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List of notifications/circulars/advisory

01 December to 30 December, 2020

Last Updated On Issuing Authority Applicability Nature of directions Copy of notification/source
December 29, 2020 Government of Maharashtra State of Maharashtra

The Government of Maharashtra has extended the phase-wise opening of activities till 31 January, 2021. This is an extension of the earlier Orders.


The activities, which are already allowed and permitted from time to time shall be continued and all earlier orders shall be aligned with this Order.

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December 28, 2020

Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI All States and UTs

In terms of this Order, the earlier MHA Order dated November 25, 2020 has been extended until January 31, 2021December 29.  Hence, no further relaxations have been offered in this Order until January 31, 2021.

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December 24, 2020

Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order) Mr. Vishwas Nangre Patil Clarification issued regarding night curfew Individuals may even go for a walk or drive out during the curfew hours but not in groups of more than 4 persons. Business activities with night shifts will be permitted except those engaged in recreational and entertainment activities. Read here
December 23, 2020 Government of Kerala Passengers arriving from Europe, UK, Italy

In scare of new coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom (UK), Kerala on Wednesday has decided to monitor passengers who travelled from Europe, Italy, and the UK at all airports in the state.

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December 23, 2020 High Court of Tamil Nadu Functioning of Courts

The subordinate courts in Tamil Nadu shall proceed with physical hearings from Monday (January 18, 2021).


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December 23, 2020

Government of Karnataka Karnataka

Karnataka has imposed a state-wide night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am starting December 24. The curfew will be in effect till 5 am on January 2, 2021.


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December 22, 2020 Ministry of Corporate Affairs Insolvency proceedings The Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Tuesday(December 22) issued a notification to extend the suspension of insolvency proceedings by another three months with effect from December 25 till March 25, 2021. Read here
December 21, 2020
Government of Maharashtra Maharashtra

Maharashtra has announced that a seven-hour night curfew would be put in place across all cities and municipal corporation areas in the state. The curfew from 11pm to 6am is being imposed from Tuesday, December 22, 2020, for 15 days until January 5, 2021.

More than five people cannot assemble outside during the curfew. However, offices, taxis, car and auto-rickshaws can operate in the night following the existing norms.

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December 21, 2020 Government of Maharashtra Arrival by Air in Maharashtra All travellers arriving at Mumbai airport from European countries and the Middle East would be placed under institutional quarantine. The travellers can leave for their homes upon completion of the quarantine period. Also, RT-PCR Covid-19 test for these travellers would be taken on the fifth or the seventh day. People from other countries apart from Europe and the Middle East would be prescribed a home quarantine. Read here
December 21, 2020 Government of India Air travel between UK and India The Government of India has temporarily banned flights from UK to the country after the emergence of a new and highly infectious strain of the coronavirus in Britain. The suspension of flights from UK will come into effect from tomorrow, 22 December midnight and will continue till 31 December,2020.  Passengers reaching India before 22nd December should be subject to mandatory RT-PCR test on arrival at the airports concerned. Read here
December 21, 2020 Saudi Arabia Press Agency Travel between India and Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is closing its land borders and suspending international flights for one week following the discovery of a new coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom.  All people who have arrived in Saudi Arabia from European countries, as well as other states where the new coronavirus strain has emerged, will have to self-isolate at home for two weeks. Those who have visited these countries in the past three months will need to get tested for Covid-19.  Read here
December 20, 2020  High Court of Allahabad Functioning of courts subordinate to Allahabad High Court 

The Allahabad High Court issued modalities/ guidelines which would be applicable to all the Courts (Including Tribunals) sub subordinate to High Court of Judicature at Allahabad with effect from 02nd January 2021

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December 20, 2020 Government of Maharashtra State of Maharashtra Maharashtra government issued guidelines making masks mandatory for the next six months. No lockdown will be imposed in the state Read here
December 20, 2020  Government of Karnataka Bengaluru In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the Karnataka state government on Saturday decided to ban public celebrations on New Year's Eve in Bengaluru. Read here

December 19, 2020

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) All States & UTs

Ministry of Health compiled and released FAQs for the public to answer some key questions on the administration of the vaccine. The Government expects to vaccinate approximately 30 crore beneficiaries on priority in the early phase.

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December 19, 2020
Supreme Court of India All States & UTs Terming the right to health as a fundamental right, Supreme Court directed all States and UTs to increase testing and keep Covid-19 treatment affordable by either making extra provisions in the state healthcare system or by limiting fees in private hospital. The Apex Court also ordered the governments to increase policing in crowded areas to ensure that people wear masks and maintain social distancing.

