Contractual/outsourced staff allowed to attend office on rotational basis till 4th April 2020

F.No. 11013/9/2014 – Estt(A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 20th March 2020


Sub: Preventive measures to achieve ‘social distancing’ to contain the spread of COVIDI9

In continuation of this Department’s OM of even no. dated 17th March 2020 and 19th March 2020, the following has been decided:-

(i) The officials appointed as Consultants/Advisors after retirement who are of the age of 60 years & above, may be allowed to work from home with the permission of Heads of Department (HoDs), without adversely affecting their consultancy fee/honorarium, till 4th April, 2020.

(ii) The contractual/outsourced staff may also be allowed to attend office on rotational basis as has been allowed for Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ officials, without deduction of any wages for their absence from work, upto 4th April, 2020.

2. These instructions shall be applicable to Ministries/Departments/attached and subordinate offices of Central Government. Similar instructions may be issued to Autonomous/Statutory Bodies.

(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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