1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India News
  4. Don't cut salaries of medical staff and cops, says Maharashtra BJP leader

Don't cut salaries of medical staff and cops, says Maharashtra BJP leader

Senior BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government not to deduct salaries of police and health staff who have been working overtime to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.

PTI PTI
Mumbai Updated on: March 31, 2020 19:38 IST
Don't cut salaries of medical staff and cops, says Maharashtra BJP leader
Image Source : AP (FILE)

Don't cut salaries of medical staff and cops, says Maharashtra BJP leader (Representative image)

Senior BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government not to deduct salaries of police and health staff who have been working overtime to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The government had, earlier in the day, announced that salaries of ministers, other elected representatives as well as government officials in Maharashtra for March will be slashed by upto 60 per cent in view of the economic impact of coronavirus lockdown, with a Government Resolution (GR) issued

subsequently clarifying that the remaining salary would be paid at a later point.

"Health workers and police have been in the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. The state government should provide them an insurance cover on the lines of the decision taken by the Central government," Shelar said.

The former minister said 50 percent cut in their wages will be injustice, adding, if need be, the government can deduct 10 percent more from salaries of legislators for this month.

ALSO READ | Flying squads to conduct door-to-door survey in Mumbai

ALSO READ | Nizamuddin Dargah: 95 per cent of Tablighi gathering attendees from UP traced, says state government

WATCH | Maharashtra: Ahmednagar Police books two people for hiding people inside Markaz Mosque

Latest News on Coronavirus

Latest India News

Fight against Coronavirus: Full coverage

Write a comment

X