment of West Bengal publishes an extended list of exceptions/exemptions to the Complete Safety Restrictions.25-03-2020The Government of West Bengal vide notification dated 25-03-2020, extended the exceptions/exemptions provided in the Complete Safety Restrictions, that was notified on the 24thof March 2020. Pursuant to this notification the following would be included as exceptions/exemptions: 1.Law and Order, Courts and Correctional Services. 2.Health Service and Veterinary services. 3.Police, Armed forces and Para Military forces and Private Security guards 4.Electricity. Water and Conservancy services 5.Fire, Civil Defense and Emergency Services 6.Telecom, internet, IT & ITES and Postal services. 7.National Informatics Centre and Early warning agencies. 8.Banks, Insurance and ATMs 9.Food including groceries, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, bread, milk, eggs, poultry feed, cattle feed storage and transportation 10.Cold storage and warehousing services 11.E-commerce of groceries, food items and home delivery of food, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. 12.Public utilities including petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG storage and transportation. 13.Medicine shops, optical stores, pharmaceutical manufacturing and their transportation 14.Production and manufacturing units, requiring continuous process (after obtaining necessary approval from the District Magistrate in their respective districts and Commissioner KMC in Kolkata Municipal area. 15.Print, electronic media and social media, MSOs and Cable operators. 16.Manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities. 17.Hotels, home stays, lodges and motels which are accompanying tourists and persons stranded due to the lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and the sea crew. 18.Establishments used /earmarked for quarantine facilities 19.Movement of essential food commodities through road, airports, ports, railway 20.Manufacturing units for packaging material of food items, drugs, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. 21.Movement of patients and their attendants to and fro from the hospitals and nursing homes 22.People engaged in ongoing agricultural operations.MandatoryAll15-04-2020Yes
MaharashtraMaharashtra State-wide lockdown notification25-03-2020The Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 25th March, 2020 announced a state wide lockdown to curb the further spread of COVID-19 in the state. The lockdown notification extensively lays down guidelines on what businesses/services are allowed to be kept open and what are not. Please see the hyperlinked title to read the notification in further details.MandatoryAll03-05-2020Yes
OdishaBhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation issues SOP for maintaining social distance in essential commodity stores & daily markets/Haats25-03-2020Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation issues a letter dated 2th March 2020 laying down a SOP  for maintaining social distance in and outside the essential commodity stores & daily markets/Haats. Key Point: a. Permanent marking in circle or square shape should be made outside the shops having a distance of 2 meters b. For daily market and haats, each vendor will sit 10 meters apart from each other c. Market association to ensure that the market place is cleaned twice a weekMandatoryRetail/Wholesale shops dealing in essential commodities; Market place/haatNo end date specifiedNO
Himachal PradeshGovt Himachal Pradesh issued Order under Himachal Pradesh Covid Regulations 2020 for private Hospitals to continue its operation providing health services to the people of the State 25-03-2020Govt Himachal Pradesh issued of Order dated 25ht March 2020 under Himachal Pradesh Covid Regulations 2020 directing all private hospitals to continue its operation providing health services to the people of the State and to comply with various requirement under the said Regulations and directions/guidelines as issued from time to timeMandatoryPrivate HospitalsNo end date specifiedYes
West BengalGovt of West Bengal issued order  regarding movement of personnel and supply of essential goods and services25-03-2020Govt of West Bengal issued an order dated 25th March 2020 regarding movement of personnel and supply of essential goods and services. Kept Points: 1. Personnel associated with distribution of essential commodities under e – commerce platforms, home delivery of food items shall be  allowed unrestricted movement on production of authorization letters issued by their employers and endorsed by the local Police Authority/SDO 2. Unrestricted movement allowed for following personnel on production of identity cards issued by their employers: a. personnel of the Print and Electronic Media b. medical personnel, nurses, para-medical staff and other personnel of all health care establishmentsMandatoryPrint and Electronic Media; E-commerce Platform involved in distribution of essential commodities; Print and Electronic Media; Medical personnel, nurses, para-medical staff and other personnel of all health care establishments; Government employeesNo end date specifiedYes
Arunachal PradeshProhibition on deducting wages in lieu of absence from duty on account of Covid-19 lockdown25-03-2020Prohibition on deducting wages in lieu of absence from duty on account of Covid-19 lockdown. Absence from duty due to lockdown not to be considered to be a ground for deducting wages under any law regulating payment of wages to workers. All non-operational workplaces to consider its employees to be on duty.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
OdishaOdisha Govt. directs Urban Local Body/Officers authorized by F&ARD to issue vehicle pass for uninterrupted supply of meat, egg, fish feed, fish seed and livestock feed.25-03-2020Department of Water Resources, Government of Odisha directs Urban Local Body/Officers authorized by F&ARD to issue vehicle pass for regarding uninterrupted supply of meat, egg, fish feed, fish seed and livestock feed.MandatoryIndustries dealing with supply of meat, egg, fish feed, fish seed and livestock feed.No end date specifiedNO
PunjabPunjab issues new orders with respect to supply of essential items, law and order, quarantine of persons, door-to-door delivery25-03-2020Chief Minister of Punjab issues new orders with respect to supply of essential items, law and order, quarantine of persons, door-to-door delivery along with other issues regarding sanitation and issues related to COVID-19MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
SikkimProhibition on sale of hand sanitisers without drug manufacturing licence label25-03-2020Government of Sikkim has prohibited sale of hand sanitizers which does not have Drug Manufacturing in the label and has directed all Chemists / Pharmacies to abide by the same.MandatoryPharmaceutical industriesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralClarificatory amendment to the Order dated 21-03-2020 regarding capping the prices of masks24-03-2020The retail prices of 3ply surgical mask contain a layer of Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric shall not be more than Rs.16/- per pieceMandatoryHealthcare30-06-2020NO
CentralState Governments/ UT Administrations to ensure adherence to the recommendations made in the meeting of Committee of Secretaries (CoS) which was held under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary on 23rd March, 2020 with regards to Review of prices of essential commodities. 24-03-2020The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Department of Food & Public Distribution, Government of India has by a Notification dated March 24, 2020 has requested the State Governments/ UT Administrations to ensure adherence to the recommendations made in the meeting of Committee of Secretaries (CoS) which was held under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary on 23rd March, 2020 with regards to Review of prices of essential commodities. The Department stated in this Notification that it had already requested the State Governments/ UT Administrations to take appropriate measures to ensure the availability of Ethyl alcohol/ Ethanol/ ENA to the manufacturers of hand sanitizers in order to contain Corona Virus/ Covid 19. Since availability of sanitizers and its prices needs to be monitored for its smooth supply, the State Governments/ UT Administrations are requested to ensure adherence to the recommendations made in the CoS meeting, which are as follows: i) JS (Sugar), D/o Food & Public Distribution; and D/o Consumer Affairs may coordinate with the alcohol distilleries; Excise Commissioners and Drug Controllers in States to start manufacture of sanitizers through alcohol distilleries expeditiously. States may be advised to give all necessary permissions without delay. States may also be asked to waive the 300% excise duty on ethanol used for the purpose of making sanitizers. Supply of sanitizer in bulk to State and Central Government hospitals at low rates may be negotiated with the distilleries. ii) Secretary, D/o Consumer Affairs and JS (Sugar), D/o Food & Public Distribution may coordinate with States to ensure that functioning of bottling plants for sanitizers is allowed to continue unhindered and all new permissions to be expeditiously granted. iii) JS (Sugar) in D/o Food & Public Distribution may coordinate between deodorant manufacturers and sanitizer manufacturers/ distilleries to further address the shortage of sanitizer bottles/ pumps. iv) In view of the urgency, States may be pursued to waive inspection requirements and other formalities for starting production of sanitizers and other equipment. The States may be asked to give post facto approval for such facilities. Secretary, M/o Pharmaceuticals may coordinate with States and stakeholders. v) State Governments/ UT Administrations are requested to expedite all necessary permissions, as recommended by CoS; and waive the excise duty on ethanol, if any, for manufacturing of sanitizers. vi) State Governments/ UT Administrations are also requested to exempt raw material production for hand sanitizers/ ethanol, including packing material from lockdown and restrictions on transport including inter-state transport. The Notification states that “This may be treated as "Most Urgent".AdvisoryDirected to State Governments/ UT AdministrationsNo end date specifiedNO
CentralCertain relaxations provided to companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) from statutory requirements under Companies Act, 2013 and LLP Act, 2008.24-03-2020The Ministry of Corporate affairs via General Circular No. 11 /2020 introduced Special Measures under Companies Act, 2013 (CA-2013) and Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 in view of COVID-19 outbreak. The following measures have been implemented by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to reduce their compliance burden and other risks: 1. No additional fees shall be charged for late filing during a moratorium period from 01sr April to 30th September 2020, in respect of any document, return, statement etc., required to be filed in the MCA-21 Registry, irrespective of its due date, 2. The mandatory requirement of holding meetings of the Board of the companies within the intervals provided in section 173 of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA13) (120 days) stands extended by a period of 60 days till next two quarters i.e., till 30th September. Accordingly, as a onetime relaxation the gap between two consecutive meetings of the Board may extend to 180 days till the next two quarters, instead of 120 days as required in the CA-13. 3. The Companies (Auditor's Report) Order,2020 shall be made applicable from the financial year 2O2O-2O21 instead of being applicable from the financial year 2019-2020 notified earlier. 4. As per Para Vll (1) of Schedule lV to the CA-13, independent Directors (lDs) are required to hold at least one meeting without the attendance of Non independent directors and members of management. For the financial year 2019-20, if the lDs of a company have not been able to hold such a meeting, the same shall not be viewed as a violation. The lDs, however, may share their views amongst themselves through telephone or e-mail or any other mode of communication, if they deem it to be necessary. 5. Requirement under section 73(2)(c) of CA-13 to create the deposit repayment reserve of 20% of deposits maturing during the financial year 2020-21 before 30th April 2020 shall be allowed to be complied with till 30th June 2020. 6. Requirement under rule 18 of the Companies (Share Capital & Debentures) Rules, 2014 to invest or deposit at least 15% of amount of debentures maturing in specified methods of investments or deposits before 30th April 2020, may be complied with till 30th June 2020. 7. Newly incorporated companies are required to file a declaration for Commencement of Business within '180 days of incorporation under section 10A of the CA-13. An additional period of 180 more days is allowed for this compliance. 8. Non-compliance of minimum residency in India for a period of at least 182 days by at least one director of every company, under Section 149 of the CA-1 3 shall not be treated as a non-compliance for the financial year 2019-20.MandatoryAll30-09-2020Yes
CentralProhibition on export of ventilators and any artificial respiratory apparatus or oxygen therapy apparatus or any breathing appliance and sanitizers24-03-2020In its efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has prohibited the export of all ventilators, including any artificial respiratory apparatus or oxygen therapy apparatus or any other breathing appliance/device. The notification (No 53/2015-2020) issued by Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry today further amended the export policy. It widens the ambit of products under the prohibited category and will prevent any scope of export of these items by any other classification. The Government has also prohibited the export of all Sanitizers.MandatoryManufacturers of Medical Devices and FMCGNo end date specifiedYes
CentralNo restriction of sign on/sign off of Indian Seafarers in port of India - Director General of Shipping24-03-2020The Director General of Shipping vide a circular dated 24.03.2020 has clarified that there is no restriction of sign on/sign off of Indian Seafarers in port of India. The Indian Seafarers have however been advised to exercise utmost caution in respect of sign off in foreign ports due to the international and domestic travel restrictions imposed by various international and national authorities.  Further the circular also states that the office memorandum issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs dated 23.03.2020 which has stopped immigration of passenger traffic at 107 check posts including all sea ports is only applicable for passengers and not crew. Vehicles/Trains/Air Cargo/Ship Cargo carrying goods for trade or essential goods and supplies are exempted from this prohibition along with their crew, driver, helper, cleaner, etc subject to their thorough screening by medical staff for Covid-19.MandatoryShipping CompaniesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralPan India Lockdown Order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs 24-03-2020Primary order announcing nationwide lockdown for a period of 21 days commencing from 25th March, 2020. The order was brought out by the Ministry of Home Affairs post the Prime Minister's address to the nation on 24th March, 2020. All Non-essential services and business units were directed to be completely closed and a list of exceptions were provided by the Ministry.MandatoryAll15-04-2020Yes
CentralExtension in last date for late filing Income Tax Return for F.Y 2018-1924-03-2020Last date for late filing of Income tax return for F.Y. 2018-19 has been extended from 31-03-2020 to 30-06-2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralTime limit for completion of any compliance by the taxpayer has been extended 24-03-2020Time limit for completion of any compliance by taxpayer which is expiring between 20th March 2020  to 29th June 2020 including - a)filing of appeals, b)furnishing of return, c)furnishing of statements, d)filing of applications, e)reports, f) any other documents including investment in saving instruments or investments for roll over benefit of capital gains under Income Tax Act,  Wealth Tax Act, Prohibition of Benami Property Transaction Act, Black Money Act,  STT law, CTT Law, Equalization Levy law, Vivad Se Vishwas Act, Customs Act shall be extended till 30th June 2020MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralReduction in the rate of interest for payment of advanced tax 24-03-20201. For payment of advanced tax made between 20th March 2020  and  30th June 2020  interest rate at 9% instead of 12 %/18 % per annum ( i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month) will be charged  for this period. 2. No late fee/penalty shall be charged for delay relating to this period.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralReduction in the rate of interest for delayed payment of self assessment tax 24-03-20201. For payment of self assessment tax made between 20th March 2020  and  30th June 2020  interest rate  at 9% instead of 12 %/18 % per annum ( i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month) will be charged  for this period. 2. No late fee/penalty shall be charged for delay relating to this period.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralReduction in the rate of interest for delayed payment of TDS 24-03-20201. For payment of TDS made between 20th March 2020  and  30th June 2020  interest rate at 9% instead of 12 %/18 % per annum ( i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month) will be charged  for this period. 2. No late fee/penalty shall be charged for delay relating to this period.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralReduction in the rate of interest for delayed payment of TCS 24-03-20201. For payment of TCS made between 20th March 2020  and  30th June 2020  interest rate at 9% instead of 12 %/18 % per annum ( i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month) will be charged  for this period. 2. No late fee/penalty shall be charged for delay relating to this period.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralReduction in the rate of interest for delayed payment of tax deducted as equalisation levy24-03-20201. For payment of tax deducted as equalisation levy made between 20th March 2020  and  30th June 2020  interest rate  at 9%  instead of 12 %/18 % per annum ( i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month) will be charged  for this period. 2. No late fee/penalty shall be charged for delay relating to this period.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralReduction in the rate of interest for delayed payment of Securities Transaction Tax 24-03-20201. For payment of STT made between 20th March 2020  and  30th June 2020  interest rate  at 9%  instead of 12 %/18 % per annum ( i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month) will be charged  for this period. 2. No late fee/penalty shall be charged for delay relating to this period.MandatoryAll30-06-2020NO
CentralReduction in the rate of interest for delayed payment of Commodity Transaction Tax24-03-20201. For payment of tax deducted as equalisation levy made between 20th March 2020  and  30th June 2020  interest rate  at 9%  instead of 12 %/18 % per annum ( i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month) will be charged  for this period. 2. No late fee/penalty shall be charged for delay relating to this period.MandatoryAll30-06-2020NO
CentralExtension in due date for making payment under Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020 24-03-20201. Due date for making payment under Direct Tax Vivad se vishwas has been extended from 31st March, 2020 to 30th June, 2020. 2. Hence, the additional payment of 10% which was required to be made if payment was made under the scheme after 31st march, 2020 has been forgone if payment is made till 30th June, 2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralExtension in due date for filing GSTR-3B for the months of March, April and May, 2020 for those having aggregate annual turnover less than Rs. 5 Crore24-03-2020Due date for filing GSTR-3B for the months of March, April and May, 2020 will be extended till the last week of 30th June, 2020 for those having aggregate annual turnover less than Rs. 5 Crore. No Interest, late fee, and penalty to be charged.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralExtension in due date for filing GSTR-3B for the months of March, April and May, 2020 for those having aggregate annual turnover of Rs. 5 Crore or more24-03-2020Last date for filing GSTR-3B for the months of March, April and May, 2020 will be extended till the last week of 30th June, 2020 for those having aggregate annual turnover of Rs. 5 Crore. Reduced rate of interest @ 9 % per annum from 15 days after due date (current interest rate is  18 % per annum).  No late fee, and penalty to be charged.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralExtension in last date for opting for composition scheme, making payments for the quarter ending 31st March, 2020 and filing of return for 2019-20 for Composite dealers24-03-2020Date for opting for composition scheme is extended till the last week of June, 2020.  Further, the  last date for making payments for the quarter ending 31st March, 2020 and filing of return for 2019-20 by the composition dealers  will be extended till the last week of June, 2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralExtension in last date for issue of notice, notification, approval order, sanction order, filing of appeal by the Department24-03-2020Last date for issue of notice, notification, approval order, sanction order, filing of appeal under GST by the Department where the time limit is expiring between 20th March 2020 to 29th June 2020 shall be extended to 30th June 2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020NO
CentralExtension in last date for filing of appeal, furnishing of return, statements, applications, reports, any other documents, time limit for any compliance under GST24-03-2020Due date for issue of notice, notification, approval order, sanction order, filing of appeal, furnishing of return, statements, applications, reports, any other documents, time limit for any compliance under GST where the time limit is expiring between 20th March 2020 to 29th June 2020 shall be extended to 30th June 2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralExtension in due date for payment under Sabka Vishwas Scheme 24-03-2020Payment date under Sabka Vishwas Scheme shall be extended to 30th June, 2020. No interest for this period shall be charged if paid by 30th June, 2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralMCA defers effective date of Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2020; 2016 Order to continue to apply for FY 2019-202024-03-2020the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”), through an Order dated 24th March, 2020, has stated that the provisions of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2020 (“Auditor’s Report Order”), will now be applicable on every report made by the auditor on the accounts of every company audited by him, for every financial year starting from the financial year commencing on or after 1st April, 2020 instead of for the financial year commencing on or after 1st April, 2019. This has been brought out in light of the COVID -19 outbreak and pursuant to the relief measures announced by the Finance Minister.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
KarnatakaOrder by Karnataka Government exempting certain industries from the lockdown24-03-2020Pursuant to Order dated 24th March 2020, the Commerce and Industries Department of Karnataka has published the list of industries which are exempted from the lockdown. The order has instructed the Local bodies, Pollution Control Board, Factories, Boilers and Labour Department to relax the restrictions imposed during the lockdown. Further, the order also allows the movement of the workers and staff employed in the industrial units which are engaged in the manufacturing of essential commodities.Mandatory1. All Types of Rice and Oil Mills. 2. Dal Mills. 3 Dairy products. 4. R.O and Distilled Water Plants/Package Drinking Water 5. Roller Flour Mills. 6. Food Products like vermicelli, Biscuits, Fruit Juice/Pulp 7. Bulk Drugs. 8. lV sets and other medical equipment's like suction machines and pipes for Oxygen supply, PPE Gear, Surgical equipment's, Gauge and Bandage Cloth. 9. Pharmaceuticals Formulations and R&D. 10. Liquid Soaps, Detergents, Phenyl, Floor cleaners, Bleaching Powder, 11. Sanitizers 12. Masks and Body suits. 13. Paper Napkins. 14. Diapers/Sanitary Napkins. 15. Oxygen Domestic Gas Cylinders 16. Cold storages. Warehousing & Logistics. 17. Argo based industries like chilli, Turmeric, Salt, Spices. 18. Bakery and Confectioneries. 19. lace Plants. 20. Fish Feed, Poultry Feed, Cattle Feed etc. 21.  All types of Power Generations including solar. 22. Sugar 23. Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicine manufacturing units. 24. e-Commerce establishments for supply of food and groceries. 25. Packaging industries. 26. Effluent Treatment Plants. 27. AMTZ manufacturing COVID-19 Kits and Ventilators 28. Any other activity the Deputy Commissioner feels is essential on immediate basis, may be permitted.14-04-2020NO
MeghalayaThe District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills in the Meghalaya imposes curfew in entire district24-03-2020The District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills in the Meghalaya imposes curfew (section 144) in entire district to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus. The Order exempts few critical services / industries such as wholesale and retail pharmacies, Food and Civil supply department, Telecom, Telegraph, Communication and IT services, Print and Electronic Media and essential services such as LPG deliveries, online food delivery, online services deliveries, vehicles carrying essential commodities and goods vehicles.MandatoryAll Industries28-03-2020NO
NagalandDeputy Commissioner of Kohima issues order dated 24th March 2020, wherein, restriction on movement of public, vehicle movement and closure of non-essential shops and establishment has been imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic24-03-2020The Deputy Commissioner of Kohima issues order dated 24th March 2020, wherein, due to COVID-19 pandemic the following restrictions have been imposed : - 1.  Restriction on movement of public, except movement for purchase of essential commodities and medical exigencies and only one person should come out for purchase. 2.  Restriction on vehicle movement, except essential commodities & service. 3. No food items to be sold on streets. 4. No hawkers to be allowed in any colonies. 5. Public should not resort to panic buying.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
NagalandGovt. of Nagaland issues order for restricted movement and exemptions for the 21 days lockdown24-03-2020The Circular from Nagaland Govt. dated 24th March 2020 wherein the State mentions all activities that are suspended under the Lockdown and those considered essential services will remain operational and its related technician’s/personnel will be allowed free movement as an exception. All hospital, establishments, including manufacturing & distribution units, medical equipment shops, dispensaries, chemists, labs, clinics. Commercial and private establishment including all construction works shall be closed except the grocery/vegetable shops, cooked/uncooked food services and their transportation, hospitals, chemists, optical shops, Banks, insurance offices, print and electronic media, ATM, production and manufacturing units, gas, power supply etc. to name a few. Petrol pumps, LPG, Petroleum and gas retails storage, capital and debt market services as notified by SEBI. Hospitality services remain suspended except hotels, homestays, lodges which are accommodating tourists or quarantined people. All transport will be closed except those necessary to carry out the abovementioned functions eg. Goods carriage vehicles. List of establishment/services that will remain open include Telecom & Internet Services including IT & ITeS, supply chain related transport, private security services etc. all exceptions to ensure necessary precautions against Coronavirus.MandatoryAll Industries14-04-2020NO
SikkimSikkim Government notifies the lockdown, issues instructions to strictly implement the guidelines issued by MHA.24-03-2020The Chief Secretary, Home Department, Government of Sikkim, through order number D/Home/2020 dated 24th March, 2020, has issued instructions to the DGP, District Magistrates of all the districts, Superintendent of Police of all the districts, Medical Superintendent of STNM Hospital, Sub Divisional Magistrates, Chief Medical officers of all districts, Municipal Commissioner, GMC, Municipal Executive officers and Block Development officers to strictly implement the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 24th March, 2020 with effect from 25th March, 2020 for a period of 21 days till 15th April, 2020. The Order provides the following: 1.Commercial and Private establishments to be closed down. However, there are exceptions to the above-mentioned: a.Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through E-commerce are permitted; b.Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT enabled Services only (for essential services) are permitted to be kept open but should as far as possible work from home; c.Capital and Debt market services as notified by Securities and Exchange Board of India are permitted to be kept open; d.Print and Electronic media may be kept open; e.Cold storage and warehousing services are permitted to be kept open; f.Power generation, transmission and distribution units and services are permitted to be kept open; g.Banks, ATMs and Insurance offices are permitted to be kept open; h.Private Security services are permitted to be kept open. i.Shops, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder; (District authorities may encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes); j.Petrol pumps, LPG, Petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets are permitted to be kept open; All other establishments shall work from home only. 2.Industrial Establishments to remain closed. Exception to the above-mentioned as follows: a.Manufacturing units for essential commodities and, b.Production units which require continuous process shall obtain relevant permission from the State Government for keeping open; 3.Suspension of all transport services whether by air, rail and roadways. Exception to the above-mentioned are as follows: a.Transportation of essential goods and b.Fire, law and order and emergency services. 4.Closure of all Hospitality services. Exception to the above-mentioned are as follows: a.Hotels, homestays, lodges and motels which are accommodating tourists and persons stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew; along with b.Establishments used/earmarked for quarantine facilities. 5.Closure of all educational, training, research, coaching institutions etc. 6.Closure of all public places of worship and prevention of any religious congregation without any exception. 7.Prevention of all social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ gatherings. 8.In case of funeral congregations, no more than 20 persons are permitted. 9.Hospitals and all related medical establishments including their manufacturing and distribution units, both in public and private sector including dispensaries, chemist and medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulances etc. are permitted to remain operational. 10.The transportation of all medical personnel, nurses, para-medical staff, other hospital support services are also permitted. 11.Strict observance of quarantine for all persons who have arrived in India after 15.02.2020 as per their local authorities failing which they will be prosecuted as per Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Penalty: Persons flouting any of the above restrictions are liable to be prosecuted under the penal provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 along with Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Further for implementing the containment measures, District collectors will deploy Executive Magistrates as Incident commanders as specified the in guidelines.MandatoryAll14-04-2020NO
TripuraGovt. of Tripura imposes section 144 of CrPc and has taken measures to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 virus24-03-2020The Circular from Tripura Govt. dated 24th March 2020 wherein the State mentions all activities that are considered essential services and will remain operational and its related technician’s/personnel will be allowed free movement as an exception to the lockdown requirement. All shops, malls, commercial establishments shall be closed except the grocery/vegetable shops, cooked/uncooked food services and their transportation, hospitals, chemists, optical shops, Banks, ATM, production and manufacturing units, gas, power supply etc. to name a few. Congregation of more than 3 persons at a public place will be prohibited except places of exempted establishments. All transport will be closed except those necessary to carry out the abovementioned functions eg. Goods carriage vehicles. Strict isolation is required for any foreign travelled person who returned after 9th March 2020. List of establishment/services that will remain open include Telecom & Internet Services including IT & ITeS, supply chain related transport, legal services, old age/baby care services, private security services etc. Any other service which the DM & Collector of the concerned District I Home / Health Department deems to be essential. Crossing of Indo-Bangladesh Boarder will be strictly prohibited at any place except those with official or diplomatic passport/visa.MandatoryAll Industries31-03-2020NO
