DJB withdraws circular on short leave for Muslim employees during Ramadan

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB)

New Delhi : The Delhi Jal Board (DJB), on Tuesday, withdrew its circular which granted short leave of approximately two hours a day to all its Muslim employees during the month of Ramadan.

Earlier, on Monday, the DJB had issued a circular allowing its Muslim employees two hours of short leave for Ramadan between April 3 to May 2. In a circular issued on Monday, DJB had urged the employees to accomplish their work during the remaining hours to ensure that office duty does not suffer.

“The competent authority has accorded approval to allow short leave (of approx. two hours a day) by the concerned DDO/controlling officer to the Muslim employees during the days of Ramzan i.e., April 3 to May 2 or till the date of Idu’l fitr is declared, subject to the condition that they will accomplish their work during the remaining office hours so that the office work does not suffer,” a DJB circular read on Monday.

This is the latest in a series of developments ahead of festivities this month. In yet another development, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Mukesh Suryan, on Monday, wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to issue orders to shut liquor shops in the city during Navratri.

“Keeping in view the sentiments and feelings of the general public, please issue necessary directions to officials to shut liquor shops during the Navratri (from April 2 to 11) and also take action against those drinking outside such shops,” Suryan said.

He also wrote to SDMC commissioner Gyanesh Bharti, asking him to take action for the closure of meat shops during Navratri, which is being observed between April 2 and 11.— IANS


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here