Haryana government directed employees to work from home
Kanwar Inder Singh / royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
With a view to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19, Haryana Government has directed employees to work from home to ensure social distancing among them till March 31, 2020.
Giving more information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that from March 24, 2020 till March 31, 2020 or till further orders all the Administrative Secretaries should ensure that 50 percent of Group B, C and D employees are required in their departments (including Municipal Bodies, Corporations and Societies) to attend the office every day and the remaining 50 percent staff should work from home (headquarters and in the field offices in all districts).
He further said that a weekly roster of duty for Group B, C and D should be finalized and the employees should attend the office on alternate weeks. While deciding the roster for the first week, it is advised to include officials who are residing in close proximity to their office or use their own transport to travel to office, he added.
He said that no official posted in districts should leave the station without permission of Deputy Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner will have the discretion to requisition services of any official of any department for containing the spread of COVID-19.
He said that, all staff working from home should be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times and all the employees of all the departments who are working from home should also raise awareness in respect of prevention of COVID-19 among the households through social media and other modes of communication. They should also send a compliance report to CS Office, he added.
He said that social distancing norms and all precautions should be followed. It is directed that the entry of visitors is restricted in the offices but if absolutely necessary, such visitors may be admitted after proper screening i.e. thermal scanning and mandatory cleaning of hands with sanitizers.
He said that the HODs and Heads of offices should ensure best hygiene practices among employees and regular sanitization of offices, equipment and vehicles.
He further said that these directions are not applied to essential emergency services and supply of water and power.
He further said that these orders do not apply to the departments of Chief Secretary, Revenue Department, Health, Home, Agriculture, Public Health Engineering Development and Panchayat, Power, Irrigation, Urban Local Bodies, Medical Education, Information and Technology, Cooperation, Finance, Excise and Taxation, Information and Public Relations, Town and Country Planning (HSVP), Food and Civil Supplies Department and, Corporations and Societies under respective Municipal Bodies. In these departments the Administrative Secretaries will decide the number and category of staff which they need to call to office for maintenance of essential services both at head office and at field level.