#Coronavirus: All Govt Employees Can Work From Home; Here Are The Rules They Must Follow
We already know that certain government officials will still be paid 100% salary even if they dont work. However, now, the Central Government employees have been asked to work from home due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
The central government has issued a few rules and regulations for the staff to follow in order to work from home.
What are these rules that they will have to follow? Read on to know more!
Central Government Allows Officers To Work From Home; These Rules Must Be Followed
For the first time ever, the central government employees have been asked to work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak, however, they have also been asked to follow some rules for their employers. These rules have been set up by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY). These rules are applicable to all central government ministries.
The ministry order states that this measure has been taken to protect employees from being infected by coronavirus. However, maintaining productivity while working remotely is non-negotiable.
Rules That Need To Be Followed By The Officers And Employees
The rules have made it clear that this facility shouldnt be treated as a paid leave by the employees. Every officer is required to set targets/specific work for their subordinates to be achieved that particular working day. These targets are to be sent to each employee through eoffice/email and strictly not by phone. These subordinates will then delegate work to their subordinates as well. The notice specifies that all the correspondence will be maintained on eoffice.
Additionally, every employee is required to acknowledge the receipt of work to their reporting officer using the ‘eoffice network’, which is the virtual private network used by the ministry. This should be received before 10.30 am every day.
Every employee has also been directed to dispose of all the receipts and files in their eoffice before 5 pm everyday, and this is to be monitored by a daily report as well.
The MeitY has also asked employees to be available at any time for a remote meeting through their phones or a Whatsapp video call if any issue arises that needs consultation. Attending such meetings has also been made mandatory. Besides, every employee should be available for telephonic consultation during office hours and the phone should be answered every time it rings.