In Gorela-Pendra-Marwahi district of Chhattisgarh, the tribal development department has issued an order to withhold the salary for the upcoming month if its employees do not get Kovid vaccine.

The order to vaccinate the employees was issued on 21st of this month by KS Masram, Assistant Commissioner, Tribal Development Department posted in Gorela-Pendra-Marwahi district. However, now he says that he had given this order in view of the health security of the employees and no salary will be withheld from anyone.

In the order, all the officers and employees working in the offices, ashrams and hostels operated under the tribal development department in the district have been instructed to get the vaccine for prevention of Kovid-19 infection and then provide a copy of the vaccination card to the office.

It has been said in the order that in the event of not getting vaccinations, action will be taken to stop the salary for the next month.

After this order of the department, the matter went viral on social media.

Assistant Commissioner of Tribal Development Department posted in the district, KS Masram told the language that the purpose of issuing such orders was to get 100 percent immunization of officers and employees. So that officer-employees and their families can survive the Kovid-19 epidemic.

Masram said that 95 percent of the officers and employees have got Kovid-19 vaccinated after the order was issued.

The official clarified that the department will not withhold the salary for the next month.

He said, “I only intended to get all my officers and employees vaccinated.”