The Assam government has restricted mass gathering and movement of daily visitors to Assam secretariat at Dispur.
The state government has taken the step to avoid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
In order to prevent any accidental spread of the virus in the (Secretariat) Janata Bhawan complex, an order has been issued with immediate effect to restrict the entry of daily visitors to 100 persons per day till March 31.
All passes, including those for vehicles, issued by different departments has been stopped with immediate effect till March 31.
Only in urgent cases, the Secretariat Administration department will issue passes on receipt of request from other departments in advance.
All offices in the State, institutions – both public and private, PSUs and commercial organisations have been directed to stop use of biometric attendance system where physical contact is required with the system to record attendance.
However, any other biometric attendance system where physical contact is not required, like face recognition, etc., shall continue to be used as earlier.
During this period till March 31, the attendance may be marked manually in the office registers and maintained by head of office appropriately, the government order stated.