Covid-19 hits economy: Telangana announces big pay cuts

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Covid-19 hits economy: Telangana announces big pay cuts

Mar 31, 2020 09:59 IST

The Telangana government on Monday announced drastic pay cuts for all its employees, bureaucrats and public representatives in the wake of a crippling financial position due to coronavirus. The pay cuts range from a minimum of 10 per cent to a maximum of 75 per cent. A statement from the chief minister’s office said there would be 75 per cent cut in the salaries of the chief minister, his cabinet colleagues, MLAs, MLCs, chairpersons of various state-level corporations and representatives of urban and rural local bodies. Salaries of all India service officers including those in the IAS, IPS and IFS will be slashed by 60 per cent. But there was no clarity on how long pay cuts would be in force except that the March salaries to be paid on April will come under the order.

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