The directive prohibiting employees of the public sector from reporting for duty has been extended until further notice.
According to the circular, only the bare minimum of workers is to report for duty in order to provide essential services uninterrupted.
According to the circular, implementing a work-from-home system should be prioritized.
In addition, it is stated in the circular that all Secretaries to the Ministries have been instructed to allow the officers to work from home whenever possible and to provide clients who want to use the internet first preference for their services.
As a result, given the challenges the public has in getting access to daily transportation options and taking into account the demand for more critical services, this circular will stay in place until further notice.
The relevant Ministry Secretaries and Provincial Secretaries must advise and supervise Heads of Institutions in making decisions regarding summoning staff who deal directly with the public.
In order to reduce gasoline consumption during this time, it is therefore recommended to limit the mobility of State Personnel and hold all meetings and talks online.
Furthermore, according to the Public Administration Circulars, maintaining critical services shouldn’t be hampered by this.