Odisha: Bank, postal employees to deliver cash for elderly, differently-abled persons
Bank and postal employees to deliver cash at the doorsteps of elderly and differently-abled persons in Odisha after receiving phone calls from them seeking assistance.
The decision was made by the Odisha government as elderly people have been advised to remain indoors in the wake of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
"Postal and bank employees are allowed to move to the premises of senior citizens and differently-abled persons to deliver cash, on phone calls during working hours, with strict adherence to safety measures," the Finance Department said in an order.
The state government has also identified elderly persons as vulnerable and suggested that they should remain indoors.
The financial institutions in Odisha will operate with limited staff till August 31.
Smaller branches with less than five employees can function with full staff strength with strict adherence to safety measures, the finance department said.