Union Home Secretary

COVID-19 Lockdown: ‘Until June 30, Notify Orders Under Essential Commodities Act Without ‘Prior Concurrence’, Centre to States.

COVID-19 Lockdown: ‘Until June 30, Notify Orders Under Essential Commodities Act Without ‘Prior Concurrence’, Centre to States.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to all State Chief Secretaries to ensure the availability of essential goods at a fair price by invoking the provisions of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act 1955. On 26th March Home Secretary issued the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for maintaining a smooth supply of essential goods through retailer, wholesaler,…