Bhubaneswar: All departments of the Odisha Government and sub-ordinate offices in the twin cities Bhubaneswar and Cuttack shall function with 75% strength of employees (all staff including Group-A officers) during the month of January, 2021, an order of the General Administration & Public Grievance Department said today.
All Odisha Government offices throughout the state will remain closed on Saturdays, the order said.
The 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.
In case of detection of any COVID case among the office employees, the concerned office will follow the protocol issued by the Government.
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 about the scale of operations in sub-ordinate and field offices, the order added.