Cuttack: The Odisha government has now included regional transport officials and staff of vehicles in its scheme of insurance coverage of Rs 50 lakh as they were requisitioned by the government for COVID-19 related duties.
Odisha Transport Commissioner Sanjeeb Panda has written to drivers and helpers of the vehicles requisitioned for the transportation of returnees in connection with COVID-19. Similarly, RTO officials will be covered under the Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme.
He asked the RTOs and Deputy Transport Commissioners to maintain official records of the staff including personnel deployed through outsourcing in connection with COVID-19 related duties.
They have been deployed on duties at different border check posts, requisitioning of vehicles and railway stations for receiving the stranded persons coming from other states to Odisha.