Assam govt. announces 30% salary cut for CM, ministers and MLAs to fund COVID-19 fight

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Published: April 8,2020 01:03 PM
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April 8, 2020: The Assam government announced a 30-per cent pay cut for the Chief Minister, Ministers and MLAs for one year and said the fund will be used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

April 8, 2020: The Assam government announced a 30-per cent pay cut for the Chief Minister, Ministers and MLAs for one year and said the fund will be used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and managements.



The decision came a day after the Union Cabinet moved to 30 per cent salary cut of all parliamentarians for a year, was taken at a meeting of the state's Council of Ministers.



It was also decided at the meeting that the state government will not issue any directive regarding the ongoing lockdown and follow only the Centre's advisories.



"The meeting of the Council of Ministers decided to deduct 30 per cent of the salary of the Chief Minister and other members of the State Council of Ministers and the MLAs for a period of one year," the Chief Minister's Office said on Tuesday.



Thus the fund accrued will be used for the treatment and management of COVID-19, it added.



Besides MPs, the Prime Minister and Union minister, the President, the Vice President and governors of states have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility.