The State government has issued orders to appoint Incident Commanders to monitor containment zones as part of its strategy to manage the CVOID-19 pandemic.
Officers have been appointed as Incident Commanders for the eight Containment zones in Belagavi district.
Incident Commanders –
Belagavi City corporation Commissioner – Kasai Galli area in Camp and Azad Galli.
Belagavi Tahsildar – Belgundi and Yallur
Belagavi Taluk Panchayat Executive Officer – Hire Bagewadi and Peeranwadi
Raibag Tahsildar – Kudachi
Hukkeri Tahsildar – Sankeshwar
The Incident Commanders will be authorized to close shops or establishments, factories, offices, education institutions, stop lay-off of workers and ensure their safety and see that they get paid leave, enforce quarantine and isolation of those who have returned from foreign countries or shift them to institutional quarantine, prohibit the gathering of more than five persons, stop festivals and gatherings of all religious denominations, to allow work from home for IT/BT, essential and critical services, to stop the movement of all vehicles except those on medical emergencies or essential supplies, close inter-State borders except for vehicles on the exemption and to ensure closure of government offices except those working for essential supplies and services.
These officers will relax restrictions on essential supplies and services, allow transport, storage and distribution of milk, water, food grains, vegetables, fish, meat and fruits and allow their wholesale and retail businesses to remain open subject to conditions and schedule, Petrol bunks, gas and other fuel, hospitals, drug stores, police and fire services, Panchayat Raj and urban local bodies, electricity, water, municipal services, notified government offices, banks, ATMs, telecom, phone, internet and other communication services, e-commerce, door delivery of food and other goods, print and electronic media, security services, all factories, offices and institutions necessary for COVID-19 management, all factories in “always-on” or “continuous service” mode.
Any individual, organization or institution disobeying orders will face punishment of a jail term up to six months or fine of ₹ 1,000 or both. Action can be taken under the Epidemic Diseases Act, the Disaster Management Act or Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.