News UpdatesKarnataka Govt Issues Revised Guidelines For Inter-State Travellers Relaxes Conditions Of Quarantine And Registering On Seva Sindhu Portal [Read Circular] Mustafa Plumber27 Aug 2020 5:25 AMShare This – xFollowing, revised guidelines for inter-state travellers issued by the State of Karnataka, which relaxes conditions of compulsory quarantine and registering on Seva Sindhu portal the Karnataka High court on Thursday, disposed of a petition challenging the same. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi took on record the revised guidelines…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFollowing, revised guidelines for inter-state travellers issued by the State of Karnataka, which relaxes conditions of compulsory quarantine and registering on Seva Sindhu portal the Karnataka High court on Thursday, disposed of a petition challenging the same. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi took on record the revised guidelines and disposed of the petition filed by Advocate M Indira Priyadarshini. “In view of the decision recorded in the revised circular, nothing survives in the petition. Accordingly it is disposed of, it said. The revised guidelines states all asymptomatic travellers can report to work or perform their activities in Karnataka without any requirement of 14 days home quarantine. However, they shall self monitor their health for 14 days from the date of their arrival for any symptoms of COVID-19 like fever, cough, cold, throat pain, difficulty in breathing, etc and immediately seek medical consultation without fail or call Apthamitra helpline 14410. Further the circular says that following aspects have been discontinued henceforth for interstate travellers, they no longer need to register themselves on the Seva Sindhu portal. They will not be subjected to mandatory medical check up at the entry of the state borders or bus, airport or rail stations upon arrival. The 14-day quarantine or isolation and testing protocol is also being withdrawn. Enforcement of home quarantine, including poster on home door, information to neighbours/ Resident Welfare Association/Apartment Owners’ Associations, monitoring from Panchayat/ ward level teams, flying Squad, IVRS call-centre outbound calls, quarantine watch app monitoring is also discontinued. “This revised Circular shall apply to all inter-state travellers arriving in Karnataka from all States/UTs including business travellers, students, labourers coming for work, transit travellers, etc. irrespective of their purpose of visit or duration of stay in the state. Deputy Commissioners of all Districts / Commissioner, BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) are hereby instructed to implement this with immediate effect and without any deviations at district levels,” it says. However people with symptoms shall immediately self-isolate and seek medical consultation without fail or call Apthamitra helpline 14410. In the previous hearing the court had said “The state government will have to justify this action of taking self declaration from travelers making it mandatory for them to register on the Seva Sindhu portal.” The government is also directed to justify the clause in its protocol dated June 8, making it mandatory for daily travellers to upload letters from employers, on the portal for issuance of e-pass. The petitioner had argued that clause 1 in the SOP issued on June 8, issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the State government making it mandatory for travelers to self register on the Seva Sindhu portal. The clause is contrary to the Unlock 3 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on July 29, which allows free, inter and intra-state transport of people and goods.Click Here To Download Circular[Read Circular] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
The French Court of Audit will today single out the multi-occupation public insurance pension fund for poor governance in its annual update to the country.The Court of Audit, a quasi-judicial body known locally as Cours des comptes is responsible for auditing central government, public and private institutions and other bodies.In a speech tonight, the Court will provide its annual update, singling out the near 500,000 member pension fund Caisse Interprofessionnelle de Prevoyance et d’Assurance Vieillesse (CIPAV) for poor governance.President of the Court, Didier Migaud, is set to provide a detailed list of failures at the fund that have affected governance, investments and member services. The pension fund manages the retirement savings for architects, professional consultants, engineers and the self-employed.Migaud is to recommend that a provisional administrator, who will oversee future transitions, replace the board of the pension fund.The Court’s report suggested assets held by the fund had been poorly managed – stemming from a lack of proper financial management – until 2010.It rebuked the fund for failing to use appropriate procurement procedures in line with requirements for public bodies, and for shirking legal duties.The report also suggested the fund had “significantly” failed its members, providing pensioners with poor service.On the fund’s assets, the Court pointed out that the annual return rate of 6% between 1989 and 2012 was significantly below benchmark bond rates over the same time period, highlighting poor investment management.The Court’s report said the cause of the poor performance was a lack of financial management, and the fact investments were managed by a committee that did not employ a code of ethics, even though this has been required by law since 2004.Prior to 2010, the scheme also placed 75% of its investments with a single investment manager. Even after CIPAV hired a CFO, the single investment manager still oversaw more than one-third of investments at the end of 2012.In line with its requirements for a provisional administrator replacing the board, the Court highlighted that 80% of procurement was acquired outside of the framework public bodies are required to follow.More than half of retirees within the scheme face severe delays in receiving their pension, the report added.CIPAV’s call centre can only process 25% of received phone calls, resulting in at least three months of delays for pensioners.