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No. P(R)436/P/Vol.IV Headquarters office
Personal Branch
Chennai 600003
Dt. 01/07/2020
PBC No. 100/2020

All Concerned, (as per mailing list ‘A’)

Sub:- Treating the period of absence/duty of officers/employees due to lockdown

Ref:- This Office PBC No. 55,56 & 82/2020

Instructions were already issued vide this office references cited above regarding treating the period of absence on account of various situations due to complete lockdown pronounced by the Government of India to avoid the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. Doubts/queries are being raised from various quarters seeking instructions as how to treat the period of absence of employees/officers due to various circumstances.

In terms of para 7.9 of Master ciruclar No. 10 “Special Casual Leave” and instructions issued by DOP&T from time to time, the following guidelines regarding treatment of the period of absence of officers/employees due to lockdown are issued:

SL No. REASON OF ABSENCE FROM ROSTERED DUTYTREATMENTAUTHORITY/REMARKS
1Total lockdown – No trains/public transportSpecial Casual Leave(Para 7.9(i) of Master Circular No. 10)
2. Lockdown-but staff roster is limited to a ceiling of 33% of total strength.Leave due/DutyThe Controlling officer can decide it as Leave due/Duty on the basis of clarification from individual employee regarding inability to attend office on the rostered duty.
3. Lockdown-but staff roster is limited to a ceiling of 50% of total strengthLeave due/DutyThe Controlling officer can decide it as Leave due/Duty on the basis of clarification from individual employee regarding inability to attend office on the rostered duty.
4. Employees residing in containment zoneTreated as working from Home/DutyPara 4 of PBC No. 56/2020
5. Officers/Employees those who are 55 years and above or if they or their wards or relatives staying with are suffering from co-morbidities like Diabetics, Heart Diseases, Cancer and who are under immune suppressive Medication, Pregnant Women, persons with disabilities allowed to work from homeTreated as duty.Para 2 of PBC No. 2020
6. Employees whose colleagues/family members were tested positive and advised to be on home quarantineTreated as DutyPara 2 of PBC No. 55/2020
7. Employees found tested positive and also on hospitals/ institutional quarantine/home quarantine due to other reasonsTreated as DutyPara 20 of MHA order dt. 15.04.2020 enclosed to PBC No. 56/2020