Bhubaneswar, April 15: All department and sub-ordinate offices in the state will function with 50 per cent staff strength beginning from April 19.
According to an order issued by General Administration and Public Grievance Department, all departments of the government will function with 50% strength of employees (except officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above who shall attend Office daily) with effect from April 19.
The departments, heads of offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack shall be at liberty to decide the manner of selection of employees who will attend office and prepare roster of duty quickly.
However, the essential offices and services such as SRC and OSDMA offices, Police, Fire Services, Health Services, Municipal services etc. shall function in full strength.
In case of detection of any Covid case among the office employees, the concerned office will follow the protocol issued by the govemment.
The officers, staff who have been provided with VPN shall work from home, when not assigned roster duty. They must be available to attend to any office work of urgent nature, at short notice and be available on telephone at all times. Administrative Departments will decide about the scale of operations in Sub-ordinate and field offices.
Appropriate official arrangement should be made to ensure that the office work does not suffer.