These are difficult times and with the countrywide lockdown announced in various parts of the world including India, here’s how to apply for lockdown Covid-19 E-Pass online.
We will guide you through on how you can apply for your lockdown e-pass for various states and UTs of India with a link. Just follow these simple step by step process if you need to go out amidst the lockdown due to Covid-19.
Please note: It is highly suggested to maintain physical distancing (or social distancing) up to at least 1-2 metres with anyone else while going out, purchasing daily essentials and even with pass being issued to you for your own safety and the safety of others.
How To apply for lockdown Covid-19 Pass Online [State/UT-wise]
You can apply online from your home for Lockdown Covid-19 e-pass during these 21 days countrywide lockdown. Since the lockdown is till 14 April (if no extended), so there’s 3 more days.
Although everyone is supposed to keep themselves inside their home during this period, you may need to go out for some emergency or unavoidable situations. This is unless you’re performing your official duty which comes under essential services.
So here’s the link and how to apply online for Curfew pass of your state. Just select the link against your state/UT.
Details Required to Apply for Lockdown Covid-19 E-Pass Online
Please note the following details that you will need while applying for E-Pass for Curfew during the Covid-19 Lockdown.
- Applicant’s Name
- Father’s Name
- Mobile Number (For OTP and info on Pass Application Status)
- ID such as Aadhaar Card
- Applicant’s District, Village Name
- Vehicle RC (If taking vehicle with you)
- Other documents as required by the authority
The government has notified that all essential services will continue to function. That means if you’re an employee of any such organisation/service, you will not be required to apply for Covid-19 E-Pass online. You can just show your service ID in case required by the police on your way to and from work.
The list of Essential Services as notified are listed below for your reference.
Law, Order and Magisterial Duties
Vehicle (Truck, Cars, Bike etc. for Emergency)
Govt Health Worker (Govt. Doctors/ Health Official)
Urban Local Bodies & Rural Development
Public Bank Employee
It /ITES/ Telecom
Bank / ATM Visit
Other Govt. Employees
Essential Supply Transportation
Essential Supply Distribution
Essential Items Manufacturing
Private Health Practitioner
Private Bank Employee
Private Telecom / Internet Services
For How many days is the E-Pass valid?
Once you applied for the Covid-19 Lockdown E-Pass and get approved, it is valid for 1 day only. If however, the situation demands and on the decision of competent authority, thisy may be extended for more than 1 day. But note that you will be granted (if granted) pass for a single day only.
All applicants may note that applying for pass does not guarantee you an issue of a curfew pass. In fact, many applications have been rejected and yours too can be rejected if the reason, ID or any other details are not furnished correctly and properly.
Do I Need to Apply for E-Pass to buy Vegetables/Medicines?
No. The government has made arrangements for all its citizens that these basic essentials such as Food and Vegetables, Medicines are not running short on supply. So there are authorized representatives who will visit your locality and sell these at government prescribed or regulated rates.
The Prime Minister Mr. Modi himself assured all Indian Citizens that there is no need to panic. You don’t need to purchase your household requirements in bulk or for the whole 21 days lockdown. Foods, Water, Electricity supply will be kept regular so that the basic needs of the people are met.
Will the Lockdown Gets extended beyond April 14?
The whole purpose of the lockdown is to isolate oneself from others. Except for family members, you must avoid meeting other people unless extremely necessary. Domestic travel has been restricted. Schools, Offices have been closed.
All these measures are necessary and taken by the government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus or Covid-19. Since the virus and the disease is highly contagious, everyone must be aware of the necessary measures to be taken at individual, community and national level.
In view of the prevailing situation and the rise of the Covid-19 cases in India, extension of lockdown may be implemented in various states if not at national level. However, details of the same will be updated as and when available.
Things to Do during covid-19 Lockdown Period
One a side note, if you’re looking for things to do during coronovirus lockdown period, maybe creating a blog is one good idea. In fact, you can even make money with a blog even as a beginner if you know how to do it.