Karnataka govt makes it mandatory for officials working in essential departments to attend office

South India

Karnataka government has asked its employees deployed in essential departments to present in the office in full strength from Tuesday.


The state government has notified all its departments such as Health, Family and Child Welfare department; Women Welfare department to ask its employees including board and corporation staff members to be present without fail.

Not only that, even grade A, B, but C and D grade officials and 33 per cent employees of non-essential departments (excise, housing, co-operation departments) have also been asked to reach their workplaces as per the orders.

The Karnataka government on Sunday extended the existing Covid-19 lockdown measures in the state by two days.

Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar had ordered all departments of the state government, Deputy Commissioners of districts, Police Superintendents and Department heads to continue with the existing guidelines issued on May 2 for the control of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government has resumed public bus services in the state during COVID-19 lockdown 4.0. 

Thermal screening of passengers is being conducted before they board the buses. Social distancing norms are also being followed by passengers as a precautionary measure.

Earlier on Sunday, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had given powers to States and Union Territories to demarcate areas in Green, Orange, and Red zones, and allow activities in these areas except in containment zones.

The MHA had issued updated guidelines after the implementation of the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown on May 17.

On Monday, Karnataka had recorded 99 COVID-19 positive cases. With the new cases, the tally of positive cases has risen to 1,246.

At present, there are 678 active cases, while 530 people have been discharged, 37 patients succumbed to the deadly virus.


With inputs from Agency

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