In this post we are sharing some info on How to get e-pass during corona virus lockdown. Curfew Passes are being issued to professionals from various industries. Are you engaged in some essential services or does your work fall under the category of list of permitted activities as defined by Government of India, then you may require a pass to start your work.
Since the entire country is in lockdown, and No one knows when this lockdown will be lifted. This Covid-19 is a complete nightmare for all, we just hope and pray for the condition to get normal soon.
The Ministry of Home Affair’s notification DO No. 40-03-2020 DM-I (A), various activities were listed as permitted and restricted. Under the same notification, It was mentioned that District Magistrate is empowered to designate Execute Magistrate and Incident Commanders, and Incident Commander are authorized to issue passes.
E-pass or electronic pass is issued by Government or it’s organizations for smooth transit and commutation during emergency situations. issued online by the state government to facilitate the commute during an emergency or urgent situation.
E-pass contains necessary information like your name, organization, address and passing authority. It might contain some information on area or territory for which you are being allowed to commute, basically to and from information.
Please Note: E-Pass is not for any emergency one time work, like attending a funeral or attending any medical emergencies, it is just for professionals engaged in ongoing essential activities. For any high emergency situations, you must apply for a permission at your concerning DM office first.
Documents Required For E-Pass during Lockdown
- Identity Card
- Purpose of E-Pass in PDF Format (Not more than 2 mb)
- Vehicle Documents
- Any Official Notification From Your Organization/Company
- Government’s Official Notice on Permitted Activities List (If Required)
Where To Apply For Emergency Pass – Covid-19 Movement Passes
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Contact SDM of concerned district.|
|Andhra Pradesh||Emergency Pass For Corona Virus Loockdown|
|Assam||Local level Passes and Truck Passes Only|
|Bihar||E-Pass Application Page|
|Chandigarh||Covid-19 Movement Passes|
|Chhattisgarh||Download the App|
|Goa||For North Goa and South Goa|
|Gujarat||Permission Required From DM and SDMs. Or Call 79 2325 1900.|
|Himachal Pradesh||Apply Here, Separate sections are there for districts like Kangra and Kullu|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Apply Here|
|Jharkhand||For Jharkhand Curfew Pass Apply Here|
|Karnataka||For Banagluru Pass visit KSP’s e-portal and apply, In other states organizations need clearance from commerce department and police. Individuals need permission from Police.|
|Kerala||Click Here for Kerala Passes. Carry ID cards and necessary Docs While commuting|
|Ladakh||Ladakh E-Pass For Covid Lockdown|
|Madhya Pradesh||Company Passes can apply by mail at [email protected]|
|Maharashtra||Apply on the Official Webpage. Separate application required for Pune city.|
|Odisha||No Formal Procedure is Required. Id Cards Are Enough. For Special Passes Click here.|
|Punjab||E-Pass For Essential Activities|
|Puducherry||Puducherry Pass Section|
|Rajasthan||Apply at RajCop Citizen App or Click Here|
|Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu Curfew Pass Section|
|Telangana||Apply at Concerning DM Office and or Click Here|
|Uttar Pradesh||UP E-Pass Management System|
|Uttarakhand||Check COVID-19 Permissions and Issues Section|
|West Bengal||For City of Kolkata and For Other Districts|
How To Get An E-Pass During COVID-19 Lockdown?
1. Visit the official website of the state government designated web page first.
2. First go through the guidelines mentioned thereof, if any. Or else make an account and start filling necessary information.
3. All boxes with stars sign would be mandatory, like name, address, mobile number, vehicle number, vehicle registration number, government ID, district and town.
3. You will need supporting documents before the final submission of the application.
4. Hit the submit button and make a note of the application number, for future reference because it can time to get your application approved.
5. Check your text messages and e-mail account regularly for any update.
Once you get the epass, take a print out and keep it with yourself, you might need to furnish it before Police or Authorities during inspection.
What if Something Goes Wrong While Applying For E-Pass
Almost all state governments and autonomous organizations have availed some helpline numbers, you can reach out to them for assistance.
A similar problem arose while I was trying to apply for e-pass on West Bengal’s official site, and it was showing an error message “Invalid Data” in that case I contacted the helpline numbers and they asked me to provide Purpose of E-Pass document to be uploaded.