MHA Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla's term was supposed to end on November 30, 2020
On the other hand, MHA said that there have been 47 attempted infiltration along Indo-Pakistan border since February 2020.
Metro rail services will be allowed to function from September 7 in a graded manner, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres (excluding open air theatres), and similar places to remain closed
The gold weighing over 30 kg was seized from baggage, carrying the name of a diplomatic person, that had landed by air cargo at Thiruvananthapuram international airport.
Ministry of Home Affairs has set up an inter-ministerial committee to coordinate investigations into alleged violations by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust & Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
Sources in the security establishment told PTI that with the central government notifying the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act in December last year it is now essential to provide transgenders a "level playing field" in all avenues and services including combat policing.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had issued guidelines prohibiting the movement of people between 9 pm and 5 am throughout the country, except for essential activities.
Reading the order Justice Bhushan said: "No industry can survive without the workers. Thus employers and employee need to negotiate and settle among themselves."
The MHA on March 29 issued an order directing employers to pay wages to workers without any deduction even while their businesses remain closed during the lockdown
The security forces have been asked to provide their requirement and to cut down on the import of arms and ammunitions which can be easily developed with the help of local manufacturers.
Read the full text of the government's new order that extends the lockdown until June 30 with considerable relaxations.
Lockdown 5.0 will be restricted only to containment zones. MHA said, "In the areas outside containment zones, all activities will be permitted, except the following, which will be allowed, with the stipulation of following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), in a phased manner."
The updated MHA guidelines for lockdown 4.0 gives individual states the authority to a take a call on allowing e-commerce delivery of non-essential items like smartphones, laptops in all areas, except for containment zones.
The fresh guidelines come days after 11 people died due to a gas leak at LG Polymers’ plant near Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.
It said, "The local authority shall ensure 100% coverage of Aarogya Setu app among the residents of Containment Zones."
The shops will have to function with 50 percent worker strength and masks and social distancing will be mandatory
The government has also asked to prioritise the irrigation and water conservation works under MNREGA.
MHA has also said that in these work spaces, persons aged above 65 years, those with co-morbidities and parents of children below the age of 5 years could be encouraged to work from home.
Debjani Ghosh, NASSCOM, President, in her recent media interactions said that more than 90 percent employees in the IT industry are working from home.
According to the SOP, the following measures shall be implemented by all offices, factories and other establishments
This is amidst the nationwide lockdown being extended till May 3
India is currently in a nationwide lockdown till May 3 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The said relaxations will, however, not be applicable in the containment zones as demarcated by States/UTs/ District Administrations
These special food camps are in addition to 27,661 shelters set up for migrant workers and needy people. A total of 12.5 lakh people have been given shelter in these arrangements
The state government, in a letter to the MHA, has also sought to know the reasons why it was not consulted before the decision to hand over the governor's security to the CRPF was taken.