West BengalExtension of lockdown from scheduled areas to the entire state of West Bengal till 31.3.2020.24-03-2020The government of West Bengal vide order dated 24.3.2020 extended the "Complete Safety Restrictions" to the entire state of West Bengal till midnight of 31.3.2020. Vide an earlier notification dated 22.3.2020 the government had imposed "Complete Safety Restrictions" in select areas which were covered as part of Schedule I of the said notification. The government clarified that the establishments / services including those in the private sector providing essential services shall be excluded from the Complete Safety Restrictions. Please refer to the attachment for details of exempted establishments and services.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
West BengalGovernment of West Bengal has issued a notice regarding the operation of buses and app based cab services.24-03-2020The Department of Transport, Government of West Bengal issued a notice stating that the bus service shall be available for movement of personnel on Emergency duty only. Buses are directed to carry not more than 20 people at a time and strictly maintain social distancing. Buses are directed to operate in fixed routes and once in every hour starting from 8 AM to 8 PM. Aggregator Cab services will run limited cab services for emergency and essential movement of people to Hospitals, Medical stores and funeral centres.MandatoryTransport15-04-2020NO
West BengalWest Bengal Government notifies “Complete Safety Restrictions”; imposes restrictions with an aim to prevent / contain the spread of COVID-19; effective 23.03.2020 to 31.03.202024-03-2020Government Of West Bengal has imposed complete safety restrictions w.e.f. 16:00 hrs of 23rd march 2020 to 24:00 hrs of 31st March 2020 in urban and rural areas. All shops commercial establishments, offices and factories workshops, godowns etc. shall close their operations. No public transport services including operations of taxis/auto rickshaws etc. shall be permitted except transport of all kinds to and from hospitals, airports, railway stations, bus terminals/bus stands. However selling, storage and transportation of food grains -including PDS- groceries, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, bread have been exempted. Emergency services including banks, ATMs and the IT sector have also been exempted from the lockdown.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
AssamAdditional Exemption List during state lockdown: newspaper hawkers, UN representatives, OIL India Ltd and GAIL, among others.24-03-2020All warehousing, storage and labour activities relating only to essential commodities. For the purpose of essential commodities also include milk (only in the local markets)MandatoryWarehousing and storageNo end date specifiedYes
OdishaAll construction work across the state to be stopped except for construction related to healthcare services24-03-2020The Odisha government has directed to stop all construction work across the State expect construction work for healthcare facilities and work related to COVID-19.MandatoryConstruction WorkNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiStandard Operating Procedure for Lockdown24-03-2020Following standard operating procedures have been laid down to ensure effective operation during the lockdown. 1. Government/PSU employees engaged /requisitioned for providing essential services- The employees of such Departments/Autonomous Bodies/PSUs of GNCTD engaged in providing essential services/activities as detailed in Annexure-I shall be allowed unhindered movement in and out of Delhi, on production of their official Identity Card. hose employees of Government/ Autonomous Bodies/PSUs of GNCTD, who are requisitioned for providing essential services shall be allowed unhindered movement in and out of Delhi on production of a pass to be issued by the offices of the DMs concerned/Divisional Commissioner/HoDs or any gazetted officer authorized by the HoDs in the prescribed format as per Annexure -II. 2. Outsourced and contractual employees/personnel engaged by Government Departments/PSUs/Autonomous Bodies in providing essential services Such employees/ personnel shall be allowed unhindered movement in and out of Delhi on production of a pass to be issued, by the offices of District Magistrates concerned/Divisional Commissioner/ HoDs concerned or any Gazetted Officer(s) authorised by HoDs, in the prescribed format as per Annexure-II attached herewith 3. Health Care Personnel of Private Sector All the health care personnel who are private employees viz. Private doctors/paramedical staff/lab technicians etc. shall be allowed free movement on production of their employer ID cards. Self-employed doctors/ healthcare personnel shall be allowed movement in and out of Delhi on production of official I-Card issued by their regulatory body/related government organisation. 4. All other essential service providers in Private Sector Private personnel who are engaged in providing essential services shall be allowed to move in and out of Delhi on production of a pass to be issued, by the offices of District Magistrates concerned /Divisional Commissioner/ District Deputy Commissioners of Police concerned/ HoDs concerned or any Gazetted Officer(s) authorised by HoDs, in the prescribed format as per Annexure-II. 5. Vehicles engaged in transportation of essential commodities and vehicular passes for the private vehicles of the officials mentioned in category 1, 2, 3 and 4 above Private vehicles for the persons in category 1 and 2, must obtain passes issued by the offices of District Magistrates concerned/Divisional Commissioner/HoDs concerned or any Gazetted Officer(s) authorised by HoDs in the prescribed format as per Annexure-III attached herewith. 6. Movement of general public The general public of Delhi are advised not to move out of their homes unless absolutely essential and use of vehicles should be curtailed to bare minimum. Movement out of homes should only be made for procurement of essential services /commodities only, if necessary or for any medical exigency to a clinic/hospital. Movement will be allowed on self certification basis. 7. Delhi residents stranded outside Delhi The persons, who are residents of Delhi and are stranded outside Delhi for some reason, shall be allowed to enter Delhi on production of any valid ID/Residence proof showing their residential address in Delhi. 8. E-PASS a). The e-pass (in the prescribed format as per Annexure -II) shall be issued to the persons coming from outside Delhi, in category 2 and 4, if needed, by the offices of District Magistrates concerned. b. The applicants can apply for such e-pass on WhatsApp to the authorized mobile numbers as specified in Annexure-IV or on the email ID ddma,delhi@nic.in giving their particulars along with relevant documents pertaining to their identity and essential service as the case maybe. c. Such a .. 9. 24/7 CONTROL ROOM - A 24/7 Control Room is being set up at the Office of Divisional Commissioner, GNCTD and also at all the offices of District Magistrates of GNCTD. An officer of the rank of ACP shall be available at all Control Rooms at all times to ensure proper liaison with the offices of District Magistrates on real time basis. 10. NODAL OFFICERS AT INTER-STATE BORDER CHECKPOSTS An officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector of Police and a revenue official of appropriate seniority shall be available round the clock at the inter-state border check posts at all entry points of Delhi, who will facilitate the seamless movement of vehicles engaged in transportation of essential goods/services/commodities as well as the personnel engaged in providing essential services. The phone numbers of all such officers shall be made available to Addl. Chief Secretary (Home), GNCTD; Divisional Commissioner, GNCTD; Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), GNCTD and all District Magistrates of GNCTD latest by 0900 hours of 25th March, 2020.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh Government issues welfare initiatives in the midst of COVID 19 outbreak24-03-2020As part of the various initiatives issued by the Chhattisgarh Government to assist the public and business in the State, extensions by one months have been provided for the renewal of license, permit, license etc. The rates of Chhattisgarh market price has been revised to May by the Commercial Tax (Registration) Department. Further, the last date for depositing property tax in urban bodies of the state has been extended to 30th April, 2020.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Andhra PradeshOperational Guidelines for essential factories/industries such as pharmaceuticals, masks, sanitizers, ventilators, COVID kits and essential food products across Andhra Pradesh 24-03-2020The Department of Industries, in consultation with the Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department has issued guidelines to restrict the movement of workers and staff in the factories alongwith the list of industries permitted to extend essential services to the public. All essential factories and industries manufacturing pharmaceuticals masks, sanitizers, ventilators, COVID kits and essential food products have been permitted to operate with social distancing norms, curtailed capacities, reduced shifts and skeletal staff. All industries have been mandated to pay wages/salaries to all workers/employees/contract workers/outsourced workers during the lockdown period as well as not lay off anyone during the said period. The onus of providing general awareness among employees such as washing hands with alcohol based washes or soap, observance of social distancing and sufficient measures for screening of persons working in the units has also been placed on these industries. In addition to this, industries are required to provide transporation facilities to workers/employees/staff thereto following social distancing norms and hygiene. Any workers/employees showing flu like symptoms are to brought to the notice of local authorities. E- commerce establishments have also been allowed to operate their supply chain for essential products.MandatoryPharmaceutical, Medical devices, E-Commerce industries, Food article manufacturing/procuring industriesNo end date specifiedYes
NagalandShops and commercial establishments in Kohima to remain closed 24-03-2020In the interest of public health and in order to contain and prevent the spread of COVID 19, the Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, Nagaland, directed shops and business establishments to remain closed except pharmacies, petrol pumps, groceries shops selling food items, vegetables, daily use items, LPGs and bakeries.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaBusiness continuity plan for banks in Odisha24-03-2020The Special Secretary cum Director Finance Department Odisha has issued a notification with regard to Covid 19 Business continuity plan for banks in Odisha: 1. For closing any bank branch or reducing the number of days of operation in any place, written permission of the concerned Collector will be required. 2. To deploy skeletal staff to manage their operations, Banks may seek approval of the concerned Collector. 3. Employees and Staff of Banks to use Identity Card or Certificates issued by the Concerned Bank authorities for travelling in Lock down areas for official purpose. 4. For assistance of Police to maintain law and order around bank branches or ATMs during transit of cash, the concerned Bank may intimate the local police station.MandatoryBankingNo end date specifiedNO
Arunachal PradeshOrder against hoarding, overpricing, black marketing of essential commodities24-03-2020The Deputy Commissioner of Itanagar has directed the shopkeepers of Itanagar Capital not to hoard essential commodities or sell items beyond prescribed rates. Furthermore, the shops have been directed to declare the stock position of essential commodities on a daily basis to the Authorities.MandatoryEssential commodityNo end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaOrder Under Section 144 CrPC in West Garo Hills till 6:00 a.m. the 28th of March, 2020 due to COVID-19 Outbreak24-03-2020The Meghalaya Government has promulgated curfew in West Garo Hills. The key exceptions to the curfew are as follows: a. Print and Electronic Media; b. Essential Services including Health services, LPG deliveries, Online food deliveries, online services delivery and courier services; c. Telecom, Telegraph communications and IT Services; d. Wholesale and retail pharmacies; e. Fire and Emergency services; f. Food and Civil Supply Department;MandatoryAll28-03-2020NO
OdishaTrade license certificate to be used as valid document to facilitate unhindered movement of goods transport vehicles24-03-2020The Department of water Resources, Government of Odisha vide letter dated 24-03-2020, mentioned that trade licence certificate can be used as a valid document to facilitate unhindered movement of goods transport vehicles to maintain smooth supply of daily needs and essential commodities. Further it was prescribed that 1. The trade licence holder shall photocopy the trade licence and on the reverse of the same certify with his signature and/or stamp the name of the person who have been employed by him for his shop or trade. 2. Such certificate he shall hand over to each of his employee 3. In case of his vehicles such certificate shall be handed over to the diver/helper mentioning the vehicle number 4. The employee concern should also carry a valid ID proof. 5. Police such honour such document and allow unhindered movement of goods transport vehicles to maintain smooth supply of daily needs and essential commoditiesMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MeghalayaFixation of maximum retail price of Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric, 3 ply Surgical Masks and Hand Sanitizer.24-03-2020Maximum retail price of Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric, 3 ply Surgical Masks and Hand Sanitizer fixed till 30.06.2020 as follows: 1. Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric - used in manufacturing of masks (2 ply and 3 ply) shall not be more than the price prevailing on the day one month prior to 13.3.2020, i.e., the prices prevailing on 12.2.2020. 2. 3 ply surgical masks shall not be more than the price prevailing on the day one month prior to 13.3.2020, i.e., the prices prevailing on 12.2.2020 or not more than Rs. 10 per piece whichever is lower and that of mask (2 ply) shall not be more than Rs.8/- per piece. 3. Retail price of hand sanitizers shall not be more than Rs. 100/- per bottle of 200 ml. The prices of other sizes of hand sanitizers will be fixed in proportion to the above.MandatoryManufacturers, retailers, traders of Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric, 3 ply Surgical Masks and Hand Sanitizer.30-06-2020NO
NagalandAdvisory to public to maintain record of travel and movement over last 14 days24-03-2020Maintain detailed record of all places and locations visited along with details of persons contacted or met during last 14 days so as to help Doctors of Health and Family Welfare Department to swiftly monitor and isolate such people in case of subsequent detection of Covid-19 infection.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaCoal, power, steel and fertiliser business declared to be essential services and to remain exempt from lockdown measures.24-03-2020Services and establishments delaing with production or supply of coal, power, steel or fertilisers along with mining, power generation and supply of raw material for steel making declared as essential services, and hence, will exempted from the lockdown.MandatoryMining | Power | Iron and SteelNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhMeter reading-billing of low pressure consumers to be suspended till 31st March. A one time lump sum will be given under "Electricity Scheme at Half Rate" benefit of two months.24-03-2020Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh implements various welfare schemes for the general public. These schemes will provide a big relief to the poor, school children, common citizens and business class during the period of lock down due to COVID-19 pandemic.MandatoryAll31-03-2020NO
ManipurSection 144 to be imposed in Imphal East District24-03-2020DM of East Imphal District issues prohibitory orders to reduce/stop mass gathering in view to combat spreading of COVID-19. No movement is allowed in whole of East Imphal District.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Himachal PradeshOrder mandating private hospitals under the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulations) Act, 2010 to remain open under the Clause 3 of HP Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulation, 2020.24-03-2020National Health Mission, Government of Himachal Pradesh has released advisory for all private hospitals along with AYUSH practitioners regarding notification of suspected COVID-19 cases to District Surveillance Unit and along with that some measures have to be followed by them.AdvisoryPrivate HospitalsNo end date specifiedNO
Andaman & NicobarThe Andaman and Nicobar administration secretariat has issued relaxation of restrictions based on the feedback in terms of difficulty being experienced by general public24-03-2020The Andaman and Nicobar administration secretariat vide an order dated 24-03-2020 mentioned that essential goods would include groceries, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, drinking water, bakery products and pharmaceuticals. The sale of the same would be duly regulated on the ground maintain social distancing measures.
The general public would be allowed the use of ATM, Post offices, Banks provided they maintain social distancing measures.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Andhra PradeshDistribution of Rice and cash to rice card holders in Andhra Pradesh23-03-2020● All rice card holder to receive free rice and dal ● all rice card holder to be given Rs. 1000 for procuring other essential supplies ● All government and private establishments shall pay full salary/wages to its employees/workers/contractorsMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralFormat for furnishing information on work from home by Other Service Providers in reference to notification dated Mar 1323-03-2020Ministry of Communications granted relaxations to OSPs (Other Service Providers) for a period up to 30.04.2020 with respect to Work From Home. However, OSPs were required to submit complete details of 'Extended Agent Positions'. i.e. Name, physical address and 'Static IP' addresses assigned thereto. The Ministry provided a format for data to be furnished by OSPs in respect of Work from Home. Also: i. Annexure for each OSP centre needs to be submitted separately; ii. CDR / call logs need to be maintained by the OSPs for one year as per existing guidelines and provided in simplified form on demand by the DOT/ Security Agencies.MandatoryInformation and communication30-04-2020Yes
CentralMinistry of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India issued office memorandum dated 23rd April 2020 implanting fast track regulatory framework to deal with applications for development of vaccines and diagnostics for COVID-1923-03-2020Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India issued an office memorandum dated 20.3.2020 stating that applications for development of vaccines, diagnostics, prophylactics and therapeutics for Covid-19 will be dealt with on a fast track basis in consultation with DCGI. For implementing fast track approvals, empowered committee of Review Committee of Genetic Manipulation (RCGM) and CDSCO has been constituted. In view of the above, the following have been decided – a. RCGM will approve application for import/exchange within a period of 7 days from the application only on fulfilment of the essential criteria along with the IBSC recommendation on IBKP Portal. b. RCGM will approve application for initiating research within a period of 7 days from the application along with the IBSC recommendation on IBKP Portal. c. Examination of physico chemical and molecular characterisation data and approval of animal toxicity protocol shall be done within 10 days of submission of all essential data, PCT protocol and IBSC recommendations on IBKP portal. d. Recommendation of RCGM for appropriate phase of clinical trial shall be provided within 10 days of submission of all preclinical toxicity data. e. CDSCO will approve Form 29/test licence/NOC to manufacturers within a period of 10 days from the date of application. f. CDSCO have been instructed to make Corona Units to address queries on development of vaccines, diagnostics, prophylactics and therapeutics for Covid-19 and also to provide link to that effect.AdvisoryPharmaceutical IndustriesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralIRDAI issues Directions to Life Insurers w.r.t. functioning of their offices in view of the multiple lockdown orders in different states23-03-2020The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (“IRDAI”), has issued a Circular on 23rd March, 2020 containing Covid -19 Pandemic related instructions directing all Life Insurers to do the following: 1)Functioning of offices of the Life Insurers – i)Safety of well-being of employees and policyholders is to be treated as top priority and necessary arrangements are to be made. ii) Instructions of the Central Government, State Governments and Local Authorities should be followed scrupulously. iii) Wherever the offices are not functioning partially/wholly, the policyholders may be notified by SMS, email or press release, in addition to suitable display in the branch office. iv) Policyholders to be informed about other alternative channels for payment of premiums, submission of claims and other service request/requirement. The services of call centres, wherever appropriate, may be used. v) Update your website with all the information, including list of offices not functioning and alternative arrangements for policyholder servicing and contact numbers, if any, for emergency needs. 2) For premiums due in the month of March, 2020, the grace period must be extended by one more month, in areas where State Governments have declared a lockdown. 3) Claim payments with regard to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) – i) Any claim received may be can be settled expeditiously. Life Insurers may consider developing quicker claim settlement process to suit the emerging situations in the affected areas. ii) Provide information in the respective website about admissibility or otherwise of COVID-19 death claims, for all products covering the contracts already issued. iii) Provide specific information, product-wise, related to any health insurance contracts already issued, regarding admissibility or otherwise of COVID-19 claims, in the website. 4) Submit a report every fortnight to IRDAI, providing the details of offices fully/partially closed along with duration and steps taken in this regard. They may maintain separate data in respect of claims related to COVID-19, to be submitted to IRDAI, as and when called for.MandatoryLife Insurance ProvidersNo end date specifiedYes
CentralIRDAI issues Circular dated 23-03-2020 suggesting insurers and re-insurers to conduct Board Meetings due till 30th June 2020 via vide video conferencing or other audio visual means 23-03-2020IRDAI vide Circular dated 23 March 2020 suggests all Board Meetings of the insurers and reinsurers due till 30th June 2020 to be conducted vide video conferencing or other audio visual means as per amended provisions of Companies (Meetings of Boards and its Powers) Rules, 2014.AdvisoryInsurance30-06-2020NO
CentralSupreme Court suo-moto extends limitation of liability for filing any type of petitions/applications/suits/ appeals/all other proceedings before any Court / Tribunal / Authority.23-03-2020The Supreme Court in exercise of power under Article 142 read with Article 141 of the Constitution of India had taken suo moto cognizance of the Covid 19 situation and extended the period of limitation in proceedings, irrespective of the limitation prescribed under the general law or special Laws whether condonable or not  with effect from 15th March 2020 till further order/s to be passed by it in present proceedings. The Supreme clarified that it had done so to obviate difficulties and to ensure that lawyers litigants do not have to come physically to file such  proceedings in respective Courts / Tribunals across the country.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralIRDAI issues Press Release extending due dates for filing monthly/quarterly returns by Insurers/Intermediaries, enhances grace period for payment of insurance premium etc.  23-03-2020IRDAI extends timeline for filing returns by all insurers and intermediaries for the month and quarter ending March, 2020 by 15 days and 30 days respectively, suggests all Board Meetings of the insurers due till 30th June 2020 to be conducted vide video conferencing as per amended provisions of Companies (Meetings of Boards and its Powers) Rules, 2014. IRDAI further directs life insurers allowing additional grace period for payment of premium by policy holders at their request and mandates all insurers to display detailed information as to the functioning of their offices, alternate arrangements made for premium payments, renewal, settlement of claims and lodging of other service requests in the company's website. Health insurers have been advised to condone delay in renewal up to 30 days without deeming such condonation as a break in policy and to contact the policyholders well in advance so as not to have a discontinuance in coverage.MandatoryInsurance (Life Insurance, Health Insurance,  Insurance Intermediaries)30-06-2020Yes
CentralMinistry of Civil Aviation directs commercial airlines to shut down operations from mid-night on 24th March, 202023-03-2020Ministry of Civil Aviation directs commercial airlines to shut down operations from mid-night 23.59 IST hours on 24th March, 2020. The commercial airlines have been instructed to plan in a manner that all schedule flights lands respective destination before 23.59 IST hours. [Note - However the restriction eliminates cargo carrying flights from it's purview ]MandatoryAirlinesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralMinistry of Commerce and Industry provides relaxation for filing document relating to trademarks23-03-2020Pursuant to concern raised by various stakeholders with respect to filing/submitting documents related to patents/designs/trademarks during the present COVID-19 disease spread scare , the Controller General of Patent, Design and Trade Marks, Ministry of  Commerce issues public notice extending the timeline for such filing/submission. Applicants may apply for such extension now or later once situation becomes normal and such requests will be consideredAdvisoryPersons required to submit/file documents related to patents/designs/trademarksNo end date specifiedYes
CentralMinistry of Shipping considers transport service for carriage of goods by water and any services connected with loading, unloading, movement or storage of goods in any port as essential services23-03-2020Ministry of Shipping issues office order clarifying that transport service for carriage of goods by water and any service connected with loading, unloading, movement or storage of goods in any port will be considered as essential services and thereby exempted from the ambit of the prohibitory orders of various States/ Union Territories, on non-essential services, amidst the corona virus (COVID-19) crisis in the country.MandatoryWater Transport (Shipping/Dock Services)No end date specifiedYes
CentralAdvisory by Tea Board for plucking of tea leaves23-03-2020The Tea Board of India under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has issued advisory to the tea gardens and small growers wherein, they have been asked to not pluck the overgrown tea leaves due to the lockdown and discard such overgrown leaves. The advisory has been issued to uphold the quality of the Indian Teas. Furthermore, the Tea gardens and small growers have been asked to pluck and manufacture only in the subsequent growth.AdvisoryTea Industry14-04-2020NO
CentralClarification that CSR funds spent for COVID-19 is eligible CSR activity23-03-2020The MCA has clarified that any monies spent in relation to COVID-19 will be eligible to be treated as spend towards CSR activity. In effect, MCA has liberally interpreted Schedule VII which lists the activities under which companies should spend their CSR funds. With this change, now CSR funds can be spent on various activities relating to COVID-19 namely promoting healthcare, including preventive health care and sanitation and disaster management.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralFurther Relaxations granted by SEBI to listed companies who have listed / proposed to list NCDs / NCRPS / CPs / MDS23-03-2020In addition to the relaxations already notified under SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (‘LODR’), the Securities and Exchange Board of India (‘SEBI’) in the SEBI circular dated 19.03.2020, SEBI in another Circular dated 23.03.2020, has announced further relaxations in compliance requirements for listed entities which have listed their Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs), Non-Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares (NCRPS), Municipal Debt Securities (MDS) and Commercial Papers (CPs) or which propose to list the same.AdvisoryAll industries provided they are listed companies30-06-2020Yes
CentralRelaxations granted to Mutual Funds in respect of compliance requirements 23-03-2020SEBI has granted relaxations with regard to compliances specified in SEBI (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996 and connected circulars in light of COVID-19 Pandemic. All schemes (New Fund Offer or NFO) where observation letter was issued by SEBI and yet to be launched will remain valid for 1 year from the date of SEBI letter. All new NFOs where final observation letter will be issued will be valid for 1 year from the date of SEBI letter. 1. Timelines for certain filing requirements have been extended. 2. Date  of  implementation  of  certain  policy  initiatives  have  been  extended. 3. There is a temporary relaxation in access control presently exercised  in  the  AMC’s  dealing  room, subject  to  checks  and  balances.MandatoryMutual Fund30-06-2020Yes
ChandigarhImposition of Curfew in Chandigarh23-03-2020● From 25th March, all order mentioned in MHA notification dated 24th march 2020 becomes effective in Chandigarh overriding this notification ● Curfew imposed across the state ● Essential services (including police, law& order, municipal, electricity, fire, media) to continue provided all personnel have curfew passes ● health service personnel allowed to attend duties ● Hospitals and chemist shops to remain open ● Employees of private establishments/industries/factories/shops etc who are required to stay at home shall be treated as on-duty and be paid in full ● Payment of water tax and property tax for bills falling due between 23 March and 31 March, extended to 15 AprilMandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
DelhiCurfew in Delhi23-03-2020● All borders sealed immediately ● Essential goods/commodities permitted ● Employees in essential services to obtain curfew pass ● S. 144 CrPC imposedMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiExempted Services Delhi Curfew23-03-2020THE FOLLOWING ESSENTIAL SERVICES ARE TO BE ALLOWED ON THE ROADS IN DELHI:- 1. POLICE/PARAMILITARY FORCES IN UNIFORM 2. GOVT. OFFICIALS ENGAGED IN ESSENTIAL SERVICES 3. HEALTH SERVICES 4. FIRE SERVICES 5. PRISONS 6. FAIR PRICE SHOPS (PDS) 7. ELECTRICITY 8. WATER 9. MUNICIPAL SERVICES 10. RELATED TO FUNCTIONING OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AND PARLIAMENT 11. PAY AND ACCOUNTS OFFICE 12. PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA 13. CASHIER/TELLER OPERATIONS OF BANKS (INCLUDING ATMS) 14. TELECOM, INTERNET AND POSTAL SERVICES 15. E-COMMERCE OF ALL ESSENTIAL GOODS INCLUDING FOOD, PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT 16. FOOD ITEMS, GROCERIES (FRUITS/VEGETABLES/MILK/BAKERY ITEMS, MEAT, FISH ETC) 17. MILK PLANTS 18. GENERAL PROVISION STORES INCLUDING KENDRIYA BHANDAR 19. TAKE AWAY/HOME DELIVERY FROM RESTAURANTS 20. CHEMISTS AND PHARMACIES 21. PETROL PUMPS, LPG/OIL AGENCIES (INCLUDING THEIR GODOWN AND TRANSPORTATION RELATED ACTIVITIES) 22. ANIMAL FODDER 23. AIRLINES STAFF & CREW 24. MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION, STORAGE, TRADE/COMMERCE AND LOGISTICS RELATED TO ALL ABOVE SERVICES/ESTABLISHMENTS AND COMMODITIES REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY OF THESE ABOVE SERVICES 25. ANY OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES/ESTABLISHMENT THAT MAY BE EXEMPTED BY THE GOVERNMENTMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiCommissioner of Police, Delhi issues prohibitory order for private organisations and their employees in National Capital Territory of Delhi 23-03-2020In execution of the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Commissioner of Police, Delhi issues order for private organisations engaged in the essential services in the National Capital Territory of Delhi directing them to collect curfew passes for their employees who will be required to travel to office during the curfew. The passes will be required to be collected from the office of the DCP within whose jurisdiction the organisation is situated. For private organisations, engaged in the essential services in the neighbouring districts of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, such passes will be required for employees who commute from Delhi and have to be collected from offices of DCPs mentioned in the order. It has also been informed that all border pickets will be sealed with immediate effect, however, all essential good/commodities, as mentioned in the TP Message No. 324/SO-CP dated 23rd March, 2020 (https://www.delhipolice.nic.in/lockdown.pdf) will be permitted without hindrance.MandatoryPrivate organisations engaged in the essential services15-04-2020Yes
HaryanaAdvisory to industries and commercial establishments in Haryana, asking them not to terminate their work force and deduct wages during the current lockdown, enforced to check spread of Covid-19.23-03-2020All the employers and owners of Industries/Factories/Shop and Commercial Establishments etc. are advised not to terminate their employees, particularly casual or contractual workers from their jobs or reduce their wages. It says that the employee/worker of such unit may be treated as 'On duty and be paid in full', if the place of employment has been made non-operational due to COVID-19.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaKarnataka Lockdown Orders23-03-2020Mandating shut down of all non-essential services across Bangalore, Mysore and other citiesMandatoryAll01-04-2020Yes
