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Chandigarh: 50% education department staff asked to report at work

September 9, 2020

Chandigarh education secretary Sarpreet Singh Gill recently issued fresh orders for only 50 percent staff to report for work in both of its sectors 9 and 19 offices from Wednesday, September 10, 2020. Gill, who was recently given the charge, told TOI, “Instructions have been issued and offices sanitised. I have urged people to get themselves tested. We will take all the necessary precautions.”

The orders stated, “The office of director school and higher education situated in additional deluxe building, Sector 9, district education officer’s office situated in Sector 19 and RUSA office in Sector 42, shall start functioning with 50% staff.”

The orders further added, “Staff members who might be feeling unwell, should not attend offices and are advised to get themselves tested for Covid-19 from GMSH-16 or GMCH-32. Similarly, officials who were in close contact those who reported positive, are also advised to get themselves tested.” The orders also said that Alka Mehta, deputy director, will also look after the work of district education officer till further order.

Source: Times of India

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