In the wake of coronavirus outbreak in India, Maharashtra government has announced a 60% cut in the salaries of CM Uddhav Thackeray and other legislators, said Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.
Additionally, it has also been announced that the state government employees will 50%-75% salary for the month of March.
The salaries of the officers of the 'A' and 'B' classes in the state have been reduced by 50 percent and they will be paid half the salary. The employees of 'C' class will get 75 per cent salary. No deduction has been made in the wages of 'D' employees. The decision has been taken in consultation with representatives of state government officials and staff organizations.
Ajit Pawar said that the decision was taken to take into account the decline in the state's economic income due to the 'Corona crisis' and 'blockade' as well as to strengthen the fight against 'Corona'.
He also expressed confidence said that the chairmen, office bearers, members of all the legislatures of the legislature and all the local self-government organizations in the state would support and support the decision.