(Last Updated On: January 10, 2022)

Nearly four hundred employees working at Parliament tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus among January 4 and 8, sources stated on Sunday.

The crucial Budget Session of Parliament is scheduled to start withinside the final week of January.

Out of these, sixty five are from the Rajya Sabha secretariat, 2 hundred from the Lok Sabha Secretariat and 133 belong to allied services.

As a precautionary measure, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat has introduced a host of measures, such as proscribing the physical attendance of its team of workers.

400 parliament workers test positive for covid 19

As in line with the today’s directions, 50% of officials and team of workers under the rank of Under Secretary are required to work from home until cease of the month.

They represent approximately sixty five% of the full employees.

The selection became taken at a assembly of Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu with Secretary General P.C. Modi and Adviser P.P.K. Ramacharyulu.

Those with disabilities and pregnant women are exempted from attending office. The beginning and closing timings of the Secretariat are staggered to keep away from crowding. All official conferences may be held virtually.

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