To prevent spreading of Corona Virus
Chandigarh, March 21, 2020: To prevent spreading of Corona Virus , the items like 2 ply and 3 ply masks, hand sanitizers have been very important. To keep a check on their price the Central Government has passed an Order, to regulate the prices of masks (2ply & 3ply), the Melt Blown non- Woven Fabric used as raw material in production of masks, masks (2ply & 3ply) and hand sanitizers for preventing infections due to COVID-19 virus . The retail prices of Meit Blown non - Woven Fabric used in manufacturing masks (2ply & 3ply), shall not be more than the prices prevailing on the day one month prior to 13.03.2020 i.e. the prices prevailing on 12.02.2020. The retail prices of masks (3ply surgical mask), shall not be more than the prices prevailing on the day one month prior to 13.03.2020 i.e. as on 12.02.2020 or not more than Rs. 10 per piece whichever is lower and that of mask (2ply) shall not be more than Rs. 8 per piece.
The retail prices of hand sanitizer shall not be more than Rs. 100 / - per bottle of 200ml the prices of other quantities of hand sanitizers shall be fixed in the proportion of these prices. These orders shall remain in force for a period upto 30th June, 2020.
The department is already conducting checking in the markets of Chandigarh to enforce the orders of the government. The shopkeepers and chemists are also informed to strictly follow these orders in letter and spirit. The General Public can also report the cases of overpricing and/or non availability of these items in the shops/chemist stores on the toll free number of the department:1800-180-2068 or at 0172-2703956 or via email at email@example.com.