Revalidation of e-Passes

Port Blair, June 01: The District Administration, South Andaman has been continuing with its preparedness for fighting COVID-19 and has initiated various measures to curb the spread and enforced restrictions at all places and it was notified that valid e-passes shall be issued by the office of the District Magistrate based on the certification from the concerned organization while imposing lockdown in South Andaman District w.e.f. 24.05.2021.

                Based on the requests from essential service providers, wholesalers, retailers etc. e-passes were issued by the District Administration, South Andaman and it was found that many persons started misusing the e-pass and were found roaming unnecessarily on roads. In view of above facts and in order to enforce strict enforcement measures all e-passes issued w.e.f. 25.05.2021 stands withdrawn with immediate effect.

e-Pass has been modified and launched once again w.e.f. 01.06.2021 in order to ensure bare minimum movement of public, to prevent the misuse of already issued passes and counter fake passes.

                Procedure for new e-Pass is as follows: –

  1. Those who were issued e-passes do not have to re-apply. Based on their current necessity and requirement, new e-pass will be issued with the same application ID or will be rejected.
  • Those who do not have e-pass need to apply afresh.

                The District Administration has also formed various teams for strict checking of e-passes and vehicles allowed in the permit as well as the purpose for which the e-pass has been granted.

The general public is hereby cautioned not to indulge in misuse of the e-pass, else strict action as deemed fit under relevant sections of Disaster Management Act, 2005 will be taken against the defaulter, which will further  result in seizure of the vehicle and also the premises for which e-pass has been generated. Violation, if any, can also be reported in District Control Room numbers 03192-238881/240127, 1077 and watsapp no. 9531888844.

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