Posts In: OPS

Home Secretary issues clarifications on the Pan India Lockdown Order and its Addendums; permits utilization of State Disaster Response Fund

March 31, 2020 Industries, LAB, OPS, states 0

The Home Secretary, Government of India (“Home Secretary”) through DO Letter (No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A)) dated 29th March, 2020 has issued some clarifications with regard to the pan...

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issues Guidelines for notifying COVID-19 affected persons by Private Institutions; defines terms Suspected Case and Laboratory Confirmed Case

March 31, 2020 Healthcare, OPS, states 0

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has through a Notification issued Guidelines for notifying COVID-19 affected persons by Private Institutions. The Guidelines states that it...

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Ministry of Home Affairs rolls out Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for maintaining supply of essential goods during COVID-19 lockdown period

March 30, 2020 Industries, LAB, OPS, states 0

Further to the Pan India Lockdown Order dated 24th March, 2020 and 25th March, 2020 the Ministry of Home Affairs (Ministry) last evening in an ...

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IRDAI allows relaxation to insurers in light of the COVID 19 pandemic; provides an additional time of 15 days for filing monthly return for March, 2020

March 30, 2020 Insurance, OPS, states 0

In a Press Release dated 23rd March, 2020 the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (“IRDAI”) has permitted the following relaxations: Life Insurance Policies: There is a...

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Essential services i.e. Import clearance of Food Items and FSSAI notified Food Testing Laboratories (including National Food Laboratories) to function normally amidst COVID-19 outbreak; says FSSAI

March 30, 2020 Food & Beverage, OPS, states 0

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), in an office memorandum (O.M.) dated 25th March, 2020 has listed out “essential services” that are required to...

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MoHFW issues Guidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment, applicable for health care workers and others working in POEs, quarantine centers, hospital, laboratory and primary health care/community settings

March 30, 2020 Healthcare, OPS, states 0

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (“MoHFW”) has, through a notification, issued certain Guidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) which shall...

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Ministry of Home Affairs issues further clarity on industries/ activities exempt from lockdown order through second addendum to original Order

March 30, 2020 Industries, LAB, OPS, states 0

The Ministry of Home Affairs (“MHA”), through an Order dated 27th March, 2020, has further amended the guidelines issued earlier through Order dated 24th March, 2020 (which was...

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MEITY issues instructions to social media platforms/ intermediaries with a view to curb false news / mis-information on Coronavirus

March 27, 2020 Industries, OPS, states 0

The Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (“Ministry”) on 20th March 2020, issued an Advisory to curb false news/ mis-information on Coronavirus. Through the Advisory, the...

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Ministry of Shipping declares transport service for carriage of goods by water and services w.r.t. loading/unloading/movement/storage of goods an essential service, amidst the lockdowns

The Ministry of Shipping (“Ministry”), through an Order dated 23rd March, 2020, clarified that transport service for carriage of goods by water and any service connected with...

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RBI issues regulatory guidance for Ind AS implementing NBFCs and ARCs for preparing their financial statements from financial year 2019-20 onwards

March 25, 2020 NBFCs, OPS, states 0

With a view to promote high quality and consistent implementation of the Indian Accounting Standards (“Ind AS”) as well as to facilitate comparison and better...

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