Amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown that came into effect from March 25, Secretariat administration department of Dispur, Assam, has issued a set of directives for its employees that must be adhered to until the end of the fourth phase of the lockdown.
Here are the guidelines issued by the Government to the Secretariat employees:
All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above have been asked to attend office on all working days. The senior-most Secretary of the Administrative Department has been asked to issue an order for attendance of officers and staff up to the rank of Under Secretary in a staggered manner. At the same time, female employees with Children below 5 years of age have been asked not to attend office till the end of the current phase of the lockdown, that is, May 31.
Additionally, the persons with co-morbid conditions as well as pregnant women shall be working from home during the ongoing period of lockdown. Officers and staff, who are not required to attend office on a particular day, shall work from home and they should be available on telephone and electronics means of communications at all times, the Government said.
However, these instructions shall not apply to the offices and employees engaged in essential and emergency services and those who are engaged in the battle against the deadly contagion. These instructions shall not apply to the offices and employees engaged in essential/ emergency services and those directly engaged in taking measures to control spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the senior-most Secretary of the Administrative Department has been instructed to ensure the maintenance of protocol in respect of social distancing, sanitization in their respective departments and offices as per the Centre's directives to combat the virus.