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Goa adds more categories to its front line workers group

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Panaji: Goa Cabinet on Wednesday included Journalists, government employees from various departments and banking staff as Frontline COVID-19 workers making them eligible for the vaccination under central government scheme.

Under the central government scheme, those above 45 years of age, Front line workers and Covid warriors are eligible to take the vaccine.

Goa government is yet to introduce vaccine in the general age ground from 18 till 44.

State government spokesman said that the government employees as certified by their respective Heads of Departments or any officer authorized will be considered as Frontline workers.

The central government employees as certified by their respective Heads of Departments or any officer authorized to certify by them would also be considered as Frontline workers.

The cabinet also decided to consider all employees of autonomous/ semi-Government/ PSUs of Central Government or State Government as certified by their respective Heads of Departments or any officer authorized to certify by them.
Widening the scope, the cabinet also resolved that accredited journalists and other media personnel as certified by Department of Information and Publicity  or any officer authorized to certify by him/her will be considered as Frontline workers.
The state government will also includeemployees of banking institutions in the category.

The employees/workers of homes for children/disabled/mentally challenged/senior citizens/destitutes/women/widows etc. as certified by Director, Women and Child Development or Director, Social Welfare or any officer authorized to certify by them will also considered as Frontline workers.

The Employees/workers engaged in provision of telecommunication and internet services as certified by the Director, IT or any officer authorized to certify by him/her will also be considered in the category.

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