After a review of the pandemic situation in the country, the government today, decided that full office attendance shall be resumed from tomorrow i.e. February 7, 2022, and employees at all levels, without an exemption.
Union minister Jitendra Singh has stated that all central government employees will be required to return to work on Monday. He stated on Sunday that the decision was made due to a decrease in the number of coronavirus cases.
"A review of the pandemic situation was conducted today, and in light of a decrease in the number of Covid cases as well as a decrease in the positivity rate, it has been decided that full office attendance shall be resumed from tomorrow, and employees at all levels, without an exemption, shall attend office on a regular basis with effect from February 7, 2022," said the state minister for personnel.
He stated that department heads must ensure that employees wear face masks at all times and continue to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.
The Centre had extended the work-from-home arrangement for 50% of its employees below the level of undersecretary until February 15 on January 31.
"However, following input from relevant quarters and a review of the situation, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued a fresh office memorandum informing that all employees at all levels, without any exemption, will report to office tomorrow, that is, February 7," Singh said.
He also stated that no employee will be able to "work from home" in the future.
In response to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, the personnel ministry issued an order on January 3 allowing 50% of employees below the level of undersecretary to work from home until January 31.