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    Cabinet Secretary to address chief secretaries, DGPs to clarify notification on reopening of shops

    Cabinet Secretary to address chief secretaries, DGPs to clarify notification on reopening of shops

    Cabinet Secretary to address chief secretaries, DGPs to clarify notification on reopening of shops
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    By CNBC-TV18  IST (Updated)

    The Cabinet Secretary will hold a meeting today through video-conferencing with all the Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of the States, on the latest Home Ministry order on reopening of neighbourhood and standalone shops, sources told CNBC-TV18.
    This meeting will take place before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with chief ministers.
    The Home Ministry, in a notification late last night has allowed shops in residential complexes and standalone shops within municipal limits to open with 50 percent of their employees.
    The prohibition on shops in malls and market complexes located within municipal limits will continue.
    The following shops have been allowed to open, according to the notification:
    • All shops including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops shops in residential complexes, within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, registered under the Shops and Establishment act of the respective state/union territory, except shops in market complexes and multi brand and single brand malls with 50 percent strength of workers with wearing of marks and social distancing be mandatory.The Federation of Automobile Dealers Association will seek clarifications from district authorities on the Home Ministry's order allowing shops to reopen.Automobile dealerships are covered under both the Factories Act and the Shops and Establishments Act.Industry sources told CNBC-TV18 that standalone dealerships may be allowed to reopen. They said integrated dealerships offering sales, service and spares facilities may not be allowed.Most automobile companies have not resumed operations at their factories because of dealerships not being open.Correction: The earlier version of the copy mentioned cheif ministers in the headline. The meeting is with chief secretaries, as mentioned in the copy. The error is regretted
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