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FACT CHECK: Has govt announced deduction in salary/pension of government employees?

A message sweeping across WhatsApp and Facebook claims that India has announced deduction in salary/pension of government employees.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 25, 2020 17:19 IST
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FACT CHECK: Has govt announced deduction in salary/pension of government employees?

As India is placed under lockdown due to coronavirus crisis, there are several messages floating on social media, many of which may not be true. A message sweeping across WhatsApp and Facebook claims that India has announced deduction in salary/pension of government employees.

The message being circulated, reads: "PM Modi has announced today that a sum of Rs 5,000/- would be deducted from the salary/pension of the government employees to save people from COVID-10."

PIB Fact Check, however, clarified that this is not true. The Indian government has not announced a deduction in the salary/pension of government employees.

FACT: NO, INDIA HAS NOT ANNOUNCED ANY DEDUCTION IN SALARY/PENSION OF GOVT EMPLOYEES

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No, govt has not announced deduction in salary/pension of government employees