‘If govt can monitor Tasmac shops, it can monitor typewriting centres’– msnj bench
Madurai: The district administration and police officials, who are able to maintain law and order and social distancing norms when Tasmac shops are functioning in a full-fledged manner, are equally capable of maintaining the same if typewriting institutes are allowed to function in a staggered manner with limited students on shift basis, Madras high court said on Thursday.
A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam also directed the state government to file a status report on a plea filed by L Senthil, state president of the Tamil Nadu Typewriting – Computer Institutes Association , seeking relaxation for the functioning of typewriting and computer institutions in the state.
Earlier, during the course of hearing, senior counsel appearing for the petitioner submitted that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government had ordered the closure of typewriting institutions and the same has been extended till August 31. He said that the state had permitted hotels to function with 50% capacity and had granted relaxation for the functioning of gyms.
The state had also permitted the functioning of Tasmac shops with full capacity, but typewriting institutes which function on a shift basis have not been allowed. He further said that the government did not extend any financial assistance to those running such institutes.
If the institutes are permitted to function, then all norms, including social distancing would strictly be followed and if there are any infractions, the authorities can take appropriate action, he said.