How to Get an E-Pass During Coronavirus Lockdown

Must Read

Procedure to Register a Society in India

A society is an association of individuals who come together to achieve a common purpose. This article provides a detailed procedure and various steps for registration of society in India along with various documents required for it.

Procedure to File a Complaint Against a Lawyer

Advocacy is considered a noble profession, however, Professional misconduct results in disgraceful or dishonourable conduct that does not befit an advocate. This Article will cover the essential Procedure for filing a complaint against a lawyer.

Procedure to Apply for a Gift Deed

A gift deed is a legal document that represents the transfer of moveable or immovable property. It is referred to as legally binding documents defined under Section 122 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1822. Here in this article, the procedure to apply for a gift deed is enunciated.

How to File a Case Before NCLT

This Article provides the Procedure to file a case in the NCLT.

Legal Procedure Involved in Organ Transplant

With multiple health issues arising in the present times, the need for transplantation of organs is rising. This Article discusses the primary legislation governing organ donation and transplantation in India is the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, (THOTA), 1994.

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Case in NCLT

In this Article you will learn about relevant information, procedures and suggestions essential to be known before filing a case in the NCLT.

Follow us

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the human race. The pandemic has forced most countries into lockdowns with varying levels of severity. For instance, the Prime Minister of India on March 24th, 2020 initiated a lockdown by invoking the Disaster Management Act, 2005, (To sum it up, Covid-19 has been declared a ‘disaster’ as per the Act). 

What is an e-pass?

To clarify, E-pass is a government-issued permit to prove to the security forces that you have clearance to move intrastate or interstate. Therefore it contains the name, vehicle number, validity details like date of travel, origin and destination of travel, time period of allowed and a QR code. For instance, an e-pass issued by the Government of Meghalaya looks like:

How to Get an E-Pass During Coronavirus Lockdown

Procedure to get an E-pass

Step I: Access Website

Firstly, you need to visit the centralised portal where you can apply for e-pass at Government of India | e-Pass for Movement During Lockdown 

How to Get an E-Pass During Coronavirus Lockdown

Step II: State Selection

 On this screen, click on the green tab ‘Select state to apply e-pass’. Select the State you want to travel to from the drop-down list of States.

Step III: Type of Pass

There is an option to types of passes that particular State is offering. Select the type of e-pass required from the options provided by clicking on them. Make sure that your selection matches your need for the pass; otherwise, your application can be denied.

For Example, Assam offers a choice between the following types of passes:

  1. Issuance of Essential Service Pass
  2. Issuance of e-Pass for delivery of essential commodities
  3. e-Pass for Inter State Stranded Persons

Step IV: Redirection to State Website

Clicking on the type of e-pass needed redirects one to the official website of the selected State, and a form requiring your details will appear on the screen.

Step V: Fill the form

Fill in the details that the form requires you to provide. The information asked by the form varies across States.

In this step, provide a current phone number as it will be verified via an OTP and the confirmation of the issued pass will also be intimated on this number.

 For instance, the Maharashtra e-pass website asks for:

1.  A photo ID proof

2. Valid organisation documents

3. Medical report

4. Company ID 

Finally, After filling the required information, review your details and click on ‘Submit’. Consequently, if the filing process is correct an application number is issued to the applicant.

Note: In Case of Discrepancies in the Form

If there is any discrepancy in applying, the applicants can contact the local police station and get it resolved. 

 How to track the status of your Application

Step I: State Selection

 Under the Track application tab provided on the right of the Application Tab, Select the state for which you have filled the application form.

Step II: Entering credentials

  On the pop up on the screen, you can check its status by entering credentials like:

  • Application Reference Number
  • Application submission date
  • Name of the applicant
  • Estimated date of arrival in destination.

Subsequently, the status of your application will be displayed on the screen.

Step III: Approval

When E-pass is approved, a message containing the link will be sent to the registered phone number and the pass can be downloaded.

 After that is essential to carry the e-pass, either a hardcopy or softcopy, with you, when you leave the house. The pass after being issued also shows inside the Aarogya Setu app.

Further Information 

The centralised system developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is currently used by 17 states to ease the process of procuring of e-passes. 

These are the direct links for procuring e-passes in other Indian states. 

