Several ministers and senior civil servants returned to their places of work in New Delhi amid seemingly extension of the 21-day nationwide lockdown past April 14. Most of the ministers have been discharging their duties from their properties following the federal government’s directives within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Information, and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Culture, and Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel had been a number of the early office-goers on Monday, together with different senior officials.
Besides the ministers, all officers of the joint-secretary degree and above had been requested to be current within the ministries together with one-third of the important workers from Monday, PTI reported. “Government has desired that all officers who are entitled to official transport facility will come to the office from Monday i.e. officers of the level of SAG (joint secretary) or higher,” the company quoted an official as saying.
A call on the extension of the lockdown past April 14 is probably going to be introduced after states demanded an extension to preserve the features in controlling the viral an infection. Six acknowledged together with Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab have already introduced extending the lockdown until April 30. The resolution within the regard was taken within the interplay of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with chief ministers a few days in the past.
The nationwide lockdown was introduced by the prime minister to verify the fast progress of the coronavirus, which has up to now killed 308 and contaminated over 9,000 throughout India.