NEW DELHI, Mar 25 : The fresh guidelines issued today by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Government of India, suggest working with “absolutely necessary” staff.
This was disclosed here today by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also In-Charge DoPT, after a fresh Office Memorandum (OM) was issued.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Union Cabinet and there were hectic consultations at high level.
As per the DoPT circular, guidelines have been issued pursuant to a decision to impose a complete Lock-down, in view of the threat posed by Covid-19.
Certain offices have already been given exemption from the Lock-down, which include essential / emergency services. However, keeping in view the exigencies that have arisen in various departments not exempted under the guidelines, a fresh set of instructions has been issued.
As per the instructions issued today, each Head of Department may draw up a list of staff that are “absolutely necessary” to carry out essential additional services within the department. The list of such employees may be communicated to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), New Delhi district.
While an authorization letter will be issued by the DCP, the Staff members are also instructed to carry a copy of its print-out along with their official Identity Card, while coming to the office. The remaining staff should be asked to work from home.
However, as per the DoPT instructions issued earlier, the officials who are working from home should be available on phone / mobile and electronic means of communication, at all times. They should attend office, if called for, whenever required.