Regulatory Changes Due to Covid 19 (May)

Regulatory Changes Due to Covid 19 (May)

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Central / StateDocument TitleDate IssuedSummaryMandatory or AdvisoryIndustry(ies) ImpactedValid TillDoes it Impact Komrisk Database?
Uttar PradeshPrecautionary Guidelines Advised for Industries and Establishments In Uttar Pradesh31-05-2020Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh, in a letter dated 31st May, 2020 has issued instructions for management and precautions to be taken to prevent infection of COVID-19 in industrial/commercial establishments and other offices/institutions in the State.

Key highlights -

1. Proper arrangements of hand washing and sanitizers to be in place and they should be used by persons before entering the premises.

2. Thermal screening arrangements should also be made before entering the work space and people showing symptoms should not be allowed to enter the premises.

3. Frequently touched places and all areas in the premises should be sanitized regularly.

4. Strict social distancing to be followed at all times.

5. Masks and face covers to used by all workers.

6. Namaste in place of handshake for greeting.

7. Exchange and share of tobacco products should not be allowed in the premises.

8. Supervisors to take all measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

9. Vehicles used for transportation to be used with only 50% seating capacity and to be sanitized after each trip.

10. If someone shows COVID-19 symptoms then that specific building will be closed 24 hours and desanitization will be done twice and the person will have to be quarantined for 14 days.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Daman and DiuDaman and Diu issues prohibitory Order under Section 144 of CrPC and implemented the extension of lockdown in Containment Zones till 30th June, 202031-05-2020In consonance with the MHA Order dated 30th May, 2020 and Order No. DMHS/COVID-19/ 2020/ 4618, dated 31st May, 2020, the District Magistrate of Daman and Diu has issued prohibitory Order under Section under Section 144 of CrPC and implemented the extension of lockdown in Containment Zones till 30th June, 2020.

Key Highlights:

i. Assembly of five (5) or more persons prohibited;

ii. Movement of persons prohibited from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am, except for medical emergencies and essential service-related emergencies;

iii. All shops may remain open from 7 am to 7 pm;

iv. In areas outside containment Zones, all activities will be permitted, except the ones which are to be opened in a phased manner;

v. The movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities, shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 PM to 7 AM till 30n June, 2020;

vi. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of l0 years, shall stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes;

vii. Inter District and Inter State movement of individuals is permitted for official/commercial/business activities/medical reasons; however, people are to be discouraged for unnecessary travel. Necessary E-Permits/Passes are required to be obtained from the District Administration for entry/exit into/from the territory;

viii. Interstate buses for public transport are permitted to operate. The SOPs to be issued by the Department of Transport shall be strictly implemented.

ix. Intra District Transport/Movement of persons is permitted subject to strict implementation of SOPs issued by Department of Transport.

x. Taxis and cab aggregators have been allowed to operate with I driver and 3 passengers only.

xi. Auto-Rickshaws have been permitted to operate with two passengers only;

x. Four-wheeler vehicles will have maximum two passengers besides the driver;

xi. Two-Wheeler vehicles are permitted with only one pillion rider.

xii. SOPs to be issued for Buses/ Passenger vehicles;

xiii. Movement of passengers through Domestic/International Flights has been allowed subject to strict compliance of the SOPs and the quarantine policy;

xiv. The inter-state movement of goods/cargo, including empty trucks shall be allowed without any restriction;

xv. The detailed SOPs annexed with Order dated 3'd May, 2020 with respect to Public Spaces, Educational Institutions, Anganwadis, Shops and Commercial establishments, banking and financial institutions, Building and Construction activities, and those pertaining to various departments such as Health and Family Welfare, Industries etc., shall continue to be strictly followed;

xvi. Saloons and Parlours should also function as per SOPs annexed with Order dated 18th May, 2020.

xvii. All Health services including AYUSH shall remain functional;

xviii. All Agricultural and Horticultural activities to remain functional;

xix. Establishments / Services under financial sector to remain functional.

xx. All Institutions/Establishments/Services under social sector to remain functional.

xxi. MGNREGA works to be allowed fully.

xxii. All Public utilities such as Oil and Gas sector, Power sector, Postal Services, Water, Sanitation and Waste Management sectors, Tele communication and Internet services to remain operational.

xxiii. All commercial and private establishments shall be allowed to operate including market complexes;

xxiv. All Industrial establishments are allowed;

xxv. Construction activities including that of the Private sector can be undertaken;

xxvi. Offices of the Government of India, /UT Administration, their autonomous bodies and local Government shall remain open;

xxvii. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged;

Phased unlocking of certain activities as follows:
Phase I:

i. Following activities to be allowed with effect from second week of June, 2020:

a. Religious places/places of worship for public;

b. Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services;

c. Shopping malls;

Phase II:

Schools, Colleges, Educational/Training/Coaching Institutions, etc., will be opened after necessary consultation with the concerned stakeholders.

Based on the feedback, a decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken by this Administration in the month of July, 2020. SOPs in this regard will be issued subsequently by the Department of Education in consultation with Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Phase III:

Based on the assessment of the situation, dates for re-starting the following activities will be decided:
a. Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, spas, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

b. Sports Complexes and Stadia.

c. Social/Political/Sports/Entertainment/Academic/Cultural/Religious functions and other large congregations.

d. All shops selling Paan/Gutka and Tobacco products are prohibited. 5. Liquor shops located within 200 meters from the borders/boundaries of the Union Territory are prohibited to operate.

Lockdown has been limited to Containment Zones:

Lockdown measures shall be implemented in case of Containment Zone(s) which are to be demarcated by the District Administration in consultation with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, after taking into consideration the guidelines/parameters shared by MoHFW, GoI.

In the containment Zone(s), only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these Zone(s), except of medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services.

Directives for Workplaces

i. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all workplaces and adequate stock of such face covers shall be made available. In case of disposable masks, proper disposal protocols to be followed.

ii. All persons in charge of workplaces shall ensure social distancing as per the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, within the workplaces;

iii. Social distancing at workplaces shall be ensured through adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc

iv. Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizers preferably with touch free mechanism shall be made at all entry and exit points and common areas. In addition, sufficient quantities of hand wash and sanitizers shall be made available in the work places.

v. Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc. shall be ensured, including between shifts;

vi. Hospitals/clinics in the nearby areas, which are authorized to treat COVID-19 patients, should be identified and list should be available at work place all the times. Employees showing any symptom of COVID-I9 should be immediately sent for check up to such facilities. Quarantine areas should be earmarked for isolating employees showing symptoms till they are safely moved to the medical facilities.

v. Intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices shall be taken up.

Directives for Public Places:

i. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public places, during transport. And in case of disposable masks, proper disposal protocols to be followed;

ii. Social Distancing shall be followed by all persons in public places and during movement from one place to another;

iii. Marriage related gathering shall ensure social distancing including wearing of masks by the Bride, Groom & attendees. The maximum number of guests including the family members of the Bride and the Groom shall not be more than 50 people;

iv. Funeral / last rites related gathering shall ensure social distancing, and the maximum numbers allowed shall not more than 20;

v. Spitting in public places shall be punishable with fine, as may be prescribed by the District/ Local authority;

vi. Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco, etc. in public places is not allowed and littering of sachets/pouches containing these products is also punishable as per law;

vii. Shops including liquor shops shall ensure minimum six feet distance (2 gaz ki doori) among the customers. It shall be ensured that not more than five (5) persons are present at one time at the shop;

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended document.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
Andaman and NicobarNorth and Middle Andaman Lockdown Order31-05-2020In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the North and Middle Andaman  District I, the District Magistrate (North and Middle Andaman) hereby direct the following -
1. The movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9.00 PM to 5.00 AM except for essential activities.
2. No persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below age of 10 years shall leave their home except for essential and health purposes.
MandatoryNo such industry is affected30-06-2020No
Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh extends lockdown in the Containment Zones upto 30th June, 2020; issues guidelines for re-opening of prohibited activities in a phased manner31-05-2020In an Order dated 31st May, 2020, the Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh has ordered an extension to the lockdown in the Containment Zones upto 30th June, 2020 and issued guidelines for re-opening of prohibited activities in a phased manner in areas outside the Containment Zones.

Key Highlights:

a. All inter-State movement to be regulated through passes / permits;

b. Inter-State movement of people to be regulated on a need basis subject to possession of valid passes;

c. Hotels will be opened for use of guests for non-tourism purposes such as housing of persons visiting for official, business purposes only. Local residents of Himachal may also staying Hotels;

d. Restaurants/ dhabas can serve food by operating at sixty (60) percent of the seating capacity and in accordance with the SOPs issued by the Department of tourism;

(Note:
1. Orders with regard to operation of Government offices to be issued by the Department of Personnel, Government of Himachal Pradesh separately;

2. State department of Health and Family Welfare will issue detailed instructions and SOPs about quarantine)

e. SOPs have been issued with regard to:
i. movement of trains;
ii. movement of travellers through domestic flights and trains; and
iii. Inter-State movement of industrial workers, industrialists, Traders, Raw material suppliers, Service Providers, Inspecting Authorities.

(Note: For a detailed read of the SOPs, please refer to the appended document);
 
f. Religious places be opened to the local residents only after necessary SOPs have been issued by the Department of Language, Art and Culture;

g. Daily/ weekend commuters through Inter-State barriers can be issued passes without any quarantine requirement; however, it will be the individual's personal responsibility to report in case of flu or ILI symptoms;

h. Residents of Himachal Pradesh can exit the State without permit;

i. Intra-District and Inter-District movement shall be without any permit;

j. Inter-State movement of public transport bus shall remain prohibited;

k. Taxis may ply with permission from of Deputy Commissioners;

l. Pass free inter-District movement of public transport buses, private vehicles, taxis and autos shall be allowed;

m. Stage Carrier Public Transport (HRTC and Private Buses) allowed to operate with maximum 60 percent capacity;

n. The public transport taxis and private vehicles may ply on roads during the permitted hours;

o. Persons coming from high load COVID-19 infected cities will be institutionally quarantined;

p. All asymptomatic persons coming from other States / cities/ abroad will be home quarantined as per MoHFW guidelines;

q. Symptomatic persons with ILI symptoms to be kept at institutional quarantine facilities;

r. Persons jumping home quarantine shall be taken to institutional quarantine facilities;

r. Educational institutions may not be used as quarantine centres;

s. Those asking for better facilities may be quarantined in paid facilities;

Along with the above-mentioned modifications, the MHA Unlock 1.0 Order dated 30.05.2020 shall be applicable.

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended document.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
PunjabPunjab extends lockdown till June 3031-05-2020Punjab announced a 4-week extension in the lockdown in Punjab, till June 30, with certain more relaxations, subject to the guidelines of the central government.

Though experts have advised against opening of the hospitality industry and malls, the Chief Minister said the state would take into account the central government guidelines for Lockdown 5.0.

This decision was taken after an on-ground assessment of the Covid situation through a Video Conference with health experts

Making it clear that the extension of the lockdown in Punjab would be conditional to strict adherence to Covid safety protocols, including physical distancing and wearing of masks, the Chief Minister also ordered distribution of free masks to the poor.

Youngsters would be asked to download the app to voluntarily report on such cases, said Agarwal, adding that mandatory OTP verification of these Covid Foot Soldiers would be ensured to check false reporting.

Non-reporting to health authorities by those returning to the state, especially from abroad, was a big challenge, as it complicated their contact tracing and endangered the lives of others.

While all entrants to the state were being screened, and have to undergo 14-day mandatory home quarantine, testing facilities had also been installed to undertake random testing at the airports and stations. Those who could not download COVA app would have to fill in declaration forms on the trains, and submit the same at the stations.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
RajasthanGovt. of Rajasthan extends lockdown till 30th June 2020 and issues guidelines on activities which can be carried out in non-Containment zones. 31-05-2020The Govt. of Rajasthan vide order dated 31st May 2020 extends lockdown till 30th June 2020 and issues guidelines on activities which can be carried out in non-Containment zones.

The order has been segregated into the following parts:-
1. Details on Containment zones / Curfew areas.
2. Movement restriction from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM
3. Negative List / Activities not allowed in any zone
4. Common Safety Prescription (for workplace, public place etc.)
5. Permitted activities.

Containment Zones:-
No movement allowed except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services.

Movement Restrictions:-
Movement of individuals for non-essential activities shall not be allowed from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM. (Barring employees of IT/ITES companies with valid pass, factories with night shift, construction activities during peak summer).

Negative List / Activities not allowed at all:-
1. International Air Travel.
2. Metro Rail services
3. Schools, Colleges, training institutes etc.
4. Cinema Halls, gymnasiums, swimming pool, entertainment parks etc.
5. Social, political, sports, entertainment, religious gatherings
6. Hotels, restaurants, club houses and other hospitality services.
7. Shopping Malls
8. All religious places / places of worship.

Common Safety Prescription:-

A. Public Place:-
1. Wearing Face cover is compulsory
2. Spitting is prohibited.
3. Norms of Social Distancing to be strictly followed.
4. Consumption of Liquor, Paan, gutka, tobacco in public place is strictly prohibited.
5. All person to wash hands / user sanitizer after touching any surface in public place.

B. Workplace:-
1. Private offices are allowed to function with maximum capacity, however, as far as possible, work from home should be allowed.
2. Norms of social distancing to be followed strictly, gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks.
3. Staggering the working hours / business hours
4. Provision of thermal scanning, hand sanitizer  and hand wash to be provided near entry and exit points and common areas.
5. Frequent sanitization of entire workspace, common facilities, and all points which comes under human contact such as door handles.
6. Employers to encourage employees to install and use Arogya Setu Application.
7. No E-pass for movement is required for inter-state  and within the state movement.

Permitted Activities:-
1. All shops can function, but no sale to be made if customer is not wearing mask.
2. Maximum 2 customers allowed at a time in small shop and 5 customer allowed at a time in large shops.
3. Barber Shops, Salons, beauty parlour allowed to function with complete safety precaution, disinfection and sanitisation.
4. Selling of food items through shops / thelas / kiosks allowed but they need to abide with the social distancing norms.
5. Parks / community parks are allowed to open but main gates to be open and the authorities of the park shall ensure compliance of the conditions.
6. Public Transport / commercial passenger transport vehicles (bus / taxi / cab / aggregators (Ola, Uber etc.) will be permitted to ply.







MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
GujaratGovt. of Gujarat extends lockdown till 30th June 2020 and issues guidelines on activities which can be carried out in non-Containment zones. 31-05-2020The Government of Gujarat vide order dated 31st May 2020 extends lockdown till 30th June 2020 and issues guidelines on activities which can be carried out in non-Containment zones.

The key points of the order are: -
1. Curfew to be imposed from 9:00 Pm to 5:00 AM.
2. Only essential services to be allowed in containment /micro-containment zones between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
3. All economic activities are allowed outside containment zone barring the activities mentioned in the negative list.
4. Worker / employees / shop owners whose house is in the containment zone will not be allowed to move out of their zone.
5. Ahmedabad will be open for economic activities barring the containment zone.
6. Sports complexes are allowed to open but no spectators allowed.
7. Street vendors will be allowed to operate from 8th June, 2020.
8. The Order has provided a table which has the list of activities allowed non-containment zones. Example - Gym are not allowed but Hotels and Clubs are allowed as per SOP from 8th June. For a detailed read please refer to the Page 6 of the order.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh Govt. extends the lockdown till 30th June 2020 and issues guidelines for activities outside containment zones. 31-05-2020The Uttar Pradesh Government vide order dated 31st May 2020 extends the lockdown till 30th June 2020 and issues guidelines for activities outside containment zones.

The key points of the order are:-
1. Lockdown to be extended till 30th June 2020.
2. Easing of activities will be carried out in three phases in Non-Containment zones.

Phase 1 :-
a. Place of worship / Religious places to open from 8th June 2020.
b. Hotels / Restaurants to start functioning from 8th June 2020.
c. Shopping Malls to start from 8th June 2020.

Phase 2:-
A decision on opening of schools, colleges and other educational / training institutes to be done in the month of July and appropriate SOP to be issued.

Phase 3:-
International Travel, Metro Services, Cinema Halls, Gymnasium, Theatres, Entertainment Park.

3. Curfew to be imposed from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM and no movement to be allowed.
4. No activities will be allowed within the containment zone and no movement allowed except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services.
5. The Order has also defined the Containment Zones into two parts:-
a. Containment Zone -  Urban Areas
b. Containment Zone -   Rural Areas

6. Individuals coming from the hot-spots and containment zone from Delhi will not be allowed to enter Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad.
7. All Industrial activities shall be allowed outside of the containment zone but they need to follow thermal scanning, sanitisation, face-mask and norms of social distancing.
8. Industries shall be given the permission of night shifts but the employer needs to provide safe transport facility.
9. No pass will be required for movement from outside the state or within the state.
10. All shops can open outside the containment zone and shopkeepers to were face mask / cover, gloves and should have sanitizer in their shop. Goods will not be sold to those customers who are not wearing face mask / cover.
11. Weekly markets will not be allowed to function in urban areas.
12. Public Transport (Bus / auto / Taxi) shall be allowed to ply but they need to follow sanitation process.

Pleased download the order for a detailed read.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
Telangana Telangana Lockdown Orders pursuant to MHA Order dated 30.05.2020; current lockdown orders stands extended till 30.06.2020 in Containment Zones and till 7th June 2020 in areas outside Containment Zones
 
31-05-2020In an Order dated May 31, 2020, the Telangana Government has issued certain modifications to the lockdown orders in the State.

This is pursuant to the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for extension of lockdown in Containment Zones till 30th June 2020 and reopening of prohibited activities in a phase-wise manner in areas outside Containment Zones.

The State Government has specified that for the areas outside Containment Zones, the lockdown orders, which are currently in force as per Order dated May 18, 2020  are extended till 7th June 2020 with the following modifications:

i. Restriction on movement of persons (other than for accessing emergency medical
care) shall apply from 9 PM to 5 AM. No shops/establishments, except hospitals
and pharmacies, will remain open after 8 PM.

ii. There will be no restriction on inter-state movement of persons. No separate permission will be required for such movements.

In Containment Zones, provisions of lockdown order, which are currently in force stands extended till 30th June 2020.
MandatoryAllDifferent timeline for separate actionsYes
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu lockdown 5.031-05-2020The Tamil Nadu government extended the ongoing lockdown till June 30, albeit with more relaxations that included partial opening up of public transport and allowing more employees at workplaces. The curbs on places of worship, all kinds of religious gatherings, inter-state bus transport and Metro and suburban train services will continue. Tourists entry will remain banned into the hilly Nilgiris district and Kodaikanal and Yercaud towns, while hotels and resorts, except for accommodating health and police personnel and government staff for quarantine purpose, will be closed.

Public transport will resume with reduced buses from June 1 barring in Chennai and adjoining Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts having the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases in the state. Private stage carriers will be allowed to operate in authorised routes.

The government allowed more employees to join work in software firms and private companies, but kept the containment zones out of the purview of any relaxation. It also announced a number of other relaxations, barring containment zones, and these include allowing more employees at the workplaces and permitting showrooms and jewellery shops to re-open. The major relaxation, resumption of public transport, will be implemented from June 1 onwards in six of the eight zones, formed by combining nearby districts, with a slew of guidelines in place. For example, Zone I will have Coimbatore and its nearby districts of Tirupur, Nilgiris, Erode, Karur, Salem and Namakkal in western Tamil Nadu.

As per the guidelines, only 50 per cent of the fleets of buses will be operated that too with a passenger cap of 60 per cent of the seated capacity. There would be no need for people to apply for e-pass to travel within the zones. All kinds of vehicles can ply in these select routes. E-pass will be compulsory for inter-zone and inter-state travel.

Schools, colleges and research institutions will remain shut but online classes would be allowed, he said. The cap of 50 people in weddings and 20 in funerals and bar on opening of malls will also continue. Curbs on cinema theatres, gyms, swimming pools, bars, large community halls, tourist centres, zoological parks and museums shall remain in force as it existed so far.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020NO
Jammu and KashmirThe Union Territory of J&K extends the lockdown till 8th June, 2020 and the orders dated 17th May & 24th May 2020 to be in force till 8th June, 2020. 31-05-2020The Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir extends the lockdown till 8th June, 2020 and the orders dated 17th May & 24th May 2020 to be in force till 8th June, 2020. MandatoryAll08-06-2020No
UttarakhandUttarakhand Govt. extends lockdown till 30th June, 2020 and issues guidelines for activities for red, orange and green zones. 31-05-2020Uttarakhand Government vide order dated 31st May 2020 extends lockdown till 30th June 2020 and issues guidelines for activities for red, orange and green zones.

The key highlights of the order are:-
1. In red zone, industrial and business activities shall be allowed from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
2. Buffer Zones to be created in the state of Uttarakhand.
3. In Orange and Green zone non-essential services shall not be allowed from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
4. Individuals need to register and obtain pass from the website of Dehradun Smart City Limited to enter the state by road.

Please download the order for a detailed read.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
Himachal PradeshExtension of Curfew in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh31-05-2020The District Magistrate, District Kinnaur has through an Order dated 31-05-2020 extended the curfew in the entire territorial/jurisdiction of district Kinnaur between 8pm to 6am till 30th June 2020. MandatoryAll30-06-2020No
PuducherryThe Government of Puducherry, Department of Revenue and Disaster Management by an Order dated May 31, 2020 issues Revised guidelines for enforcement of extended Lock Down Measures 31-05-2020The Government of Puducherry, Department of Revenue and Disaster Management by an Order dated May 31, 2020 issued Revised guidelines for enforcement of extended Lock Down Measures. The Order in pursuance of the MHA Government of India Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-1(A) dated 30.05.2020 extends the lockdown measures in Containment Zones of the UT of Puducherry w.e.f. June 1, 2020 up to June 30, 2020.

The Order accordingly revises the Standard Operating Procedure for implementation of lock down measures as per the guidelines annexed to the Order. The Guidelines for Phased Re-opening (Unlock 1) states that in areas outside Containment Zones, all activities will be permitted, except the ones stated in the Order, which will be allowed, with the stipulation of following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), in a phased manner, in Phase I, Phase II and Phase III.
 
The activities stated in Phase I will be allowed with effect from June 8, 2020 by following the SOP to be issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19 shall be adhered. Under Phase II, a decision on re-opening of the specified institutions will be taken in the month of July, 2020 by the Education Department, Puducherry. Under Phase III, based on the assessment of the situation, dates for re-starting the following activities will be decided.

Further, the Order states that the National Directives for COVID-19 Management, as specified in Annexure I of the Order will continue to be followed. Among other things specified in the Order, Night Curfew remains strictly prohibited between 9.00 pm to 5.00 am, except for essential activities. 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
PuducherryDistrict Magistrate of Puducherry issues prohibitory Order under Section 144 of CrPC for restricting movement of individuals between 9pm to 5am31-05-2020The District Magistrate of Puducherry has through an order dated 31st May, 2020 issued an order under Section 144 of CrPC for restricting the movement of individuals between the hours of 9pm to 5am. In order to enforce the same, the District Magistrate has additionally ordered the following:
1. All Liquor Shops (including Arrack & Toddy) should be closed before 7PM as per the SOP issued by the Excise Department, Puducherry.
2. All other shops shall remain closed by 8pm.
3. Takeaway activities of hotels/restaurants shall be closed by 9pm.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020No
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Daman and DiuDadra and Nagar Haveli issues prohibitory Order under Section 144 of CrPC and implemented the extension of lockdown in Containment Zones till 30th June, 202031-05-2020In consonance with the MHA Order dated 30th May, 2020 and Order No. DMHS/COVID-19/ 2020/ 4618, dated 31st May, 2020, the District Magistrate of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has issued prohibitory Order under Section under Section 144 of CrPC and implemented the extension of lockdown in Containment Zones till 30th June, 2020.

Key Highlights:

i. Assembly of five (5) or more persons prohibited;

ii. Movement of persons prohibited from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am, except for medical emergencies and essential service-related emergencies;

iii. All shops may remain open from 7 am to 7 pm;

iv.  In areas outside containment Zones, all activities will be permitted, except the ones which are to be opened in a phased manner;

v. The movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities, shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 PM to 7 AM till 30n June, 2020;

vi. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of l0 years, shall stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes;

vii.  Inter District and Inter State movement of individuals is permitted for official/commercial/business activities/medical reasons; however, people are to be discouraged for unnecessary travel. Necessary E-Permits/Passes are required to be obtained from the District Administration for entry/exit into/from the territory;

viii. Interstate buses for public transport are permitted to operate. The SOPs to be issued by the Department of Transport shall be strictly implemented.

ix. Intra District Transport/Movement of persons is permitted subject to strict implementation of SOPs issued by Department of Transport.

x.  Taxis and cab aggregators have been allowed to operate with I driver and 3 passengers only.

xi. Auto-Rickshaws have been permitted to operate with two passengers only;

x. Four-wheeler vehicles will have maximum two passengers besides the driver;

xi. Two-Wheeler vehicles are permitted with only one pillion rider.

xii. SOPs to be issued for Buses/ Passenger vehicles;

xiii. Movement of passengers through Domestic/International Flights has been allowed subject to strict compliance of the SOPs and the quarantine policy;

xiv.  The inter-state movement of goods/cargo, including empty trucks shall be allowed without any restriction;

xv. The detailed SOPs annexed with Order dated 3'd May, 2020 with respect to Public Spaces, Educational Institutions, Anganwadis, Shops and Commercial establishments, banking and financial institutions, Building and Construction activities, and those pertaining to various departments such as Health and Family Welfare, Industries etc., shall continue to be strictly followed;

xvi. Saloons and Parlours should also function as per SOPs annexed with Order dated 18th May, 2020.

xvii.  All Health services including AYUSH shall remain functional;

xviii. All Agricultural and Horticultural activities to remain functional;

xix. Establishments / Services under financial sector to remain functional.

xx. All Institutions/Establishments/Services under social sector to remain functional.

xxi. MGNREGA works to be allowed fully.

xxii. All Public utilities such as Oil and Gas sector, Power sector, Postal Services, Water, Sanitation and Waste Management sectors, Tele communication and Internet services to remain operational.

xxiii. All commercial and private establishments shall be allowed to operate including market complexes;

xxiv. All Industrial establishments are allowed;

xxv. Construction activities including that of the Private sector can be undertaken;

xxvi. Offices of the Government of India, /UT Administration, their autonomous bodies and local Government shall remain open;

xxvii. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged;

Phased unlocking of certain activities as follows:
Phase I:

i. Following activities to be allowed with effect from second week of June, 2020:

a. Religious places/places of worship for public;

b. Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services;

c. Shopping malls;

Phase II:

Schools, Colleges, Educational/Training/Coaching Institutions, etc., will be opened after necessary consultation with the concerned stakeholders.

Based on the feedback, a decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken by this Administration in the month of July, 2020. SOPs in this regard will be issued subsequently by the Department of Education in consultation with Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Phase III:

Based on the assessment of the situation, dates for re-starting the following activities will be decided:
a. Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, spas, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

b. Sports Complexes and Stadia.

c. Social/Political/Sports/Entertainment/Academic/Cultural/Religious functions and other large congregations.

d. All shops selling Paan/Gutka and Tobacco products are prohibited. 5. Liquor shops located within 200 meters from the borders/boundaries of the Union Territory are prohibited to operate.

Lockdown has been limited to Containment Zones:

Lockdown measures shall be implemented in case of Containment Zone(s) which are to be demarcated  by the District Administration in consultation with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, after taking into consideration the guidelines/parameters shared by MoHFW, GoI.

In the containment Zone(s), only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these Zone(s), except of medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services.

Directives for Workplaces

i. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all workplaces and adequate stock of such face covers shall be made available. In case of disposable masks, proper disposal protocols to be followed. 

ii.  All persons in charge of workplaces shall ensure social distancing as per the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, within the workplaces;

iii.  Social distancing at workplaces shall be ensured through adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc

iv. Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizers preferably with touch free mechanism shall be made at all entry and exit points and common areas. In addition, sufficient quantities of hand wash and sanitizers shall be made available in the work places.

v.  Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc. shall be ensured, including between shifts;

vi. Hospitals/clinics in the nearby areas, which are authorized to treat COVID-19 patients, should be identified and list should be available at work place all the times. Employees showing any symptom of COVID-I9 should be immediately sent for check up to such facilities. Quarantine areas should be earmarked for isolating employees showing symptoms till they are safely moved to the medical facilities.

v. Intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices shall be taken up.

Directives for Public Places:

i. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public places, during transport. And in case of disposable masks, proper disposal protocols to be followed;

ii.  Social Distancing shall be followed by all persons in public places and during movement from one place to another;

iii.  Marriage related gathering shall ensure social distancing including wearing of masks by the Bride, Groom & attendees. The maximum number of guests including the family members of the Bride and the Groom shall not be more than 50 people;

iv.  Funeral / last rites related gathering shall ensure social distancing, and the maximum numbers allowed shall not more than 20;

v.  Spitting in public places shall be punishable with fine, as may be prescribed by the District/ Local authority;

vi. Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco, etc. in public places is not allowed and littering of sachets/pouches containing these products is also punishable as per law;

vii. Shops including liquor shops shall ensure minimum six feet distance (2 gaz ki doori) among the customers. It shall be ensured that not more than five (5) persons are present at one time at the shop;

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended document.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020YES
HaryanaRewari DM permits commencement of certain activities in a phased manner 31-05-2020The office of District Magistrate Rewari announced the commencement of certain activities in a phased manner in non containment zones subject to strict compliance with the SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare -
i. Phase I - Hotels, restaurants, other hospitality services and religious places as well as shopping malls to reopen from 8th June, 2020
ii. Phase II - Decision on reopening schools, Colleges and other educational institutions to be in taken in July, 2020
iii. Phase III - Based on the assessment of the situation, dates for restarting the activities like international air travel, metro rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, theatres, bars etc as well as social/political/religious/cultural/academic functions and other large congregations will be decided.
Please refer to the attached Order for a detailed read.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Uttar PradeshThe Government of Uttar Pradesh issued instructions on management and precautions to be taken to prevent infection of COVID-19 in industrial/business establishments and other offices/institutions in the state of Uttar Pradesh31-05-2020The Government of Uttar Pradesh recently issued instructions in a Direction dated May 31, 2020 regarding management and precautions to be taken to prevent infection of COVID-19 in industrial/business establishments and other offices/institutions in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Further, it is stated that all construction sites, workplaces, offices in the State must follow certain actions as given in the directions. It lists actions to be taken at all offices or workplaces, actions to be taken by labours/ personnel at the site and offices, actions to be taken by all service providers etc.
It specifies if in any workplace, any personnel or worker display any symptoms of COVID-19 and the reports confirms positive, then the worker related workplace field has to be fully closed for 24 hours and the place has to be sterilized atleast twice. Even the people who have come close to the affected person must be quarantined for 14days.

The instructions must be strictly complied by all industrial/business establishments and other offices/institutions in the state of Uttar Pradesh.  
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
BiharThe Government of Bihar, Transport Department issued instructions regarding  public transport arrangements 31-05-2020The Government of Bihar, Transport Department has issued a letter dated May 31, 2020 regarding  public transport arrangements in the light of prevention of COVID-19 infection during lockdown in the state of Bihar. It refers to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India letter no. 40-3/2020-DM-I (A) dated May 30, 2020.
The letter lists the instructions and precautions to be taken by owners of vehicles, drivers of vehicles along with the conductor, district administrators, travellers to prevent spread of COVID-19 infection.
 
Further, it specifies that the previous letter regarding public transport arrangement numbered 3449 dated May 19, 2020 shall be deemed to be modified as per this letter. The instructions must be strictly complied. 
MandatoryAll persons in BiharNo end date specifiedNo
ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh issues guidelines for phased easing of lockdown in consonance with MHA Unlock 1.0 Order31-05-2020Chhattisgarh has joined the other States and issued guidelines on phased re-opening of lockdown within the State.

Key Highlights:

a. Prohibition on Inter-State and inter-District travel continues. Such travel may be allowed basis e-passes;

b. Decision on Inter-State and intra-State plying of buses to be taken by the transport department;

c. Sports complex, stadiums and public parks to remain closed till 7th June, 2020;

d. Public parks to remain closed till 7th June, 2020;

e. Clubs and bars;

f. In consonance with the MHA Unlock 1.0 Order, for Non-Containment Zones, all activities have been permitted, barring a few, which will be unlocked in a phased manner. However, for Containment Zones, lockdown has been extended till 30th June, 2020;
 
g. Night curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am for non-essential activities;

h. Employers on best effort basis to ensure that Aarogya Setu App is installed by all employees;

i. Persons above 65 years; with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 years to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes;

j. Enforcement of Lockdown is limited to Containment Zones; where all non-essential activities continue to be prohibited till 30th June, 2020; with strict perimeter control, intensive contact tracing, house to house surveillance and other clinical interventions as required. Movement of people in or out of these zones prohibited (except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services)

With regard to Phased re-opening of certain activities:

Phase – I :
The following will be allowed from 8th June, 2020 with Standard Operating Procedures:
a. Religious place/place of worship for public.
b. Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services.
c. Shopping malls.

Phase II:
Educational institutions will be opened after consultations; decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken in the month of July, 2020

Phase III:  
Based on the assessment of the situation, dates for re-starting the following activities will be decided:
a. International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA;
b. Metro Rail;
c. Cinema Halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
d. Social/Political/Sports/Entertainment/Academic/Cultural/Religious functions and other large congregations;

Additional Requirements:

For Workplace:

Work from home (WfH): As far as possible the practice of WfH should be followed;

Staggering of work/business hours will be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets and industrial & commercial establishments;

Screening & Hygiene: Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas;

Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc., will be ensured, including between shifts;

Social distancing: All persons in charge of workplaces to ensure adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc.

General:

Face coverings: Wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places; in workplaces; and during transport;

Social Distancing: Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet (2 gaz ki doori) in public places; shops will ensure physical distancing among customers and will not allow more than 5 persons at one time;

Gatherings: Large public gathering/congregations will continue to remain prohibited;
Marriage related gatherings: Number of guests not to exceed 50;
Funeral/last rites related gatherings: Number of persons not to exceed 20;

Spitting in public places will be punishable with fine (as may be prescribed by the State/UT local authority in accordance with its laws, rules or regulations);

Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco etc. in public places is prohibited.

Penalties including imprisonment have been prescribed for non-compliance with the above-mentioned.

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended Order.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020YES
Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh issues guidelines for phased re-opening of activities in consonance with MHA Unlock 1.0 Order31-05-2020Madhya Pradesh has joined the other States and issued guidelines on phased easing of lockdown. However, in consonance with the provisions of MHA Unlock 1.0 Order, additional mandates have been imposed in the non-Containment Zones within the State.

Key Highlights:

Upto 15th June, 2020 the following guidelines shall be applicable to Madhya Pradesh:

a. The private and Government offices located within the areas of Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain municipalities will be allowed to function with fifty (50) percent employee strength. However, Government officials need to have hundred (100) percent attendance;

b. While the requirement of passes have been done away with regard to inter-State movement, Inter-State bus service shall not be allowed upto 7th June, 2020;

c. Restriction on plying of inter-district passenger buses between Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal will continue till the 7th of June, 2020. However, buses carrying workers with regard to operation of factories or with regard to transportation of construction workers have been allowed; in the remaining seven divisions, passenger buses have been allowed to operate at fifty (50) percent capacity;

d. Within the municipal areas of Indore, Ujjain, Burhanpur and Nimach, only twenty five (25) percent of the shops, while within the areas of Bhopal only thirty-three (33) percent of the shops and within the areas of Devas, Khandwa and Dhar areas fifty (50) percent shops have been allowed to be open in turns. However, standalone shops, State-licensed shops, community shops, shops within residential complexes/ areas and shops for essential commodities located in bazaars will operate freely without such restrictions. Shops situated outside the municipal areas mentioned above shall operate without restrictions;

e. Educational institutes to remain closed. However, the Board exams for 12th standard shall be held/ completed as scheduled;

f. Non-essential activities have been prohibited from 9pm to 5 am;

In addition to the above-mentioned the following shall be applicable:

a. Employers on best effort basis to ensure that Aarogya Setu App is installed by all employees;

b. Persons above 65 years; with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 years to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes;

c. Enforcement of Lockdown is limited to Containment Zones; where all non-essential activities continue to be prohibited till 30th June, 2020; with strict perimeter control, intensive contact tracing, house to house surveillance and other clinical interventions as required. Movement of people in or out of these zones prohibited (except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services)

With regard to Phased re-opening of certain activities:

Phase – I :
The following will be allowed from 8th June, 2020 with Standard Operating Procedures:
a. Religious place/place of worship for public.
b. Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services.
c. Shopping malls.

Phase II:
Educational institutions will be opened after consultations; decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken in the month of July, 2020

Phase III: 
Based on the assessment of the situation, dates for re-starting the following activities will be decided:
a. International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA;
b. Metro Rail;
c. Cinema Halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
d. Social/Political/Sports/Entertainment/Academic/Cultural/Religious functions and other large congregations;

Additional Requirements:

For Workplace:

Work from home (WfH): As far as possible the practice of WfH should be followed;

Staggering of work/business hours will be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets and industrial & commercial establishments;

Screening & Hygiene: Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas;

Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc., will be ensured, including between shifts;

Social distancing: All persons in charge of workplaces to ensure adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc.

General:

Face coverings: Wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places; in workplaces; and during transport;

Social Distancing: Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet (2 gaz ki doori) in public places; shops will ensure physical distancing among customers and will not allow more than 5 persons at one time;

Gatherings: Large public gathering/congregations will continue to remain prohibited;
Marriage related gatherings: Number of guests not to exceed 50;
Funeral/last rites related gatherings: Number of persons not to exceed 20;

Spitting in public places will be punishable with fine (as may be prescribed by the State/UT local authority in accordance with its laws, rules or regulations);

Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco etc. in public places is prohibited.

Penalties including imprisonment have been prescribed for non-compliance with the above-mentioned.

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended Order.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020YES
MaharashtraMaharashtra issues guidelines for extending lockdown and easing restrictions for phase-wise re-opening of certain activities31-05-2020The Government of Maharashtra has issued guidelines to extend the lockdown till 30th June, 2020.

Key Highlights:

1. In areas of Maharashtra, other than Containment Zones and the Municipal Corporations of MMR Region including MCGM, Municipal Corporations of Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur, all activities have been permitted (with conditions), barring a few, which are explicitly prohibited (provided further below);

a. No permission is needed from any govt. authorities for permitted activities;

b.  Outdoor portion of Sport complexes and Stadia and other open to sky public spaces will be permitted to remain open for individual exercises; however, spectators and group activities will not be allowed. No activities will be permitted in indoor portion or indoor stadium. All physical exercise and activities will be done with social distancing norms;

c. All public and private transport will follow passenger management:
i. Two wheeler: 1 rider;
ii. Three wheeler: 1 driver and 2 passengers;
iii. Four wheelers: 1 driver and 2 passengers;

d. Intra-district bus service will be allowed with maximum 50 percent capacity per bus with physical distancing and sanitization measures;

e. Inter-district bus service orders will not be permitted. Orders will be separately issued in this regard.

f. All markets/shops will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If any crowding or failure of social distancing norms is seen, then authorities will immediately close down such shops/markets.

2. In Municipal Corporations of MMR Region including MCGM, Municipal Corporations of Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur following activities are permitted:

i. All industrial units which are presently open will continue operating;

ii. All construction sites (Public/ Private) which are allowed to remain open and operational. All such pre-monsoon works (Public and Private) which are allowed;

iii. E- commerce activity for essential as well as non-essential items;

iv. Home delivery from restaurants;

v. Online/ distance learning;

vi. Government offices at 5 percent strength or 10 persons, whichever is higher;

vii. People movement:
a. Four wheeler: Only essential 1+2;
b. Two wheeler: Only essential with One Rider;

viii. All essential shops which were allowed to remain open earlier shall continue to remain open;

ix. All non-essential shops will be allowed  to continue as per relaxations and guidelines issued earlier and are in operation as per the policy of respective Municipal Corporation. Liquor shops will continue to operate if permitted, home delivery or otherwise.

Other activities will be permitted with restrictions in a phased manner as follows:

Phase I: With effect from 3rd June, 2020:

i. All Government offices (excluding Emergency, health and Medical, treasuries, disaster management, police, NIC, food and Civil Supply, FCI, NYK, Municipal Services who can operate at the levels as per the need) will function at 15% strength or minimum 15 employees whichever is more;

ii. Garages to mend vehicles and workshops with prior appointments;

iii. Activities related to self-employed people like plumbers, electricians, pest-control and technicians with social distancing norms and usage of masks and sanitization;

iv. Outdoor physical activities:
Individual physical exercises like cycling/ jogging / running / walking shall be permitted on public open spaces including beaches, public / private playgrounds, grounds belonging to societies/institutions, gardens and promenades with following conditions:

a. No activities will be permitted in indoor portion or indoor stadium;
b. This will be allowed between 5 am to 7 pm;
c. No group activity will be permitted. However, children should be accompanied by an adult;
d. People are advised to stay outdoors only for the purposes of physical activities for limited duration;
e. No other activity is permitted;
f. People are permitted to use only nearby/neighbourhood open spaces;
g. Long distance travel will not be permitted;
h. People are advised to avoid crowded open spaces;
People are actively encouraged to use cycling as a form of physical exercise as it automatically ensures social distancing;

Phase II: With effect from 5th June, 2020:

All markets, market areas & shops, except malls and market complexes, are allowed to function on PI-P2 basis (shops on one side of the road/lane/passage to be opened on odd dates while shops on the other side on even dates) from 9 am to 5 pm with following conditions:

a.  Use of trial rooms in shops will not be permitted for clothes, apparels and similar items to prevent spread of infection. Exchange policy and return policy will not be permitted;

b. Shopkeepers to ensure social distancing norms in shops and encouraged to take measures such as foot markings on the floor, token system, home delivery etc;

c. People are advised to walk / to use cycles for shopping purposes and to use nearby/neighbourhood markets as far as possible. Long distance travel for nonessential items will not be permitted. Use of motorized vehicles for shopping will be strictly discouraged.

d. Upon failure to maintain social distancing, authorities to immediately close down such shops/ markets.

e. Movement of people will be allowed as follows:
i. Taxi/ Cab/ aggregator: Only essential with 1 driver and 2 passengers;
ii. Rickshaw: Only essential 1 driver and 2 passengers;
iii. Four wheeler: Only essential 1 driver and 2 passengers;

Phase III (with effect from 8th June, 2020)

i. Private offices can operate with up to 10% strength as per requirement, with remaining persons working from home;

ii.  Employers to undertake sensitisation programs to educate the employees on taking adequate precautions upon returning home so that vulnerable group especially the elderly is not infected;

Activities which remain prohibited across Maharashtra:
i.  Schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions etc;
ii. International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA;
iii.  Metro Rail;
iv. Passenger Movement by trains and domestic air travel unless specifically allowed through separate orders and standard operating procedure (SOP);
v. Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places;
vi.  Social! political! sports/ entertainment! academic/ cultural! religious functions and large congregations;
vii. Religious places/ places of worship for public;
viii. Barber shops, Spas, Saloons, Beauty Parlours;
ix. Shopping Malls, Hotels, Restaurants and other Hospitality services.
The above-mentioned prohibited activities shall be opened up in a phased manner along with Standard Operating Procedures// Guidelines.

Movement of Goods and Persons:
i. Authorities shall allow inter-State and Intra-State movement of medical professionals, nurses and para medical staff, sanitation personnel and ambulances, without any restriction.

ii. However inter-state and inter-district movement of persons shall continue to be regulated. The movement of stranded labour, migrant workers, pilgrim, tourists etc will continue to be regulated as per SOPs issued;

iii.  Similarly, movement of persons by shramik special trains and seafarers will continue to be regulated as per SOPs issued.

iv. Movement of Indian nationals stranded outside the country and of specified persons to travel abroad; evacuation of foreign nationals; sign-on and sign-off of Indian seafarers will continue to be regulated as per SOPs issued.

v. All Authorities shall allow Inter-State movement of all types of goods/ cargo, including empty trucks.

vi.  No authorities shall stop the movement of any type of goods/cargo for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighbouring countries.

Additional Directives for Workplaces:
i. Work from home (WFH) - as far as possible the practice ofWFH should be followed. Staggering of work / business hours will be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets and industrial & commercial establishments;

ii. Screening and hygiene - provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas;

iii. Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc. will be ensured, including between shifts;

iv. Social distancing - all persons in charge of workplaces will ensure adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc.

National Directives (General):

i. Face coverings - wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places, in workplaces and during transport.

ii. Social distancing - individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet (2 Gaz Ki doori) in public places. Shops will ensure physical distancing among customers and will not allow more than five persons at one time.

iii. Gatherings -large public gatherings / congregations continue to remain prohibited. Marriage related gatherings - Number of guests not to exceed 50. Funeral/last rites related gatherings - number of persons not to exceed 20.

iv. Spitting in public places will be punishable with fine, as may be prescribed by the concerned authority in accordance with its laws, rules or regulations.

v. Consumption of liquor, Paan, tobacco, etc in public places is prohibited.

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended Order.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020YES
Andhra PradeshHM&FW Department, Govt of Andhra Pradesh  extends Lockdown till 30th June, 2020; unlocking of activities in non-Containment Zones to take place in a phase-wise manner31-05-2020Subsequent to the  Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India  Order dated 30th May, 2020, HM&FW Department, Govt of Andhra Pradesh vid Order dated 31st May 2020, has extended  Lockdown till 30th June, 2020; unlocking of activities in non-Containment Zones to take place in a phase-wise manner. The new guidelines restrict the lockdown till 30th June to only containment zones and provides for a plan of phased re-opening of all activities across other zones. For more details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
TripuraTripura extends lockdown till 30.06.202031-05-2020Tripura extends lockdown till 30.06.2020. Some key highlights of the lockdown order are given below:
i. All activities except those listed in para 1 of the guidelines for phased re-opening (Unlock 1) have been allowed in areas outside containment zone.
ii. the following activities have been allowed from 8th, June, 2O2O subject to observing SOP to be issued by MoHFW (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare):
a. Religious places/ places of worship for public
b. Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services
c. Shopping Malls.
iii. the timings for Night Curfew has been changed from 9 PM to5 AM.
iv. no restriction has been imposed on inter and intra state movement of goods and persons, with power to states to regulate movement of persons after giving wide publicity.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Government issues additional guidelines on testing and quarantine strategies for management of COVID-19 in the State31-05-2020The Health and Family Welfare Department, Tamil Nadu (“Department”) has in an Order dated 31st May, 2020 issued additional guidelines on testing and quarantine strategies for management of COVID-19 in the State.

The Department has laid down testing and quarantine guidelines for passengers travelling both

i. within the State:

a. movement within the same zone or
b. movement from one zone to another

ii. from other States to Tamil Nadu by trains

 Please refer to the attached document for details.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
West BengalSOP issued to ensure that no passengers  travel standing in the bus and buses will ply with passengers equal to the actual seating capacity of the bus, from 01.06.2031-05-2020The WEST BENGAL TRANSPORT CORPORATION issues SOP to ensure that no passengers  travel standing in the bus and buses ply with passengers equal to the actual seating capacity of the bus, from 01.06.2020MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
DelhiOrder u.s. 144 Cr.P.C. Sub Div. Rohini 31-05-2020Delhi Police has issued a prohibitory Order under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, in Rohini District Delhi; to implement the following measures till 30th June, 2020:
1. movement of individuals strictly prohibited between 9.00 P.M to 5.00 A.M, except for essential activities;
2. any gathering, social/ cultural/ political/ religious/ academic/ sports/ seminar/ conference is prohibited;
3. in the Containment Zones, only essential activities are allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services;
4. wearing of face cover in public places, in work places and during transport is compulsory;
5. spitting in public places remain prohibited;
6. consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco etc in public places is prohibited;
7. any individual suspected/confirmed withCOVID-19 must take measures for prevention / treatment i.e. home quarantine/ institution/ quarantine/ isolation or any such person shall cooperate to render assistance or comply with the directions of the surveillance personnel.
Any person contravening the above-mentioned shall be punishable under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code.
Mandatory All30-06-2020No
Tamil Nadu(2 pages)Infection prevention and control – Extending restrictions in the territorial jurisdictions of the State of Tamil Nadu up to 30.06.202031-05-2020In a Notification dated 31st May, 2020 the Revenue And Disaster Management (DM-II) Department, Tamil Nadu (“Department”) has issued the following amendments to its previous Order GO.Ms.No.262 dated 31st May, 2020:
1. With the amendment coming into force, now, along with cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls, the beaches, tourist places, zoological parks, museum and similar places of public gathering will also be prohibited in the state until further orders.
2. The following paragraph which deals with permission of operation of public transport has been removed from Annexure I.
“Public transport carriers will charge 50% additional fare over and above existing fare for all type of operations temporarily to compensate loss due to operating at lesser seating capacity.”
Therefore, public transport carriers may not charge the additional fare over and above the existing fare.
Mandatory All30-06-2020No
CentralMinistry of Home Affairs extends Nationwide Lockdown till 30th June, 2020; unlocking of activities in non-Containment Zones to take place in a phase-wise manner30-05-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has in an Order dated 30th May, 2020, has issued guidelines under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to extend the Nationwide Lockdown till 30th June, 2020. The new guidelines restrict the lockdown till 30th June to only containment zones and provides for a plan of phased re-opening of all activities across other zones. For more details, please see the associated document.MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
CentralMinistry of Home Affairs issues letter dated May 30, 2020 to the Chief Secretaries of all States and the Administrators of all Union Territories on the MHA Order issued on May 30, 2020 extending lockdown in the containment zones up to June 30, 2020 with a phased re-opening of the prohibited activities30-05-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India issued a letter dated May 30, 2020 addressed to the Chief Secretaries of all States and the Administrators of all Union Territories. The letter refers to the MHA Order of even number issued on May 30, 2020 whereby lockdown has been extended in the containment zones up to June 30, 2020 with a phased re-opening of the prohibited activities. Further, it states that the New guidelines have been issued for Unlock 1, keeping in view the suggestions received from the State Governments following the Video Conference held by the Cabinet Secretary on May 28, 2020.
 
The letter provides certain clarifications and specifies few points with respect to the New Guidelines and urges the State Governments and UT Administrators to ensure compliance of the new guidelines, and direct all concerned authorities for their strict implementation. Also, it states that the further guidelines issued by MHA and consequent Orders issued by the respective State Governments / UT Administration should be widely disseminated to the public and to the field functionaries for the convenience of people.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020No
KarnatakaIn line with the Central Government Order, Karnataka Government rolls out Order for implementation of lockdown till 30th June, 202030-05-2020In an Order dated 30th May, 2020, the Government of Karnataka has issued Guidelines to be implemented in the State during the period of lockdown till 30th June, 2020.

The Karnataka State Order is in line with the Order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (“MHA”) dated 30th May, 2020.

Manner in which activities outside containment zones will re-open:

Phase I:
Religious places, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls. These activities will be allowed from 8th June 2020.

Phase II:
Schools, colleges and educational institutions: Based on consultation with the parents and at an institutional level, the decision of re-opening these institutions will be taken in July, 2020.

