Odisha govt advises depts to function with 50% staff in July for COVID-19

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Bhubaneswar: As July is deemed as the crucial month for fight against coronavirus, the Odisha government has asked all the departments to function with 50% staff strength.

The General Administration & Public Grievance Department notification on Tuesday said the departments and subordinate offices should perform the official work with 50% of the employee’s strength. This included the Group-A Officers. This is being done in July in view of the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in the state.

The GA&PG dept notification further said that the departments are at liberty to decide the manner of selection of employees who will attend office.

The government order said the officers/staff who have been provided with VPN may be allowed to work from home in this hour of crisis.

The order advised the employees to remain alert and be available to attend to work at short notice and on the telephone. Those who are not attending the office are to stay indoors.

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