New Delhi: Government orders work-from-home for 50% of its employees associated with non-essential services

Delhi government has issued work-from-home orders for 50 per cent of its employees associated with non-essential services amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the national capital. It has also advised private establishments to follow the same practice as far as possible. It is applicable to all Delhi government employees except grade-one and above officers is aimed at bringing down the number of non-essential services staff in the offices in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal does not cover departments concerned with essential services, including health, police, home guards and civil defence, district administrations, fire, electricity and water, municipal services among others.