Pregnant lady employees and those with co-morbidities allowed to work from home
Chandigarh (Gurpreet) – Personnel Department has written to all the Departments to allow the pregnant lady employees, and those with co-morbidities to work from home, wherever feasible.
In pursuance to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, the Additional Secretary Personnel has written a letter dated 26.8.2020 to all the Heads of Departments in Punjab, reiterating its guidelines issued on 9.6.2020, to the following effect:-
“As per this SOP, the employees at higher risk i.e. older employees, pregnant women and employees with underlying medical conditions are to take extra precautions. They should preferably not be exposed to any front-line work requiring direct contact with public. These employees should be facilitated to work from home wherever feasible.”
The Additional Secretary Personnel has directed all Departments to ensure strict compliance of the aforesaid guidelines dated 9.6.2020.