LOCK DOWN 4
Two Different Orders.The NDMA(national disaster management authority) issued order no.1-29/2020-PP dated 17–5-2020 for the extension of lock down upto 31-5-20.sd/-member secretary NDMA.As per this order there is no mention of extension of further lock down in Union Territories across the country.This order was forwarded to NEC (national executive committee) for further directions and guidelines. The NEC issued order vide No.40-3/2020-DM-A date 17-5-20 for further extension of lock down 4, as per previous orders. sd-Home Secretary Chairperson NEC as per order of NDMA. The important question arises, who is supreme to issue further lockdown. When NDMA has not specifically mentioned Union Territories in its order for further extension of lockdown,one fails to understand how NEC of its own can extend the lockdown in Union Territories across the country. There is conflict between the two orders. Both the orders of NDMA and NECare required to be rectified otherwise the extension of lock down in Union Territories will be without any legal basis and justification and may create confusion in the extension of further lock down in Union Territories.
Bharat Bhushan Sharma (Advocate)