Closure of Departmental Canteens – Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19

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No. 11013/9/2014- Estt. (AIII)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
20th April, 2020


Subject: Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 – Closure of Departmental Canteens.

It has been decided with the approval of competent authority that all the Departmental Canteens in Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices shall be closed with immediate effect.

2. All the Ministries / Departments / Offices are requested not to open the canteens until further orders.

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Also check: All Officers / Staff should wear Safety Mask at all times while in Office for the spread of COVID-19

Deputy Secretary


  1. All the Ministries / Departments of the Government of India
  2. PMO / Cabinet Secretariat
  3. PS to MoS (PP)
  4. PSO to Secretary(Personnel)
  5. Sr.Technical Director, NIC, DoPT

Copy to:

  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block, New Delhi.

Source: DoPT

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