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December 18, 2020

Ministry of Railway

Mumbai, State of Maharashtra

As per a joint statement issued by the Central railway and Western railway, passengers commuting on long-distance trains will now be able to take the Mumbai suburban locals. Those with valid confirmed tickets for any outstation train will be allowed to buy a non-return local train ticket. Read here

December 15, 2020  

Government of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to extend night curfew in four districts of the state till January 5, 2020. The districts where the night curfew is extended include Shimla, Kullu, Mandi and Kangra Read here
December 12, 2020 Government of Punjab Punjab Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered an extension of the night curfew in all cities and towns across the state till January 1, 2020.  Read here
December 12, 2020 Uttarakhand Nainital & Mussoorie In the light of rising Covid- 19 cases in Uttarakhand, the High Court has ordered that visitors are mandatorily required to produce a negative RT-PCR report while entering Nainital and Mussoorie. Read here

December 11, 2020

Ministry of Labor

Workers employed in establishments for services sector

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing changes in the way workplaces are structured, the Centre plans to bring new rules for the services sector to incorporate flexibility of work timings and the option to work from home.


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December 11, 2020 Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)


The Central Board of Trustees of the EPFO had in September recommended splitting payment of the interest rate of 8.5 per cent recommended for financial year 2019-20 into two parts, citing “exceptional circumstances arising out of Covid-19.” Read here
December 10, 2020 Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka IT employees of Karnataka

Due to fresh spike in COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, employees of  IT and software firms will continue to work from home for some more months Deputy CM Ashwath Narayan said on Thursday.


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December 10,  2020

Supreme Court of India All States & UTs

The Supreme Court of India has directed all States & UTs not to put up home isolation posters outside houses of COVID-19 patients unless authorities under the disaster management law issue specific directions on a case-by-case basis.

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December 10, 2020 High Court of Gujarat Functioning of court The Gujarat High Court will remain closed for three days, starting December 12, 2020 till December 14, 2020, to enable proper sanitization of its premises. Read here
November 7, 2020 Government of Karnataka Employers in Karnataka

The state government has issued a notification on November 6, 2020 requesting employers, as follows:

a.         Employers should not treat the period of quarantine of employees infected by COVID-19 as unauthorized absence

b.         Employers should enable the COVID-19 infected employees to utilize their leaves as per entitlement for the period of quarantine

c.         Where employees are not covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 and are infected by COVID-19, employers should enable such employees to undergo quarantine with grant of leaves as per their entitlement

d.         Employers should facilitate the employees who are infected by COVID-19 and do not have any leave entitlements, to transfer of leaves from entitlement of other employees, to enable such employees to undergo quarantine

e.         Employers should allow employees who do not have any leave entitlement to avail leaves that would accrue to them in future

f.          Where the employer is unable to grant leaves to their employees and such employees do not have any leave entitlement, the employer and the employees should consult with each other for grant of special leaves and settle the matter amicably

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December 7, 2020

Ahmedabad Police Commissioner - Sanjay Srivastava


Ahmedabad Night curfew in Ahmedabad has been extended till further notice to check the spread of COVID-19. There will be a curfew between 9 pm and 6 am beginning December 7, 2020 until further order in this regard Read here
December 6, 2020 Gautam Budh Nagar police Noida and Greater Noida In wake of the rise in the coronavirus cases, the Gautam Budh Nagar police has extended the imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in Noida and Greater Noida. The order, which came into effect from Sunday i.e. December 6, 2020, will remain in force until January 2, 2021 Read here
December 04, 2020 Government of India Imposing local restrictions including night curfew Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chaired an all-party meeting on December 4th for discussing the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Honorable PM discussed certain issues including but not limited to the need for guarding against the spread of the virus. States are required to setup task forces at district and block levels to prepare for the vaccine programme. PM has met several teams such as Gennova Biopharma, Biological E and Dr. Reddy’s regarding vaccine for COVID-19.
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December 04, 2020 High Court of Himachal Pradesh Functioning of Courts

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday (03rd December) issued several directions for the State Government to tackle COVID cases in the State of Himachal Pradesh including but not limited to ramping of testing, creating walk in kiosks for sample collection etc.



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December 3, 2020 Government of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh As per the recommendations of Himachal Pradesh’s State COVID Clinical Team, patients on home isolation whose oxygen saturation dips below 95% at rest or after 6-minute walk test should be advised for hospital admission. Even if patients refuse hospital
admission, steroids should be initiated timely even during transportation along with oxygen supplementation.
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December 3, 2020

Supreme Court of India


Gujarat High Court directed the state government on December 2nd 2020 to come up with a notification mandating “Community service at Covid Centers for those found not wearing masks”.

However, the Supreme Court has put a stay on the order on 3rd December 2020. A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy & M.R. Shah stayed the direction on a plea by State Government which contended that the Gujrat High Court’s order is contrary to law and will have adverse impact on the public health system.

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December 2, 2020 High Court of Allahabad Functioning of Courts The Allahabad High Court extends interim orders passed by it and courts subordinate to it till January 5, 2020 Read here
December 1, 2020
High Court of Telangana
Functioning of Courts The Telangana High Court on Wednesday (25th November) extended the operation of interim orders passed by this Court, as well as by the District and other Subordinate Courts till Wednesday (11th December, 2020).
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