Uttar Pradesh state government has increased the tenure of lockdown of socioeconomic activities in the state till May 24, 2021, in a bid to control the spread of the disease. While the lockdown means that citizens are not allowed to vaguely loiter around in the open, a provision for e-pass has already been implemented. Those who intend to move around in the state during the lockdown must obtain this e-pass available from the website rahat.up.nic.in.
As per the latest government rules, citizens in the state of UP must have a valid e-pass issued by relevant authorities in order to move within the state. The e-pass must be obtained by all citizens (except for those who are officially exempted). The official portal to get the e-pass is rahat.up.nic.in and it can be accessed using any compatible internet browser.
How to apply for UP e-pass?
Here is the step by step process to get the Uttar Pradesh e-pass from the official portal.
1st Step: At first, one must open the website rahat.up.gov.in.
2nd Step: On the homepage of the website, one can see the link to get the e-pass. One must click on this option.
3rd Step: After clicking on this link, one can switch the language from Hindi to English & vice-versa as per convenience.
4th Step: Now, one can see the option to apply for the e-pass on the top of the page.
5th Step: Here one must enter a valid mobile number to generate the OTP.
6th Step: In addition to the verification of the mobile number, one must also enter personal details as required.
7th Step: Now, one must also upload their photograph and proof of identity as per specifications mentioned on the portal.
8th Step: Check mark the acknowledgement box and proceed to submit the form.
Who are exempted from UP e-pass?
Certain individuals of the state are exempted from having the e-pass. They are allowed to move around in the state without the e-pass. The list of such individuals who are exempted can be checked below.
- Those who are involved in industrial activities.
- Delivery professionals are exempted. This includes such individuals who are professionally engaged in the delivery of food, medicine and other essential items.
- Anyone who is directly involved in the activity of transportation of essential commodities.
- Those who are involved in the medical and healthcare provision sector.
- Professionals who are involved in the e-commerce industry.
- Those who are involved in essential services including telecommunication, electronics, personal safety, water services, media (digital), finance etc. are also exempted from having the e-pass.
- Any patient who is under a medical emergency such as pregnant women.