All You Need to Know About Latest Guidelines of Rajasthan Government

This article was last updated on 26 April 2021

Amid the rising cases of corona in the state, the Rajasthan government on Friday announced stricter guidelines for the lockdown period. The state’s home department issued these guidelines in addition to the restrictions already imposed since 19th April 2021 under “Jan Anushasan Pakhwada”.

Here is all you need to know about the latest guidelines issued by Rajasthan Government:
  • Retail and wholesale shops of grocery, food items, cattle feed and flour mills will be allowed to open from 6 am to 11 am from Monday to Friday.
  • Mandis, vegetable and fruit shops are allowed to open from 6 am to 5 pm. (this amendment has been made on 25th April 2021)
  • Vendors selling fruits and vegetables on hand carts, e-rickshaws, vans etc. will also be allowed from 6 am to 11 am daily.
  • Milk shops will be allowed to open in the morning from 6 am to 11 am and in the evening from 5 pm to 7 pm.
  • Shops selling processed food, restaurants and sweet shops will remain closed and only home delivery will be permitted.
  • Banks, insurance services will be allowed to operate from 10 am to 2 pm only.
  • Marriage ceremonies will be limited to a one-day event for 3 hours with not more than 50 persons in attendance. Government employees will monitor the wedding programmes to ensure that the guests don’t flout the norms.
  • Except for medical emergencies and essential services, the movement of private vehicles from one city to another has been restricted with effect from Monday, April 26.
  • Intra-state buses will operate with 50 per cent capacity.
  • Government offices will remain closed except for those directly engaged in COVID management.
  • Fuel stations will be open for private vehicles from 7 am to 12 noon.

Besides, the state government has also imposed a weekend curfew in the entire state which will be effective from Friday 6 PM to Monday 5 AM. During this period, only emergency and essential services will be allowed. This will include people going for vaccination, hospital or banking services and those travelling to and from bus stands, railway stations and airports.

The new guidelines will come into effect from Sunday, 25th April and will be effective till May 3rd 2021.


Unlock 4: Rajasthan Issues Guidelines

Rajasthan government, on Sunday evening, issued fresh guidelines for the fourth phase of unlocking. These guidelines are largely based on the ones issued by the Union Home Ministry on Saturday, August 29.

The fourth phase of unlocking will take place from September 1 till September 30.

As per the order from Rajasthan Government, lockdown will remain in force in all the containment zones till September 30, 2020. The zones will be demarcated and notified by the district collector after taking into consideration the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. Only essential activities will be allowed in those areas.

The government has directed for intensive contact tracing, house-to-house surveillance and other clinical interventions in the containment zones.

Unlock 4.0: Prohibited Activities in the State

  • School, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain close for students.
  • Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, and other similar places will also remain shut till September 30.

Unlock 4.0: List of Activities Allowed in the State

  • Online and distance learning will continue as usual.
  • 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to schools at a time for online teaching, tele-counselling and related work.
  • Students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools in areas outside the containment zones only on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers.
  • Skills or entrepreneurship training have been allowed in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).
  • Higher education institutions only for research scholars (PhD) and post-graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory and experimental works will be permitted. These will be permitted by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with the MHA.
  • Open-air theatres will be permitted to reopen with effect from September 21.
  • Metro rail services will be allowed to operate with effect from September, in a graded manner.
  • International air travel, except as permitted by the MHA, will not be allowed.
  • Social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, and other congregations will be permitted with a ceiling of 50 persons, with effect from September 21.
  • Marriage-related gathering can be held by giving prior information to SDM. The state government has permitted the maximum number of guests not more than 50.
  • In funeral -related gatherings, not more than 20 people will be allowed until September 21, 2020. Later 50 people can be allowed.
  • All worship places will be permitted to open from September 7, 2020, with certain protocols.
  • There will be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods. No separate permission, approval, or e-permit will be required for such movement.

Common Safety Precautions at Public Places

As per the Rajasthan government’s latest guidelines

  • Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public and workplaces.
  • Each person will have to maintain a distance of six feet in public places.
  • Consumption of liquor, pan, tobacco, and spitting in public places have remained prohibited.
  • In workplaces, staggering business hours should be followed. The state government has also asked companies and businesses to continue ‘work from home’ practice, if possible.