Odisha govt asks fully vaccinated employees to join office

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today asked its employees, who have received two doses of Covid vaccine, to attend offices.

The Departments and Heads of Offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will have the liberty to decide the manner of selection of employees who are not fully vaccinated to attend office on roster basis.

The General Administration & Public Grievance Department in its order stated all Departments of the State Government and Sub-ordinate Offices in the State shall function with 50% strength of employees during June 17 to 30. Officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above have been directed to attend Office daily.

The order further stated, however, the essential offices/ services such as SRC and OSDMA offices, Police, Fire Services, Health Services, Municipal services etc. will function in full strength.

The Officers and employees who are not assigned duty on roster, should work from home with VPN provided to them for attending the regular & pending works. Also, they must be available on telephone at all times to attend to any office work of urgent nature, at short notice, it mentioned.

Administrative Departments will decide about the scale of operations in sub-ordinate and field offices.

The employees with disability and pregnant women employees have been exempted from attending office and work from home.

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