List of services that will be open from April 20th

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List of services that will be open from April 20th

Existing guidelines will strictly be followed

Friday, 17th April 2020

From April 20th, essential services will remain operational, says The Ministry of Home Affairs. MHA said, “'to mitigate hardship to the public, select additional activities have been allowed which will come into effect from 20 April, 2020. These limited exemptions will be operationalized by States, UTs, district administrations based on strict compliance to the existing guidelines.

List of services operational from 20th of April:


A.  Health services including AYUSH;

  1. Hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical facilities
  2. Dispensaries, chemists, pharmacies, medical shops, Jan Aushadhi Kendras and medical equipment shops
  3. Medical laboratories and collection centres
  4. Pharmaceutical and medical research labs, institutions carrying out COVID-19 related research
  5. Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, pathology labs, sale and supply of vaccine and medicine
  6. Private establishments for aiding the provision of crucial services, like home care providers, diagnostics, supply chain firms serving hospitals, which are authorized
  7. Manufacturing units of drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical oxygen, their packaging material, raw material and intermediates
  8. Construction of medical health infrastructure including manufacture of ambulances
  9. Movement and transportation (inter and intra State, including by air) of all medical and veterinary personnel, scientists, nurses, para-medical staff, lab technicians, mid-wives and services like ambulances .


B. Plublic utilities and services

  1. Operations of Oil and Gas sector, including refining, transportation, distribution, storage and retail of products, e.g., petrol, diesel, kerosene, CNG, LPG. PNG etc
  2. Generation, transmission and distribution of power at Central and State, UT levels.
  3. Postal services
  4. Operations of utilities in water, sanitation and waste management sectors, at municipal local body levels in States and UTs
  5. Telecommunications and internet services.


C. Necessary goods supply will be allowed as under

  1. Adhering to social distancing guidance, all operations involved in manufacturing, wholesale or retail of essential goods via local stores, large brick and mortar stores or e-Commerce companies shall be opened without restricting their timing of opening and closure
  2. Shops and carts, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food and groceries, self-care products, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, poultry, meat and fish, animal feed and fodder etc, will be operational, ensuring strict social distancing rules.
  3. Home delivery should be entertained by district authorities to lessen the movement of individuals.


D. Commercial and private establishments like

  1. Print, electronic media and broadcasting.
  2. DTH and cable services.
  3. IT and IT enabled Services, with upto 50% strength.
  4. Data and call centres for strictly Government activities.
  5. Government approved Common Service Centres (CSCs) at Gram Panchayat level.
  6. E-commerce companies. Vehicles used by e-commerce operators will be allowed to ply with necessary permissions.
  7. Courier services
  8. Cold storage and warehousing services, including at ports, airports, railway stations, container Depots, individual units and other links in the logistics chain.
  9. Private security services and facilities management services for maintenance and upkeep of office and residential complexes.


 E. Financial Sector

  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and RBI regulated financial markets and entities like NPCI, CCIL. payment system operators and standalone primary dealers
  2. Bank branches and ATMs.
  3.  IT vendors for banking operations, Banking Correspondents (BCs), ATM operation and cash management agencies.
  4. Bank branches be allowed to work as per normal working hours till disbursal of DBT cash transfers is complete
  5. Local administration to provide adequate security personnel at bank branches and BCs to maintain social distancing. law and order and staggering of account holders
  6. SEBI and capital and debt market services as notified by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  7. IRDAI and Insurance companies


F. Social Sector

  1. Operation of homes for children, disabled, mentally challenged, senior citizens, destitute, women
  2. Widows observation homes, after care homes and places of safety for juveniles
  3. Disbursement of social security pensions, e.g.. old age, widow, freedom fighter pensions, pension and provident fund services provided by Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
  4. Operation of Anganwadis — distribution of food items and nutrition once in 15 days at the doorsteps of beneficiaries, e.g., children, women and lactating mothers. Beneficiaries will not attend the Anganwadis.


G. Online teaching distance learning to be encouraged:

  1. All educational, training, coaching institutions etc. shall remain closed.
  2. The academic schedule should be maintained  via online teaching only
  3. Maximum use of Doordarshan (DD) and other educational channels may be made for teaching purposes.


H. MNREGA works to be allowed:

  1. MNREGA works are allowed with strict implementation of social distancing and face mask
  2. Priority to be given under MNREGA to irrigation and water conservation works
  3. Other Central and State sector schemes in irrigation and water conservation sectors may also be allowed to be implemented and suitably dovetailed with MNREGA works.

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Full list has been shared on PIB’s official Twitter handle: indiafightscovid19

Source: abplive 


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