21days quarantine leave for West Bengal govt employees
Nov 19, 2020, KOLKATA: State government employees will be entitled to a “quarantine leave” of up to 21 days if they or any other member of their family is infected with Covid-19 or any of the other four diseases notified by the government on Wednesday,according to a report published in Times Of India.
The special leave for five diseases has taken the total number of infectious diseases for which the state government employees can avail of the special quarantine leave to 14. The government staff are already entitled to 30 days of earned leaves, 15 days of sick leaves and 14 days of casual leaves annually.
According to the notification, apart from Covid-19 four other diseases — SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MARS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), avian influenza (H5N1)/novel influenza and Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever — have also been included in the list.
“Quarantine leave may be granted by the head of office on the certificate of a medical officer or public health officer for a period not exceeding 21 days or in exceptional circumstances, 30 days. The excess of 30 days shall be debited to leave account and the excess days may be combined with other leaves,” an official said.