Government Offices In Odisha To Function With 50 Percent Staff

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in mind the rise in Covid infections, the Government of Odisha General Administration & Public Grievance (GA& PG) Department has ordered all the departments to function with 50 percent task force.

The regulation however does not apply to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above who shall attend office daily.

The directive further said that, “it has now been reported that there has been large scale outbreak of Covid in some departments and heads of offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. It is essential to take immediate corrective action to stop further spread of infections in offices.

In view of the above, it has been decided that keeping in view the number of employees infected, the departments shall be at liberty to decide the scale of operations so as to further reduce the number of employees who will attend office.

In extreme cases, the office may be closed for the purpose of disinfection or function with only skeletal staff in order to ensure that essential works do not suffer.

Officers or staff who are not attending office and have been provided VPN shall work from home. They must be available to attend to any office work of urgent nature, on short notice and be available on telephone at
all times.

“Administrative Departments will decide about the scale of operation in subordinate and field offices.” added the ordered.


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