Bhubaneswar: Considering the COVID-19 situation, the Odisha government has decided that its offices in the Twin City of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will function with 50% of staff strength in November.
According to an official notification, all departments of the government and sub-ordinate offices will have 50% strength of employees including Group-A officers during the month. The departments and heads of offices will decide which employees will attend the duty.
However, the essential offices and services including SRC and OSDMA, Police, Fire, Health, Municipality will operate with full strength.
The departments have been asked to ensure that COVID-19 guidelines are strictly followed by the employees to prevent further spread of coronavirus. In case of detection of the disease among the employees, the office will follow the government protocol.
The employees, who have been provided with VPN, have been asked to work from home if they are asked not to attend office. They must be available to attend to any office work of urgent nature at short notice and be available on telephone at all times. All state government offices will remain closed on Saturdays.