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10th April 2020


Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator Chandigarh, Sh. V P Singh Badnore presided over daily War Room meeting.  The meeting was attended to by the Adviser, Sh. Manoj Parida, Sh Arun Gupta, Principal Secretary Home, Sh A K Sinha, Finance Secretary, Sh Sanjay Beniwal, Director General of Police, K K Yadav, Commissioner, MC, Deputy Commissioner and ShMandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh. The Administrator also interacted with Deputy Commissioner’s of Mohali & Panchkula, Director, PGIMER, Director Health Services and Director Principal, GMCH through Video Conferencing. In daily review meetings Video conferencing is done to maintain social distancing . The major decisions taken today are as under :-


•    Sh. K.K. Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation stated that the Crowd Management in Sector 26 Mandi has been streamlined.  Efforts are being made to shift a few wholesalers to Sector 39 Grain Market.

•    Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner stated that 55,800 cooked food packets have been distributed among the destitutes and the needy people in various parts of the city yesterday.  He further stated that a sum of Rs 1.53 Crores has been received in Chandigarh Fights COVID Fund.

•    Sh. AK Sinha, Finance Secretary stated that the matter is being taken up with Food Corporation of India for limited procurement without crowding the Market Yard, Sector-39, Chandigarh. 

•    Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Health presented an “Integrated Covid Management Plan” for the city, which was prepared in consultation with the doctors of PGIMER, GMSH and GMCH Hospitals.  Administrator appreciated the plan.

•    Sh. Sanjay Beniwal, Director General of Police stated that more impounding of cars and bikes is being done, so that the curfew in the city is effectively maintained.  The Administrator directed DGP to ensure that there should be a vigil on social media against the circulation of any objectionable content.

•    Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser stated that 2,19,000 persons have already been screened in the city.  The remaining will be done through additional teams moving from door to door.  The Adviser also informed the Administrator that Government of India has banned all social/religious gatherings and processions during the festivals coming up in April, 2020.

•    Sh. VP Singh Badnore, Administrator, UT desired that outlying areas in periphery and colonies should be given priority in door to door screening.  He also directed that the idle buses of CTU could be utilized for the purpose.  He stressed that all officials going for screening must maintain hygiene and wear proper safety gears.  While conducting this screening, they should also advise the residents to maintain proper hygiene and social distancing.

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