DC Longleng warns of action for violation of SOP
Dimapur, Nov. 17 (EMN): In pursuance to the chief secretary notification and in continuation to all its earlier orders pertaining to the standard operating procedures (SOP) to contain and control the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the deputy commissioner of Longleng has warned that actions would be taken by the enforcement agencies for violation of SOP and guidelines issued from time to time.
The order stated that a penalty of INR 100 would be imposed for not wearing face mask in public places including offices, banks, markets and business establishments, restaurants, hotels, public transport, social and religious gathering or meeting, educational institutions. Police personnel from the level of ASI and above as well as the transport department officials from the level of assistant road safety and enforcement inspector and above have been designated as enforcement agencies.
It also stated that shops and business establishments, restaurants and hotels would be penalised with a fine of INR 500 and warning for not having hand washing facility/ hand sanitiser. It stated that repeated offence after one week would lead to sealing of the establishment with or without suspension of registration/ license wherever applicable till such facilities are provided. Concerned urban local body has been designated as enforcement agency.
The order also stated that cases would registered under relevant sections of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, and the Nagaland Epidemic Disease (Covid-10) Regulation, 2020 against bus, Sumo service, and taxi for not adhering to the limit on the number of passengers as per guidelines. Police personnel from the level of ASI and above as well as the transport department officials from the level of assistant road safety and enforcement inspector and above have been designated as enforcement agencies.
The order further stated that cases would be registered under relevant sections of the National disaster Management Act, 2005, and the Nagaland Epidemic Diseases (Covid-19) Regulations 2020 for violation or non-compliance to any other clauses/ provisions of SOP/ advisories currently in force. The offence included refusal to disclose contacts, refusal to undergo testing, breaking quarantine or location norm, discrimination or stigmatisation of those affected by Covid-19 etc. The district task force has been designate as enforcement agency.
The DC stated that the order would come into immediate effect.
Bans killing of Amur falcon
In a separate statement, the deputy commissioner of Longleng has notified to all concerned that Amur falcon is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. He, therefore, stated that trapping, killing, and selling of Amur falcon is a criminal offence punishable with three years rigorous imprisonment or with fine of INR 25000 or both under section 51 of the said Act.
The DC further directed the village council chairmen and ward presidents to take up the matter on top priority and give strict instruction within their concerned jurisdiction.