New Delhi (NVI): The government of Himachal Pradesh today decided to impose five days of office and sixth-day work from home for all government employees from December 1, to contain the further spread of COVID-19.
The decision was taken by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during a review meeting over COVID-19 with the district officials today.
A order issued later by Himachal Pradesh government stated that, “It is hereby ordered in the public interest that, all government servants of all classes (Class-I to Class-IV) and categories of posts, including those working on contractual, daily wages, part-time and outsourcing basis will attend office on all working days except on Saturdays.”
The order also said that, all employees or officers will work from home on all working Saturdays.
Besides, the employees, who are Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) an require assistance of other persons to reach the workplace, shall continue to be exempted from attending office till December 31.
“Other conditions stipulated in the earlier orders ibid will remain operative,” it added.
Apart from this, the chief minister said that the state government would also consider imposing a curfew from 9 pm to 6 am in the four districts of Shimla, Mandi, Kullu, and Kangra.
So far, the coronavirus tally in Himachal Pradesh stands at 38,327 with 612 deaths in the country, as per the Health Ministry data.