New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Implementing to the relaxations given by the Centre while extending the nation-wide lockdown till May 17, the Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Tuesday relaxed some more restrictions and allowed self-employed persons, including domestic helps, plumbers, electricians and washer men, to resume their work in the district. The administration also said that these people don’t need any pass for intra-district movement.

Noida DM Suhas LY informing about the relaxations said that plumbers, electricians, washer men, domestic help/maids, AC repair professionals are now allowed to enter residential buildings and high-rises.

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“They do not need any pass for their movement within the district. Their identity cards will be their passes at any checkpoint. However, they will always follow the social distancing norms of Covid-19,” he said as quoted by Hindustan Times.

However, barber shops will remain closed till further orders, the officials said.

He further said that private firms including data and call centres, IT and IT enabled services companies are now allowed to operate in the district. Permission has also been granted to cold storage, warehousing, and private security services to resume their operations

“But, their work strength must not be over 33% in any case. The employees of these offices also do not need any passes and they have been asked to follow social distancing strictly in their respective offices. The employees of the private companies, who are residing in neighbouring states like Delhi and Haryana, will be allowed to enter GB Nagar district during the lockdown,” Suhas said as reported by Hindustan Times.

The district administration on Tuesday issued a detailed guideline regarding the opening of offices and services during the ongoing lockdown.

“All government offices shall function with senior officers of the rank of deputy secretary and above at full strength, and the remaining staff attending up to 33% as per requirement. Besides, services related to defence and security, fire, and disaster management shall function without any restrictions. The identity cards issued by their departments will serve as the passes for these government employees,” he said.

The DM also allowed all shops in rural areas, without distinction to the nature of goods, except those in shopping malls.

“In urban areas, all stand alone shops, neighbourhood shops and shops in residential complexes are allowed to open. Shops in markets, market complexes and shopping malls are not allowed to open,” he said.

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The officials said that the standard operating protocols (SOPs) issued by MHA will continue to operate. “We will strictly follow the SOPs in release of quarantine persons, movement of stranded labourers within state and movement of stranded migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons by road and rail,” the DM added.

Posted By: Talib Khan