KeralaKerala Lock Down order dated 23rd March 202023-03-2020The General (Secret Section) Administration Department of the Government of Kerala, by the order dated 23rd March 2020 have declared lock down in the entire state of Kerala with immediate effect till  31.03.2020 at 24:00 hrs. The order laid down various measures and regelation during the lock down, few of them are mentioned below: i.  no commercial establishments, offices, factories, workshops, godowns etc. will operate during the lock down, however below mentioned shops/establishments providing essential goods and services are exempted from the services: a. Banks/ATMs; b. Print and electronic media; c. Telecom, postal and internet services; d. Supply chain and transport of essential commodities; e. Delivery of essential goods including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment as takeaway/home delivery; f. Shops/bakeries including departmental stores and super markets, selling food items, groceries, milk, bread, fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, poultry and cattle feed etc will be allowed to be open between 11:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs every day; g. Petrol pumps, LPG gas, oil agencies, their godowns and related transport operations; h. Bus stations, railway stations, airports and ports will be open for cargo movement only; i. Security services including private security services; j. Drinking water production, supply and distribution in bulk and containers; k. Private establishments involved in the production and supply of equipment required to contain COVID-19 including masks, sanitizers, drugs, personal protective equipments (PPE) etc.; l. Fab labs and super fab labs and units in technology innovation zone and start up missions; m. All services notified in the Essential Commodities Act, 1955; n. SEBI regulated stock market entities; ii. passenger transport services will not be allowed to operate; however use of taxis/auto including Ola and Uber will be allowed only for the purposes of procuring essential commodities, medicines and medical emergencies; iii. plying of private vehicles will be allowed only for the purposes of procuring essential commodities, medicines and medical emergencies; iv. no congregation of more than 5 person will be allowed in public places.MandatoryAll31-03-2020NO
MaharashtraMaharashtra Lockdown Orders23-03-2020● All state borders sealed ● All public transport services prohibited ● All residents to stay at home ● All shops, commercial establishments, offices factories and godowns, barring those providing essential services, to be shut down ● Government shops, offices, permitted to operate with bare minimum staff ● All religious places to be shutMandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
MaharashtraNotification to lockdown the entire state of Maharashtra23-03-2020The Maharashtra government has imposed a lockdown on the state, sealing borders and prohibiting public movement except in case of emergencies. In a notification dated 23.03.2020, the state government imposed a lockdown under The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, The Disaster Management Act, 2005, and government notifications from the Public Health Department. The lockdown will be in effect till 31 March. This implies that all state and district borders are sealed and public transport services - including buses, suburban trains and metro rail - have been suspended. All shops and commercial establishments will be closed, including offices, factories, workshops, godowns etc. However, pharmaceutical units, food and related units (dal and rice mills, dairies, feed and fodder units) will continue to operate. The government has however excluded the following services and their related supply chains from the lockdown - banks, ATMs, fintech institutions; print and electronic media;IT and ITeS services including postal, telecom, internet and data; ecommerce delivery of food,medicines and medical equipment, salt of food items, services for pets, restaurant take-away and home delivery; hospitals and pharmacies; petrol pumps, LPG stations; private security services; and export-import of agricultural goods and commodities.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
PuducherryThe Govt of Puducherry issues lockdown order and has exempted few industries / services from lockdown23-03-2020The Govt. of Puducherry vide order dated 23rd March 2020 has taken measures to control and prevent the spread COVID-19 virus. The following are the key measures taken during the lockdown period:- 1. All shops, commercial establishments, offices, factories, workshops, godowns shall close their operations barring pharmaceutical, active pharmaceutical ingredient and units engaged in production of essential commodities like medicines, sanitary items, dal / rice mills, food / dairy related units. 2. Public Transport shall not ply on the road. 3. Private vehicles shall not be allowed to ply on the road. 4. Congregation of more than five people will not be allowed. The Govt. has also exempted few industries and services from this lockdown such as Banks, ATM, Print and Electronic Media, IT & ITES services, E-commerce delivery of goods / foods / medicine and medical equipment, takeaway from restaurants, hospitals, optical stores, security services, Petrol Pumps etc.MandatoryAll Industries31-03-2020NO
Tamil NaduRestriction imposed in Tamil Nadu from 18.00 hrs of 24.3.2020 to 06.00 hrs of 1.4.2020.23-03-2020Through a notification dated 23.3.2020, the Health and Family Welfare Department, Tamil Nadu Government has imposed certain restrictions in the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Tamil Nadu from 18.00 hrs of 24.3.2020 to 06.00 hrs of 1.4.2020. They are as follows: 1. All suspected cases and foreign returnees who arrived after 1st March, 2020 have been directed to remain under strict home quarantine for prescribed period as decided by local Health Authorities. They will be monitored on a daily basis by the District Administration / Revenue Department / Local Bodies / Police authorities / Health Authorities. 2. People are required to stay at home and come out only for accessing basic and essential services and strictly follow social distancing norms detailed in this order and maintain a distance of 1 meter or 3 feet norms. 3. Any congregation of more than 5 persons in public places is prohibited. 4. Compulsory closure of all shops, commercial establishments, TASMAC shops, subject to the exceptions indicated in this order. Please refer to attachment for the exceptions. 5. All government offices, autonomous bodies, public sector undertakings, shall close, subject to the exception indicated in this order. Please refer to attachment for the exceptions. 6. Public transport services including operation of private buses, stage/contract carriages, state transport undertakings, metro services, taxis, share-autos, auto-rickshaws and ride sharing services including air-conditioned bus services of state transport corporation and private operators will not be permitted. However, exempted categories indicated in this order will be permitted. 7. All inter-state and inter-district services shall not be operated. 8. All teachers and staff of all educational institutions shall work from home till 31.3.2020 except, where conduct of examinations/evaluation is required. This, however, will not apply to Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Medical Wing of Annamalai University, all (Government, Private, Self Finance, Deemed Universities) Medical, Dental and Nursing Colleges and these institutions will continue to function. Certain Establishments providing services / activities are exempted from the above restrictions. Please see the attachment for details.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
West BengalWest Bengal Government amends/corrects “Complete Safety Restrictions”; SEBI regulated stock market entities and essential staffs at the stock markets exempted from the restrictions.23-03-2020The Government of West Bengal has, by Orders dated 23rd March, 2020, made amendments / corrections to the “Complete Safety Restrictions” issued vide order dated 22.3.2020, effective till 27th March, 2020 in the specified urban and rural areas of the State, as follows: 1. the Government has, in the Order No. H&FW / 129 / 20, informed that apart from the establishments/services listed in the earlier notification, 'SEBI Regulated Stock Market Entities and the essential staff related to Stock Market Services', will also be exempted from restrictions stipulated in the “Complete Safety Restrictions”: 2. the Government has, in the Order No. H&FW / 128 / 20, corrected that the Complete Safety Restrictions will be applicable to Dakshin Dinajpur – Whole District and not Dakshin Dinajpur- District Town.MandatoryAll27-03-2020NO
MeghalayaNotice to persons deciding to stay back at respective places of work, hostel etc and for persons stranded enroute to Meghalaya23-03-2020Meghalaya Government has sent notice to persons deciding to stay back at respective places of work, hostel etc and for persons stranded enroute to Meghalaya by furnishing their contact numbers and complete address to a WhatsApp Number 9436337807AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
NagalandSection 144 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 in Dimapur23-03-2020In a prohibitory order, the Commissioner of Police, Dimapur has ordered that under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc), 1973, the movement of any person outside their respective residences has been restricted with effect from 6 am in the morning of March 24 till further orders.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Himachal PradeshProtocol for hospitals having suspected or confirmed corona virus cases.23-03-2020In exercise of powers conferred on the State Government under Sections 2,3, and 4 of Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, the following regulations are made to ensure social distancing to restrict the spread of COVID – 19. i. All shops, establishments, etc. shall paint footmarks on the floor at distances of 4 feet to indicate locations where customers shall be required to queue up at the counter. ii. The above mentioned marks can be made inside the premises of the shop or even outside the shop on footpaths, etc. in case of constraint of space. iii. The proprietor/management of the establishment shall be responsible for seeing that people who queue up at the counters stand on these marks thereby ensuring the practice of social distancing. iv. The proprietor/management of the establishment shall ensure that people do not gather in groups inside the premises. v. Shops, establishments etc. shall provide hand wash facilities and/or sanitizers for use by visitors. 2. Violation of the above social distancing norms shall be punishable under Sections 188,269 and 270 of IPC.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
ManipurImposition of total lockdown in the state of Manipur except for provision of essential services23-03-2020The Governor of Manipur ordered the complete lockdown of the state vide an order dated 23rd March, 2020, wherein all inter state borders have been sealed and all passenger carrying public and private transport except goods vehicles have been suspended. The Order directed all persons who had travelled abroad during the period January or February, 2020 to furnish their travel history to notified agencies (shomemanipur@gmail.com) on or before 24th March, 2020. All shops, commercial establishments, malls, markets shall remain closed except shops dealing with groceries/vegetables/medicines/milk/LPG and Petrol pumps. All government and private offices have been directed to remain closed except the following - Banks, Print & Electronic Media IT and ITes including postal and internet services Hospitals, Optical Stores, Diagnostic Centers, Pharmacies Take away and home delivery restaurantsMandatoryAll31-03-2020NO
ManipurModified order to provide exemption to certain Government and Private offices - Government of Manipur23-03-2020The Government of Manipur vide Notification No 9/6(1)/2020-H(Pt) has exempted the following Government and Private offices from the lockdown measures: 1. Finance Department, Treasury/Sub Treasury Offices, Veterinary, Animal Husbandry, Forest Department. 2. Telephone/Telecom Services.MandatoryTelecomNo end date specifiedNO
NagalandDirectorate of Health and Family Welfare Nagaland issues directive to all Private hospitals irrespective of the system of medicine for necessary action23-03-2020The Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Nagaland has issued directive to all Private hospitals irrespective of the system of medicine for necessary action: 1. Not to deny/refuse patients with flu/covid 19 or pneumonia symptoms. Note- It is mandatory to NOTIFY any such patient to respective District Surveillance Unit immediately. 2. Free of cost treatment for any medical personnel who pick up infection while treating patients. 3. Mandatorily set apart and prepare or creating isolation facilities or use in case of any eventualities. 4. Adequate training of all health personnels of the hospital on Covid 19 management and Infection prevention and control measures. 5. Stock adequate supplies including masks and PPEs 6. Educate patients and their attendants on safe practices such as respiratory hygiene, proper use of masks, etc. 7. Not to grant leave of any kind except under emergency and unavoidable circumstances to all categories of staff. 8. Furnish contact details of the hospital to respective Chief Medical Officer by 26th March 2020. An act of noncompliance shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable as per the provisions of Epidemic Disease Act 1897.MandatoryAll Private HospitalsNo end date specifiedNO
Andhra PradeshPuts several restrictions on inter-state transport, non-essential shops, congregation of citizens among others.23-03-2020The Andhra Pradesh Health Department issued lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. Key features: i. Public transport, all non-essential commercial shops to be shut down, ii. Offices, factories, go-downs etc(if operated), should do so with skeletal staff, iii. Foreign returnees are to remain under strict home quarantine; v. Essential services to be excluded from the lockdown requirements; a. Food, groceries, milk, bread, fruit, vegetable and their transportation related activities and warehousing; b. Hospitals, pharmacies, optical stores, pharmaceuticals manufacturing and transport related activities for the same; c. Telecom and internet services including IT and ITES, d. e-commerce delivery of all essential goods including food; e. Take-away/ home delivery restaurants and hotels; f. Petrol pumps, LPG gas Oil agencies, their godowns, g. Production and Manufacturing units which require continuous process may continue to function with permission from Collector; h. Manufacturing Units engaged in production of essential commodities;MandatoryAll30-04-2020Yes
NagalandOrder on Exemptions from restrictions23-03-2020The Chief Secretary of Nagaland has exempted the following from the restrictions brought about by the lockdown: a. IOC and all other Petroleum PSUs, FCI, Home Guards and Civil Defence, BSNL, all Private Telecom and Internet Service Providers and their technical/ field staff; b. LPG dealers and their delivery, Private water tankers / carriers, Ongoing road construction works, c. Vehicles transporting road construction materials and equipmentMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhVeterinarian services, to be considered in the list of Essential service.23-03-2020The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and dairying issued a letter dated 23-03-2020, requesting the Chief Secretaries of all the States and the Union territories to ensure that the veterinary hospitals and dispensaries in the state including Private veterinary clinics, Veterinary pathologies, animal shelters etc. function in the normal course and the veterinary services to be considered in the list of Essential Services. The veterinarians and other related officers should ensure strict personal hygiene and avoid public gathering.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
CentralDPIIT issues instructions to all State Authorities not to obstruct and call for closure of food processing units so that uninterrupted supply of food for citizens is maintained23-03-2020The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade in a Department Order dated 23rd March, 2020 has instructed all State Authorities to not obstruct and call for closure of food processing units to maintain uninterrupted supply of food for citizens. The following instructions are issued for ensuring operational viability and to maintain uninterrupted supply of food products to – • All food processing companies should be allowed to keep their manufacturing facilities open under strict safety and hygiene guidelines and any executive order or restriction under Section 144 The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973 will include the exemption of these manufacturing facilities, distribution and sales channels servicing the food and beverage market, including food delivery services, as also employees associated with such activities. • All Retail/Grocery, Organised Trade including Cash & Carry and wholesale, Chemists/Pharmacies that stock and sell food products, medicines, water etc. should be allowed to remain open to avoid inconvenience to consumers as also to prevent panic buying. • All workers / operators at retail outlets, pharmacies, manufacturing units be allowed to travel to their units. • Transport vehicles carrying raw material, intermediates to and from the Food Processing Units to be given due permission and this to be explicitly included in the local Administration orders to avoid any confusion. • Inter-state movement of goods for the food processing industry be allowed uninterrupted movement and supply of goods and services. Specifically for e-commerce, food processing, deliver boys, and movement of trucks. These abovementioned instructions will go a long way in maintaining requisite flow of essential goods and preventing panic purchases.MandatoryFood Business OperatorNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaIntra state bus services suspended from March 24. City bus services in all urban local bodies suspended from March 23 (midnight).23-03-2020Government of Odisha suspends inter-state bu movements from 11am of 24th March, 2020 and city bus services in all urban local bodies of the state from midnight of 23rd march, 2020 until further orders.MandatoryTransportNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiDelhi Government notifies lockdown of National Capital Territory ('NCT') from 23.03.20 to 31.03.20;  stipulates certain restriction throughout the territorial jurisdiction of the NCT.22-03-2020The Health and Family Welfare Department, National Capital Territory (“NCT”) of Delhi (“Department”) has, through an Order dated 22nd March 2020, notified a lockdown in the whole of territorial jurisdiction of NCT of Delhi from 0600 hrs on 23rd March, 2020 (Monday) to midnight of 31st March, 2020 (Tuesday), stipulating the following restrictions: 1. No public transport services, including operation of private buses, taxis, autorickshaws, rickshaws and e-rickshaws etc. will be permitted. Only DTC buses will operate at not more than 25% capacity to cater to personnel engaged in essential services. 2. All shops, commercial establishments, factories, workshops, offices, godowns, weekly bazaars etc. will close their operations. 3. The motorable and unmotorable borders of NCT of Delhi with the neighbouring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will be sealed. 4. Movement of inter-state buses/trains/metro (DMRC) will be suspended. 5. All domestic/international flights arriving to Delhi during this period will be suspended. 6. Construction activity of any kind will be suspended. 7. All religious places of any denomination will be closed. 8. People are required to stay at home and come out only for basic services within the vicinity of their residences while strictly following the social distancing guidelines issued. However, the Department has, through this Order and a subsequent Order dated 24th March, 2020, excluded the following services / establishments from the purview of these restrictions, which will continue to function normally, while strictly following the guidelines and protocol related to social distancing, without deviation and the people who come out to provide or avail essential services will be allowed on their self – declaration: a) Offices charged with law and order and magisterial duties b) Police c) Health and Veterinary Health Care Facilities d) Fire e) Prisons f) Fair Price Shops (Public Distribution System) g) Electricity h) Water i) Municipal Services j) Activities related to functioning of Legislative Assembly of Delhi k) Pay and Accounts Office (only for salary/wages/contingent/health & essential services related expenditure) l) Print and Electronic Media m) Cashier/Teller operations of banks (including ATMs) n) Telecom, Internet and Postal services o) E-commerce of all essential goods including food, pharmaceutical and medical equipment's p) Food items, groceries (fruits/vegetables/milk/ bakery items, meat, fish etc.) q) Milk plants r) General Provision stores s) Take away/ home delivery in restaurants. t) Chemists and Pharmacies. u) Petrol pumps, LPG/Oil/CNG agencies (including their godown and transportation related activities) v) Animal fodder w) Manufacturing, processing, transportation, distribution, storage, trade/commerce, logistics and construction/maintenance related to all the above services/establishments and commodities required for delivery of these above services x) Any other essential service/establishment that may be exempted by the Government y) SEBI regulated Stock Market entities and the essential staff related to stock market services The Department has also strictly prohibited any congregation of more than 5 persons. It has also clarified that the employees of private establishments (including temporary/contractual/outsourced etc.) who are required to stay at home in view of this order shall be treated as "on duty" and be paid in full.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
Jammu & KashmirJ&K Lockdown Orders22-03-2020● complete shutdown of all Anganwadi centres, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Malls, Gyms, shops, businesses, markets and establishments except essential services ●  complete restrictions on the movement of Interstate /Intra State Buses; Matadors; and other modes of public transports, except for authorized SRTC buses ●  complete ban on assembly of three or more persons for any reason whatsoever ● gatherings of any kind (social/cultural/political/religious/academic/sports/seminar/conference etc.,) shall be completely prohibited ● people are required to stay at home and come out only to procure essential commodities for consumption (one person per vehicle) ● government employees of essential services’ departments or such other departments as required by government shall be permitted to move on production of ID proofs.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
KarnatakaKarnataka lockdown notification directing establishments which should remain shutdown and which are permitted to remain open during lockdown22-03-2020The Office of the Director, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare Services, in an order dated: 22/03/2020 have mandated the following to be shut down during the lockdown period as a precautionary measure in response to spread of nCovid 19: a) All shops, commercial establishments, workshops, godowns dealing with non-essential services; b) All labour intensive industries shall work at 50% of their strength on rotation basis ensuring that social distancing measures are strictly adhered to. They are advised not to remove any worker on this account and advised to sanction paid leave on these days to the remaining workers. c) All Information Technology & Bio-Technology units will ensure work from home except where it is not feasible to do so and in respect of the units and staff dealing with critical and essential services. d) All air-conditioned bus services of Road Transport Corporation and private operators shall be stopped. e) All Inter-State and inter-district services shall not be operated from these districts. What is Open: However, the following services providing essential services are permitted to remain open: a) Food, ration shops, milk, vegetables, groceries, meat, fish, fruit markets and shops. b) Transport of all goods. c) Police and Fire services d)Govt offices e) Electricity, Water Supplies f) Bank/ATM/Telecom g)Home delivery of food, pharmacy h)Take away from restaurants I) Agriculture, horticulture-related markets j) Canteen services provided by govt and local bodiesMandatoryAll01-04-2020Yes
MaharashtraImposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 1973 in Greater Mumbai till 24:00 hours on 31st March, 2020 for all persons except Emergency Services, Establishments providing essential services and Government and Semi Government agencies.22-03-2020The Dy. Commissioner of Police (Operations) issued a prohibitory order restricting presence or movement of 5 or more persons in public or private places, including religious places and also vehicles carrying such persons for any reason whatsoever in order to prevent the outbreak of COVID 19 virus in areas in Greater Mumbai. This order came into effect from 05:01 hrs on 23rd March, 2020 and remains in effect till 24:00 hrs on 31/03/2020. The order does not apply to the following - i. Emergency Services ii. Establishments providing essential services like - a. Food, vegetables, milk supplies, grocery stores etc b. Hospitals, medicines and pharma related establishments, pathology laboratories, medical/nursing colleges c. Telephone and internet services d. Electricity, petroleum, oil and energy related e. Banking, stock exchange, clearing corporations, depositories, stock brokers and SEBI registered participants operating through these institutions f. IT and IT enabled services and data centers providing critical national and international infrastructure and needed for the above essential and emergency services g. Media h. Port i. Services providing home delivery of food, groceries and essential commodities j. Drinking water supply and maintenance k. Godowns and warehousing related to all of the above l. Trucks/tempos carrying goods and manpower related to above services iii. Government/semi government agencies  and their officials on duty iv. The zonal DCsP in emergent/special cases are empowered to grant exemption.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
MaharashtraClosure / restrictions on IT/ITes Industry and manufacturing industries involved in non essential services/commodities in the Pune district, Maharashtra22-03-2020The Collector and District Magistrate of Pune District, invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act and Regulation for prevention and containment of COVID 19 and thereby directed all enterprises in the IT/ITes sector and manufacturing sector to close office premises/factories with immediate effect and advising all employees in the IT/ITes sector to work from home. The following enterprises were however exempted with restrictions to ensure that all measures required for the prevention of local transmission of the virus have been undertaken - i. Employees in IT/ITes enterprises whose work directly involves supporting essential services such as telecommunication (including DTH and Internet services), banking , finance and insurance, health services, pharmaceuticals, supply chain management of food items, medicines and medical equipments, eCommerce, support to essential manufacturing. Here, the government has placed a restriction of not more than 20% of employees being in office since these services cannot be provided from remote locations. Employers are required to identify these employees with a justification. ii. Essential maintenance activities. Here, the government has placed a restriction of not more than 10% of employees being in office since these services cannot be provided from remote locations. iii. Manufacturing and production of essential items such as pharmaceuticals, pest control, medical equipment, essential food processing industries such as milk, sugarm flour etc, petrochemical refinery, fodder and packaged drinking water. In the event  any industry wishes to re-open its operations, a written application along with a justification for being included as an essential industry is required to be made to the Office of the District Magistrate, Pune.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
PunjabCurfew In Punjab22-03-2020● All private establishments (including office, shop, factory, warehouse) shall remain closed ● Essential services and goods to continue ● All public transport to be shutdown barring specified exceptions ● All persons required to stay at home ● All foreign returned to register with DA and be quarantined ● gathering of more than 10 persons in public places prohibitedMandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
TelanganaLockdown in the entire State of Telangana till 31st March, 202022-03-2020The State Government of Telangana invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, read with all other enabling provisions of the  Disaster Management Act, 2005  and notified a lockdown of the entire state of Telangana from 22nd March, 2020 till 31st March, 2020. The lockdown order mandated the following - i. Sealing of all state borders except for movement of essential and perishable commodities. ii. Suspension of all public transport services including TSRTC buses, SETWIN, Hyderabad Metro, taxis, auto-rickshaws, interstate bus and transport services including those by private operators. An exception was given to transport of passengers for accessing emergency medical services. iii. Closure of all shops, commercial establishments, offices, factories, workshops, godowns etc. An exception has been given to those involved in the production and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, API etc. Further, manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities like dal and rice mills, food and related units, dairy units, feed and fodder units etc. have also been permitted to operate. All establishments permitted to function during this period must ensure social distancing such as through painting of foot marks at distances of 3 feet from each other near check out counters. Requirement of proper sanitation in the premises and provision of hand sanitizers/hand washing facilities is essential. All private establishments have been mandated to make payments of wages/salaries fully to the workers/employees including those working under contract and outsourcing basis during the lockdown period. Any violation will be viewed seriously and will invite penal action under The Epidemics Disease Act 1897. All elective surgeries have been required to be re-scheduled in all private hospitals to enhance the availability of health care facilities to COVID-19 patients. The following services have been exempted from the order, however, under observation of social distancing and sanitisation norms - a) Banks/ATMs and related activities. b) Print and electronic media c) IT and ITeS, including telecom, postal and internet Services d) Supply chain and transport of essential commodities e) E-Commerce (delivery) of essential goods including food, pharmaceutical and medical equipment f) Sale of food items, groceries, milk, bread, fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish and their transportation and warehousing activities g) Take-away/ home delivery at restaurants h) Hospitals, optical stores, diagnostic centres, pharmaceuticals manufacturing and their transportation i) Petrol pumps, LPG gas, oil agencies, their godowns and their related transport operations. j) All security services including those provided by private agencies. k) Private establishments that support the provisioning of essential services or the efforts for containment of COVID-19 l) Airports and related servicesMandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
UttarakhandUttarakhand Government  notifies lockdown of non-essential services like shops, commercial establishments, factories, offices etc., from 22nd to 31st March, 2020; imposes penalty for violation.22-03-2020The Office of the Secretary, Medical, Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education, Uttarakhand (“Government”) has, through an Order dated 22nd March 2020, notified a lockdown of non-essential services in the state of Uttarakhand from 2100 hours on 22rd March, 2020 to 2359 hours of 31st March, 2020, stipulating the following restrictions: 1. No public transport services including operation of , taxis, autorickshaws, shall be permitted. However, no restriction will be imposed on any kind of transport to and from hospitals and airports. For to and for airport transfers carrying and producing valid documentation will be mandatory. 2. All shops, commercial establishments, factories, workshops, offices, godowns, weekly bazaars etc. will be required to close their operations. 3. All domestic/foreign returnees to the State are directed to remain under strict home quarantine for a period as decided by the local Health Authorities. 4. People are required to stay at home and come out only for basic services while strictly following the social distancing guidelines. However, the Government has excluded certain establishments, which provide essential services, from the purview of this order like: 1. Offices charged with law and order and magisterial duties; 2. Police; 3. Medical and Health; 4. Urban Local Bodies 5. Fire; 6. Electricity, Water and Municipal Services; 7. Banks/ATM; 8. Print, Electronic and Social Media 9. Telecom & internet Services including IT & ITeS; 10. Postal services; 11. Supply Chain and related transportation 12. E-commerce (delivery) of all essential goods including food, pharmaceutical and medical equipment's; 13. Hospitals, Chemist stores, Drugs and Pharmaceutical manufacturing and their transportation related activities; 14. Petrol pumps, LPG gas; Oil agencies, their godowns and their transportation related activities; 15. Manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities; 16. Production and manufacturing units which require continuous process may continue to function after obtaining required permission from District Magistrates, etc. The Government has also clarified that private establishments that support the above services or are linked to the efforts for containment of COVID-19 will also remain open. Additionally, the Inter State border shall be closed except for the movement of vehicles related to the above mentioned goods and services. Also, the Government has prohibited any congregation of more than 5 persons. Apart from these, the Government has, through a Notification, issued certain Guidelines for citizens, to be implemented, to prevent COVID-19 while: 1. Entering the House 2. Getting of the House 3. Staying in the House during the Lockdown 4. Staying with a sick member in the House during the Lockdown 5. Staying in the House during Home Quarantine Penalty for non-compliance - Any person found violating the containment measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Simple imprisonment Upto 1 month or with fine upto Rs. 200/-, or with both; 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 - Imprisonment of either description Upto 6 months, or with fine which Upto Rs. 1,000/-, or with both.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
