The state government has decided to grant special permission for bringing of highly skilled labourers from outside the state for implementation of various developmental works in the state.
After a review meeting on Friday, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters the decision was taken after the government has partially allowed restarting of construction works by both private and government companies in the state.
He said in the course of implementing such works, it was found that the highly skilled labourers including technicians and operators are not available within the state (as most of them have left due to COVID-19).
“Therefore, contractors who needs to bring in highly skilled labourers from outside the state, have to furnish all required information to the respective deputy commissioners (DCs) through recommendation of concerned government departments and accordingly permission will be granted,” Tynsong informed.
He said the decision will also be communicated to all the DCs for necessary action.
“Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols will have to be in place (to ensure the spread of COVID-19 is prevented),” he said while maintaining that such highly skilled labourers will be subjected to the same protocols followed by all returnees coming from outside the Northeast region.
The deputy CM further informed that the government has also decided to allow private establishments including non-profit making offices to restart their activities.
“However, the total strength of their respective offices should be only up to 33 percent and SOPs and protocols have to be in place. The government will issue necessary directions to all DCs on this regard,” he said.
Meanwhile, the government has also allowed re-opening of non-contact sports which include archery. Notification will be issued to all DCs to workout the modailities on the matter, Tynsong added.