They will be required to Work from Home
New Delhi, Jan. 9 (Delhi Crown): Amid the current Covid surge, pregnant women employees and ‘Divyang’ employees will be exempted from attending regular office, however they will be required to work from home, announced Union Minister for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Sunday.
Besides, he said, all officials and staff living in the Containment Zones shall also be exempted from coming to office till the time Containment Zone is de-notified.
The minister further said that the physical attendance of government servants below the level of Under Secretary has been restricted to 50% of the actual strength, and the remaining 50% shall work from home.
Roster will be prepared accordingly by all the departments concerned, he added.
The officials/staff who are not attending the office and are working from home shall remain available on telephone and other electronic means of communications at all times, added the Minister.
In order to avoid overcrowding in the office premises, the minister said that the officials/staff shall follow staggered timings i.e., (a) 9:00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., and (b) 10:00 am to 6.30 p.m.
Meanwhile, all officers/staff have been advised to ensure strict compliance of COVID-appropriate behaviour i.e. frequent washing of hands/sanitisation, wearing face mask/face cover and observing social distancing all the time.
Proper cleaning and sanitisation of the workplace, particularly frequently touched surfaces, may also be ensured.