Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated 29th April, 2021
Whereas, an Order of even number dated 23.03.2021 was issued for effective control of COVID-19 in the country, for a period upto 30.04.2021;
And whereas, considering the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) vide DO No. Z.28015/85/2021 DM Cell dated 25th April 2021 has issued an advisory to all States and Union Territories (UTs), for implementing intensive, local and focused containment framework, in specific districts/ cities/ areas. identified based on a prescribed criterion;
Whereas, in exercise of the powers under section 6(2)(i) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, National Disaster Management Minority (NDMA) has directed the undersigned to issue an order, for ensuring compliance on the focused containment measures, as mentioned in the aforesaid MoHFW letter dated 25.04.2021, for containment of COVID-19 in the country;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act 2005. the undersigned. hereby directs the State/ Union Territory Governments and State/ Union Territory Authorities to consider the containment measures for COVID-19, as conveyed vide aforesaid MoHFW advisory dated 25.04.2021, as per Annexure-I, for immediate implementation in their State/ UT, based on the assessment of the situation, until 31.05.2021. States/ UTs, will take the necessary containment measures, under the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005. It is further directed that:
(i) The National Directives for COVID-19 Management. as specified in Annexure-II, shall continue to be strictly followed throughout the country.
(ii) All the District Magistrates shall strictly enforce the containment measures taken by States/ UTs and the National Directives.
(iii) Any person violating these measures will be liable to he proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC. and other legal provisions as applicable.
Union Home Secretary
and, Chairman, National Executive Committee (NEC)
1. The Secretaries of Ministries/ Departments of Government of India
2. The Chief Secretaries/Administrators of States/Union Territories
(As per list attached)
i. All Members of the National Executive Committee
ii. Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority