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COVID-19 Updates

The widespread outbreak of pandemic ‘COVID-19’ has been impacting the Indian industry and economy adversely. However, it is our moral duty to oblige the Governments directive and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our own staff and those coming into the contact with the establishments.

We are regular getting various notifications/ updates from Govt. of India, FICCI, CII and other such national bodies. We are circulating the same to our members and few important circulars are posted on this page for your information.

Various Government Guidelines and Notifications

Govt. of India Guidelines for re-opening 

  • MHA Guidelines for Phase Re-opening - 30th Sep 2020  - Read more
  • MHA Guidelines for Phase Re-opening (Unlock 4) - 29th Aug 2020  - Read more
  • MHA Guidelines for Phase Re-opening (Unlock 3) - 29th July 2020  - Read more
  • MHA Guidelines for Phase Re-opening (Unlock 2) - 29th June 2020  - Read more
  • MHA Guidelines for Phase Re-opening (Unlock 1) - 30th May 2020 - Read more

Prime Minister's Office

  • From Prime Minister’s Office: Life in the era of COVID-19 - Read more
  • PM delivers inaugural address at the Annual Session of CII; We will definitely get our growth back: PM - Read more

Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Relaxation in Visa and Travel restrictions to permit certain categories of Foreign Nationals to come to India - Read more
  • Union Home Minister directs to discuss with States, the Relaxations in Lockdown Restrictions to be applicable from 20th April and control COVID-19 epidemic-Read more
  • MHA issues Advisory on Secure use of ZOOM Meeting Platform - Read more
  • MHA issues Consolidated Revised Guidelines for the Containment of COVID-19 epidemic in the Country - Read more
    Additional activities exempted from Lockdown Measures under the Revised Guidelines, to come into effect from 20th April, 2020 - Read more
  • Revised Consolidated Guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs - Read more
  • Lockdown Measures for containment of COVID-19 pandemic in the country to continue to remain in force up to May 3, 2020 - Read more
    Order of Ministry of Home Affairs - Read more

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

  • FDI can be explored in NBFCs to strengthen them for extending support to MSMEs – Shri Nitin Gadkari - Read more
  • Ministry of MSME gears up to implement the New Norms of classification of MSMEs - Read more
  • Cabinet approves Upward revision of MSME definition and modalities/ road map for implementing remaining two Packages for MSMEs (a)Rs 20000 crore package for Distressed MSMEs and (b) Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion through Fund of Funds Read more
  • Revision criteria for classification of MSMEs based on composite criteria of investment in Plant & Machinery and turnover - Read more
  • CBDT revising return forms to enable taxpayers avail benefits of timeline extension due to Covid-19 - Read more

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

  • Shri Piyush Goyal asks NPC to leverage its strengths for expansion of its Advisory & Capacity Building services Read more
  • Shri Piyush Goyal calls upon the Exporters to be more competitive and provide quality products to the world Read more
  • Government amends the extant FDI policy for curbing opportunistic takeovers/ acquisitions of Indian companies due to the current COVID-19 pandemic -  Read more

Ministry of Finance

  • CBDT revising return forms to enable taxpayers avail benefits of timeline extension due to Covid-19 - Read more

Ministry of Defence

  • IIT Bombay inspires Southern Naval Command to build low cost UV Disinfection Unit - Read more
  • Defence PSUs, OFB ramp up their resources to fight COVID-19 pandemic - Read more
  • DRDO shifts PPE testing facility from DRDE Gwalior to INMAS Delhi – Read more
  • DRDO develops kiosk for COVID-19 sample Collection - Read more


  • NSIC - MSMEs can submit their Grievances pertaining to COVID-19
    NSIC, has also setup COVID-19 Crisis Management Cell for MSMEs for facilitation. Details are available on NSIC Portal Communication for assistance can also be emailed at


  • COVID-19 Helpline - Read more 
  • Best practices adopted by Member companies would help other businesses follow them in their fight against COVID – 19 - Read more


DPIIT Control Room to monitor in real time the status of transportation and delivery of goods, manufacturing, delivery of essential commodities

DGFT Helpdesk for any Covid-19 related Import or Export Issue

External Links

On the table: 5% interest subvention for 15 lakh MSMEs, incentives to retain employees
source: Indian Express Portal


Industry Updates 

May 25, 2020

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