Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has directed that all its offices will function with full strength with immediate effect.
“All departments of the state government and sub-ordinate offices in the state shall function with full strength of employees until further orders,” said the general administration & public grievance department in an order on Tuesday.
“It is reiterated that since most of the employees are now fully vaccinated they shall mandatorily attend office regularly,” it said.
The employees who are unable to get vaccinated for medical or some other compelling reasons, may seek exemption from attending office from the head of office, which would be considered on a case-to-case basis.
Employees who are neither vaccinated nor exempted would not be permitted to attend office and their absence will be treated as willful, the order said.
The government said that all its offices will remain closed on 2nd and 4th Saturdays and continue to function on other Saturdays of the month.