Treatment of period of absence from the place of duty during the period of lockdown due to COVID-19

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SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

Headquarters Office, Rail Soudha
Personnel Department
Gadag Road
Hubballi – 580020
Dated:25.06.2020
No.SWR/(P) 72/COVID-19
CAO/CN/BNC,
All PHOD’s/CHOD’s/SWR
DRMs/UBL,SBC & MYS
CWM/UBLS & MYSS
Sub: Treatment of period of absence from the place of duty during the period of lockdown due to COVID-19.
Ref: 1. GS/SWRMU letter No.SWRMU/CO-dated 28.5.2020
         2. This office letter of even number dated 28.04.2020
   3. This office letter No.SWRMU/P.694/SWRMU/Corres/2020 dated 19.03.2020
Clarifications have been sought by Divisions/Units in SWR from this Office regarding how the period of absence of staffs/officers from work place/HQ be treated in the context of nationwide lockdown during COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping in view extant instructions contained in Master Circular-10 and those issued by concerned Ministries/Department in Government of India, implementation of provisions of Disaster Management Act,2005 by state & Central Governments, it has been decided to treat the different categories of absence from duty as follows:
Sl.No
Type
The period of absence to be treated as
01.
An employee remained in Hq but could not attend office due to lockdown, disruption of public transport or being in containment zone.
Duty work from home
02
An employee went on tour before lockdown and could not return back
Special Casual Leave (SCL)
03.
An employee went outstation before lockdown with/without HQ leave permission, but could not return back due to Lockdown
Special Casual Leave (SCL)
04.
An employee went on leave with/without HQ leave permission during lockdown, but could not return back due to extended lockdown
Leave as per sanctioned & SCL thereafter
05.
An employee was asked to remain in quarantine on return from outstation duty
Special Casual Leave (SCL)
06
An employee remained in quarantine due to Central/State Govt. instructions
Special Casual Leave (SCL)
07
An employee was advised by Railway Medical Authority to remain in quarantine
Special Casual Leave (SCL)
08
An employee who chose to remain in quarantine as a precaution
Special Casual Leave (SCL)
09
An employee who worked from home due to co-morbidity or underlying medical conditions as per central/state Govt instructions
Duty only after permission of cadre controlling authority otherwise leave
10
An employee who was in HQ but did not turn up for duty on being called
Absent the period & pay may be decided as per normal rules
Note: The above guidelines are affected from 20.03.2020
This issues with the approval of principal Chief personnel officer.
(Timothy T.Gonmei)
CPO/Admin
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