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  • 15 May, 2020

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Post-lockdown guidelines | Work from home may stay for government staff

Post-lockdown guidelines | Work from home may stay for government staff

In a post-lockdown scenario, Centre will continue with staggered and variable work hours and the Personnel Ministry has floated a draft consultation paper to adopt best work from home practices for Central government employees.

Draft guidelines

  • The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) may provide option for work from home to the eligible officers/staff for 15 days in a year as a matter of policy.
  • However, “classified papers/files” cannot be processed while working from home.
  • Therefore, classified files shall not be processed in e-office during work from home.
  • The National Informatics Centre may evaluate the existing security protocol for remote access of classified file/ information in consultation with the Home Ministry and propose suitable guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for handling classified information in e-office.
  • Classified files shall be processed on standalone computers only as specified in the Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure (CSMOP).
  • Employees will be provided with laptops or desktops.
  • Employees will be reimbursed for the internet charges while working from home.

Source: TH


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