Bhubaneswar: All the Departments and sub-ordinate Offices of Odisha Government shall perform official work with 50 percent of the employees’ strength in the month of August 2020, read an order of the State Government on Friday.
“Keeping in view the unabated rise in COVID infections, it has been decided that all the Departments and sub-ordinate Offices shall perform official work with 50% of the employees’ strength (all staff including Group-A Officers) in the month of August 2020 and ensure that the Government work does not suffer,” stated the order released by General Administration & Public Grievance Department.
The order further read that all the State Government offices will remain closed on Saturdays. The Departments / Heads of Offices are at liberty to decide the manner of selection of employees who will attend Office on roster basis.
However, the essential offices/services such as SRC and OSDMA offices, Police, Fire Services, Health services, Municipal services etc. shall function in full strength. Further, the Officers/staff who have been provided with VPN shall work from home, when not assigned roster duty.
They must be available to attend to any office work of urgent nature, at short notice and be available on telephone at all times. All government employees shall abide by the instructions and guidelines issued from time to time to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Odisha, the order added.