WhatsApp Application For An E-Pass

Furthermore, the Delhi Government is also using WhatsApp to issue e-passes. Therefore, an applicant can submit personal details via WhatsApp. That is to say that the details must include name, address, details for the urgent reasons, time period, time frame, vehicle number and copy of identification proof.

The area-wise contact-numbers are as follows:

  • North East District: 8860425666, 9540895489 
  • East District: 8375878007, 8447200084
  • New Delhi district: 9540675392, 9873743727
  • South-East District: 8595258871, 8595246396
  • Central District: 7428336279, 7428210711
  • North District: 8595298706, 8595354861
  • Shahdara district: 8595272697, 8595274068
  • West District: 9414320064, 8595252581
  • South District: 9599649266, 9643150027
  • North West District: 8595559117, 8595543375
  • South West: District: 9971518387, 9971526953

(It is important to note that the e-pass is compulsory for any individual who goes out depending on the area and activity for which it is required. )


Libertatem.in is now on Telegram. Follow us for regular legal updates and judgements from the court. Follow us on Google News, InstagramLinkedInFacebook & Twitter. You can also subscribe for our Weekly Email Updates. You can also contribute stories like this and help us spread awareness for a better society. Submit Your Post Now.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest News

“Consensual Affair” Cannot Be Defence Against the Charge of Kidnapping of the Minor, Sentence Reduced in View of Age Difference: Supreme Court

This Case concerns the appeal against the conviction under the charges of kidnapping and discussed whether the punishment was to be enhanced or not.   Brief...

Delhi HC to Municipal Corp: Paucity of Funds Not an Excuse for Non-Payment of Salaries and Pensions

The Delhi High Court ruled that the paucity of funds cannot be an excuse and pulled up municipal corporations for not paying salaries and pensions to their employees as the right to receive payment is a fundamental right guaranteed in our constitution.

US Supreme Court Reinstates Restriction on Abortion Pills

The Supreme Court of the United States granted the Trump administration’s request to reinstate federal rules requiring women to make in-person visits to hospitals...

Supreme Court Upheld “Environmental Rule of Law” in NGT Decision to Demolish Illegal Hotel on Forest Land

This case concerns the dispute relating to the additional construction of hotel-cum-restaurant structure in the Bus Stand Complex along with a bus stand and...

UK Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Policyholders in the COVID-19 Business Interruption Case

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court finally concluded the long-awaited COVID-19 business interruption case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Hiscox Action...

Kerala High Court Disposes of Writ Petition on Grounds That Reliefs Sought Are Already in Process of Being Granted, Directs State to Complete the...

Excerpt A single-judge bench consisting of Hon’ble Justice Shircy V. gave orders on the writ petition filed by the Petitioner. This writ is filed by...

Supreme Court Directs Government To Provide Free Education To Minor Children of Rape Victims

The Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi was directed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to make sure that minor children of rape victims are ensured free education till they attain the age of 14 years. The Court made the observation while hearing a plea filed by a woman who claimed that she belonged to the SC/ST group from Jharkhand. She was forced by a man after which her father lodged a complaint.

Aadhar Review Plea Rejected in a 4:1 Verdict by Supreme Court

The petition seeking the re-examination of the 2018 Aadhar Verdict which declares the Aadhar act constitutional and valid was dismissed by a 5-judge bench in a 4:1 verdict. In January the petitions were considered by a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, S Abdul Nazeer, Ashok Bhushan, and B R Gavai in the chamber and the order was up on the website on Wednesday.

New Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) Amendments Are Valid Says Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld the amendments in the insolvency and bankruptcy code which makes it mandatory for a minimum of 100 or 10% of home buyers of a project to initiate insolvency proceedings against a builder for not delivering flats or commercial shops on time.

[HUL – Sebamed Ad War] Bombay High Court Passed Injunction; Permits Sebamed Ad Against HUL’s Dove

The ad war between the German personal care brand Sebamed and the consumer goods giant Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) has come to an end. On January 19th, Bombay High Court passed an injunction order permitting the Sebamed ad against Hindustan Unilever’s Dove without any changes. It was observed that Sebamed ads were backed with evidence-based data. However, Sebamed was ordered to put an end to its advertisement that compared HUL soap bars Lux, Pears, and Santoor with Rin and detergent category.

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -