The Rajasthan government has decided to reduce a part of the salaries of the chief minister, state ministers, MLAs, All India State Service Officers and other state employees, starting this month.
The Chief Minister, cabinet ministers and the state ministers will face a pay cut of seven days every month from now onwards, as per the decision taken at the cabinet meeting held on September 2.
Meanwhile, the MLAs will face a pay cut of just a day every month.
Apart from this, two days’ pay will be deducted every month from the gross salary of the officers of All India and State Service, and one day’s pay from the gross salary of the subordinate service officials and other state employees.
The deducted amount will be deposited in the Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund (COVID assistance) which will be used to help people affected by the pandemic.
However, many people are exempted from the deduction. The salaries of judges and officers and personnel of the Rajasthan High Court and subordinate courts, medical and health services, all officers and personnel of the Department of Medical Education, police constables and all employees of the state government working in the pay scale of level one to four will remain affected.
The Gujarat government has also decided to deduct the salaries of ministers, MLAs and the chief minister, effective from this month. A bill on the same will be presented in the next assembly session of the state government.