Haryana restricts bodily attendance in govt places of work to 50 per cent

Today News Online Service 
Chandigarh, April 17 

Amid a COVID spike, the Haryana government on Saturday has issued orders restricting physical attendance to 50 per cent in offices. 

In an order addressed to administrative secretaries, heads of departments, commissioners, deputy commissioners, managing directors of corporations and registrars of universities, the Chief Secretary told them to allow officers of the level of undersecretaries or their equivalent, and below to work from home, and their physical attendance in the offices be restricted to 50 per cent. 

The order said, that all officers of the level of deputy secretaries or their equivalent, and above are to attend offices regularly. 

The CS added that the officers attending the offices stagger their timings of arrival between 9 am and 10 am, to avoid crowding in the lifts and corridor. 

The officials, who don’t attend their office on a particular day have been told to keep them available on the telephone, and other electronic means of communication. 

All those residing in containment zones have been exempted from attending office. 

Those attending offices have been advised to adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour, and also to avoid crowding in lifts, stairs, corridors, refreshment kiosks, parking areas and other common areas. 

The officers have been told to hold meetings through video conferencing as far as possible. 

Entry of outsiders and visitors to the offices is to curtailed appropriately. 

The Chief Secretary has also advised all employees above the age of 45 to get vaccinated. 

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