Home Ministry asks states not to restrict inter-state, intra state movement of persons, goods

Home Ministry asks states not to restrict inter-state, intra state movement of persons, goods

TMB Report

IMPHAL: Union Home Ministry has written to the Chief Secretaries of states not to impose restriction on inter-state and intra state movement of persons, goods and services as containment measure of Covid-19.

Home Secretary, Govermment of India Ajay Bhalla, IAS, in a letter addressed to the Chief Secretaries on Saturday stated that Para 5 of the Guidelines for Unlock-3 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on July 27 clearly mentioned that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra state movement of persons, goods. No separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for such movements. This includes movement of persons and goods for cross land border trade under treaties with neighboring countries, the letter stated.

However, it has been reported that local level restrictions on movement are being imposed by various districts/states, the Ministry pointed out. Such restrictions are creating problems in inter-state and intra state movement of goods and services and are impacting supply chain, resulting in disruption of economic activities and employment, besides affecting supply of goods and services, the Home Secretary stated.

It said that such restriction at local level imposed by the District Administration or by the state Government amounts to violation of the MHA guidelines under provisions of Disaster Management Act 2005.

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