COVID-19 – Complete Lockdown : All Offices of Central Govt, State/UTs, Autonomous Bodies will remain closed till 14th April 2020 

COVID-19 – Complete Lockdown : All Offices of Central Govt, State/UTs, Autonomous Bodies will remain closed till 14th April 2020

Guidelines on the measures to be taken by Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State/ Union Territory Authorities for containment of COVID-19 Epidemic in the Country.

1. Offices of the Government of India, its Autonomous/ Subordinate Offices and Public Corporations shall remain closed.


Defence, central armed police forces, treasury, public utilities (including petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG), disaster management, power generation and transmission units, post offices, National Informatics Centre, Early Warning Agencies

2. Offices of the State/ Union Territory Govermments, their Autonomous Bodies, Carporations, etc. shall ramain closed.

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a. Police, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services, disaster management, and prisons.

b. District administration and Treasury

c. Electricity, water, sanitation

d. Municipal bodies—Only staff required for essential services like sanitation, personnel related to water supply etc

The above offices (SI. No 1 & 2) should work with minimum number of employees. All other offices may continue to work-from-home only.

3. Hospitals and all related medical establishments, including their manufacturing and distribution units, both in public and private sector, such as dispensaries, chemist and medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulance etc. will continue to remain functional. The transportation for all medical personnel, nurses, para-medical staff, other hospital support services be permitted.

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4. Commercial and private establishments shall be closed down.


a. Shops, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder. However, district authorities may encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes.

b. Banks, insurance offices, and ATMs.

c. Print and electronic media

d. Telecommunications, intemet services, broadcasting and cable services. IT and IT enabled Services only (for essential services) and as far as possible to work from home.

e. Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through E-commerce.

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