1 min read.Updated: 31 Mar 2020, 02:24 PM IST Edited By Sangeeta Ojha
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said the decision has been taken after consultation with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
Telangana government has decided to impose big salary cuts too
The Maharashtra government today said that there would be a 60 cut in this month's salaries of public representatives in the state, including the chief minister, in view of coronavirus affecting the economy.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who is also the state finance minister, said the decision has been taken after consultation with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
In an official statement, Pawar announced a 60% cut in the March salaries of the chief minister, all other ministers, MLAs, MLCs and representatives of local governing bodies.
He further said the salaries of Class I and II will be cut by 50% while that of Class III employees will be cut by 25%. There will be no cut in the salaries of remaining classes in the state bureaucracy," he said.
Salaries of Grade A and B officers will be deducted by 50% and that of Grade C employees, by 25%. No deduction in the salary of Grade D employees: Maharashtra Deputy CM and state Finance Minister Ajit Pawar #Coronavirushttps://t.co/lT02KFzoAT
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra increased to 225 on Tuesday. The state has so far notched 10 COVID-19 deaths, including 8 in Mumbai, and one each in Pune and Buldhana.
Telangana government has also decided to impose big salary cuts. State chief minister KCR is taking a 75% salary cut, along with his cabinet, MLCs, MLAs, state corporation chairpersons and local bodies representatives.