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Delhi pollution: Centre expresses its unwillingness in favour of WFH

17/11/2021 at 12:23 PM

New Delhi, Nov 17: The Central government on Wednesday has told the Supreme Court that the government is not in favour of asking employees to work from home (WFH) amid the rise in pollution level in the national capital Delhi.

In its affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Centre has said that it has advised its employees to resort to carpooling to reduce the number of vehicles used by them for commuting.

The Centre has also said that the vehicles used by the Central government employees is a small fraction of the total vehicles used in the national capital and stopping their movement would not make much impact towards improving the air quality of Delhi.

“On work from home for central government employees, we have said that work has already suffered due to Covid. The number of central government vehicles in Delhi-NCR is not too high. There are more cons than pros when it comes to work from home. We have advised carpooling,” said Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

Worth mentioning, in the previous hearing on Monday, the Supreme Court has asked the Centre and Delhi government to consider work from home for at least a week in order to reduce the pollution level in Delhi.

Delhi is facing severe pollution problems and the air quality has continued to be remain in the “very poor” category.

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