Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has made it mandatory for fully vaccinated employees in the state to attend office.
However, The Departments and Heads of Offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have been given the liberty to decide the manner of selection of employees who are not fully vaccinated to attend office on roster basis.
The General Administration & Public Grievance Department has issued an order on Thursday which stated that all Departments of the state government and sub-ordinate offices in the state shall function with 50 percent strength of employees from June 17 to June 30.
However, officers of the rank of deputy secretary and above have been directed to attend office daily.
The order further stated that essential offices or services such as SRC and OSDMA offices, police, fire services, health services, municipal services among others shall function in full strength.
The order further mentioned that the officers and employees who are not assigned duty on roster, should work from home with VPN provided to them for attending the regular and pending works. Also, they must be available on telephone at all times to attend any office work of urgent nature, at short notice.
Administrative Departments will decide about the scale of operations in sub-ordinate and field offices.
The employees with disability and pregnant women employees have been exempted from attending office and work from home.