North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 28th August 2020
Subject:- Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 – Closure of Departmental Canteens.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department OM of even number dated 20th April. 2020 whereby, as a part of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, it was decided to close all Departmental Canteens until further orders.
2. As the re-opening of prohibited activities has gradually been allowed, it has been decided to open the Departmental Canteens located in Ministries/Departments of Government of India in Delhi.
3. All the Ministries/Departments/offices as well as the Central Government employees are, therefore, directed to ensure strict compliance of instructions issued by MHA, MoH&FW and DOPT from time to time on social distancing norms and health & hygiene practices etc. The canteen employees may be advised to strictly follow hygiene & safety protocols and to avoid crowding, especially at the distribution/sale counters.
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India