Don’t limit motion: Centre to states

New Delhi, August 22

The Centre at present requested all states and UTs to make sure there was no restriction on inter-state and intra-state motion of individuals and items as such curbs might influence provide chains and disrupt financial exercise and employment.

In a letter to chief secretaries of all states and UTs, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla stated there have been stories that local-level restrictions on motion had been being imposed by varied districts and states.

‘Unlock 3.0 Violated’

Such restrictions, he stated, amounted to violation of pointers issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs underneath the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

The Unlock pointers clearly said that there shall be no restrictions on inter-state and intra-state motion of individuals and items, he stated within the letter. The pointers additionally said that no separate permission, approval or e-permit shall be required for motion of individuals and items for cross land border commerce underneath treaties with neighbouring nations.

The letter requested that no restrictions be imposed and it needs to be ensured that the unlock pointers had been adopted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first introduced lockdown with impact from March 25 to fight the Covid pandemic, which was subsequently prolonged until May 31.

Since June 1, the unlock course of started with the opening up of commercial actions and workplaces throughout the nation. — TNS

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