New Delhi: All Central Government departments have been asked to take letters of authorisation from Delhi police to enable movement of staff necessary for essential services, according to a Personnel Ministry order issued Wednesday.
The move comes after exigencies were noticed in the central government departments that were not exempted under the lockdown guidelines issued by the Home Ministry in view of the threat posed by the novel coronavirus.
Accordingly, it has been decided that heads of department can draw up a list of staff that are absolute necessary to carry out additional essential services within the department, the order said.
The list of such employees may be communicated by email to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), New Delhi district, and an authorization letter will then be issued by the return mail, the order said.
The print-out of the authorisation letter should be made available to the staff concerned who can carry a copy of this print-out along with their official ID cards while coming to office, said the order issued to all central government ministries/departments. “The remaining staff should be asked to work from home,” the order further said and added that these instructions will be applicable with immediate effect.