Offices in malls, education institutes to start amid strict health protocols

- Gehlot appointed 11 IAS as incharge of 11 districts to review the status of migrants’, their movement and infection

- Take help of service oriented institutions and Bhamashahs for migrants’ relief, Gehlot asks officials

Jaipur: The state government has striving hard to bring Rajasthan’s economy back on track after initial jolt from Corona and as a measure to increase the economic activities, on Tuesday, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot gave approval to start ‘ nonacademic activities in educational institutions in the state and offices operated in malls with social distancing and stringent following of of health protocols’.

Gehlot chaired a high level meeting on the fourth phase of the movement and lockdown of the migrants at the Chief Minister’s residence on Tuesday. “The situation of corona infection in the state is currently under control with the efforts of the state government and with the support of the common man. In view of this, some more necessary activities can be allowed in the state as per the guidelines of the Central Government,” he said.

The Chief Minister said that it is the government’s endeavor that the workers reach their destination as soon as possible through special buses. It was informed in the meeting that Chief Secretary and other officials have discussed the issues pertaining to bringing labourers from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Gehlot instructed the official to carry out the task effectively by coordinating with other states as well, so that labor shortage can be reduced.

“The state government understands the pain of the workers returning home on foot and has arranged for camps and food for them along with sending them through special trains and buses. Due to this, the number of workers returning home on foot has reduced considerably. We had given the task of these arrangements to the subdivision officers, which they have done well. Due to these camps, workers are now reaching their destinations by bus and train instead of walking”.

The Chief Minister said that many workers travel to the Gulf countries for livelihood, however, many of them are not financially competent. “For the quarantine of the people of Rajasthan who are economically weak, the help of service-oriented institutions and Bhamashahs should be taken,” Gehlot instructed.

Moreover the chief minister has appointed officer-in-charge in various districts as the scope of infection has increased in 11 districts due to the arrival of migrants. IAS officer Bhaskar A. Sawant has been made inchrge for Pali and Sirohi, Naveen Mahajan for Jodhpur, Muktanand Agarwal for Jalore, Omprakash for Barmer, Nareshpal Gangwar for Nagaur, Samit Sharma for Sikar, Ashutosh AT Pendenekar for Udaipur, KK Pathak for Bhilwara, Praveen Gupta for Bikaner and Bhawani Singh Detha for Rajsamand.

These officers will visit the districts and review the status of migrants’, their movement and infection.

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  • #Coronavirus
  • #Lockdown
  • #Lockdown 4.0
  • #Rajasthan CM
  • #Ashok Gehlot
  • #Rajasthan’s economy
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