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DGFT further extends the date of implementation for track and trace system for export of Pharmaceutical and drug consignments

March 31, 2020 Fiscal, Industries, states 0

Reference to the trail mail. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued Public Notice 66/2015-20 dated 30th March, 2020 to amend Para 2.90A (vi) and...

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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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Contribution to PM CARES Fund qualifies as CSR expenditure under the Companies Act; informs MCA

March 30, 2020 CORP, Industries, states 0

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”), in an Office Memorandum dated 28.03.2020, has informed that the contributions made to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and...

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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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EPFO allows members to withdraw non-refundable advance from their PF account/s amidst COVID-19 pandemic

March 30, 2020 Industries, LAB, states 0

In a recent amendment to the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 (“Scheme”) by way of Notification No. G.S.R. 225(E) dated 27th March, 2020, any member...

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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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