20 March 2008 – Relaxation of leave rules for at-risk public officials

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Local Government
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training

Overview: Commuted leave without production of medical certificate may be sanctioned to those officials who are above 50 years of age and have underlying conditions like Diabetes, Respiratory problems, Renal diseases and other life threatening illness, for a period upto 4th April, 2020, so as to avoid any unnecessary burden on the health care system. This memorandum has been issued with the objective to officials who wish to self-quarantine, as a preventive measure. This order is applicable to Ministries/Central govt./Departments.
Full details here: https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/Relaxation%20in%20Leave%20Rules.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: To avoid unnecessary burden on the health system