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