Complete list of exemptions during lockdown in Guwahati


GUWAHATI: The following activities will be exempted during lockdown in Guwahati to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Defence, Central and State Police forces, Establishment of the District Magistrate, Commissioner of Police, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire & Emergency Services, Disaster Management, Electricity, Water, Sanitation, Municipal bodies (only staff required for essential services like sanitation, water supply etc.) will be allowed to function.
  2. Hospitals and retail medical establishments.
  3. Only 10 (ten) % of Bank branches in the District with skeletal attendance and ATMs shall operate. Highest Authority of the Banks shall determine the specific branches and give wide publicity of open bank branches.
  4. Print and electronic media including newspaper distribution are allowed. However, it is advised that minimum number of persons shall only come out in the open.
  5. Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT enabled services to continue. However, personnel engaged in these services are allowed to work from home only. Only emergency repair crew would be allowed movement subject to prior permission/ pass from appropriate authority.
  6. Power generation, transmission and distribution units and services shall continue with persons with specifically assigned duties being allowed to come out.
  7. Transportation of essential goods, vehicles of Health, Fire, Law & Order and Emergency Services are allowed.
  8. All transport services and movement of people from other districts shall remain suspended except that connected to COVID functions. Inter-state movement shall also remain suspended except with prior permissions/ pass.
  9. People (Interstate and inter District movement) holding train/ait tickets to and from Guwahati as well to Guwahati shall be allowed to move only on production of such tickets at check points.
  10. Hotels which are accommodating quarantined persons, medical and emergency staff, air crew shall operate with skeletal service.
  11. Establishments used learmarked for quarantine facilities shall operate.
  12. All officers of the rank of Joint Secretary and above shall attend office in Assam Secretariat regularly. Other officers and employees shall be asked to attend office on need based instruction issued by the senior-most secretary of the Department. Directors shall decide on the number of skeletal officers and staff to attend for functioning of Directorates.
  13. Government officers and employees who are directed specifically by their Controlling Officers will only be allowed with documentary evidence of such permission / orders. Rest of Government functionaries shall work from home. Only those Government officers and employees connected with the aforementioned exempted categories would be allowed to come to office/ workplaces.
  14. Milk, baby food, medicines and water supply are allowed on specific areas and time.
  15. Railway offices and persons directly linked with operation of trains shall be allowed to operate on being so assigned.
  16. Continuous process industries would be allowed to function, subject to workforce staying in the premises and outwards/ inwards movement during the period of lockdown shall not be allowed.
  17. Only identified Petrol pumps, gas agencies would be allowed to be operational during Lockdown. LPG agencies shall distribute products at home Customers’ homes only.
  18. Petroleum products to other districts will be allowed to move through highways.
  19. Agricultural and tea garden activities will continue with social distancing.
  20. Lockdown permissions,  passes issued earlier stand cancelled.Fresh permissions, passes will have to be obtained from competent authority.