Good news for the state government employees of Assam.
The State government has decided to disburse full salaries and pensions for the month of May.
State finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed this through his official Twitter handle on Thursday.
‘Assam Govt has decided to disburse full salaries & pensions for the month of May. This is possible due to the release of devolution grant by union http://govt.My deep gratitude to PM Sri @narendramodi FM @nsitharaman. Our own revenue has also shown gradual improvement.’
The finance minister also said the state revenue scene has also shown gradual improvement.
Notably, Sarma last month hinted at not being able to give salary to the state government employees owning to COVID-19 lockdown.
However, during one of the interactions with the media, Sarma assured all possible measures to ensure that the salaries and pensions of the state government employees and pensioners could be released.