Deputy Commissioner issues orders- applicants to apply in prescribed Performa
Jalandhar, January, 08, 2020: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has authorized Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) as a competent authority to grant any kind of sanction/approval for protest/rallies/procession in the areas of Jalandhar rural.
It may be mentioned here that the permissions for the rallies/protests under the area of Municipal Corporation are granted by the Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar.
In the orders issued here today, Deputy Commissioner said that the district Jalandhar has a large rural areas and people have to travel to headquarter for any permission to hold any rally/protest.
He said that now concerned SDMs would be entitled to grant such permissions besides ensuring the compliance of guidelines issued by the Department of Home and Justice, Punjab on November 6, 2018, before granting permission. They would also have to maintain the record of applications/permissions in a proper way for future references.
These orders would remain in force to 29.02.2020