Unlock 4.0:Maharashtra

With the centre opening up more activities outside containment zones under unlock 4.0 rules, chief minister Uddav Thackeray is set to lift curbs on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods raise attendance in government offices and schools and increase occupancy limits for the hotels.

According to a top official, Thackeray is likely to grant relaxations when he declares his unlock 4.0 plan in Monday under the state’s Mission Begin Again programme.

Under fresh unlock 4.0 rules in Maharashtra, occupancy in hotels will be enhanced from 33% to 50%,attendance requirement in government offices for IAS officer-level staff raised to 100% and for subordinate staff increased from 5% to 30%, frequency of local trains raised and students of classes 9 to 12 allowed to visit schools on ‘voluntary basis’ to clear their doubts from sept 21 onwards.

On attendance in schools, the state will adhere to guideline prescribed by the central government. Students of classes 9 to 12 outside containment zones will be allowed to visit school to consult teachers, subjects to written permission of parents or gurdians. Standard operating procedures will be followed for the purpose, as issued by the union ministry of health and family welfare.

On hotels, the officials said occupancy limit will be enhanced to 50%. While inhouse guests can avail of dining facilities, decision on allowing outsiders will be taken at the later stages. The decision on reopening restaurants too will be taken soo, But no time fare has been fixed for the purpose.

On attendance in government offices, an official said, all officer level staff(IAS and those in the rank of deputy secretary and above ) will be required to come in while subordinate staff attendance will be enhanced to 30-40%. To facilitate the move, frequency of suburban trains will be enhanced.

Date-31 AUG 2020

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