Along with all the senior officers and other essential staff, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju went to the headquarter of Sports Authority of India, In order to resume operations after more than a fortnight of working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All The ministers who visited SAI headquarters here wearing a mask and were also asked to sanitised their hands before entering the premises, “The ministry has started its office with minimum staff because work has to go on. We are ensuring strict compliance of rules like social distancing, wearing masks and temperature checks,” Rijjiju said.
The SAI office was shut down on March 21 as part of a precautionary measure to contain the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. All ministers were on Saturday asked to resume office from Monday along with joint secretary-level officers and one-third of their essential staff.
“Only divisional heads and 30 percent of the lower division staff will work on a rotational basis. This is being done as per the center’s order in an effort to streamline things before the complete lifting of the lockdown,” an SAI official told PTI referring to the current lockdown.
All over the country, around 10,000 people tested positive and 300 people have been died due to the pandemic COVID 19.