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COVID-19 – Lockdown - Containment, Control and Prevention of spread of COVID-19 - Arrangements for shelter and food requirements of migrant labour from other States who are stranded in Andhra Pradesh - Guidelines. G.O.RT.No. 230, Dated: 04-04-2020.



GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH  
ABSTRACT 

HM&FW Department- COVID-19 – Lockdown  - Containment,  Control  and Prevention  of  spread  of  COVID-19 - Arrangements  for shelter and  food requirements  of  migrant labour  from  other States  who are stranded in Andhra Pradesh  - Guidelines  - Issued. 

HEALTH, MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE  (B2)  DEPARTMENT 
G.O.RT.No. 230                                                    Dated:  04-04-2020     










Read the  following:
1)  G.O.Rt.No.  189,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.13.03.2020.
2)  G.O.Rt.No.  202,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.18.03.2020.
3)  G.O.Rt.No.  204,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.19.03.2020.
4)  G.O.Rt.No.  209,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.22.03.2020.
5)  G.O.Rt.No.  210,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.23.03.2020.
6)  G.O.Rt.No.  211,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.23.03.2020.
7)  G.O.Rt.No.  215,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.23.03.2020.
8)  G.O.Rt.No.  216,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.24.03.2020.
9)  G.O.Rt.No.  218,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.27.03.2020.
10)  G.O.Rt.No.  219,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept.,  Dt. 27.03.2020.
11)  G.O.Rt.No.  642,  G.A(CABINET.I)Dept.,  Dt.27.03.2020.
12)  G.O.Rt.No.  221,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept.,  Dt. 29.03.2020.
13)  G.O.Ms.No.  50,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept., Dt.  29.03.2020.
14)  GO MS  No 224,  HM&FW (B2)  Dept;  Dt.  31.03.2020.

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ORDER:
    The Hon’ble Chief  Minister reviewed  the arrangements  made  with regard  to  shelter  and food  requirements of  migrant labour  from  other  States who are stranded  in  Andhra  Pradesh. 

2. The Government  after examination,  is  hereby  issue the following directions for strict  adherence:

       1)      Special  Shelter Centres  are established  by  the Government  for providing shelter  and food  to  the  migrant workers, homeless people, beggars  etc., as per  the  Standard  Operating Procedure  (SOP) issued vide  G.O.14th  read above.   The  Social  Welfare  Department functionaries or  Officers  appointed by  the  District  Collectors for  this exclusive  activity  has to take  care  of food and other essential requirements  of  the migrant  workers,  homeless  people,  beggars  etc., The  Officer  appointed to  run the  shelter,  shall  display  the  Menu being provided  prominently.  The expenditure for maintenance of  such  shelter shall  be  drawn  from  the State Disaster Relief  Funds  (SDRF)  by  the District  Collector.

       2)    In  the case  of  migrant  labour  from  other States  employed  by different  Industries  and  various Small & Medium  Enterprises (SMEs), the  management of  the  establishments  have  to  take  care  of  the  food requirements  of  these labour.   Further,  if  the District  Collector feels any necessity  to  support  them  in  case  of non-cooperation  from  the managements  of such Enterprises, relief shelter shall  be  opened depending on  the  requirement on case  to case  basis and  ration shall be provided  through Civil Supplies  Corporation i.e.,5  kgs of   rice   per person  and one  kg of  red  gram dal or  pulses.  The  Centre  in-charge  shall be responsible to  ensure that,  proper record  is  maintained  regarding  the persons/ Families supported  to  enable  drawl of  funds from  the  SDRF.

       3)     In  case  of  migrant labour  belonging  to  Andhra  Pradesh stranded in  other Districts for agriculture and  allied  activities,  the Civil  Supplies Department  shall  provide them  ration  based  on  the entitlement  using portability in  e–PDS  as per  the  original ration  card  issued  to  them  in their  respective  native  places  by posting the  data as per  procedure.  In case any  labour  reports that,  they  are not  provided  ration  card  for any reason, their  data shall be  recorded  and send the  same  to  the  District Collector of their native District  for users of ration cards. In such cases, the  ration  as per  the  scale  given to  BPL  families shall be provided  to  them  as one-time  measure.
       4)    The  Civil Supplies  Department shall issue  operational guidelines with regard  to  points - (2) and (3)  above  separately. The  District Collectors are  directed  to take  immediate  necessary action  on pending issue  of formal orders in view  of the  urgency.

       5)    The shelters  run  by  the Government  and Industrial  establishments shall  be  visited  by  the  local Government doctor at  least once  in a  day to  take  care  of  the  health issues  and counsel  them  in  the  time  of hardship. Similarly,  one  ANM  or  Health Worker  shall be  attached  to such Centre  for monitoring the  health  situation of  the  inmates. The Officers in-charge  of such Centres shall have  phone  numbers of at least two  inmates and be  in  touch  with  them  on  daily  basis to  ensure food  is  provided  and  proper care is  taken  to  ensure that there is  no spread  of  COVID-19.   Further,  it  is  directed  to  identify  one  Counsellor from  the local  NGOs not  only  to  calm  down  those who are in  state of panic but also  to  supervise  the  welfare  activities  of  the  migrants as per the Directions  given  by  the Hon’ble Supreme Court  of  India  in WP(s)(Civil)  No(s)  468/2020.

       6)     No  person  belonging  to  other  State  stranded  in  Andhra  Pradesh should  complain  about  non-availability  of food  and  other basic amenities.  All  District  Collectors  are directed  to  make  Dy.  Director, Social Welfare as in-charge for this  work as per  Standard Operating Procedure  (SOP).  If  the  District Collector  entrust this responsibility to any  other Officer,  they  may  report  the  issues  to the  Director Social Welfare; the Director, BC Welfare and the  Director, Tribal Welfare, who are  appointed for relief coordination  involving NGOs, Voluntary Groups, CSR  funding etc., including attending to  stranded persons/distress families  under Quarantine, Old Age, Sick  and needy people.

       7)       The Chief  Commissioner,  Commercial  Taxes,  shall oversee all the  above  arrangements with  the  help  of  coordinating team  mentioned above  appointed by  the  Government. The  details of  relief counters run by Government/NGOs/Industrial  Establishments etc., shall  be  updated daily  in  the Proforma  without  fail.

(BY  ORDER AND IN  THE  NAME  OF  THE  GOVERNOR OF  ANDHRA PRADESH) 

NILAM SAWHNEY, 
CHIEF SECRETARY  TO GOVERNMENT 





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