Top StoriesStates/UTs Cannot Dilute Restrictions Under COVID-19 Lockdown Guidelines : Home Ministry LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 April 2020 11:53 PMShare This – xThe Union Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed the State Governments and Union Territories not to dilute the lockdown guidelines framed by it.The lockdown guidelines for the control of COVID-19 transmission were formulated by the Home Secretary exercising the powers as the Chairperson of the National Executive Committee under Section 10 (2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act 2005.”It…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Union Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed the State Governments and Union Territories not to dilute the lockdown guidelines framed by it.The lockdown guidelines for the control of COVID-19 transmission were formulated by the Home Secretary exercising the powers as the Chairperson of the National Executive Committee under Section 10 (2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act 2005.”It is emphasized that as per the orders issued by the MHA under Disaster Management Act 2005, the States/Union Territories cannot dilute the restrictions imposed vide the aforesaid guidelines”, Ajay Bhalla IAS, Home Secretary, said in a letter sent to Chief Secretaries of all States and Administrators of all UTs on April 14.”I would again urge you to strictly implement the directions issued by MHA under Disaster Management Act 2005, as contained in the Consolidated Guidelines, without any dilution of the same”, added the letter of Home Secretary.In the revised guidelines issued on Wednesday, it was reiterated that “State/UT Governments shall not dilute these guidelines under the Disaster Management Act 2005, and shall strictly enforce the same”.”State/UT Governments, may, however, impose stricter measures than these guidelines as per requirement of local areas”, the MHA clarified.States/UTs have been directed to demarcate ‘hotspots’ and ‘containment zones’ in their areas as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.In those places, activities permitted under the guidelines will not be allowed. “The guidelines issued in this regard (hotspots and containment zones) by MOHFW will be strictly implemented by the State/UT Governments and local district authorities”, the MHA said.National Lockdown : MHA Issues Revised Guidelines; Lists Out Activities Permitted After April 20 [Read Guidelines] Face Cover Compulsory In All Public Places & Work Spaces; Public Spitting Prohibited : Home MinistryClick here to download Home Secretary’s letter to States/UTsClick here to download revised MHA GuidelinesRead Letter by Home Secretary to States/UTsSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
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