Published: 22nd March 2020
COVID-19: MHRD directs teachers, non-teaching staff to work from home till Mar 31
The said period shall be counted as being on-duty for all faculty members, teachers, researchers and non-teaching staff provided their contract is still valid upto March 31, 2020
In order to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) on Sunday directed the teachers, including the adhoc and contractuals, to work from home till March 31.
In a series of tweets, the Ministry said, "Teachers/Researchers/Non-Teaching staff of schools/organisations are permitted and highly advised to work from home till 31st March 2020.
"The said period shall be counted as being on-duty for all Faculty members/ Teachers/Researchers and Non-teaching staff."
"The same is applicable for Ad-hoc Teachers & Contact Teachers too, provided their contract is still valid up to 31st March 2020."
"This precaution ensures their safety amidst the #coronavirusoutbreak.
#JanataCurfew," it added.