At a time when all states in India are struggling to combat the COVID crisis, and organisations are failing to give out increments and bonuses to their employees on time, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced timely disbursal of a part of annual increments to all government employees of the state.
While the government officials may not have to worry about annual increments, as per the Chief Minister’s assurance, due to the crisis, complete benefits of salary hike will be given only when conditions become normal.
In an endeavour to support the state and help its people come out of the crisis, Chouhan has asked all the government employees to support this decision of the government.
According to the Chouhan, the state is undergoing a challenging phase, where the government has put in every effort to fight the pandemic. Despite the income of the state having declined due to the decrease in economic activities, a large part of the state budget is being spent on health services and other COVID-related work.
The Chief Minister appreciated all the officers for being the backbone of the employee governance system, and lending their support to the government in adverse circumstances. The government too has never stepped back to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of its employees.
Last week, the Madhya Pradesh government had decided to impose complete lockdown for two days every week in districts showing a rise in COVID cases and also announced night curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. in all 52 districts of the state.
The announcement was made by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouha after reviewing the Covid-19 situation. The count has gone up to 23,310 including 6,888 active cases.