PUBLIC SERVICE SCALES DOWN OPERATIONS TO REDUCE COVID-19 RISKS
The Government has taken further measures in view of the potential risks of Covid-19 by scaling down public service operations starting today (March 31st). Cabinet has made the decision on March 26 and has instructed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service to advise public servants of this process.
Under this latest measure, public servants under the non-essential services are authorized to take emergency paid leave of absence from work starting on March 31 until further notice.
After a 30 days leave period, public officers’ remuneration will be on half-pay until they are recalled to duty. On resumption to duty, officers’ salaries will be reinstated in full while the other 50% salary withheld during emergency leave will also be repaid in full.