List of Infectious Disease to avail Quarantine Leave

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 3230-F(P1) Dated, Howrah, the 18th November, 2020.


Rule 198 of WBSR, Pt.-I, provides for the grant of Quarantine Leave to a government employee when he/she or any member of his/her family is affected by such infectious disease as specified thereunder as his/her attendance at office/place of duty is considered hazardous to other government employees.

With the passage of time, outbreak of some other diseases in the country had been considered to be infectious of which COVID-19 has been declared Pandemic by WHO this year.

In view of this, inclusion of other infectious diseases including COVID-19 under the provision of Rule 198 of WBSR, Pt.-1, was under active consideration of the Government.

Now, after careful consideration and taking the valued opinion of Health & Family Welfare Department of this Government, the undersigned is directed to include the following five diseases in the list of infectious disease under Rule 198 of WBSR, Pt.-I, in addition to the existing diseases as specified therein:

  1. SARS
  2. MARS
  3. COVID-19
  4. Avian Influenza (H5N1)/ Novel Influenza
  5. Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)

Rule 198 of WBSR, Pt.-I stands modified to such extent. All other norms related to sanction of Quarantine Leave will continue to be the same as laid down under the said rule. Amendment of the rule to that extent will be made in due course.

This will be deemed to have taken effect from the 12th day of March, 2020.

Sd/- Manoj Pant
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 3230-F dated 18.11.2020, Source

List of Infectious Disease as per Rule 198 of WBSR:-

(I) (i) Scarlet Fever,
(ii) Plague (Bueekmonic or bubonic),
(iii) Typhus,
(iv) Cerebro-spinal meningitis;
(II) for persons employed in the preparation and distribution of food, the following additional diseases shall also be treated as infectious:-
(i) Dysentery,
(ii) Enteric fever (Typhoid fever),
(iii) Malta fever,
(iv) Paratyphoid fever.

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