Amid the Corona chaos which showed some serious impact on the state revenues, KCR-led Telangana government has taken shocking decision on Monday. Followed by a high-level meeting with concerned officials and ministers Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekara Rao decided upon to deduct salaries of Ministers, MLAs, MLCs and the pensions paid to all government employees including retired employees (pensioners) for the month of March. Reportedly, the CM himself is going to have about 75% salary cut.
In the line of decision taken after reviewing the financial situation of the state in the wake on Corona crisis,
- State Cabinet Ministers, MLCs, MLAs, State Corporation chairpersons and members of both urban and rural local bodies will be slashed by 75 per cent.
- civil servants including IAS, IPS and IFS officers will have a salary cut of 60 per cent
- 50 per cent slash in salaries of employees of all other categories including retired pensioners
- 10 per cent of the salaries would be slashed for Class-IV, outsourcing and contract employees including retired Class-IV employees
Referring to the complete lockdown in the state, KCR stated that the state has suffered a deficit of around Rs 12,000 crore revenue so far this month while the government requires almost Rs 3,000 towards salaries and pensions.