Attending Republic Day Event in Delhi obligatory, Govt tells officers
Attending Republic Day Event in Delhi obligatory, Govt tells officers

The Centre has urged that all officers in government ministries and departments invited for the Republic Day Ceremony at Rajpath in the national capital on Tuesday must attend the function.

The government has conveyed to all officers to compulsorily attend the occasion and warned of actions against those who fail to do so. In a communication to all secretary rank officers of the central government, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba stated due to the coronavirus pandemic, the seating capacity at the official function at Rajpath has been decreased to just 25 percent of the original capacity.In his letter, Mr Gauba stated the Republic Day ceremony at Rajpath is an essential national function that is held each and every year on January 26 and contemplating the value of the ceremony, it is anticipated that all the officers, who are invited, need to attend the occasion.

”In view of social distancing requirements imposed due to COVID-19, the seating capacity this year has been decreased to 25 percent of the original capacity. It is all the more important, therefore, that the officers who are invited attend the ceremony as part of their duty.”You may well suitably advise all officers of your ministry/ division, who are invited to the Republic day ceremony at Rajpath, to attend the function. You may well also like to caution them that a critical view would be taken of their absence on this occasion,” the letter stated.

President Ram Nath Kovind will take the salutes from the armed forces, police, paramilitary forces and other folks at the Republic day function. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his ministerial colleagues, parliamentarians and other dignitaries will also attend the occasion.

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