Connecting Businesses with Opportunities in India

Coronavirus

April 3, 2020

  • Exporting units ought to be permitted to begin tasks with half work power as it will help in paying wages, keep up social separation at their home or more all, forestall loss of market to China.
  • The appeal to the administration by exporters' affiliations comes in the midst of a 21-day across the country lockdown.

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April 3, 2020

  • The fund will be used for obtainment of testing packs, setting up of new segregation wards- - including transforming emergency clinic beds into emergency unit.
  • The project will promptly empower the legislature of India to scale-up endeavors to restrict human-to-human transmission.

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March 24, 2019

The Government of India has decided to completely shut down 75 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported. In addition, different state governments have also put in place their own shut downs.  (Full list of districts can be viewed at this  link and press release  here.)

[ACTION REQUIRED]: Given the challenging situation, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has posted a simple form on their website to ascertain the readiness of companies to deal with the threat of COVID-19. The form can be accessed  here, with request to  ALL COMPANIES to fill this out starting March 23. 

Some other developments of note are included below:

  • The state government of Delhi notified a lockdown in Delhi from 6:00 am on Monday, March 23 to midnight of Tuesday, March 31, that includes no public transport services and closure of all shops, factories, offices, commercial establishments. The order issued by Delhi Police can be viewed here.
  • The state government of Maharashtra has issued containment orders that include closure of public spaces and corporations. (see order here.)
  • USISPF is in communication with different State governments requesting the exemption of certain parts of services industry from the above orders to ensure least disruption to global institutions that rely on India for its vital IT, R&D, and BPO functions. Please write to Nelson Chaudhuri to obtain a copy of the letter.
  • Department of Consumer Affairs has exempted ecommerce operations from prohibitory orders to avoid panic and disruption in supply of goods and services to citizens.

Source: USISPF