West BengalWest Bengal Government notifies “Complete Safety Restrictions”; imposes restrictions with an aim to prevent / contain the spread of COVID-19; effective 23.03.2020 to 27.03.202022-03-2020The Government of West Bengal invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the West Bengal Epidemic Disease, COVID 19 Regulations, 2020, thereby notifying 'Complete Safety Restrictions' wef 17:00 hrs of 23dr March, 2020 to 24:00 hrs 27th March, 2020 stipulating the closing down of all shops, commercial establishments, offices, factories, workshops, godowns etc., suspension on public transport services with the exception of transport to and from hospitals, airports, railways stations and goods carriers carrying essential commodities and food.MandatoryAll27-03-2020Yes
Arunachal PradeshThe Arunachal Pradesh government has announced a lockdown in the state from Monday evening till March 31 in view of the coronavirus outbreak22-03-2020As per the Complete Safety Restrictions, no public transport services, including operation of taxis, auto-rickshaws, will be permitted except transport of all kinds to and from hospitals, airport, helipad, railway stations, and goods carriers carrying food and essential commodities All shops, commercial establishments, offices, factories and workshops shall also shut their operations. People are required to stay at home and carry out only basic services while strictly following social distancing guidelines. Any gathering of more than 10 people will be prohibited in public places, while the employees of private companies are required to stay at home and shall be treated as on duty and be paid in full. Supplies of foodgrains, groceries, vegetable, fruits, meat, fish, bread, milk, medical services, pharmacies and banks and ATMs among others have been exempted from the purview of the lockdown. Courts and correctional services, food and civil supplies and other government agencies on duty, police, armed forces and paramilitary forces have also been kept out of the purview of the lockdown.MandatoryAll31-03-2020Yes
NagalandGovt of Nagaland vide order dated 22nd March 2020, directs closure of all shops, movement of commercial passenger vehicles, public, government offices22-03-2020Govt of Nagaland vide order dated 22nd March 2020, directs closure of all shops, movement of commercial passenger vehicles, public, government offices from the midnight of 22nd March 2020. Key Points: a. all shops and business establishments except for pharmacies, petrol pump and  groceries shops selling food grains, food items, vegetables, daily use items, other essential commodities will remain closed. b. All commercial vehicles should stop plying after the midnight of 23rd March 2020 c. All inter state entry points will be sealed d. Movement of public will be restricted except for the purposes of procurement and distribution of essential commodities, availing essential services, medical facilitates and other basic needs.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
BiharOrder enforcing lockdown upto March 31, essential services specified including banks, telecom, food22-03-2020Health Dept., Bihar Government lists out services and establishments that will be completely closed in addition to the services which are exempted from the COVID-19 lockdown.MandatoryAll industries31-03-2020NO
MeghalayaMeasures to contain and prevent the spread of corona virus in Meghalaya22-03-2020Measures put in place by Meghalaya Government to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralGuidelines for Covid-19 testing by private laboratories in India21-03-2020Guidelines for Covid-19 testing by private laboratories in India notified laying down the following processes: 1. Who is to be tested. 2. guidelines for sample collection and testing. 3. Protocols to be followed for reporting. 4. policy for storing sample and its destruction. 5. The prescribed cost to be charged for testing.MandatoryHealthcare, Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic Centres including sample collection centresNo end date specifiedYes
KarnatakaDepartment of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka issued an advisory directed to all IT and Biotech Companies in the State to strictly follow the guidelines.21-03-2020The Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka conducted a meeting on 21st March, 2020 to assess the situation on COVID-19 and has subsequently issued an advisory directed to all IT and Biotech Companies in the State to follow. In light of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic, the Government has issued this advisory to encourage IT and Biotech companies to encourage / permit their employees to work from home to contain the spread of this contagious virus. IT and Biotech Companies are strictly advised to adhere to the following guidelines: 1. Employees who are working on Mission Critical and Essential services only to operate from office. All other employees to Work from Home. 2. The Management of IT and Biotech companies must put in place a self-regulatory mechanism for the same keeping in mind employee safety. 3. Contact amongst employees must be minimised by replacing face to face meetings with tele-conversation or video conference. 4. Business and personal travels to be put on hold unless it is unavoidable and critical. 5. Social distancing to be followed. 6. Maintain proper hygiene of premises / workplace by following regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment and other elements of work environment. 7. Promote frequent and thorough hand washing by providing employees/ visitors/ customers with soap / sanitizers and running water in the washrooms. 8. Encourage employees to follow respiratory etiquette including coughs and sneezes. 9. Develop policies and procedures by which employees can report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID 19. 10. Encourage employees to call helpline no. 104 instead of travelling directly or availing public transport facility to reach the hospital if suspected of possible exposure of COVID 19. 11. Identification and isolation of potential infectious individuals which is a critical step in protecting employees at workplace. 12. Maintain flexible leave policies that permit employees to self-quarantine as a precautionary measure. 13. Advise all employees who are at higher risk i.e. older employees, pregnant employees and employees who have underlying medical conditions, to take extra precautions. Additionally, in order to facilitate work from home, the Government has written to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd. and internet service providers to provide uninterrupted power supply and connectivity.MandatoryIT and Biotech CompaniesNo end date specifiedYes
HaryanaFurther Guidelines to the Management of Factories/ Establishments21-03-2020All the factories and establishments shall allow their workers to work from home wherever possible so as to avoid the spread of Corona Virus. All the factories and establishments shall ensure the safety and vulnerable employees including the employees above the age of 50 years, employees with underlying medical conditions, pregnant workmen etc and may allow them to work from home.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
BiharOperation of restaurants and banquet halls in the state of Bihar to be suspended till 31st March, 202021-03-2020In order to control and prevent the outbreak of corona virus, the Health Department of Bihar has suspended the operation of restaurants and banquet halls, whether stand alone or in hotels till 31st March, 2020, with an exception to home delivery and take home services of food.MandatoryHospitality31-03-2020NO
MeghalayaAll persons entering Meghalaya required to register on COVID 19 monitoring system 21-03-2020Owing to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Government of Meghalaya has imposed restrictions on persons entering the state and directed that entry will be allowed only through designated locations. The Government has further mandated all persons entering the state to register on the COVID 19 monitoring system (meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid) in addition to undergoing health screening.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaAdvisory issued by the Labour Commissioner of Odisha requesting Employers/Occupiers to not terminate or reduce wages of employees/workers in case of absence due to COVID-19 pandemic situation 21-03-2020The Office of the Labour Commissioner of Odisha has issued a letter to all Employers/Occupiers requesting them not to terminate or reduce wages of employees/workers in case of absence due to COVID-19 pandemic situationAdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhGuidelines regarding labour employed in urban works for prevention of COVID-1921-03-2020The Urban Administration Department of Chhattisgarh has issued instructions with regard to the protection of workers from COVID-19 in the Urban bodies as follows: i. Workers engaged in construction activities, should be divided into groups of four labourers and none of the workers should interchange such groups; ii. not more than four workers should be engaged at a single place of work; iii. In case more than four workers need to be engaged at a single place of work, then ensure to divide them into groups of two people each. Also, such groups should maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters between themselves; iv. Provide masks, gloves, helmets and boots to the workers being engaged; v. Provide soap for washing hands and instruct the workers to eat food, drink water and wash hands from time to time;MandatoryConstruction, Real estate activitiesNo end date specifiedYes
MizoramMovement of passengers & goods at Zokhawthar, Champhai District suspended by the Government of Mizoram21-03-2020The Government of Mizoram basis its publication on the website on 21st March, 2020, has decided to suspend movement of all passengers and goods at Zokhawthar, Champhai District. The District authorities concerned, in consultation with Assam Rifles shall stop movement of goods and people with immediate effect and until further noticeMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh Govt. issues instructions for employers to facilitate wages, leaves and other necessary facilities to employees / workers21-03-2020The Chhattisgarh Labour Department has issued the following directions with respect to the health, security, salary, allowance and other benefits provided to all employees / workmen (including permanent, temporary or contract) working at your establishment: 1. Work should be taken as per the convenience of your employees/ workers/ labourers. If necessity arises, make appropriate arrangements for them to work from home; 2. If any of your employees / workmen is suffering from COVID-19, ensure to support such employee / workman with regard to his / her well-being and allow leave with wages (as per requirement); 3. If any of the family members of your employees / workmen are suffering from COVID-19; allow paid leave to such employee / workman (for treatment of his / her ailing family member); 4. In case any of your employees / workmen or their family members contracts illness (other than COVID-19), allow paid leave along with other benefits to such employee; 5. During the continuation of such extraordinary circumstances, do not terminate nor lay off or treat as a break in service of employee / worker / labourers. Also, do not deduct the salaries or any benefits payable to your employees / workers / labourers. 6. If your establishment / factory needs to change / modify / postpone the workings around the non-essential activities, ensure that none of the employees / workmen are removed from service nor any of their salaries or allowances be deducted. Allow paid leaves to your employees in such situation. 7. Provide statutory, social and economic security to the employees / workmen in view of various labour laws.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMNRE asks project developers facing disruption in supply chain due to Coronavirus in China or any other country as a case of natural calamity and informs that Force Majeure clause may be invoked subject to following  due procedure20-03-2020The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (“Ministry”) has in a notification dated 20.03.2020 has stated that the disruptions in the supply chains due to the spread of coronavirus in China or any other Country should be considered as a case of natural calamity and Force Majeure Clause may be invoked wherever considered appropriate, following the due procedure. The Ministry has further stated that: (a) All Renewable Energy implementing agencies of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has hereby directed to treat delay on account of disruption of the supply chains due to spread of coronavirus in China or any other country, as Force Majeure. (b) The Renewable Energy implementing agencies may grant suitable extension of time for project, on account of coronavirus, based on evidence/documents produced by developers in support of their respective claims of such disruption of the supply chains due to spread of coronavirus in China or any other country. (c) Further, all project developers claiming aforesaid disruption and desirous of time extensions, shall make, a formal application to SECI/NTPC/other implementing agencies, giving all documentary evidence(s) in support of their claim. SECI/NTPC/Implementing agencies shall examine the claim objectively and grant appropriate Extension of Time (EoT) based on facts. While considering the requests for grant of extension of time on account of disruption of the supply chains due to spread of coronavirus in China, or any of the country, SECI/NTPC. Any other implementing agency may sully satisfy itself that the claimants were actually affected due to disruption of the supply chains due to spreads of coronavirus in China or any other country in the period for which extension of time has been claimed. The implementing agencies shall also ensure that no double relief is granted due to overlapping period of time extension granted for reason eligible for such relief. (d) The State Renewable Energy Departments (including agencies under Power/Energy/Departments State, but dealing in renewable energy) are also requested to treat delay on account of disruption of the supply chains due to spread of coronavirus in China or any other country, as Force Majeure and issue their own instructions on the subject.AdvisoryRenewable energy project developersNo end date specifiedYes
CentralAdvisory to curb false news / misinformation on corona virus – Applicable to Intermediaries20-03-2020The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India has by a Notification dated March 20, 2020 urged the Intermediaries as defined under the IT Act, 2000 to follow due diligence as prescribed in the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011 and inform their users not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that may affect public order and unlawful in any way. The Intermediaries are to initiate awareness that the users do not upload/circulate any false/misinformation concerning corona virus and to take immediate action to remove/disable such content hosted on their platform on priority basis.MandatoryIntermediaries under IT ActNo end date specifiedYes
CentralThe Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India extended the last date for filing of Unified Annual Return under the 8 Labour Laws for the year 2019 upto 30th April, 2020 in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak by an intimation dated 20.03.2020.20-03-2020The Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India in a recent intimation dated 20.03.2020 has extended the last date for filing of Unified Annual Return under the 8 Labour Laws for the year 2019 upto 30th April, 2020 in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Originally, the timeline for filing the Unified Annual Return for the year 2019 was till 1st February, 2020. Now, owing to the spread of novel coronavirus the Ministry has extended the timeline till 30th April, 2020. The Ministry has further requested all Regional Labour Commissioners not to take any legal action for non-filing of the Annual Returns for the year 2019 against establishments which have not yet filed their returns and to also disseminate this information regarding the extension of timeline to establishments under their respective jurisdictions.AdvisoryAll30-04-2020Yes
CentralAdvisory to all employers to not terminate or reduce wages of employees, particularly of the workers who are engaged on a casual or contractual basis.20-03-2020The Ministry of Labour and Employment (“Ministry”), in view of the COVID-19 Outbreak, has issued an advisory for all the employers of Private and Public establishments (“Employers”), to extend their cooperation by not terminating employees or reducing wages, particularly of the workers who are engaged on a casual or contractual basis. All workers on leave should be construed as if they are on duty. The advisory further states that if the place of employment is to be made non-operational due to COVID-19, then employees working in such unit will be deemed to be on duty.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralIRDAI issues Circular postponing the IC-38 examination consequent to the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) on Social Distancing Measure in view of spread of COVID-19 disease.20-03-2020Consequent to the Advisory issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Social Distancing Measure in view of spread of COVID-19 disease; IRDAI vide Circular dated 20th March 2020 has advised the CEOs of Insurance companies and CMDs of corporate agents to postpone  the IC-38 examinations for  individual agents and specified persons for and after 31st March 2020. The above decision has been taken keepingAdvisoryInsurance (All Insurers, Corporate Agents)31-03-2020Yes
CentralLetter from Chief Secretary exempting e-commerce & logistic providers from any prohibitory orders during lockdown20-03-2020The department of consumer affairs has written a letter to chief secretaries of all states to exempt ecommerce operations including warehousing, logistics, wholesalers vendors and delivery partners from prohibitory orders, such as imposition of Section 144 or mandatory closures.AdvisoryE-commerceNo end date specifiedYes
CentralRelaxation from the submission of notices, returns, forms required under the provisions of Mines Act 1952 due to prevailing epidemic situation of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 20-03-2020In view of the prevailing epidemic situation of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the world and in the country, relaxation has been given to all concerned from submission of notices, returns and other forms required under the provisions of different rules and regulations framed under the Mines Act 1952 and due for submission in the month of March and April 2020 for a period of 1 (one) month from the respective due dates.MandatoryMining Industry31-05-2020Yes
HaryanaInvoking Section 144, CrPC, 1973 as a precautionary measure in response to spread of nCovid 1920-03-2020All District Magistrates/Police Commissioners in the state of Haryana are advised to invoke Section 144 of the CrPC, 1973 in respective districts/jurisdictions restricting the assembly of 20 or more than 20 people in public places. It also directs the DM's and SP's of Haryana to ensure adequate social distancing norms are followed in case the assembly is less than 20 persons.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
MaharashtraAdvisory to public and private industries and commercial establishments not to terminate their work force and deduct wages during the lockdown20-03-2020The Maharashtra government has issued an advisory to public and private industries and commercial establishments in the state, asking them not to terminate their work force and deduct wages during the current lockdown, enforced to check spread of Covid-19. It says that if any worker takes leave, he should be deemed to be on duty without any consequential deduction in wages.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MaharashtraMumbai Municipal commissioner issues order to ensure social distancing, de-congesting hospitals for prevention and containment of Corona Virus Disease (Covid 19)20-03-2020Municipal commissioner of the municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai has in order to contain the rapidly growing coronavirus in the state has directed following containment measures in the City of Mumbai 1. Restriction on vehicular movement in the areas of isolation centres, quarantine centres declared by MCGM like Kasturba Hospital, Kem Hospital and Seven Hills Hospital. 2. Closure of schools, cinema halls, malls, gyms, swimming pools, pubs, discotheques, amusement parks. 3. Mass congregations and functions in Mumbai banned. 4. Restaurants, dhabas, cafes and other eateries can continue to operate if they can self-impose fifty per cent customer capacity and maintain distance of 3 feet between two customers. 5. All Private and Corporate Establishments to be completely shut down. However, establishments or firms providing essential services such as Drinking water, electricity, petroleum, banking, sewerage, healthcare, media, port, telecom, vendors of food, groceries and vegetables, petrol pumps, IT services, data centres, e-commerce of essential items including food, among others were exempted from the closure order. The Order further added that in order to "de-congest major hospitals" so that they can accommodate Covid-19 cases if the need be, all "stable patients" who do not need "tertiary" care shall be discharged, or shifted to "peripheral hospitals". Patients admitted for elective surgery shall also be discharged. The Order also states that Asst Commissioners and Police to issue advisory to people not to gather in masses at sea beaches or public places. Private and Public sector companies to encourage all their staff to work from home. Penalty: Spitting on any public place, premises, road will attract a fine of Rs. 1000. Ward offices, Sanitary Staff and Police have been directed to enforce this punishment strictly. Further failure to obey these orders will be penalized under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code i.e. imprisonment for a term which may extend up to six months, or with fine which may extend to Rs 1,000, or bothMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
West BengalGuidelines for handling, treatment and disposal of waste generated during treatment, diagnosis or quarantine of COVID patients20-03-2020The Health Services Branch, West Bengal issued guidelines for handling, treatment and disposal of waste generated during treatment, diagnosis or quarantine of COVID patients in addition to existing practices under the Bio Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 and directed the same to be followed by all isolation wards, sample collection centers and laboratories for COVID 19 suspected patients, quarantine camps and home care of COVID 19 suspected patients. The guidelines include - i. usage of double layered bags of adequate strength and leak free ii. usage of dedicated collection bin labelled as well as bags/containers and trolleys as 'COVID 19' to store COVID 19 waste and kept separately in a temporary storage room before handing it over to authorised staff of CBWTF iii. provision of lifting bio medical waste directly from isolation wards into the CBWTF collection van iv. disposal of general waste as solid waste v. maintenance of separate record of waste generated from isolation wards vi. disinfection of inner and outer surface of containers, bags and trolleys used for COVID 19 waste with 1% sodium hypochlorite solution vii. report opening or operation of COVID 19 ward to State Pollution Control Board. viii. appointment of dedicated sanitation staff separately for bio medical waste and solid waste to enable collection and transfer of waste to storage areas.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
NagalandClose down of various public places in Nagaland20-03-2020The Home department, Government of Nagaland, as a precautionary measure to prevent the control and outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) issued a notification dated 20-03-2020 to close public places in the State as listed below: 1.   State Museum 2. State Archives 3. State Library 4. World War II museum, Kisama 5. State Academy hall 6. Bamboo Hall 7. RCEMPA 8. Children’s Park 9. Capital Convention Centre Additionally, all other public places like parks, recreation centres etc. will also remain closed.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaWork from home for vulnerable employees20-03-2020The General Administration Department, Government of Haryana, vide letter no 61/19/2020-6GS-I dated 20-03-2020, stated that all Administrative Secretaries, Head of departments  and heads of offices shall ensure that vulnerable employees including employees engaged under outsourcing policy, employees above the age of 50, employees with underlying medical conditions, pregnant woman shall be advised to work from home. In emergent situations, the competent authorities may require the services of such employees at any time, hence all such employees shall work from home and ready/available on landline or mobile No employee shall leave the station without prior permission of competent authority.MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNO
Uttar PradeshGrant of paid leave to infected or quarantined workers and also in case of temporary closure under an order of the Government.  20-03-2020Grant of paid leave of 28 days by employers to workers infected or quarantined; Paid leave by employers if government orders closure. All shops, commercial establishment, factories where 10 or more workmen are employed shall display on notice board and main gate of the establishment safety measures prescribed by the Central Government or the State Government for prevention of Covid- 19.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
NagalandAppeal on Janata Curfew on 22nd March 202020-03-2020All citizens of Nagaland have been requested by Home Department, Government of Nagaland to participate in 'Janta Curfew' on 22nd March, 2020 from 7am to 9pm.MandatoryAll22-03-2020NO
CentralCentral Govt. issues letter to State Govts and UTs on measures to enhance sanitizer production19-03-2020To prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Government has written to State Government's and Union Territories on steps to be taken to enhance sanitizer production: - 1. Required permissions on storage of Ethyl Alcohol / Extra Neutral Alcohol (ENA) without any quota restriction on storage. 2. Indian Sugar Mills Association and All India Distilleries Association to provide input material to the sanitizer producers. 3. Industries producing sanitizers to run all three shifts to full capacity and are encouraged to increase their capacity. The State Govt / UT to grant necessary permissions. 4. The distillery members of All India Distilleries Association can also produce sanitizers in bulk, that can be bottled by the Sanitizer industry, State Govt / UTs to grant necessary permissions.AdvisorySugar, Sanitizer producing IndustryNo end date specifiedNO
CentralProhibition on export of all ventilators, Surgical/Disposable (2/3Ply) Masks only and Textile raw material for masks and coveralls falling under the ITC HS Codes with immediate effect i.e., wef 19th March, 2020.19-03-2020The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has amended Schedule 2 of the ITC HS Export Policy 2018 prohibiting the export of - i. surgical masks/ disposable masks (2/3 Ply Masks) ii. all ventilators and iii. textile raw material for masks and coveralls.MandatoryPharmaceutical and Medical Devices IndustriesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralThe Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India has by a Notification dated March 19, 2020 requested the State Governments/ UT Administrations to take certain actions immediately to help in maintaining supply of sanitizers.19-03-2020The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India has by a Notification dated March 19, 2020 has requested the State Governments/ UT Administrations to take certain actions immediately to help in maintaining supply of sanitizers like give necessary permissions for licensing and storage of Ethyl Alcohol/Extra Neutral Alcohol (ENA)/ Ethanol upto sanitizer industries installed capacities without any quota restriction on supply of Ethyl Alcohol/ENA and easy availability of Ethyl Alcohol/ENA. Also, encouraging the sanitizer industries to run their units in all three shifts to produce maximum quantity and such necessary permissions are given. Further, As per AIDA's Notice, distillery members can also produce sanitizers in bulk which may be bottled by sanitizer industry and other industry with required permissions.AdvisorySanitizer Industry | Distillery membersNo end date specifiedNO
CentralTemporary relaxation to hold Board Meetings through Video Conferencing or other Audio Visual means 19-03-2020The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) has relaxed the requirement of holding board meetings in person in matters relating to approval of financial statements, approval board report, approval of prospectus, merger etc. till 30th June, 2020. From 19th March, 2020  till June 30, 2020 these meetings of the Board may be held through Video Conferencing or other Audio Visual means.AdvisoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralMCA Advisory to Companies / LLPs to confirm readiness to deal with COVID-19 19-03-2020In an Advisory directed to all Companies and LLPs, the MCA has advised authorised signatories of Companies / LLPs to confirm their readiness to deal with COVID-19 on its web form CAR (Company Affirmation of Readiness towards COVID-19) which is deployed on its web portal since  23.03.2020. The Advisory covers the following: 1. All companies / LLPs are requested to report compliance using the abovementioned web service on the 23rd instant. 2. Companies / LLPs are advised to provide full participation and co-operation to meet the object of social distancing as means to contain the spread, morbidity and mortality due to the disease. As part of disaster management to meet this urgent and severe health exigency, all companies / LLPs are expected and strongly advised to put in place an immediate plan to implement “Work from Home” policy as a temporary measure till 31st March, 2020, after which the position will be reviewed by appropriate authorities for next steps. 3. Companies / LLP’s are advised to implement “Work from Home” policy in their headquarters and field offices to the maximum extent possible, including conducting meetings through video conferencing or other electronic / telephonic / computerized means. Also, for the essential staff on duty, staggered timings may be followed so as to minimize physical interaction. Apart from that, the other preventive measures including ‘Do’s / Don’t’s’ advised by the public health authorities may be strictly followed. 4. MCA harps upon the key role of corporate sector in implementing the strategic policy decision on “Social Distancing”, which is the most crucial step for reducing the rate and extent of the disease transmission at community level. Through its Advisory, it also specifies the step taken to relax the rules with respect to meetings of Board and dispensed with the necessity of holding physical meetings on matters related to approval of financial statements, board report, restructuring etc. till 30th June, 2020 and informed that it is also examining any other relaxations under the Companies Act, 2013 that may be necessary on account of COVID-19.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralTemporary relaxation/s to Listed companies from certain compliance stipulations under the LODR Regulations 19-03-2020With COVID-19 pandemic hampering the day to day functioning of companies, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, has issued circular/s granting temporary relaxations in compliance requirements for listed entities with immediate effect. These relaxations are in respect of specific filings and obligations under the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (‘LODR’) and are applicable for the quarter / financial year ending March 31, 2020. More specifically: • The filing of the quarterly governance report which is due on April 15, 2020 has been extended to 15th May, 2020. • The filing relating to Annual Secretarial compliance report has been extended to 30th June, 2020 instead on May 2020. • The quarterly and annual Financial Results has been extended to June 30, 2020 instead of 15th May and 30th May respectively. This apart, the board of directors and Audit Committee of the listed entity are exempted from observing the maximum stipulated time gap i.e. 120 days between two meetings for the meetings held or proposed to be held between the period December 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.MandatoryAll industries provided they are listed companies30-06-2020Yes