Phase III:
Basis the assessment of the situation, the restarting of the following activities will be decided:

i. International air travel, metro rail
ii. Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks,
iii. Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, religious functions,

Night Curfew: In line with the MHA Order the Karnataka Government has strictly prohibited movement between 9:00pm to 5:00am.

Exception: Essential activities

Containment Zones:

i. Containment zones will be demarcated by the District Authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

ii. Lockdown will be implemented in these zones till 30th June, 2020. Only essential activities will be allowed.

iii. There will be strict perimeter to ensure that people do not move in/out of these zones except for medical emergency and maintaining essential supply of goods.

Further, Annexure I and Annexure II of the Order lays down the National Directives for COVID-19 management and the penalties for contravention of the lockdown Order. 
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
MeghalayaMeghalaya issues prohibitory order from May 31 to June 08, 2020.30-05-2020 The Meghalaya District Magistrate on May 30, 2020, issues prohibitory order from May 31 to June 08, 2020 with effect from May 31, 2020 (Sunday) to June 08, 2020 (Monday) only for timings falling between 5.00 AM to 9.00 PM each day.MandatoryAll08-06-2020No
MeghalayaThe District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District has promulgated night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from May 31st, 2020 upto June 8th30-05-2020The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District has promulgated night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from May 31st, 2020 upto June 8th, 2020 for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM each day.

The District Magistrate also said that the Order will not apply to Security Forces, Medical Teams on duty, Wholesale and Retail Pharmacies, Police and Armed Forces, Fire and Emergency Service, MeECL, NEEPCO and Power Grid, Food and Civil Supplies Department, FCI, PWD, PHE, Shillong Municipal Board, Postal Service, Telecom, Communications and IT Services, Press, Print and Electronic Media, Petrol Pumps, including Indian Oil Corporation, essential services including Health Services and online/home food delivery and delivery shall be exempted only upto 10:00 P.M.
However, these Services shall strictly comply with all protocols and procedures including social distancing, limiting of field staff to the barest minimum and other advisories of Government in the Health and Family Welfare Department, without fail.

Also, movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipments and shops for repair of trucks on highways are exempted. However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.

Curfew passes for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM with effect from May 31st, 2020 upto June 8th, 2020 can be obtained via online application at www.eastkhasihills.gov.in.
MandatoryAll08-06-2020No
West BengalWest Bengal Government extends lockdown to 15th June, 2020; Lays out plan for phase wise re-opening of activities30-05-2020In an Order dated 30th May, 2020, the Government of West Bengal has issued Guidelines to be implemented in the State during the period of lockdown till 15th June, 2020.

(i) The lockdown is now limited to only the Containment Affected Areas (Category - A).
(ii) All activities permitted in the Containment Clean areas (Category - C) is permitted in the Containment Buffer areas (Category - B) as well w.e.f 1st June, 2020.
(iii) Further, multiple other activities are planned to be allowed in a phase wise manner on and from 1st June, 2020 and 8th June, 2020 onwards.

For more details on the permitted activities and the phase wise plan for re-opening, please refer to the associated document.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
TripuraTripura amends The Epidemic Disease, Covid 19 Regulations, 202030-05-2020Tripura amends The Epidemic Disease, Covid 19 Regulations, 2020. Among the significant changes are provisions to make wearing masks compulsory, introducing social distancing norms, providing for shops operations, and use of Aarogya Setu App.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh Government orders precautions to prevent increased infections due to running of Special trains.30-05-2020The Health Medical & Family Welfare Department, Andhra Pradesh (“Department”) has, in an order dated 30th May, 2020, listed certain precautions to be taken for ensuring that the movement of Special trains from 1st June, 2020 onwards does not lead to increased infection of COVID-19.

The key precautions ordered by the Department:

i. Proper reception arrangements have to be made at the railway stations during the operation of such Special trains
ii. Passengers, travelling within Andhra Pradesh will not be quarantined unless they are symptomatic
iii. Every passenger will be thermally screened on disembarkation and asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to go home without further checking
iv. Passengers coming from the high incidence areas of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Chennai will be sent to 7 days of institutional quarantine followed by 7 days home quarantine.
v. Passengers coming from other than high incidence areas will be allowed to go for 14 days home quarantine after their swab is taken at the railway station
vi. Following passengers will be exempted from institutional quarantine
a. Passengers aged above 60 years
b. Passengers aged below 10 years
c. Pregnant and lactating mothers
d. Terminally ill passengers
However, the above-specified passengers have to undergo 14 days home quarantine and their swab will be collected at the railway station.
vii. Business persons on business visits, medical professionals and government officials will also be exempted from institutional quarantine provided they carry a COVID-19 negative certificate from a ICMR recognised lab issued within last 3 days of such travel.
viii. Random sampling will be followed for trains originating in Telangana.
Mandatory AllNo end date specifiedNO
MeghalayaPrivate and Commercial Establishments shall open in Shillong Urban Agglomeration for Four Days w.e.f. 3rd June upto 6th June, 2020 between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM30-05-2020In Order to enable local residents to purchase daily essential commodities and meet their commercial requirements in Shillong Agglomeration and in villages of Civil sub-divisions of Sohra/Pynursla, the Government of Meghalaya, in an Order dated 30th May, 2020 has allowed Private and Commercial establishments in Shillong Urban Agglomeration -

1. Grocery, vegetable and daily needs shops etc. to open 4 days (on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th June, 2020) w.e.f. 9 AM to 6 PM each day. The list of such shops are given in the Annexures attached in the order itself.

2. Shops such as mobile phones/computers sell, repair and service shops along with stationary and automobile shops are allowed to open for 2 days (4th and 5th June, 2020) w.e.f. 9 AM to 6 PM each day. Details of such shops are given in the Annexures.

3. Shops that sell household items like kitchen utensils/appliances, products/clothes for new born babies, travel agencies etc. will open for 2 days (3rd and 6th June, 2020) w.e.f. 9 AM to 6 PM each day.

4. Selected wine shops and automobile showrooms will remain open 6 days a week (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th June, 2020) w.e.f. 9 AM to 6 PM each day.

5. In addition to the above activities certain shops and services will be open 4 days a week (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th June, 2020) w.e.f. 9 AM to 6 PM each day.

6. All shops will open daily in the civil sub-division of Sohra and Pynursla and in all the C & RD block of East Khasi Hills District (barring saloons, beauty parlours, spas etc.)

7.Shops and services dealing with essential items (petrol pumps, pharmacies etc.) will open daily in all areas of the State.

8. Commercial activities (such as food processing units, brick kilns, industrial units, cement plants etc.) who have submitted undertakings to the Deputy Commissioner will open daily.

9. All permitted services, agricultural, industrial and commercial activities to follow SOPs laid down by the Government.

10. Further, public are requested to strictly follow social distancing and to wear mask at all times.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralTime limit for accepting undertaking in lieu of bond has been extended till 15th June, 2020 instead of 30th May, 2020.Consequently,  the date for submission of proper bond in lieu of which the undertaking is being temporarily accepted is extended till 30th June,2020



29-05-2020Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has issued Circular No. 26/2020-Customs to further extend the facility of accepting undertaking in lieu of bond for the period till 15th June, 2020 instead of 30th May, 2020. Consequently, the date for submission of proper bond in lieu of which the undertaking is being temporarily accepted is extended till 30th June,2020. MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
PunjabDirectorate of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Punjab enhances penalties for violation of Guidelines and Instructions issued by the Government for prevention and control of COVID-1929-05-2020The Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Punjab has enhanced the penalties for offences by individuals in not abiding by the instructions and guidelines laid out by the Government for prevention and control of COVID-19 in the State. The revised penalties are as under:
1) For not wearing a mask in public places: Rs. 500/-
2) For violating the home quarantine instructions: Rs. 2000/-
3) For spitting at public place: Rs. 500/-
iv) For violating social distancing norms by owners of Shops/Commercial place: Rs 2000/-
v) For violating social distancing norms by vehicle owners in Buses: Rs. 3000/-
vi) For violating social distancing norms by vehicle owners in Cars: Rs. 2000/-
vii) For violating social distancing norms by vehicle owners in Auto Rickshaws/Two-wheelers: Rs. 500/-

Further, all officials belonging to the post of BDPO Naib Tehsildar, ASI and above are empowered to impose the abovementioned penalties. Individuals not paying the fines are liable to be prosecuted under Section 188 of the IPC and as per the Rules and Regulations under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Steel Rolling Mills29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Steel Rolling Mills in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatorySteel Rolling MillsNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Sugar Industries29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Sugar Industries in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatorySugar IndustriesNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Automotive and Ancillary Industries29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Automotive and Ancillary Industries in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryAutomobile and Ancillary IndustriesNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Chemical Factories29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Chemical Factories in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryChemical FactoriesNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Cold Storages, Ice factories, Milk  Chilling Centres using Ammonia as a Refrigerant 29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Cold Storages, Ice factories, Milk  Chilling Centres using Ammonia as a Refrigerant  in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryCold Storages, Ice factories, Milk  Chilling Centres using Ammonia as a Refrigerant No end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Dyes Industries29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Dyes Industries in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryDyes IndustriesNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Foundries29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Foundries in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryFoundriesNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Ginning and Pressing Factories29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Ginning and Pressing Factories in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryGinning and Pressing FactoriesNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening LPG bottling factories and Petroleum Depots29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening LPG Bottling Factories and Petroleum Depots in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryLPG Bottling Factories, Petroleum DepotsNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Industries using Power Presses29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Industries using Power Presses in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatoryPower PressesNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraDirectorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra releases Safety Guidelines for re-opening Solvent Extraction Plants29-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 29th May, 2020 released Safety Guidelines for re-opening Solvent extraction plants in the State of Maharashtra. All factories are directed to follow the following safety measures in addition to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. Factories are permitted to take additional steps beyond what is provided to ensure that activities can be resumed in a safe manner. For further details, please see the associated documents.MandatorySolvent Extraction PlantsNo end date specifiedNo
West BengalStart of ferry operations in Kolkata, Howrah and suburbs from 1st June, 2020.29-05-2020Ferry operations in Kolkata, Howrah and suburbs have resumed from 1st June, 2020 by maintaining safety protocols and social distancing norms.

The timings of vessel operations will be from 8 AM to 6 PM and number of passengers will be 40% of the capacity of the vessel.

The duty hours of staff has been fixed from 7 AM to 7 PM.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
OdishaAll Health Care Facilities (both bedded and non bedded) in Southern Odisha to avail services of M/s Mediaid Marketing Services as CBWTDF29-05-2020All occupiers of Health Care Facilities (both bedded and non bedded) in Southern Odisha have been directed by the Odisha Pollution Control Board to avail of treatment and disposal facilities by M/s Mediaid Marketing Services as the Common Biomedical Waste Treatment & Disposal Facility (CBWTDF) within a period of 3 months i.e., by 31st August, 2020, as they have been granted authorisation and consent to operate at Vill:Aarakhapada, Tehsil-Seragada in Ganjam District.MandatoryHealth Care Facilities (bedded and non bedded)No end date specifiedYes
PunjabPunjab Government issues additional guidelines for persons travelling through trains28-05-2020Punjab Government issues additional guidelines for persons travelling through trains

1. Only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway platform.

2. All passengers travelling must carry a valid ID proof & submit a self declaration form.

3. Passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be taken to health facility for testing.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshDirections for resumption of work 28-05-2020The Himachal Pradesh has issued an order to permit resumption of work at office for government departments, private sector and individuals. Intimations have to be made to the specified authority and compliance with all COVID related notifications is mandatory. For more details please refer to the associated document.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
MeghalayaThe Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 202028-05-2020The existing Regulation 14 shall be substitited -
"All advisories issued/to be issued by the Government of India and the State Government on COVID-19 will ipso facto be treated as directions under the Epidemic Act and Regulations in Meghalaya.

The existing Regulation 17 shall be renumbered as Regulation 20 and a new Regulation 17 shall be substituted as -
17. Usage of Face Cover/Face Masks:
Wearing of face mask or face cover is compulsory in all public spaces and workplaces. All residents of the State irrespective of whether with or without a medical condition, except children below two years of age and ashthma patients, must use "homemade protective cover for face and mouth" while venturing outdoors. The Advisories or Guidelines for 'Use of Masks by Public' and the 'Do's and Don'ts' issued by the Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Government of India on use of face masks will be applicable and are to be complied with.'

A new Regulation 18 shall be inserted namely:
18. Social Distancing (Physical Distancing):
All persons in charge of public places, work places and transport shall ensure social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet (2 mtres) away from others or as per the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

A new Regulation 19 shall be inserted namely:
19. Spitting and use of smokeless tobacco in Public Places:
Use of smokeless tobacco and spitting in public spaces is strictly prohibited in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshThe Government of Himachal Pradesh, Office of the District Magistrate Chamba, District Chamba issues an Order dated May 28, 2020 in suppression of all the previous orders with regard to work permissions and issues new for all the future work-related permissions28-05-2020The Government of Himachal Pradesh, Office of the District Magistrate Chamba, District Chamba issues an Order dated May 28, 2020 in suppression of all the previous orders with regard to work permissions and states that the new directions in this Order have been issued for all the future work-related permissions. It also clarifies that this Order will not be applicable to Containment Zones notified in compliance of directions of Health Department for containment of spread of COVID-19.

The Order directs that all the private organisations can start their work without any permission, by intimating the respective SDM regarding the name and the location of the work. with the name, designation and contact number of Compliance Officer. However, for organisations/establishments with more than Twenty (20) employees, the request for work permissions will have to be submitted to this office on email (adc-cha-hp@nic.in). It also states that the work in such organisations/establishments can only he commenced after requisite approval from this office.

Further, all the private individual works requires no permission. The individual concerned shall be the de-facto Compliance Officer.

The Order specifies that all the Head of Department and Compliance Officer must ensure that all the guidelines to contain the impact of COVID-19, as issued from time to time by Ministry of Home Affairs GOI, Government of Himachal Pradesh and this Office are properly implemented at work site and SOP is strictly complied with.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
PunjabPunjab Government issues guidelines for persons travelling by train28-05-2020Punjab Government has issued guidelines for persons travelling by train.

Key Highlights:

While Boarding:

a. All passengers must wear masks and maintain social distancing;

b. Only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway platform to avaoid unnecessary crowding (No Attendants allowed);

c. Health screening of passengers before entering the platform;

d. Passengers to reach 45 minutes before the departure time;

e. Only asymptomatic passengers can board trains;

At the Destination Railway Station:

a. Passengers to download COVA app which should remain active and must self-generate an e-pass over COVA app for a smooth exit from the railway station;

b. In case passenger does not have a mobile or is not able to generate e-pass, then after showing a valid ID proof (Aadhaar card/ Driving License / Voter card / any other ID Proof issued by the Government), he/ she will submit a self declaration form to the health team deputed for screening at a designated place at the railway station.

c. Passengers found symptomatic or categorised as high risk during screening shall be taken to a health facility for testing and treated as per helath protocol upon testing positive;

d. All others to home quarantine for fourteen (14) days and they will monitor their health status and report to the nearest health facility (On phone no: 104) upon developing any symptoms of COVID-19;

e. Passengers who have a return ticket scheduled before the completion of duration of home quarantine shall be allowed to to return if they are asymptomatic;

There is a proforma for self declaration in From S, which needs to be filled out by passengers arriving in Punjab along with an undertaking for Home Quarantine.

For further details on the above-mentioned, please refer to the appended document
MandatoryTravelNo end date specifiedNo
MeghalayaMeghalaya Health Department amends the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 to implement compulsory usage of mask, social distancing and prohibition on spitting in public spaces28-05-2020The Health Department of Meghalaya has issued a Notification dated 28th May, 2020 to amend the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19  Regulations, 2020 with immediate effect:

Through this amendment, the following have been implemented:

1. Compulsory usage of Face Cover/ Face Mask in all public spaces and workplaces;

2. Maintaining social (physical) distancing of at least 6 feet

3. Prohibition on use of smokeless tobacco and spitting in public places

For further details please refer to the appended Notification.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
CentralMoHFW issues Guidance Note on Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services during & post COVID-19 pandemic 27-05-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued  Guidance Note on Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services during & post COVID-19 pandemic which elaborates the various services to be provided at different levels in accordance with the zonal categorization of containment zones and buffer zones and beyond these zones.MandatoryHospitalsNo end date specifiedNo
CentralThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India issues an Advisory on re-processing and re-use of eye protection - Goggles27-05-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India recently issued an Advisory dated May 27, 2020 regarding re-processing and re-use of eye-protection- Goggles. It states that the goggles conforming to prescribed EN/BIS specifications can be reused after proper disinfection.
 
The Advisory states that the purpose of this document is to enable individuals to reuse goggles used by them thus allowing an extended use without risk of contracting infection. The Advisory lays down Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed for such reuse. Further, it also provides a Ratio for such use. 
AdvisoryIndividuals and Health Care Workers using eye-protection gogglesNo end date specifiedNO
PunjabDistrict Magistrate of Mohali (Chandigarh Airport) issues direction for domestic air passengers to prevent spread of COVID-19 virus.27-05-2020The District Magistrate has issued directions for the domestic air passengers at the Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL,) Mohali for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and effective tracking & surveillance of passengers.

The key points of the directions are: -
1. All passengers to be screened at the airport.
2. Passengers to go under mandatory home quarantine for 14 days from the date of arrival.
3. Passengers to download COVA app compulsorily. 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
PuducherryApplication and issue of e-passes in Puducherry will now be conducted through website epass.py.gov.in.27-05-2020The Government of Puducherry has notified that emergency passes which were issued earlier through WhatsApp number 9488770024 will henceforth be issued through website epass.py.gov.in. launched by the National Informatics Centre, Puducherry. The process of making application for e-passes through WhatsApp has been discontinued.

The residents of Karikal who are desirous of obtaining e-passes for the following activities:

a. Marriage;
b. Funeral;
c. Medical;
d. Rejoin duty; and
e. Others (emergency purposes)

may now apply to the website: epass.py.gov.in.

The e-passes should be issued only through the website epass.py.gov.in.

Applicants for e-passes have been requested to upload their Identity proof (Applicant ID proof) along with address of the applicant's ID proof.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh announces the commencement of train services from 1st June, 202027-05-2020Madhya Pradesh Government has announced the commencement of fifteen train services from DRM West Central Railway Zone, Bhopal. Passengers are advised to follow the Guidelines for Domestic Travel issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare. MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
ChhattisgarhShops in Chhattisgarh will open six days a week with proper measures and precautions27-05-2020Basis an article in the Chhattisgarh website, shops will be allowed to open six days a week, and taking precautions including physical distancing will remain compulsory Opening shops six day a week will help in preventing crowding at one place.
Resumption of commercial-economic activities will also help in reviving economy and employment. Post-lockdown, 1371 factories in the state has functioning again. Nearly one lakh three thousand labourers have returned to work in these factories
MandatoryRetailNo end date specifiedNo
CentralRevised Advisory On The Use Of Hydroxychloroquine (Hcq) As Prophylaxis For Covid-19 Infection26-05-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has through a recent notification revised the original advisory issued on March 23,2020 on use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as prophylaxis for COVID-19 infection. The revised notification supresses the previous notification of March 23 and replaces it with the current one.AdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
CentralPeriod/Days Of Extension For Names Reserved And Resubmission Of Forms26-05-2020The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has rolled out a document stating period/days of extension for names reserved and resubmission of Forms.

The following extensions have been granted:

1. Names reserved for 20 days for new company incorporation. SPICe+ Part B needs to be filed within 20 days of name reservation : Names expiring any day between 15th March 2020 to 31st May would be extended by 20 days beyond 31st May 2020.

2. Names reserved for 60 days for change of name of company. INC-24 needs to be filed within 60 days of name reservation : Names expiring any day between 15th March 2020 to 31st May would be extended by 60 days beyond 31st May 2020.

3. Extension of RSUB validity for companies : SRNs where last date of Resubmission (RSUB) falls between 15th March 2020 to 31st May 2020, additional 15 days beyond 31st May 2020 would be allowed. However, for SRNs already marked under NTBR, extension would be provided on case to case basis.
[Note: Note: Forms will not get marked to (Not to be taken on Record)’NTBR’ due to non-re-submission during this extended period as detailed above. It also includes IEPF Non-STP e-Forms ( IEPF3, IEPF-5 and IEPF-7)]

4. Names reserved for 90 days for new LLP incorporation/change of name. FiLLiP/Form 5 needs to be filed within 90 days of name reservation : Names expiring any day between 15th March 2020 to 31st May would be extended by 20 days beyond 31st May 2020.

5. RSUB validity extension for LLPs - SRNs where last date of resubmission (RSUB) falls between 15th March 2020 to 31st May 2020, additional 15 days would be allowed from 31st May 2020 for resubmission. However, for SRNs already marked under NTBR, extension would be provided on case to case basis.
[Note: Forms will not get marked to (Not to be taken on Record)’NTBR’ due to non-re-submission during this extended period as detailed above.]

6. Extension for marking IEPF-5 SRNs to ‘Pending for Rejection u/r 7(3)’ and ‘Pending for Rejection u/r 7(7) : SRNs where last date of filing e-Verification Report (for both Normal as well as Resubmission filing) falls between 15th March 2020 to 31st May 2020, would be allowed to file the form till 30th Sep 2020. However, for SRNs already marked under ‘Pending for Rejection u/r 7(3)’ and ‘Pending for Rejection u/r 7(7)’, extension would be provided on case to case basis.
[Note: Status of IEPF-5 SRN will not change to ‘Pending for Rejection u/r 7(3)’ and ‘Pending for rejection u/r 7(7)’ till 30th Sep’20.]
MandatoryAllDifferent timeline for separate actionsYes
Tamil NaduThe Directorate Of Industrial Safety And Health In Tamil Nadu Notifies Guidelines For Restarting The Factories Involving Hazardous Process / Dangerous Operations26-05-2020In light of the industrial accident involving toxic gas which occurred while re-starting a chemical factory in the neighbouring State of Andhra Pradesh, the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health in Tamil Nadu has issued the following guidelines for factories (handling hazardous process / dangerous operations) while restarting the plants/ processes (without prejudice to the provisions of Factories Act 1948 and other applicable laws in force):

i. Identification of potential hazards involved in the start-up process with respect to the materials, machinery and process;

ii. Preparation and subsequent strict compliance with a Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) with regard to above-mentioned potential hazards in the start-up process;

iii. Providing prescribed personal protective equipment (suitable to the working environment), to the persons engaged in the process;

iv. Checking of all types of storage tanks for safety, in terms of temperature, pressure and physical conditions;

v. Ensuring the proper working of all safety systems including Pressure gauges, Level gauges, Safety valves, Pressure relief valves, etc., and calibration of safety equipment before start-up of operations;

vi. Checking of utility equipment like Boilers, Gensets, Cooling Tower, Air Compressor, etc. for a trial run and restarting the process after ensuring safe operation;

vii. Ensuring that 'Permit to work system is strictly followed in all areas and suitable precautionary measures taken to mitigate all possible emergencies;
MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedYes
West BengalWest Bengal Transport Corporation releases list of buses to operate from 27th May, 2020 onwards between 7am to 7pm26-05-2020The West Bengal Transport Corporation has through a notification dated 26th May, 2020 released a list of buses that will ply from 27th May, 2020 onwards between the hours of 7am to 7pm subject to proper sanitation and crew safety being maintained. For further details on the buses and routes that they will be plying on, please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralMinistry of Tourism extends validity of approvals/classifications of all hotels/accommodations till 30th June, 2020 and provides six months’ relaxation or extension to all categories of Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Tourist Transport Operators26-05-2020The Ministry of Tourism has through a press release dated 26th May, 2020 extended the  validity of approval or certifications of hotels and other accommodation units whose project approvals/reapprovals and classification/reclassification have expired/are likely to expire during the period (24.03.2020 to 29.6.2020) till 30.06.2020.

Further, the Ministry of Tourism has decided to allow six months’ relaxation or extension to all categories of Tour Operators (Inbound, Domestic, Adventure) Travel Agents and Tourist Transport Operators for their approval with the Ministry of Tourism subject to the following conditions: -

(i) The previous approval expired or the current approval expires during the period of 20th March, 2020 (i.e. the date of issuance of order by the Ministry for discontinuation of inspection work by India Tourism offices) till continuation of lockdown, and

(ii) They applied for renewal before expiry of their current/previous approval.
MandatoryHotels, Homestays, Guest Houses Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Tourist transport operators30-06-2020No
West BengalThe Government of West Bengal has released Guidelines for Domestic Travel by Air.26-05-2020The Government of West Bengal has released Guidelines for Domestic Travel by Air.
Basis the guidelines:
1. At airport, during boarding and travel, passengers shall use face covers/mask and follow hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and maintain social distancing norms.
2. All passengers shall undergo health screening at the point of departure and only asymptomatic passengers shall be allowed to board the plane.
3. On arrival, health screening shall be done for all the passengers. Asymptomatic passengers will be permitted to go with the advice that they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days. In case they develop any symptoms, they shall inform the local medical officer
4. Samples will be collected for COVID test from all symptomatic passengers. They will be taken to the nearest health facility for sample collection and health condition assessment.
5. Those, with moderate or severe symptoms, will be admitted to the dedicated Covid health facility and managed accordingly.
6. Those, having mild symptoms, will be asked to go for home/institutional isolation.
7. Medical interventions will be taken as per the test result.
8. All passengers are required to submit filled up self-declaration form at the time of arrival to the state health officials.
9. Regular sanitization/disinfection of the common surfaces shall be done at the airport. There should be adequate availability of soaps/sanitizers at different points in the airport
10. Adequate publicity for maintenance of social distancing norms and health hygiene protocol should be done at the airport.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KeralaCOVID-19 Instructions for using GeneXpert/TrueNAT-beta-CoV in the private sector in Kerala26-05-2020The Government has modified the earlier order - Clause 2 under the heading Designated Testing Facility shall be replaced as Private Labs who would like to use TrueNat system may contact NABL for accreditation for this test.Clause 4 shall be replaced as For all positive tests obtained in assay with E gene in TrueNat, lab need to perform confirmatory assay using RdRp gene in TrueNat or any other confirmatory RTPCR test. If that is positive, the test may be declared as positive. It is the responsibility of the lab to perform confirmatory test and report the results. Labs must ensure confirmation of tests in case of positive results in Step 1 assey of TrueNat-beta-CoV.MandatoryMedical DiagnosticsNo end date specifiedNO
West BengalThe Government of West Bengal has released Guidelines for Domestic Travel by Air.26-05-2020The Government of West Bengal has released Guidelines for Domestic Travel by Air.
Basis the guidelines:
1. At airport, during boarding and travel, passengers shall use face covers/mask and follow hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and maintain social distancing norms.
2. All passengers shall undergo health screening at the point of departure and only asymptomatic passengers shall be allowed to board the plane.
3. On arrival, health screening shall be done for all the passengers. Asymptomatic passengers will be permitted to go with the advice that they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days. In case they develop any symptoms, they shall inform the local medical officer
4. Samples will be collected for COVID test from all symptomatic passengers. They will be taken to the nearest health facility for sample collection and health condition assessment.
5. Those, with moderate or severe symptoms, will be admitted to the dedicated Covid health facility and managed accordingly.
6. Those, having mild symptoms, will be asked to go for home/institutional isolation.
7. Medical interventions will be taken as per the test result.
8. All passengers are required to submit filled up self-declaration form at the time of arrival to the state health officials.
9. Regular sanitization/disinfection of the common surfaces shall be done at the airport. There should be adequate availability of soaps/sanitizers at different points in the airport
10. Adequate publicity for maintenance of social distancing norms and health hygiene protocol should be done at the airport.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
West BengalPrivate hospitals with approved laboratory for test of SARS-COV-2 allowed to carry out OPD-based testing of samples for asymptomatic patients with COVID26-05-2020Private hospitals which have an approved laboratory for test of SARS-COV-2 may go for a walk-in-sample collection system, maintaining the necessary bio-safety measures.

The intended patients have to be taken to the sample collection unit through the OPD (or Fever Clinic if the patient is symptomatic) and sample is to be taken on Doctor's advice. Social distancing and infection control practices have to be duly maintained in the concerned units.

Reporting from the laboratory will continue as per the existing norms. 
AdvisoryPrivate HospitalsNo end date specifiedNo
CentralAll contributions to “PM CARES Fund” qualifies as CSR expenditure; MCA amends Schedule VII; provisions gain retrospective effect since 28.03.202026-05-2020Any contribution to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Stations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund) will now qualify as Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) expenditure under the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”).

Accordingly, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”), in a Gazette Notification dated 26th May, 2020, has amended Schedule VII which deals with activities which may be included by companies as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility obligations by including contribution to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Stations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund) to this list of activities.

This amendment has been given retrospective effect since 28th March, 2020.

Mandatory All (provided eligibility thresholds are satisfied) No end date specifiedYes
CentralDirector General of ICMR requests States and Union Territories to fix up mutually agreeable prices for RT-PCR test used to detect COVID-1925-05-2020The Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, through a letter dated 25th May, 2020 has requested the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations to negotiate with private labs and fix up mutually agreeable prices for samples being sent by the government and also for private individuals desirous of testing by these laboratories.

This letter has been issued in light of stabilization of testing supplies and procurement of kits from the local market, leading to competitive and reduced pricing of the testing commodities.

The earlier upper ceiling of Rs. 4500/- (notified vide letter dated 17th March, 2020), on RT-PCR test used to detect COVID-19 has been rendered inapplicable now.
MandatoryHuman health and social work activitiesNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraSOP for handling of Domestic Air Travelers arriving in Maharashtra.25-05-2020In a Notification dated 25th May, 2020 the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation Mantralay, Mumbai (“Department”) has rolled out the Standard Operating Procedure (“SOP”) for handling domestic air travellers arriving in Maharashtra.

With a view to harmonise health related instruction for domestic travellers arriving in Maharashtra the present SOP has been issued for strict implementation buy the concerned authorities.

Please refer to Annexure I of the Notification for a detailed read of the Guidelines. 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaKarnataka Allows Domestic Air Travel Of Passengers With Immediate Effect From 25-05-202024-05-2020Pursuant to Ministry of Home Affairs, (Govt. of India) Order dated 20th May 2020, and subsequent Order from the Ministry of Civil Aviation dated 21st May, 2020, Karnataka is one of the first States to notify the lifting of ban on domestic air travel of passengers with immediate effect from 25th May, 2020.

Para 2(i) of the lockdown extension Order of Karnataka has been amended to delete the words 'domestic air travel of passengers'.

The operation of airports and air travel of passengers will be as per the above-mentioned guidelines issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

[For further details on guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Ministry, please refer to summaries dated 21-05-2020].

Furthermore, in light of the commencement of domestic civil flight operations from 25th May, 2020, unhindered/ unrestricted movement of Air Passengers, with valid air ticket, the Airline Staff/ Airport Staff/ Crew members, with valid ID issued by their Company/ Organization, to and from Airport is permitted even during curfew period i.e., 7:00 pm to 7:00 am on all days and in addition from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am on Sundays as per prevailing guidelines and SOPs issued by the Concerned Ministry of Government of India and State Government.
MandatoryTransportation and storage | Public TransportNo end date specifiedNo
CentralMinistry Of Home Affairs Issues Standard Operating Protocol (Sop) For Movement Of Indian Nationals Stranded Outside The Country And For Movement Of Persons Stranded In India Who Are Desirous To Travel Abroad24-05-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, (Govt. of India) has issued Standard Operating Protocols (SOPS), for movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country and of specified persons to travel abroad in supersession of MHA Order dated 5th May, 2020.

Key highlights:

Movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country:

i. Persons to register themselves with the Indian Missions in the country where they are stranded along with necessary details as prescribed by MEA.

ii. Such persons to travel to India by non scheduled commercial flights as allowed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and ships as allowed by the Department of Military Affairs (DMA)/ Ministry of Shipping (MOS).
(Note: Only the crew or staff who have tested COVID-19 negative, will be allowed to operate these flights/ ships;

iii. Priority to be given to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers/ labourers who have been laid off, short term visa holders faced with expiry of visas, persons with medical emergencies, pregnant women or the elderly and those required to return to India due to the death of family member and students;

iv. Cost of travel to be borne by the travellers;

v. MEA will display with at least two days notice, the schedule (day, place and time of arrival) of the incoming flight/ ship, on their online digital platform;

vi. Travellers to provide undertaking that they are making the journey at their own risk;

Movement of persons stranded in India who are desirous to travel abroad:

i. Such persons to apply to the Ministry of Civil Aviation ("MoCA") or to any agency designated by MoCA for such purpose, along with necessary details, including the places of departure and arrival as prescribed by MoCA.

ii. Only those persons will be allowed to travel to the destination countries, who are citizens of such country (s); who hold visa of at least one year duration of that country; green card or OCI card holder. In cases of medical emergency or death in the family, Indian Nationals holding six month visa can also be allowed;

iii. Travel from India shall be by non-scheduled commercial flights that are allowed by the MoCA for bringing back stranded Indian Nationals from abroad;

iv. Indian seafarers/ crew seeking to accept contracts to serve on vehicles abroad, can travel on the non-scheduled commercial flights departing from India under the Vande Bharat Mission or other flights arranged by their employers subject to clearance given by the Ministry of Shipping;

v. Before the tickets of such persons are confirmed, MoCA will ensure that the destination country allows entry of such persons. The conditions (if any) shall need to be fulfilled by the person intending to travel;

vi. Cost of travel (specified by carrier) shall be borne by the traveller (s);

vii. MoCA to ensure that all passengers undergo thermal screening as per health protocol and that only asymptomatic travellers are allowed to board the flight;

viii. While on board the flight, required precautions such as wearing of masks, environmental hygiene, respiratory hygiene, hand hygiene etc. are to be observed by airline staff, crew and all passengers.


For a detailed read, please refer to the corresponding Order (appended)
MandatoryTransportation and storage | Public TransportNo end date specifiedNo
ChhattisgarhState Releases Sop For Residents Returning From Outside Countries. If They Have Quarantined Elsewhere Before Returning To Chhattisgarh, Home Quarantine Would Be Required In The State Otherwise 14 Day Paid Institutional Quarantine Is Mandatory.24-05-2020In hindiTo be provided soonTo be provided soonTo be provided soonTo be provided soon
ChhattisgarhState Releases Sop For Residents Returning From Domestic Flights And Trains. If Home Quarantine Is Not Observable At Home, They Will Be Kept In Institutional Quarantine. A Quarantine Stamp Will Be Pasted Outside Houses For Home Quarantine.24-05-2020In HindiTo be provided soonTo be provided soonTo be provided soonTo be provided soon
BiharDirections Regarding Food Distribution Under Pds To Incoming Migrant Labourers24-05-2020In HindiTo be provided soonTo be provided soonTo be provided soonTo be provided soon
BiharDirections Regarding Identification Of Incoming Migrant Labourers For Pds24-05-2020In HindiTo be provided soonTo be provided soonTo be provided soonTo be provided soon
RajasthanGovernment Of Rajasthan Withdraws Notification Extending Working Hours For Persons Engaged In Factories24-05-2020The Government of Rajasthan has through a notification dated 24th May, 2020 withdrawn the extension in working hours from 8 to 12 hours previously granted through its notifications dated 11th April, 2020 and 24th April, 2020. This is due to the fact that:
(a) Maximum factories have been started.
(b) Workers movement has been started and pass for travel is not required.
(c) Public transport has started in most of area such as Green, Orange Zone etc.
(d) The instructions/guidelines issued by the GOI/GOR to the control of COVID-19
like social distancing, wearing masks etc. are being ensured by the factory
management and the workers.
(e) Workers are fully aware of the effects of COVID-19 and its control measures.
Currently the situation is under control and progressing toward normalcy.
MandatoryFactoriesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralCentral Guidelines for domestic travel (air/train/inter-state bus travel)24-05-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued guidelines  for domestic travel (air/train/inter-state bus travel). Among other items provides for do's and donts, movement details, reporting directions and more.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Uttar PradeshThe Government of Uttar Pradesh issues SOP for travellers reaching Uttar Pradesh by flights 24-05-2020The Government of Uttar Pradesh recently issued a SOP dated May 24, 2020 for people reaching Uttar Pradesh by flights. The SOP states that these travellers will be required to register themselves on the link https://reg.upcovid.in as given in the SOP by providing traveller’s details such as name, age, mobile, arrival date, return date, mode of journey, Traveller’s local stay address, which state and district they have travelled from etc as given in the Annexure -1 of the SOP.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
OdishaGovernment of Odisha issues Standard Operating Procedures for inter state passengers to Odisha24-05-2020The Government of Odisha has issued the standard operating procedures for guidance for persons entering Odisha from other states at various check posts, airports and seaports. These include health screening, tests, isolation and quarantine on a need basis of the passengers. Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralCentral Guidelines for domestic travel (air/train/inter-state bus travel)24-05-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued guidelines  for domestic travel (air/train/inter-state bus travel). Among other items provides for do's and donts, movement details, reporting directions and more.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Andhra PradeshInfrastructure & Investment Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh issues SOP for resumption of domestic flight operations in the State24-05-2020The Infrastructure and Investment Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued the standard operating procedures for guidance for persons entering Andhra Pradesh from other states via the domestic airport. These include health screening, tests, isolation and quarantine on a need basis of the passengers. Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
AssamGovernment of Assam issues SOP for Air Passengers24-05-2020The Government of Assam in order to ensure safety of the passengers during prevailing circumstances due to Covid 19 pandemic has issued health protocols for compliance in respect of air passengers on arrival and departure within the State of Assam to be implemented in conjunction with the guidelines issues by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Department issues Standard Operating Procedures for inter state passengers to Karnataka24-05-2020The Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Department has issued the standard operating procedures for guidance for persons entering Tamil Nadu from other states at the various airports in Tamil Nadu. These include health screening, tests, isolation and quarantine on a need basis of the passengers. Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshDistrict Magistrate Of Lahaul & Sipti, Himachal Pradesh Extends Prohibitory Orders In The District Till 30Th June 202023-05-2020The District Magistrate of Lahaul & Spiti, Himachal Pradesh vide order dated 23rd May 2020 extends prohibitory orders (Section 144 (4) of Cr Pc) in the district till 30th June 2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020No
CentralCovid-19 – Regulatory Package23-05-2020In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the RBI, with a view to prevent financial burden has released detailed instructions and announced the following relaxations / exemptions and extensions:

1. Rescheduling of Payments - Due to lockdown extensions on account of COVID-19 all commercial banks (including regional rural banks, small finance banks and local area banks), co-operative banks, All-India Financial Institutions, and Non-banking Financial Companies (including housing finance companies) (“lending institutions”) are permitted to extend the moratorium by another three months i.e. from June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 on payment of all instalments in respect of term loans (including agricultural term loans, retail and crop loans).

In addition to that, in respect of working capital facilities sanctioned in the form of cash credit/overdraft (“CC/OD”), lending institutions are permitted to allow a deferment of another three months, from June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, on recovery of interest applied in respect of all such facilities. Lending institutions are permitted, at their discretion, to convert the accumulated interest for the deferment period up to August 31, 2020, into a funded interest term loan (FITL) which shall be repayable not later than March 31, 2021.

2. Easing of working capital financing - borrowers facing stress on account of the economic fallout of the pandemic in respect of working capital facilities sanctioned in the form of CC/OD, the lending institutions may recalculate the 'drawing power' by reducing the margins till August 31, 2020 and review the working capital sanctioned limits upto March 31, 2020 based on reassessment of the working capital cycle.

3. Asset Classification - The conversion of accumulated interest into FITL, as permitted above, and the changes in the credit terms permitted to the borrowers to specifically tide over economic fallout from COVID-19 mentioned, will not be treated as concessions granted due to financial difficulty of the borrower, under Paragraph 2 of the Annex to the Reserve Bank of India (Prudential Framework for Resolution of Stressed Assets) Directions, 2019 dated June 7, 2019 (‘Prudential Framework’), and consequently, will not result in asset classification downgrade.

In respect of accounts classified as standard as on February 29, 2020, even if overdue, the moratorium period, wherever granted in respect of term loans, shall be excluded by the lending institutions from the number of days past-due for the purpose of asset classification under the IRAC norms. The asset classification for such accounts shall be determined on the basis of revised due dates and the revised repayment schedule.
Further, all other provisions of circulars dated March 27, 2020 and April 17, 2020 shall remain applicable as it is.
Mandatory AllDifferent timeline for separate actionsNo
Dadra and Nagar HaveliUT Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli releases SOP for passengers of Domestic Flights/Helicopters23-05-2020The UT Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has issued the standard operating procedures for guidance for persons entering the UT from other states through domestic flights/Helicopters. These include health screening, tests, isolation and quarantine on a need basis of the passengers. Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Daman and DiuUT Administration of Daman and Diu releases SOP for passengers of Domestic Flights/Helicopters23-05-2020The UT Administration of Daman and Diu has issued the standard operating procedures for guidance for persons entering the UT from other states through domestic flights/Helicopters. These include health screening, tests, isolation and quarantine on a need basis of the passengers. Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
MeghalayaSOP for Returnees by Flights23-05-2020It has been made mandatory that no permission will be given till 10th June, 2020 to pick-up these passengers from Guwahati Airport or Guwahati Railway station as all such persons are required to undergo the testing protocol prescribed by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya. MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNO
Andaman and NicobarUT Administration of Andaman and Nicobar Islands issues SOPs for Returnees by Flights and for Evacuation of Persons by Ship23-05-2020Pursuant to Ministry of Home Affairs, (Govt. of India) Order dated 20th May 2020, and subsequent Order from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) dated 21st May, 2020, Union Territory Administration of Andaman and Nicobar has notified the lifting of ban on domestic air travel of passengers with immediate effect from 25th May, 2020.

The operation of airports and air travel of passengers will be as per the above-mentioned guidelines issued by the(MoCA. [For further details on guidelines issued by the MoCA, please refer to summaries dated 21-05-2020].

The Union Territory Administration of Andaman and Nicobar has revised the SOP to be followed by all passengers, Airport Authority, airline operators and others concerned. The following are the highlights of the revised SOP for air travel:
i. As per MoCA order dated 21.05.2020 all airline operators shall share the passenger manifest of each flight in the prescribed format with the UT administration in advance.
ii. On arrival, thermal screening of passengers shall be done by the local authorities.
iii. At the point of screening, all passengers shall share their contact details and residential address of A&N Islands with the administration for record.
iv. All asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel to their residence / next destination by local / private transport.
v. All symptomatic / suspect cases in passengers, as assessed by the health authorities will be isolated at the designated COVID Care Centre (CCC).

Through the present press release Union Territory Administration of Andaman and Nicobar has allowed inhabitants of the islands with no travel history from 25.3.2020 onwards to travel to other islands without any restrictions, after thermal screening at point of embarkation. It has also been clarified that persons coming by air will not be required to home quarantine anymore.

The press release also laid down 'SOP for Evacuation of Persons by Ship'.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Jammu and KashmirSOP for Returnees by Flights23-05-2020The Jammu & Kashmir Government has added its own SOP to be followed in the state to address the instances of people returning to state by flight. Details on page 7-12 of document in link.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabSOP for Returnees by Flights23-05-2020The Punjab Government has added its own SOP to be followed in the state to address the instances of people returning to state by flight. Details on page 21-24 of document in link.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabExtension of timeline to affix high security registration plates on vehicles in Punjab till 30.06.2020.23-05-2020The Punjab Government has extended the time limit for vehicle owners of the state to get the High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) affixed on their vehicles till June 30, 2020, as a final opportunity to comply with the mandatory requirement.

HSRP of the vehicles manufactured from April, 2019 onwards are to be affixed from the respective agencies from where the vehicles have been purchased.

In addition to existing 22 fitment centers at district headquarters, 45 additional fitment centers have been established at Sub Divisional Level.  Keeping in view social distancing norms for prevention of COVID19, vehicle owners will not be required to go to fitment centers and wait for their turn. An online system of pre-booking an appointment as per convenience and payment of the fees has been activated on the website www.Punjabhsrp.in  in addition to a mobile application HSRP PUNJAB.

In order to facilitate the public further and to prevent exploitation, the facility fitment of HSRP at Home has also been provided. This facility is optional whereby vehicle owners can avail the facility by paying a facilitation charge of Rupees 100/- for 2 and 3 wheeler and Rs.150/- for four wheelers and above.
 
There will also be a helpline No. 7888498859 and 7888498853, and email.customer.care@hsrppunjab.com to guide the vehicle owners for any query in this regard.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
PunjabGrant of Consent to Establish (CTE)/ Consent to Operate (CTO) to green category industries across in Punjab on the basis of ‘self-certification’ to promote ease of doing business23-05-2020The Punjab Government has decided to grant Consent to Establish (CTE)/ Consent to Operate ( CTO) to green category industries across the state on the basis of ‘self-certification’ to promote ease of doing business curtailing average timeline of 21 days to only one day by granting CTEs/CTOs to industries under Green Category on the same day i.e., on the day of filing the application on the online portal.

The service has already been made available to the industries by Punjab Pollution Control Board by starting the auto grant of said clearances.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh issues SOP for movement of travellers by domestic flights and trains to the state of Himachal Pradesh23-05-2020The Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority vide letter dated 23rd May 2020 has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for travellers by Domestic Air and Train to the state of Himachal Pradesh.

The Key points of the SOP are: -
1. Arogya Setu app is a must for travellers.
2. Social distancing norms to be followed strictly.
3. Thermal screening to be done at entry point.
4. Air ticket, valid boarding pass and confirmed train ticket will be a valid document for passengers to travel beyond the airport / station after de-boarding.
5. Passengers coming from Red zones will have to mandatorily go under institutional quarantine. Passengers from other zones to be kept under home quarantine.

Please download the document for a detailed read. 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaKarnataka Government Exempts All Factories From Labour Law Provisions On Working Hours On Weekly And Daily Basis For Three Months Till 21 August.22-05-2020The Karnataka Government has issued vide notification dated 22nd of May 2020 allowing Factories to extend working hours up to 10 hours a day and 60 hours a week till August 21, 2020. The notification further states that no adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than ten hours in any day and sixty hours in any week.

Provisions regarding overtime wages shall continue to be applicable without any change.
MandatoryManufacturing21-08-2020Yes
KeralaKerala Government Issues Covid 19 Health Advisory For Drivers, Crew And Passengers Of Taxis And Interstate Vehicles22-05-2020The Government of Kerala has issued a Covid 19 Health Advisory for drivers, crew and passengers of taxis and interstate vehicles in order to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid among the drivers and passengers. Please refer to the attached document to view the advisory in detail.MandatoryTransport ServicesNo end date has been specifiedNo
KarnatakaKarnataka Department Of Health And Family Welfare Issues Standars Operating Procedures For Inter State Passengers To Karnataka22-05-2020Karnataka Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued the standard operating procedures for guidance for persons entering Karnataka from other states at various check posts, airports and seaports. These include health screening, tests, isolation and quarantine on a need basis of the passengers.
Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KeralaCovid-19 Health Advisory For Drivers, Crew And Passengers Of Taxis And Interstate Vehicles22-05-2020In order to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID among the drivers and passengers, the following advisory is issued -
Drivers & crew:
1. The drivers and crew (conductors, cleaners and helpers) shall wear three-layer mask mandatorily while travelling and in public places.
2. Drivers and crew shall wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially before and after getting in and out of the vehicle.
3. The passengers shall always be seated on the rear seat of the taxi and not in the front seat.
4. The driver shall instruct the passengers to cover their nose and mouth with face mask throughout the journey. Those who da not cover the nose and mouth properly shall not be allowed to enter the vehicle.
5. Always maintain social distancing with pasengers and guests (mimimum one metre) as far as possible.
6. Avoid contact with hand baggage and personal items of passengers, request the passengers to handle the same. If unavoidable, immediately clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub after handling the baggage.
7. Passenger transporting vehicles (taxis) are advised to have transparent separation (polycarbon sheet or such material) between the front row having driver’s seat and the back seats.
8. Driver shall not use AC and drive with the windows open to ensure free air circulation inside the vehicle.
9. Driver shall provide hand sanitizer in the vehicle and dispense the same to the hands of all travelers before entering the vehicle.
10. Consumption of eafables inside the vehicle shall be prohibited.
11. If driver develops flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, cold, throaf pain, etc.) he/she shall call DISHA helpline 0471-2552056 or 1056 to know the nearest health facility to report to for assisfance.
12. Avoid touching ‘commonly touched’ surfaces like railings, door handles etc as far as possible.
13. Avoid touching face, lips, nose, eyes, etc.
14. Avoid physical touch greetings with other persons like handshakes, hugging etc.
15. Enquire about the health status of the crew/passengers present on the journey, if anyone has flu-like symptoms they should call DISHA for further guidance.
1 6.Sick persons should be transported via ambulance.
17. Drivers shall keep a log book with the name, place and phone number of passengers travelling every day.
18. Co-drivers, conductors and cleaners shall also practice the measures described above.
19. Clean and disinfect the vehicle after each journey (using 1% bleach solution, Lysol / Silvox / ecoshield etc). Keep the windows open to ensure that the vehicle is dry before the next journey.
Passengers:
1. Passengers should ensure that they are not having fever, cough, sorethoroat or other respiratory symptoms before the journey. Symptomatic persons should not travel.
2. The passengers shall wear masks properly at all times during the journey.
3. The pasengers shall sanitize hands each time while entering or exiting the vehicle as well as frequently while travelling.
4. The passengers are advised to carry extra masks and sanitizers along with the them during the journey
5. If any passenger develops symptoms, he/she shall contact DISHA/concerned state help line phone numbers for guidance on seeking health care. He/she should be provided a separate seat towards the corner of the vehicle.
6. The pasengers shall maintain social distancing while boarding and disembarking large passenger vehicles.
7. Passengers shall carry minimum luggage and handle their baggage themselves as far as possible.
8. Passengers are advised to bring only one person to see off or receive them
AdvisoryPublic transportNo end date has been specifiedNo
CentralRbi Extends Time Limits For Settlement Of Normal Imports Payment22-05-2020RBI has extended the time period for completion of remittances against such normal imports (except in cases where amounts are withheld towards guarantee of performance etc.) from six months to twelve months from the date of shipment for such imports made on or before July 31, 2020.
Authorised Dealer Category -I to inform their constituents.
MandatoryImporters 31-07-2021No
CentralRbi Relaxes Voluntary Retention Route For Foreign Portfolio Investors Investment In Debt22-05-2020RBI allows Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) that have been allotted investment limits, between January 24, 2020 (the date of reopening of allotment of investment limits) and April 30, 2020, an additional time of three months to invest 75% of their CPS. For FPIs availing the additional time, the retention period for the investments (committed by them at the time of allotment of investment limit) would be reset to commence from the date that the FPI invests 75% of CPS.
These directions are without prejudice to permissions/ approvals, if any, required under any other law.
MandatoryForeign Portfolio Investors 31-07-2020No
Arunachal PradeshAll non-essential entries from Sonari (Assam) into Longing is banned22-05-2020In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Longding District in Arunachal Pradesh, the following directions have been passed for strict compliance -

1. Unauthorised entry of labourers/construction workers/businessmen/salesman etc. into Longding District is strictly prohibited.
2. Inter-State entry of persons without valid movement pass into Longding District will not be allowed.
3. No movement pass will be issued to any individual for travel to Assam and back except medical emergency cases with referral from MO concerned.
4. However, movement for essential services will be allowed for which movement pass is to be obtained from DC's Office, Longding/ADC's office, Kanubari.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
ChhattisgarhStandard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed by passengers coming to Chhattisgarh via domestic flights and normal trains from other states22-05-2020The Chhattisgarh Government recently issued a Direction dated May 22, 2020 regarding Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed by passengers coming to Chhattisgarh via domestic flights and normal trains from other states.

