Coronavirus COVID-19: Telangana CM Ok Chandrasekhar Rao proclaims 75% pay minimize for elected representatives

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Amid the rising coronavirus instances in Telangana and different components of India, Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday (March 30) introduced a 75% wage minimize for himself, state minister and MLAs to offer monetary support to the federal government amid the outbreak of the lethal virus.

CM KCR additionally mentioned that different elected representatives, together with the Members of Legislative Council and native physique representatives, can even face 75% wage minimize in April. The Telangana chief minister has additionally positioned state-run companies, such because the Road Transport Corporation and Tourism Development Corporation, on the identical checklist.

The Telangana CM mentioned that civil servants within the administrative, police and international companies together with different central service officers must forego 60% of their salaries to assist the state authorities in its struggle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic. The retired state authorities officers will see a 50% minimize of their pensions.

“The coronavirus is adversely impacting Telangana’s economic situation. In this background, the state government has to act with caution and foresight,” a press release from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) mentioned.

Earlier, the Telangana CM had mentioned that the lockdown imposed to curb the unfold of coronavirus had left the income division with a lack of Rs 12,000 crore.

“The state treasury needs to get Rs 12,000 crore since March 15. Everything is shut — petrol, GST, excise. So, we may have to cut salaries of MLAs and government employees. People have to cooperate – we are in a crisis, this is not a luxury. You have to eat half of what you were eating before,” CM KCR had mentioned.

According to the Telangana authorities, Class IV outsourcing, contract and retired workers must contribute 10% of their salaries.

“For all public sector undertakings and institutions that are receiving government grants employees, like government employees and retirees, there will be a cut in their salaries,” mentioned a press release by Chief Minister’s Office. 

The determination for wage minimize was taken throughout a high-level evaluate assembly referred to as on Monday to evaluate the monetary situation of Telangana as a consequence of coronavirus outbreak.

As per the Union Health Ministry at 9:30 PM IST on March 30, the coronavirus instances in India jumped to 1,251 with 32 folks succumbing to the illness.