Tag: MHA

Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla to get ‘Y’ category security cover: MHA

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India’s CEO Adar Poonawalla will get ‘Y’ category security across India by the CRPF, the Union government officials said on Wednesday. The Union government’s decision came after Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), Prakash Kumar Singh hadwritten to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on […]

95% police stations in India using CCTNS software

NEW DELHI: More than 95 per cent of the total 16,098 police stations across the country have been using the software facility Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), a mission mode modernisation project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Connectivity is available at 97 per cent […]

CPI-M leader moves Supreme Court challenging MHA order on land purchase

NEW DELHI: Veteran CPI-M leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami has approached the Supreme Court challenging an October order of the Union Home Ministry which allows people from across the country to buy land including that meant for agriculture purpose. Moving a writ petition, he sought the apex court’s intervention and a stay on the order till […]

Covid-19 pandemic: India rejects lockdown possibilities, issues 19 Standard Operating Procedure

NEW DELHI: In the wake of ongoing Covid-19 cases in India, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a 19-point Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) giving nod to states and UTs to impose local restrictions if necessary. The SOPs, part of a month-long guidelines issued by the MHA, will be effective from December 1 […]

Don’t stop inter-state movement of people, goods: Ministry of Home Affairs asks states

NEW DELHI: The government of India has asked the States that there should be no restrictions imposed on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods and services during the present prevailing Unlock-3 guidelines. In a communication to Chief Secretaries of all States today, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has stated that it […]

MHA says states can’t dilute lockdown 4.0 guidelines

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said no state or Union Territory will dilute the guidelines issued for the nationwide lockdown that will continue till May 31. In a communication to the chief secretaries of the states and Union territories, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the guidelines for the fourth […]

Supreme Court stays MHA circular on full payment of wages during lockdown

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered administrations across India not to prosecute employers who were unable to pay full wages to workers during the Covid-19 induced nationwide lockdown. A bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai asked the Centre and states not to prosecute private companies, factories etc. […]

India gives broad hints of extending coronavirus lockdown beyond May 3

NEW DELHI: The government of India on Wednesday gave clear indications that the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be extended beyond May 3 but with “considerable relaxations” to people and services in “many districts”. The Ministry of Home Affairs, however, said there was a need to maintain a strict lockdown till May 3 so that the […]

India issues fresh guidelines for coronavirus lockdown 2.0

NEW DELHI: Fresh guidelines were issued by the government of India on Wednesday for enforcing the second phase of the coronavirus lockdown, with the Union home ministry barring all kinds of public transport and prohibiting opening of public places during this period. Inter-state, inter-district movement of people, metro, bus services continue will be prohibited till […]

Ajay Bhalla appointed OSD MHA; set to become home secretary

NEW DELHI: Power Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla is all set to become the new Home Secretary with the government appointing him Officer on Special Duty in the high-profile ministry on Wednesday. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared Bhalla’s appointment as OSD in the ministry with immediate effect. The […]

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