Meghalaya government has embarked on effective management of COVID19 situation by deferring up to 50% in the gross salary of ministers and government employees.
The government, through a notification on Tuesday, said to put in place expenditure control and cash management for effective management of COVID19 situation by deferring up to 50% in the gross salary of ministers and government employees.
According to a notification issued by chief secretary, M S Rao, there shall be deferment of 50% in the gross salary of the ministers, IAS, IPS, IFS and Central services officers on deputation to the state government.
The notification said that the current unprecedented situation due to COVID19 and the consequent lockdown is likely to slow down the national and state economies.
It said that the following measures with regard to salaries for the period April, 2020 (to be paid in May, 2020) and May, 2020 (to be paid in June, 2020) shall be made.
There shall be deferment of 35% in the gross salary of Group A and B officers and 25% in respect of Group C staff of all departments except the officers and staff of the Departments of Health and Family Welfare and the Group C employees of Home (Police) and Home (Civil Defence and Home Guards).
The proportion of the deferment in salaries for Group A, B and C employees indicated above will also be applicable to all the institutions being provided Grant-in-aid (Salary) by the State Government except for Group C employees of the Municipal Boards.
No deferment shall be made in salaries payable to all Group D employees and payment of Pensions.