NEW DELHI, Aug 22 - Following reports of restrictions on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods and services imposed by some States, the Centre has cautioned that restrictions at local level imposed by district administrations or by State governments are in violation of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines under Disaster Management Act (DMA), 2005 provisions.
The Centre has on Saturday asked the States yet again that there should be no restrictions on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods and services during the prevailing Unlock-3 period.
In a communication to Chief Secretaries of all States today, the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that it has been reported that local level restrictions on movement are being imposed by various districts and States. Such restrictions are impacting the supply chain, resulting in disruption of economic activities and employment, besides affecting supply of goods and services, the ministry said.
The MHA said such restrictions at local level imposed by district administrations or by States amount to violation of the guidelines issued by the MHA under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
Drawing attention to the MHA's Order dated July 29, 2020 specifying Guidelines for Unlock-3, the communication reiterated that there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No separate permission, approval or e-permit will be required for such movements. This includes movement of persons and goods for cross land border trade under treaties with neighbouring countries.