Coal India asks subsidiaries to take steps to prevent coronavirus spread, bans biometric attendance
State-owned CIL has asked its subsidiaries to take proactive steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus
New Delhi: State-owned CIL has asked its subsidiaries to take proactive steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus .
The global economy is plunging into a deep crisis due to coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that has killed over 7,000 and sickened lakhs of people around the globe.
In India, the number of infected cases stood at 125, as per the union health ministry log.
"All subsidiaries must take proactive steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 ," according to an official memorandum.
In a bid to mitigate the impact of novel coronavirus outbreak, Coal India (CIL) has also asked its employees to avoid large gathering and stressed that if inevitable, the same should be held via video conferencing.
All the employees have been advised to visit the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for various precautions and actions to be taken with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak.
"List of severely affected countries be downloaded from the website of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Public health messages be displayed at appropriate places," the memorandum said.
As the Government has stopped bio-metric attendance for a certain period, "all employees of CIL/subsidiaries be exempted to mark their attendance in biometric attendance system till 31 March, 2020. However, all employees are required to mark their attendance in attendance register, (as done prior to the launch of the biometric system), during this period," it said.
Coal India accounts for over 80 percent of domestic coal output.
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