21 Apr 2020Posted By: Mudit Handa

Lockdown 2.0: Complete List of Essential Activities Allowed after April 20

As we know that the Novel Coronavirus disease or the COVID-19 has hit above 110 nations of the world. Owing to the great number of deaths globally resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, the whole world is under complete deadlock. In India, the government had imposed a lockdown throughout the country till 14th April 2020. Seeing the severity of the pandemic, the government has now extended the period of lockdown till 3rd May 2020

On 20th April 2020, the government reviewed the condition and decided to allow restoration of some essential activities. 

However, the government has directed to take the much needed precautionary measures to prevent coronavirus infection, at those units where the essential activities have been now restored.


I. List of Essential Activities that are allowed after 20th April 2020

Here is the Complete List of all those Essential Activities that are allowed after 20th April 2020:

  1. All health services, including those under the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

  2. Agricultural & Related Activities.

  3. Fisheries 

  4. Plantations of Tea, Coffee, Rubber & Cashew with max. 50% of workers.

  5. Animal husbandry, including milch cattle

  6. Financial sector activities, including SEBI and insurance activities coordinated by  IRDAI.

  7. Social Sector activities, such as those for differently-abled, senior citizens and women. This includes anganwadis and activities of EPFO. very importantly, the government is paying the EPF contributions of both employees as well as the employers having EPF registration.

  8. Distance learning

  9. MNREGA works of irrigation and water management.

  10. Public utilities such as Oil & Gas, electricity, postal service, telecom, water, sanitation, waste management

  11. All forms of Inter & intrastate cargo

  12. The supply chain of all essential goods

  13. Construction activities in rural areas, and those related to the generation of renewable energy.

  14. Transportation of persons in the medical sector

And all the activities carried out by the Corona-fighters of India, including the police and the healthcare staff.

II. Private sector units to be opened during the lockdown

Here is the Complete List of all those Private sector units that are allowed to be opened after 20th April 2020:

  • Print & e-media houses

  • IT units with 50% strength

  • Vehicles of e-commerce companies like Flipkart, Amazon 

  • Courier companies

  • Cold storage & Warehousing

  • Hotels and lodging places

  • Entities related to quarantine activities 

III. Government sector units to be opened during the lockdown

Here is the Complete List of all those Government sector units that are allowed to be opened after 20th April 2020:

  • The Defence sector

  • Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)

  • Health & Family welfare

  • Disaster management

  • National Informatics Centre (NIC)

  • Food Corporation of India (FCI)

  • Customs Department

  • All ministries & departments.


Know in detail about the essential activities allowed after 20th April 2020.

If you need any sort of guidance with regard to business compliance such as GST registration, PF Registration, etc., please feel free to contact our business advisors at 8881-069-069.

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