Haryana allows officers of under secretary level or below to work from home

Chandigarh, Apr 17 (UNI) Amid rapid spurt in the cases of COVID-19, in view of health and safety of employees, Haryana Government has decided that officers of the level of Under Secretary or equivalent and below be allowed to work from home and their physical attendance in office be restricted to 50 per cent of the actual overall strength.

A letter in this regard has been issued by the Chief Secretary office. All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary, equivalent and above are to attend office on regular basis.

As per the issued orders, Rosters for employees attendance to be prepared by concerned Divisional/ Wing Heads. Individual Wing Heads can, however, call for more than 50 percent physical attendance of any of the categories in their wings, if required on administrative grounds.

All officials who do not attend office on a particular day are to make themselves available on Telephone and other electronic means of communication at all times from their residence and work from home.

All officials residing in containment zones shall continue to be exempted from coming to office till the containment zone is de-notified.

All officials who attend office shall strictly follow Covid appropriate behaviour including wearing of mask, physical distancing, use of sanitizer and frequent hand washing with soap and water.

Crowding in lifts, staircases, corridors, common areas including refreshment kiosk and parking areas is to be strictly avoided. Meetings, as far as possible to be conducted through video-conferencing.

Besides above directions, all employees of the age of 45 years and above are advised to get themselves vaccinated.

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