02 Aug, 2022 7:32a.m. Last updated: 02 Aug, 2022 7:52a.m.

Free COVID precaution dose to all Central Government Employees


Under the Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav, free COVID precaution doses are offered to all Central Government Employees. In order to ensure the best possible use of resources, the Ministry of Personnel has advised all government departments to compile a list of the number of eligible employees and their family members who will receive the precautionary dose, separately for both types of vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin).

The Ministry reported that the Center recently introduced a new initiative — "Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav" — to provide free precautionary doses to all adult eligible persons who have completed six months (or 26 weeks) from receiving the second dose. This is done as part of the "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" celebrations.

From July 15 to September 30, the programme would be put into place at government Covid-19 vaccination centres for 75 days.

"As advised by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it has been decided that 'Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav' camps at the workplaces are to be organised immediately," said an office memorandum issued recently.

"All the Ministries/Departments are advised to organise 'Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav Camps' at the workplaces for providing free Covid precaution doses to the eligible employees and their family members. They are further advised to direct attached and subordinate offices and organisations under their control, including PSUs to organise vaccination camps as well," the Ministry said.

F. No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.A-ITI
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 28 July, 2022


Subject: Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav — Free Precaution Dose to all Central Government Employees as a Preventive measure to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 20.07.2022 vide which the Ministries/Departments were advised to organize ‘Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav Camps’ at the workplaces for providing Free Covid Precaution Doses to the eligible employees and their family members. They were further advised to direct attached & Subordinate Offices and Organizations under their control, including PSUs, to organize Vaccination Camps as well.

2. Ministries/Departments are requested to share the Action Taken Report (ATR), including the ATR in respect of attached/subordinate offices and PSUs under their administrative control, indicating the details of the camps organized/planned to be organized during the Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav (15.07.2022 to 30.09.2022), number of Free precautionary doses administered in those camps and employees covered therein. The status of action taken may be regularly sent on a weekly basis, starting from 1.8.2022, at ak.******[at]

(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. +91-11-230******

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