It also provides a link http://epass.cgcovid19.in for people to register themselves who want to return to Chhattisgarh. It also states that such people returning will have to be quarantined whether at home or paid quarantined or official quarantined. Further, it lists the arrangements at the airport, railway station along with transportation arrangements. 
MandatoryAll persons coming to Chhattisgarh via domestic flights and normal trainsNo end date specifiedNo
MizoramGovernment of Mizoram issues directions to be followed by all persons entering the state through Lengpui Airport22-05-2020The Government of Mizoram has mandated all persons returning to the state through Lengpui Airport to abide by the following rules -
i. Intimate flight and ticket details to the resident representative of the Government of Mizoram in the proforma in Annexure I.
ii. Obtain movement permit from the Home Department, Mizoram
iii. Persons arriving at Lengpui Airport to undergo mandatory screening for COVID symptoms and Rapid Antibody test
iv. All persons arriving in the state to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days
v. All passengers to certify their health status through the Arogya Setu app or through self declaration in Annexure 2.

Please refer to Page 61 of the attached document for a detailed read.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralManufacturers of PPE coveralls can get themselves registered on the CDSCO online portal22-05-2020The Central Drugs Standers Control Organization vide its notification dated 22nd May 2020 has directed the manufacturer of medical devices including PPE coveralls to get themselves registered voluntarily on the CDSCO medical device online portal cdscomdonline.gov.in. and to secure a registration number from CDSCO which shall be a benchmark for their quality management system.AdvisoryManufacturer of medical devices including PPE coveralls No end date specifiedNo
Madhya PradeshCOVID state fever clinic information22-05-2020In a Notification dated 22nd May, 2020 the Madhya Pradesh Government has issued an Order related to publicity of fever / flu clinics established under Covid-19. For prevention of the spread of the coronavirus, it is necessary to identify the initial symptoms of the virus and start the treatment process without delay.  Information about the fever / flu clinics established in the district has been made available to at the state level.  Accordingly, the information regarding all medical colleges affiliated hospitals, district hospitals, civil hospitals, private hospitals, clinics, urban primary health centers, sanjeevani clinics and civil dispensaries in urban areas and community health centers and primary health centers in rural areas operate fever / flu clinics should reach as many people as possible and they can take timely and maximum benefit of this health facility,  Further, the information should be passed through various communication channels.  For a detailed read of the Order, please refer to the attached document.AdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
TripuraTripura exempts factories in Tripura from following provisions relating to weekly and hours, interval of rest and spreadover specified under the Factories Act, 1948 with conditions for the next 3 months21-05-2020The Government of Tripura has exempted factories in Tripura from following provisions relating to weekly and hours, interval of rest and spreadover specified under the Factories Act, 1948 for the next 3 months subject to the below mentioned conditions -
i. Adult workers are not to be required to work more than 12 hours a day and 72 hours in a week.
ii. The periods of work are to be fixed each day, with no period exceeding 6 hours, after which workers are to be given rest for atleast half an hour.
iii. No female workers is to be required to work between 7pm and 6am.
iv. Salary/wages are to be in proportion of the existing rate
The Government has also increased the threshold of the number of workers under the definition of 'Factory' from 10 to 20, with the aid of power and 20 to 40, without the aid of power. 
MandatoryManufacturing industries21-08-2020No
CentralHome Secretary, Government Of India, Requests All State (Chief Secretaries) And Union Territories (Administrators) To Ensure Implementation Of Measures Mandated By The Mha Guidelines At All Levels21-05-2020The Home Secretary, Government of India (“Home Secretary”) through DO Letter [No. 40-10/2020-DM-I(A)] dated 21st May, 2020 has requested all the respective State (Chief Secretaries) and Union Territories (Administrators) to ensure that all measures that have been mandated by the MHA guidelines are adhered to at all levels.

This letter has been issued in light of the various media reports and other sources regarding the violations in the implementation of MHA guidelines.

Some of the specific points for special consideration are as follows:

i. National Directives for COVID-19 management to be followed throughout the country;

ii. Proper delineation and demarcation of containment zones;

iii. Effective implementation of containment measures within these zones;

iv. States to decide and issue guidelines (in accordance with the MHA guidelines) on activities prohibited or allowed with restrictions, and ensure strict implementation of such guidelines; and

v. ensure that local authorities issue orders in the entirety of their jurisdiction for imposition of night curfew/ prohibition on all non-essential activities between 7 pm and 7 am.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaKarnataka Department Of Health And Family Welfare Issues Standars Operating Procedures For International Returnees To The State21-05-2020Karnataka Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued the standard operating procedures for guidance for international returnees to Karnataka. These include health screening, tests, isolation and quarantine on a need basis of the passengers.
Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaKarnataka Issues Revised Laboratory Testing Protocol21-05-2020Karnataka Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued revised guidelines for COVID testing protocols for laboratories. The protocol calls out the timeline for testing of individuals who have undertaken international travel, been in contact with confirmed COVID positive cases, health care workers involved in mitigation and containment of COVID, patients of SARI, ILI patients from containment and buffer zones, inter-state returnees/migrants. The districts sending samples to various labs need to ensure that the samples are collected and sent in different boxes labelled according to the categories of individuals from whom the sample is being taken.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
MeghalayaList Of Hospitals Designated For Covid-19 Suspect And Infected Cases21-05-2020The Meghalaya Government has issued a list of hospitals that are specifically designated to handle COVID-19 cases. List of the cases are in attached doc/link.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
SikkimSop For Screening Of The Passenger At The Check Post21-05-2020The Sikkim Government has issued a SOP for Screening of the passenger at the check post. Among other things it provides for hygiene and screening procedures, registrations, quarantine measures and more.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralImmunization Services During And Post Covid-19 Outbreak21-05-2020The Ministry of Health & Family has issued a guideline for carrying out general immunisation services. The guideline lays out the delivery method, outreach and other particulars to be followed by healthcare providers.MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
CentralCdsco Issues List Of Approved Covid-19 Testing Kit Providers21-05-2020The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization has issued a list of companies that are permitted to make Rapid / CLIA / ELISA COVID-19 testing kits. Details provided in the link.MandatoryPharmaceutical, HealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
CentralCdsco Issues List Of Approved Covid-19 Pcr Testing Kit Providers21-05-2020The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization has issued a list of companies that are permitted to make PCR COVID-19 testing kits. Details provided in the link.MandatoryPharmaceutical, HealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
Dadra and Nagar HaveliThe Collectorate Of Dadra And Nagar Haveli Grants Permission To Operate Offices, Workplaces, Factories And Establishments Under Certain Conditions.21-05-2020The Collectorate of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, by an order dated 21-05-2020, granted permission to operate offices, workplaces, factories and establishments under certain conditions. 1. The industries shall work only with the labours and employees in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. 2. All common areas should be disinfected completely using user friendly disinfectant mediums. 3. For workers coming from outside the industrial units campus, special transportation should be provided with prior approval. The vehicles should be allowed to work only with 30-40%. 4. Vehicles and machineries entering should be disinfected. 5. Medical insurance for workers is mandatory. 6. Provision for hand wash and hand sanitizers must be made. 7. Meetings of 10 or more people should be discouraged. Seating should be at least 6 feet away. 8. Not more than 2/4 persons will be allowed in lifts or hoists. 9. Use of staircase for climbing should be encouraged 10. Hospitals/clinics in the nearby areas which are authorized to treat COVID -19 patients should be identified and listed. 11. Addition or re-enforcement of workforce has to be duly informed. 12. An incident management team should be set up. 13. Biometric attendance system should be withheld 14. Thermal scanning should be practiced. 15. Arogya Setu app should be installed. 16. Face masks should be provided to all workers and ensured that it is worn at all times. 17. Wearing of face cover/ mask is compulsory in workplaces. 18. Sufficient provisions have to be made for frequent hand washing and supply of soap/ hand wash and sanitizers to be provided for all the workers. 19. Cleaning and sanitizing should be done at least 3 times a day. 20. Industry should ensure a gap of one hour between shifts. There should not be any overlapping shifts. 21. The vehicle used for the purpose of transportation of worker should be parked inside the premises. 22. Industrial workers residing in nearby areas will be allowed to go to the industries by walk, however maintaining social distancing. 23. Maintain minimum footfall in the factory. 24. Large meetings are prohibited. 25. If meetings are unavoidable, maximum 5 person at a gap of 6 feet from each other should be maintained. 26. Each industry should have a designated area for isolation of a symptomatic worker. 27. Symptomatic workers should be advised to stay at home. 28. Spitting and chewing tobacco is prohibited . 29. Intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices should be provided. 30. All payments of wages to be paid by the 5th of every month. 31. Necessary should be submitted. 32. Industries which falls in containment zone shall be treated as suspended.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaMovement Of People Across Districts In Karnataka21-05-2020In view of more relaxations for the movement of people & exemptions to many economic activities, the restrictions on inter-district movement of people has been revisited by the Government. It has now been decided that there will be no inter-district check-posts for health screening in Karnataka. Any health screening for passengers travelling in public transport (buses & trains) will be done at the origin of the journey and all those passengers found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.
Those who are found symptomatic should be taken to fever clinics for further examination. The agencies running public transport (KSRTC & others, Indian Railways, Private bus operators) should ensure health screening of passengers before the start of journey. There will be no health screening of passengers travellimng by private vehicles across districts in Karnataka.
MandatoryPublic transportNo end date has been specifiedNo
KarnatakaSop For Hair-Cutting Salons And Parlours21-05-2020In view of ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the following advisory is issued:
1. Person with fever, cold, cough and throat pain shall NOT be allowed inside
2. Persons without face masks (clients and staff) shall not be allowed inside.
3. Hand sanitizers shall be made available at entry.
4. All Staff shall wear face mask, head cover and apron at all times and
compulsorily.
5. Disposable towel/paper sheet shall be used for each client
6. All equipment’s shall be sanitised after each use on a client using 7% Lysol
for 30 minutes. It is advised to have multiple sets while one set is
disinfected and other can be used.
7. Staff should sanitise their hands after every haircut.
8. Appointments or token system to be adopted to stagger clients entry.
9. Adequate spacing (at least 1 metre) shall be maintained for seating
10. All common areas, floors, lifts, lounge / area, staircase, and handrails
must be disinfected with 1% sodium hypochlorite solution (minimum
twice daily)
11.Carpets and floor area shall be cleaned frequently
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12.Sharp waste which includes blades, disposable razors etc shall be
collected in puncture proof, leak proof white container with 1% sodium
hypochlorite solution. The container once 3/4th filled shall be handed over
to biomedical waste disposal agency
13.Display Posters at the entrance about cough etiquette and social
distancing. Kindly visit https://karunadu.karnataka.gov.in/hfw for more
details
14.All staff and helpers shall be educated to use face masks and cough
etiquette, if they are found to be symptomatic for COVID 19, they shall be
immediately referred to fever clinic or to call Apthamitra helpline 14410.
They shall not enter the premises till complete recovery.
MandatorySalonsNo end date has been specifiedNo
Andhra PradeshGuidelines For Receiving, Testing And Institutional Quarantine Of Persons Coming From Other States And From Abroad21-05-2020All the persons coming by buses with proper permission from AP can be allowed to go to the concerned district reception centre with proper intimation to the DRC with police assistance.
All the persons coming by buses without permission from AP and only with permision from the originating State, their details need to be uploaded in the SPANDANA mobile application and then only be allowed to go to the District Reception Centre.

The details of all persons coming by personal vehicles or walk shall be recorded in the SPANDANA mobile app and send to the nearest facility identified to accommodate such persons. These persons need to be tested for COVID-19 as per the protocol given by HM & FW department.

Similarly, the people coming by special trains and Shramik trains run by Railways need to be sent to the District Reception Centre.
MandatoryPublic transportNo end date has been specifiedNo
CentralOffice Memorandum Directing Manufacturers/Importers/Suppliers Of N95 Masks To Maintain Parity In Prices21-05-2020In the wake of the prevailing situation due to COVID-19, the Government is striving to ensure uninterrupted supply of N-95 masks in adequate quantity primarily for the health workers. For this, the Government is procuring largest chunk of the N-95 masks directly from the manufacturers/importers/suppliers at bulk rates ex-factory prices. However, it has been noticed that other procurers (non government entities) are getting N-95 masks at differential prices.
Thus, in order to ensure availaibility of these masks at affordable prices, this Office Memorandum has directed the manufacturers/importers/suppliers of N95 masks to maintain parity in prices for non-government procurements and to make available the same at reasonable prices.
AdvisoryManufacturers/importers/suppliers of N95 masksNo end date has been specifiedNo
GujaratGujarat Government Issues Additional Guidelines For Lockdown 4 To Be Effective Till 31St Of May 202021-05-2020In the wake of the prevailing situation due to COVID-19, the the Government of Gujarat has issued additional guidelines on 19th May 2020 on the on top of the original order dated 18th May 2020.MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
HaryanaThe Office Of The District Magistrate In Rewari, Haryana Has Issued Fresh Lockdown Guidelines To Be Followed Till The 31St Of May 202021-05-2020The Office of the District Magistrate in Rewari, Haryana has issued fresh lockdown guidelines to be followed till the 31st of May 2020. Please refer attached document for detailsMandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
CentralFssai Issues Directions Regarding Display Of "Date Of Manufacturing" & "Best Before Date" In Case Of Sweets21-05-2020In view of the disruption and lockdown due to Covid 19 pandemic in the country, FSSAI has decided to extend the date of enforcement for display of "Date of Manufacturing" & "Best Before date of non packaged/loose sweets on their container/tray at the outlet for sale from 1st June 2020 to 1st August 2020.MandatoryFood Business01-08-2020No
CentralMinistry Of Civil Aviation Issues Guidelines To Be Followed By Passengers And Major Stakeholders During Air Travel21-05-2020Pursuant to Ministry of Home Affairs, (Govt. of India) Order dated 20th May 2020, allowing recommencement of domestic air travel from 25th May, 2020, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued General instructions; Guidelines to be followed by passengers; and Specific Operating Guidelines for major stakeholders (Airlines, Airport Operators, Ground Handling Agencies, etc.)

General:

i. On commencement, limited operations (about 1/3rd) would be permitted;

ii. Further augmentation of flights to be done in a calibrated manner;

iii. Vulnerable persons, such as the elderly, pregnant ladies, passengers with health issues are advised to avoid air travel;

iv. No physical check-in at airport counters would be done. Only those passengers with confirmed web check-in shall be allowed to enter the airport;

v. Airlines to adhere to the lower and upper limits of fares prescribed by the Ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic;

vi. A self-declaration / Aarogya Setu App status (for compatible device) would also be obtained that the passenger is free of COVID-19 symptoms;

(Note: Passengers with "Red" status in Aarogya Setu App would not be permitted to travel)

vii. Passengers will be required to wear the protective gear (Face mask);

viii. The airlines shall not provide meal services on board;

ix. Cabin crew required to be in full protective suit;

x. Only one check-in bag will be allowed;

xi. No newspaper or magazines shall be provided on board by the airlines;

x. Use of baggage trolleys to be minimised;

xi. Passengers to report at least two hours before departure time;

x. Airlines to furnish the passengers manifest to the State / Union Territory Governments as per requirement;

Detailed guidelines to be followed by passengers:

These guidelines have been divided into four parts consisting of the following:

i. 'Origin to airport' which includes steps like:

a. Passengers to familiarize themselves about the new procedures at the airport, especially about social distancing, minimum touch, baggage limitations,

b. Passengers to ensure wearing of protective gear and continue to wear the mask during the journey;

c. Passengers staying inside containment zone to not travel; also whoever has tested positive for COVID-19 to not travel;

d. Passengers to provide/ certify status of health through Aarogya Setu app or a self-declaration form (Boarding pass shall be issued only after obtaining the declaration from the passenger;

ii. 'At the airport' which includes steps like:

a. Passengers to adhere to social distancing which would be specified at the airports through markings like circle, square or tensor barrier as specified at the airport to be used by the passenger;

b. Passengers to complete check-in procedure and baggage drop of at least 60 minutes before departure;

c. While going around F&B, retail outlets, etc, passengers should maintain hygiene and should be aware of the social distancing and locations where sanitizers would be available;

d. Passengers to dispose of all bio hazardous material like used masks, gloves, tissues etc. in the yellow coloured disposable bins/ bags placed at strategic locations at the airport;

e. Collect safety kit (three layered surgical masks, face shield and sanitizer) from the airlines near the boarding gate. Passengers to wear masks, face shield and sanitize their hands before proceeding to the boarding gate for scanning of the boarding pass;

iii. 'In the aircraft' which includes steps such as:

a. Hygiene and sanitation to be maintained by passengers throughout the flight; minimization of face to face interactions;

b. Passengers to minimize use of lavatory and avoid any non-essential movement in the aisles;

c. Passengers not allowed to consume any eatables inside the aircraft during the flight;

d. If passenger feels uncomfortable, fatigued or have cough, it should be brought to the notice of the crew for handling the passenger;

iv. 'From airport to destination' which includes steps like:

a. Sequential disembarkation, where passengers are advised to follow instructions and not rush to the exit gate;

b. Social distancing/ sanitation should be maintained at the arrival gate, aerobridges, coaches, jet ladders, ramps etc.

c. Transit passengers not allowed to come out of the transit area;

d. On arrival at the destination, travelling passengers will have to adhere to such health protocols as prescribed by the destination State/ Union Territory.

Measures to be taken by Airlines:

Airlines to make arrangements to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

i. Pre-Departure:

a. Disseminate information regarding precautionary measures to be taken by passengers;

b. Airlines to train / educate their staff and the staff of the ground handlers about the various measures that need to be taken;

c. Aircrafts to be sanitized after every trip and at the end of the day, as per protocols prescribed by the DGCA;

d. All tickets to be sold electronically;

ii. Arrival at the airport:

a. Inform the passenger that the reporting time at the airport is at least two hours before the scheduled time of departure.

b. Ensure that all their staff is adequately trained about the various protective measures

c. The body temperature of each passenger to be taken. Symptomatic passengers should not be allowed to enter the airport. Passengers denied travel due high temperature or age to be permitted to change their date of travel without penalty. Airlines to keep all such records.

iii. Baggage Drop Facilities:

a. Airlines should provide enough number of counters to facilitate easy baggage drop by the passengers;

b. Frontline staff to wear mandatory Protective gear at aII counters and ensure safe distance while accepting baggage.

c. Only one hand baggage and one piece of checked-in baggage (20 kg) to be permitted in initial phase;

d. The baggage drop procedure to be completed at least 60 minutes before departure;

At the Boarding Gate:

a. Airlines to make€ announcements at the waiting area and educate the passengers;

b. Boarding to commence 60 minutes before departure and gate to close at D-20 minutes;

c. The body temperature of each passenger to be taken at the boarding. Symptomatic passengers should not be permitted to board the aircraft

d. No passenger to be allowed to board without face mask;

e. Airlines should ensure that there is no crowding on the step ladder. The grab rails of the step ladder should be sanitized continuously;

Inside the Aircraft:

i. Hygiene and sanitation to be maintained by passengers;

ii. Hand baggage to be restricted to bare minimum. Storage bins to be closed as soon as full so as to avoid unwarranted touch;

iii. Passenger to be advised to minimize use of lavatory and to avoid any nonessential movement in the aisles;

iv. There shall be no meal services in the aircraft. Water bottle to be made available in the galley area or on the seats;

v. Repeated announcements to be made w-r.t. COVID-I9 safety protocols;

vi. There would be no onboard sale of any item to minimize physical contact;

vii. Suspension of all on-board sales;

General

i. Airlines to do health check-up of all crew regularly.

ii. All flying crew to be given full protective suits;

iii. Strict norms to be put in place to ensue restricted entry of ground staff in the aircraft and particularly the cockpit;

iv. If any crew or other staff comes in contact ofCOVID-19 patient or exposed to possible infection, the APHO at the airport to be contacted. Airport operation and Health officials to have well defined processes to handle COVID-19 positive cases or any other health emergency;

Measures to be taken at the Airports

The Airport operators shall make all arrangements to ensure that the risk of transmission of COVID-l9 virus is minimized.

Social distancing measures shall be enforced for the passengers at the airports. The airport operators shall take adequate sanitization measures.

At Airport entry:

i. Only passengers with departures in the next four hours or less to be allowed inside the airport:

ii. Prominently display the precautionary measures that need to be taken by all staff and passengers;

iii. Passengers & staff showing any symptoms, Aarogya Setu App not showing "green' are not to be allowed to enter the terminal building;

iv. Mats / carpet soaked with bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite solution) to be placed at entrance for disinfecting shoes;

Inside the terminal building:

i. Ensure social distance markings and separated seating in the forecourt area.

ii. Prominently display the precautionary measures that need to be taken by all staff and passengers;

iii. Provide a clear transparent glass shield on a pedestal to act as a barrier between passenger / staff and CISF ASG personnel at the entry gates;

iv. Social distancing norms for all queues to be strictly adhered to at the entry gate;

v. Airports to ensure easy availability of hand sanitizer at all entry points and also to be available at various touch points;

vi. Disinfect all surfaces /touch points every 30 minutes like rails near the entry gate etc.

vii. All wash rooms to be sanitized continuously;

viii. Special bins to be placed for disposal of used material like masks etc. Such waste to be handled and disposed as per the prescribed procedures;

Security Hold Area (After Security Check):

i. The entry to lounges, Prayer room, Kids play room, smoking room etc. to be highly regulated. No reading material / non-essential loose items to be kept.

ii. Prominently display the precautionary measures that need to be taken by all staff and passengers;

iii. Passengers to be informed about the precautionary measures through displays, announcements and if required assistance by trained persons;

iv. Provide a clear nonparent glass shield on a pedestal to act as a barrier between passenger / staff at the boarding counter.

v. Ensure sanitization of the buses used by passengers at regular intervals;

Upon Arrival at Destination:

i. Ensure social distance markings in arrival gates, aerobridges, coaches, step ladders, ramps. Availability of hand sanitizers at exit points of aerobridge before baggage collection area.

ii. Take measures to avoid bunching of passengers and travellators;

iii. Transit passengers not to be allowed to come out of transit area

For a detailed read, please refer to the corresponding Order (appended)
MandatoryTransportation and storage | Public TransportNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraGovernment of Maharashtra adds Nagpur Municipal Corporation under the Red Zone list under the Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines21-05-2020The Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 21st May, 2020 amended the Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines within the state and added the Nagpur Municipal Corporation as a Red Zone area with the state.MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
CentralNPPA directs manufacturers/importers/ suppliers of N-95 masks to maintain parity in prices for non governmental procurements 21-05-2020Due to disparity in the prices at which non governmental entities are procuring N-95 masks, the NPPA has directed all manufacturers/importers/suppliers of N-95 masks to maintain parity in prices for non governmental procurements and to make the same available at reasonable prices. It has also warned against the hoarding, blackmarketing and high pricing of N-95 masks.MandatoryN-95 mask manufacturers/importers/suppliersNo end date specifiedNo
LakshadweepGovernment of Lakshadweep issues Standard Operating Procedures for inter state passengers to Odisha21-05-2020Government of Lakshadweep has issued the standard operating procedures for guidance for persons entering Odisha from other states at various check posts, airports and seaports. These include health screening, tests, isolation and quarantine on a need basis of the passengers. Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralCabinet Has Given Its Approval For The Special Liquidity Scheme For Nbfcs/Hfcs To Address Their Liquidity Stress.20-05-2020The Government has proposed a framework for addressing the liquidity constraints of
Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Housing Finance Companies (HFCs)
through a Special Liquidity Scheme. An SPV would be set up to manage a Stressed Asset Fund (SAF) whose special securities would be guaranteed by the Government of India and purchased by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) only. The proceeds of sale of such securities would be used by the SPV to acquire short-term debt of NBFCs/HFCs. The Scheme will be administered by the Department of Financial Services, which will issue the detailed guidelines.
AdvisoryNBFC/HFCNo end date specifiedNo
CentralSebi Issues Advisory On Disclosure Of Financial Impact Of Covid-19 On Listed Entities. They Will Be Required To Update Sebi With Impact On Profitability, Financial And Capital Resources, Liquidity Position And Assets, Supply Chain, Including Others.20-05-2020The Advisory issued by SEBI provides for the following actionables for the listed entities:

A. To evaluate the impact of the pandemic on the business, performance and financials-

1. The evaluation to be made both qualitatively and quantitatively, as per the policy framed by the entities;
2. The person responsible for such determination shall be the person(s) authorised by the Board or as mentioned in the policy;

B. To disseminate the following information through stock exchanges:

1. Impact of the pandemic on the business;
2. Ability to maintain operations including factories/ units/ office spaces functioning and closed down;
3. Schedule, if any for restarting the operations;
4. Steps taken to ensure smooth functioning of the operations;
5. Estimation of future impact on the operations;

6. Details of impact of Covid-19 on the listed entity’s
a. capital and financial resources;
b. profitability;
c. liquidity position;
d. ability to service debt and other financing arrangements;
e. assets;
f. internal financial reporting and control;
g. supply chain
h. demand for its products/services;

7. Existing contracts/agreements where non-fulfilment of the obligations by any party will have significant impact on the listed entity’s business;
Any other information as the entity may determine to be relevant and material;
C. To specify/ include the impact of the pandemic on the financial statements.
AdvisoryListed entitiesNo end date specifiedYES
CentralMha Exempts Domestic Air Travel From List Of Prohibited Activities During Lockdown20-05-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs has through an Order dated 20th May 2020 removed domestic air travel from the list of prohibited activities during the ongoing nationwide lockdown. The Order also stated that the detailed guidelines for operation of airports and air travel of passengers will be issued by the Civil Aviation Ministry.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshAll Hospitalised Patients Who Develop Ili Symptoms To Be Tested For Covid-1920-05-2020The National Health Commission of Himachal Pradesh has introduced the revised strategy for COVID-19 testing in India as received from the Indian Council of Medical Research. As per the revised strategy, all hospitalised patients who develop ILI symptoms i.e., acute respiratory infection with fever > 38 degrees Celsius AND cough, are to be tested for COVID-19, however, there is to be no delay of emergency procedures (including deliveries) for lack of tests. The samples of these tests can be sent for testing in case it is indicated as a COVID suspect.
All testing is required to be done in real time RT-PCR test only.
MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedYes
Dadra and Nagar HaveliDistrict Magistrate Of Dadra And Nagar Haveli Redefines Containment Areas As Building D (Shreenathji Park)20-05-2020District Magistrate of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has redefined the containment zone as Building D (Shreenathji Park, KadadFaliya) owing to a COVID-19 positive case reported therefrom which makes it the epicenter.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Jammu and KashmirDraft Guidelines For Restarting The Manufacturing Units During Lockdown20-05-2020Jammu & Kashmir Government has issued guidelines for restarting the manufacturing units during lockdown. In addition to the guidelines issued by the MHA, J&K specifies the further conditions to comply with before starting.MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedYes
CentralSecurities And Exchange Board Of India Has Released An Advisory On Disclosure Of Material Impact Of Covid–19 Pandemic On Listed Entities Under Sebi (Listing Obligations And Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015(Lodr)20-05-2020Securities and Exchange Board of India has released an Advisory on disclosure of material impact of COVID–19 pandemic on listed entities under SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015(LODR)
Listed entities should endeavour to ensure that all investors have access to timely, adequate and updated information. Towards this end, entities are encouraged to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business, performance and financials, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to the extent possible and disseminate the same. An illustrative list of information that listed entities may consider disclosing, subject to the application of materiality, is given below:
1. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business;
2. Ability to maintain operations including the factories/units/office spaces functioning and closed down;
3. Schedule, if any, for restarting the operations;
4. Steps taken to ensure smooth functioning of operations;
5. Estimation of the future impact of CoVID-19 on its operations;
6. Details of impact of CoVID-19 on listed entity’s-
I. capital and financial resources;
II. profitability;
III. liquidity position;
IV. ability to service debt and other financing arrangements;
V. assets;
VI. internal financial reporting and control;
VII. supply chain;
VIII. demand for its products/services;
7. Existing contracts/agreements where non-fulfilment of the obligations by any party will have significant impact on the listed entity’s business;
8. Other relevant material updates about the listed entity’s business.
The above list is only illustrative and not exhaustive. Further, to have continuous information about the impact of CoVID-19 on operations, listed entities may provide regular updates, as and when there are material developments
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralFAQ on Reduction in statutory rate of EPF contribution from 12% to 10%20-05-2020The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (“EPFO”) responds to a couple of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding the reduction in statutory rate of EPF contribution from 12% to 10% .

Some of the questions include:

1.What is revised rate of EPF contribution announced by the Central Govt. under Atmanirbhar Bharat package?

2.What is the objective of reduction in rate of contributions?

3.Are exempted establishments eligible for reduced rate of contribution?

4.How does the reduced rate of contributions help the employees and employer?

For a better understanding of the responses please refer to the attached document.
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
JharkhandJharkhand State Order Relating To Lockdown 4.019-05-2020The Jharkhand government on Monday permitted industrial units to resume operations, opening of retail liquor stores and book and hardware shops in non-containment zones in the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown.
The state government has allowed opening of godowns, warehouses, shops selling hardware, construction-related items, stationery, retail outlets of telecom companies and service centres of mobiles.
Shops selling TV, IT-related products like computers and consumer electrical products like refrigerators, air conditioners, air coolers have also been allowed to open in the state, except in municipal corporation areas.

Private offices, e-commerce (both essential and non-essential), retail liquor shops, intra-district and inter-district movement of taxies on hire is also permitted in the lockdown.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020No
MaharashtraMaharashtra Government Extends Statewide Lockdown Till 31St May, 202019-05-2020The Government of Maharashtra through an order dated 19th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020.

Please go through the extension order for details.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
HaryanaHaryana Issues Standard Operating Procedures For Organisations And Industries Resuming Operations19-05-2020The Government of Haryana has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for organisations to strictly abide by when resuming operations. Some of these include -
i. Deep cleaning an sanitisation of premises and maintenance of purchase orders and records of chemicals/materials used for disinfection.
ii. Display of GOI approved guidelines to identify COVID symptoms and precautionary measures
iii. No overlap shifts
iv. Daily temperature scans and doing away with biometric attendance systems
v. Mandatory use of face masks
vi. Prohibition of use of gutka and tobacco
vii. Investing in automatic doors and sanitiser dispensers
viii. Usage of split/window ACs as opposed to central airconditioning
Please refer to the attached SOP for a detailed read.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MaharashtraSop For Carrying Out Inspections By Regional And Sub-Regional Officers Of Pollution Control Board19-05-2020The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has issued an SOP to be followed by its officers in carrying out inspections of polluting industries. Details provided in the documents.MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedNo
Andhra PradeshAll Units Functional Before Lockdown To Come Under Restart In Andhra Pradesh19-05-2020The Andhra Pradesh State government, which has extended support to industrial sector especially Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in wake of COVID-19 crisis, issued guidelines for the ReSTART programme vide G.O.R.T no 104 dated 19th May, 2020.

All MSME/large/mega units, which were functional before the lockdown, i.e before February 2020 and previously, will be eligible to avail the benefits under ReSTART. Seasonal units, which are operational during specific seasons during the 2019-20 fiscal, will also be eligible.

Those who want to avail the benefits under ReSTART shall apply on or before June 30, 2020. The entrepreneurs can avail this facility by filing their details in the incentive online portal www.apindustries.gov.in/incentives. The industrial units, which have already registered in the portal, can use the same credentials to login to the website. Other or new industries have to register in https://www.apindustries.gov.in/APIndus/UserInterface/SingleWindowServiceaApplication/LoginPortal/Introduction.aspx and furnish the details.
AdvisoryMSME/Large/Mega UnitsNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshRelaxations In Curfew Timings And Movement Of Vehicles In Lahaul And Spiti Districts Of Himachal Pradesh19-05-2020Following relaxations have been provided in curfew order in Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh:
i. Relaxation in curfew hours extended from seven to eight hours. The relaxation shall be available between 10 AM to 6 PM till further orders.
ii. Inter-state movement of private and Government vehicles shall not require any permit during the curfew relaxation hours (from 10 AM to 6 PM).
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshDistrict Magistrate, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh Issues Order Laying Measures For The 4Th Lockdown In The District19-05-2020The District Magistrate, Sirmaur District, Himachal Pradesh issued Order dated 19th May 2020 laying down measures to be followed during the lockdown till 31st May 2020 in the Sirmaur District, Himachal Pradesh.
Key Points:
i. SOPs for movement of persons and National Directives for Covid -19 Managements as mentioned by Ministry of Home Affairs shall be followed strictly.
ii. Only essential activities will be allowed in containment zones
iii. Movement of individuals will be remain prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am.
iv. Shops (except market complexes) have been allowed to remain open between 9 am to 5 pm except Monday and social distancing norms to be strictly adhered to.
v. On Monday, financial institutions, construction and industrial activities, chemist shops have been allowed to remain open between 7 am to 10 am.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020No
CentralThe reduction in statutory rate of EPF contributions from 12% to 10%19-05-2020The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (“EPFO”) has issued a Press Release dated 19th May, 2020 regarding the reduction in statutory rate of contributions from 12% to 10% for wage months May, 2020, June, 2020 and July, 2020 for all class of establishments covered under the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 announced on 13.05.2020 as part of Atma-Nirbhar Bharat package.

The reduction has been notified on 18th May, 2020.

Key Highlights from the Press Release:

1. The reduction of rate of contribution is not applicable to establishments like Central and State Public Sector enterprises or any other establishments owned or controlled by or under control of the Central Govt. or State Govt.

2. The reduced rate is also not applicable for PMGKY beneficiaries.

3. Reduction in rate of EPF contributions from 12% to 10% of basic wages and Dearness allowances is intended to benefit both 4.3 Crore employees/members and employers of 6.5 lakhs establishments to tide over the immediate liquidity crisis to some extent.

4. As a result of reduction in statutory rate of contributions from 12% to 10%, the employee shall have a higher take home pay due to reduction in deduction from his pay on account of EPF contributions and employer shall also have his liability reduced by 2% of wages of his employees.

Please refer to the Press Release for a detailed read of the document.
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
StatesAnalysis Of Activities Permitted Post Mha Guidelines Dated 17Th May, 202018-05-2020This is a State-wise compilation of activities which have been permitted post the MHA Order dated 17th May, 2020 (MHA17MAY) along with State-specific Guidelines for ease of reference.MandatoryAll31-05-2020No - Since this an analysis
West BengalGovernment Of West Bengal Extends Lockdown Till 31St May, 2020 – Releases New Guidelines Which Gain Effect From 21St May, 2020 – Status Quo As Under Previous Guidelines To Be Maintained Till Then18-05-2020The Government of West Bengal has through an order dated 18th May, 2020 extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020. New guidelines have also been brought out in this regard to contain spread of COVID-19 in the State. The new guidelines will gain effect from 21st May, 2020 and till then status quo as under the previous guidelines will be maintained as clarified by the Home Department.

Please go through the extension order for more details.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
KarnatakaKarnataka Issues Order Further To Mha'S 4Th Phase Lockdown Order Dated 17.05.2020 Extending Lockdown In State Till 31.5.202018-05-2020The Government of Karnataka through an order dated 17th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020.

Please go through the extension order for details.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
AssamAssam Issues Order Further To Mha'S 4Th Phase Lockdown Order Dated 18.05.2020 Extending Lockdown In State Till 31.5.202018-05-2020The Government of Assam through an order dated 18th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020. Please go through the extension order for details.MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
CentralGuidelines On Preventive Measures To Contain Spread Of Covid-19 In Workplace
Settings
18-05-2020the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday issued on guidelines outlining the preventive and response measures to be observed to contain the spread of Covid-19 in workplace settings.

According to the Centre's guidelines, the entire office building need not be closed if one or two positive cases are reported there and work can resume after it is disinfected as per protocol. However, if there is a larger outbreak, the entire building will have to be closed for 48 hours after thorough disinfection. All the staff will work from home, till the building is adequately disinfected and is declared fit for re-occupation.

It stated that any staff reportedly suffering from a flu-like illness should not attend office and seek medical advice from local health authorities. Such persons, if diagnosed as a suspect or confirmed case of Covid-19 should immediately inform office authorities.

Any staff requesting home quarantine based on the containment zone activities in their residential areas should be permitted to work from home. DoPT guidelines with respect to organizing meetings, coordinating visitors shall be scrupulously followed.

The high-risk exposure contacts will be quarantined for 14 days and they will follow the guidelines on home quarantine and undergo testing as per ICMR protocol while low-risk exposure contacts shall continue to work and closely monitor their health for next 14 days, the ministry stated in the guidelines.

It stated that since offices and other workplaces are relatively close setting with shared spaces like corridors, elevators and stairs, cafeteria, meeting rooms and conference halls, coronavirus infection can spread relatively fast among officials, staff and visitors and as such there is a need to prevent importation of infection in workplace settings and to respond in a timely and effective manner in case a suspect case of COVID-19 is detected in these settings so as to limit the spread of infection.

The basic preventive measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19. These measures need to be
observed by all (employees and visitors) at all times. These include:

i. The physical distancing of at least one meter to be followed at all times.
ii. Use of face covers/masks to be mandatory.
iii. Practice frequent hand washing (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds).
iv. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves the strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing of used tissues properly.
v. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
ManipurThe Government Of Manipur, Declared Total Curfew In The Imphal City And All Other District Headquarters From 6Pm To 6 Am18-05-2020The Government of Manipur, Home department by an order dated 18-05-2020, declared total curfew in the Imphal city and all other district headquarters till 31-05-2020 and in respect of all other areas the curfew shall be enforced from 6PM to 6AM. All District Magistrates shall issue orders accordinglyMandatoryAll31-05-2020No
Himachal PradeshThe Government Of Himachal Pradesh Has Released An Advisory On Precautionary Measures For Re-Start Of Operations In Plants (After Lifting Up Lockdown Due To Covid-19).18-05-2020The Government of Himachal Pradesh has released an Advisory on Precautionary measures for Re-Start of Operations in Plants (after lifting up Lockdown due to COVID-19).

It contains:
1. General and Recommended Precautions
2. Who Should join company for work
3. Protocol for routine or daily actions
4. Precaution During Travel to Factory
5. Health and safety at company/Plant
6. Precautions on Shop Floor
7. Precautions in Office area
8. Sanitization of estates and facilities
9. Dealing with emergency
10. Resource and facility – Planning and Precautions
11. Precautions after work and reaching home
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
OdishaThe Government Of Odisha By An Order Dated May 18, 2020 Extended The Lock Down In Odisha Till Midnight Of May 31, 202018-05-2020The Government of Odisha, Office of Special Relief Commissioner recently in an Order dated May 18, 2020 extended the lock down in the entire State of Odisha till midnight of May 31, 2020 as per the stipulations specified in the Order. The Order refers to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India Order No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 17th May, 2020.

The Order specifies a list of activities which will continue to remain prohibited throughout the State and also list of activity which are permitted with restrictions as specified in the Order, except in Containment Zone. It also attaches the National Directives for COVID-19 Management to be followed throughout the State, and the various SOPS issued by the MHA, Government of India/ State Government will continue to operate etc.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
OdishaJajpur Order Relating To Lockdown 4.018-05-2020The Collectorate of Jajpur has permitted the opening of registered shops and establishments in Jajpur from 7am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm subject to compliance with social distancing and health and safety norms. Details in the notification.MandatoryALLTill end of lockdownNo
PunjabJalandhar Order Relating To Lockdown 4.018-05-2020District Magistrate of Jalandhar issues its district specific orders for continuing with Lockdown 4MandatoryALLNo end date specifiedNo
ChandigarhChandigarh Extends Lockdown For 2 Weeks From 18.05.2020.18-05-2020The Government of Chandigarh through an order dated 18th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown for 2 weeks (till 31st May, 2020) conveying revised guidelines to contain spread of Covid-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020.

Please go through the extension order for details.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
CentralProvident Fund Contribution Lowered To 10% For Contributions To Be Made For The Months Of May, June And July, 2020.18-05-2020Establishments have been granted relief of contributing lower provident fund contribution at the rate of 10% in respect of wages payable by it for the months of May, June and July, 2020.

The scheme is inapplicable to Central Public Sector Enterprises and State Public Sector Enterprises and other establishments owned by, or under the control of the Central Government or the State Government.

This clause is inapplicable to the establishments eligible for relief under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana Guidelines issued by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization on 9th April, 2020.
MandatoryAll31-07-2020Yes
RajasthanRajasthan Government Extends Statewide Lockdown Till 31St May, 202018-05-2020The Government of Rajasthan through an order dated 18th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020.

Please go through the extension order for details.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
CentralEsic Extends The Time Limit For Filing And Depositing Esic Contribution Till June 11, 202018-05-2020In an Office Letter dated 18th April, 2020, the Employees State Insurance Corporation (“ESIC”) has granted relaxations to Employers by extending the time limit for filing Return of Contribution for the contribution period October 2019 to March 2020 up to 11th June, 2020.

In view of the pandemic and the lockdown in the country, the Director General, ESIC has granted this relaxation by exercising powers vested under Regulation 100 of the Employees' State Insurance (General) Regulations, 1950.
MandatoryAll11-06-2020Yes
Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh Has Joined The Other States And Issued Guidelines To Further Extend The Lockdown Till 31St May, 202018-05-2020Madhya Pradesh has joined the other States and issued guidelines to further extend the state-wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020.

Key Highlights:

The Madhya Pradesh Health Ministry will separately issue a list of areas falling within the red zones and the same shall be updated from time to time. Presently, the areas of Ujjain and Indore have been regarded as Red zones. Municipal areas under Bhopal, Burhanpur, Jabbalpur, Khandwa and Dewas along with areas falling under Mandsaur, Nimach municipal limits have also been included under the category of Red zone.

1. Buses carrying passengers have not been permitted to ply in Madhya Pradesh, however, buses transporting labourers/ workers to and from factories have been allowed; Passes for transportation of factory workers to be issued by the management of such factories;

2. In urban areas of districts which have been demarcated as Red zones, such as Ujjain, Indore etc., bazaars will remain closed until further orders; however, stand-alone shops, shops within residential complexes and shops selling essential commodities may remain open.

3. Vegetable markets may be operated in red zones in a scattered manner in more than one area;

4. Shops situated in areas outside the above-mentioned districts/ municipal areas (which have been considered as Red zones) may be kept open;

5. Within the Red-zone, private and Government offices have been allowed to function with upto a maximum of fifty (50) percent employee strength. However, hundred (100) percent of Government officers have been allowed to be present;

The above-mentioned guidelines should be read in consonance with the MHA17MAY Order issued on 17th May, 2020 by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended Order.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020YES
DelhiThe Nct Of Delhi Extends The Lockdown Period Till 31St May, 202018-05-2020The National Capital Territory of Delhi has issued guidelines for the extended lockdown till 31st of May, 2020.

Key Highlights:

Permitted activities:

1. Industrial establishments may function with staggered work/ business hours;

2. Industrial firms whose registered name starts with M/s A to M/s L may function from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, while firms whose registered name starts with M/s M to M/s Z may function from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm;

3. Private and Government Offices may be able to function with full strength. However, work from home should be practiced for private offices (as far as possible);

4. Construction activities permitted (wherever the workers are available onsite or could be transported to the site from within the NCT of Delhi);

5. Restaurants to operate kitchens for home delivery;

(Note: Employers to ensure on best effort basis that Aarogya Setu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones)

6. Sports complexes and stadia may be open. Spectators will not be allowed;

7. Transportation of passengers:
a. Auto rickshaw/ e-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws - may allow only one (1) passenger;
b. Taxis/ Cabs (including cab aggregators)/ School Cabs - may allow two (2) passengers;
c. Gramin Sewa/ Phat Phat Sewa / Eco-Friendly Sewa - may allow two (2) passengers;
d. Maxi Cab - may allow upto five (5) passengers; and
e. RTVs - may allow upto eleven (11) passengers;

8. Car pooling/ sharing by aggregators not permitted;

(Note: Drivers to disinfect the passenger sitting area after disembarkment of every passenger)

9. Intra-State (within the NCT of Delhi) movement of buses with upto 20 passengers at a time; before entering passengers to be screened with thermal guns on 'best effort' basis;

(Marshals to be deployed inside buses and at all bus stands to ensure social distancing)

10. Four wheelers permitted to carry maximum number of two passengers other than the vehicle driver;

11. Markets and market complexes to remain open on odd-even basis viz.
(Shops would open on alternate days depending on the shop number) which, in other words mean that only fifty (50) percent of the shops (excluding those selling essential goods) shall be opened.

12. Shops selling essential goods including books and stationery shops, fan shops in market and market complexes, may remain open on all days;

13. Stand alone shops, neighbourhood (colony) shops and shops in residential complexes are permitted to remain open;

14. Social distancing (2 gaz ki doori) will be maintained, barring which, the shop shall be liable to be closed in view of public health hazard and the shopkeeper shall be liable for prosecution;

15. Inter-State and Intra-State movement of medical professionals, nurses and para-medical staff, sanitation personnel and ambulances allowed without restrictions;

16. Inter-state movement for all types of goods/ cargo including empty trucks;

17. Movement of any type of goods / cargo for cross land border trade under Treaties with neighbouring countries;

18. All other industrial and commercial activities permitted, other than the ones have not been listed out hereinbelow.

Prohibited Activities:

1. Metro rail Services;

2. hotels and hospitality services (except those meant for housing health / police/ Government officials/ healthcare workers/ stranded persons including tourists and those used for quarantine facilities; and running of canteens at bus depots, railway stations and airports);

3. cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places;

4. social/ political / sports/ entertainment/ academic / cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings and large congregations;

5. religious places/ places of worship and religious congregations;

6. schools, colleges and educational institutes etc. have been prohibited (except for online/ distance learning);

7. barber shops, spas and saloons;

8. movement of persons between 7:00 pm to 7:00 am (except for essential activities);

9. movement of persons (above 65 years of age, persons suffering from co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years) to be restricted within the house (except for essential and health purposes);

Containment Zones:

Only essential activities allowed; strict perimeter control to ensure no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services.

Penalty:

Violating the above-mentioned will lead to punishment under Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 along with legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

Failure of shops to abide by the provision of opening on an odd-even basis shall be punishable under the Shops and Establishments Act and other relevant laws.

The above-mentioned guidelines should be read in consonance with the MHA17MAY Order issued on 17th May, 2020 by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended Order.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020YES
PuducherryLockdown 4.0 Orders In Puducherry18-05-2020Puducherry Government issues its state specific orders for continuing with Lockdown 4. Directions largely follow the MHA orders.MandatoryAll31-05-2020No
Uttar PradeshExtension Of Lockdown In Uttar Pradesh till 31st May 202018-05-2020The Government of Uttar Pradesh issued an Order dated May 18, 2020 has extended the lockdown till May 31, 2020. It refers to the Government of India Order dated May 17, 2020 on extending the lockdown from 18.05.2020 to 31.05.2020.
The Order specifies the activities which will remain prohibited till the extension and the activities allowed with the conditions specified in the Order.
Further, The Order has annexures attached which list the SOPs issued by MHA in Annexure 1, the National Directives for COVID-19 in Annexure 2 and the offences and penalties for violation of lockdown measures in Annexure III.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
MaharashtraMaharashtra Statewide Lockdown Extended To 31St May, 202017-05-2020The Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 17th May, 2020 extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 in view of the present state of Maharashtra due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 Virus.
It has also been clarified that along with the lockdown, all other guidelines and order also stands extended till 31st May, 2020.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
CentralVarious Benefits And Relaxations Announced Under Atmanirbhar Bharat (Part 5) By Fm17-05-2020Under the recently announced Atmanirbhar Bharat by the FM, various benefits, exemptions and relaxations were announced. Some key ones are:
1. Allocation of an additional Rs 40,000 crore under MGNREGS to boost employment;
2. Minimum threshold to initiate Insolvency Bankruptcy Code proceedings raised to Rs. 1 crore (from Rs. 1
lakh, which largely insulates MSMEs);
3. Special insolvency resolution framework for MSMEs under Section 240A of the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code to be notified soon;
4. Exclusion of COVID 19 related debt from the definition of “default” under the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code;
5. Decriminalization of Companies Act violations involving minor technical and procedural defaults (shortcomings in CSR reporting, inadequacies in board report, filing defaults, delay in holding AGM;
6. Majority of the compoundable offences sections to be shifted to internal adjudication mechanism (IAM) and powers of RD for compounding enhanced;
7. Companies amendments to de-clog the criminal courts and NCLT;
8. 7 compoundable offences altogether dropped and 5 to be dealt with under alternative framework;
9. Direct listing of securities by Indian public companies in permissible foreign jurisdictions;
10. Private companies which list NCDs on stock exchanges not to be regarded as listed companies;
11. Including the provisions of Part IXA (Producer Companies of Companies Act, 1956) in Companies Act, 2013.
12. Power to create additional/ specialized benches for NCLAT
13. Lower penalties for all defaults for Small Companies, One-person Companies, Producer Companies & Start Ups.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KeralaKerala Pcb Cautions Industries Resuming Operations Post Lockdown To Follow All Necessary Safety/Pollution Control Measures17-05-2020The Kerala Pollution Control Board has through a recent notification cautioned all Industries that they should abide by all the necessary safety and pollution control measures prior to restarting operations after the lockdown.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralMha, Govt Of India Issues Order Dated 17Th May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown Till 31St May, 202017-05-2020Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 17th May 2020 extended the Lockdown for the fourth time till 31st May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zone. For further details please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
Andhra PradeshGovt. Of Andhra Pradesh Vide Order Dated 17Th May 2020 Extends The Lockdown Period For Two Weeks Till 31St May 2020 And Further Issues Guidelines.17-05-2020The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Health Medical & Family Welfare Department vide order dated 17th May 2020 has extended the lockdown period for an additional two weeks till 31st May 2020. The order has also laid down activities which are permitted and activities which are not permitted during this lockdown period.

Key highlights of the activities permitted: -

1. Sports complexes and stadia are allowed to open but without spectators.
2. Inter-state movement of passengers vehicles and busses with mutual consent of both the states.
3. Inter-state movement of vehicles and busses. (SOP on movement of people shall apply for inter and intra state movement.
4. A national directive for COVID-19 management has been introduced. The key points of the directive for offices and workplace are:-
a. Face cover is compulsory in public and work place.
b. Employer to practise work from home as much as possible.
c. Staggering business hours and work to be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets etc.
d. Provision of thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitiser availability should be done at entry and exit points and common areas.
e. Frequent sanitization of workplace.
f. Social distancing norms to be strictly followed.
5. Red, Green and Orange zone shall be decided by the state govt and in containment zone only essential activities shall be allowed and no movement outside the zone will be allowed except medical emergency.
6. Movement of person after 7:00 PM till 7:00 AM shall be strictly prohibited for non-essential activities.
7. Employer on best effort basis should ensure that Arogya Setu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones.
8. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, shall stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.

