Government of Rajasthan issues various direction to implement the guidelines for closure and exemption during lockdown

Apr 22, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Labour Compliance

The State Government of Rajasthan on April 17, 2020, issues certain directions to implement the guidelines for closure and waiver during lockdown issued by the Central Government.

The directions are as under:

Closure and exemption:

All industrial and commercial activities will remain closed.

The following industries / industrial establishments (both government and private) will be allowed to operate:

Ø  Industries working in rural areas i.e. outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities.

Ø  Manufacturing and other industrial establishments with access control in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and export-oriented units (EOUs), industrial areas and industrial townships. These establishments make arrangements for the stay of workers within their premises as much as possible and / or the surrounding buildings according to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) (Page 2). Transport at the workplace of workers will be arranged by employers in dedicated transport by ensuring social distancing (Page 3).

Ø  Manufacturing units of essential commodities including medicines, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw materials and intermediates.

Ø  Food processing industries outside the limits of rural areas i.e., municipal corporations and municipalities.

Ø  Production units that require continuous process, and their supply chain.

Ø  Manufacturing of IT hardware.

Ø  related to coal production, mines and mineral production, their transportation, supply of explosives for mining work and mining.

Ø  Manufacturing units of packaging materials.

Ø  Jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing.

Ø  Oil and gas exploration / refinery.

Ø  Brick kilns in rural areas i.e., if municipal corporations and municipalities are out of bounds.

The above mentioned factories or establishments will work by strictly following social distancing and as per Standard Operating Process (SOP).

If anyone violates the lockdown measures, will be punishable under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Indian Penal Code, 1860.


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