News By/Courtesy: Ayush Garg | 20 May 2020 21:14pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Personnel Ministry has said, citing the national directives for COVID-19 management
  • With this order of the government, a change is expected in the government and private offices
  • According to the guidelines spitting in public places and offices would be punishable.

Several preparations are being made to deal with the coronavirus. Now the Ministry of Personnel has issued a guideline for government and private offices, which calls for imposing a fine or punishment against those who spit at the office or public place.
The order issued to all Central Government departments states that the guidelines should be strictly followed. With this order of the government, a change is expected in the government and private office where one can easily spot stains of 'pan' and 'gutka' spitted at some of the corners of walls or areas not frequented by many employees/public.
According to the guidelines shared by the Ministry of Personnel in National Instructions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, spitting in public places and offices would be punishable. Also, wearing of masks has been made mandatory in public places and offices. Work from home has been given priority for office work.
 "Staggering of work/business hours shall be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets, and industrial and commercial establishments. Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash, and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas," the directives said.
 "All persons in charge of workplaces shall ensure social distancing through the adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc," the directive said.
According to the guidelines issued, different opening hours have been fixed at the office, working place, shops, and commercial places. It has also been asked to arrange for the thermal screening and hand sanitizer.
 The Centre on Monday asked 50 percent of its junior employees, below the level of deputy secretary, to join work in the office. Till now, only 33 percent of such employees were asked to attend office due to the novel coronavirus lockdown.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 20 May 2020 21:34pm IST


Tags : Central Government, MHA guidelines

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