Officials at the Ahmedabad collectorate have decided to stay away from work after 11 employees tested positive for Covid19 there. The employees who were involved in coordination and other work related to repatriation of migrants to their home states have now said that they will no more be involved in the work. Earlier the deputy mamlatdar at Ahmedabad collectorate had succumbed to the illness. Dinesh Rawal died due to the illness on Sunday. It should be noted that the work of sending migrants home has been given to the revenue department employees in all the districts. They have to take down applications from migrants, collect money and make arrangements for their transport. So far over 2 lakh migrants have been sent home from Gujarat.
The employees have decided to stay away from the work of sending migrants home until the government makes appropriate arrangements for them. The employees however will continue with all the routine work carried out at the collectorate. Earlier migrants had pelted stones at the police in Ahmedabad demanding that they be sent home. The decision of the collectorate employees to stay away from work is likely to further exacerbate the situation.