Pulwama: District Authorities today carried out a drive led by Officer on Special Duty for COVID -19 accompanied by Tehsildar Pulwama and health officials to enforce wearing of masks in public places in Pulwama.
During the drive a team of officials visited various places in the district and realized a fine of 11700 rupees as penalty from the persons not wearing masks at Public places.
It is worthwhile to mention that DDMA Pulwama has already notified penalties for spitting in public places and not wearing of masks in public places which warrants a fine of Rupees 500. Authorities in Pulwama have invoked section 34 of the Disaster Management act and has made it mandatory to wear face masks / face covers in public . Moreover restoring to spitting at public places has also been made an liable offence.
The market checking teams of FS&CA , Legal Meteorology and Food safety and standards under the supervision of Tehsildars / Executive Magistrates Ist Class have already been entrusted the task of regulating social distancing norms with an aim to break the chain of infection.
Social distancing at prominent places like grocery shops , vending points and other shops dealing with essential commodities has been made mandatory in the district.
The drive had been launched across the district for effective implementation of the order issued by the administration regarding regarding wearing of masks mandatory and prohibition of spitting at public places.
The team was also joined by SHO Pulwama who as a good will gesture distributed sweets among the frontline workers accompanying the Team.