Absence of public transport; Most govt employees unable to reach offices

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/6/2020 11:06:56 PM

SRINAGAR, Jun 6: Large number of government employees could not reach to their offices in absence of public transport because of the ongoing lockdown.
The government yesterday ordered all its employees to resume normal duties in offices from today.
While most offices were open, the attendance in large number of offices was thin as the employees could not reach there.
"We welcome the government decision. But we need public transport to reach our offices. Not every employee has his or her own vehicle for transportation," said Mohammad Rafiq, an employee.
He urged the authorities to make transport arrangements for the employees from next week.
Similar views were expressed by some other employees.
Meanwhile, the government today said that the orders regarding the closure of schools till June 15 shall remain intact.
Principal Secretary to government, school education department, Asgar Samoon tweeted that he has spoken to secretary general Administrative Department (GAD) and the orders regarding closure of schools till June 15 remains unchanged.
Besides, he informed media that the closure of schools may get further extended if the situation will not improve on the ground. He added that several Jammu government schools alongside highway have been converted into quarantine centres and these schools need to be vacated and sanitised before the schools re-open in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

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