COVID-19: Health, police officials in Telangana to get incentives

South India

The government had earlier announced salary cut for government employees to tide over the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Telangana government has decided to exempt health and police personnel from the salary cut proposed by the government to tide over the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

A high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday night decided to health and police personnel not only full salary for March but also cash incentive in recognition for their efforts to check the spread of coronavirus.

The Chief Minister will announce the incentive in a day or two. The government had earlier decided to cut the salary by 10 to 75 percent for various categories of employees due to the financial crisis.

The highest cut of 75 per cent was imposed on salaries of the Chief Minister, State cabinet, MLCs, MLAs, State Corporation Chairpersons, and Representatives of Local Bodies representatives.

All India Services cadre employees such as IAS, IPS, IFS and other such Central services Officers stand to face the second highest cut of 60 per cent, while all other category of employees will see their salaries cut by 50 per cent.

Salaries of Class IV, outsourced and contract employees will be cut by 10 per cent as per the government.

Telangana had reported 30 new coronavirus positive cases along with 3 deaths taking the total number of deaths in the state to 9 on Wednesday. The chief minister said that if people cooperate for a few more days, the spread of the virus in the state of Telangana can be stopped.

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