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SEC REVIEWS CURRENT COVID -19 SITUATION DURING LOCKDOWN

                                                                                                                                          

Panaji, April 8, 2020

                                                                                          Chaitra 19, 1941

 

The State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Shri Parimal Rai on April 7, 2020 was attended by Shri Puneet Goel, Principal Secretary, Science and Technology, Shri SK Bhandari, Secretary, Transport, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Secretary Revenue, Member Secretary, SEC and SDMA.

 

The other officers who attended the meeting as special invitee were Shri Daulat A. Hawaldar, Secretary, Finance, Shri Subhash Chandra, PCCF, Shri Jaspal Singh, IGP, Shri Kunal, CEO, Smt. Nila Mohanan, Secretary, Health, Shri PS Reddy, Secretary (Fisheries), Shri J. Ashok, Secretary, Tourism, Shri Sanjay Grihar, Secretary, Panchayats, Shri C.R. Garg, Secretary, Law, Ms Isha Khosla, Secretary, Civil Supply and Shri Kuldeep Gangar, Secretary AH & veterinary services.

The SEC deliberated on the current situation during lockdown and also on the possibility of making the Covid – relief fund tax free.  The secretary Health informed that the planned House to House survey would start from April 13 till April 15.

 

The Secretary Civil Supply informed the SEC that supply of essentials is normal.  Secretary Finance informed that 73,000 Jan Dhan Accounts have received the first installment of Rs.500/- through DBT.  District observers also informed the SEC that most of the grocery shops are open and people are following safe distancing norms.  The Secretary AH & Veterinary informed that non Governmental Veterinary doctors have agreed to augment the efforts of the government.  Secretary Agriculture informed that the supply of Milk, availability of fruits and vegetables is normal.

 

SEC reviewed the supply of water and electricity.  The Chief Engineer Electricity informed that the current states electricity demand is around 30% less than the average demand.  During the meeting IGP informed that 5865 violations of lockdown have been reported and legal action have been taken including filing of FIRs and that the law and order situation is in control.

 

 

          Committee has conveyed to all concerned that as per the MHA orders, any person violating these containment measures or not complying with the above directions will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action u/s188 of the IPC.

DI/NB/PN/DSK/PN/2020/1817

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