Only essential State employees must report to work

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Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, M.M.P.K. Mayadunne, issued a Circular yesterday (25), limiting non-essential State sector employees from reporting to work from today (26).

The Circular was issued to Secretaries to Ministries, Local Government Secretariats and Heads of departments to obtain the services of employees deemed essential for the smooth operation of State services in view of the difficulties faced by employees to report to work due to paralysed transport services stemming from the fuel crisis.

It was observed that such measures would also conserve electricity and water in State Institutions.

The decision was taken at a discussion at the Ministry on Tuesday (24). Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was present while issues concerning the need for maximum utilisation of Ministry resources together with the increased involvement of field officers were also focused on.

BY Faadhila Thassim