Activities not permitted: -

1. Air travel, except for domestic air ambulance.
2. Metro Rail
3. School, colleges, educational / training / coaching institutions.
4. Hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services (only home delivery allowed).
5. Cinema halls, shopping malls, Gymnasiums swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars.
6. social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings and large congregations.
7. All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.

Please refer to the order attached for your reference.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
Himachal PradeshLockdown 4.0 Orders In Himachal Pradesh17-05-2020The Government of Himachal Pradesh through an order dated 17th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of Covid-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020.

Please go through the extension order for details.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020No
MeghalayaThe Government Of Meghalaya, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong Issues A Recent Prohibitory Order With Effect From May 18, 2020 To May 25, 2020 Only For Timings Between 6 Am To 7Pm17-05-2020The Government of Meghalaya, Office of the district Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong in a recent Prohibitory Order under Section 144 CrPC dated May 17, 2020 issued prohibitions as given in the Order with effect from May 18, 2020 (Monday) to May 25, 2020 (Monday) only for timings falling between 6 AM to 7PM each day.
 
The Order under header A, lays down certain prohibitions in all the East Khasi Hills District including Shillong Urban Agglomeration, Civil Sub-Division of Sohra/Pvnursia and C&RD Blocks.
 
The Order under header B, additionally lists Prohibition only In Shillong Urban Agglomeration including areas falling under Umshyrpi Bridge upto 7th Mile Upper Shillong of Mylliem C&RD Block, all areas falling under Census Town of Mawlai C&RD Block and all areas falling under Census Town of Mawpat C&RD.
 
Further, the Order under header C, also lists certain General Instructions which are applicable.
MandatoryAll25-05-2020Yes
MeghalayaThe Government Of Meghalaya, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong Issues A Night Curfew Order In East Khasi Hills District With Effect From May 18, 2020 To May 25, 2020 Only For Timings Between 7Pm To 6Am17-05-2020The Government of Meghalaya, Office of the district Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong by a recent Curfew Order under Section 144 CrPC dated May 17, 2020 promulgated Night Curfew in East Khasi Hills District as given in the Order with effect from May 18, 2020 (Monday) to May 25, 2020 (Monday) only for timings falling between 7PM to 6AM each day.

The Order also lists certain activities/services to which the said Night Curfew will not apply and that such services must comply with all protocols and procedures as mentioned in the Order.

The Order further specifies that movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipments and shops for repair of trucks on highways are exempted. However, drivers and attendants will be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.

MandatoryAll25-05-2020Yes
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu State Order Relating To Lockdown 4.017-05-2020The restrictions on the following functions, which are already in effect, will remain in effect until re-ordered:
1 Schools, colleges, training institutes, research institutions and all educational institutions,
 2 places of worship - public worship and all religious gatherings
3. Movie theatres, amusements, bars, gymnasiums, seaside, tourist attractions, zoos, museums, swimming pools, sports halls, large halls and stadiums
4. All kinds of religious, social, political, sports, entertainment, educational, cultural events, ceremonies, gatherings and reptiles.
5. People are not allowed to travel by air, train, bus, inter-state train transit from Chennai to other areas. (Only the air, rail and public bus transport operated with the special permission of the State Government.)
6. Taxi, Auto, Cycle Rickshaw.
7. Metro train / Electric train
8. Accommodation (excluding employee accommodations), PG accommodation, resort hotels.
9. No more than 20 persons shall attend the funerals
10. For wedding ceremonies, existing procedures will continue.

Restrictions already in place:
1. Restrictions already in place will continue without any changes in 12 districts without relaxation, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Ranipet, Thiruppattur, Kallakuruchi, Tiruvannamalai, Ariyalur and Perambalur.
2. Tourists from other places to the Nilgiris, Kodaikanal and Yercaud tourism are prohibited.
3. According to the prevailing practice of Containment Zones throughout Tamil Nadu, the curfew will be fully enforced without any relaxation.
4. Except for the Disease Control Zones (BCE) in the Metropolitan Madras Police Boundary Area, permission will only be granted for areas already approved.
5. Except the Containment Zones in the Metropolitan Chennai Police Jurisdiction, other areas will continue to be permitted for essential services.

New relaxations:
1. Basis the recommendations of the high-level committee for the gradual withdrawal of curfews, the following relaxations are announced:
2. Coimbatore, Salem, Erode, Tirupur, Namakkal, Karur, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Kanyakumari, Theni, Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Dindigul, Pudukkottai, Tiruchirappalli, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Dharumapuri, Krishnagiri, Vellore Some of the following relaxations are offered to 25 districts:
3. The movement is relaxed without any TN e-pass only for traffic movement within the districts.
4. To prevent the spread of the disease within the district, the public is asked to use the traffic to attend only the permitted tasks and essential tasks.
5. For inter district traffic movements, the existing procedure of TN e-Pass will continue.
6. Public and private buses with special permits for charities and private industries are allowed to travel in maximum of 20 persons, 7 persons in the vans, 3 persons in big cars like Innova and 2 persons in small cars (excluding drivers).
7. Travel to and within the 25 districts where travel is permitted without the TN e-pass for hire and taxi essentials such as agriculture, commerce, medicine etc. Travel should only be avoided without the need of the public.
8. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme - Permission is granted to increase the existing 50% of employees to 100%.
9. Except the Chennai police jurisdiction areas, all the corporation, municipality, panchayat in the State, with the current relaxation, factories with less than 50 employees working were permitted to function with 100 percent of the staff, factories having more than 50 employees were permitted to function with 50 percent employees, however, this is further relaxed that factories with less than 100 staff will be permitted to work with 100% task force and factories working with more than 100 employees, will be allowed to work with 50% task force.
10. Permission to work with employees at least for the Maintenance of Private and Business Companies temporarily closed during the curfew
11. Class XII exam answer sheet correction is exempted.
12. Only national and international sports training with a separate coach is exempt. Approval should be obtained from the concerned District Collector and the Municipal Commissioner of Chennai.
13. Transport with in districts is not permitted. Taxi and Auto traffic are exempted with the e-pass for medical treatment only in 12 districts.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020No
MizoramLockdown Guidelines To Be Followed Till 31.05.2020 In Mizoram For Covid-19 Containment17-05-2020The Government of Mizoram through an order dated 17th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of Covid-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020. Please go through the extension order for details.MandatoryYes31-05-2020Yes
Sikkim Sikkim Issues Order Further To Mha'S 4Th Phase Lockdown Order Dated 17.05.2020 Extending Lockdown In State Till 31.5.202017-05-2020The Government of Sikkim through an order dated 17th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of Covid-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020.

Please go through the extension order for details.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
MeghalayaGovernment Of Meghalaya Issues Press Release Permitting Certain Shops And Commercial Establishments To Open During The Week Of 20Th May, 202017-05-2020The Government of Meghalaya through a press release dated 17th May, 2020 has permitted certain private and commercial establishments in Shillong Urban Agglomeration, East Khasi Hills District and Sub Division of Sohra and Pynursla to open for a certain number of days during the week of 20th May, 2020. Please go through the attached press release for details.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
MizoramMizoram Issues Order Further To Mha'S 4Th Phase Lockdown Order Dated 17.05.2020 Extending Lockdown In State Till 31.5.202017-05-2020The Government of Mizoram through an order dated 17th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of Covid-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020. Please go through the extension order for details.MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
PunjabPunjab Issues Order Further To Mha'S 4Th Phase Lockdown Order Dated 17.05.2020 Extending Lockdown In State Till 31.5.202017-05-2020The Punjab Government through an order dated 17th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020.

Please go through the extension order for details.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
LakshadweepExtension Of Lockdown In Lakshadweep Upto 31St May 202017-05-2020The Administration of Lakshadweep notifies extension of lockdown in pursuance to the order imposed by Government till May 31, 2020 throughout Lakshadweep under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. All the lockdown guidelines will continue to be in force till May 31, 2020 to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.MandatoryAll31-05-2020No
GujaratThe Govt. Of Gujarat Extends The Lockdown Period For Two Weeks Till 31St May 2020 And Issues Further Guidelines For The Lockdown Period.17-05-2020The State Government of Gujarat extends the lockdown period for two weeks till 31st May 2020 and issues further guidelines for the lockdown period.

The activities which are not permitted in the state are: -

1. Air travel, except for domestic air ambulance.
2. Metro Rail
3. School, colleges, educational / training / coaching institutions.
4. Hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services (only home delivery allowed).
5. Cinema halls, shopping malls, Gymnasiums swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars.
6. social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings and large congregations.
7. All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.

Guidelines for Containment zones:-
1. essential services will be allowed in containment zones between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
2. Workers/employees/shop owners whose house/home is in containment zone, will not be allowed to leave the containment zone.

Guidelines for Non-Containment zones: -
1. All economic activities are allowed in non-containment zones.
2. Shops, establishments and industries to open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
3. Industries with lock-in facilities and with continuous process will ensure no movement of workers.
4. The will be curfew from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
5. Ahmedabad western area will be opened for economic activities (outside containment zones). There will be no activities in eastern zone.
6. GSTRC buses will be allowed to ply but they will not come or go from Ahmedabad.
7. Sports complexes / stadia allowed to open but no spectators allowed.

The Guidelines has further listed down each activity and have mentioned whether it is allowed in Ahmedabad, Surat and Other Areas outside containment zones.
Example: - Malls and Theatres will be shut in all 3 places.

The National Directive for Covid-19 needs to be strictly followed. Some key points for the directive are:-
a. Face cover is compulsory in public and work place.
b. Employer to practise work from home as much as possible.
c. Staggering business hours and work to be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets etc.
d. Provision of thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitiser availability should be done at entry and exit points and common areas.
e. Frequent sanitization of workplace.
f. Social distancing norms to be strictly followed.

Along with the directive there is a fine of Rs. 200/- for not covering your face in public places and for spitting in public places.

For a detailed read please download the guidelines.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
MaharashtraThe Nagpur Municipal Corporation Extends The Lockdown Upto May 31, 2020 In The City Of Nagpur And Issued Consolidated Revised Guidelines On The Measures To Be Taken For Containment Of Covid-19 In The Nagpur City Limits And Regulation Of Non-Essential Shops And Establishment For The Extended Lockdown Period17-05-2020The Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Municipal Commissioner Office recently issued an Order dated May 17, 2020 releasing Consolidated Revised Guidelines on the measures to be taken for containment of Covid-19 in the Nagpur City limits and regulation of non-essential shops and establishment for the extended lockdown period. The Order extends the lockdown upto May 31, 2020 in the City of Nagpur.

Further, the Order clarifies that the guidelines issued by Nagpur Municipal Corporation by an order dated 13th May 2020 will be implemented with the regulations as mentioned in this Order under the list of permitted and non-permitted activities, till further order.

The Order specifies a list of activities will continue to remain prohibited in the whole City of Nagpur upto the extended lockdown period till further order and also a list of activity which are permitted with restrictions/regulations as specified in the Order.
Further, the Order clarifies that the directives issued for Covid-19 Management at Public places & work places as attached with the Order in Annexure - I and penalties for violation of Lockdown measures as attached with the Order in Annexure - II shall be scrupulously followed, failing which the relaxation/ permission, if any, given will stand null & void.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
HaryanaHaryana Issues Order Further To Mha'S 4Th Phase Lockdown Order Dated 17Th May, 2020 Extending Lockdown In State Till 31St May, 202017-05-2020The Government of Haryana through an order dated 17th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020. Please go through the extension order for details.MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
ChhattisgarhExtension Of Lockdown In Chhattisgarh Upto 31St May 202017-05-2020The Chhattisgarh Government has joined the other States and extended the lockdown till the 31st of May, 2020.

Over and above the guidelines prescribed by the MHA17MAY Order, restrictions have been prescribed with regard to the following:

i. All clubs and bars to be shut down till further notice instructing otherwise;

ii. All sports complexes and stadia to be shut till further notice instructing otherwise;

iii. Saturdays and Sundays to be observed as a full lockdown day in the Districts;

iv. No activities barring essential services to be allowed in the Containment zones;

For further details, please refer to the appended document.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020YES
Dadra and Nagar HaveliExtension Of Lockdown In Dadra And Nagar Haveli Upto 31St May 202017-05-2020The UT Administration of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have extended the lockdown till 31st May, 2020 in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and issued certain prohibitions under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973:

a. Assembly of five or more persons shall be prohibited;

b. Movement of persons not allowed between 4:00 pm to 8:00 am except for medical emergencies and essential services emergencies;

c. All directions issued by the Central Government of India vide Order no. 40-3/ 2020-DM-I(A) dated 1st May, 2020 and Order no. DMHS/COVID-19/ 2020/3672 dated 3rd May, 2020, issued by the Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu needs to be strictly complied with by all persons in the District;

d. All passes and permissions issued by the District Administration shall remain valid till 31st May, 2020.

For further details, please refer to the appended document.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020YES
NagalandGovernment Of Nagaland Orders That All The Existing Guidelines Issued By Its Earlier Order Dated May 4, 2020 Will Continue To Remain Operative In The State Until New Guidelines Are Issued17-05-2020The Government of Nagaland in a recent Order dated May 17, 2020 stated that all the existing guidelines with regards to the lockdown in all parts of the state of Nagaland issued by its earlier Order dated May 4, 2020 will continue to remain operative till the issuance of fresh guidelines.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYES
Daman and DiuU.T. Administration Of Dadra Nagar Haveli And Daman And Diu Extends Statewide Lockdown Till 31St May, 202017-05-2020The U.T Administration of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu through an order dated 17th May, 2020 has extended the state wide lockdown till 31st May, 2020 conveying new guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 to be read in conjunction with the MHA guidelines dated 17th May, 2020. Please go through the extension order for detailsMandatoryAll31-05-2020YES
PunjabPunjab Government Extends Statewide Lockdown To 31St May, 202016-05-2020The Punjab Chief Minister on Saturday announced replacement of the strict curfew with a lockdown till May 31 in the state while indicating resumption of limited public transport and maximum possible relaxations in the non-containment zones from May 18.
The containment zones would be strictly sealed to enable resumption of shops and small businesses in the non-containment areas, adding that details of all relaxations would be announced by Monday, taking into account the new guidelines of the Centre for Lockdown 4.0.
The Chief Minister further disclosed that in its suggestions to the Union Home Minister, as sought by the Prime Minister, the state had recommended that the nationwide lockdown, in a relaxed form, should also be extended to May 31. Favouring a simple containment/non-containment zone categorisation instead of the Green/Orange/Red zone classification of the central government, the Chief Minister said the state had suggested the same to the Centre.
The Chief Minister also made it clear that his government would continue to facilitate, and pay for, migrants who wanted to leave Punjab to go back to their homes. In the interim, no effort would be spared to ensure that no person goes hungry, he declared, agreeing that the over 1 lakh food packets distributed so far were not sufficient and more needed to be done on this count.
MandatoryAll31-05-2020Yes
MizoramGovernment Of Mizoram Issues Mizoram Government Empanelment Policy With Guidelines For Granting Empanelment To Private Hospitals And Diagnostic Centers Within And Outside The State15-05-2020The Government of Mizoram has issued guidelines for granting empanelment to private hospitals and diagnostic centers within and outside the State. To this end, an Empanelment Committee has been constituted for consideration of empanelment. ]Empanelment will be given as per the classes of categories of Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres (III.B). After consideration for empanelment and upon
recommendation by the Empanelment Committee, Memorandum of Agreement (M.O.A.) will be signed between the Govt. of Mizoram and the Hospital / Diagnostic Centre. Thereafter, the Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Mizoram shall notify the empanelment.
Please refer to the attached document for a detailed read on the guidelines.
AdvisoryHospitalsNo end date specifiedNo
CentralSebi Grants Further Extension In Timelines For Compliance With The Regulatory Requirements, By The Trading Members / Clearing Members / Depository Participants15-05-2020In a Circular dated 15th May, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India has granted further relaxations in timelines for compliance with regulatory requirements.

Background:

In light of the lockdown imposed in order to contain the spread of the pandemic COVID-19, and various representations received from Stock Exchanges, SEBI had earlier provided relaxations in timelines for compliance with various regulatory requirements by the trading members / clearing members through the following circulars:

i. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2020/61 dated April 16, 2020
ii. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2020/62 dated April 16, 2020
iii. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2020/68 dated April 21, 2020

Further, in view of the current scenario, SEBI has further extended the following timelines for compliance with the regulatory requirements, by the trading members / clearing members / depository participants:

1. Circular SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2020/61 dated April 16, 2020:

i. Client Funding Reporting - Till June 30, 2020 for the month of April 2020

ii. Reporting for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications - Till June 30, 2020 for the quarter ended on March 31, 2020.

2. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2020/62 dated April 16, 2020:

KYC application form and supporting documents of the clients to be uploaded on system of KRA within 10 working days - Period of exclusion shall be from March 23, 2020 till June 30, 2020.

3. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2020/68 dated April 21, 2020:

i. Submission towards weekly monitoring of client funds under the provisions of Enhanced Supervision, Submission of data on monthly basis towards clients’ and fund balance under the provisions of Enhanced Supervision, Update in Income Tax Permanent Account Number of Key Management Personnel / Directors - Till June 30, 2020

ii. Risk based supervision, Internal Audit Report for half year ending (HYE) March 31, 2020- Two months from the due date.

Please note that all other conditions specified in the abovementioned circulars will continue to remain applicable.
MandatoryListed CompaniesDifferent timeline for separate actionsNo
CentralVarious Benefits And Relaxations Announced Under Atmanirbhar Bharat (Part 3) By Fm15-05-2020Under the recently announced Atmanirbhar Bharat by the FM, various benefits, exemptions and relaxations were announced. Some key ones are:
1. Financing facility of Rs. 1 lakh crore will be provided for funding Agriculture Infrastructure Projects;
2. A scheme with funding of Rs 10 thousand crore will be started for Formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (MFE);
3. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) will be launched to integrated, sustainable, inclusive development of marine and inland fisheries;
4. An Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund of Rs. 15,000 crore will be set up, with an aim to support private investment in Dairy Processing, value addition and cattle feed infrastructure;
5. An outlay of Rs 4000 crore to Promotion of Herbal Cultivation;
6. Amendments to Essential Commodities Act to enable better price realisation for farmers;
7. Agriculture Marketing Reforms to provide marketing choices to farmers;
8. A Central law will be formulated to provide adequate choices to the farmer to sell their produce at remunerative price; barrier free Inter-State Trade; a framework for e-trading of agriculture produce;
9. Facilitative legal framework to enable farmers to engage with processors, aggregators, large retailers, exporters etc for pricing and quality assurance.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
DelhiDelhi Hc Extends The Operation Of Interim Orders Subsisting On May 15 For One More Month In Light Of Continuing Lockdown15-05-2020Taking suo motu cognizance of the "extraordinary circumstances" arising out of nationwide lockdown, the Delhi High Court on 15th May, 2020 extended all the interim orders passed by it or by district courts that were subsisting on or after May 15 till June 15.

A three-judge bench of the High Court stated that there will be extension except in the matter where orders have been passed by the Supreme Court during the intervening period.

"In case, the extension of the interim order causes any hardship of an extreme nature to any party to such proceeding, they are at liberty to avail appropriate remedy as per law," stated the bench headed by Chief Justice D.N. Patel.

The bench exercised their power under Article 226 and 227 of the Constitution and passed the order in view of the incumbent lockdown and limited functioning of the courts in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Earlier, a similar order was passed in which the court had extended all interim orders subsisting as on March 16, 2020 till May 15, 2020.
MandatoryAll15-06-2020No
TelanganaPartial Modification Of Lockdown Order Dated 7Th May, 202015-05-2020The Government of Telangana has partially modified its earlier order dated 7.5.2020.

By revising Para 10 of earlier order allowing all shops, showrooms and establishments dealing with Automobile and Auto Parts; Automobile repair garages; Air conditioners / Air coolers / Fans shops have been permitted to remain open in addition to those selling essential goods.
MandatoryAutomobile - Sales and Repair shops and establishments | Air conditioners, Air Cooler and Fan Shops29-05-2020Yes
DelhiDg Health Services, Delhi Specifies Format In Which Details Of Samples Collected By Accredited Labs Have To Be Mandatorily Disclosed On A Daily Basis15-05-2020The DG Health Services, Delhi has through a notification 15th May, 2020 specified the format in which the details of the samples collected by accredited labs testing for COVID-19 have to be mandatorily declared on a daily basis.

This notification is an outcome of the recent Judgment in Rakesh Malhotra Vs. GNCT of Delhi before the Delhi High Court. Please see the provided document for details on the format to be used.
MandatoryPathological LabsNo end date specifiedYes
CentralAdditional Guidelines For Using Ppe15-05-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued additional guidelines for health care workers and others working in Non COVID hospitals and Non COVID treatment areas of a hospital which has a COVID block in continuation
of guidelines issued previously on ‘Rational use of Personal Protective Equipment’.

The guidelines describes the PPEs to be used in different settings such as OPD, IPD, Ambulance Services, etc.

Additionally, the guidelines lists down the following points to be remembered while using PPE:
1. Standard precaution to be followed at all times.
2. PPEs are not alternative to basic preventive public health measures such as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquettes which must be followed at all times.
3. Always follow the laid down protocol for disposing off PPEs as detailed in infection
prevention and control guideline available on website of MoHFW.
MandatoryHealthcare ServicesNo end date specifiedNo
CentralRelief To Establishments And Factories Covered Under Epf Act From Levy Of Any Penalty For Delay In Deposit Of Dues During Lockdown On Account Of Covid-1915-05-2020The EPFO has through a notification dated 15th May, 2020 informed that employers failing to pay the EPF Deposits within the stipulated timelines will not be levied any penalty. This is in view of a recent Supreme Court judgment in Mcleod Russel India Ltd. Vs. RPFC (2014) 15 SCC 263 in which the court had held that in order to levy any penalty under Section 14B, the mens rea i.e. the intent of the employer has to be taken into account.

The EPFO opined that considering the difficulties faced by the employers due to the lockdown, the delays in making the deposits cannot be directly attributed to the employer and therefore they would be exempted from any penalty during the period of the lockdown.
MandatoryAllTill end of lockdownNo
Uttar PradeshGovernment Of Up Withdraws Notification Extending Working Hours For Persons Engaged In Factories15-05-2020The Government of UP has through a notification dated 15th May, 2020 withdrawn all relaxations granted to factories registered under Factories Act, 1948 exemption from provisions of section 51, section 54, section 55, section 56 and section 59. The present notification also cancels the prior one dated 8th May, 2020 which had granted these exemptions.MandatoryFactoriesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralDOT extends relaxations on the Terms and Conditions for Other Service Providers (OSPs) till July 31, 2020, to facilitate Work From Home amidst COVID-19 pandemic15-05-2020The Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications (“DoT”) has through a Notification dated 15th May 2020, extended the relaxations in Terms and Conditions of Other Service Providers (“OSPs”) till 31.7.2020. This is in pursuance of the earlier relaxations already granted with respect to work from home issued by the DoT under Notification dated 15th April 2020.

The relaxations were earlier valid till 31st May 2020 and have now been extended till 31st July 2020. 
MandatoryTelecommunication31-07-2020No
PunjabOnline Application For Permission To Run Industry In Punjab14-05-2020The Government of Punjab on its website https://pbindustries.gov.in/static/covidIndustryPermission has issued an online system for “APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO RUN THE INDUSTRY”. The Application seeks specified details which must be filled on this aforementioned link along with certain attachments to upload in order to apply for permission to run an Industry in Punjab. The link also provides option to track your application by entering Reference Number.

Information such as Industry Information like Email, Enterprise Name, Address of Factory/workshop, District, Location of District (drop down option to choose whether Rural Area outside MC Limit or With-in Approved Focal Point or With-in SEZ or Other Location), whether the location falls in containment zone as per order of D.M., Name of Owner, mobile number, total number of workers for which permission is being sought along with their Aadhaar Card details in pdf format, and other necessary details for opening factory such as Registration Number and attachments for Make of Transport Vehicle to be deployed for carrying Worker/Staff and Registration Number and Make of Transport Vehicle to be deployed for carrying Worker/Staff and Self Declaration on Letter head and signed by Director/Partner/Proprietor to be Uploaded (Undertaking format is available for download).

The link also provides link for District Wise Support Team Contact Details.
MandatoryAll Industries in PunjabNo end date specifiedYes
Dadra and Nagar HaveliThe U.T. Administration Of Dadra And Nagar Haveli & Daman And Diu Issues ‘Guidance For Management Of Pregnant Women In Covid19 Pandemic’14-05-2020The U.T. Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu through the Advisories section on its website has issued ‘Guidance for Management of Pregnant Women in COVID19 Pandemic’. The Guidelines state that these infection prevention and control considerations are for healthcare facilities providing obstetric care for pregnant patients with confirmed novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or pregnant Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in obstetric healthcare settings including obstetrical triage, labour and delivery, recovery and inpatient postpartum settings.
 
Further it states that these recommendations are adapted based on guidelines from international agencies like CDC, ACOG, RCOG, FOGSI and Lancet publications. However, they are simplified and made user friendly for Indian context. This guidance is prepared considering resources in our government health settings.
AdvisoryHealthcare facilities providing obstetric care for pregnant patients with confirmed COVID-19 or pregnant Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in obstetric healthcare settings including obstetrical triage, labour and delivery, recovery and inpatient postpartum settingsNo end date specifiedNo
Daman and DiuThe U.T. Administration Of Dadra And Nagar Haveli & Daman And Diu Issues ‘Guidance For Management Of Pregnant Women In Covid19 Pandemic’14-05-2020The U.T. Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu through the Advisories section on its website has issued ‘Guidance for Management of Pregnant Women in COVID19 Pandemic’. The Guidelines state that these infection prevention and control considerations are for healthcare facilities providing obstetric care for pregnant patients with confirmed novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or pregnant Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in obstetric healthcare settings including obstetrical triage, labour and delivery, recovery and inpatient postpartum settings.
 
Further it states that these recommendations are adapted based on guidelines from international agencies like CDC, ACOG, RCOG, FOGSI and Lancet publications. However, they are simplified and made user friendly for Indian context. This guidance is prepared considering resources in our government health settings.
AdvisoryHealthcare facilities providing obstetric care for pregnant patients with confirmed COVID-19 or pregnant Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in obstetric healthcare settings including obstetrical triage, labour and delivery, recovery and inpatient postpartum settingsNo end date specifiedNo
CentralAnalysis Of The Recent Amendments / Changes In Labour Law For Different States.14-05-2020This is an analysis on the Labour Law amendments which have been notified recently for different states.
Example: - Normal working hours in factories have been extended from 8 hours previously to 12 hours for many states.

Please download the attached document for a detailed read of the changes brought in by different states.
MandatoryAllPlease download the document for the timelinesNo - Since this an analysis
CentralService Of The Letter Of Offer And/Or Tender Form And Other Offer Related Material To Shareholders May Be Undertaken By Electronic Transmission; Says Sebi While Imposing Specific Conditions14-05-2020In a Circular dated 14th May, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has granted relaxations from strict enforcement of certain regulations of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 (“Takeover Regulations”) and SEBI (Buy-back of securities) Regulations, 2018 (“Buy-back Regulations”) owing to the lockdown measures imposed due to the pandemic COVID 19.

The relaxations are granted with respect to open offers and buy-back tender offers opening upto July 31, 2020.

Key Highlights:

1.Service of the letter of offer and/or tender form and other offer related material to shareholders may be undertaken by electronic transmission (as already provided under the Takeover Regulations). However, it is subject to the following conditions:

i. The acquirer / company has to publish the letter of offer and tender form on the websites of the company, registrar, stock exchanges and the manager(s) to offer.

ii. The acquirer / company along with lead manager(s) must undertake all adequate steps to reach out to the/its shareholders through other means such as ordinary post or SMS or audio-visual advertisement on television or digital advertisement, etc.

iii. Acquirer/ Company has to make an advertisement containing details regarding the dispatch of the letter of offer electronically and availability of such letter of offer along with the tender form on the website of the company, registrar and manager to the offer in the same newspaper where detailed public statement was published.

Please note that the acquirer/ company may have the flexibility to publish the dispatch advertisement in additional newspapers, over and above those required under the respective regulations.

iv. The acquirer/ company must make use of advertisements in television channels, radio, internet etc. to disseminate information relating to the tendering process. Such advertisements can be in the form of crawlers/ tickers as well.

v. All the advertisement issued should also be made available on the website of the company, Registrar, Managers to the offer, and Stock Exchanges.

2.The acquirer/ company and the manager to offer must provide procedure for inspection of material documents electronically.

This circular has become effective immediately.
MandatoryListed Companies31-07-2020Yes
CentralNo Penal Action Will Be Taken Against Listed Entities Who Fail To Comply With The Sebi Circular Minimum Public Shareholding (Mps) Requirements; Says Sebi While Relaxing The Provisions Of The Circular In Light Of The Pandemic14-05-2020In a Circular dated 14th May, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has granted relaxations to listed entities from the applicability of Circular (dated 10th October, 2017) dealing with non-compliance with the Minimum Public Shareholding (MPS) requirements.

The above-mentioned circular lays down the procedure to be followed by the recognized stock exchanges / depositories with respect to MPS non-compliant listed entities, their promoters and directors, including levy of fines, freeze of promoter holding etc.

However, now, after taking into consideration requests received from listed entities and industry bodies SEBI has decided to grant relaxation from the applicability.

Therefore, the stipulations of the aforesaid October 10, 2017 SEBI circular are relaxed for listed entities for whom the deadline to comply with MPS requirements falls between the period : March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. No penal action will be taken against these listed entities on failing to comply with the Circular.

The present Circular has become effective immediately.
MandatoryListed Companies31-08-2020No
PunjabPunjab Government Has Now Increased The Timing Of Already Exempted Shops From 7 Am To 6 Pm For Counter Sale.14-05-2020The Deputy Commissioner further stated that the Punjab government has now increased the timing of already exempted shops from 7 am to 6 pm for counter sale. He stated that this relaxation would be applicable for only those shops that have been allowed to open by the District Administration as per the earlier ordersMandatoryRetailNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabShops In Sas Nagar District To Open From 7 Am - 6 Pm14-05-2020With effect from 15th May, 2020, the shops and commercial establishments in the SAS Nagar district shall open from 7 am - 6 pm. The vehicles must be avoided.

Earlier, the timings were from 7 am - 3 pm.

The movement of persons shall be allowed only to and from workplace from 7 am - 7 pm on producing ID card issued by the employer.

Besides, nobody shall move unnecessarily for non essential work.

The timings of the public dealing in banks would be from 9 am - 1 pm.

The four wheelers shall be allowed with a maximum of two passengers besides driver only for permitted activities and pillion riders on two wheelers are not permitted.

Any violations would invite criminal proceedings under the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralHome Secretary To The Govt Of India Issues Letter To State/Ut Govts To Engage Special Bus Services From Railway Stations For General Public14-05-2020The Home Secretary to the Govt of India vide letter dated 14th May 2020 instructed all State/UT Governments to engage special bus services from railway stations for general public wherever public/personal transport is not available.

This letter was issued pursuant to Order issued by Ministry of Home Affairs dated 11th May 2020 which laid down a Standard Operating Protocol for movement of passenger by train. The said MHA Order has been summarised in under the document "MHA issues SOP to facilitate movement of persons by train" under the Covid Package.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralVarious Benefits And Relaxations Announced Under Atmanirbhar Bharat (Part 2) By Fm14-05-2020Press Information Bureau has issued a Press release Part-II dated 14th May, 2020 to list down the announcements made by F.M Nirmala Sitharaman in relation to Labour Codes.
Key Highlights of the announcements made by F.M under Labour Codes

Wage related
1. The Universalization of right of minimum wages and timely payment of wages to all workers including unorganized workers. Presently minimum wages is applicable to only 30% of workers.
2. Statutory concept of National Floor Wage has been introduced that will reduce regional disparity in minimum wages.
3. Fixation of minimum wages simplified, leading to less number of rates of minimum wages and better compliance
Health related
4. Annual Health Check-up for employees
5. Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Code will also be applicable to establishments engaged in work of hazardous nature even with threshold of less than 10 workers.

Safety & Security related
6. Social Security Scheme for Gig workers and Platform workers.
7. All occupations opened for women and permitted to work at night with safeguards.
8. Provision for Social Security Fund for unorganised workers
Retirement Related
9. Gratuity for Fixed Term Employment - Provision of gratuity on completion of one year service as against 5 years.

Others
10. Appointment letter for all workers has been bought to promote formalization.
11. Definition of inter-state migrant worker modified to include migrant workers employed directly by the employer, workers directly coming to destination State of their own besides the migrant workers employed through a contractor.
12. Portability of welfare benefits for migrant workers.
13. Extension of ESIC coverage pan-India to all districts and all establishments employing 10 or more employees as against those in notified districts/areas only.
14. Extension of ESIC coverage to employees working in establishments with less than 10 employees on voluntary basis.
15. Mandatory ESIC coverage through notification by the Central Government for employees in hazardous industries with less than 10 employees.
16. Re-skilling fund introduced for retrenched employees.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
OdishaThe Pollution Control Board Of Odisha Notifies Guidelines To Be Followed Before Resuming Operations Of Industrial Units Engaged In Manufacture, Storage Or Import Of Hazardous Chemicals In Odisha14-05-2020In light of the recent chemical leakages and industrial mishaps, the Pollution Control Board of Odisha has notified directions for all industrial units engaged in manufacture or storage or import of Hazardous Chemicals before resuming operations of the units:

All industrial units to:

1. undertake a proper safety and hazard audit before resuming operations; all units that manufacture, store or import hazardous chemicals can resume their operations after COVID 19 lockdown, only after taking adequate and necessary steps to prevent the occurrence of any chemical leakage or accident;

2. ensure that pollution control equipment, connectivity of Online Continuous Emission Monitoring System (OCEMS) with CPCB/ SPCB servers, effluent treatment plants including safety equipment and machineries are kept in good operable conditions before resuming operation in present COVID-19 situation;

3. take utmost care while handling hazardous chemicals by using trained manpower;

4. ensure compliance of environmental norms;

5. ensure safety of workers and residents in their vicinity;

6. ensure that manufacturing units comply with the provisions of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 and The Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules 1996;

7. ensure that manufacturing units comply with the guidelines of National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India formulated on restarting manufacturing industries after the lockdown;

8. inform the concerned Regional Office of the Board and Director, Factories & Boilers, Odisha in case of any chemical leakage and accident and take immediate measures to rectify the same;

9. inform the Local Crisis Group and District Crisis Groups [who deals with such accidents and provides expert guidance for handling chemicals as per The Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules 1996] in the event of Major Chemical Accidents.

For a detailed read, please refer to the appended Notice.
MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedYES
NagalandThe Government of Nagaland issues Standard Operating Procedure for people entering Nagaland14-05-2020The Government of Nagaland has issued Standard Operating Procedure for people entering Nagaland.

Key points:

1. Persons returning from Green and Orange zones will be screened upon arrival and if found to be asymptomatic, such persons to undergo institutional quarantine for three (3) days and thereafter be placed under mandated Home Quarantine for fourteen days; Necessary documentation and mandatory download of mobile app for monitoring shall be completed at the institutional quarantine facility;

2. Persons returning from or having crossed through Red-zone en-route to Nagaland, are to be screened at designated screening facilities and undergo fourteen (14) days of Institutional Quarantine and thereafter undergo fourteen (14) days of Home Quarantine;

3. Stranded returnees inbound for Dimapur, Mon and Peren shall be initially quarantined at Dimapur and sent to their districts to complete their mandated Quarantine period in the designated district Quarantine Centres or Home Quarantine as the case may be.

4. The returnees inbound to the rest of the districts to be quarantined at Kohima initially and thereafter be sent to respective districts to complete the remaining quarantine period in the designated District Quarantine Centres or Home Quarantine as the case may be;

In case of by Road arrival at designated Dimapur Check Gate (2pm to 4pm):

To avoid overcrowding at the Dimapur Check Gate, all returnees shall be escorted first to Agri Expo Dimapur from where asymptomatic people will be allowed to proceed to the Quarantine Center while the ones exhibiting symptoms shall be sent to designated medical facility for further treatment;

On arrival at Dimpaur Railway Station:

1. Transport department/ committee will arrange fleet of buses to ferry the returnees from the railway station to Agri Expo and thereafter to Quarantine Centre for scanning;

2. Those found asymptomatic will proceed to the Agri Expo site under Police Escort, for registration and segregation and thereafter will be placed in various predesignated Quarantine Centres while the ones exhibiting symptoms shall be sent to designated medical facility for further treatment;;

On arrival at Dimapur Airport:

1. Medical department to thermal screen every passenger and asymptomatic passengers to be ferried to the Agri Expo site in the designated buses arranged by the Transport Department, with full Police escort. Symptomatic passengers shall be taken to the designated medical facilities for treatment while the asymptomatic returnees shall be allowed to proceed to the Agri Expo site for placing in Quarantine Centres either in Dimapur or Kohima.

For a detailed read, please refer to page no. 65 to 68 of the appended document.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
TripuraFinance Department, Government of Tripura issues heads of accounts under which penalties need to be deposited for not wearing masks913-05-2020The Finance Department, Government of Tripura (“Department”) has issued the heads of accounts under which penalties need to be deposited for not wearing masks in the offices of State Government and for other violations of the Tripura Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020.

The following are the heads of accounts notified for depositing penalties:

a. Major Head – 0055
b. Sub-Major Head – 00
c. Minor Head – 103
d. Sub Head – 10
e. Detailed Head – 01
f. Object Head – 00
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralStandard Operating Procedure (Sop) For Msmes At Work Place To Be Followed In View Of Covid-1913-05-2020Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for MSMEs at work place to be followed in view of COVID-19 in English and Hindi. For any clarification on SOP, order dated 15.04.2020 issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, may kindly be referred.

OBJECTIVE

TO PREVENT TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 AMONGST

THE EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS OF MSMES WHILE ENSURING CONTINUITY OF BUSINESSES SO THAT LIVELIHOODS ARE NOT IMPACTED

CLEANING AND DECONTAMINATION

All areas in the premises including the following shall be disinfected completely:

Entrance Gate of building, office etc.
Cafeteria and canteens.
Meeting rooms, open areas available/verandah/ entrance gate of site, rooms in the building etc.
Equipment and lifts
Washroom, toilet, sink, water points etc.
Walls/ all other surfaces

TRANSPORT FACILITIES
For workers coming from outside, special transportation facility will be arranged without any dependency on the public transport system. These vehicles should be allowed to work only with 30-40% passenger capacity.
All vehicles and machinery entering the premise should be disinfected by spray mandatorily.

WORKSPACE MEASURES
All Provision for hand wash & sanitizer preferably with touch free mechanism will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas. Sufficient quantities of all the items should be available.
Mandatory thermal scanning of everyone entering and exiting the work place to be done.
There should be strict ban of Gutka, Tobacco etc. and spitting should be strictly prohibited.

SOCIAL DISTANCING
Work places shall have a gap of one hour between shifts and will stagger the lunch breaks of sta”, to ensure social distancing.
Large gatherings or meetings of 10 or more people to be discouraged. Seating at least 6 feet away from others on job sites and in gatherings, meetings and training sessions.
Not more than 2/4 persons (depending on size) will be allowed to travel in lifts or hoists.
Use of staircase for climbing should be encouraged
There should be total ban on non-essential visitors at sites.

MEDICAL FACILITIES
Medical insurance for the workers to be made mandatory.
Hospitals/clinics in the nearby areas, which are authorized to treat COVID-19 patients, should be identified and list should be available at work place all the times.

MEASURES TO PROTECT WORKERS
Workers should continuously wear masks in the workplace.
Workers should maintain at least 1 metre gap from each other
Workers should take separate lunch break to avoid contact
Workers should regularly wash hands with soaps and use alcohol based sanitizers
If any worker develops symptoms or falls sick, it must be reported to the nearest health authorities immediately.
The workers and their families must download ‘Aarogya Setu’ app for protection against corona virus.

If any worker develops symptoms like fever, cough or difficulty breathing – it should be reported immediately to the nearest health centre or the recognised Covid-19 centre.
MandatoryMSMEsNo end date specifiedNo
StatesNew Guidelines For Vehicle Movement In The Capital Region Of Arunachal Pradesh13-05-2020The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has issued a traffic advisory regarding vehicular movement in the capital region.

Hollongi checkgate - To be used for movement of Goods Vehicles carrying essential supplies.

Banderdewa Checkgate - to be used for movement of people coming from other parts of the state and capital dwellers going to eastern part of the State. The Checkgate to be also used for movement of FCI vehicles, refrigerated vans.

Gumto Checkgate - To be used for movement of Goods Vehicles carrying essential items for a few districts in Arunachal Pradesh.
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
West BengalGovt. Of West Bengal Introduces Online Platform For Generating E-Passes For Industries13-05-2020The West Bengal Government has introduced an online platform for generating e-passes for movement for Industries.

The link is - http://202.61.117.163/epassindustry/aspx/Signin.aspx
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralRate Of Tds For Non-Salaried Specified Payments Made To Residents And Rates Of Tcs For The Specified Receipts Reduced By 25% Of The Existing Rates13-05-2020Press Information Bureau has issued a Press Release dated 13th May, 2020 to inform that the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for non-salaried specified payments made to residents and rates of Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for the specified receipts shall be reduced by 25 % of the existing rates.
Payment for contract, professional fees, interest, rent, dividend, commission, brokerage, etc. shall be eligible for this reduced rate of TDS. This education shall be applicable for the remaining part of the FY2020-21 i.e. From 14th May, 2020 to31st March, 2021.
MandatoryAll31-03-2021No
CentralDue Date For Filing Income Tax Returns For F.Y 2019-20 Extended Till 30Th November, 202013-05-2020Press Information Bureau has issued a Press Release dated 13th May, 2020 to inform that the due date for filing income tax returns for F.Y. 2019-20 has been extended to 30th November, 2020 for those taxpayers who were required to file income tax return by 31st October, 2020MandatoryAll30-11-2020Yes
CentralDue Date For Furnishing Of Income Tax Audit Report For F.Y 2019-20 Extended Till 31St October, 202013-05-2020Press Information Bureau has issued a Press Release dated 13th May, 2020 to inform that the due date for furnishing of tax audit report for F.Y. 2019-20 has been extended till 31st October, 2020 for those taxpayers who were required to get their tax audit done by 30th September, 2020MandatoryAll31-10-2020No
CentralExtension In Due Date For Making Payment Without Additional Amount Under Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Act, 2020 Till 31St December, 202013-05-2020Press Information Bureau has issued a Press Release dated 13th May, 2020 to inform that due date for making payment under Direct Tax Vivad se vishwas Act, 2020 which was earlier extended till 30th June, 2020 has been further extended till 31st December, 2020.
Hence, the additional payment of 10% which was required to be made if payment was made under the scheme after 30th June, 2020 has been forgone if payment is made till 31st December, 2020.
MandatoryAll31-12-2020Yes
CentralExtension In Due Date Of Assessments Getting Barred On 30Th September,2020 Till 31St December,2020 And Those Getting Barred On 31St March,2021 Till 30Th September,2021.13-05-2020Press Information Bureau has issued a Press Release dated 13th May, 2020 to inform that date of assessments getting barred on 30th September,2020 extended to 31st December,2020 and those getting barred on 31st March,2021 will be extended to 30th September,2021.MandatoryAll30-09-2021No
PunjabPunjab Cm Accepts Proposal To Provide Adjustments To Licensees For Losses Resulting From Lockdown13-05-2020The Chief Minister, while ruling out extension in the contract of liquor vends beyond March 31, 2020, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that the state government would, in line with the Finance Department’s recommendation, provide adjustments to the licensees for losses incurred for the lockdown period, from March 23 to May 6, 2020.

The Chief Minister has also set up a Group of Ministers (GOM) to consider the Finance Department’s proposal, along with adjustment if any, to be given to licensees in case of future lockdown/s (complete or partial during FY2020-21, and any other grievances and difficulties, as may be experienced or raised by the licensees.

The GoM, comprising the Finance Minister, the Education Minister and the Housing & Urban Development Minister, has also been mandated by the Chief Minister to consider the issue of levying a special Covid Cess on sale of liquor, as has been done by certain other states in the wake of losses incurred due to the prolonged lockdown.

On the issue of home delivery of liquor, Captain Amarinder has decided that the provisions of the existing Excise Policy would continue to be applicable, but, citing the Supreme Court’s observations in this regard, has left the option with the licensees. The Supreme Court, it may be recalled, had suggested home delivery/indirect sale of liquor, in its order in a Public Interest Litigation of 8th May 2020, to facilitate social distancing during the period of lockdown.

Noting that as a result of the lockdown, the Excise Department could not complete allotment of liquor vends for the year 2020-21, the Chief Minister directed the Department to take further action, including allotment of remaining vends, in accordance with the State Excise Policy 2020-21. Of a total of 756 groups, 500 were renewed as per Policy of 2019-20 and the remaining 256 groups were restructured into 186 groups, of which 89 groups were allotted as per the Policy of 2020-21. The remaining 97 groups are yet to be allotted.

It may be recalled that State’s Excise Policy for the year 2020-21 was approved by the Council of Ministers (CoM) on January 31, 2020. Thereafter, the Department had taken substantial action to implement the Policy. However, implementation was stopped due to the pandemic Covid-19 and resultant curfew and lockdown w.e.f. March 23, 2020, imposed first by the State Government on March 23 and thereafter by Union Ministry of Home Affairs on March 24, 2020 under the relevant provisions of CrPC and Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Pointing out that, post the lockdown, the State Government had time and again requested the Government of India to allow the Excise & Taxation Department to open liquor vends as it involved loss of State Excise revenue. It is only w.e.f. May 4, 2020 that Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed opening of liquor vends as per the guidelines issued vide letter of May 1,2020.

Subsequent to these guidelines of the MHA, the Department examined their implementation in keeping with the State Excise Policy 2020-21. The Department also prepared a memorandum for the consideration of CoM, which was sent to the Finance Department for their advice and the same was received on May 11, 2020. The matter was thereafter considered in the CoM on May 11, 2020, wherein the Chief Minister was authorized to approve suitable changes in the State Excise Policy as warranted due to the pandemic Covid-19 and resultant curfew and lockdown.
MandatoryLicensees of vend of LiquorNo end date specifiedNo
RajasthanGuidelines For Management Of Pregnant Women During Covid-19 Pandemic By Healthcare Providers In The State Of Rajasthan13-05-2020The Government of Rajasthan has through a notification dated 13th May, 2020 adopted the ICMR Guidelines for Management of Pregnant Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The guidelines covers certain aspects which Obstetric units needs to keep in mind. These include:

1. Appropriate isolation of pregnant patients who have confirmed COVID-19 or are Persons Under Investigations.
2. Basic and refresher training for all healthcare personnel to include correct adherence to infection control practices, PPE use and handling.
3. Sufficient and appropriate PPE supplies positioned at all points of care.
4. Process to protect new-borns from risk of COVID-19.

For a further detailed read of the guidelines, please see the associated document.
MandatoryHealthcare ProvidersNo end date specifiedNo
OdishaOdisha Govt Issues Sop For Overseas Returnees13-05-2020The Odisha Government has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for return of Indian Nationals, hailing from Odisha who stranded outside the country.

A. SOP for Facilitating Return of People to Odisha from Foreign Countries:
1. People intending to return to Odisha from foreign countries shall have to register themselves on the state portal – www.covid19.odisha.gov.in - prior to their departure from the foreign country.
2. E&IT Department shall utilise the existing Outbound Call Centre to facilitate collection of relevant passenger information as per the list obtained from Airlines, segregate it District/ Municipal Corporation wise and send it to the concerned Collectors / Municipal Commissioners.
3. The Collector/ Municipal Commissioner will accordingly make necessary arrangement to communicate relevant information to the concerned Gram Panchayat Nodal Officer (GPNO) / Ward Nodal Officer (VVNO) for ensuring compliance of home quarantine/ paid quarantine protocols.

B. Arrangements at the Airport:
4. Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in coordination with the Airport Authority /CISF/ Odisha Police shall set up required number of facilitation counter(s)at the Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar.
5. On landing at Biju Patnaik International Airport, the passengers will de-plane in a regulated manner (20 passengers in a batch) and walk with their hand baggage to the facilitation counter(s) set up at an earmarked area outside the terminal building. All passengers shall be stamped with indelible ink on their right inner forearm and thermally screened.
6. The symptomatic passengers will be segregated and sent to an isolation bay for completing their immigration formalities and will be shifted to the institutional facility for testing and quarantine by District/ Municipal authorities. The airline ground handling staff will collect the check-in baggage of such passengers from the conveyor and load in the dedicated vehicle/ ambulance.
7. Asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to proceed to the immigration in the terminal building and, after immigration, they will be allowed to proceed to their home or paid quarantine facility on their own arrangement. Such passengers will be required to give an undertaking to remain in home/ paid quarantine facility and follow the protocols for a period of 28 days.
8. Hand baggage and Check-in luggage of passengers shall be sprinkled with disinfectant spray by the Health/ Municipal Corporation! Fire Service personnel.
9. No porter service will be available in the airport.
10. CISF/ Bureau of Immigration will ensure safe movement of passengers on the tarmac and within the terminal and restrict vehicle movement accordingly. Transport Arrangement:
11. Movement of passengers and drivers of the vehicles from the airport shall be allowed on the basis of boarding pass. Operation of cab aggregators like Ola and Uber will be allowed for the purpose. CRUT may operate limited services from airport for convenience of passengers, with valid boarding pass.

C. Quarantine Monitoring:
12. Outbound Call Centre shall monitor the passengers in paid quarantine through phone calls to ensure that such persons abide by quarantine protocols for a period of 28 days from the date of arrival in Odisha.
13. GPNO / WNO shall affix Home Quarantine sticker on the houses of the returnees in case of home quarantine. If the house is found to be unsuitable for home quarantine, GPNO/ WNO may order for institutional quarantine.
14. GPNO/ WNO will regularly check/ monitor the returnees in home quarantine and ensure that such persons abide by quarantine protocols for a period of 28 days from the date of arrival in Odisha.
15. In case, the person manifests any symptom during home quarantine, he/ she shall inform 104 Helpline and thereafter, if necessary, he/ she will be transferred to the Covid Care Centre! Covid-19 Hospital and further steps shall be taken as per protocols prescribed by H&FW Department.
16. In case of violation of the quarantine guidelines and norms of social distancing, the GPNO/ WNO shall report the matter to the Collector / Municipal Commissioner for initiating necessary legal action against the person concerned.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralIrdai Extends Due Date For Filing Returns Pertaining To Quarter Ending 31St March 2020 By Insurance Intermediaries13-05-2020IRDAI has extended the due date for filing returns pertaining to Quarter ending 31st March 2020 by insurance intermediaries. The due date has been extended to 31st May 2020AdvisoryInsurance Intermediaries31-05-2020Yes
OdishaGovernment Of Odisha Issues Sop To Facilitate The Movement Of Passengers By Special Trains13-05-2020Government of Odisha has laid out an SOP for incoming, outgoing and general passengers while travelling by special trains:

Key points:
1. Incoming Passengers:
a. Indian Railways to provide the passenger details with mobile number to the State Nodal Officer of Govt. of Odisha;

b. Counters to facilitate screening, stamping and validation of registration.

c. Symptomatic passengers to be shifted to institutional facility for quarantine and testing by District/ Municipal authorities and the remaining passengers will be allowed to proceed to their homes/ paid quarantine facility;

Outgoing Passengers:

a. Movement of passengers as well as the driver of the vehicle transporting the passengers to and from the railway station to be allowed on the basis of confirmed e-ticket; only passengers with confirmed e-ticket shall be allowed to enter railway stations;

b. All passengers to be screened and only the asymptomatic passengers shall be allowed to board the train;

c. All passengers to wear face masks at entry and during travel;

d. All passengers to observe social distancing while travelling;

General:

a. GRP/ RPF / Odisha Police shall ensure adequate deployment at intermittent stations to avoid de-boarding of passengers travelling by special trains;

b. Commissioner, Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation and District Collector, Balasore will nominate one nodal officer each for Bhubaneswar and Balasore station respectively, for liaising with Railways and other officials.

