Mamata Banerjee Announces Two Shifts For State Employees also extends school closure till July. Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee announced on Wednesday that state government employees will be working on two work shifts.
State employees will now work in two shifts – from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm and 12 noon to 5.50 pm.
“The earlier timing was 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. But now, we have split it into two shifts for easy movement of all government employees. I understand that commuting by public transport is a big issue,” Banerjee told reporters at a briefing.
This step was taken to facilitate easy daily commute for people. She further announced that the closure of schools will be extended till July.
Mamata Banerjee declared that all schools will also remain closed in July but the examinations will be conducted.
She also appealed private schools to not hike fees saying, “People do not have money thanks to first, note bandi (2016 demonetisation), and now ghar bandi (lockdown). In such a scenario, we have to continue functioning.”
She said that her government was giving salaries to all its employees without deductions unlike other states. The CM said if any government employee gets late in reaching office by an hour, no penalty would be levied for late attendance.
Mamata Banerjee was facing sharp attacks from BJP for her ‘Corona Express’ remark. To clarify it, she said, “I never said Corona Express. I said the public is saying it. You can see my original statement. I said the public said and I just expressed it,”.