Central Government Offices will function with Skeletal staff – Earlier Orders cancelled
Head of Central Government Office will decide who will attend office to carry out essential service
Earlier Central Government ordered for working of 50% Central Government Employees at office and the remaining officers from Home – This order was cancelled by the present OM dated 22.03.2020
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Sub: Preventive Measure to contain the spread of COVID-19
(i) Heads of Department (HoDs) may draw up a Roster of Staff (all officers and employees, including consultants / contract of outsourced employees), who are required to render essential services within each Department. They alone may be asked to attend office from 23rd March until 31st March 2020. In other words, the office should function with skeletal staff. Officials who are working from home should be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times. They should attend Office if called for, in case of exigencies of work.
(ii) Similar instructions should be issued to Attached / Subordinate offices, Autonomous / Statutory Bodies.
(iii) The Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) may issue similar instructions regarding Financial Institutions and Public Sector Undertakings.
(iv) These instructions shall not apply to Officers and employees engaged in essential / emergency services and those directly engaged in taking measures to control spread of COVID 19.
2. These instructions shall be applicable with immediate effect.
Additional Secretary of Government of India