For a detailed read, refer to the appended Order
MandatoryTransportation and StorageNo end date specifiedNo
ChandigarhInstitutional Quarantine Of Chandigarh Residents Arriving From Abroad13-05-2020The Health Department of Chandigarh Administration has laid down the procedure to be followed by Indians, arriving from abroad. The notification makes 14 days institutional quarantine, mandatory for all such persons.
The notification also lays down the procedure to be followed upon arrival, testing process, transport from airport to hospital or quarantine facility and specified the nodal officer in charge of this activity.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshThe District Magistrate, Kangra At Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh By An Order Dated May 13, 2020 Issues Various Orders Regarding Containment Zone In Kangra District13-05-2020The Office of Chairman DDMA-Cum-District Magistrate Kangra at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh in a recent Order under Section 34 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated May 13,2020, informed that positive cases of COVID-19 are being detected in various areas of the District Kangra which may become probable hotspots of COVID-19 unless strict measures are taken urgently for geographic quarantine of the concerned area as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. This Order has come into effect immediately and will remain valid until further orders in larger public interest.

In this light, the District Magistrate, Kangra at Dharamshala ordered and directed that the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of the concerned area shall be competent to notify Containment Zone in a defined geographical area around the epicenter of the outbreak i.e. the residence/ place of stay of the index patient and his primary contacts and also notify the Buffer Zone around the Containment Zone. It Clarified that the validity of the order notifying Containment Zone and Buffer Zone shall be kept as 2 weeks from the date of order and the expiry date shall be clearly mentioned in the order itself.

Further, it lists a number of orders such as ‘Once an area is notified as Containment Zone by the SDM, all the relaxations given in orders no. 1675-1700 SK/DM dated 20 April, 2020, no. 1860-1900 SK/DM dated 25 April, 2020 and no. 2064-74 SK/DM dated 04.05.2020 and further orders shall stand automatically withdrawn. No public or private works or activities shall be carried out in the Containment Zone and no offices located within the Containment Zone shall be opened’. Please refer to the Order for the complete list.
MandatoryAll industries in Kangra district, Dharamshala, Himachal PradeshNo end date specifiedYes
CentralVarious Benefits And Relaxations Announced Under Atmanirbhar Bharat (Part 1) By Pm13-05-2020Under the recently announced Atmanirbhar Bharat by the PM, various benefits, exemptions and relaxations were announced. Some key ones are:
1. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: food, insurance, social security, etc.
2. Other measures like sanctioning amount for health sector, implementation of "Special Refund and Drawback Disposal Drive”, clearance of pending income-tax refunds up to ₹5 lakh. Additionally, extension of timeline for filings and other compliances.
3. Summarises measures taken by Reserve Bank of India to provide various reliefs in the light of Covid-19 outbreak.
4. Benefits to MSME sector including revision of definitions of MSME.
5. Disallowing global tenders upto Rs 200 crores to provide impetus to MSME sector.
6. Rs. 2500 crore EPF support for business and workers for 3 more months. This was provided earlier for salary months of March, April and May, 2020. This support will be extended by another 3 months to salary months of June, July and August, 2020.
7. Rs 30,000 crore Special Liquidity Scheme for NBFCs/HFCs/MFIs.
8. Rs. 90,000 Cr. Liquidity Injection Power Distribution Companies (DISCOMs).
9. Extension of up to 6 months (without costs to contractor) to be provided by all Central Agencies (like Railways, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Central Public Works Dept, etc.).
10. Extension of registration and completion date of real estate projects under RERA.
11. In order to provide more funds at the disposal of the taxpayers, the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for non-salaried specified payments made to residents and rates of Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for the specified receipts shall be reduced by 25% of the existing rates.
12. All pending refunds to charitable trusts and noncorporate businesses and professions including proprietorship, partnership, LLP and Co-operatives shall be issued immediately.
13. Period of Vivad se Vishwas Scheme for making payment without additional amount will be extended to 31st December,2020.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaCorrigendum To Advisory Issued To Information Technology/Ites And Business Process Management Sector In Karnataka13-05-2020Certain changes have been made to the earlier advisory dated 3.5.2020 to IT/ITeS and BPO companies for conducting operations during the lockdown through a corrigendum dated 13.5.2020.

Prescribed guidelines for staff movement, screening of employees, signing of declaration by employees, surveillance systems, wearing of face mask, nomination of Nodal Officer have undergone change. Please refer to our earlier update on the advisory dated 3.5.2020 for further details.
AdvisoryIT/ITESNo end date specifiedNo
Andhra PradeshGovt. Of Andhra Pradesh Vide Order Dated 13Th May 2020 Lays Down Guidelines For Opening / Closing And Functioning Of Shops In Different Zones.13-05-2020The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Health Medical & Family Welfare Department vide order dated 13th May 2020 has laid down guidelines for opening and closing of shops in different zones in the state.

Key points are:
1. No shops shall open in containment zone (Core areas and Buffer zones). These zones will be notified by the District Administration (DM).
2. Apart from containment zone, shops can open in all other zones from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except pharmacies).
3. Shops selling products like fruits, milk, vegetables can be permitted from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM as per the directions of the DM.
4. Shopping malls, market complexes or markets in rural / urban areas shall not be allowed to function.
5. Cloth, Shoes, Jewellery shops are not permitted to open.
6. In urban areas, colony shops or shops within residential complexes are permitted to open.
7. All shops to adhere to physical distancing of at least 6 feet and circles to be drawn in front of the shops to ensure physical distancing.
8. Sanitizers shall be made available at entry and exit doors.
9. Staff of the shop should wear masks and hand gloves,
MandatoryAll shopsNo end date specifiedNo
CentralThe Reserve Bank Of India Announced Some Relief Measures In View Of Covid-19 Beneficial For Msme Sector.12-05-2020The Reserve bank of India announced some relief measures in view of COVID-19 beneficial for MSME sector.
1. The cash reserve ratio(CRR) of all banks to be reduced by 100 basis points to 3% of net demand and time liabilities
2. A moratorium of 3 months of all instalments of term loans falling due between March 1 and May 31 2020.
3. In respect of working capital facilities sanctioned in the form of CC/OD to borrowers facing stress, the lending institutions may re-calculate drawing power by reducing margins and /or by re-assessing the working capital cycle. Such relief is available up to 31st May, 2020.
4. Classifications as special mention account and non-performing assets (NPA)
5. Extension of realisation period of export proceeds.
6. RBI has decided to conduct targeted long term repo operations for an aggregate amount of Rs. 50,000 crore with at least 50 percent of total amount availed going to small sized NBFCs and MFIs.
7. Refinancing facilities for all India financial institutions.
8. Liquidity adjustments facilities : Fixed rate reverse repo rate
MandatoryMSMENo end date specifiedNo
CentralFood Import Clearance Has Been Notified As Essential Service During Lockdown Due To Covid-19 And That All Fssai Food Import Offices Are Open And Functioning On Every Working Day From 9:30 Am To 6:00 P.M12-05-2020The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) through the ‘Imports’ section of its website has issued information for the attention of all Importers that the “Food Import Clearance has been notified as essential service during lockdown due to Covid-19. Therefore, all FSSAI Food Import Offices are open and functioning on every working day from 9:30 AM to 6:00 P.M” It also, provides other information for the information of importers and also provides a clickable option detailing the Steps of Food Import Clearance Process and Review Process. (Refer to link https://fssai.gov.in/cms/imports.php )

The FSSAI further states that it has its Authorised Officers at 6 locations namely Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Tuticorin covering 21 points of entries for ensuring compliance to the provisions of FSSA Act, 2006 and Regulations made thereunder. Further, there are another 396 locations (excel attached in the information) throughout the country where Customs officials have been notified as Authorised Officers by FSSAI.

FSSAI states that Section 25 of the Food Safety & Standard Act, 2006, stipulates that all imports of articles of food are subject to the provisions of the Act. The procedure and requirements for import of food articles are regulated by FSS (Import) Regulations, 2017.

It also informs that FSSAI has an online system for clearance of food imports, Food Import Clearance System (FICS) which is seamlessly integrated with the Customs ICE-GATE (Indian Customs Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data interchange (EC/EDI) Gateway) under SWIFT (Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade). Selective sampling & testing of food articles on the basis of risk profiling done by FSSAI is implemented at the Customs ICEGATE.

The food articles when referred to FSSAI for clearance by the Customs Authorities are subjected to scrutiny of documents, visual inspection, sampling and testing in order to determine whether or not they conform to the safety and quality standards established and laid down under various Food Safety and Standards Regulations. If sample is found conforming then No Objection Certificate (NOC) is generated and if not conforming, then Non-Conforming Report (NCR) is generated.
MandatoryFood ImportersNo end date specifiedYes
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Pollution Control Board Issues 'Guidelines For Restarting Manufacturing Industries After Lockdown'12-05-2020The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board through the ‘News & Event’ Section on its website, issued the ‘Guidelines for Restarting Manufacturing Industries After Lockdown’ as a letter addressed to all Industries in the state.

The Letter contains the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Order dated May 9, 2020 stating the guidelines on restarting manufacturing industries after the lockdown period for its strict compliance.

Detailed ‘Guidelines for restarting manufacturing industries after lockdown’ has been provided. It states that due to several weeks of lockdown and the closure of industrial units during the lockdown period, it is possible that some of the operators might not have followed the established SOP. As a result, some of the manufacturing facilities, pipelines, valves, etc. may have residual chemicals, which may pose risk. The same is true for the storage facilities with hazardous chemicals and flammable materials. It also provides a list of laws issued by the National Disaster Management Authority.
Further, it states that the State Governments shall also ensure that the off-site disaster management plan of the respective Major Accidental Hazard (MAH) units are up to date and preparedness to implement them is high. It is also advised that all the responsible officers of the district shall ensure the Industrial On-Site Disaster Management Plans are also in place and cover Standard Operating Procedures for safe re-starting of the industries during & after COVID 19 lock down.

The Guidelines are provided under broad headings such as Generic guidelines, For specific industrial processes, Storage of products, Guidelines for the workers.
MandatoryAll Industries in Tamil NaduNo end date specifiedYes
GujaratMinistry Of Health & Family Welfare Rolls Out Revised Guidelines For Dialysis Of Covid – 19
Patients
12-05-2020COVID-19 is a disease which is very fatal for people who suffer with co-morbidities and for patients with Chronic kidney disease stage-5 (CKD-5) patients on dialysis [maintenance haemodialysis (MHD)or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)] are also vulnerable group because of their existing comorbidities, repeated unavoidable exposure to hospital environment and immunosuppressed state due to CKD-5.

General guidelines have been given in this regard and it is advised that patients adhere to prescribed schedule and not miss their dialysis sessions to avoid any emergency dialysis.

In addition to that general guidelines are also given for dialysis unit such as adequate medical supplies are maintained and patients are bound to report if they have any fever, coughing, or breathing problems in the dialysis unit and waiting area. Further, all haemodialysis units should educate their personnel in haemodialysis units; including nephrologists, nurses, technicians, other staff and all patients undergoing MHD along with their care givers about COVID 19 and universal precautions have to be strictly followed.

In addition to all that, guidelines are also issued for patients before their arrival to dialysis unit, screening area, inside the unit and dialysis staff during dialysis procedure. Disinfecting and disposal procedures are also explained in detail.
AdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
ChandigarhChandigarh Administration To Distribute 3 Months Food Grain In One Go Under Pmgkay12-05-2020Pursuant to Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna by the Government of India in providing 5 kg wheat per member per month and 1 kg pulses per family per month for 3 months (April, May and June, 2020) to the registered beneficiaries under NFSA free of cost, the Chandigarh administration has decided the following:
To distribute 3 months food grain in one go, i.e., 15 kgs wheat per person and 3 kgs pulses per family to all registered beneficiaries as Priority Households and AAY Households under DBT Scheme for food grains as per provisions of NFSA free of cost at their door step.

This is in addition to the food subsidy already made available in the bank accounts of registered beneficiaries.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabGap Identification In Public Transport Network, Receipt Of Applications Extended Upto 15.06.2020 Due To Covid-19 In Chandigarh12-05-2020The last date for receipt of application for prospective operators of buses with seating capacity of 39 or more on potential new routes and for addition of more services on the existing routes has been extended to 15/06/2020 in the light of Covid-19 outbreak.

Applications can be submitted online only at www.punjabtransport.org.
MandatoryBus Transport in Chandigarh15-06-2020No
UttarakhandThe Government Of Uttarakhand Has Provided Information For Migrant Citizens Of Uttarakhand To Register If They Want To Return12-05-2020The Government of Uttarakhand on the Department of Medical Health And Family Welfare website has informed that migrant citizens of Uttarakhand who are stuck in other state and want to return to Uttarakhand can register themselves on the link https://dsclservices.in/uttarakhand-migrant-registration.php provided in the notice or could call on the various numbers mentioned in the notice.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabPunjab Government Issues Advisory For People Involved In The Frequent Interstate/Intrastate Movement12-05-2020The Government of Punjab has through a Notification dated 12th May, 2020 released an advisory of activities to be kept in mind while travelling anywhere within or outside the state. As per the Advisory:

1. All the persons are requested to avoid travel, if possible. In cases where the travelling is essential, one should not move around unnecessarily and should avoid moving in groups/large numbers.

2. The travelling persons shall ensure, before travel, that either they fall in the exempted category as per the extant instructions issued by the Department of Home Affairs & Justice, Government of Punjab or have the due requisite permission to travel. However, even in the case of exempted categories, the requisite documents stipulated by the Government shall always be readily available with the traveller.

3. Travel should be avoided in cases where the traveller has fever/cold/cough/difficulty in breathing. Such a person should contact the nearest medical facility immediately.

4. The travelling persons should always keep in mind the norms of social distancing as laid down by the government, i.e., maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter from everyone else.

5. The four-wheeler vehicle is allowed to carry only two persons along with the driver so as to ensure the adequate social distancing.

6. The passenger/driver should wear cloth mask at all times immediately from leaving the house till the entry back into the house. The mask shall be worn throughout the journey.

7. The masks shall be worn in a manner that it snuggly covers the nose as well as the mouth.

8. The cloth mask should be washed with soap and water daily after use.

9. The driver and the passengers are advised not to indulge in any handshakes or hug to greet/see-off each other.

10. Wash the hands with soap for at least 40 seconds by applying the soap gently on the palm and back of the hand including web spaces between the fingers and space between the finger and the thumb and the wrist wherever and whenever the opportunity to wash the hands is available. However, a two-hourly hand wash is recommended.

11. The hands should preferably be washed in the manner prescribed above by the drivers/passengers before they board the vehicle for their journey.

12. Alcohol-based sanitizer (minimum 70% ethyl alcohol) can be carried by the passengers/drivers in the vehicles to sanitize the hands. The sanitizers are to be refilled/replaced frequently. Use a minimum of 3 ml of the sanitizer (approximately 2 pushes of sanitizer dispenser) on DRY HANDS for at least 30 seconds for good hygienic hand disinfection.

13. Sanitize the hands even if they appear to be apparently clean.

14. The driver and passengers should either sanitize or wash their hands whatever is feasible and available frequently.

15. The driver and passengers should mandatorily hand wash/sanitize in the manner prescribed before touching the refreshments during tea-break/lunch-break etc.

16. The air-conditioners can be used in the vehicles along with one open window so as to ensure adequate ventilation.

17. Do not smoke or chew tobacco based products such as gutka, pan masala etc. during the travel/halt.

18. In case of a cough/sneeze, follow the respiratory etiquettes. Use handkerchief to cover the face which shall then be kept in his/her own pocket/purse in a manner that the surface of the handkerchief exposed to the cough/sneeze shall not touch the other parts of the belongings directly.

19. In case someone is not carrying the handkerchief he/she should cough/sneeze into the flexed/bent elbow.

20. In either case, immediately hand-wash with soap in the manner prescribed the hands/other exposed surfaces to cough/sneeze.

21. Do not touch your face, mouth, nose and eyes with hands at all times.

22. Do not spit except when absolutely essential and only in the washbasin of the toilet which shall then be rinsed and washed away.

23. The drivers and the passengers should comply with the thermal scanning available to all the inter-city borders. The normal human body temperature is 97.7 to 99.5-degree Fahrenheit or 36.5 to 37.5-degree centigrade.

24. All the persons should declare their travel history at the inter-state/city checkpoints regarding whether they have visited any containment zone in the last 14 days.

25. Only asymptomatic persons should be allowed to move further after the thermal screening and they should not be kept in any quarantine facility.

26. All the persons are advised not to meet/interact with people who are symptomatic or are under home/facility quarantine.

27. Do not indulge in gossip/rumours with regard to COVID-19 without verifying the facts. All the persons should mandatorily download COVA app (along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi activation) for correct, authentic information as also for regular monitoring of their health status.

28. In case a co-worker is diagnosed as COVID-19 with whom one had a contact during the journey/waiting time etc, there shall not be panic. One should report to the Helpline No. 104/State Control Room No. 01722920074/08872090029, detailing the exact nature of exposure so as to assist the medical facility to undertake further necessary actions.

29. The employer in case a worker/employee is diagnosed as corona positive and such a worker/employee has attended the shift shall immediately inform the Helpline No. 104 / State Control Room No. 01722920074 / 08872090029 along with all the facts about the worker and the contacts he might have during the shift. The employer shall therefore maintain a complete and proper record of all workers on any particular day.
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabPunjab Government Issues Guidelines For Unauthorised Trespassers12-05-2020The Punjab Government has observed increased cases of people entering the state without authorisation. The Government issues these guidelines to state, municipal and district authorities on how to handle such cases.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralAdditional Relaxation In Relation To Compliance With Certain Provisions Of Sebi (Listing Obligations And Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 – Covid-19 Pandemic
12-05-2020Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, in a Circular dated 12th May, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has rolled out the following additional relaxations in relation to compliance with certain provisions of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015:

1. Requirement of sending physical copies of annual report to shareholders:

Regulation 36 (1)(b) and (c) of the LODR prescribes that a listed entity shall send a hard copy of the statement containing salient features of all the documents, as prescribed in Section 136 of the Companies Act, 2013 to the shareholders who have not registered their email addresses and hard copies of full annual reports to those shareholders, who request for the same, respectively. However, now, these provisions have been relaxed for listed entities who conduct their AGMs during the calendar year 2020 i.e. till 31st December, 2020.

(Note: This relaxation is granted in view of the relaxation given by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for conducting AGM and EGM through electronic mode)

2. Requirement of proxy for general meetings:

Regulation 44 (4) of the LODR specifies that the listed entity shall send proxy forms to holders of securities in all cases mentioning that a holder may vote either for or against a resolution. This requirement is relaxed temporarily taking into consideration that meetings will be held through electronic mode only.
(Note: This relaxation is available for listed entities who conduct their AGMs through electronic mode during the calendar year 2020 (i.e. till December 31, 2020)

3. Requirement of dividend warrants/cheques:

Regulation 12 of the LODR prescribes issuance of ‘payable at par’ warrants or cheques which can also be sent by speed post. This provision will be applicable on normalization of postal services. However, in cases where email addresses of shareholders are available, listed entities shall endeavour to obtain their bank account details and use the electronic modes of payment specified in Schedule I of the LODR.

4. Relaxation from publication of advertisements in the newspapers:

SEBI, vide circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/48 dated March 26, 2020 had exempted publication of advertisements in newspapers, as required under regulation 47, for all events scheduled till May 15, 2020, since some newspapers had stopped their print versions due to CoVID-19 pandemic. In view of the continuing lockdown and the resultant bottlenecks relating to print versions of newspapers, the aforesaid exemptions from publication of advertisements in newspapers are extended for all events scheduled till June 30, 2020.

5. Relaxation from publishing quarterly consolidated financial results under regulation 33(3)(b) of the LODR for certain categories of listed entities:

As per regulation 33(3)(b) of the LODR, in case a listed entity has subsidiaries, the listed entity shall submit quarterly/year-to-date consolidated financial results. However, with regard to this, SEBI has received representations stating the difficulties faced by the companies. In view of the representations, the following has been decided;

i. Listed entities which are banking and / or insurance companies or having subsidiaries which are banking and / or insurance companies may submit consolidated financial results under regulation 33(3)(b) for the quarter ending June 30, 2020 on a voluntary basis. However, they shall continue to submit the standalone financial results as required under regulation 33(3)(a) of the LODR.

ii. If such listed entities choose to publish only standalone financial results and not consolidated financial results, they shall give reasons for the same.

Please note that this Circular shall come into force with immediate effect.

Background:

In view of the pandemic, SEBI has earlier issued certain relaxations to the listed companies through various Circulars. In addition to those relaxations, the present Circular is issued by SEBI granting further relaxations.
MandatoryAll (listed)No end date specifiedYes
CentralPress Release Dated 12Th May 2020 Related To Fssai Facilitates Food Businesses Amid Covid 19 Pandemic [Updated On:12-05-2020]12-05-2020In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is taking several steps to help food business during the lockdown period.

Some of the steps to facilitate food businesses with help of State Food Safety Departments include licensing work on online portals, establishing licensing helpline in each state with a dedicated number and email ID, creating a robust complaint handling mechanism and conducting only essential inspections.

FSSAI has also issued detailed guidelines on food safety and hygiene for food businesses during COVID-19 pandemic and along with that it has also commenced training for food handlers under its Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) programme.

Further, FSSAI has instructed all States / UTs to follow a non-discriminatory approach while dealing with food businesses in the lockdown and even post lockdown.
AdvisoryFood BusinessesNo end date specifiedNo
Madhya PradeshGovt Of Madhya Pradesh Adopts The Mha Order Dated 5Th May 2020 On Sop For Movement Of Indian Nationals Stranded Outside The Country And Persons Stranded In India Who Wants To Travel Abroad.12-05-2020Govt of Madhya Pradesh vide letter dated 12th May 2020 adopts the MHA order dated 5th May 2020 on SOP for movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country and persons stranded in India who wants to travel abroad.

Further to adopting the MHA order, the Madhya Pradesh Government has also listed all the hotels which will act as quarantine centres for such people who will be coming to the State of Madhya Pradesh along with the following information: -

1. Hotel Name
2. Address of the Hotel
3. Owner / Manager name and contact number
4. Number of rooms available in the hotel
5. Rent of the rooms
6. Resident staff available
7. Resident doctor / paramedic available
MandatoryAll stranded persons coming to IndiaNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabThe Government Of Punjab, Has Issued Several Guidelines/ Advisories Regarding The Quarantine Of Returnees From Outside The Country-Asymptomatic Contacts In The Hotel/Private Facilities In The Wake Of Covid19 Pandemic.12-05-2020The Government of Punjab, Department of Health & Family Welfare has issued several guidelines/ Advisories regarding the quarantine of returnees from outside the country-asymptomatic contacts in the hotel/private facilities in the wake of COVID19 pandemic.
There are guidelines for the following:
1. Guidelines for facility managers
2. Guidelines for the Quarantined person
3. Guidelines on air conditioning
MandatoryHospitalityNo end date specifiedNo
HaryanaRelief Measures For Industrial And Commercial Establishments In Haryana12-05-2020The Government of Haryana, acknowledging the difficulties of Industrial and commercial establishments, has introduced some relief measures.
1. Waiver of rent due against all government/panchayat Raj Institution/ Urban Local bodies buildings and shops including Start-up incubators of the department of Information Technology for the period from 15.03.2020 to 31.05.2020.
2. 50% waiver of simple interest and extension of deferment period from the present limit of 30th April to 31st May 2020 for all dues payable to Government Departments, Boards, Corporations and authorities.
3. Waiver of two months of Motor Vehicle Tax for Commercial Vehicles.
4. Extension of the validity period of all the Government contracts entered into by various departments/agencies, up to the last date of lockdown period i.e. 17.05.2020 or any other date further notified by the Government. In the wake of the epidemic, the standard “Force Majeure” clause is being made applicable in all Government contracts covered under this notification. However it will not include contracts entered into the Government departments /agencies for medical infrastructure /facilities the supply of items including drugs pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw materials and intermediaries, disaster management items, food and food products etc. required to fight against COVID-19 and other flood /emergency related activities . The administrative Secretaries of concerned departments are authorised to effect changes in their contracts awarded by their departments accordingly.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralTime Limit For Accepting Undertaking In Lieu Of Bond Has Been Extended Till 30Th May, 2020 Instead Of 15Th May, 2020.Consequently, The Date For Submission Of Proper Bond In Lieu Of Which The Undertaking Is Being Temporarily Accepted Is Extended Till 15Th June,2020



11-05-2020Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has issued Circular No. 2/2020-GST to further extend the facility of accepting undertaking in lieu of bond for the period till 30th May, 2020 instead of 15th May, 2020. Consequently, the date for submission of proper bond in lieu of which the undertaking is being temporarily accepted is extended till 15th June,2020MandatoryAll15-06-2020Yes
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Pollution Control Board Issues Guidelines On Collection, Treatment And Disposal Of Bio-Medical Waste During Covd-19 Pandemic11-05-2020The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board issues guidelines for handling, collection, transportation and disposal of bio-medical waste generated by treating COVID-19 affected patients.

The guidelines of segregated into the following parts: -
1. Duties of Health Care Establishments
2. Duties of Common Biomedical waste treatment facilities(CBMWTFs)
3. DOs for Quarantine Homes/Home care facilities
4. DOs Public in general
5. Don'ts for all
6. Contact Details of CBMWTFs

Key duties of Health Care Establishments are: -

1. Keep separate colour coded bins/bags/containers in wards and maintain proper segregation of waste as per BMWM Rules, 2016 as amended and CPCB guidelines for implementation of BMW Management Rules.
2. 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;
3. Collect and store biomedical waste in a designated area separately prior to handing over the same CBMWTF.
4. Use 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.
5. Biomedical waste collected in such isolation wards can also be lifted directly from ward into CBMWTF collection van.
6. Bags/containers used for collecting biomedical waste from COVID-19 wards, should be labelled as “COVID-19 Waste”

Key duties of Common Biomedical waste treatment facilities(CBMWTFs)
1. Report to SPCBs/PCCs about receiving of waste from COVID-19 isolation wards / Quarantine Camps / Quarantined homes / COVID-19 Testing Centres;
2. Operator of CBWTF shall ensure regular sanitization of workers involved in handling and collection of biomedical waste;
3. Workers shall be provided with adequate PPEs including three layer masks, splash proof aprons/gowns, nitrile gloves, gum boots and safety goggles;
4. Vehicle should be sanitized with sodium hypochlorite or any appropriate chemical disinfectant after every trip.
5. COVID-19 waste should be disposed-off immediately upon receipt at facility.
6. Operator of CBWTF shall maintain separate record for collection, treatment and disposal of COVID-19 waste.
7. Do not allow any worker showing symptoms of illness to work at the facility. May provide adequate leave to such workers and by protecting their salary.

For a detailed read please see the attached document.
MandatoryHealth Care Establishments,  Common Bio-medical waste treatment facilities, Quarantine Homes/Home care facilitiesNo end date specifiedNo
CentralMinistry Of Home Affairs (Mha) Vide Order Dated 11Th May 2020 Has Issued Sop For Movement Of Persons By Train11-05-2020As the Indian railway will start graded operations from 12th May 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) vide order dated 11th May 2020 has issued standard operating procedure (SOP) for movement of persons by train.

The key points mentioned in the SOP are: -
1. Only passenger with confirmed e-tickets shall be allowed to enter the station.
2. The movement of the passengers and the driver will be allowed as per confirmed e-ticket.
3. All passengers needs to be screened and only asymptomatic (without any symptom of COVID-19 virus) passengers will be allowed to board the train.
4. All passengers shall be provided with hand sanitizers at the entry and exit points.
5. All passengers shall wear face covers/mask at entry and during travel.
6. During boarding and travel, the passengers should maintain social distancing.
7. Passengers arriving to their destination, will have to adhere to health protocols as prescribed by the States / UTs.
8. The train schedule, protocols for booking, entry and movement of passengers and coach service specifications will be widely publicized by Ministry of Railways.
MandatoryAll rail passengersNo end date specifiedNo
CentralMohfw Issues Clarifications On The Revised Discharge Policy For Covid-19 Patients11-05-2020The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare prepared a revised policy on discharge of COVID-19 patients in consultation with ICMR and is in line with the MoHFW’s guidelines on the categorization of the patients based on clinical severity and their management in the 3 tier COVID facilities.
For mild/very mild/pre-symptomatic cases
i. Patient can be discharged after 10 days of symptom onset and no fever for 3 days
ii. No need for testing prior to discharge
iii. Patient will be advised to follow home isolation for a further 7 days after discharge
For moderate cases
i. Patient can be discharged (a) if asymptomatic for 3 days and (b) after 10 days of symptom onset
ii. No need for testing prior to discharge
iii. Patient will be advised to follow home isolation for a further 7 days after discharge
For severe cases
i. Clinical recovery
ii. Patient tested negative once by RT-PCR (after resolution of symptoms)
MandatoryHealthcareNo end date specifiedNo
Tamil NaduGuidelines To Be Followed By The Managements Before Restarting Factories Involved In Hazardous Process / Dangerous Operations11-05-2020Pursuant to accident involving toxic gas release during start up process in a chemical factory in Andhra Pradesh, the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Tamil Nadu has instructed factories handling hazardous process / dangerous operations to follow the prescribed procedures while restarting the plants / processes in additional to compliances under Factories Act and other applicable laws.MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedYes
ChandigarhRegistering & Licensing Authority Office, U.T.,Chandigarh Will Remain Close Due To Outbreak Of Covid-19 Till Further Orders. The Appointment Will Reschedule Accordingly.11-05-2020Registering & Licensing Authority Office, U.T.,Chandigarh will remain close due to outbreak of COVID-19 till further orders. The appointment will reschedule accordingly.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabDirector Of Industries And Commerce Advises Owners Of Boilers To Be Extra Vigilant And Follow All Safety Protocols Before Restarting Boilers11-05-2020The Director of Industries and Commerce has through a notification dated 11th May, 2020 issued an advisory for owners of all Owners to be extra vigilant and follow all safety protocols priors to restarting boilers after lifting of the lockdown. The Director has also advised that during this phase, the Boilers, Pipelines and valves should be testing initially and operated as per test run periods and employees working on Boilers must be sensitized so as to minimize the risks. Further start-up/operation of the Boilers should be carried out under the supervisions of Boiler Operation Engineers or the Boiler Attendants as required under the rules.AdvisoryOwners of BoilersNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabDistrict Administration Allows Opening Of More Shops In District11-05-2020The District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner has ordered the opening of some more shops related to some more services/commodities.

Keeping in mind the changing weather, the District Administration has allowed the opening of shops selling electric fans/air coolers/AC repair, vehicle repair, spare parts, books and stationary, electrician service, supply of electrical and sanitary items, construction material, bricks, sand, plywood, timer, glass etc, IT repair, Invertor supply, plumber services, wood/hardware/paint etc. These shops can be opened from 7 am to 3 pm for counter sale and from 3 pm to 7 pm, these shops can do home delivery. The shopkeepers can commute by carrying a valid identity card from 7 am to 7 pm only. He clarified that these relaxations would not be valid in hotspots and containment zones.

District Magistrate informed that a three-member committee has been formed for Ludhiana city, that would hold regular checks of shops, that have been allowed to open during the ongoing curfew/lockdown. This committee would check whether the shopkeepers and works open during curfew/lockdown are following COVID protocol, social distancing, use of face masks and gloves etc.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraMaharashtra Prescribes Safety Precaution To Be Taken Before Resuming Operations Of Units After Covid-19 Lockdown.11-05-2020The following shall be observed by Industries which were not in operation during lockdown period and now wants to resume the operations:
1. A proper safety and hazard audit should be undertaken by all units before resuming
operation. After COVID 19 lockdown period, the Industries that manufacture, store or
import hazardous chemicals shall resume their operations, only after ensuring adequate and necessary steps to prevent the occurrence of any chemical leakage/accident.
2. All the units engaged in the manufacture, storage, handling or import of Hazardous
Chemicals shall comply with the stipulated provisions of the Manufacture, storage, and import of Hazardous Chemical Rules 1989 and the Chemical accidents (Emergency
Planning, Preparedness, and response) Rules 1996 without fail.
3. Units shall ensure that the pollution control equipment, connectivity of OCEMS with
CPCB/SPCB servers, effluent treatment plants including safety equipment and its machineries shall be in operational condition before resuming operations. Also ensure emission/gas scrubbing/treatment system is in operation, wherever gas
generation/release from the process is known.
4. The hazardous and other waste generated in the establishment shall be sent or sold to an authorized actual user or shall be disposed of in an authorized disposal facility within time limit prescribed by MPC Board.
5. Units shall take utmost care in handling hazardous chemical with the help of trained manpower only.
6. Units shall ensure that environmental norms are not violated in any manner and shall ensure safety of workers and residents in the vicinity.
7. Units shall identify the potential acute hazards and concerns that are inherent in the manufacturing process& shall ensure adequate mitigations measure against each hazard.
8. Units shall ensure that pressure relief system (Rupture Disc/ Pressure release valve/Breather valve/ Vents etc.) are in working condition and are adjusted the required limit /size.
9. Units shall ensure that chemicals are stored and handled as per Chemical compatibility to avoid any untoward incidents.
10. Units shall ensure that Automation interlocks provided to the Process equipment/ pumps/auxiliary tanks and piping are working properly.
11. Units shall ensure adequate measures are taken to mitigate the risks arising out of Human errors for critical operations especially where reaction are of Exothermic in
nature/wherever there are chances of runaway reaction.
12. Units shall ensure that adequate measures are taken to mitigate the risks arising out of utility failures for certain critical operations.
13. Units shall ensure that all pressure gauges, temperature sensors, pressure relief devices of critical equipment are calibrated and are in working condition.
14. The unit shall obtain necessary permission from the committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Collector wherein the officer of DISH, MIDC and MPCB are the members.
15. Prior to resume the operation of Hazardous Chemical handling unit, intimation to MPC Board and Director of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH) department shall be given online by uploading/submitting the following information along with intimation letter:
a. A copy of Onsite and off-site emergency plan.
b. A copy of report of the safety audit carried out as directed in para 1 above.
c. Details of action, if any, taken in pursuance of the safety audit.
16. Unit shall specify the probable antidote for the gases/emissions inhaled after an accident.
MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedYes
PunjabPunjab Mandates Incoming Travellers From Abroad To Be Kept In Paid Institutional Quarantine And Inbound Travellers From Other States To Undergo Strict Home Quarantine11-05-2020The Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Government of Punjab has made it mandatory for incoming travellers from abroad to be kept in paid Institutional Quarantine and inbound travellers from other states to undergo strict home quarantine.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralMha Issues Sop To Facilitate Movement Of Persons By Train11-05-2020The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) to facilitate the movement of persons by train.

Movement of passengers to & fro and entry at the railway station would be permitted only on a confirmed e-ticket.

There would be a compulsory medical screening for all passengers. Only asymptomatic persons would be allowed to board the train. During the travel and at the railway stations, strict adherence to health/hygiene protocols and social distancing shall be followed.

All passengers would be provided with hand sanitizer at entry and exit points at the station and in coaches.

Further, it would be ensured that all passengers wear face covers/ masks at entry and during travel.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
MaharashtraMaharashtra Government Allows Home Delivery Of Liquor11-05-2020The Home Department, Government of Maharashtra has through a notification dated 11th May, 2020 permitted licensees holding FL-II,FL/BR-II,FL/W-II licences to make home delivery of IMFL-Spirits, Beer, Mild Liquor, Wines subject to the following conditions:

1. The licensee shall sell the IMFL-Spirits, Beer, Mild Liquor, Wines only in respect of the liquor of which he is licensed to sale.

2. The licensee shall effect sale and delivery of the foreign liquor only from within the area of the licensed premises and on the day and during the hour as specified.

3. The sale of liquor under this order to the permit holder by effecting delivery of the permitted liquor to the home address may be effected only if the permit holder places an order for sale of the concerned liquor.

4. The licensee shall ensure that the persons deployed for the delivery of liquor use mask and also use hand-sanitizers at frequent intervals.
MandatoryLicensees holding FL-II,FL/BR-II,FL/W-II licencesNo end date specifiedNo
Tamil NaduThe Government Of Tamil Nadu Introduced Guidelines On Restarting Manufacturing Industries After The Lockdown.11-05-2020The Government of Tamil Nadu vide letter dated 11-05-2020, introduced guidelines on restarting manufacturing industries after the lockdown.
There are generic guidelines and specific industrial process guidelines.
The Generic guidelines are as follows:
1. While restarting the first week should be considered as a test or a trial run without high production targets.
2. To minimize the risk the risk, it is important that employees who work on specific equipment are sensitized and made aware of the need to identify abnormalities like strange sounds or smell, exposed wires, vibration, leaks, smoke, abnormal wobbling, irregular grinding or other potentially hazardous signs which indicate the need for an immediate maintenance or if required shutdown.
3. Especially during the COVID 19 times ensure all lockout and tagout procedures are in place on a daily basis.
4. Inspections of all equipment as per safety protocol during the restart phase.
5. In case the industry has any difficulty in managing crucial backward linkages that administration for specific assistance. District collectors may be instructed to ensure that in such instances, the industrial unit may be facilitated to run their end to end operations in the overall interest of industrial security.
For specific industrial process there are guidelines on :
1. Storage of raw material.
2. Manufacturing Process.
3. Storage of products.
4. Guidelines for workers.
 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshOrder Revoking And Cancelling E-Passes/Manual Passes For Inter-State Commute For Long Period In Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh11-05-2020The Office of the District Magistrate Sirmaur District Himachal Pradesh has issued an Order Revoking And Cancelling e-Passes/Manual Passes For Inter-State Commute For Long Period In Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. The Order further states that any violation of the Order shall invoke penal provision under the Disaster Management Act, 2005MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshIndustries Department, Govt. Of Himachal Pradesh Has Exempted Boiler Owners From Inspection During The Lockdown Period With Few Conditions To Follow.11-05-2020Industries Department, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh vide order dated 11th May 2020 has exempted boiler owners from inspection during the lockdown period.

The department has mentioned that boilers whose inspection is due in the months of March, April and May 2020, has been exempted from such inspection for the period of lockdown and one month after the lifting of the lockdown subject to adhering to few conditions.

The conditions are: -
1. Any repair during the period of exemption shall not be carried out without obtaining prior permission from the Chief Inspector of Boilers, Himachal Pradesh.
2. The exemption period granted to the Boilers will expire one month after the
lockdown in the State is lifted. After lifting of the lockdown, the Boilers shall be
offered for inspection.
3. All Boiler owners shall apply for renewal of their Boiler Certificate(s) during the
exemption period. However, those Boilers will be inspected and certificates for use
of the Boiler will be issued after lifting the lockdown.
4. The exemption will be applicable to only those Boilers which were in operation
before imposition of lockdown and duly certified.
5. Boiler owners shall continue to adhere to the provisions of Boilers Act, Boiler Attendant’s Rules and Boiler Operation Engineer’s Rules, 2011.
MandatoryAll Factories / Manufacturing units having certified boiler1 month from lifting of lockdownNo
Himachal PradeshThe National Health Mission, Himachal Pradesh By A Letter Dated May 11,2020, Addressed To The Director Health Services And Director Medical Education Of Himachal Pradesh Issued Clarifications On The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme For Heath Worker Fighting Covid-1911-05-2020The National Health Mission, Himachal Pradesh in a recent letter dated May 11,2020, addressed to the Director Health Services and Director Medical Education of Himachal Pradesh referred to an Office Order informing that the addressees have been designated as the nodal officer for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Heath Worker Fighting COVID-19 in their respective departments.

Further, in continuation to the guidelines, it referred to letter received from Government of India, dated March 30, 2020 extending the coverage of the aforementioned scheme for a period of 90 days. It also clarified that coverage has been extended besides public healthcare providers including community health workers who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients, to private hospital staff and retired/volunteer/local urban bodies/ contracted /daily wage /ad-hoc/outsourced staff requisitioned by States/Central hospitals/autonomous hospitals of Central/States/UTs, AIIMS and INIs/hospital of Central Ministries drafted for COVID¬19 related responsibilities.

It also attached a letter from Government of India dated 6th May 2020, regarding the list of documents that are required to be submitted to ensure that the entire process moves seamlessly and the bereaved families are timely supported. The finer details of the scheme have been explained in detail in the FAQs which are also attached with this letter.
MandatoryPublic healthcare providers including community health workers who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients, private hospital staff and retired/volunteer/local urban bodies/ contracted /daily wage /ad-hoc/outsourced staff requisitioned by States/Central hospitals/autonomous hospitals of Central/States/UTs, AIIMS and INIs/hospital of Central Ministries drafted for COVID¬19 related responsibilities27-06-2020No
KarnatakaPlants Manufacturing Hazardous Chemicals Must Undertake Safety Audits Before Resuming Operations11-05-2020The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has vide circular dated 11th May 2020 reiterated the strict safety precautions to be taken before resuming operation of a unit issued by the Central Pollution Control vide letter dated 8th of May 2020.

The safety precautions have been highlighted below:

1. All units, manufacturing or storing hazardous chemicals shall ensure to undertake a proper safety and hazard audit before resuming operations.

2. All the units that manufacture, store or import hazardous chemicals to resume their operations after COVID-19 lockdown, only after they have taken adequate and necessary steps to prevent the occurrence of any chemical leakage/accident

3. All units shall ensure that pollution control equipment, effluent treatment plants including safety equipment and its machineries shall be kept in good operable conditions before resuming operation.

4. All units to ensure that they take utmost care in handling hazardous chemicals by using trained manpower. They shall closely monitor the situation and ensure that the environmental norms are not violated by any unit

5. All units to ensure safety of workers and residents in the vicinity and that any unit involved in the manufacture, store or import hazardous chemicals shall comply with the stipulated provisions of the Manufacture, Store and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 and The Chemical Accidents (Emergency, Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996 without fail.
MandatoryHazardous IndustriesNo end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshCircular Regarding Corona Mukt Himachal App11-05-2020In a Circular dated 11th May, 2020, the National Health Mission, Himachal Pradesh has informed that some new features have been added in the Corona Mukt Himachal Application. This application was developed for tracking of all home quarantined persons as mentioned in http://nrhmhp.gov.in/sites/default/files/files/Letter%20for%20Corona%20Mukt%20Himachal%20App%20along%20with%20guidance%20note.pdf.

Now, in continuation of the 29th March, 2020 letter the NHM has mentioned that new features have been added to the application.

a) Block medical officers and MIS operators are now the admin for each block who will log into the app with their phone no.

b) once the information is added the ASHA/Surveillance personnel will be assigned.

c) The surveillance personnel will have to visit the persons house immediately and instruct the quarantined person to download the Corona mukt app from google play store and encouraged to lock his quarantined location.

d) after 14 days quarantine the Surveillance officer will revisit to get the app uninstalled.

Further, the districts may undertake monitoring of the blocks on the daily progress report (Annexure 1)
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
BiharBihar PCB issues directions to industrial units to ensure strict safety precautions before restarting units11-05-2020The Bihar Pollution Control Board has issued directions to all industrial establishments to ensure strict safety precautions before resuming operations -
i. Conducting proper safety and hazard audit
ii. Units manufacturing , storing or importing hazardous chemicals are to take adequate steps to ensure no chemical leakage/accident and comply with Manufacture, Storage, Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules. 1989 and Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996
iii. All Pollution control equipments, effluent treatment plants, safety equipment and machines to be kept in good condition.
iv. Ensure connectivity of OCEMS with CPCB/SPCB servers
v. Hazardous chemicals to be handled with utmost care and by trained manpower.
vi. Ensure no violation of environmental norms
vii. Ensure the safety of workers and residents
viii. Ensure strict adherance to 'Guidelines for restarting manufacturing industries after lockdown' issued on 9th May, 2020. Attached for your reference.
ix. All advisories, guidelines issued by the Government of India to be followed. 
MandatoryIndustrial EstablishmentsNo end date specifiedYes
Andhra PradeshGovernment Of Andhra Pradesh Issues A Standard Operating Procedure (Sop) For Entry Of Migrants In Different States Into Ap10-05-2020In view of bringing a large number of migrant labour, stranded persons such as
students and pilgrims into the state of Andhra Pradesh ("AP"), the Government has developed a portal SPANDANA for registering requests from persons stranded in Andhra Pradesh for going out of AP and persons who are ordinary residents of Andhra Pradesh and stranded in other States and wants to come to AP. Since inward movement of people from other States is expected by Rail/Road and Water, arrangements for medical screening and registering of all entries have been made at inter border check posts.
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
TelanganaThe Department Of Public Health & Family Welfare, Government Of Telangana Issues Poster Containing Information On Covid-1910-05-2020The Department of Public Health & Family Welfare, Government of Telangana issues a COVID-19 poster stating the precautions that can be taken to reduce the risk of Corona virus Infection, the symptoms of COVID-19 and a brief of the virus affected countries and steps to be followed if a person has returned from China or any other affected countries or have come in contact with those who travelled to affected countries or suffering from any of the symptoms. It also provides a helpline number 104.AdvisoryAdvisory for all people in TelanganaNo end date specifiedNo
Dadra and Nagar HaveliDadra And Nagar Haveli Allows Specified Industries To Operate During Lockdown; Specifies Conditions Under Which They Must Operate10-05-2020The Collectorate of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, in an Order dated 10th May, 2020, has granted permission to a specific set of industries/companies mentioned in Annexure — I to operate during the lockdown subject to fulfilling certain conditions.

This order is limited to the list of industries specified in the Annexure-I only and is not a generic order applicable to other industries not mentioned in the Annexure-I.

Few of the specified conditions are as follows:

1. No employees / labourers from the areas outside of Dadra & Nagar Haveli are allowed.

2. All areas in the premises including the following shall be disinfected completely using user friendly disinfectant mediums:
a.Entrance Gate of building. office etc.
b.Cafeteria and canteens.
c.Meeting room, Conference halls / open areas available / verandah / entrance gate of site, bunkers, porta cabins. building etc.
d.Equipment and lifts.
e.Washroom. toilet, sink; water points etc.
f.Walls / all other surfaces.

3. All vehicles and machinery entering the premise should be disinfected by spray mandatorily.

4.Medical insurance for the workers to be made mandatory.
MandatoryManufacturing and ConstructionNo end date specifiedNo
DelhiDelhi Disaster Management Authority Issues Standard Operating Procedure For Reporting Of Deaths Due To Covid-19 By Government And Private Healthcare Facilities In Delhi10-05-2020Delhi Disaster Management Authority has issued Standard Operating Procedure for reporting of deaths due to COVID-19 by Government and Private healthcare facilities in Delhi due to delayed/incorrect reports to the Death Audit Committee.
The key highlights of the Standard Operating Procedure are -
i. Reporting of all death cases of COVID-19 positive patients by email to District Surveillance Unit as well as State Surveillance Unit (covid-19death@gmail.com) along with copies of the case summaries and medical files by 5pm everyday.
ii. Designation of a Nodal Officer to ensure timely reporting.
iii. NIL report to be furnished, if no death has occurred on a given day.
Non compliance will be viewed very seriously and strict action will be taken against the healthcare facility under provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other relevant laws.
MandatoryCOVID Care Centers, COVID Hospitals, Dedicated COVID Health CentersNo end date specifiedNo
PunjabThe Department Of Family And Welfare, Government Of Punjab Mentioned The Arrangements And The Sop For The People Who Are Travelling From Delhi To Punjab Via Bus.09-05-2020The Department of Family and welfare, Government of Punjab vide its notice dated 09.05.2020, stated the arrangements and the SOP for the people who are travelling from Delhi to Punjab via Bus.
There are 325 passengers in the busses travelling from Delhi to Punjab. The following arrangements for all the passengers are to be provided:
1. These passengers should be put in Government Quarantine as and when they arrive in the district.
2. The concerned deputy commissioner will make arrangements of the government quarantine facilities.
3. The civil surgeons should ensure that testing (RT – PCR) of all these persons is done on 10th May, 2020 on priority.
4. All such tests should be tagged as priority so that the testing by the labs can be done accordingly.
5. The civil surgeons should make sure that all these tests are sent to the labs to which the districts are linked, immediately.
6. The principals of Govt. Medical colleges/ Medical superintendent and the in charges of the testing labs will ensure undertaking of the testing of these samples at the earliest on priority.
7. The civil surgeons and district administration on the basis of the test reports will follow the protocol already issued by the department of health and family welfare for all the persons.
8. General Manager, Punjab roadways is the nodal officer for the transportation.
9. The list of the passengers were provided with a possibility of marginal increase or decrease.
MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNo
CentralTime Limit For Implementation Of New Procedure For Filing Intimation To Income Tax Authority For Entities Registered, Approved And Notified For Undertaking Scientific Research Under Section 35 Of The Income Tax Act, 1961 Deferred Till 1St October, 202009-05-2020Press Information Bureau has issued a Press Release dated 9th May, 2020 to inform that CBDT has provided that new procedure for registration, approval etc for certain entities has been deferred to 1st day of October, 2020 taking in view unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis.
 
Accordingly, the entities, approved/ registered and notified under Section 10(23C), 12AA, 35 (Companies which are approved by the prescribed authority for undertaking Scientific Research) and 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961 would be required to file an intimation within three months from 1st day of October, 2020 i.e. by 31st day of December, 2020 as against 31st August, 2020.
MandatoryAll31-12-2020No
PunjabGovt. Of Punjab Has Published Advisory For Home Quarantine09-05-2020The Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Punjab Govt vide advisory dated 9th May 2020 has issued guidelines to be followed at the time of home quarantine.

