Friday, a holiday for Public sector | Breaking News

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to declare Friday a holiday for the Public sector in the backdrop of the prevailing fuel shortage.

A document issued by the Department of Government Information stated, “The current shortage of fuel has disrupted passenger transport, making it difficult for public sector workers to access their own transportation.

Due to this situation, it seems appropriate to grant government officials leave for one (01) working day of the week and provide them with the necessary facilities to engage in agricultural activities in their backyards or elsewhere as a solution to the food shortage that is expected to occur in the future.”

The Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Provincial Council had proposed to close all government institutions except agencies providing essential services such as water, electricity, health, defense, education, transport, port and air services on Fridays for the next 3 months and this had received cabinet approval.

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