Karnataka government appoints nodal officers to monitor movement of stranded people

South India

Karnataka government has assigned State Nodal Officers after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order regarding the inter-state movement of stranded migrant workers, tourists, pilgrims and students during the lockdown period.


The Nodal officers have also been appointed for coordination with 11 different states.

“To facilitate smooth and orderly movement of persons across State borders as per SOPs, the undersigned, in the exercise of powers conferred under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and in the capacity as Chairman, State Executive Committee, hereby appoint the following officers as Nodal officers to coordinate with Nodal Officers of States/Union Territories (UTs) mentioned against their names”, Karnataka Government wrote in an order issued on Thursday.

Dr Rajkumar Khatri, IAS and Arun Jeji Chakravarthy, IPS will be overall in charge of the movement of stranded people from outside States/UTs to Karnataka.

N Manjunatha Prasad, IAS and P S Sandhu, IPS will be overall in charge of the movement of stranded people from Karnataka to other States/UTs.

Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs had allowed inter-state movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons who are stranded at different places due to lockdown.

In a circular, the home ministry had asked state governments to appoint nodal officers to facilitate the movement of people between states.

The order says all seeking to return will be screened first and only allowed to return if asymptomatic. The Centre has allowed movement only through road using buses while adhering to social distancing, hygiene and sanitation.


WIth inputs from ANI

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