If an employee is admitted to the hospital even after the 20th day after being found to be COVID positive, then he will have to produce documents of admission as proof.
Even though the outbreak of coronavirus is decreasing gradually, but from the center to the state governments are taking every step regarding security to avoid the virus. The central government on Wednesday announced that if a central employee’s parent or any member of his family is found infected with corona, then he will be given a special casual leave (SCL) of 15 days. This order has been issued by the Ministry of Personnel.
The Personnel Ministry also said that after the expiry of casual leave, the employee can take additional leave in case of hospitalization of any family member and parent. It has also been said in the order that if a government employee is COVID positive, then he will be eligible for commuted leave of up to 20 days.
It has further been said that if an employee is hospitalized even after the 20th day after being found to be COVID positive, then he will have to produce documents of admission as proof. After this his commuted leave will be extended. Orders have been issued to all the ministries of the central government.
On the previous day, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh has asked all the Central Secretaries to keep a watch on the death of serving employees due to COVID-19 and ensure that family pension is started within a month on receipt of the claim. According to an official statement, Singh expressed the hope that the governments of various states and union territories would adopt this process for their respective employees in view of the unprecedented pandemic that claimed many lives.
All departments of the government should follow the instructions: Jitendra Singh
He said that the secretary will nominate an officer of the concerned ministry or department whose name and contact details will be displayed on the website so that family members can contact him in case of delay. The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOPPW), in an important order by the Union Ministry of Personnel, has directed all Ministries, Departments, Controller General of Accounts as well as CMDs of pension disbursing banks to ensure that the family members of the Government servant Family pension should be started within one month of receipt of claim from eligible member who has died due to COVID-19 infection. Singh hoped that all the departments of the government would follow these instructions completely and the heads of the departments concerned would monitor it on a regular basis.
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