The key points are: -
1. Stay in well ventilated room with a separate toilet.
2. Quarantined person should stay away from elderly people and children, pregnant women and person with co-morbidities.
3. Wash hands thoroughly with soap or with alcohol based hand sanitizer.
4. Household items like , drinking glasses, dishes should not be shared.
5. Wear a surgical mask all the time.
6. If symptoms of cough/fever/difficulty of breathing, the person should immediately inform nearest health centre or call Helpline no. 104 or State Control Room No. 01722920074 / 08872090029.
7. No visitors should be allowed.
8. Surfaces should be disinfected regularly.
MandatoryHome Quarantine No end date specifiedNo
CentralNational Disaster Management Authority (Ndma) Of The Ministry Of Home Affairs Vide Notice Dated 9Th May 2020 Has Come Up With A Set Of Guidelines For Restarting Manufacturing Industries During And After The Lockdown Period09-05-2020The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of the Ministry of Home Affairs vide letter dated 9th May 2020 has come up with a set of guidelines for restarting manufacturing industries during and after the lockdown period (“Guidelines”). The Guidelines state that they need to be complied with strictly. It also asks state governments to ensure that off-site disaster management plan of the Major Accident Hazard (MAH) units is up-to-date and there is high preparedness to implement them. The Guidelines have further advised responsible district-level officers to ensure that Industrial On-Site Disaster Management Plans are also in place and cover SOPs for safe re-starting of industries.

The Guidelines are divided into four parts:
1. Generic guidelines; 2. Guidelines for Specific Industrial Processes; a. Storage of Raw Material b. Manufacturing Process 3. Guidelines for Storage of Products 4. Guidelines for Workers A summary is provided below: 1. Generic Guidelines I. First week following restart to be considered trial and test run period ii. During the first week the purpose should be to ensure all safety protocols iii. During the first week industries should not try to achieve high production targets iv. Employees working on specific equipment to be sensitised to identify abnormalities like strange sounds, smell, exposed wires, vibrations, leaks, smoke, abnormal wobbling, irregular grinding and other potentially hazardous signs which indicate requirement of immediate maintenance or even shutdown v. Not being units running for 24 hours, ensure on a daily basis that all lockout and tagout procedures are in place, particularly during the COVID19 period vi. All equipment needs to be inspected as per safety protocol during restart phase vii. Industry to approach local administration if they face difficulty in managing crucial backward linkages that may be critical for safe functioning. (Please Note: The Guidelines have asked state governments to instruct District Magistrates to ensure that in such cases, the industrial units are facilitated to run their end-to-end operations, in the overall interest of industrial security.) 2. Guidelines for Specific Industrial Process I. Storage of Raw Material a. Inspect storage facilities for signs of spills, wear and tear during lockdown b. Check already opened storage vessels/containers/bags/silos for possible oxidation/chemical reaction/rusting/rotting etc. c. HAZMAT Chemicals in storage need to be checked for chemical stability before use d. Ensure ventilation and lighting before entering storage areas e. Sense for abnormalities like strange sounds or smell, exposed wire, leaks and smoke (Also see point iv of the Generic Guidelines) f. Check supply pipelines/valves/conveyor belts for signs of damage/wear & tear g. Check storage buildings for signs of distress and damage to the roof ii. Manufacturing Process a. Carry out complete Safety Audit of the entire unit before starting activities b. Cleaning of pipelines, equipment and discharge – both mechanical cleaning followed by air/water flushing and chemical cleaning depending on the type of process equipment c. Run-in of rotary equipment under supervision d. Boilers/furnaces/heat exchangers to be checked for lining and signs of wear and tear e. Supply pipelines/valves/conveyor belts to be checked for residual material and wear tear as well as for obstructions/pressure levels f. Ensure all pressure and temperature gauges are functional g. Tightness Test: Confirm plan complies with required tightness before start-up if your process handles combustibles or toxic substances or both h. Service Test: Needs to be performed for all water, compressed air, and steam piping and equipment with normal operating fluids. The procedure for service test is also laid down: the system is first pressurized with operating fluids and then checked for leakage. For air lines, leaks can be found using soap solution. For water and condensate lines, the leakage can be observed visually. Leakage points found during the test are retightened. The test is deemed successful if no foam is observed from soap solution, or if no water or condensate is observed visually. I. Vacuum Hold Test: All vacuum systems must be leak tested. The procedure for vacuum test is laid down: Air inside the system is first evacuated to attain the required vacuum. The best way is to start at one end of the section and work through to the other end, checking flanges, valves, fittings, instruments, and other equipment. Each leak is tagged, making it easy for the maintenance team and personnel of the next shift to continue with the work. j. Trial testing to be carried out before initiating full-fledged production with full staff k. Round-the clock emergency crews/technical team to be provided 3. Guidelines for Storage of Products a. Storage facilities/silos need to be checked for any damage or wear and tear 4. Guidelines for Workers (Please also the Ministry of Home Affairs Guidelines of April 15 and May 03, 2020) I. Ensure 24-hour sanitation of factory premises a. Sanitation routine to be maintained every two to three hours, especially in common areas including lunchrooms and common tables, which will have to be wiped clean with disinfectant after every single use b. For worker accommodation, sanitisation needs to be performed regularly ii. Entrance health checks of all employees to be done twice a day a. Temperature check of all employees to be done twice a day b. Workers showing symptoms should be asked not to report to work iii. Gloves, hand sanitisers and face protection shields along with masks and PPEs to be provided iv. COVID19 health and prevention staff education has to be conducted a. Education on safety steps to be taken from entry to exit in the factory b. Precautionary measures to be taken at a personal level v. Quarantine measures to be taken for supply and storage of goods a. Boxes and wrappings being brought into factory premises need to be sterilised b. Finished goods to be isolated and sanitised as appropriate c. Goods to be delivered in shifts vi. Physical distancing measures need to be taken by creating physical barriers within the work floor and dining facilities vii. Working in shifts a. Factories working 24 hours, should consider one-hour gaps between shifts – expect those which require continuous process b. Managerial staff to work in one shift at 33% capacity – while deciding which managerial staff to be included in 33% overriding priority to be given to those dealing with safety c. Ensure no sharing of tools to the extent possible and provide additional sets of tools if needed viii. Scenario planning has to be done if a COVID19 positive case is detected a. Factories have to prepare accommodation to isolate workers, if needed b. All travelling employees to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine c. HR has to help manage the whole process ix. Workers involved in dealing with hazardous material must be skilled and experienced in the field. There can be no compromise on deployment of such works when an industrial unit opens up.
MandatoryAll FactoriesNo end date specifiedYes
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Govt. Extends Restriction On Various Activities To Prevent And Control The Spread Of Virus09-05-2020The Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Govt. Of Tamil Nadu vide order dated 9th May 2020 has further amended its previous lockdown order dated 4th May 2020 by imposing additional restriction on activities to prevent and control the spread of virus.
The following key changes are effective from 11th May 2020 :-

1. Private Offices will have standalone air conditioners including construction companies & real estate developers back office.
2. The private offices will function from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM with 33% staff.
3. Post production activities like dubbing, editing, DI, Re-recording, /sound mixing, VFX not more than 5 employees will be allowed.
4. Shops selling essential items shall function from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM including tea selling shops but not food item shall be consumed within the tea shop.
5. Standalone shops selling hardware, cement, construction materials, sanitaryware, electrical materials, mobile, computer servicing shops and other standalone appliances shop shall function from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
6. Petrol pumps will function from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Pumps at national and state highways can function 24 hours.
7. Standalone shops in rural areas can function from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
MandatoryAll shops and Private officesNo end date specifiedNo
Andhra PradeshOpening Of Various Shops In Various Districts In Andhra Pradesh09-05-2020The Government of India vide Order MHA no 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 1st May, 2020 and the State Government vide COVID Instant order No 43 dated 3rd May, 2020 have permitted limited opening of shops. The following orders are issued to clarify and operationalize the same -
1. No Shops shall remain open in the containment Zone i.e. Core area and Buffer
Zone as notified by the district administration till the containment operations
are completed and area duly de-noticed.
2. In all other places, Shops may remain open from 10 am to 5 pm only, wherever
they are applicable except shops like pharmacies which are specially permitted
for longer duration previously.
3. No Shopping Malls, market complexes or markets in urban areas shall be
allowed.
4. All shops in rural areas, except in malls are permitted to remain open without
any distinction of essential and non-essential.
5. In Urban Areas, colony shops or shops within residential complexes are
permitted to open. The standalone shops shall also be allowed to open.
However, in other places outside the containment zone, places where there are
adjacent shops except those selling groceries, pharmacies and other daily
essentials, the municipal commissioners shall in consultation with the market
association will ensure at least one closed shop in between two open shops in
order to ensure that there is no crowding. The shops closed on one day may be
allowed to open on the next day as per a pre decided roaster allowing equal
opportunity to all.
6. In Municipal Corporations and municipalities with large number of active
cases, the district collectors may allow only shops selling essential goods, shops
selling material required for construction activities, shops selling products
required for agricultural operations like seeds/pumps etc., and shops selling
products required for industrial operations including their spare parts
7. Social distancing of 6 feet will be maintained in all the above cases.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Arunachal PradeshGuidelines For Restarting Manufacturing Industries After Lockdown Period’ Issued By National Disaster Management Authority On 9St May, 202009-05-2020Guidelines for Restarting Manufacturing Industries after Lockdown Period’ issued by National Disaster Management Authority on 9st May, 2020MandatoryManufacturingNo end date specifiedYes
CentralIrdai Advises Life Insurers To Allow Grace Period Till 31St May 2020 With Respect To Payment Of Policy Premiums Due On March 202009-05-2020IRDAI vide Circular dated 9th May 2020 have instructed all Life Insurers to allow a grace period till 31st May 2020 to its customers whose policy premium payments falls due in the month of March 2020AdvisoryLife Insurers31-05-2020Yes
BiharExemptions For Factories In Bihar09-05-2020All the factories in BIhar registered under the Factories Act, 1948 shall be exempted under clause (i) and (iii) of sub-section (3) of Section 65 with the following conditions for 3 months:

(1.) No adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than twelve hours in any day and seventy two hours in any week.

(2.) The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be fixed that no period exceed six hours and that no worker shall work for more than six hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least 30 minutes.

(3.) Over time wages shall be paid as provided under section 59 of the Factories Act. 1948
MandatoryManufacturing08-08-2020Yes
KarnatakaGovt Of Karnataka Provides Relief To Electricity Consumers (Including Msme/Non Msme Sectors) For The Month Of April To June 202008-05-2020Govt of Karnataka, in view of the present situation in the country owing to Covid-19, provides relief to electricity consumers including MSME/Non M MSME Sectors for the month of April to June 2020.

Key Points:
a. MSMEs can avail waiver of Demand/Fixed Charges for the month of April and May 2020.
b. Non MSMEs have been allowed to pay Demand/Fixed Charges for the month of April and May 2020, by June 2020.
c. For other category of consumers, the Govt have laid down rebate/incentive schemes such as - consumers making prompt payment will be entitled to rebate/incentives by way of adjustment in the subsequent month billing.
For other details, please refer to the attached copy of the Order
AdvisoryAll Electricity Consumers 30-06-2020No
Himachal PradeshCurfew Hours Relaxed From 9:00 Am To 4:00 Pm On A Daily Basis08-05-2020The curfew hours have now been relaxed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on a daily basis.

All activities which were permitted earlier will continue to be permitted during the above-mentioned hours.

Movement of general public for accessing services of shops shall be allowed during the above-mentioned hours subject to conditions:

i. only one person of a family shall go out for this purpose and movement shall strictly be from house / place of stay to the point of delivery of essential items / service and back;

ii. all such movement shall be on foot nearest shop / store / bank branch and no vehicle shall be allowed;

iii. every person moving out shall use mask / face cover. The norms of social distancing and sanitation shall be strictly followed by all concerned. (No vehicles shall be allowed in market except medical emergency / goods vehicles/ vehicles carrying officials on duty and all vehicles must park outside market);

iv. Only three persons shall be allowed in a four-wheeler and no pillion will be allowed on two wheeler;

v. The intra-district (within district) movement of individuals shall be allowed without curfew passes during curfew relaxation hours only subject to the conditions mentioned above.

Penalty: Persons acting in contravention of the Order shall be liable for prosecution under Sections 269, 270 and 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
GoaExemptions Under Factories Act In Goa08-05-2020The Government of Goa has exempted adult workers working in all of the factories situated in the State of Goa, who are not holding positions of supervision or management and/or not employed in a "confidential position" as defined under the Factories Act, from the provisions of Sections 51 (Weekly Hours), 52 (Weekly Holidays), 54 (daily hours) and 56 (Spread over) of the said Act, for a period up to 31st July, 2020.
Following conditions need to be complied with:
i) the total number of hours of work in any day shall not exceed twelve;
ii) the spread over, inclusive of intervals for rest, shall not exceed thirteen hours in any one day;
iii) the total number of hours of work in any week, including overtime, shall not exceed sixty;
iv) no worker shall be allowed to work overtime, for more than seven days at a stretch and the total number of hours of overtime work in any quarter shall not exceed seventy five;
v) no worker shall work for more than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least half an hour;
vi) where a worker works in a factory for more than forty-eight hours in any week, he shall, in respect of overtime work, be entitled to wages at the rate of twice
his ordinary rate of wages in accordance with the provisions prescribed under Section 59 of the said Act;
vii) if a worker is required to work on weekly holiday(s), he shall be allowed to avail compensatory holiday(s) for having worked on weekly holiday(s), within
the month in which the holidays were due to him or within the two months immediately following that month in accordance with the provisions prescribed under Section 53 of the said Act;
viii) the instructions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and the Government of Goa from time to time regarding COVID-19 pertaining
to social distancing, sanitization, etc. shall be strictly followed.
MandatoryManufacturing31-07-2020No
Himachal PradeshGuidelines For Effective Quarantine System For Movement Of People From Other Districts And Other States Into Sirmaur District, Himachal Pradesh08-05-2020The District Magistrate of Sirmaur District, Himachal Pradesh has issued directions under Section 144(1)(2) of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 for effective quarantine of people moving from other districts and other states into Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh Labour Department, Extends Permitted Daily & Weekly Working Hours, Overtime And Rest Intervals08-05-2020The Labour Department, Gov. of Uttar Pradesh vide notification dated 8th May 2020 has extended the permitted working hours in factories along with overtime and rest intervals.

1. Adult workers are now allowed to work for 12 hours in a day instead of 8 hours previously in a day and they should not work more than 72 hours in a week.
2. There should be a rest interval of at least 30 minutes after every 6 hours of work.
3. Wages shall be paid in proportion of the existing wages. (Example: - If wages for 8 hours of work is Rs. 80/- then wages for 12 hours of work shall be Rs. 120/-)
MandatoryAll FactoriesNo end date specifiedYes
AssamAssam Government Exempts Provisions Of Factories Act And Shops Act08-05-2020Assam Government grants exemptions to adult workers in factories in Assam from provisions of Ss. 51, 52, 54 & 56 of Factories Act.
Assam Government grants exemptions to shops and establishments from provisions of S. 6 of Assam Shops and & Establishment Act.
The total no. of work in any days shall not exceed 12 hours
The spread over shall not exceed 13 hours.
Employers and Employees may mutually agree on setting work conditions.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaQuality Assurance Plan For Covid-19 Testing Laboratories Of Karnataka08-05-2020In order to ensure quality control of COVID-19 testing in laboratories, a Quality Assurance plan has been proposed.

For further details on quality assurance plan proposed, refer to annexed document.
MandatoryHuman health and social work activitiesNo end date specifiedNo
HaryanaSop For The Movement Of Residents Of Haryana Stranded Outside The Country Arriving By Special Flights To India08-05-2020The Deputy commissioner of Sirsa has issued a letter to the relevant authorities of Sirsa directing all to ensure strict compliance of the Haryana Government Standard Operating Protocols for movement of residents of Haryana stranded outside the country and arriving by special flights to India.

Some of the SOPs are as follows:

i. All passengers to download the Arogya Setu application;

ii. COVID-19 positive passengers to be taken to the designated medical facilities as per health protocol of the State Government, while the remaining passengers to be institutionally quarantined for 14 days;

iii. If the institutionally quarantined passengers are found to be COVID-19 negative after 14 days, they will be allowed to go home and undertake self monitoring of health for 14 more days as per protocol. The remaining persons (if found COVID positive) will be shifted to the designated COVID hospitals by the Health Department.

There are more such procedures to be followed. We have annexed the corresponding SOP. Please refer to the same for a detailed read.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralPetroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (Peso) Vide Circular Dated 9Th May 2020 Has Listed Down Additional Safety Measures Before Commencing The Production After Shutdown08-05-2020To prevent similar accidents like the LG Polymers India Pvt Ltd in Vizag, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) vide circular dated 9th May 2020 has listed down safety measures to be taken by licensed / approved petroleum premises prior to commencing production after lockdown.

The key measures to be taken up prior to commencing production are: -

1. Adequate measures to be taken to prevent runaway reaction and leakage of vapours in the atmosphere.
2. MAH installations covered under MSIHC 1989 Rules shall provide training to employees for fire fighting operation and conduct mock drills as per the rules.
3. Competent person to check that the tanks, valves, pipelines, ROV, sprinklers, sensors, fire fighting facilities, earthing system, Flame arrestors, vent pipes. Pressure gauges, temperature gauges, flame proof electrical equipment are in fit and operational condition.
4. Industries licensed for storage of solvents in underground tanks under the Petroleum Rules shall undertake inventory analysis and shall chart our all safety precautions for containment of release of flammable or toxic vapour and to prevent BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion)
5. All operations of shutting down or resumption to be done under the supervision of a competent person.
6. Only trained personnel should be deployed for handling operations.
7. No repairs/Hot works shall be undertaken without permission.
8. Due precaution of should be taken for leakage of petroleum and any leakage should be reported to District Administration.
9. All bulk storage tanks of petroleum should be protected from any corrosion and antirust protective coating should be used or cathodic protection.
MandatoryAll premises storing, using Petroleum / solventsNo end date specifiedYes
CentralSafety Provisions To Be Followed In Petroleum Premises Approved/ Licensed/ Under Petroleum Rules 2002 During The Lockdown Period On Account Of Covid-1908-05-2020Background: This Circular prescribes the Safety Provisions to be followed in Petroleum premises approved/ licensed/ under Petroleum Rules 2002 during the Lockdown period on account of COVID-19 consequent upon the accident took place at LG polymers India Pvt Ltd, Andhra Pradesh.

All the licence holders covered under Petroleum Rules, 2002 must ensure the following safety provisions before commencing the production after shut down.

The PESO in a recent Circular dated 8th May, 2020 has prescribed a set of Safety Provisions to be followed by all the licence holders covered under the Petroleum Rules, 2002 before commencing the production after shut down.

(i) Adequate measures should be taken to prevent runaway reactions and leakage of vapours in the atmosphere from the storage tanks.

(ii)The SOP provided at the premises shall always be strictly adhered to. MAH installations covered under MSIHC 1989 Rules shall undertake training to the employees for firefighting operation and conduct mock drills as stipulated under the said rules in presence of concern authorities.

(iii) The competent person of the installation shall always ensure that the tank, valves, pipelines, ROV, Sprinklers, Sensors, firefighting facilities, earthing system, Flame arrestors, vent pipes, Pressure gauge and temperature gauges, Flameproof (Explosion proof) electrical equipment's and other accessories are in fit and operational condition.

(iv)Industries licensed for storage of solvents in underground tanks under the Petroleum Rules 2002 shall conduct an inventory analysis of the storage tanks and shall chart out all the safety precautions to be adopted for the containment of release of flammable or toxic vapor and to prevent BLEVE ( Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion).

(v)All operations related to shutting down or resumption shall be strictly carried out under the supervision of competent person of the installation
 
(vi)Only trained and experienced personnel should be deployed for handling operation of petroleum products. Training shall be imparted periodically to the working personnel of the installation.

(vii)No Repairs/Hot works shall be carried out in the petroleum premises without the permission of concerned authority. Work permit system should be strictly enforced .

(viii) All due precautions shall be taken at all times to prevent escape of petroleum into any drain, sewer, harbour, river or water course or over any public road or railway line.

(ix) Any leakage of petroleum or fire is noticed, immediately it should be reported to District administration, nearest police station, fire brigade and other concern authorities as stipulated in on site emergency plan and off site emergency plan as submitted to above authorities.

(x) No person shall smoke and no matches, fires, lights or articles or substances capable of causing ignition of petroleum shall be allowed, at any time in proximity to a place where petroleum is refined, stored or handled or in a vehicle's carriage or vessel in which petroleum is transported.

(xi) Petroleum Class A shall not be conveyed to the shore from, or loaded into the same vessel simultaneously with Petroleum Class B or Petroleum Class C without permission from the licensing authority.

(xii) The licensed premises shall be kept clean and free from all vegetation, waste material and rubbish.

(xiii) All the storage tanks of petroleum in bulk shall be protected against corrosion by the use of antirust protective coatings or cathodic protection or any other means approved by the licensing authority.

(xiv) The competent person of the installation shall ensure that all the safety equipment's, interlocks systems and alarms system are in fit and in operating conditions at all time.

(xv)Every person storing petroleum products & other dangerous inflammable substances / solvents covered under inflammable substance act and every person in charge of or engaged in the storage, handling or transport of petroleum & non petroleum solvents as above shall at all time comply with the provisions of these rules and conditions of any license relating thereto and observe all precautions for prevention of accident by fire or explosion.
MandatoryManufacturing No end date specified Yes
KarnatakaStrict Directions To Health Personnel To Attend The Covid-19 Patients To Improve The Patient Care And Ensure Regular Monitoring Of Admitted Patients In Certain Hospitals08-05-2020With an aim to improve the patient care and ensure regular monitoring of admitted patients, the Government of Karnataka has given the following directions in an Order dated 8th May, 2020:

1. The Medical Superintendent of the Medical College COVID Hospital/District Surgeon of the Hospital belonging to the Health and Family Welfare Department will be the Nodal Persons responsible for the overall administration of the hospital and the clinical management of the COVID patients in their Hospitals.

2. The Medical Superintendent/District Surgeon shall prepare the duty roster for their respective hospitals and ensure that the teaching faculties, Senior Specialists, Specialists in Medical College Hospitals and Hospitals belonging to the Health and Family Welfare Department perform duties on rotation basis along with the postgraduates I residents.

3.One faculty of Anaesthesia should be posted in each team by rotation for all the shifts.

The Director cum Dean I District Health and Family Welfare Officer should supervise the above arrangements and submit the report along with the roster & patient status regularly to the Director of Medical Education I Director of Health Services.
AdvisoryHealthcareNo end date specified No
Andhra PradeshThe Government Of Andhra Pradesh, Health And Family Welfare Department, Laid Down A Standard Operating Procedure (Sop) To Handle Stranded Andhra Pradesh Returnees From Airports/Sea Ports.08-05-2020
The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Health and Family Welfare Department, vide COVID Order 46, dated 08-05-2020, laid down a Standard operating Procedure (SOP) to handle stranded Andhra Pradesh returnees from Airports/Sea ports.
The SOP lays down the following:
1. On arrival, the passengers are thermal screened as per health protocol by Health Officials.
2. Screening counters shall be established by the district collectors and Airport Authority.
3. All passengers are briefed with instructions and shall be asked to download Aarogya Setu app.
4. Passengers are asked to fill and submit the self-reporting form.
5. If passengers is symptomatic, they should be immediately taken to the nearest quarantine facility.
6. The remaining passengers shall be taken to their respective districts and will be quarantined for 14 days.
7. The data of all such passengers arriving shall be captured in the mobile app created for this purpose.
8. The state Nodal officer will make the travel arrangements.
9. Passengers who will be sent to their respective districts will boards APSRTC busses arranged for them.
10. The bus will be equipped with enough food and water to avoid stops.
11. Each bus shall be accompanied by police personnel to maintain social distancing.
12. After the arrival to the district quarantine facilities, the district officials will check the number of passengers against the MSS migrant labour data base.
13. District officials shall explain the further protocols to the passengers.
14. The passengers will be sent at Quarantine centres according to their choice.
15. Quarantine Nodal officers will enter the data of the passengers in MSS Quarantine login and submit the daily report of the passengers.
16. Samples of all the passengers will be collected and sent to the assigned labs.
a. If tested positive passengers will be sent to the nearest COVID hospital.
b. If tested negative on admission at quarantine centre, after completion of 14 days of quarantine period Passengers will be treated again.
c. Stamping for 14 days quarantine will be done for all passengers .
17. PHS medical officers will be informed by SMS about the arrival
Mandatory NoneNo end date specified.No
CentralSafety Provisions To Be Followed In Premises Approved/Licensed Under Smpv (U) Rules, 2016 During Lockdown Period On Account Of Covid-1908-05-2020The Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization (PESO), under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has taken various measures to ensure that no untoward incident takes place jeopardizing safety of men, machinery and public due to nationwide lockdown for containment of COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, the PESO has issued guidelines in public interest for all the industries involved in storage and handling of compressed gases while restarting their industries after lockdown.MandatoryIndustries using SMPVNo end date specifiedYES
CentralAdvisory – Covid 19 Pandemic - Nse Clearing Limited08-05-2020The NSE Clearing Limited has through a circular dated 8th May 2020 has issued an advisory clarifying that the risk management systems of the Clearing
Corporation are robust to take care on any eventualities which may arise due to such volatility. Market participants and investors are advised to exercise caution while taking investment decisions in these unpredictable times.
AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaGovt Of Karnataka Has Issued Circular Dated 8Th May 2020 Allowing Inter State Travel Of Migrant Workers, Students Etc.08-05-2020Govt of Karnataka has issued Circular dated 8th May 2020 allowing inter state travel of migrant workers, students, pilgrims and other persons stranded in different states due to the nationwide lockdown. Inter state travel to and from the State of Karnataka will be allowed through notified entry and exit points only. For other details refer to the copy of the Circular attached for referenceMandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralNse Issues Circular Dated 8Th May 2020 On Investment Decisions08-05-2020NSE vide Circular dated 8th May 2020 has advised market participants and investors to take cautious decision while investingAdvisoryMarket Participants and InvestorsNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaGuidelines For Non-Covid-19 Healthcare Facilities As Well As Dental Establishments
 Registered Under Kpme Act During Covid 19 Pandemic
08-05-2020The Government of Karnataka has issue guidelines required to be followed healthcare facilities as well as Dental establishments registered under KPME Act during COVID 19 pandemic. The highlights of the guidelines are -
i. All health care establishments have been advised to setup a triage area essentially functioning as a fever clinic and have exclusive entry and exit wherever feasible.
ii. Health care facilities with more than 100 beds capacity and all Medical Colleges, have been required to collect the swab from suspect cases and send it to the
nearest testing centres or if the District does not have a testing centre, they have
to send the samples to the District sample collection centre.
iii. Health care establishments have been advised to display the IEC materials to increase awareness amongst patients on Do’s and Don’ts regarding COVID 19 at the reception or OPD areas.
iv. Physical Distancing norms has to be enforced in all areas of the hospital.
v. Hand sanitizers shall be provided in all locations in the hospital.
vi. All Medical services especially essential and emergency medical/surgical care shall not be denied to any patients.
vii. Billing, Pharmacy and Investigation Counters must be adequately manned to prevent crowding and periodical sanitization of the counters
ix. It is mandatory to notify/report daily all cases of Suspected COVID-19 including
cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI)/Pneumonia to BBMP Health
administration/District Surveillance Units or DHO.
x. Admission of any COVID-19 suspect patient should be notified to BBMP/District
health authority immediately.
MandatoryHealthcare establishmentsNo end date specifiedYes
AssamGovernment Of Assam Issues A New Order Dated May 8, 2020 Clarifying The Conditions To Be Followed To Operate Industries And Tea Gardens/ Tea Manufacturing Industries Up To Their Full Capacity, In Continuation To Its Previous Order Dated May 5, 202008-05-2020The Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Assam issued a new Order No. ASDMA 24/2020/Part – 1/48 dated May 8, 2020 clarifying the conditions to be followed to operate all industries and tea gardens/ tea manufacturing industries up to their full capacity during the extended lockdown in continuation to its previous Order No. ASDMA 24/2020/Part- 1/47 issued on May 5, 2020.

The Order dated May 8, 2020 states that all industries and all Tea gardens/ tea manufacturing industries are allowed to operate in Assam up to their full capacity including personnel, subject to maintenance of social distance and hygiene as detailed in carious guidelines of Health Department, Government of Assam.

Further, the Order clarifies that the activities listed in the Order are allowed to operate except in Containment Zones and after following social distancing protocols. The head of the organization will be held responsible for violation of any COVIDI9 protocol.
Mandatory All17-05-2020Yes
CentralClarification On Dg Shipping Sop Dated 22-04-202008-05-2020DG shipping issues clarification for collection of COVID 19 samples on port premises. DG Shipping mentions that provisions of Para 5(2)4 & 5(2)(5) shall prevail as isMandatoryShippingNo end date specifiedNo
ChandigarhChandigarh Administration Further Extends The Excise Policy For The Year 2019-20 From 16.05.20 To 30.06.2008-05-2020The Department of Excise & Taxation, Chandigarh Administration by a recent public notice dated May 8, 2020 further extended the Excise Policy for the year 2019-20 for a period of one and half months i.e. 16.05.2020 to 30.06.2020. It further clarified that all the provisions of the Excise Policy for the year 2019-20 have been further extended up to June 30, 2020 for all the existing licensees as specified in this Notice of Chandigarh Administration.
 
The Notice further states that in view of the extended provisions of the Excise Policy for the year 2019-20 up to 30.06,2020, all the licensees/stakeholders are hereby given an option to submit their application for extension through mail i.e. aetcchd1@gmail.com or manually in the office of the AETC, U.T., Chandigarh on or before 15th May, 2020 positively and those retail sale liquor vend licensees i.e. L-2/L-14A licensees under the Excise Policy of 2019-20, who had not earlier opted to get their licenses extended from 01.04.2020 to 15.05.2020 are also given an option in the interest of Government revenue, to get their licenses extended/ renewed from 01.04.2020 to 30.06.2020 and submit application for extension through mail i.e. aetcchd1@gmail.com or manually in the office of AETC, U.T., Chandigarh on or before 11th May, 2020 positively.
Extension of the Excise Policy for the year 2019-20 All industries covered under the Excise Policy for the year 2019-20 in Chandigarh30-06-2020No
OdishaOdisha Government Extends Covid-19 Quarantine To 28 Days08-05-2020Odisha Government has extended the quarantine period to 28 days. Every person returning from outside will now have to undergo compulsory institutional quarantine for 28 days instead of the existing 14-day period.

However, based on their conduct and health condition, they may be allowed seven-day home quarantine after completion of 21 days. The decision was taken in consultation with health experts and considering various reports about COVID-19 incubation period in the wake of several persons testing positive after the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days.

A fresh order issued by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy stated that the quarantine period for all the people returning to Odisha will be 28 days in temporary medical camps (TMCs). People during home quarantine will have to strictly observe prescribed guideline and in case of any violation, stringent penal action will be taken, the Government has warned.
MandatoryAllno end date specifiedNo
TelanganaGovt Of Telangana Issued Order Dated 8Th May 2020 Extending Validity Of Previous Orders Issued On Control Of Covid-19 And Provided Clarification On Closing Time For Shops/Establishments08-05-2020The Labour Employment Training and Factories Department, Govt of Telangana issued a notification dated 8th May 2020 and stated that the Govt Order dated 7th May 2020 on extension of the lockdown in Telangana till 29th May 2020 has extended the validity of the previous order related to control of COVID-19 till 29th May 2020 subject to relaxation under the order dated 8th May 2020.
The present order also states that no shops/establishment except Hospital and Pharmacy will remain open after 6 pm.
The previous orders which have been given extension by the present order have been summarised for your reference. Please search for the following Document Titles in the Covid-19 Package in Komrisk for the State of Telangana -
i. Declaration of Paid holidays to Workers
ii. Extension of lockdown in Telangana from 31st March to 14th April 2020
For further details, please refer to the attached copy of the order.
For the summary of the Order dated 7th May as referred above please refer to document title "Govt of Telangana issues Order and revised Guidelines dated 7th May 2020 extending the nationwide lockdown for a further period till 29th May 2020" under the Covid-19 package.
MandatoryShops/Establishment29-05-2020Yes
KeralaThe Health And Family Welfare Department, Government Of Kerala, Has Released A Guideline For Quality Assessment And Quality Control Of Laboratories Performing Rt- Pcr For Covid -19.08-05-2020The Health and Family welfare Department, Government of Kerala, has released a guideline for quality assessment and quality control of Laboratories performing RT- PCR for COVID -19.
The objective is to assess the quality of functioning of laboratories performing RT-PCR for COVID-19 and also to reach to the best performing standards.
It also talks about the quality assessment tool , quality control and mechanism.
The QA activity shall be performed twice a month (two weeks apart) and the soft copy(Excel sheet and scanned copy of annexure-1) of the report shall be sent to the email Id cov2eqa@gmail.com by 12 noon on or before 15th and 30th of every month. All information collected should be kept strictly confidential.
MandatoryLaboratories /ClinicsNo end date specifiedNo
TelanganaDate Of Furnishing Of The Integrated Returns In Hyderabad Extended By 2 Months And Fixed As 30Th June, 202008-05-2020The Telangana Government has extended the date of furnishing of
the Integrated Returns for FY 2019-20 by 2 months and fixed the same as 30th June, 2020 as a one time measure.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
OdishaFactories In Odisha Shall Be Exempted From Provisions Relating To Weekly Hours, Daily Hours, Interval For Rest Etc. Of Adult Workers For A Period Of 3 Months And 12 Hour Shift Is Allowed In This Period Of Three Months And 12 Hour Shift Is Allowed In This Period.08-05-2020The Government of Odisha Labour and ESI department by a notification dated 8 May, 2020 notified that factories in Odisha shall be exempted from provisions relating to weekly hours, daily hours, interval for rest etc. of adult workers for a period of 3 months and 12 hour shift is allowed in this period of three months and 12 hour shift is allowed in this period with the following conditions:
1. No adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than 12 hours in any day and 72 hours in any week.
2. The period of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed six hours and that no worker shall work for more than six hours before he had an interval or rest of at least half an hour.
3. The total spread over shall not exceed 13 hours.
4. No female workers shall be allowed or required to work in a factory between 7Pm to 6 AM unless specifically permitted by government.
5. Additional four hours of overtime wages per day shall be paid as prescribed under Section 59 of the Factories Act, subject to an overtime limit of 24 hours per week.
MandatoryAll08-08-2020Yes
TelanganaCommissioner Of Cyberabad, Telangana, Has Laid Down Guidelines For Operating It / Ites Companies During Lockdown Till 29Th May 202008-05-2020The Commissioner of Cyberabad, Telangana, has laid down guidelines for operating IT / ITES companies during lockdown till 29th May 2020.

The Key points of the guidelines are:-
1. Companies to follow staggered timing, Login between 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM & Logout between 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Management of IT Parks and large IT campuses to monitor this strictly.
2. Companies to provide authorisation letter to employees who need to attend office (within the 33% workforce) and the authorisation letter should have route details.
3. Employees to carry authorised letter and their ID cards.
4. For company hired taxis / cabs separate authorisation letter with vehicle number to be mentioned in the letter.
5. Employees to commute from home to office and vice-versa.
6. Companies to strive to engage buses and to follow social distancing norms.
7. Movement will be prohibited between 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Movement for critical operations can be down basis the pass issued earlier.
8. Companies to ensure 33% workforce for all shits.
9. Guidelines issued earlier with respect to social distancing, wearing facial masks at all time, personal hygiene to be strictly followed.
MandatoryIT / ITES29-05-2020Yes
CentralSafety Provisions To Be Followed In Explosives Industries Licensed Under The Explosives Rules, 2008 Before Starting Operations After Lockdown08-05-2020All licence holders of Explosives industries have been advised to follow various safety provisions before commencing operations after lockdown through a Circular issued by Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation.MandatoryExplosives IndustriesNo end date specifiedYes
CentralSafety Provisions To Be Followed By Industries Involved In Storage And Handling Of Compressed Gases In Cylinders Before Starting Operations After Lockdown08-05-2020All industries involved in storage and handling of compressed gases in cylinders have been advised to follow safety provisions to be followed before starting operations after lockdown through a Circular issued by Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation.MandatoryIndustries involved in storage and handling of compressed gases in cylindersNo end date specifiedYes
DelhiGovt. Of Nct Of Delhi Reiterates A List Of Activities Prohibited And Permitted With Restrictions, In Furtherance To The Order Extending Lockdown In Nct Of Delhi Dated 03.05.202008-05-2020Reiterating and in furtherance of its previous Order dated 3rd May, 2020, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (“Govt of NCT of Delhi”), has brought in an Order dated 8th May, 2020, re-stating the measures taken and activities that are permitted, not permitted or permitted with restrictions, during the period of lockdown that had been extended till 17th May, 2020.

The following activities and measures have been reiterated by the Govt of NCT of Delhi, which will be in effect till 17th May, 2020:

Prohibited Activities across NCT of Delhi-
1) Schools, Colleges, Educational/Training/Coaching Institutions, etc. (Only online/distance learning is permitted)
2) Hospitality services except for those used for housing health, police, government officials, healthcare workers, stranded persons (including tourists) and for quarantine facilities.
3) All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
4) All gatherings such as social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions, etc.
5) All religious places/places of worship, will be closed for public. Religious congregations are also prohibited.
6) Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws.
7) Taxis and cab aggregators.
8) Barbour shops, spas and saloons.

Measures for well being and safety of persons-
1) Movement of individuals for non-essential activities from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. is prohibited.
2) The following must remain at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes as per the National Directives:
i) Persons above 65 years of age;
ii) Persons with co-morbidities;
iii) Pregnant women; and
iv) Children below 10 years of age.

Activities permitted with restrictions (No permission required from any authority for carrying out these)-
1) Movement of persons and vehicles is allowed only for permitted activities. Four-wheelers are allowed with a maximum of 2 persons plus the driver and two-wheelers are not allowed to have pillion.

2) All private Offices, irrespective of their location (except shopping malls) may operate with a maximum strength of 33% as per requirement. The remaining persons are to work from home.

3) Shops and markets-
i) All malls, market complexes and markets will remain closed. However, shops selling essential goods, including books and stationery shops, fan shops in market and market complexes have been permitted.
ii) All stand-alone (single) shops, neighbourhood (colony) shops and shops in residential complexes (both essential and non-essential), have been permitted to remain open.
iii) Social distancing (2 gaz ki doori) has to be maintained in all cases.

4) Industrial Activities-
i) All Export Oriented Units (EOUs);
ii) Industrial estates;
iii) Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and their raw materials and intermediaries;
iv) Production units which require continuous process and their supply chain;
v) Manufacturing IT hardware and jute industries, with staggered shifts; and
vi) Manufacturing units of packaging materials.

5) Construction activities-
i) Only in-situ constructions (where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought from outside) is allowed.
ii) Construction of renewable energy projects is allowed.

6) E-commerce activities are permitted only in respect of essential goods.

7) Movement of goods or cargo (including empty trucks), whether essential or non-essential, by any mode, is permitted.

Further, it has been stated by the Govt of NCT of Delhi that none of the permitted activities are allowed in the Containment Zones.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
KarnatakaSale Of Alcoholic Beverages In Cl-4, Cl-9 And Cl-7 Licensed Establishments In Light Of The Covid-19 Pandemic And The Consequent Lockdown08-05-2020Excise Commissioner, Karnataka vide Order (ECI/45/ Ja. IML/2019-20) dated 8th May 2020 has allowed stan-alone establishments outside containment zones holding CL-4, CL-9 and CL-7 licenses to sale alcoholic beverages in the Karnataka till 17th May 2020 or until stock (alcoholic beverages) lasts, whichever earlier. The said Order also specified conditions for the establishments to operate. For details, please refer to attached copy of the Order (in Vernacular)AdvisoryEstablishments holding CL-4, CL-9 and CL-7 license in Karnataka17-05-2020No
ChandigarhDistrict Magistrate, Chandigarh Issues Orders Under Section 144 Crpc To Remain In Effect Till 13Th July, 202008-05-2020The District Magistrate of Chandigarh has issued multiple orders under Section 144 CrPC to the general public, hotels, restaurants, guest houses, cyber cafes, shopkeepers selling clot/uniform/sticker/logo etc prohibiting certain activities as well as carrying out responsibilities in the territory of Chandigarh till 13th July, 2020
i. A general prohibition has been announced on flying of drones/low flying objects, carrying of fire arms/lethal weapons etc.
ii. Guests staying in hotels/guest houses to provide ID proof without which stay is to be prohibited. Register to be maintained and details of visitors/guests to be entered therein.
iii. Prohibition on selling cloth/uniform/logo/sticker/flag attached on cars and any other item belonging to Army/Police/Para Military forces without keeping record of ID proof of the purchasers.
iv. No landowners/tenant/manger of residential or commercial establishments are to let out any accommodation unless particulars of such person has been provided to the local police station.
MandatoryAll13-07-2020No
MaharashtraGovernment Of Maharashtra Issues A Circular Dated May 8, 2020 On Safety Instructions To Be Followed By Factories Closed In The Lockdown Period And While Restarting Of Chemical Plants/Process Plants As Well As General Start-Up Instructions For All Factories After The Prolonged Closure Due To The Lockdown08-05-2020The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra recently issued a Circular dated May 8, 2020 listing the safety instructions to be followed by factories closed in the lockdown period and while restarting of chemical plants/process plants as well as general start-up instructions for all factories after the prolonged closure due to the lockdown.

The Circular lists Safety Instructions for closed Factories and also specifies safety instructions before start-up of Chemical factories specifically.

Further, the Circular states that it is the duty of the Occupier to observe all reasonably practicable measures to ensure health, Safety and Welfare of all workers and persons residing in vicinity of Factory. It also specifies that the instructions given in the Circular are not exhaustive in nature and are only guidelines so if any additional precautions as may be necessary must be adopted by the factory management for safety of workers in the factories after prolonged shutdown.
MandatoryAll factories, Chemical factories No end date specifiedYes
Himachal PradeshImposition Of Section 144 Crpc In And Around Gram Panchayat Diur, Pichhla Diur And Khadjota Of Sub Division Salooni07-05-2020After two persons of Gram Panchay Khadjota, who were home quarantined, tested positive with COVID-19, District Magistrate, Chamba (HP) has issued a 144 order prohibiting the movement of all persons in and around Gram Panchayat Diur, Pichhla Diur and Khadjota of Sub Division Salooni.
The order specified that -
i. no person must leave their home on foot or by vehicle or roam/stand around any road or public place notified as a containment zone.
ii. 4 or more persons are prohibited from assembling
iii. except government medical facilities and authorised essential supply outlets, all shops and commercial establishments are to remain closed
It must be noted that this order does not apply to government officials or health care professionals and those who have received special permission from the Additional Magistrate of SDM of the concerned area.
It may be further noted that Panchayat Lanot, Himgiri, Kandhwara and Bhadella will serve as buffer zones for the abovementioned containment zones.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralNotice Period For Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification(Eia), 2020 Extended Till June 30 Due To The Lockdown07-05-2020The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change through its Press Release section dated May 7, 2020, has informed that the Notice period for draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification (EIA), 2020 has been extended till 30th June.

The Ministry has received several representations for extending the notice period expressing concern that the draft EIA Notification 2020 was published during the lockdown imposed due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Therefore, the Ministry after due consideration, has extended the notice period up to 30 June,2020.

Any person interested in making any objections or suggestions on the proposals contained in the draft notification may forward the same in writing for consideration of the Central Government before 30th June 2020 to the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jor Bagh Road, Aliganj, New Delhi-110003, or send the same on the e-mail address: eia2020-moefcc@gov.in.

The Ministry has also provided the link to detailed Notification.

Background
The Central Government by exercising its powers conferred under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 had earlier published the draft notification namely, “Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2020” in a S.O. 1199(E) dated the 23rd March, 2020 in the official gazette on 11th April, 2020, for the information of the public likely to be affected thereby and for making any objections or suggestions on the proposal contained in the draft notification within 60 days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing said draft notification were made available to the Public.
Notice period for draft EIA, 2020  extended till 30th JuneAll30-06-2020No
TelanganaGovt Of Telangana Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 7Th May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Till 29Th May 202007-05-2020Government of Telangana issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 7th May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Telangana for the third time for a further period beyond May 7, 2020 till 29th May 2020. For details, please refer to the attached document titled "Key Points_Telangana Lockdown Extension Order 7th May 2020". The copy of the Govt Order has also been attached for reference. MandatoryAll29-05-2020Yes
Himachal PradeshGuidelines For Effective Quarantine System For Movement Of People From Other Districts And Other States Into Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh07-05-2020The District Magistrate of Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh has issued directions and clarifications under Section 3 of Himachal Pradesh (Covid-19) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 for effective quarantine of people moving from other districts and other states into Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Dadra and Nagar HaveliThe Collectorate Of Dadra And Nagar Haveli, By An Order Granted Permission To Operate Offices, Workplaces, Factories And Establishments Under Certain Conditions.07-05-2020The Collectorate of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, by an order dated 07-05-2020, granted permission to operate offices, workplaces, factories and establishments under certain conditions.
1. The industries shall work only with the labours and employees in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
2. All common areas should be disinfected completely using user friendly disinfectant mediums.
3. For workers coming from outside the industrial units campus, special transportation should be provided with prior approval. The vehicles should be allowed to work only with 30-40%.
4. Vehicles and machineries entering should be disinfected.
5. Medical insurance for workers is mandatory.
6. Provision for hand wash and hand sanitizers must be made.
7. Meetings of 10 or more people should be discouraged. Seating should be at least 6 feet away.
8. Not more than 2/4 persons will be allowed in lifts or hoists.
9. Use of staircase for climbing should be encouraged
10. Hospitals/clinics in the nearby areas which are authorized to treat COVID -19 patients should be identified and listed.
11. Addition or re-enforcement of workforce has to be duly informed.
12. An incident management team should be set up.
13. Biometric attendance system should be withheld
14. Thermal scanning should be practiced.
15. Arogya Setu app should be installed.
16. Face masks should be provided to all workers and ensured that it is worn at all times.
17. Wearing of face cover/ mask is compulsory in workplaces.
18. Sufficient provisions have to be made for frequent hand washing and supply of soap/ hand wash and sanitizers to be provided for all the workers.
19. Cleaning and sanitizing should be done at least 3 times a day.
20. Industry should ensure a gap of one hour between shifts. There should not be any overlapping shifts.
21. The vehicle used for the purpose of transportation of worker should be parked inside the premises.
22. Industrial workers residing in nearby areas will be allowed to go to the industries by walk, however maintaining social distancing.
23. Maintain minimum footfall in the factory.
24. Large meetings are prohibited.
25. If meetings are unavoidable, maximum 5 person at a gap of 6 feet from each other should be maintained.
26. Each industry should have a designated area for isolation of a symptomatic worker.
27. Symptomatic workers should be advised to stay at home.
28. Spitting and chewing tobacco is prohibited .
29. Intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices should be provided.
30. All payments of wages to be paid by the 5th of every month.
31. Necessary should be submitted.
32. Industries which falls in containment zone shall be treated as suspended.
 
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralAerb Hq To Remain Open With 5% Staff07-05-2020AERB clarifies that its HQ shall remain open with 5% staff. Remaining staff to work from home.
All employees are instructed to use Aarogya Setu app
MandatoryAERBNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaStandard Operating Procedure For Industrial, Commercial Establishments And
Private Offices During Covtd-19
07-05-2020The Government of Karnataka through a circular dated 7th May 2020 has issued a Standard Operating Procedure to be adhered to by the industries, Commercial Establishments and Private Offices during COVTD-1. The SOP broadly lays down the following points:

1. Transportation
2. Accommodation for employees / workers
3. Premises entry/ exit and surveillance
4. Operating Practices to be followed
5. Material movement
6. Construction Activity ((*Operating practices for factories/commercial establishments shall be enforced to construction activities as applicable)
7. Action to be taken on detection of Suspect/confirmed COVID -19 case in workplace. Please refer to the attached document for more details.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Pollution Control Board Issues Further Guidelines To Be Adhered Prior To Resuming Operations (Industrial Activities)07-05-2020The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) vide letter dated 7th May 2020 issues further guidelines to be adhered prior to resuming operations (industrial activities).

The TNPCB has mentioned the following guidelines: -

1. All pollution control equipment's , effluent treatment plants, safety equipment's and machineries shall be kept in in good operable condition.
2. Plant re-commissioning activities shall be carried by skilled labourers in presence of higher authorities.
3. Adequate precautions should be taken to prevent possible leakage of poisonous gases.
4. Manual cleaning of STP and ETP tanks should not be done. Tanks should be cleaned mechanically as mentioned in the renewal consent orders.
5. Persons involved with tank cleaning shall be provided Personal Protective Equipment's (PPEs).
6. The STP/ETP tank cleaning activities shall be intimated to the concerned DEEs, TNPCB in advance.
MandatoryAll Factories / Industrial unitsNo end date specifiedYes
HaryanaOrder By The District Magistrate, Rewari - Government Of Haryana07-05-2020The District Magistrate of Rewari, Government of Haryana has issued an order stating that the follow activities will be allowed to run/operate in the Municipal areas as well as the Rural areas:
1. All shops of Pesticides, Seeds, Fertilizers and Agriculture Implements may operate from 9am to 4 pm from Monday to Saturday.
2. Newspaper Vendors & Hawkers from 4am to 9am all 7 days of the week.
3. Restaurants, Bakeries, Sweet shops, halwais and similar shops may operate for take away and home delivery.
MandatoryPesticides, Seeds, Fertilizers and Agriculture Implementsno end date specifiedNo
Telangana Telangana Government Extends Lockdown Till 29Th May, 202007-05-2020Telangana has extended the lockdown in the State till 29th of May, 2020 and issued the following guidelines:

i. Prohibited activities:

a. Domestic and international air travel of passengers;
b. Passenger train operation except for special trains for stranded persons;
c. Inter-state buses for public transport and movement of individuals by other means except for reasons as permitted by the Government;
d. Inter and intra-district buses for movement of passengers is not permitted by the Government;
e. Metro rail services;
f. All schools, colleges, educational/ coaching/ training institutes etc.
g. Hospitality services like hotels, lodges, etc. except those accommodating health, police, Government functionaries and stranded persons etc.
h. Bars, pubs, cinema halls, theatres, shopping malls, gyms,
i. All gatherings related to social, political, sports, entertainment, academic and cultural purposes etc.
j. All religious places and places of worship for public;
k. All religious congregations;

ii. Movement of persons only for accessing emergency medical care (from 7 pm to 7 am).

iii. No shops and establishments (except hospitals and pharmacy to remain open after 6)

iv. In order to prevent transmission of COVID 19, wearing of masks/ face-covers have been mandated in public places. Violations of the same to attract fine of Rs. 1000/-

v. Activities which were permitted earlier such as IT and ITeS related services, print, electronic media and their related services to telecom, postal, internet services, insurance and related activities, sale of essential commodities, inter-state and intra-state movement of goods, functioning of hospitals, clinics and medical shops, diagnostic centres and related establishments, banks and financial institutions including NBFCs etc. shall continue to operate;

vi. Construction activities have been permitted in Green Zones, Orange Zones and rural areas; however, in Red zones (including GHMC area) only those sites will be permitted to operate where in-situ workers are available;

vii. All industrial activities have been permitted in rural areas, orange and green zones; however, in red-zones in urban areas, industrial units in only Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Export Oriented Units (EOUs), industrial estates and industrial townships with access control, manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and their raw materials and intermediates, production units which require continuous process and their supply chain; manufacturing of IT hardware, manufacture units of packaging material etc. are permitted with staggered shifts and social distancing.

viii. All shops in rural areas, orange and green zone, except malls are permitted to remain open; however, in GHMC and other municipal bodies in red zone, only shops selling construction material, hardware, equipment machinery for agriculture operations like pump sets etc. are permitted to remain open, in addition to those selling essential goods.

ix. E-commerce has been permitted for all commodities in the orange and green zones; but only essential goods only inside the red zones;

x. Private offices including IT and ITeS have been allowed to operate with upto 33% strength in red zones including the GHMC with the remaining persons working from home; however, in Orange and Green zones, private offices have been allowed to operate freely;

x. Government offices to function with officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above to the extent of 100% strength; rest of the staff to attend up to 33% as per requirement; in orange and green zones, permitted to operate with full strength;

xi. restaurants, barber shops, spas and saloons not permitted in red zones.

xii. taxis, cab aggregators and auto -rickshaws shall not be permitted in red-zones;

xiii. In orange and green zones, all activities (barring the ones mentioned in points i (a. to k) are permitted.

