Day after CM Kejriwal’s Order, Individuals Still Pay Rs 500 for Not Using Mask in Lack of Correct Notification
Mentioning absence of a proper notice, officials on Friday continued to impose Rs 500 fine on people not using face masks in public places, a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal revealed hiking the penalty to Rs 2,000 Though the choice to hike the fine from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 has been revealed, however it can not be lawfully enforced unless a correct notification is gotten from the government, officials stated.
Kejriwal made the statement on Thursday as the national capital has actually been seeing a spike in coronavirus cases. “We have actually not gotten any written notice in this regard yet therefore we have actually continued to provide challan of Rs 500 for those discovered not wearing masks,” said a senior law enforcement officer. Data shared by the Delhi Authorities revealed that an overall of 2,507 challans were provided for different violations under COVID-19 guidelines, till 4 pm on Friday. On Friday, over 2,000 challans were provided to individuals not using masks, police authorities said.
District teams likewise imposed the previous fine of Rs 500 on those not using masks, saying no alert of the Delhi government has been gotten by them. “It is legally not practical to change the quantity of a fine in the absence of an appropriate government order or alert,” stated a district official.
It was later on Friday evening that the Delhi federal government’s health department released the alert for imposition of Rs 2,000 fine for not utilizing face mask in public places, spitting and intake of tobacco in public places, offense of COVID-19 quarantine guidelines and not keeping social distancing. The notice was released by the health department following Delhi Lt Guv Anil Baijal’s approval.
The national capital has actually experienced a spurt in coronavirus cases since October 28, when the everyday rise breached the 5,000- mark for the very first time, and it crossed the 8,000- mark on November 11.
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