Centre eases norms regularising providers of employees failing to hitch workplace throughout lockdown

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 29

The central authorities relaxed norms on Tuesday for regularising its workers’ providers who failed to hitch workplace after go away or official tour on account of lack of public transport facility in the course of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.  

In on order issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) to all of the ministries and departments, the central authorities mentioned the choice was taken within the wake of this division receiving a number of references and queries from the staff who proceeded on go away with obligatory permission however couldn’t report for obligation resulting from journey restrictions.

In the order, whereas clarifying that such circumstances ought to handled the relaxed norms, the DoPT mentioned the ministries and departments “should avoid an unnecessary reference to it on the subject”.

Government servants who had been on official tour and had been unable to return to their headquarters resulting from non-availability of public transport ought to be “deemed to have joined duty on the date of expiry of official tour, if intimation in any form, indicating difficulty in joining duty due to non-availability of public transport/flights, has been given by the government servant to the office”, the order learn.

The similar provision is relevant for presidency workers who had been on go away earlier than the nationwide lockdown got here into impact on March 25, in response to the order. “In case of leave on medical grounds, this is subject to production of a medical/fitness certificate,” it added.

Citing a state of affairs of presidency servants who left the headquarters on March 21 (Friday), the weekend previous to the lockdown, however couldn’t return on March 23 resulting from non-availability of transport, the DoPT mentioned they shall be deemed to have joined on March 23, offered that they knowledgeable the workplace then.


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