Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday asked the chief secretary of state to develop a plan to implement two task forces in Mantralaya, the administrative seat of government.
At the NITI Aayog meeting last week, Mr. Thackeray spoke about the need to adopt staggered office hours to reduce overcrowding in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Amid the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Thackeray also asked Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar to explore which government departments can operate at full capacity with employees working from home, a statement said. official.
The chief minister was speaking at a meeting with representatives of the association of official officers at his official “Varsha” residence in Mumbai.
Mantralaya is located south of Mumbai.
Maharashtra should take the lead and start a new culture of work, the chief minister said.
“We should start this new style of work where the job can be completed at full capacity and correctly and the COVID-19 threat will also be less.
“The officers’ association should take the initiative and see how the office hours in Mantralaya can be planned in two shifts, taking everyone in confidence,” the CM said, citing the CM.
Mr Thackeray also asked the chief secretary to plan the vaccination of all agents and staff in Mantralaya as frontline workers as a priority.
Steps should be taken within a day or two to limit the number of outside visitors to Mantralaya, he said.
In addition, the body temperature of Mantralaya staff should be checked every day, the chief minister said.
Arrangement should be made to perform antigen testing so that infected people do not enter Mantralaya, he said.
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