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.
- Extension of Last Date for Submission of Life Certificate
In view of the ongoing COVID – 19 pandemic and the vulnerability of the elderly persons to Corona virus, the Governor has now been pleased to order that in the current year all the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners may submit Life Certificate to the Treasuries/ Pension Disbursing Banks, as the case may be, till 28.02.2021.
- Hawker Support Scheme, 2020
Any hawker who is a permanent resident of West Bengal, who is in extreme distress due to loss of business/ livelihood opportunities due to outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) will be eligible for the assistance.
- WB Special Compassionate Appointment (COVID) Scheme, 2020
The West Bengal Special Compassionate Appointment (to the dependant of Covid Warrior who has died or has been permanently incapacitated due to Covid-19) Scheme, 2020.
- Guidelines i.r.o. IPD treatment in COVID situation under WBHS
Governor is pleased to issue a fresh guidelines for reimbursement towards the cost of any IPD treatment including COVID-19 cases in the following manner for the benefit of members enrolled under West Bengal Health Scheme.
- School Fees and its Collection during the Lock Down Period
It is advised to have a considerate view of the matter and restrain from enhancing school fees during the current academic year. Any case of delayed payment/non-payment of the fee by the guardian in the prevailing situation may be considered sympathetically.
- Holiday on Birth Anniversary of Late Dr. B. C. Roy (01.07.2020)
State Government has decided to observe 1st July, 2020 (Wednesday) as a State Government holiday in all State Government Offices, Educational Institutions, Rural and Urban Bodies, other Grant-in-Aid Institutions, Boards, Corporations etc.
- Grant of Provisional Pension due to Lock-Down Situation
Grant of provisional pension for the State Govt. employees facing delayed process of pension due to Lock-down situation related to Covid-19 outbreak.
- New Attendance Rules in Govt. Offices of West Bengal
The attendance of officers and staff upto the level of Deputy Secretary will be staggered – one, from 09.30 A.M. to 02.30 P.M. and the other, from 12.30 P.M. to 05.30 P.M. Roster may be prepared accordingly.
- Guidelines for Safety of Employees to prevent COVID in Govt Offices
Only asymptomatic officers and staff shall be allowed to attend office on rotation basis. Anyone with any sort of symptom like mild fever, cough and cold need not attend office.
- Restrictions and Relaxations during Lockdown in West Bengal
Intra-state (inter-district) movement of government and private buses w.e.f. 01/06/2020, with passengers not more than the actual seating capacity of the bus. No passenger shall be allowed to travel standing in the bus.
- Implementation of Lock Down Measures in West Bengal
Wearing of mask is compulsory. Strict social distancing of 2 metres for all. All public places, streets, housing complexes, residential areas and work places to be cleaned and sanitized at regular intervals.
- New Scheme “Prachesta” (প্রচেষ্টা) due to COVID-19 Outbreak
In order to provide some relief to labourer/ daily wage earner/ worker, who is in extreme distress, due to the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Governor is pleased to introduce a new scheme called “Prachesta” (প্রচেষ্টা).
- SNEHER PARAS – Financial Assistance to Migrant Workers
A financial assistance of one-time exgratia payment of Rs. 1,000/- will be provided under the scheme to such worker who is residents of West Bengal and who is stranded in other parts of the country due to lockdown because of Corona Virus (COVID-19).
- Office remains Open with 25% Staff w.e.f. 20.04.2020
All the Departments and other establishments shall start functioning with the officers of and above the rank of Deputy Secretary or equivalent and support staff of Group C and below not exceeding 25% of the existing strength each day with effect from 20th April 2020.
- Insurance Policy For Persons Deployed For COVID-19 Related Duties
Free treatment for COVID-19 patients shall be provided in Government Hospitals/ Government-requisitioned private hospital with an additional financial assistance of Rs 1.00 Lakh and a death benefit of Rs 10.00 Lakh.