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* Flexible working hours pilot project to start from Sept. 18 at government offices in Battaramulla
Mon, Sep 11, 2017, 11:07 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 11, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to launch a pilot project introducing flexible working hours for the public sector currently serving in offices situated in Battaramulla area from September 18.

Initially the public sector workers in Battaramulla area will be given the opportunity to work for a period of 03 months from September 18 to December 17 with the concurrence of the Heads of the Institutions, as an initiative of planning future measures to solve the heavy traffic congestion in Colombo.

A public administration circular has been issued last week outlining the work plan of the project to all the Ministry Secretaries, Provincial Chief Secretaries and Department Heads.

Accordingly, the drivers, minor employees and other officers should serve 09 hours, 08 hours and 45 minutes and 07 hours and 45 minutes respectively from 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The time for the arrival and the departure should be between 7.30 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. and 3.15 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

All the officers should compulsorily perform duties between 9.15 a.m. to 3.15 p.m. as per above prescribed working hours, in order to serve the public.

The Heads of Institutions should ensure implementing the flexible working hours with the prior concurrence of the relevant officer while ensuring that the duties of the institution are not interrupted.

During the period in which flexible office hours are being implemented, the officers, who have agreed to consider office hours which are not his/her regular working hours, shall not be provided with the relief mentioned in Public Administration Circulars for delaying to report for duty and leaving from duty and to cover the period he/she delayed

At the end of project period the Government will evaluate outcomes and decide on whether to continue the project as a measure to ease traffic congestion in Colombo.

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka has proposed the project and the cabinet has given its approval to implement the pilot project.

 

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