Bhubaneswar: All departments of the State Government and Sub-ordinate Offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack shall function with 50% strength of employees (all staff including Group-A Officers) during the month October 2020 and ensure that the office work does not suffer, the General Administration & Public Grievance (GA&PG) Department has said in an order issued today.
All State Government offices throughout the State will remain closed on Saturdays, the order added.
The order stated that Departments / Heads of Offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack may decide the manner of selection of employees who will attend office.
However, the essential offices/services such as SRC and OSDMA offices, Police, Fire Services, Health Services, Municipal services etc. shall function in full strength, the GA&PG department order clarified.
Besides, all officials and staff involved with the smooth functioning of the Assembly will attend office on all days of the on-going session, it added.
All precautionary measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic shall be strictly followed by the departments as well as the employees.
In case of detection of any COVID case among the office employees, the concerned office will follow the protocol issued by the Government.
The order stated that 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, it added.
Administrative Departments will decide about the scale of operations in Sub-ordinate and field offices, the order said.