GoI: Six Inter-Ministerial Teams formed after violations of Lock Down in the States

On April 20, 2020, six inter-ministerial teams were formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, violations of lock down were reported in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Maharashtra.


The teams formed are to submit a report to the central government after examining social distancing, lock down violations and attacks on medical professionals in the state. The teams are to issue directions to state authorities by making on-spot assessment of the situation.

The Team has been formed under Disaster Management Act, 2005.


The President can invoke President’s rule under Article 356 when a state government fails to abide by constitutional norms. After imposition of President’s rule, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha should approve president’s rule within 6 months.

The President’s rule shall also be imposed

  • When a State is unable to elect a leader
  • When a coalition breaks down and there is a minority government
  • When elections are postponed due to war, natural disaster and epidemics


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