The roll out of MEDISEP, an insurance scheme providing cashless medical care for State employees and pensioners, is likely to be delayed due to glitches in collating information. The scheme has been slated for a January launch.
State government employees can surrender 30 days’ leave every year and encash a month’s salary.
Hitherto, this procedure was only required for state and Central government jobs.
Primary contacts of the positive employee will observe a seven-day-quarantine.
The Commission also recommended that the the working days of government employees should be reduced to five days a week.
With the upper-age limit being raised, those who had closed their account earlier have also now been permitted to open new accounts.
Besides, the employees can avail themselves of Onam advance of Rs 15,000 which should be repaid in five equal installments.
Finance Minister K N Balagopal cited the severe financial crisis faced by the state for the situation.
The order issued by the government stated that the periodical surrender of earned leave by government employees and teachers including those on temporary appointments stands deferred for six months.
A selection board has already been formed in the UT, upsetting the existing hiring norms. No Lakshadweep representatives were incorporated in the board.