J&K Govt Orders 50% Attendance In Offices

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Srinagar: The Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha led Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday ordered 50 percent attendance of employees in the government offices in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus in the Union Territory.

In an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), it has been stated that with a view to ensure adherence to social distancing norms in government offices across the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, attendance of employees in these offices shall be regulated.

“All officers of the level of Under Secretary and above shall attend office on all working days. For regulating the attendance of officers and the staff below the level of Under Secretary, all heads of departments/ offices shall prepare a roster so as to ensure that 50 % of staff attends office on every alternate day,” reads the order issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner/ Secretary to the government.

The order further states that the staff which is not required to attend office on a particular day, shall work from home and shall be available on telephone and electronic means of communication all the times.

“This shall not apply to offices in Civil Secretariat and move offices where staff has already been split by half,” the order reads, adding “Bio-metric attendance shall continue to be suspended till further order,”

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