Chandigarh

Panjab University to issue fresh Covid guidelines

Chandigarh, January 11

Panjab University (PU) Covid task force has recommended fresh guidelines for the students and faculty members on the campus amid rising cases in Chandigarh.

A meeting of this committee was held today. Sources said the members unanimously decided to issue fresh guidelines. The recommendations have been sent to the office of the Vice-Chancellor for his approval.

“Though no major decision was taken by the committee, it has been decided to issue fresh guidelines for all students and faculty members. Discussions on conducting semester examinations and opening of the campus were also held. However, no final decision was made by the authorities. The recommendations of the committee have been sent to the Vice Chancellor’s office for final approval,” said a source.

As per the latest orders, the university authorities have decided to function with 50 per cent staff till further orders. The same is also applicable to the teaching departments.

“The offices shall function with 50% office staff strength. The remaining non-attending 50% staff shall work from home under the instructions of their controlling officers and they shall remain available through e-modes, including, telephone, e-mail, videoconferencing, etc. Officers of the level of Office Superintendent and above shall attend the office on a daily basis. The head of the offices concerned shall devise a roaster for the same,” read the order.