Ministers, judges, govt staff across India donating salary for COVID relief

There is a lockdown in the urban areas of the state since April 27

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Across India, state governments, ministers and court officials are doing their bit to raise funds for COVID relief. While the ministers of the state of Karnataka have volunteered to donate a year’s salary towards COVID relief, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has encouraged legislators to donate a month’s salary towards the fund.

The ministers have decided to pool in resources amidst these challenging times, to help the State tackle the growing crisis.

Meanwhile, in Maharashtra, all Maharashtra Congress MLAs will be donating a month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s relief fund and facilitate free vaccinations for all across the state.

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Bala saheb Thorat has commited to donate a year’s salary for the fund. In addition, Rs 5 lakh will be donated on behalf of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).

In Rajasthan, Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra, announced his intention to donate a month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to help tackle the crisis.

He also requested private educational institutions, coaching centres and others in Rajasthan to provide financial support to help set up oxygen plants and other facilities.

Responding to Dotasra’s appeal, the Private Education Institutions Federation of Sikar has announced a donation of Rs 1 crore for an oxygen plant in Sikar.

In Chattisgarh, all the judges, registry officers and employees of the Chattisgarh High Court and Subordinate Courts will also donate a day’s salary towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. A circular has been issued with a request for this contribution.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has also appealed to the government employees of the state to voluntarily contribute a day’s salary to the Fund.

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