New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked private security agencies to protect employees from layoff and pay cuts.
In its advisory to private security agencies the MHA asked them to protect their employees during the lockdown period.
It advised the security agencies to take a humane approach to the issue as a number of employees would have been in distress due to the lockdown.
“Therefore, urge the Industry for empathy with its workforce, vital to its functioning and ensure that these workers continue to be treated on duty and paid according,” it added.
The guidelines issued by the MHA come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to deal with the spread of coronavirus, saying that “social distancing” is the only option to deal with the disease, which spreads rapidly.