Function office with skeletal staff – Draw up a Roster of essential services Staff – Preventive measures Covid-19 DoPT Order 22.03.2020
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
SUB: Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID -19
(i) Heads of Department (HoDs) may draw up a Roster of Staff (all officers and employees, including consultants/ contract and outsourced employees), who are required to render essential services within each Department. They alone may be asked to attend office from 23 March until 31st March 2020. In other words, the Office should function with skeletal staff. Officials who are working from home should be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times. They should attend Office if called for, in case of any exigencies of work.
Connected Order: Preventive measures COVID 19 – 50% Gp B & C Officers to attend office, 50% will work from home: DoPT Order 19.03.2020
(ii) Similar instructions should be issued to Attached/Subordinate Offices, Autonomous/Statutory Bodies.
(iii) The Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) may issue similar instructions regarding Financial Institutions and Public Sector Undertakings.
Connected Order: Allow Retired Consultant/Advisors work from home and Contractual/ Outsourced on rotation without loss in fee/wages – DoPT Order 20.03.2020 on COVID 19
(iv) These instructions shall not apply to the Officers and employees engaged in essential/emergency services and those directly engaged in taking measures to control spread of COVID 19.
2. These instructions shall be applicable with immediate effect.
Additional Secretary to the Government of India.
1. All the Ministries and Departments of Government of India
2. PMO/Cabinet Secretariat
3. PS to MoS(PP)
4. PSO to Secretary (Personnel)
5. Sr. Technical Director. NIC, DoPT