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Report to office once a week or lose a week's salary: Maharashtra government to its employees

However, the government employees who have been asked to report to the office more than once in a week will lose their salary for the day they remain absent.

Report to office once a week or lose a week's salary: Maharashtra government to its employees
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Maharashtra government on Friday asked its employees to report for work at least once in a week or else they will face a pay cut. It is mandatory for the government employees to remain present in the office once a week during the COVID-19 outbreak and failing to do so will invite a week’s salary cut. 

However, the government employees who have been asked to report to the office more than once in a week will lose their salary for the day they remain absent. The notification issued by Additional Chief Secretary (finance) Manoj Saunik has asked all government departments to prepare a roster of officers and employees affiliated to them. 

The order stated that it was mandatory for all employees to be in office for one day in a week, except those on sanctioned or medical leave or else disciplinary action will be taken against those who leave the office without permission during the lockdown. 

The Maharashtra government has warned the employees to not remain absent during the assigned day or else they will lose a week’s pay. The order on Friday will come in effect from June 8 even as the lockdown in the state remains till June 30 in view of the increasing coronavirus cases. 

Due to the lockdown restrictions, the Maharashtra government has been operating at the strength of five per cent. The order has been issued after reports of employees not reporting to work during the lockdown. 

As a part of ‘Unlock 1.0’, the Maharashtra government earlier released guidelines for all its employees and made it compulsory to wear face masks in the office while emphasising on practising social distancing at the workplace. 

The guidelines also mentioned that all employees will be screened through a thermal scanner before entering the office and the visitors will also be screened. The thermal screening is mandatory and there will be a check on the same. 

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