After witnessing salary deduction in March, the staff of the Andhra Pradesh government will be facing a salary cut in April too.
The earlier order pertaining to deferred payment of salaries was issued for the the month of March only. However, since the treasury is running out of cash, and no improvement has been seen in the revenue situation, it has been decided that all India service officers will have to accept a 60 per cent deduction in salaries, while others will take a cut of up to 50 per cent. Police personnel, medical staff and sanitation workers have been exempted from pay cuts. They will receive their full salaries. Pensioners too have been spared any cuts, while contract and outsourcing employees will receive only 90 per cent of their salaries.
Cabinet ministers and those in Cabinet rank positions will face up to 75 per cent pay cut. The Government has assured them that the cut will be adjusted later.
Retired employees will get their full pension, thanks to a pending public interest litigation on the issue in the Hight Court.
Doctors, nurses, paramedics employed with the medical and health departments, employees of the police force and sanitation workers employed by the municipal bodies and village panchayats will be receiving their full salaries. Other regular staff will face a cut of 50 per cent.
No honorarium and perks will be paid to the chief minister, cabinet ministers, MLAs, MLCs, government advisors and chairpersons of corporations in May.