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Big relief for govt employees: 15 days special casual leave for govt employees

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All central government employees will be able to get 15 days of special casual leave (SCL) in case their parents or any dependent family members test COVID-19 positive, according to an order issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

“In case of active hospitalisation of any of the family members/parents even after 15 days of the expiry of SCL, the government servants may be granted leave of any kind due and admissible beyond 15 days of SCL till their discharge from hospital,” it said.

The ministry has come out with a detailed order on treatment, regularisation of hospitalization or quarantine period during COVID-19 pandemic after it received several queries related to it and keeping in view the “hardships faced by the government servants”.

A government servant shall be granted commuted leave up to 20 days when he or she is COVID-19 positive and is in home isolation/quarantine, the order said.
In case of a government servant testing COVID-19 positive and is in home isolation and has also been hospitalised, he or she shall be granted commuted leave/SCL/earned leave (EL) for a period up to 20 days starting from the time having tested positive, it said.

“In case of hospitalization beyond the 20th day from his testing COVID positive, he shall be granted commuted leave, on the production of documentary proof of hospitalization,” said the order issued to all central government ministries.

A government servant shall be granted special casual leave of 15 days in case a dependent family member or parents (whether dependent or not, living with him) are COVID-19 positive, it said.

In case the government servant comes into direct contact with a COVID-positive person and remains in home quarantine, “he shall be treated as on-duty/work from home for a period of seven days”, the ministry said in its order dated June 7.

It said that the period of quarantine spent by government servant, as a precautionary measure, residing in the containment zone “shall be treated as on-duty/work from home till the containment zone is de-notified”.

These orders shall be applicable with effect from March 25, 2020, until further orders.

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Army rescues 41 civilians stranded due to heavy rains on Mughal Road

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The Indian Army rescued 41 civilians stranded at blocked Mughal Road in Jammu following heavy rains, informed Defence PRO, Jammu on Saturday.

During a 3-hour-long night rescue operation on Friday, the stranded civilians were evacuated.

According to Defence PRO, the Mughal Road was blocked due to heavy rainfall, uprooted trees and lightning.
“On 11 June, in swift 3 hrs long night rescue ops, #IndianArmy rescued 41 civilians, stranded at blocked #MughalRoad due to heavy rainfall, uprooted trees and lightning at between Ratta Chamb and Mansar Mod in #Poonch. All help and support extend to them,” Defence PRO had said in a tweet.

The rescued passengers were provided food and heating arrangements and no injuries were reported in the operation.
“The civilians were highly appreciative of the swift action of the Army which saved them from vagaries of weather and harsh terrain,” Army said.

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India reports lowest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases after 71 days

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India on Sunday (June 13, 2021) reported its lowest one-day rise in the COVID-19 cases after 71 days. The country recorded 80,834 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the figures by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

India’s active caseload has now declined to 10,26,159, while the weekly positivity rate has dropped to 4.74% and the daily positivity rate stands at 4.25%.

There were also 3,303 coronavirus-related deaths between Saturday and Sunday morning.

So far, there have been 2.94 crore cases and 3.70 lakh fatalities across the country.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also informed that 1,32,062 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. India now has registered 2.80 crore recoveries and the recovery rate has improved to 95.26%.

Meanwhile, more than 25.31 crore coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered across the country.

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Lost your ATM card? Here is how to get it blocked

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Have you lost your State Bank of India (SBI) debit card? Don’t panic! You can easily get your ATM cum Debit Card blocked through OnlineSBI.

“You can now Block your SBI ATM cum Debit Card through OnlineSBI, in case your card is lost or stolen,” SBI said.

Step 1: Log in to www.onlinesbi.com with your username and password.
Step 2: Select “ATM Card Services>Block ATM Card” link under the “e-Services” tab.
Step 3: Select the Account, under which you want to block your ATM cum Debit Card.
Step 4: All the Active and blocked cards will be displayed. You will be shown the first 4 and last 4 digits of the card(s).
Step 5: Select the Card and click “Submit”.  Next, verify the details and confirm.
Step 6: Select the mode of authentication as either SMS OTP or Profile Password.
Step 7: Enter the OTP password /Profile password as chosen earlier and Click “Confirm” on the next screen.
Step 8: A success message would be displayed with a Ticket No. after successful blocking of your ATM cum Debit Card. You are advised to note this Ticket No. for future reference.

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Covid-19 Stats

13 Jun 2021, 6:27 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

29,439,989 Total Cases
370,407 Death Cases
28,043,446 Recovered Cases

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