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This section contains important Central and State notifications, Guidelines, Advisories and Court orders issued with reference to Covid-l9.



7 January 2022
Tamil Nadu Helpline for Industries
24/7 helpline established in Tamil Nadu to facilitate industries to function with protocols in place on nights and Sundays.
General
7 January 2022
Revenue and Disaster Management department
07-01-2022 Covid Lockdown GO. TN Government has placed minimum restrictions. Moreover in order to not hamper its economy, Tamil Nadu exempts workers from Sunday curfews, provided they carry valid company ID cards and permission slips. TN Government seeks all the establishments to work towards double vaccinating its workers.
General
7 January 2022
Travel During Covid-19
As per the Revised Guidelines for International Arrivals in India, prior to travelling to India all passengers are required to submit the required declarations and a negative RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha Portal. Upon arrival, 2% of the total passengers on each flight would be subjected to a RT-PCR test at the airport. Further, all passengers would be required to undergo home quarantine of 7 days. Separately, passengers arriving from at-risk countries (list periodically updated by the relevant authority) are required to undertake additional testing at the airport.
General
5 January 2022
Government of Karnataka
Updates on Work-from-Office for fully vaccinated employees engaged in companies in Bangalore, including the IT sector. Possible prosecution prescribed both for employees and the company in case of violations.
Labour & Employment - Centre
5 January 2022
Symptoms of Covid-19 at the Workplace
If any employee displays symptoms of Covid-19 in the workplace, an employer is required to isolate the individual in a separate room and provide a facemask till the individual is examined by a doctor / sent to a Covid-19 compliant hospital.
Labour & Employment - Centre
5 January 2022
Reduction of Duration of Home Isolation
As per the revised home isolation guidelines if an individual tests positive for Covid-19 (whether symptomatic or asymptomatic), he/she is required to remain in quarantine for a period of at least 7 days, opposed to the previously mandated 14 days. Thereafter, the individual may end isolation if he/she does not develop a fever for 3 successive days. Further, there is no need for re-testing after the home isolation period is over.
General
3 January 2022
Close Contact with an Infected Individual
Any individual who has come into close contact with an infected individual must monitor his/her own condition. However, no isolation is required in such circumstance. If such individual develops any symptoms of COVID-19, he/she would be required to get a RT-PCR test and subsequent treatment if the test result is positive. No testing is required if the individual does not develop any symptoms within 7 days from the date of contact with the infected individual.
Labour & Employment - Centre
2 January 2022
Contact Tracing Requirements by an Employer
As per the Guidelines for Contact Tracing of COVID-19 Cases in Community Settings issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme National Centre for Disease Control, an employer would be required to inform low-risk contacts (all employees, building security, co-tenants on the same floor, liftmen, etc.) in the event there is a positive case of Covid-19 in the office to ensure that such contacts also follow the required protocol to prevent further spread of the disease.
Labour & Employment - Centre
6 May 2021
Government of NCT of Delhi
Exemption to persons with disabilities and pregnant women employees from attending the office during curfew period
Labour & Employment – State & Union Territories
3 May 2021
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Gap between two board meetings under Section 173 of The Companies Act, 2013 The Circular extends the requirement of holding meetings of the Board of the companies within the intervals provided in section 173 of the Companies Act, 2013 (120 days) by a period of 60 days for first two quarters of Financial Year 2021-22. Accordingly, the gap between two consecutive meetings of the Board can be extended to 180 days during the Quarter - April to June 2021 and Quarter- July to September, 2021, instead of 120 days as required in the Companies Act, 2013.
Corporate Commercial
3 May 2021
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Relaxation of levy of additional fees in filing of certain forms under The Companies Act, 2013 and LLP Act, 2008. The Circular provides additional time up to 31st July, 2021 to file such forms under the Companies Act, 2013 and the LLP Act, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Corporate Commercial
26 April 2021
Government of Karnataka
Guidelines to break the chain of Covid transmis As per the lockdown order, essential staff/employees of IT and ITeS companies are permitted to work from office (see section 10 (h) of Annexure 1) by producing valid ID cards issued by the employers (see Section 9 (d) of Annexure 1). All industries, industrial establishments and production units (other than garment manufacturing) are permitted to operate. The employees will be required to produce valid ID card to travel to the workplace and back. All construction activities are also permitted (see Sections 11 and 12 of Annexure 1. For medical emergencies and vaccinations, movement of people has also been permitted. See Section 9 (j) of Annexure 1.
Labour & Employment – State & Union Territories

This section enlists articles and write-ups in which our lawyers have lent their perspective on important judgments and developments related to Covid-l9.



28 May 2021
Patent Waiver for Covid-19 Vaccines Necessary or Reckless (Mondaq)
Lynn Lazaro, Partner
30 September 2020
Covid-19: Counterfeit Products and Fake Goods-Indian Law Perspective
Lynn Lazaro, Partner
7 September 2020
COVID-19 : A Force Majeure Event Or Simply A Pandemic?
Nishant Menon, Senior Partner
6 August 2020
Chennai Tribunal, holds loan foreclosure charges not subject to Service tax
Shampa Bhattacharya, Partner
24 June 2020
Covid-19: Impact on Right to Life and Personal Liberty during pandemic – Published in LexisNexis India
30 April 2020
Contracts and force majeure during a pandemic – Published in the Indian Business Law Journal – (Indo-Japanese Business Corridor)
Chandrasekhar Tampi, Senior Partner
28 April 2020
Injunctive relief against invocation of bank guarantee on the basis of special equities under section 9 of the arbitration act
Preetam D’Souza, Partner
Ranjit Mahishi, Principal Associate
24 April 2020
Lockdown 2.0-MHA Notification -Some Ambiguities and Discrepancies Persist While New Ones Crop Up (Mondaq)
Manish Dembla, Partner
23 April 2020
Impact of Supreme Court’s order of March 23, 2020
Dhruv Wahi, Senior Partner
20 April 2020
Covid 19-Company Law Update on the New Circular Issued by the MCA (IN) (Mondaq)
8 April 2020
E-Courts: A possible solution for pending litigation amid Covid-19?
Dhruv Wahi, Senior Partner
Vishal Bhardwaj, Associate
8 April 2020
Impact of Force Majeure in Indian commercial contracts
Preetam D’Souza, Partner
Ranjit Mahishi, Principal Associate
3 April 2020
Functioning of Courts in India and Abroad during Covid-19 Pandemic
Dhruv Wahi, Senior Partner
30 March 2020
9.After Drop in Sales, Will Covid-19 Lead to Eviction of Retailers from Malls (Mondaq)
24 March 2020
COVID-19: An Update for India March 24, 2020
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