MUMBAI/HYDERABAD: Maharashtra has deferred paying a part of this month’s salary to its employees while Telangana announced cuts as a temporary measure given the sharp slide in tax revenues and stalling of economic activity due to the 21-day lockdown.
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar clarified that the salaries being cut this month would be paid in two installments over the next few months. Chief minister Uddhav Thakceray said, “There is no question of slashing anyone’s salary.”
Maharashtra ministers and all MLAs will be paid 40% of their salaries for March. Class I and II employees will be paid half their salaries and Class III 75% of their salaries. But Class IV employees will get their full salaries.
In Telangana, all ministers and legislators will see a 75% cut in their salaries, those in alll-India services will get a 60% cut while all other state government employees will see their’s cut by 50%.
Class IV staff, outsourced employees and contract workers will face a 10% cut in their salary. Government pensioners will get only 50% of their pension. Class IV retired employees will get 90% their pension amount.