Curfew: Punjab issues fresh guidelines on supplies control

The supply of essentials in the curfew-bound Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday issued fresh directives, including instructions for issuance of passes to maintain critical services.

A press statement issued by the government said the CM constituted a committee under the chairmanship of ACS (Industry & Commerce) to oversee the procurement processes for all CoViD-19 related items. To ensure supply of materials and equipment to government medical facilities, the DCs have been asked to contact PSHFW and MD, PHSC, with the facility of sending advance indents.

He directed the police and administrative officials to ensure that door-to-door delivery of essential services was maintained, and it may be further streamlined with the assistance of e-commerce companies/service providers. Volunteers may also be engaged, if necessary.

The providers of essential services (hawkers/delivery boys) or institutions should be allowed to operate for fixed duration, but on specific permissions.

For special goods trains, which have been arranged to move food grains out of the state to ensure adequate storage space for the coming wheat crop, the Department of Food has issued complete protocol.

Secretary Arun Sekhri on Wednesday issued revised curfew management guidelines to all Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Commissioners of Police/SSPs, and others.

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