Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated 24th March, 2020
Whereas, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), is satisfied that the country is threatened with the spread of COVID-19 epidemic, which has already been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, and has considered it necessary to take effective measures to prevent its spread across the country and that there is a need for consistency in the application and implementation of various measures across the country while ensuring maintenance of essential services and supplies, including health infrastructure;
Whereas in exercise of the powers under section 6(2)(i) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), has issued an Order No.1-29/2020-PP (Pt.II) dated 24.03.2020 (Copy enclosed) directing the Ministries /Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State /Union Territory Authorities to take effective measures so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Whereas under directions of the aforesaid order of NDMA, and in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 10(2)(i) of the Disaster Management Act, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson, National Executive Committee, hereby issues guidelines, as per the Annexure, to Ministries /Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State/Union Territory Authorities with the directions for their strict implementation. This order shall remain in force, in all parts of the country for a period of 21 days with effect from 25.03.2020.
1. The Secretaries of Ministries/Departments of Government of India
2. The Chief Secretaries/Administrators of States/Union Territories (As per list attached)
1. All Members of the National Executive Committee.
2. Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority.