Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
As lockdown got extended for the third time this month, cash-strapped Telangana government has decided to continue 50% salary cut for its employees for May. Revenues of all state governments have been hit hard due to the lockdown.
If salaries of the employees, and pensions are paid, the expenditure would be more than ₹3,000 crores. The entire treasury will be empty and henceforth no payment can be made nor any work can be undertaken. Hence, we have to adopt a proper strategy.
The Telangana government will cut 75% salaries of public representatives, 60% of the All India Service officers, 50% of state government employees and 25% of pensions for May. For outsourcing and contracting workers, there will be a 10% pay cut.