The Kerala government is bringing an ordinance to cut the salary of its employees. The Kerala government had decided that it would deduct 6 days salary of its employees every month and this will be done for five months. In this way, one month’s salary will be deducted, which will be given to the employees later.
Some employee organizations went to the High Court against this decision of the government. On this, the Kerala High Court had stayed the order of the state government for the deduction of salaries of the employees for two months and the court did not say it was lawful. After this, the Kerala government has now decided to bring an ordinance.
State Finance Minister TM Thomas said that under the ordinance, the state government will deduct 25 percent of the salary of the employees. He said that in the event of disaster, the state government will have the right to deduct 25 percent salary. However, later this deducted salary will be given back to the employees. After the High Court order, the government has decided to bring an ordinance.
TM Thomas said that the governor has signed the bill. Order will be removed today and this rule will be applicable on salary of this month. It should be noted that the state government, which is struggling with fund crisis, is trying to raise money by cutting the salary of the employees. According to Thomas, this cut will save about Rs 2500 crore.
Due to Corona crisis in the country, the economy has also had a big impact. Therefore, the Government of India had also taken a big decision to ban the increased installation of DA, ie DA, to the central employees. This ban on the increase in dearness allowance will continue till July 1, 2021.
According to an order issued by the Finance Ministry, the central government employees and pensioners who were supposed to get DA installments from 1 January 2020 have been banned. By banning this installation, the government will save about Rs 37 thousand crore.