As a prudent step against the spread of Covid-19 in municipal workplaces, the PMC has asked staff to help out authentic correspondence through remotely coordinating, videoconferencing, email and WhatsApp, rather than gatherings where physical nearness is required.
“Meetings of civic employees or officers in the PMC should be convened only if necessary. Instead of holding meetings that require physical attendance, they should be conducted through teleconferencing or videoconferencing. Administrative work and correspondence should be carried out through official email, WhatsApp and other technological tools,” said Additional Municipal Commissioner Rubal Agarwal, adding that sending hard copies of files and documents to other offices should be avoided as much as possible.
She said if it was urgent to call a meeting for administrative purposes, then there should not be more than 10 staff or officers for the meeting and everyone should be wearing a mask with one-metre gap between seats. “If more than 10 civic staff or officers are needed for a meeting, then permission has to be taken from appropriate authority. The old general body hall in the main building should be used for the meetings,” she said.