Imphal: Manipur government has cancelled all curfew passes for individuals and vehicles issued by all authorities of the government.
The competent authorities of the government have been issuing curfew passes to facilitate functioning of the government and other essential services. Instances of misuse of these passes by pass holders have come to the notice of the government. Further there are multifarious types of passes being issued by various officers at the district level, said an official notice of the State Home Department on Saturday.
Henceforth procedures shall be adopted for Issue of Curfew pass in respect of Imphal West and Imphal East districts. A counter to receive request for curfew pass will be made operational at the gate of the Old Secretariat Complex. All applications for curfew passes may be addressed to Deputy Secretary [Home].
“All applicants should indicate their mobile numbers where the curfew pass can be sent electronically. No physical pass will be issued. Applicants should submit their applications at least one day in advance. Curfew pass will be issued to an individual and no bulk passes will be issued,” it said.
All Deputy Commissioners except Imphal West and Imphal East may issue curfew passes in respect of their jurisdiction and the movement shall be limited within their district. People or organization who desires to distribute essential commodities to people may donate the materials to the “Food Bank” opened by the concerned Deputy Commissioner.
The cancellation or restriction on movement does not apply to all health care professionals and their support staff on production of identity cards, all members of the print and electronic media on production of identity cards, all association members, drivers and handymen engaged in ferrying of train passengers from Jiribam on production of passes issued by director, transport, all officers and officials of the government who have been assigned specific task relating to COVID-19 lockdown on production of duty order and identity card, all persons engaged by municipalities for cleaning, etc on production of passes issued by director, MAHUD and all officers and officials of the government who have been assigned specific task relating to maintenance of essential services on production of duty order and identity card.