Bhubaneswar:24/3/20: State government employees who have received transfer orders should report at their designated places within 48 hours failing which strict action will be taken against them, informed Odisha government’s COVID-19 Spokesman Subroto Bagchi.
Addressing a regular press meet at Geeta Govinda Sadan here this evening, Bagchi also informed that the state government has empowered all the Collectors and District Magistrates, all Municipal Commissioners, all Executive Officers of ULBs, for home delivery of Pensions and PDS to the beneficiaries.
The Odisha Government has also issued an order for immediate stoppage of all construction works across the State except construction work for health facilities and works related to COVID-19, he stated.
The COVID-19 Spokesman also said that Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik has expressed his heartfelt thanks to the officers and employees of Police and Energy Departments for their sincere cooperation during the lockdown period. “The Odisha CM has also hoped for similar cooperation and dedication during lockdown period in the coming days in order to make the Government’s proactive measure a success,” he added.
Further, Bagchi informed that the Odisha Government of has directed that provision of required manpower for different activities to counter COVID-19, procurement of materials for temporary health camps, provision for infrastructure including toilets for the temporary health camps, hiring of ambulances and other vehicles for transportation of patients, provision of food, drinking water, clinic, watch and ward etc. and provision of similar facilities/requirements for isolation center are to be added in the admissible project list of rules and procedure for sanction of MLA LAD funds 1997.