Cost of wages to outsourced individuals of Ministries/Division and different organizations of Central Authorities throughout 2nd Wave of COVID-19: The Central Authorities has determined to offer full wages to all contractual, informal and outsourced employees who have been pressured to remain at residence throughout lockdowns this yr. The Authorities will contemplate such employees “on obligation” even when they needed to keep at residence throughout lockdowns from April 1 to June finish.
In an Workplace Memorandum (O.M) dated eighth June 2021, the Division of Expenditure (DOE) famous the impression of lockdowns on contractual, informal and outsourced employees engaged by varied Central Authorities departments and ministries.
“It has been seen that the 2nd wave of COVID-19, beginning mid — April and persevering with until now has impacted numerous individuals within the nation. Nonetheless, in contrast to a nationwide lockdown final yr, lockdown throughout this yr has different all through the nation primarily based on the severity of the 2nd wave. Resulting from this there’s a chance of a variety of contractual, informal and outsources employees akin to housekeeping employees and so forth. being required to remain at residence for varied causes, which beneath regular circumstances, would end in a deduction of their pay/wages,” O.M. mentioned.
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The O.M. additional introduced reduction for such employees by contemplating them “on obligation” whereas they stayed at residence throughout lockdowns.
“With the intention to keep away from any undue hardships beneath the prevailing extraordinary circumstances, it has been determined that wherever any such contractual, informal and outsourced employees of Ministries/Departments and different organizations of Authorities of India, is required to remain at residence on account of state sensible lockdown imposed by States/UT Governments or in any other case as deem match by the competent authority, they could be handled as “on obligation” throughout such interval of absences and vital pay/wages could be paid accordingly,” the DOE mentioned.
The above instruction will for the interval between 1st April, 2021 and thirtieth June, 2021. It is going to additionally apply to Connected/Subordinate Places of work, Autonomous/Statutory Our bodies of the Authorities of India.