Individuals in Rajasthan, who have to step out of their houses for “unavoidable work”, will have to get an e-pass using the Rajasthan government’s RajCop Citizen app, Bhagwan Lal Soni, Additional Director General of Police, Crime Branch, Jaipur, told MediaNama. Similarly, "companies" will also have to apply for these passes in case their employees have to step out of their homes for such work. Soni did not clarify what “unavoidable work” would constitute. The RajCop Citizen app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times on the Google Play Store. Soni told us that the app itself is not new, and only the ability to register for lockdown passes has been added to it via an update. News agency PTI first reported this. E-commerce delivery of essential goods allowed with valid ID: E-commerce companies’ delivery agents will be allowed to deliver in Rajasthan without a government-issued pass, Soni told us. However, the RajCop Citizen app has e-commerce companies listed under the "nature of work" option. Delivery agents need to have valid ID cards, and the police on the ground can "check" if they are delivering essential goods or not, Soni said. This is the first time that a uniform e-pass policy has been implemented across a state during the lockdown. Before this, we've reported on Gurugram Police and Faridabad Police coming out with separate orders for movement of people on the streets. Also, while Navi Mumbai residents need to have an e-pass to avail essential services, it isn't clear if e-commerce companies also require passes. However,…
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