Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai
Mumbai, Feb 24: Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the chief secretary to include the Mantralaya staffers in the frontline workers' list and ensure they receive the vaccination on priority. The decision came as a concern due to the surge in Covid-19 cases among the staffers.
Thackeray further asked the secretary to prepare a plan to shuffle the work timings of the department in two shifts and the possibility of those who could work from home with full functionality. "We will start work on this innovative method in which there is no compromise on work and the risk of Covid-19 infection will also be less," Thackeray said.
Advisor of the confederation, G D Kulthe on Tuesday February 23 had reported that 75 staffers including officers tested Covid positive. "There are nearly 7,000 employees in Mantralaya building, New Administrative Building, and Vidhan Bhavan. If vaccinated on priority, it will reduce risk at the state headquarters," Kulthe proposed.