Full salary for medical, health and police department employees: Telangana CM

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Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has decided to pay an additional incentive along with full month salaries to medical and healthcare professionals and police personnel in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

A decision to this effect taken by the CM at a review meeting held here at Pragathi Bhavan on Wednesday.

As per the report, Chief Minister will announce the incentive in a couple of days considering their selfless service in checking the spread of coronavirus in the State.

Medical and Health Minister Sri Etela Rajender, Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar, DGP Sri Mahender Reddy, Finance Secretary Sri Ramakrishna attended the meeting.

On Monday, the Telangna government had decided a huge pay cut for its employees ranging from 10 per cent to 75 per cent.

Earlier, it was decided that there will be a 75 per cent cut in the salaries of the Chief Minister, State cabinet, MLCs, MLAs, State Corporation Chairpersons and Local Bodies representatives.

Whereas, there will be a 60 per cent salary cut of IAS, IPS IFS and other such Central Services Officer and for all other category of employees, there will be 50 per cent salary cut.

For the Class IV, outsourcing and contract employees, there will be 10 per cent cut in the salary while for all category of pensioners there will be 50 per cent cut.

There will be a 10 per cent cut in the salary for the Class IV retired employees and for all the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Institutions that are receiving the government grants employees, like the government employees and retirees, there will be cut in their salaries as well.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: Outlook

 

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