Published On: Wed, Apr 1st, 2020

Exempt employees with disabilities from essential services duty: Centre tells banks

New Delhi: All banks, financial institutions and public sector units (PSUs) have been asked to exempt employees with disabilities from essential services duty, according to a Personnel Ministry order issued on March 27.

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh

The Personnel Ministry asked all ministries and departments to keep in mind that disabled employees are exempted while drawing up roster of staff to attend to essential services, through the Order dated March 27.

The Ministry asked the banks, financial institutions and PSUs through the Order dated April 01 to follow the Order dated March 27.

However, with 376 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry on Wednesday said the spike does not represent a “national trend” and was primarily due to travel by those who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the national capital.

The Health Ministry in a statement said 1,637 confirmed cases and 38 deaths have been reported in the country as of now.

“During the last 24 hours, three new deaths have been reported. 132 persons have been cured /discharged from the hospitals after recovery,” the statement added.


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