Bhubaneswar: All departments of the Odisha Government and sub-ordinate offices in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack shall function with 50% strength of employees (all staff including Group-A Officers) during the month of November, an official notification said.
The Departments/Heads of Offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack may decide the manner of selection of employees who will attend office, it said.
However, the essential offices/services such as SRC and OSDMA, Police, Fire Services, Health Services, Municipal services etc. shall function in full strength.
All precautionary measures to curtail spread of COVID 19 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 notification said.
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. Administrative Departments will decide the scale of operations in subordinate and field offices, it added.
All State Government offices throughout the State will remain closed on Saturdays.