Government office attendance limit to 50 percent

Imphal: In wake of the unprecedented rise in the numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country and sudden and alarming rise of Covid cases in Manipur in recent days Manipur government has notified to limit the office attendants to 50 percent as preventive measures to contain the spread of the contagion.

The notification said all administrative secretaries and deputy commissioners (DCs)/heads of department (HoDs) under the Government of Manipur may ensure that office attendance is limited to 50 percent of all employees on all working days, and the remaining 50 percent of staff work from home.

All administrative secretaries and DCs/HoDs are accordingly advised to draft a weekly roster of duty for all staffs, requiring them to attend office on alternate weeks. While deciding and issuing the roster for the first week, administrative secretaries and DCs/HoDs are advised to include officials who reside in close proximity to their respective offices or who use their own means of transportation to travel thereto.

The working hours for all employees who attend office on a particular working day should be staggered. It is suggested that three groups of employees may be formed for attending office as per the timings: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.

The officials who are working from home on any particular working day as per the roster drawn up should be available on telephone and other electronic means of communication at all times. They should attend office, if called for any exigency of work.

All officials residing in containment zones shall continue to be exempted from attending office till the containment zone is de-notified.

These instructions shall apply to attached/subordinate offices, autonomous/statutory bodies and societies/agencies under the state government. Administrative secretaries concerned shall ensure compliance with the same,

These instructions shall not apply to the departments/ offices and employees engaged in essential / emergency services and those directly engaged in taking measures to control spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

These orders shall be applicable with immediate effect and will remain in force till April 30, or further orders, whichever is earlier, the notification added.

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