DOP – Resumption of Transit sections order dated 12-06-20

DOP – Resumption of Transit sections order dated 12-06-20

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Mail Business (Development & Operations) Division

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 001

No: 30-01/2020-D (Pt.1)                                                                                                                                                          Dated: 12.06.2020


All Head of Circles

Subject: Resumption of Transit sections — COVID-19 preventive measures to be adopted – reg.

This is regarding resumption of transit sections on some routes consequent upon the resumption of partial passenger train services.

2.  The transit sections on Howrah – Mumbai & vice-versa (02810/02809), Howrah- Ahmedabad & vice-versa (02834/02833) and Bengaluru- Belgavi & vice versa (06597/06598) routes have been started w.e.f. 12th June, 2019 consequent upon the resumption of trains services on these routes. Department has also taken up the matter with the Railway Board for the resumption of transit sections on other routes on which train services have been restored.

3.  There is a need to provide adequate protective gear and other facilities to the  sectional staff, in addition to the items provided in portfolio so that they may smoothly perform their duties in the COVID-19 scenario. Accordingly, Circle may provide following protective gears and other facilities to each of the sectional staff:

  1. Face shield to each staff
  2. Mask                                                –        2
  3. Hand gloves (washable)               –        2 pairs
  4. Sanitizer
  5. Soap/Liquid hand wash
  6. One tea thermos to each of the sectional staff
  7. One 10 litre water jug for each section
  8. Hand held sprayer to sanitize the bags received in the section
  9. Sanitization of Rest Houses on a daily basis
  10. Arrangements of meals for the sectional staff staying in Rest Houses

3.1   The staff at transit mail offices should ensure the sanitization of bags before dispatch to the Sections. Sectional staff should also ensure the sanitization of bags received in the sections before any further handling of these bags.

3.2    Further, Sectional staff should be clearly told not to allow any unauthorized person to travel in the Section. This is not only illegal but also poses a great risk in the COVID period.

4.  Only non-symptomatic staff should be put on duty in the Sections.

5.  Circles may add to this list of preventive measures to ensure the proper performance of duty by the Sectional staff in this COVID period.

This issued with the approval of Member (Operations).


(Ajay Kumar Roy)

DDG (Mail Operations)

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