Are You Traveling? Working In IT Sector?; Check Revised Guidelines Of Maharashtra Government

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Mubarak Ansari & Sumit Singh

Pune\Pimpri, 6th April 2021: A day after the lockdown orders came into force, the Maharashtra government has revised the restrictions. Accordingly, the Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporations and District Collector have issued fresh orders for the period from April 6 to 30.

Additional Essential Services included in the exemption list: 

a. Petrol Pumps and Petroleum related products 

b. All Cargo Services 

c. Data Centers/ Cloud Service Providers/ IT services supporting critical infrastructure and services (PCMC  has allowed only 20% staff in IT/ITES who are engaged in server work/maintenance work)

d. Government and Private Security Services 

e. Fruit Vendors 

f. Mutton, Chicken, Fish, Egg Shops

g. Pet Shops

h. Veterinary clinic, animal shelter

The following Private organizations will be allowed to remain open on all weekdays only from between 7 am to 6 pm subject to all personnel attending office getting vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of Government of India (GOI) and till vaccinated completely to carry negative RTPCR corona result certificate valid upto 15 days. This rule will come into effect from 10th April. 2021. In absence of the requisite certificate. the offender will be fined an amount of Rs 1000 will be levied. 

a. SEBI and offices of SEBI recognized market infrastructure institutions such as stock exchanges, depositories and clearing corporations and intermediaries registered with SEBI. 

b. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulated entities and intermediaries including standalone primary dealers. CCIL, NPCI payment system operators and financial market participants operating in RBI regulated markets. 

c. All Non-Banking Financial Corporations 

d. All Micro Finance Institutions 

e. Offices of lawyers 

f. Custom House Agents, Licensed Multi-Modal Transport Operators associated with movement of vaccines/ lifesaving drugs/ pharmaceutical products. 

Also, persons arriving/departing by Train/ Bus/ Flight from 6 pm to 7 am or on weekends may travel to the Airport/ Bus Station/ Train Station or back home from the same on the basis of a valid ticket.

Industrial Workers travelling by Private buses/ private vehicle may be allowed to travel on the basis of an identity card from 6 pm Friday to 7 am Monday to attend his/ her shift. 

Places of Worship are currently closed to the public entirely. Only personnel engaged in the service of the place of worship shall continue to perform their duties. In case of any wedding/ last rites to be held at the pace of worship, it may be allowed only for the said purpose subject to the adherence to all conditions as laid down with regard to weddings/ last rites as per Government Order dated 4th April 2021 ie maximum 50 guests for wedding and 20 people for the funeral ceremony.

Any student requiring to physically attend an exam may be allowed to travel to the examination centre/ back home after 6 pm or on weekends subject to carrying a valid hall ticket. 

With regard to weddings that are scheduled to be held on weekends, the NOC of local police station and ward office is required. The local authorities will decide upon the same based on the local situation subject to adherence to all rules laid down for the conduct of weddings.

In PMC area, teachers and staff required for the online classes will be allowed to travel to schools and colleges.

Pune Metro work will continue.

All private vehicles, buses will continue to ply between 7 am and 6 pm. However, during night curfew and weekend curfew, only essential service vehicles will be allowed besides vehicles for a medical emergency.

In PMC area, all construction site and architect offices will be allowed to open from 7 am to 6 pm.

With regard to allowing domestic help/ drivers/ cooks to work past 8 PM and/ or on weekends, the local disaster management authority to decide upon the same based on the local situation.  

Know What More Is Allowed, Not Allowed In Pune 

Know What More Is Allowed, Not Allowed In Pimpri Chinchwad 

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