Departmental Canteen Reopening
Departmental Canteens at Central Govt Departments in Delhi to Reopen
Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 – Closure of Departmental Canteens.
Re-opening of prohibited activities has gradually been allowed, it has been decided to open the Departmental Canteens located in Ministries/Departments of Government of India in Delhi
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 28th August, 2020
Subject: – Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 – Closure of Departmental Canteens.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department OM of even number dated 20th April, 2020 whereby, as a part of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, it was decided to close all Departmental Canteens until further orders.
Also Read: Regarding re-opening of Departmental Canteens stands withdrawn with immediate effect and until further orders. Accordingly, the instructions contained in OM dated 20th April, 2020 to keep the Departmental Canteens closed, shall continue to apply. (DoPT Order on 01-09-2020)
2. As the re-opening of prohibited activities has gradually been allowed, it has been decided to open the Departmental Canteens located in Ministries/Departments of Government of India in Delhi.
3. All the Ministries/Departments/offices as well as the Central Government employees are, therefore, directed to ensure strict compliance of instructions issued by MHA, MoH&FW and DoPT from time to time on social distancing norms and health & hygiene practices etc. The canteen employees may be advised to strictly follow hygiene & safety protocols and to avoid crowding, especially at the distribution/ sale counters.
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt, of India