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DoPT Memorandum for Central Government Employees during Covid-19 Outbreak

DoPT Memorandum for Central Government Employees during Covid-19 Outbreak
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-March-2020 20:21 IST
DoPT Memorandum

 As per fresh Office Memorandum (OM) issued by the Ministry of Personnel, all the Ministries and departments have been instructed that while drawing up roster of staff who are required to attend essential services within their respective Ministries or departments, they may keep in mind that employees who are “Persons with Disability” (PwD) or “Divyangjans” are exempted.

View: Guidelines for protection and safety Of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) during COVID-19 – DoPT O.M.

Pertinent to mention that as per an earlier Office Memorandum issued by DoPT immediately following the imposition of 21 day lockdown, the Heads of Departments (HoDs) were asked to draw a list of staff that are “absolutely necessary” to carry out additional essential services within the department.

View: COVID 19 Outbreak: Absolutely necessary staff will attend office and others will work from home – Partial Modification in DoPT OM

Meanwhile, through another memorandum issued by DoPT, timeline for submission of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) in respect of Group-A officers of Central Services has been extended for the year 2019-20, in the light of the situation arising out of the spread of Covid-19. As per the earlier schedule, the date for distribution of blank APARs to all concerned officers was 31st March, which has now been revised and extended upto 31st May.

Similarly, the date for the submission of self-appraisal by an officer to the Reporting Officer(RO) was 15th April as per the earlier schedule,  but it has now been revised and extended upto 30th June.

View: COVID-19 Outbreak – Extension of time lines for submission of APAR i.r.o. Gp A Officer for 2019-20: DoPT Order dated 27.03.2020

Meanwhile, most of the officials have been asked to  continue to work from home and remain available on telephone and electronic means of communication. They may be asked to make themselves available if and when required.

View: Function office with skeletal staff – Draw up a Roster of essential services Staff – Preventive measures Covid-19 DoPT Order 22.03.2020


Source: PIB