24 March 2020
Bhubaneswar: In wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, its prevention and containment, the Odisha government today ordered for home delivery of pension and PDS items to beneficiaries.
All Collector and District Magistrates, all Municipal Commissioners, all executive Officers of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) as the case may be have been empowered for home delivery of pension and PDS to beneficiaries.
"....the Government of Odisha empowers all collector and district Magistrates, all Municipal Commissioners, all EOs of ULBs,as the case may be, for home delivery of Pension and PDS to beneficiaries," a circular issued by the Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) department of the State government today.
The H&FW department circular says that arrangements should be made keeping the social distancing guidelines in mind and adds that if necessary, filed staff of various departments in the district may be utilized.
The circular further says that in case of any doubt the State government will issue necessary directions/clarifications.
The circular by the H&FW department has been issued in exercise of powers conferred under section 2, 3 and 4 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and Odisha COVID-19 Regulation, 2020 for prevention and containment of coronavirus disease, 2019 (COVID-19).