Holidays, leaves of Odisha Govt employees cancelled ahead of Cyclone Yaas

Bhubaneswar:  To expedite preparatory measures and ensure smooth rescue and relief operations post cyclone Yaas, Odisha Government has cancelled holidays and leaves of all Government employees with immediate effect.

Issuing the order, the General Administration and Public Grievance Department said all Government holidays are cancelled till May 31.  All Government officials are required to stay in respective headquarters and in no case, shall be permitted to leave headquarters without permission of the authority.

Leaves availed by all Government employees are cancelled and those on leave are required to join duty forthwith, said the department.

“In order to expedite pre-cyclonic arrangements and ensure post cyclonic rescue/relief operations in the vulnerable districts and facilitate provision of human resource, material and logistics support to the affected districts, it is imperative that all the state Government offices and officials remain in a state of readiness,” the order read.

Cyclone Yaas, which is likely to reach West Bengal and north Odisha coasts around May 26 evening, may severely affect the coastal as well as the adjoining districts of the state, the department cautioned.

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