For further details, please refer to attached Order.
MandatoryAll29-05-2020No
CentralCovid-19 Pandemic Business Continuity Measures (Relaxation In Non Neat Systems Approval Process)06-05-2020In a Circular dated 6th May, 2020 the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (“NSE”) has informed that in view of the extension of lockdown due to the pandemic caused by the spread of COVID 19, , relaxation in Non Neat Systems approval process is extended till May 31, 2020.

Background:

This is in continuation to the following previous Circulars wherein NSE had cancelled the mock trading (Contingency) sessions scheduled for 9th May, 2020, the present Circular is being issued.
MandatoryAll (listed entities)31-05-2020No
TelanganaGovt Of Telangana Issues Letter Dated 6Th May 2020 To The Municipal Commissioners Regarding Opening Of Shops06-05-2020Govt of Telangana issues letter dated 6th May 2020 to the Municipal Commissioners regarding opening of shops in all the Municipalities in all Districts.
The Commissioner is directed to allow shops to open in the following during the lockdown till 29th May 2020 starting 7th May 2020.

a. In all Municipalities in all Districts the below mentioned category of shops are allowed -
i. Shops dealing in essentials such as medical, grocery, dairy products, vegetables & nursery products
ii. shops dealing in Cement, Steel, hardware, electrical, plumbing material & other such building constructions related shops
iii. Agriculture related shops
iv. Wine shops (except those in Containment zones) & as prescribed by excise departments.

b. In all Municipalities located in Green and Orange Districts all shops mentioned under point (a) are allowed to open between 10 am to 6 pm and it will be ensured that any two adjacent shops are opened on alternate days. There are specific conditions for opening the shops detailed in the said Letter (attached for your reference). E-commerce shall be permitted in Green and Orange Zone Districts and
municipalities contained therein.



MandatoryShops, E-Commerce29-05-2020Yes
DelhiGovt Of Nct Of Delhi Issued Order Dated 6Th May 2020 Allowing Activities In Urban And Rural Areas In Addition To The Activities Allowed Under Previous Order Of Extension Of Lockdown Dated 3Rd May06-05-2020Govt of NCT of Delhi issued Order dated 6th May 2020 allowing activities in urban and rural areas in addition to the activities allowed under previous Order of extension of Lockdown dated 3rd May.
Key Points:
a. In Red Zone (outside containment zone), following Industrial Establishment in Urban Areas have been allowed subject to conditions stated in the Order dated 6th May 2020:
i. Industrial establishments in SEZs/EOUs/Industrial estates/Industrial Townships with access control
ii. Manufacturing units of essential goods, including pharmaceuticals, drugs, medical devices, their raw materials and intermediaries
iii. Manufacturing of IT hardware
iv. Production units which require continuous process and their supply chain
v. Jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing (with staggered shifts and maintaining social distancing norms)
vi. Manufacturing units of packaging material.

b. Industrial establishment in rural areas

c. Construction activities in urban areas where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside.

d. Construction of renewable energy projects.

The order also list down guidelines to be adhered by the industries and construction activities which have been allowed to operate during the lockdown till 17th May 2020. For details please refer to the Order attached for your reference.
MandatoryIndustrial Establishments and Construction activitties in Red Zone (outside containment zone) in Urban and Rural areas17-05-2020Yes
GujaratMunicipal Commissioner Of Ahmedabad City Orders Closure Of All Shop / Vendors Barring Milk And Medicines To Prevent Spread Of Covid-19 Virus06-05-2020
The Municipal Commissioner of Ahmedabad city vide order dated 6th May 2020 has asked all shops to be closed from 7th May 2020 to 6:00 AM of 15th May 2020. Only milk and medicine shops are allowed to remain open. Shops / vendors of fruits, vegetables and groceries shall also remain closed during this one week. This order has been passed to tackle the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city.
MandatoryAll Shops15-05-2020No
Himachal PradeshThe District Magistrate, District Sirmaur At Nathan Himachal Pradesh Has Issued Certain Additions To Its Earlier Order Dated 03-05-2020 On The Permissions On The District.06-05-2020The District Magistrate, District Sirmaur at Nathan Himachal Pradesh vide Addendum dated 06-05-2020, has issued certain additions to its earlier order dated 03-05-2020 on the permissions on the district.

1. In partial relaxation to point no 14, home delivery of cooked food would be allowed from 9 AM to 9 PM with condition that the takeaway counter sales of food item would be permitted between 9 AM and 2 PM. The person making home delivery will take all necessary precaution and would sanitize his hands after making delivery and would wear face mask at all times.

2. All hotels which intend to run quarantine facility from their premises would submit detailed proposals to additional district tourism development officer who in turn will scrutiny and submit these proposals to District Magistrate for further necessary action.
MandatoryFood BusinessNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshThe District Magistrate, District Sirmaur At Nathan Himachal Pradesh Has Directed That The Area Of Gram Panchayat, Haripurkhol, Development Block, Paonta Sahib, Will Not Be A Hotspot/Containment Zone.06-05-2020The District Magistrate, District Sirmaur at Nathan Himachal Pradesh vide Order dated 06-05-2020, has directed that the area of Gram Panchayat, Haripurkhol, Development Block, Paonta Sahib, will not be a Hotspot/containment zone.

Further certain guidelines have been laid out:

1. All shops are permitted to be open between 9 AM to 2 PM (except for Sunday). Shop keepers shall deploy 50% strength of workers with masks and maintain social distancing norm. The timings mentioned however will not apply to the shops selling essentials.
2. The Shopkeepers to make permanent markings on the ground inside the shop/stores and in the waiting area outside the shop at a distance of at least 1 metre from each other
3. Hair cutting Salons, Barber shops to remain closed
4. Shops selling liquors will be allowed but Ahta will remain closed.
5. The dhabas and halwai shops to be open between 9AM-2PM
6. The restaurants will be permitted to operate only for takeaways, however social distancing norms must be followed
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Uttar PradeshClarification Regarding Submission Of Pre-Shipment Inspection Certificate.06-05-2020The DGFT vide a Trade Notice dated 6th May, has stated that the Import policy of metallic scrap and waste requires importers to furnish Preshipment Inspection Certificate (PSIC) for customs clearance of metal scrap and waste imports in accordance with the conditions laid out in Para 2.54 of Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020. However, it has come to the notice of Directorate that importers have been finding it difficult to submit the original copy of PSIC document due to the
prevailing situations during COVID-19 related lock down.
In view of the above, it has been decided that a scanned copy of the PSIC document
may be accepted in place of a physical copy for the purpose of Customs clearance.
However, the importer has to provide an undertaking to the concerned Custom Authority at the time of the clearance as given in the Annexure to this Trade Notice.

(Note:
1. Customs Authorities may take scanned copy of the PSIC document submitted by the
importers for clearance without asking for the physical copy. The original physical copy of the PSIC needs to be submitted to Customs within 60 days of the clearance.
2. This facility is allowed only till 30th June 2020 in view of the present situation of
documents movement interruption due to COVID-19.)
MandatoryImporters30-06-2020No
CentralEpfo Simplifies Procedure To Obtain Digital Signature Certificate (Dsc)/Aadhar Based E-Sign By Employers06-05-2020EPFO vide Press Release dated 6th May 2020 has allowed the employers to obtain the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)/Aadhar Based e-sign by sending the scanned copy of duly signed request letter to the concerned Regional Office of EPFO through email. Generally the Employers are required to obtain one time approval for the DSC/e-sign from Regional Offices. Official email addresses of the Regional
Offices are available at www.epfindia.gov.in
Establishments, whose authorized officers have approved digital signatures but are
not able to locate the dongle, can login to the employer portal and register their e-sign through the link for registration of already registered authorized signatories. If their name against the approved digital signature is same as that in their Aadhar, the registration of e-sign will not require any further approval.
Due to lockdown, EPFO to ease the process of compliance took the said decision.
AdvisoryAll17-05-2020Yes
CentralSebi Grants Onetime Relaxations From Strict Enforcement Of Specified Regulations Pertaining To Rights Issue Under The Sebi Icrd 2018 Up To July 31, 202006-05-2020Keeping in view the present situation in the country, SEBI has granted onetime relaxations from strict enforcement of specified regulations pertaining to Rights Issue under the SEBI ICRD 2018 up to July 31, 2020.
Key Points:
i. Service of the abridged letter of offer, application form and other issue material to shareholders may be undertaken by electronic transmission
ii. Failure to adhere to modes of dispatch through registered post or speed post or courier services related conditions will not be treated as non-compliance
iii. The issuers shall publish the letter of offer, abridged letter of offer and application forms on the websites of the company
iv. Issuer company along with lead manager(s) shall undertake steps to reach out its shareholders through other means such as ordinary post or SMS or audio-visual advertisement on television or digital advertisement.
v. The issue related advertisement shall contain details as regards the manner in which the shareholders who have not been served notice electronically may apply.
vi. Pursuant to Reg. 76 application for a rights issue shall be made only through ASBA facility.
vi. In respect of all offer documents filed until July 31, 2020, authentication/certification/ Undertaking(s) in respect of offer documents, may be done using digital signature certifications.
MandatoryListed Companies, Companies intending to get Listed in Stock Exchange, Registered Merchant Bankers, Recognized Stock Exchanges, Registered Registrars to an Issue31-07-2020Yes
CentralFssai Initiates Training For Food Businesses To Mitigate Covid-1906-05-2020To enable and equip food businesses to function and reduce the risk of contagion, FSSAI has launched a training programme for food businesses under its flagship Food Safety Training & Certification programme (FoSTaC) for manufacturers, packers, transporters, retailers and food delivery partners and aggregators.

The agencies/ NGOs serving food in places including langar, community kitchens etc., have also been advised to get their food handlers trained for COVID-19 precautionary measures. A certificate of participation shall be issued to the trainees through the FoSTaC portal.
MandatoryFood Business OperatorsNo end date specifiedYes
Andhra PradeshGovernment Of Andhra Pradesh Issues Detailed Guidelines Relating To Inter-State Movement Of Migrant Workers06-05-2020Government of Andhra Pradesh issues guidelines to facilitate the movement of stranded migrant workers who want to go to their native state from Andhra Pradesh or want to return to Andhra Pradesh from other states. Facilities of movement by buses and train; and also provision for food by IRCTC will be provided.AdvisoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Dadra and Nagar HaveliFew Industries Allowed To Operate Subject To Compliance With Standard Operating Procedure In Dadra And Nagar Haveli06-05-2020In view of the various applications received with regard to grant of permission to operate, the UT Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has issued a list of various industries which have been allowed to operate.

However, permission to operate will be conditional upon adherence to social distancing and sanitization measures.

For further details, refer to attached document.
MandatoryManufacturing17-05-2020No
CentralExport Of Only "Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers" Are Prohibited For Export 06-05-2020The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Foreign Trade by a recent Notification No. 04/2015-2020 dated May 6, 2020 has informed that only "Alcohol based Hand Sanitizers" falling under any ITCHS Code including the HS Codes as mentioned in this Notification, are prohibited for export.

The Central Government under powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, amends its previously issued Notification No. 53 dated 24.03.2020 to the extent that only "Alcohol based Hand Sanitizers" falling under any ITCHS Code including the HS Codes as mentioned in this Notification, are prohibited for export. All other items falling under the above HS Codes are freely exportable.
MandatoryManufacturers of Hand SanitizerNo end date specifiedYes
CentralDgft Has Decided That A Scanned Copy Of The Psic Document May Be Accepted In Place Of A Physical Copy For The Purpose Of Custom Clearance For Import Of Metallic Scrap And Waste06-05-2020The Directorate General of Foreign Trade has issued a clarification dated 06-05-2020 with respect to submission of Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate (PSIC).

The import policy of metallic scrap and waste requires importers to furnish pre-shipment inspection certificate (PSIC) for custom clearance of metal scrap and waste imports.
In view of the situation relating to the pandemic, it has been decided that a scanned copy of the PSIC document may be accepted in place of a physical copy for the purpose of custom clearance.
The importer has to provide an undertaking to the concerned custom authority at the time of the clearance as provided.

Custom authorities may take scanned copies of PSIC document submitted by the importers for clearance without asking for the physical copy.

The facility is allowed till 30th June, 2020.
MandatoryImport of metallic scrap and waste30-06-2020No
PunjabGovt Of Punjab Issues Order Dated 6Th May 2020 Revising The Time Of Opening And Closing Of Shops And Banks In The State During The 3Rd Phase Of The Nationwide Lockdown06-05-2020Govt of Punjab issues Order dated 6th May 2020 revising the time of opening and closing of Shops in the State during the 3rd Phase of the nationwide lockdown till 29th May 2020.
All shops have been allowed to be remain open between 7 am to 3 pm.
Banks have been allowed to remain open from 9 am to 1 pm to deal with customers.
However Banks have been allowed to function internally as per their requirement.
MandatoryShops, Banks29-05-2020No
CentralRelaxations Relating To Procedural Matters – Issues And Listing - Sebi Has Granted One Time Relaxation From Enforcement Of Rights Issue From The Issue Of Capital And Disclosure Requirements Regulations, 2018 Due To Covid-19.06-05-2020In a circular dated 6th May, 2020 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has issued certain relaxations relating to procedural matters – Issues and Listing.

Due to the pandemic nature of COVID-19 and the lockdowns imposed thereafter by the Central and State Governments, SEBI based on representations has decided to grant the following one time relaxations from strict enforcement of certain regulations of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018 (“ICDR Regulations”), pertaining to Rights Issue opening up to 31st July, 2020 –

• Service of the abridged letter of offer, application form and other issue material to shareholders may be undertaken by electronic transmission as already provided under the ICDR Regulation. Failure to adhere to modes of dispatch through registered post or speed post or courier services due to prevailing Covid-19 related conditions will not be treated as non-compliance during the said period. In addition to that, the issues have to publish the letter of offer, abridged letter of offer and application forms on the websites of the company, registrars and stock exchange. Further, the issuer company should reach out its shareholders through other means such as ordinary post or SMS or audio-visual advertisement on TV or digital advertisement, etc.

• The issue related to advertisement as mandated, will contain additional details as regards the manner in which the shareholders who have not been served notice electronically may apply. The issuer will have the flexibility to publish the dispatch advertisement in additional newspapers, over and above those required in Regulations. Further, the advertisement should also be made available on the website of the Issuer, Registrar, Lead Managers, and Stock Exchanges along with that the issuer can also make use of TV channels, radio, internet etc.

• In view of COVID-19 pandemic where shareholders who have not been able to open a demat account or are unable to communicate their demat details to the Issuer / Registrar to the issue of credit for REs, such shareholders are allowed to submit their applications subject to the following conditions –

i. Issuer along with lead manager(s) and other recognized intermediary will institute a mechanism to allow physical shareholders to apply in the rights issue. Issuer along with lead manager(s) shall ensure to take adequate steps to communicate such a mechanism to physical shareholders before the opening of the issue.

ii. Such shareholders will not be eligible to renounce their rights entitlements.

iii. Such physical shareholders will receive shares, in respect of their application, only in demat mode.

• In order to ensure that all eligible shareholders are able to apply to rights issue during COVID-19 lockdown times, the issuer will along with lead manager(s) to the issue, the registrar, and other recognized intermediaries institute an optional mechanism (non- cash mode only) to accept the applications of the shareholders subject to ensuring that no third party payments will be allowed in respect of any application.

• The issuer and lead manager will also ensure the following –

i. The above stated mechanism will only be an additional option and not a replacement of the existing process. Attempts will be made to adhere to the existing prescribed framework as far as possible.

ii. The mechanism will be transparent, robust and have adequate checks and balances. It should aim at facilitating subscription in an efficient manner without imposing any additional costs on investors.

iii. An FAQ, online dedicated investor helpdesk, and helpline will be created by the issuer company along with lead manager to guide investors in gaining familiarity with the application process and resolve difficulties faced by investors on priority basis.

iv. The issuer along with lead manager, registrar, and other recognized intermediaries (as incorporated in the mechanism) will be responsible for all investor complaints.

• In respect of all offer documents filed until July 31, 2020, following relaxations will be granted –

i. Authentication / certification / Undertaking in respect of offer documents, may be done using digital signature certifications.

ii. The issuer along with lead managers will provide procedure for inspection of material documents electronically.
MandatoryAll Listed Companies31-07-2020Yes
MeghalayaPermitted Activities In Meghalaya06-05-2020Commercial and private establishments like shops dealing in essential goods, ecommerce companies, electrical shops, liquor shops, home delivery of books etc. will be permitted. Industries and Industrial establishments like food processing industries in rural areas, brick kilns, cement plants (with 50% capacity), mining of limestone, quarrying of chips etc will be allowed along with all agricultural activities, operation of tea industry, veterinary hospitals, construction activities, only in-situ in urban areas and all construction activities in rural areas.

The above permitted activities are allowed subject to guidelines issued by the MHA. All those who wish to commence industrial/mining/construction activities should submit an undertaking to the Deputy Commissioner confirming adherence to the guidelines of MHA and protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
CentralFssai Initiates Training For Food Businesses To Mitigate Covid-1906-05-2020FSSAI had issued detailed guidelines for food businesses during the COVID 19 pandemic. The same can be accessed at: https://fssai.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/Guidance_Note_COVID_15_04_2020.pdf

Further, to enable and equip food businesses to function and reduce the risk of contagion, FSSAI has launched a training programme for food businesses under its flagship Food Safety Training & Certification programme (FoSTaC). The training will be conducted online through the empanelled Training Partners. Food businesses can visit www.fostac.fssai.gov.in or connect the FoSTaC training partners directly for this certification programme. The training programme caters to all stakeholders in the food ecosystem comprising of manufacturers, packers, transporters, retailers and food delivery partners and aggregators.
AdvisoryFood BusinessNo end date specifiedNo
CentralDg Shipping Prescribes Additional Standard Operating Procedures / Protocols (Sop) For Controlled Crew Change Of Indian Seafarers At Indian Port Anchorages Within The Port Limits06-05-2020DG Shipping issues addendum to SOP for controlled crew change of Indian seafarers at Indian port anchorages within the port limits for compliance by all stakeholders. Prescribes standards for sign-on and sign-off by sea farersMandatoryShippingNo end date specifiedNo
ChandigarhChandigarh Administration Extends The Date Of Depositing Property Tax Till 31St July 202006-05-2020The Chandigarh Administration vide order dated 6th May 2020 has extended the date of depositing property tax for commercial and residential properties till 31st July 2020.

The rebate available up to 30th May 2020 will now be available till 31st July 2020.
MandatoryAll31-07-2020No
CentralExtension Of Due Date For Filing Of Gstr-9 And Gstr-9C For F.Y 2018-1905-05-2020Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has issued Notification No. 41/2020– Central Tax dated 5th May, 2020 to further extend the due date for furnishing the GST Annual Return in FORM GSTR-9 for the period from 1st April, 2018 to 31st March, 2019 from 30th day of June, 2020 to 30th day of September, 2020.

Wherever copy of audited annual accounts and reconciliation statement duly certified, in FORM GSTR-9C, needs to be submitted along with GST Annual return, the same shall also stand extended till 30th day of September, 2020 for the period 1st April, 2018 to 31st March, 2019.
MandatoryAll30-09-2020YES
CentralValidity Period Of E-Way Bill Generated On Or Before 24Th March, 2020 Extended Till 31St May, 202005-05-2020Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued Notification No.40/2020 dated 5th May, 2020 to extend the validity period of all those e-way bill which has been generated on or before the 24th day of March, 2020 and its period of validity expires during the period 20th day of March, 2020 to the 15th day of April, 2020, till 31st day of May, 2020.MandatoryAll31-05-2020YES
CentralCompanies Allowed To Furnish Gstr-3B Period From The 21St Day Of April, 2020 To The 30Th Day Of June, 2020 Through Electronic Verification Code (Evc)05-05-2020Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued Notification No. 38/2020 dated 5th May, 2020 to further amended CGST Rules, 2017. Presently, a registered person who are registered under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 are allowed to furnish the documents or application, returns including Form GSTR 3B verified through digital signature certificate only. However, after this amendment, during the period from the 21st day of April, 2020 to the 30th day of June, 2020 the return in FORM GSTR-3B can also be furnished after verified through electronic verification code (EVC).
MandatoryAll30-06-2020YES
CentralFssai Clarifies That There Is No Evidence Of Covid-19 Spread From Food05-05-2020The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India vide letter dated 5th May 2020 has again clarified that there is no evidence of COVID-19 virus spread through food.

This clarification is basis several instances which has been brought to the notice of the authority where some products like frozen food, food served cold/chilled etc. were not allowed to be transported, stored or sold.
MandatoryFood manufacturers, storage, retail / wholesale sellersNo end date specifiedNo
RajasthanClarification In Respect Of Implementation Orders Dated 2Nd May 2020 Rajasthan05-05-2020Rajasthan government issues clarifications for lockdown orders across the state. Lists out clarifications, conditions and exceptions to permitted activities.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshShops In Lower Dhalpur And Sarwari Bazar To Operate On Alternate Days Of The Week05-05-2020The District Magistrate of Kullu, HP directed shops on either side of the path from Dhalpur to Lower Dhalpur and Sarwari Bazar to operate on alternate days of the week basis the side of the path they are on i.e., those on the right side to remain open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and those on the left side to remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00am to 3pm.MandatoryShopsNo end date specifiedYes
CentralClarification On Holding Of Annual General Meeting (Agm) Through Video
Conferencing (Vc) Or Other Audio Visual Means (Oavm)
05-05-2020In a Circular dated May 5, 2020, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has stated that the companies will be allowed to conduct their Annual General Meeting (AGM) through video conferencing (VC) or other audio visual means (OAVM), during the calendar year 2020, subject to the fulfilment of the specific requirements.

The circular has been issued by MCA pursuant to several representations received from stakeholders for providing relaxations in the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 (the Act) to allow companies to hold AGM in a manner similar to the one provided in Circular dated 08.04.2020 (EGM Circular – I)and Circular dated 13.04.2020 (EGM Circular – II) (reported in trail) which deal with conduct of extraordinary general meeting (EGM).
The MCA had also issued a Circular dated 21.04.2020,allowed companies whose financial year ended on 31st December, 2019, to hold their AGM by 30th September, 2020.

Now, in the present circular, MCA has allowed AGM to be conducted through VC/ OAVM for the calendar year 2020. The following restrictions/ conditions are specified for conducting AGM through VC/ OAVM:

A. For companies which are required to provide the facility of e-voting under the Act, or any other company which has opted for such facility –

I. The framework provided in para 3 -A of EGM Circular – I and the manner and mode of issuing notices provided in sub-para (i)-A of EGM Circular – II shall be applicable mutatis mutandis for conducting the AGM.

II. In such meetings, other than ordinary business, only those items of special business, which are considered to be unavoidable by the Board, may be transacted.

III. In view of the prevailing situation, owing to the difficulties involved in dispatching of physical copies of the financial statements (including Board’s report, Auditor’s report or other documents required to be attached therewith), these statements must be sent only by email to the members, trustees for the debenture-holder of any debentures issued by the company, and to all other persons so entitled.

IV. Before sending the notices and copies of the financial statements, etc., a public notice by way of advertisement must be published at least once in a vernacular newspaper in the principal vernacular language of the district in which the registered office of the company is situated and having a wide circulation in that district, and at least once in English language in an English newspaper having a wide circulation in that district, preferably both newspapers having electronic editions. The following information must be specified in the advertisement:-

a. statement that the AGM will be convened through VC or OAVM in compliance with applicable provisions of the Act read with this Circular;

b. the date and time of the AGM through VC or OAVM;

c. availability of notice of the meeting on the website of the company and the stock exchange, in case of a listed company;

d. the manner in which the members who are holding shares in physical form or who have not registered their email addresses with the company can cast their vote through remote e-voting or through the e-voting system during the meeting;

e. the manner in which the persons who have not registered their email addresses with the company can get the same registered with the company;

f. the manner in which the members can give their mandate for receiving dividends directly in their bank accounts through the Electronic Clearing Service (ECS) or any other means;

g. any other detail considered necessary by the company

V. In case, the company is unable to pay the dividend to any shareholder by the electronic mode, due to non-availability of the details of the bank account, upon normalization of the postal services, the dividend warrant/cheque must be dispatched to such shareholder by post.

VI. In case, the company has received the permission from the relevant authorities to conduct its AGM at its registered office, or at any other place after following any advisories issued from such authorities, the company may in addition to holding such meeting with physical presence of some members, also provide the facility of VC or OAVM, so as to allow other members of the company to participate in such meeting. All members who are physically present in the meeting as well as the members who attend the meeting through the facility of VC or OAVM must be considered for the purpose of quorum.

VII. All resolutions will continue to be passed through the facility of e-voting system.

B. For companies which are not required to provide the facility of e-voting under the Act –

I. AGM may be conducted through the facility of VC or OAVM only by a company which has in its records, the email addresses of at least half of its total number of members, who
a. in case of a Nidhi, hold shares of more than one thousand rupees in face value or more than 1% of the total paid-up share capital, whichever is less;
b. in case of other companies having share capital, who represent not less than 75% of such part of the paid-up share capital of the company as gives a right to vote at the meeting;
c. in case of companies not having share capital, who have the right to exercise not less than 75% of the total voting power exercisable at the meeting.
II. The company must take all necessary steps to register the email addresses of all persons who have not registered their email addresses with the company.
III. The framework provided in para 3-B of EGM Circular – I and the manner and mode of issuing notices provided in sub-para (i)-B of EGM Circular – II shall be applicable mutatis mutandis for conducting the AGM.
IV. In such meetings, other than ordinary business, only those items of special business, which are considered to be unavoidable by the Board, may be transacted.
V. Owing to the difficulties involved in dispatching of physical copies of the financial statements (including Board’s report, Auditor’s report or other documents required to be attached therewith), such statements shall be sent only by email to the members, trustees for the debenture-holder of any debentures issued by the company, and to all other persons so entitled.
VI. The companies shall make adequate provisions for allowing the members to give their mandate for receiving dividends directly in their bank accounts through the Electronic Clearing Service (ECS) or any other means. For shareholders, whose bank accounts are not available, upon normalization of the postal services, the dividend warrant/cheque must be dispatched to such shareholder by post.
Both categories of companies mentioned in points A and B above must ensure that all other compliances associated with the provisions relating to general meetings such as making of disclosures, inspection of related documents/registers by members, or authorizations for voting by bodies corporate, etc are made through electronic mode.
The companies which are not covered by the Circular dated 21.04.2020 and are unable to conduct their AGM in accordance with the framework provided in this Circular have been advised to apply for extension of AGM at a suitable point of time before the concerned Registrar of Companies.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
CentralThe Ministry Of Home Affairs, Government Of India Issues Standard Operating Protocols (Sops), For Movement Of Indian Nationals Stranded Outside The Country And Of Specified Persons To Travel Abroad05-05-2020The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has issued Standard Operating Protocols (SOPS), for movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country and of specified persons to travel abroad by an Order no. No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 05/05/2020. This SOP is issued in continuation to the Ministry of Home Affairs Order No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 1st May 2020. The SOP has been annexed in this Order and the Ministry has addressed the Order to Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State /Union Territory Authorities with the directions for its strict implementation.

The Order specifies SOP to cover the following:
(A) Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country.
(B) Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for movement of persons stranded in India who are desirous to travel abroad.
Mandatory(A) Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country.
(B) Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for movement of persons stranded in India who are desirous to travel abroad.
17-05-2020No
Andhra PradeshState Order Issued Post Mha Order Dated 1.5.2020 For Andhra Pradesh (Vishakhapatnam)05-05-2020The Vizag District Collector and District Magistrate has vide Rc No 100/EPID stated that the core and buffer area of the containment zones have been demarcated. Accordingly, 15 containment clusters have been notified in prescribed format for implementing containment strategy as well as permitting or prohibiting the activities as indicated in vide GO Rt No 262 dated 03.05.2020. Activities that are permitted for the orange district will be applicable to all the areas outside these containment zones.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
HaryanaState Order Issued Post Mha Order Dated 1.5.2020 For Haryana (Gurugram)05-05-2020The Gurugram administration has directed to regulate the operations of the activities in the territorial jurisdiction of the district Gurugram. The activities that are prohibited are taken from the MHA order. Individual movement and vehicles only for permitted activities, four wheeler to have maximum two passengers besides the driver. For two wheelers, pillion riders are not allowed. Though Gurugram has been declared to fall in the "Orange" Zone by the MOHFW but keeping in mind the high incidence of cases and the continuous unavoidable movement to and from Delhi and Faridabad Red Zones , restrictions applicable to a Red zone will be enforced in the district as well.

All establishments shall ensure permanent paint marking outside and inside their premises. These marks shall be made 6 feet apart and it shall be ensured that persons visiting and working maintain social distancing by means of those marks. They shall also ensure that there is enough space for people to stand as per the markings.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
AssamAssam Announces More Exemptions During Extended Lockdown05-05-2020The Government Assam has announced a number relaxations in view of the lockdown over coronavirus. The Government has imposed a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in the state during the extended lockdown till May 17, and released a list of exemptions.

The new relaxations include allowing all industries along with their supply chain to operate in the state without the need for any specific order. All personnel working will be allowed to commute to work at any time. While private offices operating from malls can also remain open.

The list of the new exemptions have been detailed below for reference:

1.All industries along with their supply chain are allowed to operate in the state without the need for any specific order. All personnel working will be allowed to commute to work at any time.
2. Tea industries and workers engaged are allowed to operate at all times.
Warehouses are allowed to operate and workers required for their operation are allowed to commute at all times.
3. All activities related to public distribution system, Food Corporation of India warehouses, Railways, LPG and Petroleum delivery and workers and staff engaged in these services are allowed to operate at all times.
4. E-commerce delivery is allowed between 6 am and 6 pm only, however, back-end activities and personnel engaged there are allowed at all times.
5. All automobile dealerships and outlets are allowed to operate between 6 am and 6 pm.
6. Supply-chain related to essential food items like milk, fish and other perishables including workers engaged in these activities are allowed to operate.
7. All essential services including conservancy services by municipal bodies and other government agencies are allowed.
8. Private offices located in the same building like that of a mall or a market complex are allowed to operate but shops in the same building will not be allowed to open.
9. Shops in market complex are allowed to operate with two shops closed between two open shops. However, grocery shops, pharmacies and medical establishments situated there are allowed to open on all days during the permitted hours.
10. All types Of goods-carrying vehicles are allowed to ply at all times.
11. All construction activities including highway construction are allowed at all times.
12. Bank employees are allowed to move beyond 6 pm depending on necessity.
13. Large standalone shops are allowed to operate with a limited number of entrants.

Note- All these exemptions are not applicable in containment zones or hotspots (areas where number of coronavirus cases are high), the government said. It also said social distancing protocols should be followed in all activities and if an organisation violates any COVID-19 protocols, the owner of that place will be held responsible.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
MaharashtraClarification To Revised Guidelines On Lockdown Dated 5.5.2020 With Regard Steps To Be Taken By Authorities For Ensuring Availability Of Supplies And Regulating Shops And Markets.05-05-2020To ensure smooth and seamless availability of supplies the following steps will be taken by all authorities:
i. All shops and markets which are allowed to remain open as per order dated 2nd and 3rs May, 2020 shall remain open to their full operational time and days. No restrictions like timing / day will be imposed by any authority, unless there is a need to regulate such shops or markets to be done by Municipal Commissioners of MMR and PMR and Nagpur, Aurangabad Nashik and by Collectors in rest of the areas.
ii. Only Municipal Commissioner or District Collectors may change or alter boundaries of containment zones, post determining such perimeter or boundary of the containment zone on the basis of guidelines for demarcation.
iii. All district authorities to assist, enable and facilitate Municipal Commissioners and District Collectors to perform and discharge the responsibilities.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
MaharashtraClosure Of Non-Essential Shops And Establishments And Liquor Shops In Maharashtra.05-05-2020In the light of growing Covid-19 cases in Mumbai and the threat posed by gathering of people in large numbers without following social distancing norms, the Municipal Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has ordered that only groceries and medical store or chemist shops will be opened amidst Covid-19 lockdown. No other shops which sells non-essential goods shall be opened.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
KarnatakaKarnataka Government Issues A Corrigendum Whereby Movement Of Stranded Persons Is Permitted With A One Time, Two Way Pass05-05-2020The Karnataka Government has, through a corrigendum, permitted the movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons who are stranded as well as those who want to travel to their residences as a one time measure from one district to another with one time two way passes/MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
HaryanaRestrictions On Industrial And Commercial Establishments In Gurugram, Haryana05-05-2020The Gurugram district administration passes an order to impose restrictions in operations of industrial and commercial establishments. Among other things, they have adopted a week wise approach to relaxing the restrictions and have set forth conditions to be followed in red, orange and green zonesMandatoryALL17-05-2020No
Uttar PradeshGovt. Of Uttar Pradesh Adds 3 More Private Hospitals For Treating Covid-19 Patients05-05-2020Government of Uttar Pradesh vide notice dated 5th May 2020 has added 3 private hospitals for the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients.

1. Radhe Shyam Satyaprakash Hospital Trauma Centre, Amethi (Capacity of 100 patients and 2 ventilators)
2. Dr. RD Memorial Hospital, Chandauli Capacity of 55 patients and 1 ventilators)
3. HINDALCO Hospital, Renukut, Sonbhadra (Capacity of 150 patients and 4 ventilators)
MandatoryAll No end date specifiedNo
CentralInitiatives By The Ministry Of Msme On Covid 19 Relief05-05-2020To mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of MSME has issued an action plan for providing relief to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The plan broadly covers efforts put in by the Ministry of MSME & its Attached/Subordinate Organisations to fight Covid 19. For a detailed read, please refer to the attached document.
AdvisoryMSMEsNo end date specifiedNo
AssamGovernment Of Assam Issues A New Order Dated May 5, 2020 Permitting More Activities, In Continuation To Its Previous Order Dated May 3, 202005-05-2020The Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Assam issued a new Order No. ASDMA 2412020/47 dated May 5, 2020 with more relaxations during the extended lockdown in continuation to its previous Order No. ASDMA 24/2020/Part- 1/43 issued on May 3, 2020.

The Order dated May 5, 2020 allows all industries and their supply chain to operate in Assam without the need for any specific order. All personnel working therein are allowed to commute to work at all times.
 
The Order also lists various other activities that are allowed to operate adhering to the conditions and operational timelines as specified by the Order.

Further, the Order clarifies that the activities listed in the Order are allowed to operate except in containment Zones and after following social distancing protocols. The head of the organization will be held responsible for violation of any COVIDI9 protocol.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
LadakhGovernment Of Ladakh Revises The Sop For The Movement Of People Stranded At Different Places05-05-2020The UT of Ladakh in view to help the stranded persons in the Ladakh region has issued revised SOPs keeping in demands of the LAHDCs of Leh and Kargil. Stranded persons can get in touch with respective Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils (LAHDCs) through Facilitation Officers for transportation in buses and facilities en-route. The final ist of buses with details of passengers, drivers etc., point of start and termination, will have to be submitted to the Nodal officers assigned to the various states by 5PM daily as per the format.

In addition to that it must be ensured that the passengers of red zones are not mixed with passengers from orange and green zones in the same bus. In case there any mix up the all passengers will have to undergo institutional quarantine for 14 days. Further, the passengers (stranded people) travelling in such buses will be designated as regulated travellers and they will not be allowed to go home and will be put under home quarantine for 14 days.

Inbound persons showing COVID-19 symptoms will be taken in seperate vehicles for 14 days institutional quarantine and the screening for inbound persons will be at Minamarg and Khaltsi. Any person coming in without due permission of the authorities will be under mandatory quarantine in institutional facility for 14 days. Returnees are requested to register themselves on the "Aarogya Setu App" and "Connect Ladakh Portal / App" mandatorily.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Madhya PradeshThe Government Of Madhya Pradesh Exempts All Factories Registered Under The Factories Act, 1948 In Madhya Pradesh From Certain Provisions Of The Factories Act, 1948 And Madhya Pradesh Factories Rules, 1962 For 3 Months Due To Covid-1905-05-2020The Government of Madhya Pradesh through the Madhya Pradesh Gazette publication dated May 5, 2020 states that the Government of Madhya Pradesh has prepared an action plan for 1000 days and has decided to create more economic activities and employment opportunities in the view of COVID-19 by exempting industries in the state from certain provisions of Factories Act, 1948 for the next 1000 days.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh under the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Factories Act, 1948 exempts all Factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948 in the state of Madhya Pradesh from all the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and Madhya Pradesh Factories Rules, 1962 except section 6, 7, 8 and section 21 to 41-H under Chapter-4 about safety, section 59, section 65, section 67, section 79 section 88, section 112 and rules made thereunder for 3 months from the date of publication of this notification in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette.
Exemption for 3monthsAll Industries registered under the Factories Act, 1948 in the state of Madhya Pradesh05-08-2020Yes
Himachal PradeshIntroduction Of Aarogya Setu Ivrs 1921 For Citizens With Feature Phones And Landlines.05-05-2020Pursuant to launch of Aarogya Setu IVRS 1921 for citizens with feature phones and landlines, the National Health Mission of Himachal Pradesh vide circular dated 5.5.2020 has requested all district authorities to popularise the services to all citizens (public and media) for availing benefits of the same.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh Allows Operation Of Industries Without The Requirement Of Any Special Permission Or Noc05-05-2020Uttar Pradesh has allowed operation of industrial units in Orange and Green zones without the requirement of any special permission or NOC.

However, a self-declaration needs to be submitted by the head of the establishment to the District Magistrate along with concerned Deputy Commissioner of Department of Industries in the District., stating that all applicable guidelines and SOPs are being adhered to.

With regard to the industrial units in the red zones in different districts, after obtaining the self-declaration from such units, the District level officers of the Industrial Development Department or Department of Micro Small and Medium enterprises shall prepare and submit a list of permissible units to the District Magistrate without any delay. The above-mentioned proceedings should be completed within 3 days.

After obtaining permission from the District magistrate no other pass will be required for the personnel of the respective units. Only the identity card issued by the respective establishments/ units along with the list of personnel issued by the head of the unit will be valid for movement.

Please note that the Notification is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement.

For further details on the self-declaration Form, refer to the appended document.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
West BengalWest Bengal Government Vide Order Dated 4Th May, 2020 Includes Additional Activities In View Of Mha1May Order And Extends The Validity Of All Other Orders On The Same Subject04-05-2020The Government of West Bengal has through an order dated 4th May, 2020 included some additional permitted activities within the state outside of containment zones. This order also additionally extends the validity of all previous orders on the same subject till 17th May, 2020. Newly added activities include: Mining Activities in Orange and Green Zones, Construction area in rural areas and also in place where workers are available in-situ etc.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
West BengalWest Bengal Government Publishes List Of Containment Zones Within The State04-05-2020The Government of West Bengal has published the list of containment zones across all its districts within the state. The same provided for in the Link/attachment.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
SikkimRenewal Of Trade License - Sikkim04-05-2020In a press release dated 4th of May 2020, the Government of Sikkim has extended the renewal timeline of all Trade licenses to 30th June 2020 without any late fee. The licensee may log into gmctradelicence.in and submit their request for approval.AdvisoryAll30-06-2020No
KarnatakaIt / Ites, Data/Call Centres, Telecommunications Companies In Karnataka To File Self-Declaration Of Adhering To Sop Prior To Opening Of Workplace04-05-2020Commerce & Industries department, Government of Karnataka vide circular dated 4th May 2020 has asked all the IT / ITES, Data/Call centres, Telecommunications companies to submit a self-declaration of adhering the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to the concerned district centres prior to starting operations.

The format of the Self-Declaration has also been provided as an Annexure with the circular.
MandatoryIT / ITES, Data/Call centres, Telecommunications companiesNo end date specifiedYes
KarnatakaKarnataka Government Directs That The Industries, It /Ites Companies, Data/Call Centers, Telecommunication, Internet Services & Incubators Which Are Eligible To Operate As Per Its Order Dated 02.05.2020 And Essential And Other Category Industries Which Were Permitted To Operate Earlier Must Submit Online A Self-Declaration04-05-2020The Commerce & Industries Department, Government of Karnataka has issued a Circular dated May 04, 2020 relating to Operating of Industries / Industrial Establishments in Karnataka. This present Circular refers to the previous Circulars issued by the Government such as its previous Order No. RD 158 TNR 2020 dated 02.05.2020, wherein it had allowed certain industries and IT / ITES companies to operate in urban areas and all industries in rural areas outside the Containment Zones in Red Zone, Orange Zone and Green Zone Districts.
 
In this regard, this Circular directs that the Industries, IT /ITES companies, Data/Call Centers, Telecommunication, Internet Services & Incubators which are eligible to operate as per the afore mentioned Order No. RD 158 TNR 2020 dated 02.05.2020, must submit online a Self-Declaration of adhering to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) through the link COVID-19 SELF DECLARATION provided in the Website www.kum.karnataka.gov.in before starting the unit / operations. It further specifies that Essential and other category industries which were permitted to operate earlier are also directed to submit the Self Declaration in the website. Format of the Self Declaration is enclosed as an Annexure in the Circular.
Mandatory(1) Industries, IT /ITES companies, Data/Call Centers, Telecommunication, Internet Services & Incubators eligible to operate as per the  Order No. RD 158 TNR 2020 dated 02.05.2020
(2) Essential and other category industries which were permitted to operate earlier
17-05-2020Yes
CentralThe Tea Board Vide Circular Dated 04-05-2020, Stated That Pursuant To The Extension Of The Lockdown Orders. Attending Day To Day Activities Of The Tea Board Is Extended04-05-2020The tea board vide circular dated 04-05-2020, stated that pursuant to the extension of the lockdown orders. Attending day to day activities of the tea board is extended till 17th May 2020.
This step was taken to contain the spread of COVID 19, however the guidelines as detailed in the circular under reference remains unchanged
MandatoryTea17-05-2020No
CentralEsic Hospitals To Resume Medical Services From 5Th May 202004-05-2020ESIC issued letter dated 4th May 2020 requiring all ESIC Hospitals, which on previous occasion were not designated to provide Covid treatment and where medical services were curtailed, shall resume from 5th May 2020 subject to social distancing normsMandatoryESIC HospitalsNo end date specifiedNo
CentralTea Board Further Extends The Due
Date Of Return Submission For The Months Of March And April, 2020 To 31St May, 2020
04-05-2020The Tea Board of India has extended due date of return submission for the months of March and April, 2020 to 31st May, 2020 for the benefit of stakeholders and ease of return submissionAdvisoryTea Plantation31-05-2020No
ChhattisgarhState Order Issued Post Mha Order Dated 1.5.2020 Regarding Exemptions In Chhattisgarh04-05-2020The Mahasamund district in Chhattisgarh (classified under Green zone) has issued Orders exempting certain activities during the extended period of lockdown till 17th May 2020

(Note: Please note that the Order is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement)
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
ChandigarhUt Administration Clarifies Odd-Even Rules For Shops04-05-2020The UT Administration of Chandigarh vide order dated 4th May 2020 has clarified that all shops selling essentials such as ration, medicines, milk, vegetables, and fruits will be exempted from the odd-even rule.

All neighbourhood shops in newly created sectors; Sector 12 (west) Sector 14 (west), Sector 39 (west), Sector 56 (west), Sector 13 and villages will abide by odd-even rule.
MandatoryAll shops17-05-2020No
HaryanaOperating Time For Shops In Haryana And Chandigarh04-05-2020Following types of shops are permitted to open along with permitted timings:
a) all essential & non-essential shops - 8am to 2pm
b) vita booths, milk booths, petrol pumps, medical stores - 7am to 7pm
c) wholesale sabzi mandi - 5am to 10am
Strict compliance with the attached SOP is required
MandatoryRetailNo end date specifiedNo
CentralFssai Takes Steps To Facilitate Food Business Operators (Fbos) To Function During The Onset Of Covid-1904-05-2020In a recent advisory, the FSSAI has taken steps to facilitate Food Business Operators (FBOs) to function during the onset of COVID-19 including issuing a guidance note titled "Food Hygiene and Safety Guidelines for Food Businesses during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic." Based on this note, FSSAI has also initiated a training module on essentials of food safety and hygiene practices during COVID 19 through its flagship FOSTAC programme. This has been made available through video conferencing. The resource material has been made available on the FSSAI website.FSSAI has also permitted FBOs other than manufacturers to operate temporarily on the basis of a valid receipt of FSSAI licence/registration application having a 17 digit Application Reference Number (ARN) generated on Food Licensing and Registration System (FLRS).AdvisoryFood BusinessesNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshThe District Magistrate, District Sirmaur At Nathan Himachal Pradesh Has Issued Partial Modifications/Clarifications To Its Earlier Order.04-05-2020The District Magistrate, District Sirmaur at Nathan Himachal Pradesh vide notification dated 04-05-2020, has issued partial modifications to its earlier order dated 03-05-2020 on the permissions and prohibitions on the district.
1. Clarifying the point no. 4 of the original order, “Inter-state movement of individuals for all non- essential activities shall remain strictly prohibited between 7PM to 7 AM.” However, all other movements of persons and vehicles would be subject to permissions and passes issued by competent authorities.
2. The timing of opening of shops have been revised to 9AM to 2PM (from 10 AM to 3 PM.) However vegetables and fruit shops, dairy shops, fair price shops, bakery units, standalone shops selling essential items and liquor shall be excluded.
3. Intra-district movement do not require a pass but allowed only between 9 AM to 2PM.
MandatoryRetailNo end date specifiedNo
Karnataka The Government Of Karnataka Has Issued Sops For Guidance And Necessary Action To Take Care Of International Travellers Entering Karnataka At Various Airports And Seaports.04-05-2020The Government of Karnataka, vide notice dated 04-05-2020, has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for guidance and necessary action to take care of International travellers entering Karnataka at various airports and seaports.
Pursuant to the decision by the Government of India to allow Indian citizens to come back to India from abroad, 10,823 passengers are expected to arrive in Karnataka.
This guideline has been framed in order to screen and quarantine these passengers.
The Guidelines includes the following:
1. Screening and categorisation of passengers at Health counters at entry points
2. Counters for other services to be set up at the entry points
3. Quarantine stamping and period basis the categorisation.
4. Actions for each category of passengers.
5. Testing Protocols
6. Logistics and Transportation
7. Food and hotels
8. Bio-medical waste management
Basis the categorisations, there are specific instructions for medical supervision, examination and institutional quarantine. There are specific SOPs for Home quarantine as well.
The SOP also talks about formation of a Home Quarantine Enforcement Squad, to take action on those not following home quarantine.
MandatoryNoneNo end date specifiedNo
AssamOrder By The General Administration Department, Government Of Assam For Strict Implementation Of Lockdown Orders In Assam And In Assam Houses/Bhawans In Other States04-05-2020The Government of Assam through an Order dated 04th of May 2020 has directed all Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and SDOs(Civil) to follow scrupulously the new guidelines of Ministry of Home affairs issued on 1st May 2020 and Govt of Assams direction issued on 3rd May 2020 to carry out the functions of prescribed activities in their jurisdiction considering the ground situation and their requirements. Further respective head of Assam Bhawans/Houses located in other states shall draw up their function plan as per the MHA guideline issued on 1st May 2020 and guidelines which may have been issued by respective states where such houses/bhawans are located.MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
ChandigarhClarification To The Extended Lockdown Guidelines For Chandigarh04-05-20201. All shops selling essential commodities i.e. ration, medicines, milk, vegetables and fruits to be exempted from odd-even rule;

2. All neighbourhood shops in newly created sectors such as Sector 12 (West), Sector 14 (West), Sector 39(West), Sector 56 (West), Sector 13 and villages to remain open on odd-even basis.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
Arunachal PradeshGovernment Of Arunachal Pradesh Adopts The Mha Order With Respect To Extension Of Lockdown04-05-2020The Government of Arunachal Pradesh vide order dated 4th May 2020 has adopted the MHA order on extension of lockdown dated 1st may 2020.

The Arunachal Pradesh Govt has further made specific guidelines with respect to the following: -

1. Movement of individuals for non-essential activities will be prohibited from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM in all district headquarters, check gate areas and capital complex region including Doimukh and Yupia.
2. Movement of people from Assam will be regulated by non-stop convoy led by police team in both directions.
3. People coming into the state of Arunachal Pradesh will be placed under institutional quarantine and a mandatory sample collection for RT-PCR test after 14 days.
4. Weekly markets will not be operational till further order.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
Arunachal PradeshOrder By Deputy Commissioner Of East Siang District, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh Lists Permitted & Prohibited Activities In The District04-05-2020Deputy Commissioner of East Siang District, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh vide order dated 4th May 2020 has listed down the activities which are permitted and prohibited in the district.

Key activities permitted: -

1. All essential and non-essential shops and allowed to open. The shops can function from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
2. Commercial establishments are allowed to function from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
3. Non-Covid medical services can start.
4. E-commerce (Labour should not be brought from outside the state)
5. Private offices allowed to function with minimum workforce.
6. Banks / Financial institutions / courier services.
7. Urban in-situ construction (Labour should not be brought from outside the state)
8. Intra & Inter district movement of people
9. Public transport to function with 50% capacity
10. All kinds of Construction and Industrial activities

Key activities Prohibited: -

1. Weekly Markets
2. Air, Rail, except for air ambulance.
3. Hotels / Restaurants (only home delivery allowed)
4. Cinema Halls, shopping malls, sports complexes etc.
5. All religious places
6. Persons above 65 years of age, person with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
NagalandGovt Of Nagaland Issued Lockdown Advisory Dated 4Th May 2020 And Has Listed Down Activities In A Tabular Form Along With Exceptions / Conditions.04-05-2020Government of Nagaland vide lockdown advisory dated 4th May 2020 has listed down in a tabular form all the activities that can be / cannot be undertaken in the state of Nagaland along with exceptions and conditions.

The tabular form has further bifurcated activities into
1. All Nagaland
2. Border Sub-divisions
3. Other districts
Exceptions have also been listed.

The tabular format has Travel Movement, Shops and Market, offices and institutions. public place gatherings, Agriculture activities and also has the list of essential services.