CentralGovernment rolls out ingredients and prices of the ingredients used as raw materials to control the price of alcohol used in manufacturing hand sanitizers19-03-2020In a Gazette Notification dated 19th March, 2020, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food And Public Distribution (“Ministry”) has issued the “ingredients and prices of the ingredients as raw materials of Essential Commodities Order, 2020” (“2020 Order”). The 2020 Order has become effective on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette i.e. on 19th March, 2020 and will remain in force till 30th June, 2020. Key Takeaways: (1) Under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, the raw material used in manufacturing as essential commodity will be treated as essential commodity. (2) The prices of the alcohols used in manufacturing the hand sanitizers must not exceed from those prevailing on 05.03.2020 without concurrence of the Central Government. Background: In light of the pandemic COVID 19 where sanitizers have become an essential commodity, the present 2020 Order has been issued in order control the price of the raw materials used to manufacture sanitiser.MandatoryManufacturers of Hand Sanitizer30-06-2020NO
ChhattisgarhGuidelines and Intimation to the management of all Factories, Establishments and office bearers of Associations/Unions of workers in Chhattisgarh19-03-2020The Government of Chhattisgarh, Office of the Labour Commissioner Cum Chief Inspector of Factories recently released Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)- Guidelines & Intimation directed to all the Management of Factory/Establishments and office bearers of Associations/Unions of workers in the state of Chhattisgarh to strictly and mandatorily adhere to the Guidelines and instructions to stop spread of COVID-19. These Guidelines and instructions are effective immediately and valid till April 30, 2020. [Note: While the language suggests that it is mandatory, however the Authority has not referred to any law or Act. To err on the side of caution, we are giving it as mandatory.]MandatoryAll30-04-2020Yes
West BengalAdvisory on Corona Virus issued by Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority19-03-2020An advisory is issued to all building authorities and their employees for compliance by NDITA which advises them to not  spit on streets/public places, discourage entry of visitors in your office complex, installation of thermal scanners at the entry point of offices, having face recognition attendance systems instead of finger based biometric attendance etc. It also advises if COVID-19 has been reported, then it must be reported to the nearest Government Hospital or call at 24X7 Call Centre number : 1800 3L3 444 222 I 033 2341 2600 so that necessary action may be taken by the Health & FamilyWelfare Department.AdvisoryReal EstateNo end date specifiedNO
RajasthanGuidelines for handling, treatment and disposal of waste generated during treatment, diagnosis or quarantine of COVID patients19-03-2020The Health Services Branch, Rajasthan issued guidelines for handling, treatment and disposal of waste generated during treatment, diagnosis or quarantine of COVID patients in addition to existing practices under the Bio Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 and directed the same to be followed by all isolation wards, sample collection centers and laboratories for COVID 19 suspected patients, quarantine camps and home care of COVID 19 suspected patients. The guidelines include - i. usage of double layered bags of adequate strength and leak free ii. usage of dedicated collection bin labelled as well as bags/containers and trolleys as 'COVID 19' to store COVID 19 waste and kept separately in a temporary storage room before handing it over to authorised staff of CBWTF iii. provision of lifting bio medical waste directly from isolation wards into the CBWTF collection van iv. disposal of general waste as solid waste v. maintenance of separate record of waste generated from isolation wards vi. disinfection of inner and outer surface of containers, bags and trolleys used for COVID 19 waste with 1% sodium hypochlorite solution vii. report opening or operation of COVID 19 ward to State Pollution Control Board. viii. appointment of dedicated sanitation staff separately for bio medical waste and solid waste to enable collection and transfer of waste to storage areas.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
MeghalayaThe Govt of Meghalaya notifies The Meghalaya Epidemic Disease (prevention of COVID-19) Regulations, 202019-03-2020Government of Meghalaya vide notification dated 19th March 2020 have notified the notifies The Meghalaya Epidemic Disease (prevention of COVID-19) Regulations, 2020. Key points: a. Government and Private Hospitals to have Flu Corners to screen suspected cases of Covid-19 b. Government and Private Hospitals to maintain records of travel history while screening suspected cases of Covid-19 c. Government and Private Hospitals to ensure that persons having travel history and having symptoms of Covid-19 must be isolated and tested in the hospitals as per the protocol d. Government and Private Hospitals to report to State Integrated Disease Surveillance Units about all such persons having travel history and symptoms of Covid-19. e. No person/institution/organisation will use any electronic/print/social media to disseminate information regarding Covid-19 without prior approval. f. Private Laboratories have not been allowed to collect samples of Covid-19MandatoryGovernment and Private Hospitals; Private Laboratories; All Individuals/Institutions/OrganisationsNo end date specifiedYes
DelhiAdvisory for Private Sector offices & General public19-03-2020For prevention and control of COVID-19 outbreak, Government of Delhi directs all Private Sector Offices situated in NCT of Delhi to work from home and also advices general public to remain at home particularly senior citizens with health issues.MandatoryPrivate Sector30-03-2020NO
AssamThe Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 202018-03-2020The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Guwahati has issued the Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. (Note: All advisories issued/ to be issued by the Government of India on COVID-19 will be ipso-facto be treated as directions under the Assam COVID-19 Regulations) Key compliance obligations are as follows: Persons / institution / organization: 1. Do not use print or electronic media for disseminating any information regarding COVID-19 without ascertaining facts. 2. Obtain prior permission/ clearance from the Health and Family Welfare Department or District Magistrate before using print or electronic media for dissemination of information regarding COVID-19. (Note: This is necessary to avoid the spread of any unauthenticated information or rumours regarding COVID-19) Private Laboratory Do not take or test samples of COVID-19 unless authorised to do so. (Note: Authorized Laboratories to collect samples for COVID-19 as per the guidelines of the Government of India. Such samples to be sent to designated laboratories as authorised by Government of India). Persons with History of Travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported: Voluntarily report to  State Control Room or to the State Surveillance Officer, IDSP#6913347770/1/2/3 or Toll Free number 104 or to such numbers as may be assigned. [Note: Necessary measures to be initiated by Health &Family Welfare Department, and the District Magistrate (as the case maybe)]. Registered Private Medical Practitioners, including AYUSH practitioners: Notify such person(s) to the concerned District Surveillance Unit along with duly filled up self-declaration forms, who, within their knowledge have travel history to COVID-19 affected countries as per the extant guidelines and are having complaints of fever or cough or respiratory difficulty or even without any signs and symptoms of the Epidemic disease; Hospitals: 1. Maintain seperate corners to screen persons suspected of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. Do not refuse screeing or treatment of suspected or confirmed cases for COVID-19. 3. 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 him/ her coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 and immediately provide such information to the State Integrated Disease Surveillance Unit and District Magistrate; 4. In case the person with such history of travel is asymptomatic, ensure that such person is in home quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure. (Note: Such person must abide by the Home Quarantine Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India meticulously). 5. Ensure that persons who are symptomatic and have a history of travel are isolated in a hospital as per protocol and tested for COVID-19 as per protocol; Penalty: Any person / institution / organization found violating any provisions of the Regulations shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188* of the Indian Penal Code. * 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.MandatoryAll18-03-2021Yes
CentralPreventive measures including social distancing18-03-2020DGCA has issued advisory for all DGCA staff and officials as follows: ● increase awareness about spread of virus ● ensure proper cleaning and sanitising of workplace ● ensure regular supply of hand sanitiser, soap and water ● use video conferencing as much as possible ● non-essential travel to be restricted ● people showing symptoms of COVID to be denied entry and reported to health authorities ● DOPT guidelines to be followedAdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralBureau of Immigration further extends restriction on travel and Visa, issues mandatory obligations for international passengers and international airlines companies18-03-2020The Bureau of Immigration, India has extended the restrictions/prohibitions on travel and visa vide the advisory published on 18-03-2020. The BoI published an advisory in the government website stating the following. 1.    All incoming passenger traffic, on all 107 Immigration Check Posts which includes all Airport ICPs, all Seaport ICPs all Land Port ICPs, all Rail Port ICPs and all River Port ICPs, is prohibited, in the view of the spread of COVID-19. Vehicles/Trains carrying goods for the trade or essential goods and supplies are exempted from this prohibition along with their crew, driver, helper, cleaner etc. subject to their thorough screening by the medical staff for COVID-19. 2.    All passengers coming from European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden), European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), Turkey and United Kingdom have been prohibited from entering India from any of the Land/Air/Seaport ICPs. This restriction shall come into effect from 1200 hrs GMT on March 18, 2020 at the port of first departure and shall remain till March 31, 2020 and is a temporary measure. 3. All existing visas issued to nationals of any country except those issued to Diplomats, Official passport holders, those in UN / International organizations, those on Employment, Project visas and those who are operating aircrew of scheduled commercial airlines, and who had not yet entered India, stand suspended w.e.f. 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 till April 15, 2020. 4. Visas of all foreign nationals already in India remain valid. They may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/ conversion etc. of their visa or grant of any consular service. Visa services granted on account of COVID-19 are GRATIS. 5. The validity of OCI card of foreigners presently in India shall remain. 6. Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders who are not in India presently, has been kept in abeyance till April 15, 2020.  This has come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure of any foreigner for onward journey to India. 7. Any foreign national (including OCI cardholder) who intends to travel to India for compelling reasons may contact the nearest Indian Mission for fresh visa.  International traffic through land borders will be restricted to designated Immigration Checkposts that have been notified by MHA vide O.M. No.25022/12/2017-Imm dated March 14, 2020. The BoI had also mentioned mandatory obligations for international passengers travelling to/from India. These obligations are listed below: i.     Travel of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines, Malaysia to India is prohibited with immediate effect. No Flight shall take-off  from these countries to India after 1500 hours  Indian Standard     Time (IST). The Airlines shall enforce this at the port of initial departure. This instruction is a temporary measure and shall be enforced till 31st March 2020 and will be reviewed subsequently. ii.    Passengers travelling from / having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need certificate of having tested negative from COVID-19 from the designated laboratories authorized by Health Authority of these countries.  This is enforcement since 0000 hrs. of March 10, 2020 and is a temporary measure till cases of COVID-19 subside. iii.    All incoming travellers, including Indian nationals, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany after Feb. 15, 2020 shall be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days.  This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure. iv.    All passengers coming from UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait will be placed under compulsory quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days which shall come into effect from 1200 hrs GMT on March 18, 2020 at the port of first departure. v.    Incoming travellers including Indian nationals are advised to avoid non-essential travel and are informed that they can be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days on their arrival in India. vi.    Indian nationals are further strongly advised to refrain from travel to China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, Japan, France, Spain & Germany. vii.    All incoming international passengers returning to India should self-monitor their health and follow required do’s and don’ts as detailed by the Government. viii.    International traffic through land borders will be restricted to designated check posts with robust screening facilities.  These have been notified separately by Ministry of Home Affairs. ix.    All international passengers entering into India are required to furnish duly filled self-declaration form in duplicate (including personal particulars i.e. phone no. and address in India) (as annexed) to Health Officials and Immigration officials and undergo Universal Health Screening at the designated health counters at all Points of Entry. x.    For any queries related to health, people may contact Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 24*7 helpline number (+91-11-23978046) or email at (ncov2019@gmail.com). The BoI had issued Mandatory obligations to be followed by all scheduled Indian and Foreign Airlines engaged in International air transportation to/from India. These obligations are mentioned below. i)No scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall take from any foreign airport for any airport in India, after 0001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (0530 hrs Indian Standard Time (IST) of March 22, 2020). These instructions shall remain in force till 0001 hrs GMT of March 29, 2020 ii)A maximum travel time of 20 hours is permissible for such commercial aircraft to land in India iii)As such, no incoming scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall be allowed to disembark its passengers on Indian soil (Foreigner or Indian) after 2001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (0131 hrs IST of March 23, 2020). iv)All passengers who have visited COVID-19 affected countries duly identified by Government of India in earlier travel advisories, who have visited these countries on or after February 15, 2020; and which are mentioned hereunder again:- China, Iran and EU, EU FTA, Turkey, UK (from where passengers have been prohibited from entering India from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia (in force from March 17), shall remain in force and no scheduled international commercial airline shall carry or disembark such passengers on Indian soil. v)These instructions are in addition to the travel restrictions/advisories already issued and under implementation. The above are temporary measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19 and are subject to review by Government.MandatoryAll15-04-2020NO
HaryanaSuspension of operations of all cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, night clubs, gymnasiums, swimming pools, spas, lounges, offices and factories etc. in Gurugram18-03-2020The following operations stands suspended till 31.03.2020: i. Operations of all cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, night clubs, gymnasiums, swimming pools, spas and lounges; ii. all weekly bazaars and shopping malls, (except pharmacies, medical establishments, grocery stores and supermarkets); iii.Any gathering such as social/cultural/political/religious/academic/sports/ seminars/conferences and family gatherings is restricted to a maximum of 50 persons; iv. All restaurants having in-dining facility are restricted to the capacity of 50 seats; The order also directs the owners of saloons, beauty parlours and grooming centres to decontaminate their premises frequently besides ensuring the availability of hand sanitisers at all entry points. Private cab operators have also been issued similar guidelines.MandatoryGym; Hospitalty; Cinema; Shopping Malls; Salons; Cab aggregators; Commercial Establishments; Factories;31-03-2020Yes
DelhiDirectives regarding hygiene in workplaces to contain the spread of COVID 1918-03-2020The Labour Commissioner of Delhi issued directives to be undertaken by all industries and workplaces to reduce the risk of spread of COVID 19. All staff members are required to clean hands with soap and water or alcohol based hand rub. Nose and mouth must be covered when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow. Close contact must be avoided with persons have flu like symptoms. Symptomatic patients must be kept in isolation for atleast 14 days from the day of exposure. Biometric attendance must be stopped immediately, only manual attendance is to be marked. Restriction has been imposed on printing and circulation of information regarding COVID 19 without prior consent of competent authorities. Premises must be cleaned and sanitised on a daily basis using Dettol/lizol etc as disinfectants and sodium hypochlorite to clean door knobs, light switches, counter tops and other frequently touched surfaces.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
ManipurSuspension of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state18-03-2020The Government of Manipur has notified the suspension of issue of Inner Line Permit by the State Government Offices outside the State. Permits will be issued only in special instances and all persons have thus been requested to postpone their visit to Manipur till the threat of spread of pandemic COVID-19 recedes to a reasonable level.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
UttarakhandGuidelines for notifying COVID-19 affected persons by Private Institutions18-03-2020The Government of Uttarakhand, has issued Guidelines for notifying COVID-19 affected persons by Private Institutions. Basis the guidelines: 1. It is mandatory for all hospitals (Government and Private), Medical officers in Government health institutions and registered Private Medical Practitioners including AYUSH Practitioners, to notify such person(s) with COVID-19 affected person (as defined in the document) to concerned district surveillance unit. 2. All practitioners shall also get the self-declaration forms who, within their knowledge, are having travel history of COVID-19 affected countries as per the extant guidelines and are falling under the case definition of COVID19 (Suspect/Case). 3. In case the person has any such history in the last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, the person must be isolated in the hospital and will be tested for COVID19 as per protocol. 4. Information of all such cases should be given to the State helpline number (list enclosed) and also to national helpline 1075. Email may also be sent at ncov2019@gov.inMandatoryHospitalsNo end date specifiedNO
Arunachal PradeshThe Govt of Arunachal Pradesh notifies The Arunachal Pradesh Epidemic Disease (prevention of COVID-19) Regulations, 202018-03-2020Government of Arunachal Pradesh vide notification dated 18th March 2020 have notified the notifies The Arunachal Pradesh Epidemic Disease (prevention of COVID-19) Regulations, 2020. Key points: a. Government and Private Hospitals to have Flu Corners to screen suspected cases of Covid-19 b. Government and Private Hospitals to maintain records of travel history while screening suspected cases of Covid-19 c. Government and Private Hospitals to ensure that persons having travel history and having symptoms of Covid-19 must be isolated and tested in the hospitals as per the protocol d. Government and Private Hospitals to report to State Integrated Disease Surveillance Units about all such persons having travel history and symptoms of Covid-19. e. No person/institution/organisation will use any electronic/print/social media to disseminate information regarding Covid-19 without prior approval. f. Private Laboratories have not been allowed to collect samples of Covid-19MandatoryGovernment and Private Hospitals; Private Laboratories | All Individuals/Institutions/OrganisationsNo end date specifiedYes
BiharThe Bihar Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulation, 202017-03-2020Health department of Bihar issued the Bihar Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. (Note: All advisories issued/ to be issued by the Government of India on COVID-19 will be ipso-facto be treated as directions under the Bihar COVID-19 Regulations) Key Compliance Obligations: Persons / institution / organization: Do not use any print or electronic media for information regarding COVID-19 with a mala fide intent to spread panic in the society. (Note: This is to avoid spread of any rumour or unauthenticated information regarding COVID-19) Private Laboratory: Not authorized to take or test samples for COVID-19 in Bihar. (Note: All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of the Government of India and sent to the designated laboratory by the Nodal Officer of the designated hospital notified by the Civil Surgeon of concerned district); Persons having history of travel after 29th February 2020 to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported: Report to nearest Government Hospital or call at toll free helpline number 104 so that necessary measures if required may be initiated by the Department of Health, Bihar. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported after 29th February 2020, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Should quarantine themselves at home and take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1.Set up Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. 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. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. 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 hospital protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to the Office of Civil Surgeon of the district  immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. * 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.MandatoryAll17-03-2021Yes
CentralGuidelines on Clinical Management of COVID – 1917-03-2020The Union Health Ministry has issued this guideline with aims to provide clinicians with updated interim guidance on timely, effective, and safe supportive management of patients with COVID -19, particularly those with severe acute respiratory illness and critically ill. The guidelines also state that COVID-19 patients may have mild, moderate, or severe illness -- the latter includes severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock. The guideline also talks about early identification of those with severe manifestations allows for immediate optimised supportive care treatments and safe, rapid admission (or referral) to intensive care unit according to national protocols. The guidelines advise the treating doctors to closely monitor patients with severe acute respiratory infection for signs of clinical deterioration, such as rapidly progressive respiratory failure and sepsis, and apply supportive care interventions immediately. Application of timely, effective, and safe supportive therapies is the cornerstone of therapy for patients who develop severe manifestations of Covid-19, it said. The guidelines also advises to understand the patient's co-morbid condition to tailor the management of critical illness and appreciate the prognosis. During intensive care management of severe acute respiratory infection, determine which chronic therapies should be continued and which therapies should be stopped temporarily. The guidelines also recommend that the patients and their families must be communicated with pro-actively and provided support and prognostic information. They also recommend to medical practitioners to understand the patient's "values and preferences" regarding life-sustaining interventions.AdvisoryFor clinicians taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients of COVID – 19No end date specifiedNO
HaryanaCorona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid 19) - Guidelines to the management of Factory/Establishments in the State of Haryana17-03-2020In view of the prevailing epidemic situation of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the world and in the country, the Labour Department of Haryana on 17-03-2020 has issued the following guidelines, which must be strictly followed by all Factories/Establishments in the state of Haryana: Towards the Employees: • Frequent and thorough hand washing must be promoted by providing workers, customers, and worksite visitors with a place to wash their hands. If soap and running water are not immediately available,  alcohol-based hand rubs, containing at least 60% alcohol, has to be provided. • In case any workers are sick, they must be encouraged to stay home and to call State helpline no. 8558893911 or 108. Workers must be advised to never travel directly or avail public transport facility to the hospital if possible exposure of COVID-19 is suspected. • Respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes, must be encouraged. • Employers must try to establish policies and practices, such as flexible worksites (e.g., telecommuting) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), to increase the physical distance among employees and between employees. • Workers should be discouraged from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. • Grouping of workers or staff at work site or for meeting must be avoided as far as possible. • Measures must be taken for prompt identification and isolation of potentially infectious individuals as a step in protecting workers, customers, visitors, and others at a worksite. • Employers should inform and encourage employees to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 if they suspect possible exposure. • Employers should develop policies and procedures for employees to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. • Where appropriate, employers should develop policies and procedures for immediately isolating people who have signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, and train workers to implement them. • Potentially infectious people must be moved to a location away from workers, customers, and other visitors. In case specific isolation rooms are not available at the worksite, designated areas with closable doors can serve as isolation rooms until potentially sick people can be removed from the worksite. • If any foreign delegation recently visited the premises or the employees have visited some foreign locations or such visits are planned in the future, the employer must inform the same to the District Administration/nearest Government Hospital immediately. • Steps must be taken to limit spread of the respiratory secretions of a person who may have COVID-19. Employers will be required to provide a face masks to such persons and ask the person to wear it. Note: A face mask (also called a surgical mask, procedure mask, or other similar terms) on a patient or other sick person should not be confused with PPE for a worker; such mask acts to contain potentially infectious respiratory secretions at the source (i.e., the person’s nose and mouth). • Employers must not insist for a Medical Certificate for employees who are sick with acute respiratory illness to validate their illness as medical facilities may be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely way. • Employers must maintain flexible policies that permit employees to stay home to care for a sick family member. Employers must understand that more employees may need to stay at home to care for sick children or other sick family members than  usual. • Employers must minimizing contact among workers, clients, and customers by replacing face to face meetings with virtual communications and implementing telework if feasible. • Employers must establish alternating days or extra shifts that reduce the total number of employees in a facility at a given time, allowing them to maintain distance from another while maintaining a full onsite work week. • If possible, all the workers/ visitors must be screened by Infrared (IR) thermometer before entering the premises. • Employers must avoid biometric attendance of the employees. Regarding the Establishment/Factory: • Regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment and other elements of the work environment must be maintained. • When choosing cleaning chemicals, employers should consult information on labels with claims against emerging viral pathogens. The manufacturer’s instructions have to be followed for use of all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, PPE). Handrails may be disinfected on a regular basis. • Proper hygiene of Canteens/ dining rooms have to be maintained. Food placed at buffet counters in canteens must be well protected from potential contamination. • Creches must be specifically monitored and disinfected thoroughly in case of any doubt of contaminations. • Factories having installed public address system can utilize the same for educating workers on the measures for preventing possible exposure of COVID-19. • All factories/establishment managements must ensure strict compliance of directions of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Government of Haryana and Haryana State Health Services issued in this regard from time to time. Penalty: 1. For first offence: Fine - Upto Rs. Upto 1,00,000/-, Or; Imprisonment - Upto 2 years; Or; Both For continuing offence: Fine - Upto Rs. 1000/- for each day of contravention. 2. For subsequent conviction: Imprisonment- upto 3 years; Or Fine- From Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 2,00,000/-; Or BothMandatoryManufacturing/All MNCs, IT Firms, Industries, BPOs, Corporate OfficesNo end date specifiedYes
HaryanaDistrict Magistrate of Gurugram orders all MNCs, IT Firms, Industries, BPOs, Corporate Offices to allow their employees to work from Home for prevention and containment of Corona Virus Disease (Covid 19)17-03-2020Vide Memo no 1082 dated 17/03/2020, the District Magistrate of Gurugram have advised all MNC, IT firms, industries, BPOs, Corporate Offices situated in District Gurugram to allow their officer/employees to work from their home till 31st March, 2020 with immediate effect to prevent and control the spread of COVID 19 in large public interest.AdvisoryAll31-03-2020NO
