Whereas the Governmental of Maharashtra, in exercise of the power conferred under section 2. 3, & 4 of the epidemic Diseases Act. 1897 has framed Regulations for prevention of containment of COVID-19 under Notification No. Corona 2020/CR/58/Aarogya-5 dated 13th March. 2020 and Dared 14th March. 2020.
As per rule 3 of the said Regulation,Â Municipal Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Nagpur has been declared as Empowered officer’ & is empowered to lake such measures as are necessary to prevent the outbreak of Covid-19 or spread thereof within his respective jurisdiction.
Whereas Government of Maharashtra vide its order dated June 29 2020- as referred at Sr. No. 7 had issued amendments to its order datedÂ May 31 2020 & June 4 2020 for Easing of Restrictions of Phase wise opening of lockdown (MISSION BEGIN AGAIN). till July 31, 2020 for containment of Covid- 19 epidemic in the state.
And therefore, in exercise of powers conferred under rule 3 of the “The Maharashtra COVID-I9 Regulation. 2020″ and of all other powers enabling in that behalf, in the interest of safety of life of public at large. Tukaram Mundhe, Municipal Commissioner Nagpur Municipal Corporation has directed that the extended lockdown period upto & inclusive till midnight ofÂ July 31, 2020 in the City of Nagpur shall be implemented’as per the guidelines issued by Government of Maharashtra vide order datedÂ June 29, 2020 as below, to operationalise MISSION BEGIN AGAIN for easing of restrictions & phase wise opening till 31” July 2020 for containment of Covid-19 epidemic in Nagpur City.
It is further directed that the movement of persons for the purposesÂ nonessential activities like shopping and the outdoor exercises, shall be restricted within the neighbourhood area limits with all necessary prescribed mandatory precautions of wearing masks. social distancing and personal hygiene. It is also directed that the unrestricted movement will be permitted only for attending place of work which are open as mentioned in Annexure ll and bonafide humanitarian requirement including medical reason.
It is further directed that the National Directives for Covid-I9 management as specified in Annexure I shall be followed throughout the City of Nagpur. The activities already allowed and permitted from time to time as mentioned in Annexure ll shall be continued and all earlier orders shall be aligned with this order and shall remain in force up to and inclusive ofÂ July 31 2020. Further easing under MISSION BEGIN AGAIN will be notified in the due course.
Any person violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act. 2005 besides legal action under Sec. 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable. Extracts of these penal provisions are at Annexure III.
National Directives for COVID-19 Mangement
l. Face coverings Wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places, in workplaces and during transport.
2. Social distancing individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet in public places. Shops will ensure physical distancing among customers and will not allow more than ve persons at one time.
3. Gatherings large public gatherings continue to remain prohibited.
Marriage related gatherings .- Number of guests not to exceed 50.
Funeral / last rites related gatherings – number of persons not to exceed 50.
4. Spitting in public places will be punishable with fine, as prescribed in accordance with its laws. rules or regulations.
5. Consumption of liquor, Paan, tobacco, etc in public places is prohibited.
Additional directives for work spaces.
6. Work from home (WFH) -As far as possible the practice of WFH should be followed. Staggering of work / business hours will be followed in offices. workplaces. shops. markets and industrial & commercial establishments.
7. Screening and hygiene – Provision for thermal scanning,hand wash and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas.
8. Frequent sanitization of entire workplace. common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc. will be ensured. including between shifts.
9. Social distancing – all persons in charge of workplaces will ensure adequate distance between workers. adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff. etc.
Following activities arc permitted with restrictions in the Nagpur Municipal Corporation limits, as specified in the orders issued from time to time:
All essential shops which are allowed to remain open before this order. shall continue to do so.
All non-essential shops will be allowed to continue as per relaxations and guidelines issued before this order and are in operation as per previous Orders of Nagpur Municipal Corporation. All non-essential markets. market areas & shops except malls and market complexes will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm. I-liquor shops will continue to operate by way of home delivery, as permitted in earlier order.
E-commerce actively for essential as well as non-essential items & material.
All the industrial units which are presently open will continue to operate.
All construction sites (Public/private) which are allowed to remain open and operational. All such pre-monsoon works (Public and Private) which
Home delivery restaurants / Kitchen.
On-line distance learning and related acclivity.
All Government offices (excluding emergency. health & Medical, treasuries, disastrous management. police. NIC. food & Civil Supply. FCl. N.Y.K. Municipal Services) to functions with l5% strength or l5 persons whichever is higher.
All private offices can operate up to l0% strength or 10 people, whichever is more.
Movement of-people is allowed in following manner
Four Wheeler 1+2
Two WheelerÂ One Rider
Activities related to sell-employed people like plumbers. electrician. pest control and technicians
Garages to mend vehicles and workshops with prior appointments
for shopping purpose people are expected to use only nearby / neighborhood markets only. Long distance travel for non-essential items will nor be permitted.
Marriage related gatherings on open spaces. lawns. Non Air Conditioned halls as mentioned in Order dated 23 june 2020.
Outdoor Physical activities with restrictions
Printing and Distribution of newspapers (including home delivery)
the office staff of educational institutions for the purpose of non-teaching purpose including development of e-content evaluation of answer sheets and declaration of results
Barber shops. Spas. Saloons beauty Parlors with conditions as permitted by the earlier order of this office datedÂ June 27 2020.
Any other allowed and permitted actively by any specific / general order.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation Rules
Offences and Penalties for Violation of Lock down Measures
A. Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005
51. Punishment for obstruction. etc – Whoever. without reasonable cause (a) Obstructs any officer or employee of the Central Government or the State Government. or a person authorized by the National Authority, or State Authority or district Authority in the discharge of his functions under this Act. or (b) Refuses to comply with any direction given by or on behalf of the Central Government or the State government or the National Executive Committee or the State Executive Committee or the District Authority under this Act.
Shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend 10 one year or with fine, or with both and if such obstruction or refusal to comply with directions result in loss of lives or imminent danger thereof, shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years.
52. Punishment for false claim Whoever knowingly makes a claim which he knows or has reason lo believe to be false for obtaining any relief assistance. repair, reconstruction or other benefits consequent to disaster from any officer of the Central Government. the State Government, the National Authority. the State Authority or the District Authority. shall. on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, and also with fine.
53. Punishment for false warning Whoever makes or circulates a false alarm or warning as 10 disaster or its severity or magnitude. leasing to panic, shall on conviction. be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to one year or with fine.
54. Penalty for contravention of any order regarding requisitioning. lf any person contravenes any order made under section