GUWAHATI, April 21 - Assam Industry and Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Tuesday reviewed the activities of industry and transport departments with senior officials at Janata Bhawan here.
Patowary said the transport department in accordance with the orders of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided that the fitness certificate, permit (all types), driving licence, registration or any other documents whose extension of validity could not or not likely to be processed due to the COVID-19 lockdown, and which have expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire by June 30, 2020 will be treated as valid till June 30, 2020.
Taking stock of the industrial sector, Patowary stated that the standard operating procedure (SOP) for industries issued by the Government of India should be followed in letter and spirit. He also directed officials and district general managers to strictly enforce the COVID-19 guidelines in industrial units. The guidelines allow the industrial units to operate after submitting an undertaking to deputy commissioners that they are committed to follow all safety norms issued by the Government of India.