Mumbai: Delhi government on Friday issued a vaccine mandate for its employee saying that employees who haven’t taken at least the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine will not be allowed to attend office from 16th October.
The mandate says that all the government employees working in departments, autonomous bodies, PSUs, local bodies, educational institutions under the government of NCT of Delhi, including frontline workers, healthcare workers as well as teachers and other staff working in schools and colleges to get vaccinated by October 15.
The employees will be allowed to attend their respective offices only after they have received their first dose of vaccines.
The order also said that the period of absence from October 16 to the date of the first vaccination will be treated as the employee being on ‘leave’.
The order further suggested that the government of India too could issue similar directions with respect to its employees working in Delhi.
The mandate from the Delhi government comes amid the offices and businesses reopening in the city following the drop in the number of cases.