CM appoints 16 nodal officers to bring back stranded Gujaratis outside the state


Chief Minister of the state Vijay Rupani has taken a crucial decision for brining back the stranded Gujaratis from outside Gujarati amidst the lockdown. It is to be noted here that the Chief Minister has already brought back 2720 stranded Gujaratis which included students, pilgrims etc from various parts of the country. This includes 991 from Rajasthan 464 from Uttar Pradesh, 743  from Uttarakhand, 283 from Madhya Pradesh and 95 from Chattisgarh.

Providing details of the CM’s decision, Secretary to CM Ashwani Kumar said, “The Chief Minister has appointed 8 IAS and 8 IPS officers for bringing back stranded Gujaratis from various parts of the country as per directions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. In addition to that, the Chief Minister has also instructed the nodal officers to guide the regional administration to ensure that all those migrants who wish to return to their home states can do so through adequate safety measures.”

The list of officers appointed by the Chief Minister are :

In addition to that, the Chief Minister has appointed Dhananjay Dwivedi, Principal Secretary as the state nodal officer for the same in order to guide the team of 16 officers. Dwivedi shall keep a record of all the inter-state travel on a day to day basis.

One can provide the details of stranded people on the 1070 helpline number.  The task will be carried out in a phase wise manner and is likely to be completed in 10-15 days. The stranded people are required to file an online application and a dedicated web portal called the Digital Gujarat Portal has been created for the same. The same portal can be used by all those migrants who are in Gujarat and wish to return to their home state.

The procedure to file an application is:

  • Register yourself on the Digital Gujarat Portal
  • Login to the portal
  • Click on ‘Request New Service’ and then select ‘Others’ from the dropdown menu
  • Click on Inter State Pass.

All those who wish to use their personal vehicle for returning to their home state are required to provide the details of their vehicles. In addition to that, the details of each and every person has to be submitted to the authorities along with the necessary ID proof.

The CM has made it clear that only asymptomatic people will be allowed to enter the state. All those with cough, fever, cold and other such symptoms shall not be permitted to enter in Gujarat.  Similarly , all those who are completely healthy will be allowed to return to their home state from Gujarat.

All the migrants willing to return home from Gujarat will undergo necessary medical examination and all those who are completely healthy will be provided with a certificate stating the same. The CM has directed the District Collectors to undertake this work at Primary and Community Health Centres. A team of health workers will be appointed in urban areas for the same.

All the Gujaratis who are stranded outside will be required to file an application in at the concerned District Collector’s offices. In order to ensure the ease of citizens, the Department of Administrative Reforms and Training, GAD will facilitate for their return.

The people will undergo health check up upon their return and will be home quarantined for 14 days incase they show no symptoms. Incase they do show symptoms, they will undergo necessary medical treatment as per the protocol. The people returning from various parts of Gujarat will have to manage the return on their own and provide details of the vehicles to the administration.

All those people using small vehicles shall be immediately given the necessary permission.  However, the state administration will contact the concerned officers from other states and ensure the return of all those people who wish to travel in groups using bigger vehicles.

The CM has clearly instructed the nodal officers to follow the guidelines issued by MHA for inter-state travel amidst lockdown.