On 24 March 2020, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India announced a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days to contain the spread of COVID-19. In order to regulate the movement of goods and people during this period, many State Governments have developed mechanisms to issue ‘curfew passes’.
This page lists guidelines issued by select states and union territories on how to apply for a curfew e-pass.
Please apply for a pass only if it falls under the category of goods and services categorized as ‘Essential by the State Government’.
Applying for a pass does not guarantee grant of the same
Local administration will have the final say on which applications can be accepted
How to Apply
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Procedure: Contact the Sub Divisional Magistrates for the particular region
Write to the District Collector and Sub Divisional Magistrate seeking permission to open factory/warehouse, movement of employees and cargo/truck (Include details such as Company name and factory address, Line of business (Specify why is it an essential commodity, Names and copies of ID cards of the employees, any other specifications)
After sending the application, follow up with the SDM office
For any further queries, the person can call 079 2325 1900 to seek an update
Organisations: Following the business continuity approval from the Department of Industries & Commerce, Karnataka, please contact your nearest district police to obtain movement passes for your employees/ vehicles.
Individuals: Nearest district police to be contacted.
Please find below the procedures for resuming operations of essential goods manufacturing factories in Kerala and logistics involved in the transport of essential Goods.
Resuming operations of essential goods manufacturers:
The Company should contact the Control Room in Directorate of Industry & Commerce (DIC) within Kerala.
DIC to then reach out to concerned District Authorities.
District Authorities to then authorize the factory to resume operations and to also exempt certain workers from company to work in the factory.
Logistics/Transport of Essential Goods (intra-State)
All e-commerce (Delivery) companies, obtain movement passes for your essential staff and vehicles by sending an email to [email protected]. Please specify details like name, vehicle number, route and employee details
All personnel working in factories manufacturing essential items can obtain requisite work passes from the local Police Commissioner’s Office in the district where their unit is located. Basic documents like company ID & company letter are required, apart from other personal identification documents.
Companies to submit an application on company letterhead stating the vehicle number, and delivery staff’s name