The Government has ordered that wearing of masks is mandatory for all officers, staff and visitors in Civil Secretariat. The step is part of various preventive measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Civil Secretariat.
In this regard, the General Administrative Department (GAD) issued an order today.
The GAD order read that all the Administrative Secretaries have been authorized to purchase masks so that three reusable masks for each employee in each department in the Secretariat would be provided.
The expense in this regard shall be defrayed from the Office Expenses head, read the order.
It further directed the Administrative Secretaries that in case of non-availability of masks in the open market, they shall submit their requirements to the Department of Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution for the supply of the same.