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Payment of Wages to contractual, casual and outsource staff extended upto 31st May 2020 : FINMIN

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F.No. 23(4)/E.Coord/2020/1
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated 20th May, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Wages to Outsourced Persons of Ministries/Departments and other organizations of Government of India during lockdown period due to COVID-19.

As a measure to avoid undue hardship during lockdown period to the contractual, casual and outsource staff of Ministries/ Departments and other organizations of Government of India, instructions were issued by Department of Expenditure [DoE] vide OM of even no. dated 23/03/2020 that any contractual, casual and outsource staff, who are required to stay at home in view of the lockdown order regarding COVID-19 prevention, shall be treated as “on duty’ during such period of absence and necessary pay/wages would be paid accordingly.

2. These instructions also applies to all the Attached/Subordinate Office, Autonomous/ Statutory Bodies of Government of India and was valid upto 30th April, 2020.

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3. The lockdown period has since been extended from time to time and as per MHA’s order dated 17/05/2020 the lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 have been extended upto 31.05.2020. Accordingly, the validity of DoE’s instructions issued vide OM dated 23/03/2020 is hereby extended till 31st May, 2020.

(Annie G. Mathew)
Additional Secretary to Government of India

Signed Copy

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