MizoramThe Mizoram Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations, 202017-03-2020Mizoram has joined the other States and notified Mizoram Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key compliance obligations are as follows: Persons / institution / organization: Do not disseminate unauthenticated and inaccurate information in any manner with regard to information relating to Mizoram on COVID-19. (Note: Information on COVID-19 that is/ are officially published by the Government Mizoram, Health & Family Welfare Department through its Principal Director and State Nodal Officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme shall be treated as authentic and accurate). Private Laboratory: Do not test samples for COVID-19. (Note: Sample collection centers may be designated by the Central or State Government from time to time); Persons with history of travel in the last 28 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported: Report on arrival, to the COVID-19 Screening Point designated by the State Government for screening. Persons with a history of travel in the last 28 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported but do not exhibit symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: 1. Isolate yourself in “home quarantine” for 14 days from the date of arrival and take precautions to avoid direct or indirect contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area; 2. Adhere to the Home Quarantine Guidelines issued by the Central Government / State Government from time to time; 3. Upon developing symptoms while under “Home Quarantine”, immediately report yourself to the State Helpline No.102, 0389 - 2318336 and 0389-2323336 so that necessary measures could be initiated by the State Government; [Refusal to be in home quarantine or failure to observe the Home Quarantine Guidelines, will lead to being quarantined by force (if required), by the authorized person(s) in “Home Quarantine” or in “Designated Quarantine Facility” set up by the State Government]. Persons with a history of travel in the last 28 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported and has symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Shall be kept under isolation in “Isolation Facility” in hospital or any such other places designated by the State Government from time to time as an isolation facility for isolation of cases as per protocol till the report of designated laboratory tests are received as negative and as per treatment protocol issued by the Central Government / State Government from time to time or such period as may be required. All travellers from any other country, state or area: Report yourself to the COVID-19 Screening Point designated by the State Government for screening on your arrival. Persons with no history of travel but having symptoms of COVID-19: Report yourself to the State Helpline No.102, 0389 - 2318336 and 0389-2323336 immediately so that necessary measures could be initiated by the State Government, if required. Hospitals: 1.Set up separate COVID-19 corner for screening of suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. 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 in the last 28 days. Additionally, record the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. 3. In case the person has a history of travel to any country, state or area where COVID-19 has been reported or has come in contact with a suspected or confirmed cases of COVID -19  and is asymptomatic, advise him/ her to be in home quarantine for 14 days. 4. In case the person has a history of travel to any country, state or area where COVID-19 has been reported or has come in contact with a suspected or confirmed cases of COVID -19 and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19; isolate the person as per the guidelines of the Central Government / State Government issued from time to time, till the report of designated laboratory tests are received as negative and as per treatment protocol issued by the Central Government/ State Government from time to time or such period as may be required. 5. In case samples are required to be collected, collect and send to the Designated Laboratories as per the guidelines of the Central Government / State Government issued from time to time. 6. Immediately notify all suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the State Nodal Officer / District Surveillance Officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. 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 Indian Penal Code. * 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.MandatoryAll17-03-2021Yes
TelanganaSteps to reduce workers risk to COVID-1917-03-2020The Director of Factories Telangana issued guidelines to be followed by the management of Factories in Telangana in view of the prevailing situation of Corona Virus Disease 2019. Some of the measures to reduce the workers risk of exposure to COVID-19 are as follows: Promote frequent and thorough handwashing by providing a place to wash hands. If soap is not immediately available, then alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol to be provided. Encourage the workers to stay at home when sick and call Medical helpline numbers. Do not allow worker (suspected of possible exposure to COVID-19) to travel directly or avail public transport facility to the hospital; Encourage respiratory etiquette including coughs and sneezes; Avoid grouping of workers or staff at worksite; For further information, please subscribe to KomriskMandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedYes
UttarakhandThe Government of Uttarakhand has issued a notification for segregation, pre-treatment and final disposal of bio-medical waste generated during screening, treatment, management & immunisation from COVID -19 patients.17-03-2020The Government of Uttarakhand has issued a notification for segregation, pre-treatment and final disposal of bio-medical waste generated during screening, treatment, management & immunisation from COVID -19 patients. It mentions that segregation and pre-treatment of certain categories of bio-medical waste is the responsibility of the health care facilities. The collection., processing, treatment and disposal will be done by the Common Biomedical waste facility and disposal facility (CBMWTF).MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
UttarakhandProtocol for Hospitals with Suspected/Confirmed cases of COVID-1917-03-2020The National Health Mission under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has laid down the protocols to be followed by Hospitals dealing with Suspected/Confirmed cases  of COVID-19: 1. Principles of infection prevention and control strategies associated with health care with suspected COVID-19 IPC strategies to prevent or limit infection transmission in health-care settings. 2. Early recognition and source control. 3. Application of Standard Precautions for all patients. 4. Implementation of additional precautions for suspected COVI D-19 infections. 5. Duration of contact and droplet precautions for COVID-19 infection 6. Collection and handling of laboratory specimens from patients with suspected COVID-19 7. Sample collection, storage and transportation 8. Samples to be collected 9. Bio Medical Waste Management from suspected case of COVID-19 10. Laundry 11. Monitor health of staff providing care to cases 12. Hospital Disinfection (Environmental) 13. Liquid Spill Management. For a detailed reading of the protocols, please refer to the attached circular.AdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaGuidelines to be followed at Worksites17-03-2020In view of the prevailing epidemic situation of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the world and in the State of Odisha, the Directorate of Factories and Boilers, Odisha on 17th March, 2020 has issued the following guidelines, which must be strictly followed by all Factories in the state of Odisha: Towards the Employees: Frequent and thorough hand washing must be promoted among workers by providing them with a place to wash their hands with soap or  alcohol-based hand rubs. In case any workers are sick, they must be encouraged to stay home and to call the helpline no. 104. Respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes, must be encouraged. Employers must try to establish flexible work hours to minimize contact among employees. Workers should be discouraged from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, to the extent possible. Grouping of workers or staff at work site or for meeting must be avoided as far as possible. Employees must be advised to practice social distancing. Employers should inform and encourage employees to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Employers should develop procedures for employees to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Employers must take immediate steps for isolating people who have signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19. In case specific isolation rooms are not available at the worksite, designated areas with closable doors can serve as isolation rooms. Occupiers must avoid meetings with foreign delegates/technical experts from outside the State as far as possible. Regarding the Factory: Regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment and other elements of the work environment must be maintained. Proper hygiene of Canteens/ dining rooms have to be maintained. Creches must be specifically monitored and disinfected thoroughly. Factories having installed public address/visual display systems can utilize the same for educating workers on the measures for preventing possible exposure of COVID-19. All factories managements must ensure strict compliance of directions of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Odisha issued in this regard from time to time.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MizoramThe Govt of Mizoram notifies The Mizoram Epidemic Disease (prevention of COVID-19) Regulations, 202017-03-2020Government of Mizoram vide notification dated 17th March 2020 have notified the notifies The Mizoram Epidemic Disease (prevention of COVID-19) Regulations, 2020. Key points: a. Government and Private Hospitals to have Flu Corners to screen suspected cases of Covid-19 b. Government and Private Hospitals to maintain records of travel history while screening suspected cases of Covid-19 c. Government and Private Hospitals to ensure that persons having travel history and having symptoms of Covid-19 must be isolated and tested in the hospitals as per the protocol d. Government and Private Hospitals to report to State Integrated Disease Surveillance Units about all such persons having travel history and symptoms of Covid-19. e. No person/institution/organisation will use any electronic/print/social media to disseminate information regarding Covid-19 without prior approval. f. Private Laboratories have not been allowed to collect samples of Covid-19MandatoryGovernment and Private Hospitals; Private Laboratories; All Individuals/Institutions/OrganisationsNo end date specifiedYes
Uttar PradeshFree treatment for all the infected persons; no cut in their salary/ wages due to such leave of absence17-03-2020Government of Uttar Pradesh has taken some important decisions such as postponing all examinations till 2nd April, 2020 free screening and treatment of COVID-19 patients, measures regarding labourers and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
UttarakhandProtocol for Hospitals with Suspected Confirmed cases of COVID-1917-03-2020The National Health Mission has released protocols for hospitals with suspected / confirmed cases of COVID-19. Things such as precautions for all patients, implementation of additional precautions for suspected COVID-19 infections, collection and handling of laboratory specimens from patients with suspected COVID-19, sample collection, storage and transportation etc. are given under the protocols.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
Arunachal PradeshArunachal Pradesh Government orders closure of Multiplexes, Night Clubs, Cinema halls for prevention and containment of Corona Virus Disease (Covid 19)16-03-2020Arunachal Pradesh Government has ordered the closure of all gymnasium, night clubs, Multiplexes and Theatres until April 5th, 2020 in view of the coronavirus pandemic. It has also suspended all weekly markets and all social, cultural, political, religious and academic gatherings as also sports events, seminars, conferences and family mass gatherings till April 5th, 2020. Order also states that all educational institutions shall remain closed till April 5th, 2020 except for conducting Board/Final Exams. The order, however, allowed shopping malls to remain open, but directed them to be disinfected daily. Although no penalty has been provided in the Order but strict instruction has been given to all Deputy Commissioners and Superintendent of Police of all districts of Arunachal Pradesh to ensure strict compliance.MandatoryAll05-04-2020NO
CentralOperational and business continuity measures to be taken by banks and other financial institutions such as: (i) taking stock of critical processes, and (ii) encouraging customers to take up digital banking facilities.16-03-2020The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) by a recent Notification dated March 16, 2020 released COVID-19- Operational and Business Continuity Measures which are required to be taken by the respective banks/financial institutions as a part of their existing operational and business continuity plans. The Notification is directed to all Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding RRBs), all Local Area Banks, all Small Finance Banks and all Payment Banks/All UCBs/NBFCs. The notification states that for preventing and controlling the local transmission of disease, further steps, including the indicative list in the notification, are required to be taken by the respective banks/financial institutions as a part of their existing operational and business continuity plans.Mandatory1. All Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding RRBs) 2. All Local Area Banks 3. All Small Finance Banks 4. All Payment Banks/All UCBs/NBFCsNo end date specifiedYes
CentralEmployees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Notice dated  16th March, 2020 extending due date/s for filing and paying ESI contributions for the months of February and March 2020.16-03-2020The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), in a Notice dated, 16th March, 2020 has extended the due date/s for filing and paying ESI contributions for the months of February and March 2020 only. In light of this relaxation, the ESIC contribution for the month of February, 2020 can now be filed and paid up to 15th April, 2020 instead of 15th March, 2020 and the contribution for the month of March, 2020 can be filed and paid up to 15th May, 2020 instead of 15th April, 2020.MandatoryAll15-05-2020Yes
CentralRBI circular directed at All Payment Banks/All UCBs/NBFCs on COVID-19- Operational and Business Continuity Measures 16-03-2020In a Notification addressed to all banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (“NBFCs”), the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) has issued information regarding operational and business continuity measures in light of the pandemic COVID-19. In addition to the several steps taken by the Government of India and other state machineries, the RBI has prescribed the following steps that must be taken by the respective banks / financial institutions as part of their existing operational and business continuity plans: 1. Devising strategy and monitoring mechanism concerning the spread of the disease within the organisation, making timely interventions for preventing further spread in case of detection of infected employees including travel plans and quarantine requirements as well as avoiding spread of panic among staff and members of the public. 2. Taking stock of critical processes and revisiting Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in the emerging situations/scenarios with the aim of continuity in critical interfaces and preventing any disruption of services, due to absenteeism which can be caused either due to individual cases of infections or preventive measures. 3. Taking steps of sharing important instructions/ strategy with the staff members at all levels, for soliciting better response and participation and sensitizing the staff members about preventive measures/steps to be taken in suspected cases, based on the instructions received from health authorities, from time-to-time 4. Encouraging customers to use digital banking facilities as far as possible. Further, as the situation requires to be monitored closely, a Quick Response Team may be constituted which will provide regular updates to the top management on significant developments and act as a single point of contact with regulators/outside institutions/agencies.MandatoryBank/NBFCNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiDelhi Government Orders Closure of Gyms, Spas and Night Clubs Till March 31 for prevention and containment of Corona Virus Disease (Covid 19)16-03-2020The Delhi government has ordered the closure of all gymnasium, spas, night clubs and theatres until March 31 in view of the coronavirus pandemic. It has also suspended all weekly markets and all social, cultural, political, religious and academic gatherings as also sports events, seminars, conferences and family mass gatherings till the end of the month. An order to the effect was issued today by the secretary (health and family welfare) of Delhi government. The order, however, allowed shopping malls to remain open, but directed them to be disinfected daily and make provisions for the availability of ample number of hand sanitizer dispensers at the main entrance and individual shops for visitors. The entry of visitors will only be allowed after they have cleaned their hands with hand sanitizer.MandatoryAll31-03-2020NO
PuducherryThe Government of Puducherry issues Epidemic Disease (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 on 16th March 202016-03-2020The Government of Puducherry, Health and Family Welfare Department has issued the Government of Puducherry  Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19 Regulations) 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. The said Regulation makes provisions as to the duties of surveillance (personnel appointed by the District Magistrate), medical officers in Government Medical Institutions and registered private medical practitioners to deal with situations where person is suspected or found infected with COVID-19.MandatoryHealth CareNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalThe West Bengal Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 202016-03-2020The Health & Family Welfare Department of West Bengal issued the West Bengal COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 on 16th March 2020. This Regulation was issued in exercise of powers conferred under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key Compliance obligations are as follows: Private Laboratory: Do not take or test samples for COVID-19 unless you have been authorised to do so. (Note: Only laboratories authorized by the Government of India / State Government shall test samples for COVID-19 in the State of West Bengal. All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of Government of India / State Government. Such samples shall be sent to designated laboratories as authorized by the Health & Family Welfare Department, West Bengal). Person with a history of travel, in the last 14 days to a country or area where COVID-19 has been reported: Report to the nearest Government Hospital or call at 24x7 Call Centre number: 1800 313 444 222 / 033 2341 2600 or any other number notified by the State Government so that necessary action may be taken by the Health & Family Welfare Department; Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported but is asymptomatic: Isolate yourself at home (or as may be prescribed by the Government of India/State Government) and take precautions to avoid contact with any person, including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from country or area. Hospitals: 1. Set up Influenza Like Illness (ILI) corners / Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19. 2. Notify details of person(s) who have a travel history of COVID-19 affected countries and are having symptoms of fever or cough or respiratory infection / difficulty or without signs of any such symptoms of COVID-19, to the concerned District Surveillance Unit along with duly filled up Self Reporting Form(s). 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that the person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 5. Information of all such cases should be given to Director of Health services in Kolkata and to Chief Medical Officer of Health of the irrespective district immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshOrder for protocol to be followed in buses and taxis, and in banks, offices and commercial establishments16-03-2020All the commonly touched surfaces like door handles, lift button panels and other articles in offices and commercial establishments shall be sprayed with freshly prepared 1% sodium hypochlorite solution in the morning and afternoon and wiped after 10 minutes with clean cloth.MandatoryBanks, Offices and Commercial EstablishmentsNo end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshMinistry of Industry and Civil supplies amends Himachal Pradesh Hoarding and Profiteering Prevention Order, 1977 16-03-2020Ministry of Industry and Civil supplies has amended the Himachal Pradesh Hoarding and Profiteering Prevention Order, 1977 to include masks (2ply & 3 ply surgical masks, N95 masks) and hand sanitizers as essential commodities under Schedule I and III respectively.MandatoryPharmaceutical, Medical devices30-06-2020NO
Tamil NaduThe Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Regulations, 202015-03-2020The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Tamil Nadu has issued the Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key compliance obligations are as follows: Persons / institution / organization: 1. Do not use print or electronic media for disseminating any information regarding COVID-19. 2. Obtain prior permission from the Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Director of Medical and Rural Health Services, Director of Medical Education or Collector before using print or electronic media for dissemination of information regarding COVID-19. Private Laboratory Do not take or test samples of COVID-19. Persons having history of travel in for a period not less than 28 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported: Report to nearest Government Hospital or call at toll free helpline number 104 or report to the Control Room (00429510500, 00429510400, 9444340496, 8754448477) at the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine or the helpline number of the district concerned available at the website  www.tnhealth.tn.gov.in Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported for a period of not less than 28 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing Isolate yourselves at home and take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days. Hospitals: 1. Maintain rooms or wards exclusively to examine and screen persons suspected of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. 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 during the last 28 days. Additionally, record the history of him/ her coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. 3. In case the person with such history of travel is asymptomatic, advise the person to be in home quarantine for 14 days. 4. In case the person has with such history of travel is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, isolate such person in the hospital as per guidelines of the Government of India issued from time to time in this behalf. 5. Collect samples for COVID-19 as per the Guidelines of the Government of India issued from time to time in this behalf and send such samples to the Designated laboratory through the District Nodal Officer. 6. Provide information of all suspected cases to the City Health Officer in the case of Chennai district and Deputy Director of Health Services in case of other districts immediately. Furthermore, the Department has through Notification dated 15th March 2020, issued certain guidelines related to control of COVID -19 on various campuses: a. Additional compliance obligations for Offices, Industrial premises, Shops: • Do not let symptomatic persons access your premises; • Floors and other surfaces to be disinfected with 1% hypochlorite / Lysol; • Periodic disinfection of door handles / telephone etc., • Ensure available soap/ hand wash in appropriate places; b. Hotels, Shopping Malls and Lodges: • Floors should be wet mopped wit-h 1% Hypochlorite solution frequently, as many times as possible; • Mirrors and Glasses, Hand railings, Lockers, Table, Cupboards, Wardrobes,  Benches, Shelves and Cots to be disinfected with 5% Lysol daily; • Landline Telephone and Light switches should be cleaned with 5% Lysol, paying special attention to the ear and mouthpiece and to dry it properly; • Mattress cover and pillow cover should be covered with a reusable mattress cover. It should be changed for each individual. • Soap/Hand sanitizers should be placed in appropriate places. Penalty: Any person / institution / organization found violating any provisions of the Regulations shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188* of the Indian Penal Code. * 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.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
UttarakhandThe Uttarakhand COVID-19 Regulations, 202015-03-2020Uttarakhand has joined the other States and notified the Uttarakhand Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 (“Regulation”) under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 Key Compliance Obligations are as follows: Persons / institution / organization If you intend to use any print or electronic media for information regarding COVID-19, enusre to obtain prior permission of the Department of Medical, Health and Family welfare, Uttarakhand. (Note: Information, templates electronic and print advertisements Private Laboratory: Do not take samples for testing of COVID-19 unless you have been authorised to do so. (Note: All samples to be collected as per the guidelines specified by the Government of India, and sent to the designated laboratory by the Nodal Officer of designated hospitals of the Department of Medical Health and Family Welfare, Uttarakhand under intimation to the CMO of the convcerned District). Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported and develop symptoms: Get in touch with the State/District control rooms so that necessary measures (if required) can be initiated by the Department of Medical, Health and Family welfare, Uttarakhand. All persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate yourself at home and take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Medical Officers in Government Health institutions and registered Private Medical Practitioners, including AYUSH practitioners: Notify details of persons to the concerned District Surveillance Unit/CMO, along with duly filled up self-declaration forms, who, within their knowledge, have a history of travel to COVID-19 affected countries with complaints of fever or cough or respiratory difficulty or even without any signs and symptoms of the COVID-19. Hospitals: 1.Set up separate Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019); 2. While screening such cases, record the history of travel to ascertain if such person 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. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in stay at home for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. 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. 5. Provide information of all cases to the office of CMO of the respective District immediately. Penalty: Any person / institution / organization found violating any provisions of the Regulations shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188* of the Indian Penal Code. * 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.MandatoryAll15-03-2021Yes
Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh Epidemic Disease COVID-19 Regulations 202014-03-2020Andhra Pradesh Health department has notified Andhra Pradesh Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 Key Compliance obligations are as follows: Persons/ institution/ organisation: Obtain prior permission from Andhra Pradesh Health Department before using any print or electronic media for sharing information on COVID-19; Private Laboratory: Do not take or test samples for COVID-19 in the State of Andhra Pradesh; Persons with history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported: Report to the 24x7 call centre (0866-2410978) or call at toll free helpline number 104, so that necessary measures (if required) may be initiated by the Health department of Andhra Pradesh. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate/ quarantine yourselves at home and take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1.Set up dedicated COVID-19 corners and isolation beds for screening and management of suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. 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. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person is kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. 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 hospital protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to the Office of District Medical and Health Officer of the District immediately. Duty of Private Hospitals: All the Private Hospitals shall treat the eligible beneficiaries of suspected and confirmed (positive) COVID-19 cases under Dr. YSR Aarogyasri Scheme as per circular issued by the CEO, Dr. YSR Aarogyasri. 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 Indian Penal Code. * 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.MandatoryAll26-03-2021Yes
ChandigarhChandigarh Epidemic Disease, COVID-19, Regulations, 202014-03-2020The Department of Health and Family Welfare for Chandigarh has notified the Chandigarh Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 (“Regulations”) under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. These Regulations extend to the whole of the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Key Compliance obligations: Persons/ Institution/ Organisation: Obtain prior permission from the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Chandigarh Administration before using any print or electronic media for sharing information on COVID-19. (The above-mentioned requirement is with the purpose of avoiding the spread of any rumour or unauthenticated information regarding COVID-19) Private Laboratory: Do not take or test samples for COVID-19 in the Union Territory of Chandigarh. (All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of the Government of India and sent to the designated laboratories by the Nodal Officer of the designated hospital of Department of Health and Family Welfare, Chandigarh Administration). Persons with history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days: Report to the nearest Government Hospital or call at helpline number 9779558282 to ensure that necessary measures (if required) may be initiated by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Chandigarh Administration. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate/ quarantine yourselves at home and cover your mouth and nose with a mask. Take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1. Set up Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. 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 him/ her coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. 3. In case the person with such history of travel in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person is kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person has any such history of travel in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that such person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to the office of Director Health and Family Welfare, Chandigarh Administration immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. * 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.MandatoryAll14-03-2021Yes
GujaratThe Gujarat Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 202014-03-2020The Health and Family Welfare Department of Gujarat, issued the Gujarat Epidemic Diseases, COVID- 1 9 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key Compliance requirements: Persons / institution / organization: Do not use any print or electronic media for information regarding COVID-19 without prior permission of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Government of Gujarat. Private Laboratory: As a Private Laboratory, you are not authorized to take or test samples for COVID-19 in the state of Gujarat. Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported and develops symptoms: Report to nearest Government hospital or call at toll -free helpline number 104 so that necessary measures if required may be initiated by the Department. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate yourself at home and take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1. Set up Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. While screening such cases, history of travel shall be recorded to ascertain if he/ she has travelled to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. Additionally, the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 shall be recorded. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that the person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to office of Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of the respective District immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll14-03-2021Yes
Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 14-03-2020The Himachal Pradesh Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued the Himachal Pradesh Epidemic Diseases, COVID- 19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key Compliance Obligations: Medical Officers and Practitioners including AYUSH Practitioners: Ensure to notify to the concerned District Surveillance Unit along with duly filled up declaration forms about any person who has a travel history to any COVID-19 affected country irrespective of whether he has complained about fever, cough or respiratory difficulty or have complaints of fever or cough or respiratory difficulty even without any signs and symptoms of the Epidemic disease. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll14-03-2021Yes
