The government has appointed 106 officers of the BCS administration cadre as executive magistrates to run the mobile courts amid the strict restrictions imposed by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Ministry of Public Administration issued the order on Wednesday (June 30). It has been directed to run Mobile Courts under the office of the Divisional Commissioner in accordance with Section 5 of the Mobile Court Act, 2009 with the power of the Executive Magistrate as per Section 10(5) of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.
From Thursday (July 1), the Executive Magistrates have been directed to carry out their duties as per the directions of the respective Divisional Commissioners.
The Cabinet Department issued a notification on Wednesday imposing restrictions on the movement of people from July 1 to prevent the spread of corona infection. The notification asked to appoint Army, BGB, Police, RAB and Ansar to implement the lockdown or restrictions. Do not leave the house except for urgent needs.
The Armed Forces Department will deploy the necessary number of troops to ensure effective patrolling at the field level under the 'Army in Aid to Civil Power' provision. The District Magistrate will contact the local army commander to confirm the matter.
It is also said that the District Magistrate will coordinate with the concerned officers of the district level to determine the jurisdiction, procedure and timing of Army, BGB, Police, RAB and Ansar recruitment and patrolling. Also, if any special activities are required locally, take action in that regard. The concerned Ministries/Departments will give necessary instructions in this regard at the field level.
The Ministry of Public Administration will ensure the appointment of the required number of Executive Magistrates at the field level, the notification said.