The Delhi Government teachers and employees will have to get minimum single shot of COVID-19 vaccine to be at work from October 16, 2021, according to the order issued by Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). According to the order, all such unvaccinated Delhi government employees, including teachers and frontline workers, will be treated as “on leave” till they get the jab. According to the statement, Private schools will have to comply with the DDMA order and the concerned heads of departments will verify vaccinated employees through the Aarogya Setu app or vaccination certificate.
Around two lakh employees are working at various Delhi government departments, agencies and local bodies including the three municipal corporations, officials said. The order, issued by Delhi Chief Secretary and DDMA executive committee chairperson Vijay Dev, stated the Union government “may consider issuing similar directions in respect of its employees working in Delhi.” The DDMA, in its meeting on September 29, had decided to ensure 100 per cent vaccination of all government employees, frontline workers, healthcare workers as well as teachers and other staff members in schools and colleges.