In the fourth phase of the corona crisis, the coordination between the Center and the states is not seen as before. The lack of co-ordination in the states’ exit from lockdown has also been lacking. Many states are giving exemptions by interpreting the instructions of the Center in their own way, due to which confusion has increased and complaints are also being received.
In Delhi, all the personnel were asked by SCERT to go on duty in a normal manner, while the central government has been asked to call 50 percent of the personnel. Similarly, West Bengal refused to accept the night curfew. Guidelines regarding migrant laborers remained on paper in most states. Sources said that despite the directive of the Center, there is a clear lack of inter-state coordination for workers to run trains and buses.
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After giving more powers to the states in the fourth phase of lockdown, there is also a lack of control of the Center regarding the Disaster Act. The provision of punitive action on violation of law by the Center is also not applicable in the states. Sources said that there was confusion from the beginning about the lockdown instructions. Because of this, the Center had to issue more than a hundred explanations in various cases, but the commitment which was seen is broken in many places. Especially in the name of laborers, the Center and many states have appeared face to face.
At the same time there was fierce tug of war between the states. The crisis continues because of no single policy for migrant laborers. Sources say that the dialogue with the states from the Center is continuing. The officials appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs are working for coordination with the states, but due to political decisions, the consensus reached in the meetings is not fully implemented on the road. The economic crisis of the states is overshadowed by the advice to strictly implement the provision of lockdown. States are struggling with economic crisis. Due to this, the pressure to decide the policy according to local conditions is increasing.