The State Cabinet also resolved to suspend the MLA funds for two years.
The decision of the Tripura Cabinet comes a day after the Union Cabinet decided to cut the salaries of all the MPs including the Union ministers by 30% for one year due to the COVID19 and its adverse impact on the country’s economy.
Informing about the Tripura Cabinet’s decision, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb twitted: “In today’s cabinet meeting we have decided to deduct 30% salary of all Ministers and MLAs, in order to overcome the economic loss occurred due to #COVID19 pandemic.”
“Also MLA fund for 2 years has been suspended,” he added.
In today's cabinet meeting we have decided to deduct 30% salary of all Ministers and MLAs, in order to overcome the economic loss occurred due to #COVID19 pandemic.
Also MLA fund for 2 years has been suspended.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) April 7, 2020
On Tuesday, the Assam Cabinet also decided to cut the salaries of the ministers and MLAs by 30% for one year to manage the situation arising out of the COVID19 pandemic.
The decision was taken during a meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) of Assam tweeted: “Assam Council of Ministers chaired by CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal decided to deduct salaries of Ministers and MLAs by 30% for 1 year for managing #COVID2019.”
On Monday, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said: “The Union Cabinet has approved the ordinance amending the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, to reduce allowances and pension by 30% from April 1 for a year.”
Javadekar also said: “The President, Vice President and Governors of State have voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility. The money will go to Consolidated Fund of India.”