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No. PF-Covid-19/2020 Dated: 3rd April, 2020
Shri P.K. Bisoi,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi-110 001
Sub:- Payment of wages to Part-time/Daily Rated Mazdoor (DRM) and outsourced persons working in Postal Department during lockdown period due to COVID-19
Kindly refer to Dept. of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, OM F.No.23 (4)/E. Coord/202O/I dated 23/3/2020. The basic spirit of the OM is that casual, contract and outsourced workers in different Depts., who will not be able to attend office in view of lockdown order regarding Covid-19 prevention, as announced by various State Govt. and finally in general by Central Govt. they shall be treated as on duty during such period of absence and necessary pay/ wages would be paid to them accordingly to avoid their hardship in this crisis. This OM shall apply till 30th April 2020.
In these circumstances, you are requested to cause follow up instructions so that Part-time / Daily Rated Mazdoor (DRM), outsourced persons working in all Post Offices/ Business Offices/RMS/ MMS offices in different Circles and are not in a position to attend offices for lock down etc may get due wages for the period as stated in above OM to avoid their hardship.