Divisional Administration has taken a strong note of passes being issued by authorities other than the office of Divisional Commissioner and concerned Deputy Commissioners.
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir has said that only those movement passes are valid which have been issued by the designated authorities. He has cautioned that action will be taken under relevant provisions of law against those who will be found moving with the passes issued by officers other than the designated authorities.
He reiterated that as per the order issued by the Government in this regard, only the Deputy Commissioners and Divisional Commissioner have been empowered to issue passes for permissible activities to regulate inter-district, inter-province, inter-state travel and movement within the UT.
The Banks have been asked to operate with 33% staff and check unnecessary movement of other bank employees on the pretext of attending duties. All Government and private offices have been advised to adhere to the SOP and guidelines issued by the Government while performing their duties.
The law enforcing authorities have been asked to check the authenticity of the passes issued and to book any person found moving with a fictitious pass, under the relevant provisions of law and seize his/her vehicle.
People have been advised to follow the lockdown guidelines religiously as violations will invite penal action.