KarnatakaCorona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid 19) - Guidelines to the factory management in the State of Karnataka14-03-2020The Department of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Karnataka (“Government”), through a notification dated 14th March, 2020, has issued guidelines for all factories in the State of Karnataka, in view of the prevailing situation with regard to the Corona Virus Disease (“COVID-19”). The guidelines under this notification which needs to be complied with have been detailed below: Towards the Employees: 1) Promote frequent and thorough hand washing by providing workers, customers and worksite visitors by providing a place to wash hands. If soap and running water are not immediately available, provide alcohol-based hand rubs, containing at least 60% alcohol. 2) Encourage your workers to stay at home if they feel sick and to call the helpline number 104 only if the symptom of Covid 19 is experienced. If there is a suspected possible exposure of COVID-19, avoid travelling directly or public transport. 3) Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering sneezes and coughs. 4) Provide customers and public with tissues and trash receptacles. 5) Explore whether you can establish policies and practices, such as flexible worksites (e.g. telecommuting) and work hours (e.g. staggered shifts), in order to increase the physical distance among the employees. 6) Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices or other work tools and equipment. 7) Avoid grouping of the workers or staff at work site for meetings, as far as possible. 8) Prompt identification and isolation of potentially infectious individuals is a critical step in protecting workers, customers, visitors and others at worksite. 9) Inform and encourage employees to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, if they suspect possible exposure. 10) Develop policies and procedures for employees to report when they are sick or experiencing any symptom. 11) When appropriate, develop policies and procedures for immediately isolating people who have signs/symptoms and train the workers to implement them. Move potentially infectious people to a location away from workers, customers and other visitors. Since most worksites do not have specific isolation rooms, designated areas with closable doors can be used, until potentially sick people can be removed from the worksite. 12) Take steps to limit the spread of respiratory secretions of a person who may have COVID-19. Provide a face mask and ask the person to wear it. 13) Do not ask for a medical certificate for employees who are sick with acute respiratory illness in order to validate their illness. 14) Maintain flexible policies that permit employees to stay home to care for a sick family member. 15) Minimize contact among workers, clients and customers by replacing face-to-face meetings with tele work, if feasible. 16) Establish alternate days or extra shifts, reducing the total number of employees at a time, allowing them to maintain distance from one another. 17) Strictly comply with health provision under Chapter III of the Factories Act, 1948 and related provisions under the Karnataka Factories Rules, 1969. Regarding the Factory: 1) Maintain regular housekeeping practices like routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment and other elements, at work. 2) Maintain proper hygiene of canteens/dining rooms. The food placed at buffet counters in the canteen should be well protected from potential contamination. A staggered lunch time may be sorted in order to avoid all the workers gathering together at the canteen at a particular time. 3) Crèches must be specifically monitored and disinfected thoroughly in case of any doubt in contaminations. It is suggested that crèches are closed and the employees who are availing the benefit be placed on additional paid leave, till the current crisis is resolved. 4) Factories which have installed public address system, may utilize it for educating workers on the measures for preventing possible exposure of COVID-19. Penalty: 1. For first offence: Fine - Upto Rs. 1,00,000/-, Or; Imprisonment - Upto 2 years; Or; Both For continuing offence: Fine - Upto Rs. 1000/- for each day of contravention. 2. For subsequent conviction: Imprisonment- upto 3 years; Or Fine- From Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 2,00,000/-; Or BothMandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedYes
MaharashtraMaharashtra COVID-19 Regulations, 202014-03-2020The  Maharashtra Health Department has issued the Maharashtra COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. The key compliance obligations are as follows: Persons/ Institutions/ Organisation: i. Do not use any print or electronic media for dissemination of information regarding COVID-19 without ascertaining the facts. ii. Seek and obtain  prior clearance of the Commissioner, Health Services, Director of Health Services (DHS-I & Il), Director, Medical Education & Research (DMER), or Collector as the case may be. Private Laboratory: i. Do not collect samples for COVID-testing unless you have been authorised for the same. ii. While collecting samples, ensure to abide by the guidelines issued for collecting samples by the Government of India. (Note: Such samples shall be sent to designated laboratories as authorized by Government of Maharashtra / Government of India). Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported and develops symptoms: Report to State Control Room (020- 26127394) or to the State Surveillance Officer, IDSP (020-27290066) / Toll Free number 104 or to such numbers as may be assigned, so that necessary measures may be initiated by Commissioner, Health Services, Director of Health Services (DHS-1&11), Director, Medical Education & Research (DMER), and the Collector/ Municipal Commissioner as the case may be. Hospitals: 1. Set up Separate Corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. While screening such cases, history of travel shall be recorded to ascertain if he/ she has travelled to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. Additionally, the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 shall be recorded. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that the person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to State Integrated Disease Surveillance Unit and Collector of the district/ local Municipal Commissioner immediately. Additionally, in pursuance of the Regulation, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has, through an Order dated 16th March, 2020 (please refer to column K), directed the implementation of the following containment measures in the City of Mumbai: 1. Restriction of the vehicular movement in the areas of Isolation Centres, Quarantine Centres like Kasturba Hospital, KEM Hospital, Seven Hills Hospital. 2. Closure of schools, offices, cinema halls, swimming pools,  gyms, etc and banning mass congregations, functions. 3. All non-essential service providing offices to function at only 50% staff capacity. (Note: The following establishments providing essential services shall be excluded- • providing drinking water; •  providing sewerage services; • providing banking services; • providing telephone and internet services; • providing rail and transportation services; •  food, vegetable, groceries; • Hospitals, medical centres and medical stores; 5. Private sector companies and public sector companies to encourage all their staff to work from home. (Note: Assistant Commissioners and Police to issue advisory to people, not to gather in masses at sea beaches and public places) 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll14-03-2021Yes
Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations, 202014-03-2020Uttar Pradesh Health Department notified Uttar Pradesh Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key compliance obligations are as follows: Persons / institution / organization: Obtain prior permission of Department of Medical Health & Family Welfare, Uttar Pradesh before using any print or electronic media for sharing information regarding COVID-19. (The above-mentioned requirement is with the purpose of avoiding the spread of any rumour or unauthenticated information regarding COVID-19). Private Laboratory: Do not take or test samples for COVID-19 in the State of Uttar Pradesh unless you have been authorised to do so. (All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of the Government of India and sent to laboratories authorized or appointed by the Department of Medical Health & Family Welfare, Uttar Pradesh) Persons with history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported: Report to the nearest Government hospital or call on toll-free helpline numbers 1800-180-5145 / 0522-2230006 / 0522-2230009 / 0522-2616482 so that necessary measures (if required) may be initiated by the Department of Medical Health & Family Welfare, Uttar Pradesh. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: 1. Isolate/ quarantine yourselves at home and cover your mouth and nose with a mask. 2. Take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1. Set up ILI or Flu corners for screening of suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. Notify suspected cases/ persons to concerned District Surveillance Unit along with duly filled up self-declaration forms from persons, who within your knowledge have travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and have complaints of fever, cough or respiratory difficulty or even if such persons are asymptomatic. 3. Record the history of coming in contact with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. 4. In case the person has such history in the last 14 days and is asymptomatic, ensure that such person is kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 5. In case the person has any such history during the last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, isolate and test such person for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 6. Provide information of all cases to the Office of the CMO of the District immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll30-04-2020Yes
CentralRelaxations in terms and conditions for work from home to Other Service Providers (ITES/BPO) till April 30 announced by DoT13-03-2020The Department of telecommunications (DoT) vide Circular No. 18-5/2015-CS-I (Pt.) has relaxed restrictions for BPOs, KPOs and medical transcript service providers up to April 30. The relaxation is for a category that is described as Other Service Providers (OSP), which includes services like BPO, billing service centre, e-publishing centre, financial service, KPO, medical transcript service, network operating centre, tele-medicine and tele-education. The government has also exempted the requirement of going through an authorised PPVPN (Provider Provisioned Virtual Private Network) for providing WFH facility, which means employees can now connect to the client server/enterprise server through any secure VPN connection. These requirements were previously imposed to ensure there would be no misuse of customer data, and if there was, they could be easily traced.MandatoryIT/ITeS/BPO30-04-2020NO
CentralThe Department of telecommunications, Government of India by a notification granted relaxations to Other Service Providers (OSPs) upto 30th April, 2020 in respect of Work-From-Home (WFH). 13-03-2020The Department of telecommunications, Government of India by a notification dated 13th March, 2020 granted relaxations upto 30th April, 2020 in the terms and conditions for the Other Service Providers (OSPs) issued in letter No.18-5/2009-CS-I dated 7.10.2011 in respect of Work-From-Home (WFH). In light of COVID-19, the Government has relaxed the following in respect of work from home (WFH): 1. Requirement of security deposit and agreement for “Work from Home” facility for OSPs is exempted. 2. Requirement of authorized Service Providers Provisioned secured VPN is exempted during this period. 3. Requirement of seeking prior permission for WFH facility is exempted. Penalty In case of violation of terms and conditions of WFH facility by agent/employee or by the OSP during the period, the OSP shall be subjected to penalty upto Rs, 5lakh per WFH location in violation. Additionally, OSP Registration is also liable to be cancelled. Other Terms & Conditions of OSP registration including maintaining all logs of activities carried out by Extended Agents remains unchanged.MandatoryOther Service Providers (OSPs)30-04-2020Yes
GoaThe Goa Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 202013-03-2020The Health Department of Goa, has issued the Goa Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 (“Regulations”) under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key compliance requirements: Persons / institution / organization: Do not use any print or electronic media for disseminating information on COVID-19 without prior permission of the Health Department, Goa; Private Laboratory: As a Private Laboratory, you are not authorized to take or test samples for COVID-19. All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of the Government of India and these will be sent to designated laboratory by the Nodal Officer appointed by Health Department, Goa. Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported: Report to nearest Government Hospital or call at toll free helpline number 104 so that necessary measures if required may be initiated by the Health Department. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate yourself at home and cover your mouth and nose with a mask. Take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1.Set up Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. Identify separate beds for isolation if need arises. 3. While screening such cases, history of travel shall be recorded to ascertain if he/ she has travelled to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. Additionally, the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 shall be recorded. 4. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 5. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that the person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 6. Provide information of all cases to the respective Health Officer of CHC/ PHC/ UHC of the block immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll13-03-2021Yes
Tamil NaduCorona Virus disease (Covid 19) declared as a notified disease throughout the State of Tamil Nadu under the Tamil Nadu Public Health Act13-03-2020The Governor of Tamil Nadu in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 62 of the Tamil Nadu Public Health Act has declared Corona Virus disease (Covid 19) as a notified disease throughout the State of Tamil Nadu.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralSTPI notice permitting employees working in STPI units to work from home 12-03-2020The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in a notice has, as a precautionary step to ensure business continuity in light of the recent outbreak of corona virus across various countries permitted industries in STPI units to enable work from home. Accordingly, STPI has informed that for the purpose of continuity of business in a seamless manner, industries/industry associations in STP/ EHTP units may allow authorised employees to take duty free laptops/ computers, etc. out of the STPI premises to work from home or any place outside the unit.AdvisorySTPI/SEZ/OSPNo end date specifiedNO
DelhiDelhi Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 202012-03-2020The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, Health and Family Welfare Department (“NCT Delhi”) has issued the Delhi Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key Compliance obligations: Person/ Institution/ Organisation: Do not use any print or electronic media for information regarding COVID-19 without prior permission of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Government of NCT Delhi. Private Laboratory: As a Private Laboratory, you are not authorized to take or test samples for COVID-19 in the NCT Delhi. All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of the Government of India and these will be sent to designated laboratory by the Nodal Officer by the designated hospitals of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Government of NCT Delhi of the concerned district under intimation to the District Surveillance Officer (DSO) of the concerned District. Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported and develops symptoms: Contact the State/District control rooms (as per Annexure-I of these Regulations) so that necessary measures if required may be initiated by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of NCT Delhi. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate yourself at home and take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Registered Private Medical Practitioners, including AYUSH practitioners: Notify details of persons to the concerned District Surveillance Unit, along with duly filled up self-declaration forms, who, within their knowledge, have travel history to COVID-19 affected countries with complaints of fever or cough or respiratory difficulty or even without any signs and symptoms of the Epidemic disease. Hospitals: 1. Set up Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. While screening such cases, history of travel shall be recorded to ascertain if he/ she has travelled to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. Additionally, the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 shall be recorded. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that the person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to office of Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of the respective District immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll03-12-2021Yes
KeralaRevised Guidelines for Testing, Quarantine, Hospital Admission and Discharge for COVID-19 based on current risk Assessment12-03-2020The Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Kerala has taken out a notification dated 12.03.2020 in which they have released the revised guidelines for testing, quarantine, hospital admission and discharge for COVID-19 patients. The guidelines cover aspects such as identification of suspect cases, clinical categorization of cases, testing guidelines and management guidelines for COVID-19 cases.MandatoryPharmaceuticalsNo end date specifiedNO
RajasthanRajasthan Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 202012-03-2020The Rajasthan, Health and Family Welfare Department has issued the Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key compliance obligations are as follows: Persons / institution / organization: In case you intend to use print or electronic/ social media for sharing information on COVID-19, ensure to obtain prior permission from Medical and Halth Department of Rajasthan. Private Laboratory: Do not collect samples for testing COVID-19 unless you have been authorized to do so; (All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of the Government of India and sent to designated laboratory by the Department of Health and Family Welfare of Rajasthan) Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported and develops symptoms: Contact the State/District control rooms (as per Annexure-I of these Regulations) so that necessary measures if required may be initiated by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Rajasthan. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate yourself at homeand take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Registered Private Medical Practitioners, including AYUSH practitioners: Notify details of persons to the concerned District Surveillance Unit, along with duly filled up self-declaration forms, who, within your knowledge, have travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and have complaints of fever or cough or respiratory difficulty or do not exhibit any signs and symptoms of the Epidemic disease; Hospitals: 1. Set up ILI or Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. While screening such cases, history of travel shall be recorded to ascertain if he/ she has travelled to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. Additionally, the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 shall be recorded. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that the person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to the CMHO of the District immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll03-12-2021Yes
CentralGovernment to fast-track environmental clearance for production of bulk drugs11-03-2020A Memorandum issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forest will fast-track clearances for bulk drug production projects to ensure drug availability. This is to expedite the environment clearance process for projects involved in the production of bulk drugs to avoid shortages in light of the COVID-19 pandemic The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the expert appraisal committees of all states and union territories have been notified of the same.MandatoryPharmaceuticalNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaHaryana Epidemic Diseases, COVID- 19 Regulations, 202011-03-2020The Health Department of Haryana has issued the Haryana Epidemic Diseases, COVID- 19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key Compliance Obligations: Persons/ Institutions and Organisations: Do not use any print or electronic media for information regarding COVID-19 without prior permission of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Government of Haryana. Private Laboratory: Do not take or test samples for COVID-19 in Haryana. (Note: All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of the Government of India and sent to designated laboratory by the Nodal Officer by the designated hospitals of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Government of Haryana of the concerned district under intimation to the District Surveillance Officer (DSO) of the concerned District). Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported and develops symptoms: Report to nearest Government hospital or call at toll -free helpline number 104 so that necessary measures if required may be initiated by the Department; Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate yourself at home and take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1. Set up Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. 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 him or her coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 shall be recorded. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that the person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to office of Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of the respective District immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll03-11-2021Yes
KarnatakaThe Karnataka Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations, 202011-03-2020Karnataka has joined the other States and notified the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Key compliance obligations are as follows: Persons / institution / organization: 1. Do not use any print or electronic media to spread mis-information regarding COVID-19; 2. Obtain prior permission of the Department of Health and Family Welfare before using any print or electronic media for sharing information on COVID-19; Private Laboratory: Do not take or test samples for COVID-19 in the State of Karnataka. (Note: All such samples will be collected as per guidelines of the Government of India and sent to the designated laboratories by the District Nodal Officer of the Department of Health and family Welfare of the concerned district). Persons with history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported: Report to the nearest Government Hospital or call at toll-free helpline number 104 so that necessary measures (if required) may be initiated by the Department. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: 1. Isolate yourselves at home and cover your mouth and nose with a mask. 2. Take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of your arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1. Ensure that there are Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. 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. 3. In case the person with such history of travel in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person is kept in home quarantine for 28 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person with such history of travel in last 14 days is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, isolate and test such person for COVID-19 as per protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to the Office of District Health and Family Welfare of the concerned district immediately 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 Indian Penal Code. * 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.MandatoryAll03-11-2021Yes
CentralMinistry of Corporate affairs has released an FAQ on what contributions will be considered as CSR under the Companies Act, 201310-03-2020The Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide General Circular dated 10th April 2020, has released an FAQ on what contributions will be considered as CSR under the Companies Act, 2013 :- Q 1. Whether contribution made to ‘PM CARES Fund’ shall qualify as CSR expenditure? Ans - Contribution made to ‘PM CARES Fund’ shall qualify as CSR expenditure under item no (viii) of Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 and it has been further clarified vide Office memorandum F. No. CSR-05/1/2020-CSR-MCA dated 28th March, 2020. Q 2. Whether contribution made to ‘Chief Minister’s Relief Funds’ or ‘State Relief Fund for COVID-19’ shall qualify as CSR expenditure? Ans. ‘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. Q 3. Whether contribution made to State Disaster Management Authority shall qualify as CSR expenditure? Ans. Contribution made to State Disaster Management Authority to combat COVID-19 shall qualify 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. Q 4. Whether spending of CSR funds for COVID-19 related activities shall qualify as CSR expenditure? Ans. Ministry vide general circular No. 10/2020 dated 23rd March, 2020 has clarified that spending CSR funds for COVID-19 related activities shall qualify as CSR expenditure. It is further clarified that funds may be spent for various activities related to COVID-19 under items nos. (i) and (xii) of Schedule VII relating to promotion of health care including preventive health care and sanitation, and disaster management. Further, as per general circular No. 21/2014 dated 18.06.2014, items in Schedule VII are broad based and may be interpreted liberally for this purpose. Q 5. Whether payment of salary/wages to employees and workers, including contract labour, during the lockdown period can be adjusted against the CSR expenditure of the companies? Ans. 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) shall not qualify as admissible CSR expenditure. Q6. Whether payment of wages made to casual /daily wage workers during the lockdown period can be adjusted against the CSR expenditure of the companies? Ans. 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 shall not count towards CSR expenditure. Q 7. Whether payment of exgratia to temporary /casual /daily wage workers shall qualify as CSR expenditure? Ans. 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 shall 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.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralTravel Advisory for COVID-19 on Home Isolation and dos and don't for incoming international pasengers, by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare10-03-2020The Ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India issued a Travel Advisory (I) for COVID-19 on Home Isolation on 10-03-2020. In this travel advisory, a few points were added to the consolidated travel advisory issued on 6 th March 2020. The points are listed below. i.All incoming international passengers returning to India should self-monitor their health and follow required Do’s and Don'ts as detailed by Government. ii.Further, all passengers having travel history to China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain and Germany are advised to undergo self-imposed quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of their arrival. If such passengers are working in some organizations/institutions, their respective employers are advised to facilitate work from home during this period. iii.With respect to restrictions on visa, besides the already issued instructions, all regular Visas (including e Visas) which have been granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain on or before 11.03.2020 and where these foreigners have not yet entered India stands suspended. iv.Regular visas (including e Visas) granted to all foreign nationals who have travel history to these countries on or after 1.2.2020 and who have not yet entered India also stands suspended. v.Visas of all foreigners already in India remain valid and they may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/conversion etc of their visa or grant of any consular service, if they choose to do so.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralAdvisory from the Cabinet Secretary for all incoming international passengers returning to India for prevention and containmenft of Corona Virus Disease (Covid 19)10-03-2020Cabinet Secretary held a high-level meeting on the 10th of March, 2020,with Secretaries of the concerned Ministries/Departments to review the status, actions, preparedness and management of COVID-19 cases in the country. An Advisory is issued for all incoming international passengers retuning to India to self-monitor their health and follow the recommended “DOs and DON’Ts”. The Advisory also calls for passengers with travel history to China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain and Germany to undergo self-imposed quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of their arrival, and their employers to facilitate work-from-home for such employees during this period. With respect to restrictions on visa, besides the already issued instructions, all regular Visas (including e Visas) which have been granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain on or before 11.03.2020 and where these foreigners have not yet entered India stands suspended. Regular visas (including e Visas)granted to all foreign nationals who have travel history to these countries on or after 1.2.2020 and who have not yet entered India also stands suspended.  Visas of all foreigners already in India remain valid and they may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/conversion etc of their visa or grant of any consular service, if they choose to do so. Further, in continuation of already issued advisories on travel to India citizens, India citizens are strongly advised to refrain from travelling to France, Spain and Germany.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
TelanganaStandard  Operating Protocol For IT Companies/IT Parks09-03-2020● Make sure your workplaces are clean and hygienic - , in addition to disinfection carry out Fumigation, using Formaldehyde with fumigator in diluted form. ● Promote regular and thorough hand-washing by employees ● Screen all Visitors for Covid-19 Symptoms ● Display Awareness Poster at common areas ● In case of confirmed positive report, kindly inform SCSC at +91 9000257058  and get in touch with GHMC for dis-infection process of the premises (GHMC Control Room for Epidemic cell : Dr Lalitha+91-9849902438or Dr Janardhan +91-8008456677)AdvisoryIT Parks/IT CompaniesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralConsolidated Travel Advisory for COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 06-03-2020In view of the evolving situation of COVID-19 across the world and in India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued travel advisories from time to time. The issued travel advisories are consolidated as under: A. Indian citizens are advised to refrain from travel to China, Iran, Republic of Korea, Italy, Japan, France, Spain and Germany and advised to avoid non-essential travel to other COVID-19 affected countries. 1. Visa Restrictions i. All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visa (including VoA for Japan and South Korea) granted to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and issued on or before 03.03.2020 and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect. Those requiring to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visa from nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate. ii. Regular (sticker) visa / e-Visa granted to nationals of Peoples Republic of China, issued on or before 05.02.2020 were suspended earlier. It shall remain in force. Those needing to travel to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate. iii. Regular (sticker) visas/e-Visas granted to all foreign nationals who have travelled to Peoples Republic of China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan on or after 01.02.2020, and who have not yet entered India stand suspended with immediate effect. Those requiring traveling to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate. 2. Compulsory Certification of having tested negative for COVID-19 In addition to Visa restrictions already in place, passengers traveling from /having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from the designated laboratories authorized by the health authorities of these countries. This will be enforced from 0000 Hrs of 10th March, 2020 and is a temporary measure till cases of COVID-19 subside. 2. Universal Screening and self-declaration i. All international Passengers entering into India are required to furnish duly filled self-declaration form (including personal particulars i.e. phone no. and address in India) to Health Officials and Immigration officials and undergo Universal Health Screening at the designated health counters at all Points of Entry. ii. All incoming international passengers retuning to India to self-monitor their health and follow the recommended “DOs and DON’Ts”, since more than 100 countries across the world now have reported cases of COVID-19 and travellers to these countries, or any person having travelled abroad, might possibly have come in contact with people affected with COVID-19 during their stay there or even while in transit at airports. iii. Passengers with travel history to China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain and Germany to undergo self-imposed quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of their arrival, and their employers to facilitate work-from-home for such employees during this period. In continuation to the above, the following additional advisory is issued B. Travel of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines, Malaysia to India is prohibited with immediate effect. No flight shall take off from these countries to India after 1500 hours Indian Standard Time (IST) of 17.03.2020. The airline shall enforce this at the port of initial departure. This instruction is a temporary measure and shall be in force till 31st March 2020 and will be reviewed subsequently. Expanding compulsory quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days for passengers coming from/transiting through UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 18th March 2020 at the port of first departure. Travel of passengers from member countries of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Turkey and United Kingdom to India is prohibited with effect from 18th March 2020. No airline shall board a passenger from these nations to India with effect from 1200 GMT on 18th March 2020. The airline shall enforce this at the port of initial departure. Both these instructions are temporary measures and shall be in force till 31st March 2020 and will be reviewed subsequently. Exemptions Diplomats, officials of UN and other International bodies, OCI cardholders and Aircrew from above countries are exempted from such restriction on entry. However, their health screening is compulsory. Health measures to be followed at all times Those having compelling reasons to travel to COVID-19 affected countries (updated list available at World Health Organisation) and while abroad they should follow these simple public health measures at all times as under: Observe good personal hygiene. Monitor your health. Practice frequent hand washing with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Follow respiratory etiquettes - cover your mouth with tissue or handkerchief while coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness, such as cough, difficulty in breathing etc. Wear a mask if you have symptoms such as cough, fever or difficulty in breathing. Contact local doctor immediately if you have cough, fever or difficulty in breathing. While returning back to India, if a traveller feels sick during his/her journey: Inform the airlines crew about illness. Seek mask from the airline crew. Follow the directions of airline crew. Follow the direction of the airport health officer after disembarkation. If a traveller feel sick (cough/fever or difficulty in breathing) within 28 days after return from COVID-19 affected areas: Immediately call the Helpline number (011-23978046), inform about your travel history and follow the directions provided. Isolate yourself at home and wear a mask till such time you are examined by a doctor from health authority. Follow the directions of the health authority For any queries related to health, people may contact Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 24*7 helpline number (+91-11-23978046) or email at (ncov2019@gmail.com)MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaGovernment of Karnataka issues Circular instructing all employers in Karnataka to mandatorily grant sick and casual paid leave for 28 days to workers affected by Corona Virus.05-03-2020In a recent Circular dated 5th March, 2020, the Labour Department, Government of Karnataka has instructed employers in the State to mandatorily grant sick and casual paid leave for 28 days to workers, affected by Corona virus, for recovery. This is applicable to all Companies irrespective of whether Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 (“Act”) is applicable or not applicable to it.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
