Civil servants, except those with essential duties, in Kabul city and districts, will be on three weeks leave from 28th March 2020.
The decision was made on the basis of a proposal by the Emergency Committee on Preventing the Outbreak of the Coronavirus and approval of the Cabinet of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission has added an annex to the Procedure on Scheduling Work Hours to Prevent Outbreak of COVID-19 Disease (Coronavirus) in the Civil Service Agencies.
In accordance with the Annex 1 of the Procedure on Scheduling Work Hours to Prevent Outbreak of COVID-19 Disease (Coronavirus) in the Civil Service Agencies, civil servants except director generals, directors and essential staff, in the Kabul city and districts, will be on a three weeks leave.
Pregnant civil servants who are employed in the Ministry of Public Health across the country will be on a three weeks leave, in order to be safe from the Covid-19 disease.
Female civil servants with children in private kindergartens, with the exception of the Ministry of Public Health, are also on leave for three weeks across the country.
Civil servants who are on the leave based on this procedure are entitled to all rights and privileges.
The three weeks leave on the basis of this procedure shall be considered as exceptional and shall not be counted as annual leave entitlement of employees.