Hyderabad: In view of the nationwide lockdown, the Telangana High Court has issued a notification ordering the closure of all courts and tribunals subordinate to it with immediate effect until 14 April. Meanwhile, extremely urgent cases will be heard through video conference. Also, all interim orders passed by the High Court or courts subordinate to it are also extended till 7 June.

To control the spread of COVID-19, the Telangana government had earlier directed the staff of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) and the director-general of police (DGP) headquarters to work on alternate working days. The staff is expected to work on a rotation basis to ensure that physical contact among individuals is minimised. The order came into effect from 20 March and will continue till further notice.

All staff who belong to the category of senior assistants and below, including outsourcing staff and home guards working under each section superintendent, will be divided into two groups and assigned work on alternate days.

Meanwhile, each of the staff members who are working from home should be available at their respective residences and respond to calls from the office. The government has also said if necessary the employees should come to the office in person on being informed.

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