Government offices in Assam start functioning amid Covid-19 lockdown


Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said on Monday that the state police will not compromise with the enforcement of national lockdown guidelines.

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Amid the novel Coronavirus lockdown, all the government offices in Assam have resumed functioning from Tuesday with 33 percent workforce. The government offices including Assam secretariat have started functioning by following all the orders given by the government.

According to the state government directive, all officials from the post of deputy secretary and above have to attend the Assam secretariat.

Only 33 per cent employees of the third and fourth grade will be allowed to attend, and the rosters will be made by higher officials.

Adequate precautionary measures have been taken in the Assam Secretariat and other government offices to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

For the employees of the Assam secretariat, the state government has provided transport facilities by arranging 16 buses.

Sushmita Kakati, Deputy Secretary of General Administration Department and Secretariat Administration Department said adequate precautionary measures have been taken in the entrance gate and each block of Assam secretariat.

“It mandatory for every employee to wash their hands and we have provided hand sanitisers also. In front of every gate of each block of Assam secretariat, there is provision for thermal screening and health officials have been deployed. We have provided sanitisers and hand wash to every department and employee. Sitting arrangement has been in a way that the employees can maintain social distancing norms,” Sushmita Kakati said.

She also said that, 16 buses have been arranged in different routes for the employees and it is mandatory to wear masks at workplace.

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