Covid-19 effect: DC Sankar temporarily suspends few govt services

Mysuru, March 19:- Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar said that few government services have been suspended temporarily to avoid large gatherings of people at government offices in view of coronavirus threat.

He was speaking at a press meet held at his office in the city on Thursday.

“Public gathering at Zilla Panchayat, taluk offices, village panchayat and other government offices may lead to the spread of the virus. As a precautionary measure, certain government services have been suspended temporarily,” he said.

“Atal Jana Snehi Centre, Aadhaar Seva Kendras, Spandana Kendras, issuing of new driving license, learner’s licence, registration of properties, services at town municipal councils (TMC) and village panchayats, agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, social welfare department, minorities welfare department, backward communities department, youth empowerment and sports department activities will be suspended until further notice,” he added.

“The services at banks, post offices, KSRTC, food and civil supplies, cleanliness works, drinking water, electricity, drainage works, grocery, vegetables and fruit shops, hospitals, veterinary hospitals, medical shops and other services will remain unaffected,” the DC said.

Sankar said that holiday has not been declared for government offices and asked the officials to be present at their offices and warned of strict action otherwise.

Commissioner of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Gurudutta Hegde, Superintendent of Police CB Ryshyanth, DCP Dr AN Prakash Gowda and others were present. (KS, NGB)

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