Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 08 June 2021
Attention is invited to this Department’s OM of even No. dated 23.03.2020 and 20.05.2020 regarding payment of wages to outsources persons of Ministries/Department and other organizations of Government of India during lockdown period due to COVID-19.
2. It has been seen that the 2nd wave of COVID-19, starting mid – April and continuing till now has impacted a large number of people in the country. However, unlike a nationwide lockdown last year, lockdown during this year has varied throughout the country based on the severity of the 2nd wave. Due to this there is a likelihood of number of contractual, casual and outsources staff such as house-keeping staff etc. being required to stay at home for various reasons, which under normal circumstances, would result in deduction in their pay/wages. In order to avoid any undue hardships under the prevailing extraordinary circumstances, it has been decided that wherever any such
3. These instructions shall apply for the period 1st April, 2021 – 30th June, 2021.
4. These instructions shall also apply to Attached/Subordinate Offices, Autonomous/Statutory Bodies of Government of India.
(Prateek Kumar Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India