Shimla, Apr 1
In view of emerging situation due to spread of COVID-19, the Himachal Pradesh Government has issued a circular to regulate casual visitors coming inside the state secretariat. In the circular by Divesh Kumar, Secretary, Secretariat Administration (SA) it was stated that it had came to notice of the SA that visitors, outsider and officials from different departments of the government are frequently visiting the branches or offices situated in the HP Secretariat. Mostly, the crowd is gathering in the premise to enquire about the transfer proposal or to check progress of DO notes.
In order to check unnecessary visitors in the State Secretariat , the circular further read that section officers would ensure that there are no unnecessary casual visitors in any branch or offices and gathering of such visitors be avoided.
It said that “this is in interest of safety of the branch staff and therefore may be strictly followed in larger public interest and preventive and precautionary steps must be taken well in time to check the spread of Covid cases.”
In view of the emerging situation regarding spread of COVID 19 epidemic, it is important that casual visitors are required to be strictly regulated and they should be allowed in the branches where they have some really urgent official matter, stated the circular.