Sick Govt staff above 50 to get commuted leave

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Sick Govt staff above 50 to get commuted leave

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

In yet another preventive measure to tackle the spread of COVID-19, the State Government on Tuesday announced to grant commuted leave to employees above 50 years of age with specific health conditions.

As per a notification issued by the General Administration and Public Grievance  GA and PG Department, commuted leave would be given to employees aged above 50 years and having underlying conditions like diabetes, respiratory problems, renal diseases, heart and other life threatening diseases.

The leaves would be sanctioned without production of medical certificate for a period till April 4.

The instruction would be applicable to all State Government organisations, including autonomous bodies, statutory bodies, PSUs and corporations.

Earlier on March 19, the Government had ordered that employees who feel unwell due to symptoms of novel coronavirus should leave workplace and avail home quarantine for a period of 14 days.

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