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Attendance rules relaxed, women, disabled and sick can now work from home
Lucknow: The Yogi government on Friday further relaxed its attendance rules for government and private companies employees to provide ‘work from home’ facility to sick, disabled and women working in their offices in the wake of an unrelenting surge in Covid cases across the State.
More employees have been exempted to work from home in a revised circular.
The government has given 100 per cent exemption to certain vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, differently-abled persons and those living inside containment zones from attending offices.
But they shall continue to work from home, said an official commuiqnue from the CM’s office.
The revised order will be in force till the end of May.
These government employees will now be allowed to work from home till May 31, 2021. In an earlier order, the state government had announced staggered working hours and 50 per cent attendance for employees amid a record surge in daily caseloads of the virus across the State.
A partial curfew has been imposed by the government over the growing corona infection in UP.
During this time, the government’s full thrust is to have the least movement of people in the state.
People should stay in more and more homes and do not get caught in the disease, for this, they did not call the office of sick and disabled employees and pregnant women employees working in government and private institutions to provide ‘work from home’ facility at home.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also issued instructions that officers and employees of the state government, that they can purchase oxygen concentrator on behalf of the government under the rules of permissible medical reimbursement to face any emergency situation in the wake of the pandemic.