South-West DM withdraws order classifying domestic helps as non-essential

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South-West DM withdraws order classifying domestic helps as non-essential

Order included car wash employees and construction workers as well

South-West DM withdraws order classifying domestic helps as non-essential

New Delhi: The office of the District Magistrate South- West District on Tuesday withdrew its May 31 order which stated that maids, house helps and car wash employees were not considered as essential workers, and are not permitted within residential areas. The May 31 order also stated that construction activities within residential complexes were not permitted. 

However, in a corrigendum issued on Tuesday, the DM office said that the May 31 order has been withdrawn with immediate effect. 

On May 31, Piyush Mohanty, SDM, DDMA, South-West district had said that whatever activity the order doesn't mention as permitted will be automatically deemed as prohibited/restricted. 

He further said that the aforementioned points must be understood in context of the fact that the overall goal of the curfew extension is to restrict mobility of the people.

By prematurely permitting entry of maids in societies or starting construction activities in residential areas, the objective of the curfew extension will remain unattainable, he said.

He had also requested the RWAs to assist the administration and prevent any violation of the DDMA order as it will attract penal actions under applicable laws.