The lockdown advisory has ANNEXURE I which is bifurcated into two parts: -
Part I - SOP for public places
Part II - SOP for Workplaces

For a detailed read, please refer to the attached document.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
DelhiGovt Of Nct Delhi, Amends The Delhi Excise Rules 2010 And Has Levied 70% Special Corona Fee04-05-2020The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, amends the Delhi Excise Rules 2010 and has levied 70% Special Corona Fee of the maximum retail price on all categories of liquor sold through retail licensees for consumption "off" the premises.MandatoryLiquor IndustryNo end date specifiedYes
West BengalWest Bengal Government Issues Further Clarification Listing Additional Activities Permitted Outside The Containment Zones All Over The State04-05-2020The Government of West Bengal in an Order dated May 4, 2020 refers to the Government of India Order no. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 01/05/2020 and issued further clarifications listing the additional activities as specified in this Order which are permitted from May 4, 2020 outside the containment zones all over the state of West Bengal, over and above as allowed in the previous orders largely pertaining to essential goods and services.

The Order further states that it is advised that home delivery and work-from-home should be the preferred option as far as possible. Norms of social distancing and health & hygiene protocols should be strictly followed. Wearing of masks is compulsory.

The Order lists various activities permitted for operation, few are listed below, such as:
1. Private offices can operate from 10 AM to 6 PM with up to 25% strength.
2. Industrial activities with prior permission for which request may be sent by email to cs-westbengal@nic.in.
3. Stand-alone shops (single shop in any area /locality/residential neighbourhood) from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
4. Neighbourhood shops related to Hardware, Laundry, Mobile and Mobile recharging, Electronics, Garments & Textiles, Books, Stationery, Paint and Varnishing, Electrical Appliances, Electric Goods, Tyre & Tubes, Batteries, Motor Vehicle Repair and Spare Shops etc including such items mentioned in Annexure I of this Order are allowed to operate from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Sweetmeat shops can remain open up to 6 PM.
5. Intra district bus services within the districts in Green Zones only with 20 passengers or up to 50% seating capacity at a time, whichever is less. Buses must be disinfected regularly and it must be ensured that all the passengers wear masks. Operational routes within the district shall be decided by District Magistrates of the respective districts. In no case, these buses shall cross district boundaries.
6. Mining activities in Green and Orange Zones including transport of materials to permitted work sites.
7. All construction activities in rural areas.
8. Gathering of not more than 7 (seven) persons shall be permitted at a time in banks, post-offices, ration shops and any other shops & establishments allowed under this order.
 
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
Tamil NaduGuidelines For Demarcation Of Containment Zones To Control Covid-1904-05-2020The Tamil Nadu government has notified the guidelines for demarcation of containment zones to control COVID-19 and also the list of containment zones across the State. The notification was issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Please refer to the attached document for detailsMandatoryAllno end date specifiedNo
SikkimThe District Magistrate Of Rabdentse In West Sikkim Has Issued A Prohibitory Order Restricting Inter And Intra State Movement04-05-2020The District Magistrate of Rabdentse in West Sikkim has issued a prohibitory Order under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 for West District Sikkim.

Key Restrictions:

Inter state movement:

i. Complete restriction on interstate movement of light transport vehicles from outside the State. Essential commodities to be transported by truck;

ii. Directions regarding transportation of essential commodities in identified trucks issued vide Order no 295/ DM (W) dated 17th April 2020 shall continue;

iii. All drivers and helpers of trucks registered in West Bengal as well as other States entering the district from outside the State with valid permit to transport essential commodities, goods and other items shall leave the district after unloading the consignment/ materials as far as practicable. In case such drivers and helpers are unable to leave the district, they shall stay at the identified transit camps.

Intra State Movement:

i. Assembly of five or more people prohibited; people to only come out of their houses for basic services;

ii. Movement of stranded persons within the State to travel to their places of residence should be allowed on the basis of one day permits obtained from BDOs, SDMs and ADMs;

iii. Vehicular movement to be allowed only from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm;

iv. Separate permits shall not be required for movement of trucks, utility vehicles and heavy vehicles;

v. Movement of taxis and public transport permitted only for medical emergencies, and transportation subject to obtaining valid permits from ADMs, SDMs and BDOs

vi. Government vehicles of officials posted in Secretariat shall be allowed on the basis of permits issued by Home Department;

vii. Similarly, movement of Government vehicles and private vehicles of officials engaged in essential services, PSUs, Banks and private companies shall be allowed with valid permits issued by ADMs and SDMs on the basis of office order designating official duty;

viii. Movement of private vehicles including two wheelers shall be allowed without passes on the basis of alternate registration numbers on a daily basis and the number of persons allowed to travel in private vehicles:
a. vehicles with capacity of five persons: one driver and two passengers;

b. vehicles with capacity in excess of five persons: one driver and four passengers;

ix. Pillion riders not allowed for two wheelers;

Instructions with regard to Quarantine:

Returnees from outside the state and such other persons required by the Health Department authorities to be under strict home quarantine or facility quarantine for a period as decided by local health authorities.

For a further read, please refer to the attached Order
MandatoryTransportation and storage17-05-2020Yes
SikkimThe District Magistrate Of East Sikkim Has Issued A Prohibitory Order Restricting Inter And Intra State Movement04-05-2020The District Magistrate of East Sikkim has issued a prohibitory Order under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

Key Restrictions:

Inter state movement:

i. Complete restriction on interstate movement of light transport vehicles from outside the State. Essential commodities to be transported by truck;

ii. Directions regarding transportation of essential commodities in identified trucks issued vide Order no 1832/DC (E) /2020 dated 23rd April 2020 shall continue;

iii. All drivers and helpers of trucks registered in West Bengal as well as other States entering the district from outside the State with valid permit to transport essential commodities, goods and other items shall leave the district after unloading the consignment/ materials as far as practicable. In case such drivers and helpers are unable to leave the district, they shall stay at the identified transit camps.

iv. All Government, private vehicles and taxis shall be allowed to leave Sikkim only in cases of emergency through Rangpo check post after showing necessary permits issue by the concerned District Magistrate.

Intra State Movement:

i. Assembly of five or more people prohibited; people to only come out of their houses for basic services;

ii. Movement of stranded persons within the State to travel to their places of residence should be allowed on the basis of one day permits obtained from BDOs, SDMs and ADMs;

iii. Vehicular movement to be allowed only from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm;

iv. Separate permits shall not be required for movement of trucks, utility vehicles and heavy vehicles;

v. Movement of taxis and public transport permitted only for medical emergencies, and transportation subject to obtaining valid permits from ADMs, SDMs and BDOs

vi. Government vehicles of officials posted in Secretariat shall be allowed on the basis of permits issued by Home Department;

vii. Similarly, movement of Government vehicles and private vehicles of officials engaged in essential services, PSUs, Banks and private companies shall be allowed with valid permits issued by ADMs and SDMs on the basis of office order designating official duty;

viii. Movement of private vehicles including two wheelers shall be allowed without passes on the basis of alternate registration numbers on a daily basis and the number of persons allowed to travel in private vehicles:
a. vehicles with capacity of five persons: one driver and two passengers;

b. vehicles with capacity in excess of five persons: one driver and four passengers;

ix. Pillion riders not allowed for two wheelers;

Instructions with regard to Quarantine:

Returnees from outside the state and such other persons required by the Health Department authorities to be under strict home quarantine or facility quarantine for a period as decided by local health authorities.

For a further read, please refer to the attached Order
MandatoryTransportation and storage17-05-2020Yes
DelhiCrpc Order For Rohini In Order To Maintain Public Health, ,Public Safety And Public Order04-05-2020Following prohibitory orders have been promulgated in order to maintain public health, ,public safety and public order in Sub-Division Rohini, Rohini Distt., Delhi:
1. Movement of individuals, for all non-essentials activities, shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am.
2. Assembly of any kind for demonstrations, processions, protests etc is prohibited.
3. Any gathering social/ cultural/ political/ religious/ academic/sports/ seminar/conference is prohibited.
4. Organisation of weekly markets (except for vegetables, fruits and essential commodities), concerts, exhibitions etc. is prohibited.
5. Guided group tours conducted by various private tour operators are prohibited.
6. Cycle Rickshaws, Auto Rickshaws, Taxis and Cab aggregators shall not be permitted in Red Zones.
7. Intra-district and Inter - district plying of buses shall not be permitted in red zone.
8. Barber shops, spas and salons shall not be permitted in Red Zones.
9. Any individual suspected/confirmed with COVID-19 shall take measures for prevention/ treatment i.e. home quarantine/ institution/ quarantine/isolation or any such person shall cooperate to render assistance or comply with the directions of the surveillance personnel.
10. Any person contravening this order shall be punishable u/s 188 of Indian Penal Code.

The above order be read with the Orders, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedure issued on 24.03.2020, 26.03.2020,29.03.2020, 15.4.2020 and 01.05.2020 by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
KeralaGovt Of Kerala Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 4Th May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202004-05-2020General Administration Department, Government of Kerala issues Order dated 4th May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Kerala for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. For further details please refer to the copy of the Order dated 4th May 2020.
We have carried out a detailed analysis with respect to permitted and non-permitted activities under MHA order dated 1st May, 2020 and the present Karnataka order dated 02.05.2020 in a tabular format. Please refer to such tabular format as attached under 'Sample Forms/Reference Documents' tab titled as 'Central_Karnataka_Exemption List'.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
GoaAll Government Office In Goa Shall Resume Operations From 4Th May, 202003-05-2020All government office in Goa shall resume operations from 4th May, 2020 and shall be required to comply with all the guidelines and instructions prescribed under this notificationMandatoryGovernment17-05-2020No
GoaGoa Government Permits Manufacture And Sale Of Liquor03-05-2020The Goa Government has permitted manufacturing and sale activities of all the Distilleries, Breweries, Wineries and Country Liquor Bottling Units from May 4, 2020, except in prohibited areas. The Government has mandated strict adherence to all the guidelines prescribed by the MHA and directions given by SEC, Government of Goa.
All manufacturing units must follow the social distancing norm and provide masks and face covers to employees in all work places.
The unit must also ensure -
i. to open the Unit at their usual permitted time and close by 6.00 PM to enable the employer and employees reach home by 7.00 pm and avoid large physical
meetings
ii. adequate stock of masks/face cover
iii. provision of thermal screening
iv. provision of hand sanitizer preferably with touch free mechanism made available at all entry and exit points and common areas.
v. provision of sufficient quantities of hand wash and sanitizers apart from
ensuring frequent sanitization of entire work place, common facilities and all points which come into human contact.
vi. arrangement of transport facilities with social distancing for employees wherever personal public transport is not feasible.
vii. the use of 'Arogya Setu App ' is made mandatory for all employees.

They should open the Unit at their usual permitted time and must close by 6.00 PM to
enable the employer and employees reach home by 7.00 pm and avoid large physical
meetings. T.
MandatoryLiquor manufacturing industriesNo end date specifiedYes
GoaImposition Of Section 144 Crpc In North Goa District03-05-2020District Magistrate, North Goa, has imposed ban/restrictions on certain activities in the North Goa District.
i. Movement of persons for all non essential activities has been prohibited between 7pm and 7am.
ii. Only shops selling essential articles to remain open between 7pm and 7am.
iii. All of the following are remain closed -
a. Restaurants, Bars, River cruises, night clubs, casinos, multiplexes, shopping malls, entertainment parks, spa/massage parlours, beach shacks, except for take away/home delivery.
b. Tea/Pan shops
c. Food joints such as Dhabas and Gaddas
d. Street food vendors
e. All other types of eateries
f. Gymnasiums and swimming pools
g. Sports complexes
h. Auditoriums/community halls and all religious places of worship
i. Cinema halls/theatres

iv. Persons above the age of 65 years, with comorbidities, pregnant women, children below 10 years of age have been prohibited to move out of their homes except for meeting essential requirements or health purposes.

v. Sale and consumption of tobacco, pan and gutka has been prohibited in public place.

vi. Hospitality services have been banned except those used for housing Health/Police/Government Officials/Health care workers, stranded persons including tourists and those used as quarantine facilities.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Tamil NaduOrders Issued By Ministry Of Home Affairs, Government Of India - Extending Restrictions In The Territorial Jurisdictions Of The State Of Tamil Nadu Upto 17.05.2020 - Notification - Issued.03-05-2020The Government of Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management (DM-II) Department on 3rd May, 2020 has extended restrictions in the whole state of Tamil Nadu from 00:00 hrs of 4th May, 2020 till 00:00 hrs of 17th May, 2020. During this new duration of lockdown activities already permitted earlier will continue to be permitted (agriculture and others) and activities prohibited earlier will remain to be in place. In addition to that, certain activities are listed out that are allowed in all areas falling under the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police (excluding containment zones) and all areas outside the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police (except containment zones). Further, all industrial establishments are to strictly follow the SOPs that have been laid down by the Government.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
CentralSebi Notification On Covid-19 Dated May 03, 202003-05-2020In a Notification dated 3rd May, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has informed that it will continue to remain in force for two weeks with effect from 4th May, 2020.

Background:

The Ministry of Home Affairs has further issued revised guidelines on 1st may, 2020 extending the nation wise lockdown till 17th May, 2020. In light of the extension, SEBI being an exempted category in the Revised Guidelines, will continue to operate during this period.
MandatoryAll (listed entities)17-05-2020No
SikkimThe District Magistrate, East Sikkim Issued New Set Of Directions On Activities That Are Prohibited And Permitted.03-05-2020The District Magistrate, East Sikkim vide an order dated 03-05-2020, issued new set of directions on activities that are prohibited and permitted.
1. The new guidelines issued by the Government of Sikkim on 02-05-2020 shall be strictly complied by all.
2. There shall be complete restriction on interstate movement of light transport vehicles from outside the state. Essential commodities shall be transported by all residents of the districts. No separate permits shall be made. The drivers and the helpers to stay in transit camps
3. Assembly of five person or more is restricted. Movement of stranded persons within the state to the place of their residence shall be allowed on the basis of one day permits obtained from BDOs.
4. All Vehicular movement in the district shall be allowed between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
5. Movement of trucks, utility vehicles shall be allowed.
6. Movement of government vehicles permitted
7. Movement of public transport and taxis prohibited.
8. Movement of private vehicles are allowed one day a week with conditions.
9. All returnees from outside state and other such persons should mandatorily required to be in home quarantine or facility quarantine.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
ChandigarhLockdown Extended In Chandigarh03-05-2020The Chandigarh Lockdown has come into effect from 4 May has got some breather for residents of Chandigarh. Since the city is under the red zone, following are the things that are permitted in for the next two week:

1) Individuals and vehicles are allowed to move only for permitted activities. Only private four-wheeler vehicles with a maximum of two passengers and the driver are allowed. No pillion riders are permitted on two-wheelers.
2) Shops selling essential goods in markets and market complexes are permitted to remain open in urban areas. All standalone (single) shops, neighbourhood (colony) shops and shops in residential complexes can continue to operate.
Shops, barring those in malls, in rural areas are allowed to remain open and sell both essential and non-essential items. People in all these areas must maintain social distancing.
3) Private offices can operate with a maximum of up to 33 percent workforce as per requirement. The remaining staff can work from home.
4) E-commerce companies are only allowed to deliver essential goods during the time of lockdown.
5) In urban areas, only Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Export Oriented Units (EOUs), industrial estates and industrial townships are allowed to operate with access control. In rural areas, all industrial activities are permitted.
6) Construction activities are allowed in rural areas.
7) All government offices are allowed to function with officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above to the extent of 100 per cent strength
8) Defence and Security services, Health and Family Welfare, Police, Prisons, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire and Emergency services. Disaster management and related services are allowed to function.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
GoaPost Mha Order - 01.05.2020 _Goa Order03-05-2020Section 144, which restricts assembly of four or more than four persons, has been imposed in North Goa, in order to combat the spread of coronavirus. Some activities are prohibited like individual movement for non essential activities between 7 PM to 7 AM, all shops and establishments except essentials from 7 PM to 7 AM, restaurants, multiplexes, shopping malls, all religious places etc.MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
Andhra PradeshGovt Of Andhra Pradesh Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 3Rd May 2020 Extending The Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202003-05-2020The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Health and Family welfare department has issued an Order under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897- Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 3rd May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Andhra Pradesh for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zone. For further details please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
Andhra PradeshGovernment Of Andhra Pradesh, Industries & Commerce Department, Has Issued An Order For Permitting Industries To Operate In The State Duly Imposing Certain Restrictions And Distancing Norms To Prevent Covid 19.03-05-2020The Industries and Commerce Department had issued consolidated guidelines
vide GO Rt NO.88 along with certain modifications for permitting industries to operate in the State duly imposing certain restrictions and distancing norms to prevent onset of community transmission of the Coronavirus.

 Now, vide the order of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India has issued new guidelines for containment of COVID-19 for the extended period of National lockdown for a further period of two weeks with effect from 4th May 2020.

In compliance of the above, partial modifications to the orders issued in
G.O.Rt.No.88, Industries & Commerce Department, dated: 18.04.2020, are
hereby issued:
a. No Industrial activities shall be permitted in the Containment Zones
either in the urban or rural areas. The Containment Zones shall be
notified by the District Administration or the State government from
time to time.
b. The labour force working in the units shall not be taken from the
Containment Zones as mentioned in point (a) above.
c. Intermixing of labourers and staff coming from different places shall
be avoided within the factory as far as possible.
d. Every industry shall function duly following all the social distancing
norms and all other measures for containing the spread of COVID19 and all such measures as required from time to time. The Industry shall display prominently the SOPs being followed for social distancing at their premises.
e. In the Rural areas, the following are applicable
i. All Industrial activities are permitted completely subject to points (a) to (d) above and subject to safeguards for prevention of spread of COVID 19, without any reference to essential or non-essential products in all Red/Orange/Green
districts.
f. In the Urban Areas, the following are applicable
i. Industrial activities are permitted completely subject to points (a) to (d) above and subject to safeguards for prevention of spread of COVID-19, without any reference to
essential or non-essential products in Orange and Green districts.
ii. In case of Red zone districts, Industrial establishments in urban areas subject to points (a) to (d) above shall be permitted as follows:
1. Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Export Oriented Units (EOUs), industrial estates and industrial townships with access control.
2. Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediates; production units which
require continuous process, and their supply chain; manufacturing of IT hardware; jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing;
MandatoryIndustries17-05-2020Yes
AssamGovt Of Assam Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 3Rd May 2020 Extending The Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202003-05-2020The Government of Assam has issued an order extending the lockdown in Assam up to 17 May 2020 and the consolidated revised guidelines to be followed till then has also been released, refer notification for more details.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
MaharashtraAmendment To Order No. Dmu/2020/Cr.92/Dism-1, Dated 2Nd May, 2020 Issued By State Government Pursuant To Mha Order Dated 1St May, 202003-05-2020Maharashtra Government issues amendment to Order no. DMU/2020/CR.92/DisM-1, dated 2nd May, 2020 issued by State Government pursuant to MHA order dated 1st May, 2020.MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
PunjabPunjab Government Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 3Rd May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202003-05-2020Department of Home affairs and Justice, Government of Punjab issues Order under the Lockdown 3.0 MHA guidelines dated 3.5.2020 in the State of Punjab for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zone. For further details please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
DelhiGovt Of Delhi Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 3Rd May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202003-05-2020The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Government of NCT Delhi issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 3rd May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Delhi for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zone. For further details please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
HaryanaHaryana Government Lays Out Implementation Plan For Re-Opening Of Businesses Within Red/Organe/Green Zones Between 4Th May To 17Th May03-05-2020The Industry and Commerce Department, Government of Haryana has in a notification dated 3rd May, 2020 released the implementation plan for restarting businesses within Red/Orange/Green zones between 4th May to 17th May, 2020. Further, the Industry and Commerce Department has also provided the details of the Website (onemapggm.gmda.gov.in) from where business owner can know in which category a particular area falls under in the Red/Orange/Green spectrum. For further details, please see the provided file.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
Karnataka Prohibitory Orders To Be Followed During Lockdown 3.003-05-2020The Karnataka government is extending the provisions of the MHA1MAY order to the entire state.
(a) Lockdown to continue till 17th May 2020.
(b) State split up into 4 zones and restrictions in place in to be followed.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh (Mandi) State Government Orders Post Mha Order - 01.05.202003-05-2020In view of the lockdown that has been extended till 17th May, 2020 in order to prevent the spread of the pandemic COVID 19, the District Magistrate of Mandi have further laid down certain restrictions and activities that will be allowed to operate in the respective districts.

Please find below the district wise activities that will allowed/ prohibited till 17th May, 2020; effective since 4th May, 2020

Mandi:
1. There will be a relaxation in the curfew between 9:00am to 2:00pm during which all activities will be allowed apart from the ones which are strictly prohibited (mentioned below).
2. All persons involved in construction activities / working in industrial establishments and persons involved in commercial activities will be allowed to travel to their office/workplace and back home on production of proof.
3. Dhabas, halwai sweet shops will be allowed to open subject to the compliance of social distancing and other safety norms. Restaurants will be allowed only for takeaway facilities.

However, the following activities are strictly prohibited:
1. The movement of individuals except for the relaxation period.
2. Persons with 65 years and above age, pregnant women, persons with comorbidities and children below the age of 10 years must remain at home.
3. All inter district and intra district buses are prohibited from plying.
4. All school, colleges and coaching institutions should be closed.
5. All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sport complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks , theatres, bars and auditoriums should remain closed.
6. All religious places are closed for the public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.
7. All spas and hair salons are closed.
8. Hospitality services other than those used for housing healthcare/police/government officials and stranded persons including tourists will remain prohibited.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
RajasthanEmployees / Workers Of Industries Which Are Allowed To Function During Lockdown, Need To Report To Work In The State Of Rajasthan03-05-2020The Labour Department of Rajasthan vide letter dated 3rd May 2020 has requested all labour unions to inform the employees / workers to report to their respective employers for industries which are allowed to function during lockdown.

A representation was made by the Employer's association of Rajasthan wherein, it was mentioned that the employees are not reporting to work in industries which are allowed to function during the lockdown period.

The Labour department has appealed to all labour unions and have asked the employees / workers of such industries to report to work. In case, they do not report then employer can take action as per the labour laws of the state.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KarnatakaGovt. Of Karnataka Issues Order On Movement Of Person For Permitted Activities During The Lockdown03-05-2020The Government of Karnataka vide order dated 3rd March 2020 has issued guidelines on movement of person for permitted activities.

1. Bengaluru rural, Bengaluru urban, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapur and Kolar districts will be treated as a single unit for the purpose of movement during day time between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM to undertake permitted activities.
2. The employees need to produce letter from the company/organisation and their official ID card. No inter-district passes will be allowed for the above mentioned areas.
3. Inter-district pass will be issued by the concerned Deputy Commissioners of districts / Deputy Commissioner of Police in Commissionerate. Passes will not be allowed for non-permitted activities.
4. Movement during 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM will be allowed for only essential activities for which passes have already been provided.
5. IT / BT / Industries etc. the Departmental Secretaries will recommend issue of curfew passes to the concerned DCPs in Commissionerates.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
OdishaGovt. Of Odisha Issues Revised Guidelines For Issue Of Permission For Inter-State Travel03-05-2020The Home Department, Government of Odisha vide letter dated 3rd May 2020 has issued revised guidelines for permission for Inter-State Travel.

For travel outside of Odisha:-
1. Individuals for medical reasons or for essential activities will have to take permission from sub collector / tahsildar / DCP / Police Commissionerate.
2. Upon being granted the permission to travel outside Odisha, a copy of the inter-state pass will be sent by email to the district magistrate in the concerned state. The format of the vehicle pass is also provide in this letter.

For travel into Odisha:-
1. Person interested to travel into Odisha will have to register himself/herself on the Govt. of Odisha portal - https://covid19.odisha.in
2. The person needs to apply to the District Magistrate / Police Commissioner / Authorised officer where he/she is stranded. A copy of the pass would be sent to the District Magistrate of destination in Odisha.
3. After reaching the destination in Odisha, the person needs to self-quarantine for 14 days.
4. The person needs to use mask and needs to comply with social distancing guidelines.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh Vide Order Dated 3Rd May 2020 Has Extended The Lockdown For 2 Weeks And Has Listed The Activities Which Can Be Started In Containment, Red, Orange And Green Zones03-05-2020The Uttar Pradesh government vide order dated 3rd May 2020 has extended the lockdown for 2 weeks till 17th May 2020. The states has eased the curbs on activities in Red and orange zones. The key activities allowed in different zones are: -

Containment Zone:-
No industrial/business activities allowed except supply of goods and emergency medical cases. No vehicles are allowed to ply on the roads.

Red Zone:-
The following activities are allowed:-
1. Clinics, OPDs
2. Four wheelers allowed but with maximum of 2 people (excluding the driver), in two wheelers only 1 person allowed.
3. Industries with access control allowed.
4. Construction work allowed with only in-situ.
5. Standalone shops allowed.
6. Private establishment can start operations with 33% workforce and rest of the workforce needs to work from home.
7. Industries having more than 50 workers will have to provide transport facility and only 50% of the seating capacity should be used in such transport vehicles.

Orange Zone: -
1. All activities allowed barring air travel, rail, metro, hospitality and courier services. 2. Private establishment can start operations with 33% workforce and rest of the workforce needs to work from home.
3. Industries having more than 50 workers will have to provide transport facility and only 50% of the seating capacity should be used in such transport vehicles.
4. Barber shops are allowed to function but with adequate safety measures.
5. Liquor shops are allowed and they need to comply with social distancing norms.

Green Zone:-
All activities are allowed barring inter district plying of buses, rail, air, metro transport except cases of air ambulance.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
Dadra and Nagar HaveliUt Administration Of Dadra & Nagar Haveli Has Extended The Lockdown For A Period Of Two Weeks Till 17Th May 202003-05-2020The UT Administration of Dadra & Nagar Haveli vide order dated 3rd May 2020 has extended the lockdown for a period of two weeks till 17th May 2020.

All three districts of the UT falls under green zone and the UT admin has published a detailed guidelines and has published SOPs specifically for factories, offices, workplaces, and establishments. Following these SOPs are mandatory.

Further, the UT admin has also published SOP for the following:-

1. Public / Private Transport
2. Functioning of saloons and parlours
3. Movement of stranded persons

The authority has restricted the movement of people for non-essential activities from 4:00 PM to 8:00 AM.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
Daman and DiuUt Administration Of Daman & Diu Has Extended The Lockdown For A Period Of Two Weeks Till 17Th May 202003-05-2020The UT Administration of Daman & Diu vide order dated 3rd May 2020 has extended the lockdown for a period of two weeks till 17th May 2020.

All three districts of the UT falls under green zone and the UT admin has published a detailed guidelines and has published SOPs specifically for factories, offices, workplaces, and establishments. Following these SOPs are mandatory.

Further, the UT admin has also published SOP for the following:-

1. Public / Private Transport
2. Functioning of saloons and parlours
3. Movement of stranded persons

The authority has restricted the movement of people for non-essential activities from 4:00 PM to 8:00 AM.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
Himachal PradeshRelaxation Of Regulations For Operation Of Shops, Restaurants And Vehicles In Kinnaur, Hp03-05-2020The District Magistrate of Kinnaur, HP has issued revised guidelines for the operation of shops, restaurants and vehicles in the district with strict adherence to social distancing norms -
i. Shops (other than pharmacies, medical shops/stores), Halwai/sweet shops/dhabas/liquor shops to remain open from 10AM to 3PM and closed on Sunday.
ii. Barber shops, hair salons. spas to remain closed till further order
iii. Restaurants to operate only for take away food. No eating and service permitted.
iv. Intra State vehicles permitted to ply on odd and even basis i.e., those having vehicle registration number ending in an odd number will ply on odd days and the others on even days.
v. Pass will be required for inter district movement
vi. No movement of persons for non essential activities between 7pm and 7am.
vii. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are to stay home except for meeting essential requirements and health purposes.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
KeralaDefinition Of Hotspot, Cluster And Containment Zone03-05-2020The Health and Family Welfare Department, Andhra Pradesh has divided areas into Red, Orange and Green Zone. There are 5 districts in Red zones and 7 districts in Orange zone. Further, only Vizianagaram. In addition to the that the Department has defined containment zones along with measures to manage those zones.
In addition to that the Department has also defined the boundary of containment zones in urban as well as rural areas and what actions are to be taken in those containment zones. The order also categorises clusters for the purpose of closer monitoring. Along with that, it has also laid out steps to monitor data in the containment clusters.
The Department has also issues directives regarding when the containment operations can be scaled down and deemed over.
In addition to the above, the order also has a list of activities which are allowed in different zones with respect to MHA circular dated 1st May, 2020.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
PuducherryGovernment Of Puducherry Issues Revised Guidelines For Enforcement Of Lockdown Measures For A Further Period Of 2 Weeks With Effect From 4Th May 202003-05-2020The Government of Puducherry by an Order dated May 03, 2020 issued the ‘COVID-19 - Revised Guidelines for enforcement of Lock Down Measures- Instruction issued’ for strict implementation in the UT of Puducherry. This Puducherry Order refers to the Order and Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in Order no. No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 01/05/2020 and directs that lock down measures will continue to be implemented in the UT of Puducherry for a further period of 2 weeks with effect from 4th May 2020.

Further, the Order classifies the regions of UT of Puducherry into Green Zone and Orange Zone and also gives the revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for implementation of lock down measures in the UT of Puducherry.

The Revised Guidelines specify the activities that will continue to remain prohibited in all zones in the UT of Puducherry from May 4, 2020 and also the activities that are permitted to operate with specified restrictions/conditions from May 4, 2020.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
MizoramGovt Of Mizoram Promulgates Mizoram (Containment And Prevention Of Covid-19) Ordinance, 202003-05-2020The Government of Mizoram has promulgated the Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of COVID-19) Ordinance, 2020 under the Mizoram Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 to contain and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the State of Mizoram. The said Ordinance provides the definition for the terms like "mask" "public place" "social distancing" "spitting" etc. The Ordinance also provides for penalty provision for acts like - entering or staying at any public place without the use of mask; failing to maintain social distancing protocol/ guidelines in public places; spitting in public places etc.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
MizoramGovt Of Mizoram Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 2Nd May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202003-05-2020Government of Mizoram issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 3nd May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Mizoram for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. It has been clarified that the revised Guidelines will supersede all earlier orders regarding the Lockdown.
Key Point:
a. All international borders will continue to be closed.
b. All inter-state borders which are closed will continue to be closed.
c. All goods traffic (essential goods) from outside Mizoram can continue to ply without permission. But they will have to submit a declaration using mPASS on mCOVID-19 mobile application.
d. Transporters of non essential commodities from outside the state will need to seek prior permission from Home Department using mPASS on mCOVID-19 mobile application.
e. For intra-state movement of goods within Mizoram, no permission is required.
f. Shops, business establishments and other means of livelihoods will function abiding social distancing norms.
g. All shops excluding medicine shops will close by 5:00 PM
h. Inter-state travel and movement by public is prohibited, expect for those who are given permission to do so on valid important and necessary grounds.
For further details please refer to the attached Order.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
Himachal PradeshLockdown Order For Shimla03-05-2020Certain shops and markets have been allowed to function from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, subject to strict implementation of social distancing and sanitization measures.

However, barber shops, hair saloons, spas, bars and ahatas to remain closed
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
Himachal PradeshLockdown Order For Lahaul And Spiti03-05-2020Certain shops and markets have been allowed to function from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, subject to strict implementation of social distancing and sanitization measures.

However, barber shops, hair saloons, spas, bars and ahatas to remain closed
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
RajasthanNotifying Covid19 As Epidemic Diseases For The Whole State Of Rajasthan And Notifying Guidelines Thereunder (Contains Multiple Orders)03-05-2020Regulations have been issued under the Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020 with regard to social distancing and sanitization:

1. Every person to wear face mask or face cover in public or work place;

2. Shopkeepers not to sell items to persons who is not wearing face mask or face cover properly;

3. Persons should not spit in public place;

4. Consumption of liquor in public place to banned;

5. No person to sell paan, gutka, tobacco etc.

6. Every person to maintain social distancing (minimum 6 feet from other person) in public place;

7. No person to organize marriage related function or gathering without prior intimation in writing submitted in the Office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate and shall be responsible;

8. Not more than 20 persons should be present at funerals/ last rites and social distancing to be ensured;

9. No person to organize any other kind of social/ political / sports/ entertainment/ academic / cultural/ religious function / other gathering.

The penalties for non-compliance with any of the above-mentioned varies between Rs. 200/- to Rs. 10,000/-
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
KarnatakaAdvisory To Information Technology/Ites And Business Process Management Sector03-05-2020The Government of Karnataka has issued an advisory for IT/ITeS and BPO companies for conducting operations during the lockdown. Among other things it has prescribed guidelines for staff movement, goods movement, entry/exit from offices, action to be taken on detection of COVID cases, safety and hygiene. It has made usage of Aarogya Setu app compulsory for all office goers.AdvisoryIT/ITESNo end date specifiedNo
SikkimDistrict Collector Cum Magistrate Of North District, Mangan, Sikkim Has Issued Prohibitory Order Under Section 144 Cr Pc, 197303-05-2020The District Collector cum Magistrate of North District, Mangan, Sikkim has issued prohibitory order under section 144 Cr Pc, 1973.

The order directs the following: -
1. `There shall be restriction on movement of light transport vehicles from outside of the state.
2. Essential commodities shall be transported in trucks only.
3. Private vehicles and taxis shall be allowed to leave the state only in cases of emergency through Rangpo check post showing required permits issued by DM.
4. Assembly of more than 5 persons are prohibited in the entire North District.
5. Vehicular movement shall be allowed between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
6. Vehicles of Private companies shall be allowed with valid permits issued by ADM & SDM.
7. Sequence of movement of private vehicle without pass has been published. Example : Number plate ending with 0 or 1 are allowed on Mondays, number plate ending with 2 or 3 allowed in Tuesday.
8. No movement of private vehicle allowed on Saturday & Sunday.
9. In 4 wheeler maximum of 3 people allowed (including driver).
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
GujaratGovt Of Gujarat Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 3Rd May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202003-05-2020Department of Home Affairs, Government of Gujarat issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 2nd May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Gujarat for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020 by adopting the Order issued by Ministry of Home Affairs dated 1st May 2020 MHA1MAY Order. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zone.
In addition to the MHA1MAY Order, the Order issued by the Govt of Gujarat stated the following -
a. For Red Zones - no new relaxation in the Municipal Corporation areas of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bhavnagar & Gandhinagar Cities and in the Municipal areas of Bhopal, Bareja, Godhra, Khambhat and Umreth Municipalities
b. For Orange Zones - no new relaxation in the Municipal Corporation area of Rajkot City and the municipal area of Botad Municipality.
The areas mentioned under point (a) and (b) will be governed by the orders/guidelines issued by Government of India on 15.04.2020 and thereafter until further orders by the State Govt.
c. Shops selling liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco will remain closed in all Zones till further orders.

For further details please refer to the associated document.

We have carried out a detailed analysis with respect to permitted and non-permitted activities under MHA order dated 1st May, 2020 in a tabular format. Please refer to such tabular format as attached under 'Sample Forms/Reference Documents' tab titled as 'Central Exemption List'.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
MaharashtraGovt Of Maharashtra Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 2Nd May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202002-05-2020Department of Revenue and Forest Disaster Management, Government of Maharashtra issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 2nd May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Maharashtra for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zone. For further details please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
KarnatakaGovt Of Karnataka Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 2Nd May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202002-05-2020Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Karnataka issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 2nd May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Maharashtra for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zone. For further details please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
SikkimGovernment Of Sikkim Issues New Lockdown Guidelines Extending Lockdown Further For A Period Of Two Weeks With Effect From 04/05/202002-05-2020The Government of Sikkim by an Order dated May 02, 2020 issued the New Guidelines on MEASURES TO CONTAIN SPREAD OF COVED 19 for strict implementation in the State of Sikkim. The Order refers to the Union Home Secretary, Government of India Order no. No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 01/05/2020 conveying new guidelines to stop spread of Covid-19 in India and directing all State Governments to extend the lockdown for a further period of two weeks with effect from 04/05/2020.

In the light of the afore mentioned directions from the Government of India, the Government of Sikkim issued the new guidelines as specified in the Annexure for strict implementation in Sikkim, with the direction that the same may be read in conjunction with the aforesaid National guidelines.

The Sikkim Order states that the National Directives for regulation of Public Spaces, Work Places, Commercial and Manufacturing establishments issued by Government of India in its Order no. No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 01/05/2020 as per the Enclosure-1 must be enforced by the District Magistrates, as per the penal provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and The Indian Penal Code, 1860 as per the Enclosure-2 of the afore mentioned Government of India guidelines. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as per Enclosure-3 for offices, workplace, factories and establishments should also be duly publicised for strict compliance.

The new guidelines specify the activities that will continue to remain prohibited /closed in the state of Sikkim from May 4, 2020 and also the activities that are permitted to operate with specified restrictions/conditions from May 4, 2020.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020No
RajasthanRajasthan Government Implements Orders For Modified Lockdown From 4Th May To 17Th May, 202002-05-2020Home Department, Government of Rajasthan issues orders for modified lockdown from 4th May to 17th May, 2020 dated 2.5.2020 in the State of Rajasthan for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zone. For further details please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
KeralaThe Government Of Kerala By An Order Dated May 02, 2020 Issues Extension Of Lockdown And Orders That No Liquor Shops Would Be Allowed To Be Opened And No Public Transport Would Be Allowed Across The State02-05-2020The Government of Kerala by an Order dated May 02, 2020 issued the extension of lockdown, ‘COVID-19- regulations to contain the COVID-19 pandemic- general lock down’ for implementation in the State of Kerala. The Order refers to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India Order no. No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 01/05/2020 conveying new guidelines by extending the regulations to stop spread of Covid-19 in India and directing all State Governments to extend the lockdown for a further period of two weeks with effect from 04/05/2020.
 
In the light of the afore mentioned MHA guidelines dated 01st May, 2020, and exercising powers under Sec 20(3) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Government of Kerala orders that the regulations in the order of MHA dated 01/05/2020 as referred above is made applicable to the entire State of Kerala.

It orders all District Collectors, District Police Chiefs and Heads of departments to ensure strict implementation of the regulations ordered by MHA to facilitate the activities connected with the containment of COVID-19 in the State. Further, it directs that the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) should prepare the list of local bodies which need special attention regularly and the Health Department should notify the same. The District Collectors should notify the containment zones from this list, following Government of India guidelines. District Collectors are authorized to order additional regulations, if any, required in the Containment Zones.

The Order further clarified that ‘No liquor shops would be allowed to be opened’ and ‘no public transport would be allowed across the State’. It also annexes the MHA guidelines dated 01st May, 2020.

The new guidelines specify the activities that will continue to remain prohibited /closed in the state of Kerala from May 4, 2020 and also the activities that are permitted to operate with specified restrictions/conditions from May 4, 2020.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
PuducherryNew Guidelines For “Work Places”02-05-2020Ensure to follow the guidelines as listed below -
1. Make wearing of face cover compulsory in all work places and make adequate stock of such face covers.
2. Ensure social distancing as per the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, both within the work places and in company transport. Ensure social distancing at work places through adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc.
3. Make provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizer preferably with touch free mechanism at all entry and exit points and common areas. In addition, make sufficient quantities of handwash and sanitizer in the work places.
4. Ensure frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc., including between shifts.
5. Make sure persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.
6. Make the use of Aarogya Setu App mandatory for all employees. It shall be the responsibility of the Head of the respective Organizations to ensure 100% coverage of this app among the employees.
7. Avoid large physical meetings.
8. Identify Hospitals/ clinics in the nearby areas, which are authorized to treat COVID-19 patients, and list should be available at work place all the times. Employees showing any symptom of COVID-19 should be immediately sent for check up to such facilities. Quarantine areas should be earmarked for isolating employees showing symptoms till they are safely moved to the medical facilities.
9. Ensure arrangements for transport facilities with social distancing, wherever personal/ public transport is not feasible.
10. take intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices.
MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedYes
BiharGovt Of Bihar Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 3Rd May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202002-05-2020Government of Bihar issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 3rd May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Bihar for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the red and orange zones. For further details please refer to the associated document.MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
OdishaGovt. Of Odisha Vide Order Dated 2Nd May 2020 Has Created A Sop For Bringing Back The Stranded Labourers02-05-2020The Government of Odisha has prepared a standard operation procedure (SOP_ for bringing back the stranded labourers.

A designated nodal officer has been appointed to look after the travel of the stranded labourers and helpline numbers have been published.
MandatoryIndustries with migrant workersNo end date specifiedNo
NagalandOrder - Existing Guidelines 2Nd May02-05-2020It is directed by the Office of the Chief Secretary vide Order No. CSO/GAB-I/COM/GEN-I/2020 that all the existing guidelines with regard to lockdown in all parts of the State of Nagaland issued vide Order of even number dated 20.04.2020 will continue to remain operative till the issuance of fresh guidelines.MandatoryAllNo end date specifiedNo
Himachal PradeshGovt Of Himachal Pradesh Issues Order And Revised Guidelines Dated 2Nd May 2020 Extending The Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202002-05-2020Revenue Department, Disaster Management Cell, Government of Himachal issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 2nd May 2020 extending the Lockdown in the State of Himachal Pradesh for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. The said Order has clarified that the guidelines will be applicable as per the Order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 1st May 2020 with specified modification such as -
i. curfew relaxation for all districts will not be more than 5 hours in a day,
ii. opening and closing of shops will be limited to the curfew relaxation as mentioned above, however pharmacies will be kept out of the purview of the present restriction,
iii. Barber, spas etc. has not been allowed to open
iv. Restaurants will be allowed to open to serve take away foods only.
vi. Inter State, Intra and Inter district bus services have been prohibited.
MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
SikkimDistrict Collector, East Sikkim Issued Sop For Handling And Management Of Returnees From Other States02-05-2020The District Collector, East Sikkim issued SOP for handling and management of returnees from other states.

Key points of the SOP are: -
1. All returnees to register themselves in the portal registration.covid19sikkim.org
2. Entry will be from only Rangpo post
3. Only non-ac busses will be used for transportation of returnees.
4. Returnees to be checked prior to their entry and they all need to download Arogya Setu app.
5. Returnees to be quarantined for a period of 14 days.
MandatoryIndividuals returning to SikkimNo end date specifiedNo
CentralMha, Govt Of India Issues Order Dated 1St May 2020 Extending The Nationwide Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks Beyond May 4, 202001-05-2020Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India issues Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, dated 1st May 2020 extending the Lockdown for the third time for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020 i.e. till 17th May 2020. New Guidelines for regulating various activities during the extended period of the lockdown have been issued based on the risk profiling of the various containment zones. However, considerable relaxations have been granted to districts categorised as green and orange zoneMandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
Jammu and KashmirJ&K Finance Department Announces Extension Of Licenses, Permits And Statutory Clearances Till 30.06.2020 Along With Waiver Of Fixed Charges On Electricity Tariff For All Commercial Establishments.01-05-2020The Jammu and Kashmir Financial Department has in an order dated 01.05.2020 announced that for commercial establishments whose licenses, permits, clearances and statutory permits have expired/lapsed/invalidated on 31.03.2020 and have not been renewed shall be deemed to be extended/renewed/validated up to 30.06.2020. Further the levy of fixed charges of the electricity tariff as per the J&K SERC Tariff Order for all registered commercial establishments shall be deferred till 30.06.2020.MandatoryAll30-06-2020No
ChandigarhDepartment Of Public Relations, Govt Of Chandigarh Issued Press Release Dated 1St May 2020 Extending Timeline For Filing Reports Under Pc & Pndt Act, 1994 By Registered Centres01-05-2020Department of Public Relations, Govt of Chandigarh issued press release dated 1st May 2020 extending timeline for filing reports under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 (PC & PNDT Act, 1994) by registered centres. The said Department in the press release stated that centres registered under the PC & PNDT Act, 1994 shall be allowed to file reports under the Act which are due on or before 30th June 2020 latest by 5th July 2020.
The Department further clarified that wherever possible, electronic communication and electronic report filling should continue on an ongoing basis even before 30th June 2020.
AdvisoryCentres registered under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 05-07-2020Yes
NagalandThe Government Of Nagaland Has Issued A Press Release Extension Of Lockdown For A Further Period Of Two Weeks With Effect From May 4, 2020. Mentions The List Of Prohibited And Permitted Activities01-05-2020The Government of Nagaland vide a press release on 01-05-2020, issued extension of lockdown for a further period of two weeks with effect from May 4, 2020.
The press release talks about how the Red, Orange, Green zones and Containment Zones can be classified.
As per the release the below mentioned activities would be prohibited irrespective of the Zone.
1. Travel by air, rail, metro and inter-State movement by road;
2. Running of schools, colleges, and other educational and training/ coaching institutions;
3. Hospitality services, including hotels and restaurants;
4. Places of large public gatherings, such as cinema halls, malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes etc;
5. Social, political, cultural and other kinds of gatherings; and,
6. Religious places/ places of worship for public.
The new guidelines also prescribe certain measures for wellbeing and safety of persons. Certain activities has been allowed like movement of individuals, for all nonessential activities, however shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am. In all zones, persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, shall stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.
Red Zones – Prohibited Activities in addition to those prohibited throughout the country.
1. Plying of cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws;
2. Running of taxis and cab aggregators;
3. Intra-district and inter-district plying of buses; and,
4. Barber shops, spas and saloons
Red Zones – Permitted Activities:
1. Movement of individuals and vehicles is allowed only for permitted activities, with a maximum of 2 persons (besides the driver) in four-wheeler vehicles, and with no pillion rider in the case of two wheelers.
2. Industrial establishments in urban areas, viz., Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Export Oriented Units (EOUs), industrial estates and industrial townships with access control have been permitted.
3. The other industrial activities permitted are manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediates; production units, which require continuous process, and their supply chain; manufacturing of IT hardware; jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing; and, manufacturing units of packaging material
4. Construction activities in urban areas have been limited to in-situ construction (where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside) and construction of renewable energy projects.
5. Shops in urban areas, for non-essential goods, are not allowed in malls, markets and market complexes. However , all standalone (single) shops, neighborhood (colony) shops and shops in residential complexes are permitted to remain open in urban areas, without any distinction of essential and non-essential.
6. E-Commerce activities, in the Red Zones, 5 are permitted only in respect of essential goods.
7. Private offices can operate with up to 33% strength as per requirement, with the remaining persons working from home
8. All Government offices shall function with senior officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above at full strength, and the remaining staff attending up to 33% as per requirement. However, Defense and Security services, Health and Family Welfare, Police, Prisons, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire and Emergency Services, Disaster management and related services, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Customs, Food Corporation of India (FCI), National Cadet Corps (NCC), Nehru Yuvak Kendra (NYK) and Municipal services shall function without any restrictions; delivery of public services shall be ensured and necessary staff will be deployed for such purpose
9. All industrial and construction activities in rural areas, including MNREGA works, food-processing units and brick-kilns are permitted; besides, in rural areas, without distinction to the nature of goods, all shops, except in shopping malls are permitted
10. All agriculture activities, e.g., sowing, harvesting, procurement and marketing operations in the agricultural supply chain are permitted.
11. Animal husbandry activities are fully permitted, including inland and marine fisheries
12. All plantation activities are allowed, including their processing and marketing.
13. All health services (including AYUSH) are to remain functional, including transport of medical personnel and patients through air ambulances.
14. A large part of the financial sector remains open, which includes banks, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), insurance and capital market activities, and credit co-operative societies.
15. Operation of homes for children, senior citizens, destitutes, women and widows etc.; and operation of Anganwadis has also been permitted.
16. Public utilities, e.g., utilities in power, water, sanitation, waste management, telecommunications and internet will remain open, and courier and postal services will be allowed to operate.
17. Print and electronic media,
18. IT and IT enabled services, data and call centres, cold storage and warehousing services, private security and facility management services, and services provided by self-employed persons, except for barbers etc
19. Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediates; production units, which require continuous process, and their supply chain;
20. Jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing; and manufacturing of IT hardware and manufacturing units of packaging material
Orange Zones: Permitted activities -In addition to activities permitted in Red Zone,
1. Taxis and cab aggregators will be permitted with 1 driver and 1 passenger only.
2. Inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles will be allowed for permitted activities only
3. Four wheeler vehicles will have maximum two passengers besides the driver and pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers

Green Zones :
1. All activities are permitted except the limited number of activities which are prohibited throughout the country, irrespective of the Zone
2. Buses can operate with up to 50% seating capacity and bus depots can operate with up to 50% capacity.


All other activities will be permitted activities, which are not specifically prohibited, or which are permitted with restrictions in the various Zones, under these guidelines No separate/ fresh permissions will be required from authorities for activities already permitted to operate under the guidelines on Lockdown measures up to May 3, 2020. The Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) issued by MHA will continue to operate such as transit arrangement for foreign national(s) in India; release of quarantine persons; movement of stranded labour within States/ UTs; sign-on and sign-off of Indian seafarers, movement of stranded migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons by road and rail



MandatoryAll17-05-2020Yes
RajasthanRajasthan Pollution Control Board Extends Timeline To Submit All Compliance Report For Industries Till 30Th June 202001-05-2020The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board vide order dated 1st May 2020 has extended the timeline of submission of compliance reports including replies of show-cause notices, compliances of OBH directions, consent conditions and other regulatory compliances. The extended timeline is 30th June 2020.
MandatoryAll30-06-2020Yes
NagalandGuidelines For Handling, Treatment, And Disposal Of Waste Generated During Treatment, Diagnosis/ Quarantine Of Covid 19 Patients.01-05-2020The Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Nagaland Kohima has issued a notification stating that for safe handling of Biomedical waste for the Healthcare facility that the Department has formed for treating Covid 19 patients, the department will be complying with BMW Management Rule, 2016 and also the Guidelines for Handling, Treatment, and Disposal of Waste Generated during Treatment, Diagnosis/ Quarantine of Covid 19 patients Revision 1 and Revision 2. Please refer document to view the list of district wise list of Hospitals and Quarantine Facilities.AdvisoryGovernmentNo end date specifiedNo
DelhiCrpc Order For Connaught Place With Respect To Operations Of Atms And Bank Branches Carrying On Huge Transactions Of Money And Jewellery Items01-05-2020All ATMs and Bank branches in Connaught Place, New Delhi carrying on huge transactions of money and jewellery items shall refrain from:
1. not maintaining secure premises by installing CCTV at their main access, entry in the office and inside and around the premises. Proper staff shall be deputed to monitor the CCTV coverage. A video backup of at least 30 days of such recording will have to be kept for further use.
2. Not maintaining database of all employees, security guards, cab drivers and contractual workers working with them for access by the police as and when required, and ensure verification of antecedents of all employees including contractual employees.
3. Not following the procedure of 'KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER' as issued by the Reserve Bank of India for Nationalised Banks and a database of the same shall be kept for access by the police as and when required.
4. Not maintaining digital records of all the visitors with their photo identity.
5. Not deploying armed security guards at the main entry of such premises and at other vulnerable points.
6. Not deploying armed security guards with the employees who carry huge cash / gold / jewellery from one place to another. All huge transactions must be done in a secured vehicle which must have CCTV installed.
7. No vehicles being used for transportation of cash or precious metal must be without GPS for monitoring their movement.
8. No movement of large amount of cash or precious goods after sunset be undertaken
MandatoryBanking30-06-2020Yes