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Odisha Government has tyaken precautionary measure to prevent novel coronavirus

Bhubaneswar:19/3/20: As part of preventive measures against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Odisha Government has outlined a range of precautionary steps to ensure the health and safety of its employees to combat the pandemic.

The General Administration & Public Grievance Department in a notification has issued following precautionary measures to the employees:

  • The employees can leave office immediately if they feel unwell.
  • All employees should look out for symptoms of novel coronavirus and if feeling unwell should leave the workplace immediately after informing the superior officer. They should, thereafter avail leave for home quarantine for a period of 14 days.
  • Any leave necessary for quarantine in excess of this period will be treated as ordinary leave or may be considered as per provisions under Rule 5, Appendix 6 of Odisha Service Code.
  • The employees whose family member has returned from overseas on or after March 4, 2020, have been asked to avail leave for self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.
  • On return from leave, the concerned employee before joining the duty will have to produce medical certificate of fitness from the competent Medical Officer.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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