The Ashok Gehlot government of Rajasthan has taken many important decisions on Sunday. Under these decisions, the religious and worship sites in the rural areas of the state have been given permissions to re-open. These sites were closed due to lockdown and now religious places in limited number of rural areas have been allowed to re-open from July 1, while large religious places will still remain closed.
RE-OPENING FROM JULY 1
Apart from this, the mandate of 14 day home quarantine for people coming from different parts of the country has also been instructed to be abolished. A statement issued by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot stated that it has been approved to open such religious and worship places in the rural areas closed due to the lockdown, where a limited number of devotees arrive, such religious places can be opened from July 1. It will be compulsory to follow all the protective measures to stay safe from corona, including physical distancing at these religious places. Instructions have also been given to remove the mandatory 14-day home quarantine for people coming to Rajasthan from different parts of the country.
These instructions were given in the review meeting for the status of corona infection spread. Based on the suggestions of the committees constituted under the chairmanship of the district collectors to open the religious places closed due to the lockdown, it was decided not to open large religious places in the cities and all the rural areas at present, as safety of life is paramount for the state government.
RELIGIOUS PLACES WHERE 50 OR LESS PEOPLE COME EVERYDAY WILL ONLY BE BE RE-OPENED
Only those religious places will be allowed to open in rural areas, where 50 or less people come every day on normal days. At these places, a limited number of people will be able to be present for worship, philosophy or other religious works at one time. During this time, along with health protocols like physical distancing, sanitization and wearing of masks etc., the Government of India has also asked to follow the SOP issued for religious places.
14 DAY HOME QUARANTINE RULE ABOLISHED
Ashok Gehlot said, “The mandatory 14-day home quarantine period for people coming to the state from other states has been removed, but such people will limit the movement on their own and adopt all protective measures to prevent infection and if symptoms are noticed, get them examined without any delay and seek medical advice. To tackle the Corona epidemic, the Ashok Gehlot government of Rajasthan has decided to give postings to 89 such RAS officers of 2019 batch, who had 2 months of training yet. Apart from this, a posting has also been given to an officer of 2017 batch whose training was still pending.
In a statement issued by Mahendra Soni, Commissioner of the Information and Public Relations Department of the state, it was stated that, ‘The transfer list of 144 RAS officers released by the state government includes 89 officers of the 2019 batch who have two months left to complete their training. In view of the crisis of corona pandemic, the state government has decided to give postings in the districts before the completion of training. Of these, one officer is of the 2017 batch, whose training has not been completed, yet, they have also been given posting in the district.