With pandemic curve not fully bent, VPs must continue with SOPs’ enforcement

18 Oct 2021  |   06:45am IST

With pandemic curve not fully bent, VPs must continue with SOPs’ enforcement

Citizen Amit Laad Ponda

Although COVID-19 instances have not come below management but, nonetheless we discover individuals overlooking the fundamental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) comparable to sporting of face masks and sustaining social distance. 

In observe, the village panchayats have been entrusted with the powers to implement these norms and situation fines on the involved defaulters. However, the panchayats usually fail to deal with this vital matter. 

In the Village Panchayat of Adpai-Durbhat jurisdiction in Ponda Taluka, the state of affairs on this regard has worsened to an excellent extent. 

Residents, particularly the youth have been seen transferring and not using a face masks. Migrant labourers employed on the development websites additionally add to this checklist. Some put on masks just for identify’s sake and is usually present in a misplaced situation. Even on the native retailers and tea stalls, social distancing is not being adopted. Such a state of affairs is probably going to provide rise to COVID-19 instances thereby turning it harmful to every body. 

It was the necessity of the hour for the elected representatives on the Village Panchayat of Adpai-Durbhat to watch the prevailing state of affairs and provoke applicable motion towards the defaulters. 

In case fines had been levied every now and then, the a lot wanted self-discipline would have been imbibed amongst public at massive. In this regard, North Goa Traffic Police must be complimented for having fined 10,000 individuals in September 2021 in North Goa for non-wearing of masks. 

In case, this village panchayat had fined the defaulters, it might have earned income in assembly a few of its bills. But no constructive motion has been seen on this severe matter. The Directorate of Panchayats as a reliable authority ought to take a notice of this vital matter and situation a contemporary round to all village panchayats within the State for assuring strict enforcement of SOPs pertaining to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The panchayats failing to provoke motion towards the defaulters ought to not be spared at any occasion, however taken to activity with none discrimination. Of course, self-discipline on this vital matter must be imbibed in any respect prices.


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