March 29, 2020
Alert: India Coronavirus Update
Today, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued additional guidelines on the movement of essential goods and services issued on March 24 and March 25, stating that transportation of all goods will now be allowed without the distinction of “essential and non-essential”. [See notification here]
Additionally, per recent directives by the Government of India, states and union territories will have to ensure safety for migrant workers by ensuring arrangement of shelters, and employers are requested to pay their workers with no wage deductions due to the lockdown. See consolidated notice here.
Wishing you all good health in these unprecedented circumstances.
Dr. Mukesh Aghi
President and CEO
US-India Strategic Partnership Forum