Official guidelines for 21 days Lockdown : Ministry of Home and Affairs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a view to control the Coronavirus Pandemic all over the Nation implemented 21 days complete lockdown to India. Ministry Home Affairs released the following guidelines for the state and Central Government and other authorities

Guidelines on the measures to be taken by Ministries/ Departments of
Government of India, StatelUnion Territory Governments and State/ Union
Territory Authorities for containment of CoVID-19 Epidemic in the Country.



1. Offices of the Government of India, its Autonomous/ Subordinate Offices and Public

Corporations shall remain closed.
ExceptionS
Defence, central amed police forces, treasury. public utilities (including petroleum,
CNG, LPG, PNG), disaster managenment, power generation and transmission units,
pOst offices, National Informatics Centre, Early Warning Agencies

2. Offices of the State Union Territory Govemments, their Autonomous Bodies,

Corporations, etc. shall remain closed.
Exceptions:

a. Police, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services, disaster

management, and prisons.
b. District administration and Treasury
C. Electricity, water, sanitation
d. Municipal bodies-Only staf required for essential services like sanitation,

personnel related to water supply etc

The above ofices (SI. No 1& 2) should work with minimum number of employees. All

other offces may continue to work-from-home only.

3. Hospitals and all related medical establishments, including their manufacturing and
distribution units, both in public and private sector, such as dispensaries, chemist
and medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulance etc.
will continue to remain functional. The transportation for all medical personnel,

nurses, para-medical staff, other hospital support services be permitted.

4. Commercial and private establishments shall be closed down.

Exceptions

a. Shops, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food, groceries,
fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder.
However, district authorities may encourage and facilitate home delivery to

minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes.
b. Banks, insurance offices, and ATMs.
C. Print and electronic media

d. Telecommunications, intemet services, broadcasting and cable services. IT
and IT enabled Services only (for essential services) and as far as possible

to work from home.

e. Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical

equipment through E-commerce.

f. Petrol pumps, LPG, Petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets.
9. Power generation, transmissIon and distribution units and senvices.
h. Capital and debt market services as notified by the Secunties and Exchange

Board of India
i. Cold storage and warehousing services.
i Private security services

All other establishments may work-from-home only.

5. Industrial Establishments wil remain cloSCd.

EXceptions:

a. Manufacturing units of essential commodities.
b. Production units, which require continuous process, after obtaining required

permission from the State Govemment

All transport services-air, rail, roadways-Will remain suspended.

Exceptions:
a. Transportation for essential goods only.
b. Fire, law and order and emergency services.

7. Hospitality Services to remain suspended

EXceptions

a. Hotels, homestays, lodges and motels, which are accommodating tourists

and persons stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air
and sea crew.

b. Establishments used/ eamarked for quarantine facilities.

8. All educational, training, research, coaching institutions etc. shall remain closed.

All places of worship shall be closed for public. No religious congregations will be
permitted, Without any exception.

10.All socall politicav sports/ entertainment academic cultural/ religious functions

gatherings shall be bared.

11. In case of funerals, congregation of not more than twenty persons will be permitted.

12. All persons who have arived into India after 15.02.2020, and all such persons who
have been directed by health care personnel to remain under strict home
insttutional quarantine tor a period as decided by local Health Authorties, failing

which they will be liable to legal action under Sec. 188 of the IPC.

13. Wherever exceptions to above containment measures have been allowed, the
organisations/employers must ensure necessary precautions against COVID-19

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