14 essential departments in Karnataka to work full time during extended lockdown

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In all other departments, only Group-A officers have been directed to report for duty

Telecom workers on the Bennergatta road works as the city is shut down during the Covid 19 panademic threat in Bengaluru. (Photo Satish.B)

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Wednesday identified 14 departments as essential and asked all its employees to attend work during the extended period of lockdown to check coronavirus spread in the state.

According to a circular issued by chief secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar, all classes of officials/employees in these departments must attend to their work.

The departments are: Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education, Home, Revenue, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Urban Development, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Information and Public Relations, Transport, Energy, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (e-Governance), Finance (including treasuries), Animal Husbandry and Fisheries and Forest, Ecology and Environment.

In all other departments, only Group-A officers have been directed to report for duty.

However, those visually-impaired or physically- handicapped are exempt from work, the circular said, adding that these norms will be valid till April 19.

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