Central Government Employees Salary: The central government has decided to pay full salary to all contractual, casual and outsourced staff who had to stay at home during the lockdown this year. The government will consider such workers on duty if they have to stay at home during the lockdown from April 1 to the end of June.
In the Office Memorandum (OM) dated June 8, the Department of Expenditure mentioned the impact of the lockdown on contractual, casual and outsourced employees hired by different central government departments and ministries.
What did the government say?
The Office Memorandum states that it has been observed that during the second wave of COVID-19, which started from mid-April till now, it has affected a large number of people in the country. However, unlike last year’s nationwide lockdown, this year’s lockdown has varied across the country, depending on the severity of the second wave. Due to this many such contractual, casual and outsourced employees like housekeeping staff etc. have been forced to stay at home due to various reasons. Under normal circumstances, his salary could have been cut.
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Further relief has been announced for such personnel in OM. For this, when they have been in the house during their lockdown, they will be considered on duty. The DOE states that in order to avoid difficulties under the prevailing extraordinary circumstances, it has been decided that whenever any such contractual, casual and outsourced employees of the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and other entities are appointed by the State or Union Territories Those who have to stay at home due to the lockdown in the imposed state, they will be considered on duty during the period of their absence and will be paid salaries etc. accordingly.