The Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Railway Board,
Dated January 4, 2022
Sub: Precautionary steps to be taken to contain spread of the COVID–19 Pandemic
Ref.: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. of Personnel &Training (Govt. of India’s O.M. No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III dated 03.01.2022
It is a well known fact that, there is sharp increase in the COVID-19 infection cases during the last few days in our country in general as well as National Capital Territory of Delhi and Maharashtra in particular. Keeping this aspect in view, Central Government has taken a decision to suspend Biometric Attendance System of the Central Government Employees as also there will be 50% attendance of the staff in the offices with 50% working from the home. This decision of the Central Government has been announced by Dr. Jitendra Singh; Hon’ble Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office; yesterday.
It would be quite appropriate that, orders to this effect be also issued by the Ministry of Railways, as was done previously, to implement over the Indian Railways, to contain spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
It is also worth to point it out that the Railway Administration had been kind enough to stop Periodical/ Normal Transfers during 1st and 250 waves.
We sincerely hope that, Railway Ministry will again issue similar orders to safeguard the interests of the Railwaymen and their families too.
An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated. Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source : AIRF