Office bearers must follow government guidelines, says department of cooperation
Geetanjali Minhas | June 27, 2020 | Mumbai
Amid extra precautions to curb the spread of pandemic in Mumbai, the Maharashtra government has clarified that there has not be any ban on domestic helps, drivers and other service providers entering housing societies.
Pursuant to an increasing number of complaints by members of housing societies where office-bearers and managing committees have not been allowing entry to maids, drivers and other workers into the premises, the department of co-operation, marketing and textiles in a written communication has asked the commissioner and registrar of co-operation, co-operative society, Maharashtra, to ensure that office-bearers of housing societies must follow government guidelines issued from time to time.
Underlining that the instructions issued by the government in connection with the lockdown in the background of the Covid-19 infection have not barred domestic workers and drivers from entering the premises of housing societies for work, the letter says, ‘‘The government has observed that the office bearers of co-operative housing societies are preparing regulations contrary to the directives of the government at the level of the society. The office bearers of the co-operative housing societies should follow the instructions issued by the government from time to time regarding the admission of domestic workers and drivers for work in the housing societies.’’ The letter also says that housing societies should not make rules contrary to these instructions.
“While we await the detailed guidelines/advice from commissioner and registrar of societies in this regards, Maharashtra societies welfare association (MahaSeva) has time and again informed office bearers and members that maid servants, domestic helps, tenant shifting, and completion of renovation work started before lockdown were never banned by any order or notification. The managing committees cannot make their own rules in this regard but have o follow certain preventive measures and suggested SOP in this regard,” said Ramesh Prabhu, chairman, MahaSeva, a federation of housing society associations in the state that has been writing to the government and municipal corporation of greater Mumbai to issue guidelines to societies for Mission Begin Again.
News profession is organic in nature, requires responsibility and discipline, and there is no room for mistake. To maintain high standards of accuracy you need discipline and hygiene in the newsroom. Sudhir Chaudhary, editor in chief of Zee News, Zee Business and Wion, has said that a TRP-driven business m
When Dharmendra Pandey, a fruit-seller had to leave Mumbai after the imposition of the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, and return to his village in Uttar Pradesh, he was staring at economic uncertainties ahead. Little did he know that his 16-year-old son, Mahavir, had acquired skills that would come
Wearing a face mask is the first line of defence against the novel coronavirus, along with maintaining social distance and frequently washing hands with soap. More than six months after the outbreak of Covid-19, nearly 90 percent of people in India have become aware of the necessity of wearing a face mask,
Is India finally gaining an upper hand over the Covid-19 pandemic? After weeks of new cases hitting 90,000-plus every day, the tide seems to be turning, as the number came down to 75,083 on Tuesday, and the recoveries were not only higher than that but crossed the 1 lakh mark too. The countr
Sit Your Self Down A Novice’s Journey into the Heart of Vipassana By Gayatri Jayaraman Hachette India, 212 pages, Rs 399 As stress and strife increase in daily life, more and more people are turning to meditation as an all
On completion of one year of the chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), the Election Commission (EC) of India on Monday hosted an international webinar on the theme of “Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country