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Corona Virus

You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

Physical Submission of Bills in Treasuries/ PAOs w.e.f 10.02.2022


From 10.02.2022 the Treasuries and Pay & Accounts Offices will start following the usual process of receiving Physical Bills and Advices following physical distancing norms and appropriate health and hygiene protocols.

Re-Opening of Colleges and Universities w.e.f. 03.02.2022

Higher Education.

Offline classes at UG/ PG and higher level, including Ph. D. and Research works in all General Degree Colleges/ Engineering/ Professional/ Training Colleges and Universities will re-open on and from 03.02.2022.

Reopening of Schools under School Education Deptt. w.e.f. 03.02.2022

School Education.

Government of West Bengal has decided to re-open schools on campus for the students of class VIII, IX, X, XI and XII with effect from 03.02.2022 maintaining all COVID norms and protocols.

Additional Relaxations and Restrictions during Lockdown w.e.f. 01.02.2022


Schools shall open for class VIII to XII from 3rd February 2022. All government offices including public undertakings shall function with 75% of total employee strength.

PARIJAYEE SAHAY Scheme for Migrant Workers


The new scheme called PARIJAYEE SAHAY will provide some relief to the Migrant Workers in the form of dry ration and other benefits who can not avail themselves of food grains under the Public Distribution System in West Bengal.

Additional Relaxations and Restrictions during Lockdown w.e.f. 18.01.2022


Gym may remain open with 50% of the capacity at a time upto 9 PM provided staff and users are fully vaccinated or are RTPCR negative.

Quarantine Leave for Teaching/ Non-Teaching Staff of Secondary School – Clarification

School Education.

Quarantine Leave, is a leave of absence from duty necessitated by order not to attend school in consequence of presence of infectious diseases in family or household of a teacher/ non-teaching staff.

Quarantine Leave for Teaching/ Non-Teaching Staff of Primary School – Clarification

School Education.

Teacher/ non-teaching staff on account of suffering by himself/ herself or other members of family from the infectious diseases including COVID-19, may avail Quarantine Leave.

Lockdown in West Bengal Extended (due to Omicron) upto 31.01.2022


Marriage related functions shall be allowed with a maximum of 200 people at a time or 50% seating capacity of the hall/ venue, whichever is lower.

Quarantine Leave for Secondary School Teachers in West Bengal

School Education.

Inclusion of other infectious diseases including COVID-19 under the provision of Management of Recognised Non-Government Institutions (Aided and Unaided) Rules, 1969 pertaining to Quarantine Leave was under active consideration.