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

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
24 March 2021
Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ)- Special Economic Zone, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Guidelines to Developers/Co-Developers/Units in SEZ to contain the spread of Covid-19
Labour & Employment – State & Union Territories
12 June 2020
Ministry of Finance
Update with regard to the relaxation for GST law and procedure during COVID-19 as announced in the 40th GST Council Meeting held on 12 June 2020.
Regulatory Affairs
11 June 2020
Production Linked Incentive Scheme (‘PLIS’) For Pharmaceuticals sector
In India, both the central and state governments have been providing several kinds of incentives such as subsidies, soft loans, tax reimbursements etc., to attract investments for specified sectors in the country. The recently notified Production Linked Incentive Scheme (‘PLIS’) for the pharma sectors seek to promote domestic manufacturing by providing incentives (subsidy or grant) linked to sales of domestically produced goods, over the course of the next five years.
Regulatory Affairs
5 June 2020
Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department)
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.The Ordinance suspends initiation of fresh insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, for a period of six months (extending up to 1 year, if the government so decides) to shield companies impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19. It applies to defaults arising on or after March 25, 2020.
Regulatory Affairs
31 May 2020
Government of Maharashtra
Easing of restrictions and phase-wise opening of lockdown (MISSION BEGINS AGAIN).
Regulatory Affairs
31 May 2020
Government of Maharashtra
Amendments to the guidelines on - Easing of restrictions and phase-wise opening of lockdown, issued on May 31, 2020
Regulatory Affairs
30 May 2020
Ministry of Home Affairs
Measures for containment zones up to 30.06.2020 and the phased-reopening of areas outside of containment zones.
Regulatory Affairs
20 May 2020
District Magistrate, Gurugram, Government of Haryana
Restrictions on industrial and commercial establishments in Gurugram during the extended lockdown period.
Regulatory Affairs

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
Raheel Kohli, 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
Ankur Khandelwal, 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
Daniel George, Senior Associate
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
Paras Joshi, Associate
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
Vijay B. Ravi, Senior Partner