PunjabPunjab Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 202005-03-2020The Punjab Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued the Punjab Epidemic Diseases, COVID- 1 9 Regulations, 2020. Key compliance obligations are as follows: Persons/ Institutions/ Organisation: In case you intend to use any print or electronic media for disseminating information regarding COVID-19, ensure to obtain prior permission from the Department of Health and Family Welfare. Private Laboratory: Do not take or test samples for COVID-19 in the State of Punjab. (Note: All samples to be collected as per the guidelines of Government of India and sent to the designated laboratory by the District Nodal Officer of the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the district). Persons having history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported and develops symptoms: Contact the State/District control rooms (as per Annexure-I of these Regulations) so that necessary measures if required may be initiated by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab. Persons with a history of travel to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported in last 14 days, but who do not have any symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty in breathing: Isolate yourself at home and take precautions to avoid contact with any person including family members for 14 days from the date of arrival from such area. Hospitals: 1. Set up Flu corners for screening suspected cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 2. While screening such cases, history of travel shall be recorded to ascertain if he/ she has travelled to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported. Additionally, the history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 shall be recorded. 3. In case the person with such history in last 14 days is asymptomatic, ensure that the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure. 4. In case the person has any such history in last 14 days and is symptomatic as per case definition of COVID-19, ensure that the person is isolated and tested for COVID-19 as per hospital protocol. 5. Provide information of all cases to office of Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of the respective District immediately. 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 Indian Penal Code. Section 188: Simple imprisonment: Upto one month or Fine: Up to Rs. 200/- or 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: Imprisonment: Upto 6 months, or Fine: Upto Rs. 1000/-, or both.MandatoryAll03-05-2021Yes
CentralIRDAI issues Guidelines on handling claims reported under Corona Virus for Insurers04-03-2020IRDAI directs all Insurers (excluding EGCGs and AICs) providing health insurance policies and covering expenses of treatment during hospitalisation shall: i. handle claims reported under COVID-19 in an expeditious manner ii. ensure that costs of admissible medical expenses during the course of treatment (including the treatment during quarantine period) is settled in accordance to the applicable terms and conditions of policy contract; iii. ensure that the claims review committee thoroughly review all claims reported under COVID-19 before rejecting the claim. Insurers have been advised to design products covering the costs of treatment for COVID-19. [Note - The present guideline is directed to Insurers carrying on health insurance business in India and whose products have been filed and cleared under the provisions of Guidelines on product filing in Health Insurance Business (IRDA/HLT/REG/CIR/150/07/2016 dated 29th July 2016)]MandatoryInsurance (Life Insurance, Health Insurance, General Insurance)No end date specifiedYes
CentralAdvisory by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to private TV/FM radio channels regarding publicity of travel/VISA restrictions03-03-2020Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has asked all private satellite News TV/ FM radio channels and their associations to give adequate publicity to the revised Travel Advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.AdvisoryInformation and communicationNo end date specifiedYes
CentralBureau of Immigration issues travel and visa restrictions for nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and China03-03-2020The Bureau of Immigration (BoI), India issued travel and Visa restriction for the nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and China on 3rd of March 2020. The BoI published an advisory in the government website stating the following : i)All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visa (including VoA for Japan and South Korea) granted on or before 03.03.2020 to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan were suspended with immediate effect, if these foreign nationals have not yet entered India. Thus, these foreign nationals may not enter India from any Air, Land or Seaport ICPs. If someone requires travelling to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visa from nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate. ii)Regular (sticker) visa / e-Visa granted to nationals of Peoples Republic of China, issued on or before 05.02.2020 were suspended earlier. The suspension would remain in force. Similarly, if someone requires travelling to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate. iii)Regular (sticker) visas/e-Visas granted to all foreign nationals who have travelled to Peoples Republic of China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan on or after 01.02.2020, and who have not yet entered India stand suspended with immediate effect.  If someone requires travelling to India under compelling circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate. iv)Diplomats, officials of UN and other International bodies, OCI cardholders and Aircrew from above countries are exempted from such restriction on entry. However, their medical screening is compulsory v) All foreign and Indian nationals entering into India from any port are required to furnish duly filled self-declaration form (including personal particulars i.e. phone no. and address in India) and travel history, to Health officials and Immigration officials at all port. vi)Passengers (foreign and Indian) other than those restricted, arriving directly or indirectly from China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan must undergo medical screening at port of entry.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
KeralaGuide for converting hospitals into corona dedicated hospitals01-03-2020● Objective is to build capacities of all to have clarity regarding the hierarchical structures for COVID treatment - COVID Care Centre, COVID First Line Treatment Centre and COVID Hospitals ● Guidelines for setting up COVID Care centres specified ● Specified general plans for converting hospitals for COVID care centres ● Specified requirements for planning and managing infrastructure, personnel, patients, equipment and consumables, pharmacy, housekeeping, lab services and logisticsAdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMinistry of Chemicals and Fertilizers prescribes submission of Forms by merchant importers / stockiest / manufacturers of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients/ formulations in prescribed format26-02-2020Owing to the recent outbreak of  Coronavirus (COVID- 19) in China, India may see a possible shortage of medicines as the supplies of  key Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) / Key Starting Materials (KSMs) has been affected. The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has constituted a committee which has identified 58 significant (APIs) imported from China, who are monitoring their availability so as to be prepared for a health emergency. The Ministry has further required all importers of APIs/manufacturers of formulations and APIs/ stockists to submit the information (as on 29th February, 2020) in the prescribed formats (Form A for merchant importers and Form B for indigenous manufacturers/stockists), duly signed by the authorised person, before 3rd March, 2020 along with a soft copy in excel format of the same at the email Id: manjesh.porwal@govt.in, dir-me.nppa@nic.in.MandatoryPharmaceutical Industries02-03-2020Yes
CentralProhibition on export of any personal protection equipment or masks except surgical masks25-02-2020The export policy of personal protection equipments / masks was amended to add the following 10 feely exportable items: 1. Surgical Masks/Disposable Masks (2/3 Ply) 2. All Gloves except NBR Gloves. 3. All Ophthalmic instruments and appliances under ITCHS 901850 except Medical Goggles. 4. Surgical Blades. 5. Non-woven shoe covers (Disposable) 6. Breathing appliances used by Airmen, Divers, mountaineers or Firemen. 7. Gas masks with chemical absorbent for filtration against poisonous vapour, smoke, gases. 8. HDPE Tarpaulin / Plastic Tarpaulin 9. PVC Conveyor belt. 10. Biopsy Punch. The amendment clarified that export of all Personal Protection Equipment including N95 masks or other items not specified above, will remain prohibited.MandatoryMedical Equipment Manufacturer and TraderNo end date specifiedYes
CentralNational Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Facilities31-01-2020The National Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Facilities has been formulated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to   enable hospital administrators, clinical managers, doctors, nurses and allied professionals across the country to practise Infection Prevention and Control and develop their own policies and standard operating procedures.MandatoryHospitals | Nursing Homes | Healthcare Centres | Diagnostic Centres including Collection CentresNo end date specifiedYes
CentralAdditional measures  introduced at ports to contain the spread of COVID 1927-01-2020The Ministry of Shipping has directed all ports to undertake additional measures such as obtaining self declarations from crew and passengers arriving at such ports, placing signages in the area and procuring N-95 masks and personal protective equipment along with provision of control room, isolation ward and availability of ambulances. The Ministry also directed the Chairmen of all Major Ports to - i. provide a screening, detection and quarantine system for disembarking seafarer or cruise passengers. ii. procure thermal scanners from its own fund iii. create awareness about COVID 19 among passengers as well as port officials.MandatoryShipping and port industriesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralGuidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment for health care workers and others working in points of entries (POEs), quarantine centers, hospital, laboratory and primary health care / community settings. UndatedThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have issued guidelines (undated) on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment for health care workers and others working in points of entries (POEs), quarantine centers, hospital, laboratory and primary health care / community settings. Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) such as goggles, face-shield, mask, gloves, coverall/gowns (with or without aprons), head cover and shoe cover are protective gears designed to safeguard the health of workers by minimizing the exposure to a biological agent. The Guidelines have stipulated the type of PPE to be used at different points of entry such as Health Desk, Holding area/isolation facility, hospital settings such as doctors chambers, screening area etc, in patient services such as ICU/Critical Care, Other COVID treatment areas of the hospital etc. Here, the risk factor on a scale of high, medium, low has been indicated as well. The Guidelines have mandated that all items to be supplied need to be accompanied with certificate of analysis from national/ international organizations/labs indicating conformity to standards.MandatoryHospitals, Healthcare Institutions, Pathology LaboratoriesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralAdvisory on use of hydroxy-chloroquineUndatedAdvisory for use of hydroxy chloroquine by - healthcare workers - asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed casesAdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
CentralICMR formulates guidelines for uninterrupted supply of reagents for Laboratories doing Real Time (RT)-PCR of Throat and Nasal Swab for diagnosis of COVID-19UndatedThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued guidelines for the procurement of reagents for Laboratories doing Real Time (RT)-PCR of Throat and Nasal Swab for diagnosis of COVID-19 wherein it has directed all laboratories certified by ICMR to procure VTM & RNA extraction kits through the states. The ICMR has further directed all laboratories involved in COVID 19 testing irrespective of receipt of reagents from ICMR to register themselves with ICMR (contact point is Dr Harpreet Singh, Ph. 9999496965). Thereafter, all data on COVID-19 testing is required to be entered in to the online portal of ICMR on daily and real time basis.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
CentralThe Ministry of Health and family Welfare has come up with guidelines on disinfection of common public places including indoors (offices) outdoors and public toiletsUndatedThe Ministry of Health and family Welfare has come up with guidelines on disinfection of common public places including offices. The guidelines will provide an interim guidance about the environmental cleaning /decontamination of common public places including offices in areas reporting COVID-19. It covers (i) Indoor areas including office spaces (ii) outdoor areas and (iii) public toilets. The guidelines also talk about: 1. The appropriate equipment required for cleaning, 2. Preparation of 1% sodium hypochlorite solution, 3. Handwashing techniques and 4. The correct procedure of wearing triple layer surgical maskAdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Tamil NaduThe Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Tamil Nadu issued Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) – Guidelines to the Factory Managements and Construction Establishments in the State of Tamil NaduUndatedThe Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Tamil Nadu recently issued Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) – Guidelines to the Factory Managements and Construction Establishments in the State of Tamil Nadu which was uploaded on its website. The Guidelines are with regard to the outbreak of Corona Virus and issued for the strict adherence by the all factory managements and the BOCW establishments as below: 1. Provide personal protective equipments like prescribed nose mask, face shield / goggles, gloves, apron etc. 2. Provide facilities for safe disposal of the soiled nose mask, gloves, apron etc. 3. Provide facilities for drying clothing. 4. Promote frequent and thorough hand washing by providing workers, customers and worksite visitors with a place to wash their hands. If soap and running water are not immediately available, provide alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol. 5. Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes. 6. Employers should explore whether they can establish policies and practices, such as flexible worksites (e.g., telecommuting) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), to increase the physical distance among employees and between the employees. 7. Discourage workers from using other worker’s phone, desks, offices or other work tools and equipment, when possible. 8. Avoid grouping of the workers or staff at work site for meetings as far as possible. 9. Employers should inform and encourage employees to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 if they suspect possible exposure. 10. Employers should develop policies and procedures for employees to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The management shall allow such employees to avail their eligible leave under ESI scheme or any other leave entitled to them. 11. Maintain regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment. 12. Maintain proper hygiene of Canteens/dining rooms. Food placed at buffet counters in canteens should be well protected from potential contamination. Staggered lunch timings may be explored to avoid all the workers gathering at a time at canteen. 13. Creches shall be specifically monitored and disinfected thoroughly in case of any doubt of contaminations. 14. Factories and BOCW Management having installed public address system may utilize the same for educating workers on the measures for preventing possible exposure of COVID-19. 15. Health provisions prescribed in chapter III of the Factories Act, 1948 and Chapter VII of The Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996 and related provisions of the Tamil Nadu Factories Rules, 1950 and Tamil Nadu BOCW Rules, 2006 should be strictly complied with. 16. Notwithstanding anything stated above, all factory managements and construction establishments shall ensure strict compliance of directions of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.MandatoryFactories and Construction Establishments (BOCW) in Tamil NaduNo end date specifiedYes
Uttar PradeshStandard Operating Procedure (SOP) for transporting a suspect/confirmed case of COVID-19 UndatedThe SOP provides details and guidance on the following aspects: ● Transportation of patients ● Call Centre operations ● Ambulance services ● patient handling ● sanitation methods ● capacity building ● monitoringAdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalAdvisory on sanitization of workplace in view of COVID-19.UndatedKeeping Covid 19 in view the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal has, through a circular (undated), issued advisory on sanitization of workplace. Through such circular, the government has advised the following: 1. keeping workplace clean and hygienic. 2. making necessary arrangement for hand sanitizers, hand washes and masks for use by workers. 3. follow all necessary circulars, orders, advisories, news related to Covid 19 issued by the government from time to time. Along with this the government also shared posters of Do's and Don'ts to be displayed at main gate (big poster) and notice board (small poster).AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
West BengalCovid-19 Helpline for IT Enabled ServicesUndatedThe Department of Information Technology and Electronics, Government of West Bengal has started a Helpline number 1800-1032-730 for IT/ ITeS Employees where any type of IT queries & incident/s must be reported.AdvisoryIT/ITESNo end date specifiedNO
KarnatakaHome delivery helpline to service many areas in BengaluruUndatedTo improve the efficacy of the lockdown and ensure that people are not compelled to step out of their houses to purchase even essential items, a home delivery helpline was launched  by the Government of Karnataka. The home delivery helpline number is 080-61914960AdvisoryShopsNo end date specifiedNO
HaryanaDistrict Administration Gurgaon releases SOP for resuming operations of industries and organizationsUndatedThe District Administration Gurgaon has released an SOP for resuming operations of industries and organizations. The SOP covers aspects of Sanitzation, Posters, Helpline and Training, Overlap of Shifts, removing hindrances to social distancing, use of face masks etc. It also lays out operating guidelines for uplifting the lockdown in Public spaces, Workspaces etc. For further details, please refer to the source document.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralMinistry of Health & Family Welfare has issued guidelines for Home isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic COVID-19 casesUndatedThe Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) has issued guidelines for Home isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic COVID-19 cases.

The guidelines include:-
1. Eligibility for home isolation
2. When to seek medical attention
3. Timeline to discontinue home isolation

The guideline also provide the format of the undertaking for self-isolation. Annexure II has a detailed guidelines for the caregiver under whose supervision the home isolation will take place. 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
UttarakhandSpecimen Collection, Packaging and Transport Guidelines for 2019 novel CoronavirusUndatedThe Indian Council for Medical Research has issued SOPs regarding specimen collection, packaging and transport guidelines for COVID-19 which are to be implemented by Government Health Authorities / hospitals / clinicians / laboratories planning to collect clinical samples for diagnosis of 2019-nCoV.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNO
UttarakhandGuidelines on disinfection of common public places including officesUndatedThe National Health Mission has issued guidelines on disinfection of indoor areas including office spaces, outdoor areas, public toilets and guide regarding proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In addition to that, it also contains guidelines for preparation of 1% sodium hypochloride solution used for disinfection.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralGuidelines for Home Isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic COVID-19 casesUndatedMinistry of Home Affairs has issued certain guidelines for home isolation of very mild / pre-symptomatic COVID-19 cases. These guidelines are regarding who all are eligible for home isolation, when a person can seek medical attention, when to discontinue home isolation along with instructions for the patients as well as for care givers. In addition to that a "self declaration" undertaking form has been attached with the guidelines.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralRelief by RBI for MSMEsUndatedThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced relief measures that will be beneficial for MSME sectors during the COVID-19 period. Some of these measures are -
1. Reduction of CRR
2. Rescheduling of payments falling due between March 1 to May 31, 2020
3. Ease of working capital financing up to 31st May, 2020
4. Classification as Special Mention Account (SMA) and Non-Performing Asset (NPA)
5. Extension of realization period of export process by a period of 15 months.
MandatoryMSME SectorDifferent end dates for different measuresNO
GujaratShops and small businesses to resume from 26th April, 2020 : Press ReleaseUndatedShops and small businesses in Gujarat (outside containment zones) to resume operations with 50% staff while adhering to necessary safety and social distancing measures.

Malls, complexes, barber shops, tea stalls, tobacco shops, restaurants and hotels to remain closed.

Other shops and establishments may also resume.

The shop owners shall not be required to obtain special license. The license obtained by them under the Gumastadhara shall be valid.

IT and ITeS industries have been granted permission to resume work with 50% of staff and adequate safety measures;

Market management committees whose tenure for operation has expired or those whose tenure will get expired by 31st July have been given an extension till 31st July, 2020.
MandatoryAll03-05-2020NO
HaryanaAmendments to the Revised Guidelines issued by order no. 40-3/2020-DM-1(A) dated 24.04.2020 in Bhiwani District, HaryanaUndatedThe District Magistrate of Bhiwani, Haryana in a recent Order referred to the amendments made by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) by its recent Order No, 40-3/2020-DM-1(A) dated 24.04.2020 and ordered that the following amendments are made to the guidelines and that strict compliance of the amendments be ensured in district Bhiwani, Haryana:

The following Modification is made:
I. In Sub-clause 1(x) the term 'shopping complexes' is replaced with 'market complexes within the limits of municipalities'.
 
The following Inclusions are made (Permitted with the mentioned restrictions):
I. Sub-clause (xiii) & (xiv) under Clause 14 on Commercial and private establishments are included:

(xiii) All shops registered under the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 1958 (as applicable to Haryana) including shops in residential complexes and market complexes, except shops in multi-brand and single brand malls, outside the limits of municipalities, with 50% strength of workers with wearing of masks and social distancing being mandatory.

(xiv) All shops, including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes, within the limits of municipalities, registered under the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 1958 (as applicable to Haryana), except 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 Faridabad, HaryanaUndatedThe District Magistrate of Faridabad, Haryana has issued clarifications regarding opening of shops with respect to MHA order dated 24th April, 2020. According to the order, all shops in rural areas, except in shopping malls are allowed to be open. In urban areas, all standalone shops neighbourhood shops and shops in residential complexes are allowed to open in market / market places. shops in shopping malls are not allowed. In addition to that, e-commerce companies will continue to deliver essential goods only. Further, sale of liquor and other items will continue to be prohibited. Also, shops will not be permitted to open in areas (rural/urban) which are declared as contaminant zone.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaThe Cuttack Municipal Corporation issued detailed Guidelines For Shops that are allowed To Re-open In CuttackUndatedThe Cuttack Municipal Corporation vide an order has clarified and mentioned the types of shops that can open within the municipal jurisdiction of Cuttack
1. All shops including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes are allowed to open. Shops in multi-brand and single brand malls are excluded
2. Sit in restaurants, pools, salons, gyms, will remain closed. Takeaway is however permitted.
3. Jewellery shops/ showrooms, will remain closed.
4. Sale and delivery by e-commerce companies will be permitted.
5. Sale of liquor, pan, tobacco, supari is prohibited.
The non-essential stores to remain open from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Wholesale stores for non-essential items will be allowed to function from 6 AM to 11 AM.
The Shops which are wholesale cum retail can avail either one of the time slots ( 6 AM to 11 AM or 11 AM to 5 PM) but not both.
All stores will function with 50% capacity and maintaining social distancing.
Compulsory wearing of masks by staffs and customers.
All stores must keep sanitizers for themselves and customers.
Valid ID proof/trade licence copy should be used for travel
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
TelanganaTelangana State Pollution Control Board publishes guidelines for handling, collection and disposal of Bio-medical waste from COVID-19 patients UndatedThe Telangana State Pollution Control Board has published guidelines / procedures for handling, collection, transportation and disposal of Bio-Medical waste generated from COVID-19 patients. Key guidelines / procedure are: -

1. Colour coded bins/bags for segregation of bio-medical waste.
2. PPEs such as goggles, face-shields, Hazmat suit, apron to be disposed in red bags.
3. Masks, head cover, shoe cover to be disposed in yellow bags.
4. Bags collected from COVID-19 patients to be marked as COVID-19 waste.
5. Separate records of bio-medical waste generated from COVID-19 patients to be maintained by Health Care Facilities.
6. COVID-19 waste should not be stored for more than 24 hours.

The guidelines has also published the bio-medical waste facilities with contact number and areas of operation. 
MandatoryHealth Care FacilitiesNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMOHFW issued Guidelines for Health Care Facilities on using Personal Protective EquipmentUndatedMOHFW issued additional Guidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment for health care workers and others working in Non COVID hospitals and Non COVID treatment areas of a hospital which has a COVID block. The present guidelines is in addition to guidelines issued previously on ‘Rational use of Personal Protective Equipment’ (https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/GuidelinesonrationaluseofPersonalProtectiveEquipment.pdf). The guidelines describe the PPEs to be used in different settings such as Help desk/Registration counter, Doctor's chamber, pharmacy counters etc. Please refer to attached Guidelines for more details.AdvisoryHealth Care Facilities (health care workers and others working in Non COVID hospitals and NonCOVID treatment areas of a hospital which has a COVID block)No end date specifiedYes
CentralIn view of the nationwide Lock down due to COVID-19, for the benefit of stakeholders, the tea board of India revised the dates for submission of various returns for the month of March 2020 and April 2020.UndatedIn view of the nationwide Lock down due to COVID-19, for the benefit of stakeholders, the tea board of India revised the dates for submission of various returns for the month of March 2020 and April 2020.
The below mentioned compliances has revised timelines:
1. Production return (Form-E) under TMCO has been revised up to 31-05-2020.
2. Buyer Return (Form-F) under TMCO has been revised up to 31-05-2020.
3. Instant Tea Return under TMCO has been revised up to 31-05-2020
4. Ware House Return (Form M) under TWCO has been revised up to 31-05-2020
5. Export Return under TDECO has been revised up to 31-05-2020
6. Import Return under TDECO has been revised up to 31-05-2020
7. Annual Return under Tea Act has been revised up to 31-05-2020
8. CTM Logo permission under Certificate Trade/Copy right has been revised up to 31-05-2020
MandatoryTea31-05-2020NO
CentralThe Tea Board released a Standard Operating Procedure guidelines for Tea Sector during COVID-19 PandemicUndatedPursuant to the order dated 03-04-2020, the MHA, had allowed the tea industry to operate with maximum 50% of workers. Consequent to this, various tea producing states have allowed operations in tea gardens with 25% to 50% of workers on a shift basis.
Thus, to ensure safe working conduits and to adopt the Health Ministry’s guideline with regard to containment and spread of COVID-19, a standard operating procedure (SOP) are issued for the tea sector.
These guidelines are only indicative and other additional measures if any, issued by the respective State Government/District Administration for the effective containment of COVID-19 shall have to be followed in letter and spirit. There are SOPS created for:
1. Plantations (Big Growers & Small Tea Grower
2. Processing/Manufacturing/warehousing/Packing & Transportation to/from Tea Unit
MandatoryTeaNo end date specifiedNO
CentralThe Shram Suvidha Portal through its website has informed that Validity of licences under Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Inter-State Migrant Workmen (CS&RE) Act, 1979 are extended upto 31st May 2020 for the licenses whose renewals falls from March, 2020 to May 2020.UndatedThe Shram Suvidha Portal under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India through its ‘What’s New’ section on its website has informed that in the view of the lockdown across India due to Covid-19, the validity of licences granted under the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (CS&RE) Act, 1979 are extended upto 31st May 2020 for those licenses whose renewal falls in the months of March, April & May 2020. However, the issuance of new licenses will continue as it is currently. MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
OdishaAdvisory on hygiene and cleanliness at  all workplacesUndatedThe Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha has issued an advisory for all workplaces with respect to maintenance of hygiene.
Workplaces have been asked to -
i. clean surfaces and objects such as desks, tables, telephones and keyboard with disinfectants
ii. ensure thorough and frequent hand washing of employees
iii. display posters promoting respiratory hygiene like coughing or sneezing into handkerchiefs and tissue paper
iv. ensure provision of tissue paper and closed bins
v. not to use biometric attendance machine
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedYes