DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT
Suppliers of essential goods, including restaurants supplying home delivery of cooked food items exempted from lockdown: MHA
Constituents of supply- chain be allowed to operate as availability of essential goods takes place through small local retail shops, large organised retail stores and e-commerce companies, read the notification.
Tablighis from foreign nations can’t ask to be deported as matter of right: Govt to SC
Some 227 foreign nationals had left India before a l...
Facing manpower shortage with thousands of healthcare workers infected by COVID-19, AAP govt tells HC
A plea in HC has sought contempt action...
COVID-19: SC seeks Centre's response on plea for transferring contribution from PM CARES Fund to NDRF
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleged that the Centre has been "refraining from divulging information about the specific utilization of crores of rupees that have been contributed to the PM CARES Fund till date".
Will criminalise denial of pay to doctors: Government to Supreme Court
Solicitor general Tushar Mehta told a bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan that the government would invoke its powers under Section 10 of the Act for the purpose.
Spitting in public now an offence under Disaster Management Act: MHA
Spitting in public is an offence under municipal laws in various cities, but it is hardly taken seriously by the people in the country.
Finance Ministry clears way for individual, institutional contributions to NDRF
A copy of the letter was sent to activist Commodore Lokesh Batra (Retd) who has raised the issue that even after setting up of the Disaster Relief Fund 15 years ago it is not clear how such contributions can be made.
Nizamuddin Markaz: British national challenges charge sheet and LOC, HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt stand
Justice A J Bhambhani issued notice to the Bureau of Immigration under the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Delhi government and Crime Branch of Delhi Police seeking their stand on the British national's plea. The British national, Suhail Shaik, has also sought stay on proceedings emanating from the charge sheet filed in a metropolitan court at Saket here.
K'taka Minister R Ashoka says landlords can’t take rent during lockdown, sparks row
R Ashoka, revenue minister in the Karnataka government, said action will be initiated against house owners if they demand rent from tenants or force them to vacate the property due to non-payment.
Govt releases lockdown 5.0 guidelines: Here's what's allowed and what's not
All activities banned earlier will be opened up in areas outside Containment Zones in a phased manner.
Any delay in paying salaries of health workers to be an offence now: Govt
Union health secretary Preeti Sudan in a letter asked chief secretaries of all states and UTs to ensure compliance of the order, “non-compliance of which will be treated as an offence under the Disaster Management Act read with the Indian Penal Code and action taken accordingly against defaulting hospitals/institutions/authorities”.
Ask government about disaster management plan, Kapil Sibal urges judiciary
Kapil Sibal said the judiciary should intervene suo moto and seek an explanation from the Centre on its "national plan" to deal with the pandemic.
Supreme Court rejects plea seeking quashing of FIRs for petty offences during COVID-19 lockdown
The violation of Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) attracts jail term of one month or fine up to Rs 200, or both and if the disobedience causes danger to human life, health or safety, the person can be punished with 6-month jail term and a fine of Rs 1,000 or both.
Cabinet to take up proposal to amend Disaster Management Act
The 2005 Act mandates creation of new institutions and assignment of specific roles for Central, state and local governments. Under provisions of the Act, the NDMA has been established under the chairmanship of the prime minister and National Executive Committee (NEC) of Secretaries has been created to assist the NDMA in the performance of its functions.
Formulate a national plan for handling coronavirus crisis: Congress to government
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said at a press conference via video-conferencing that it is time the government should rethink on lockdown measures as the country cannot have the "lockdown of people and lockout of the economy".
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