Government Says CEO Of Companies Will Not Be Punished If Staff Tests Positive For Coronavirus.

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Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla has clarified that the news of lodging FIR against the CEO when the employee is infected at the workplace is incorrect . He said that the reports of sending the CEO to jail are not correct. In this context, the Home Secretary also sent a letter to all the states on Thursday.

Bhalla said that there is no such provision in the lockdown rules issued by the government. That is, there is no rule that if the corona infected employees are found at the factory or work place, then legal action will be taken against the CEO or the factory will be sealed and neither will the CEO of the company be jailed for it.

Bhalla mentioned that there is no such provision in the lockdown rules issued by the government which talks about taking a legal action against the CEO of the company or sealing the factory if corona infected employees are found at factory or workplace. For this, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Secretary, Guruprasad Mohapatra held a meeting with representatives of CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM. In the letter sent to the states by Ajay Bhalla, it was written, ‘I am clarifying that there is no such rule in the revised guidelines and there is no basis for raising such false apprehensions’.

Continuous increase in number of infected patients
It is known that there is a continuous increase in the number of patients infected with the coronavirus across the country. According to data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in the last 24 hours, 1684 new cases have been reported and 37 people have died. After this, the total number of corona positive cases across the country has risen to 23,077, out of which 17,610 are active, 4749 people have recovered or have been discharged from hospital and 718 have died. At the same time, 36 new cases have been reported in Rajasthan, 18 in Karnataka and six in Bihar.

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