Shops in Mohali to open on odd/even pattern from May 10
Mohali, May 7, 2021:
After detailed deliberations with all the stakeholders, Girish Dayalan, IAS, District Magistrate has ordered with effect in continuation and partial modification of pervious orders that Shops in the district can remain open between 5.00 AM – 5.00 PM subject to the condition that :
• No shopping malls or single/ multi-brand retail standalone shops shall open – except shops selling essential items in these malls/ complexes.
• All shops in Rural Areas i.e. villages.
• All shops in urban areas but on a staggered rotational basis (odd/ even) so that 50% shops are open on any day.
EVEN shops on Even Dates i.e. May 10, 12 and so on, ODD Shops on Odd Dates i.e. May 11, 13 and so on. MC Mohali/ EOs of MCs shall be responsible for marking Shops as ODD/ EVEN (or 1 and 2) for all shops through the concerned Market Associations – under the overall supervision of ADM/ SDM.
Besides, COVID Monitors shall be appointed by Market Associations and their names shall be prominently displayed. They shall be personally responsible for ensuring adherence to COVID Guidelines of GoI and GoP.
Services provided by self-employed persons such as electricians, plumbers, IT repairs, etc will also be allowed to run.
In respect of private and government offices the orders state that Private Offices are allowed to open without any separate permission. But in order to avoid crowding and congestion only 33% staff shall be called at any given time. Work from home should be encouraged by heads of all offices. The concerned staff/ employees can travel 'to and from' work only on production of their ID Cards. Misuse will invite strict penal action.
COVID Monitors shall be appointed by them and their names shall be prominently displayed. They shall be personally responsible for ensuring adherence to COVID Guidelines of GoI and GoP. Moreover, all Private Offices should ensure that their staff/ employees are tested regularly – preferably every 2 weeks. Any person showing symptoms should be asked to isolate and tested immediately.
The Government Offices shall avoid public dealing except in emergent cases and that too preferably through digital means. Heads of Departments/ Offices should ensure that their entire staff gets vaccinated.
Except these, all other restrictions will be imposed as per recent orders, said the DC.
Read order copy here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M6fbxuUxSZr5uWG9rcvVxLCgmm3UccD1/view?usp=drivesdk
Private Offices in the district allowed to open with 33% staff ; they are to ensure regular #COVID test of their staff/ employees– preferably every 2 weeks.
— Girish Dayalan (@GirishDayalan) May 7, 2021