Meghalaya is resorting to 50% salary deferment of govt employees amid COVID-19
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Meghalaya govt to defer 50% gross salary of employees, ministers

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Meghalaya govt decides to defer salaries of employees for the months of April and May; move aimed at managing state finances carefully

Princess Giri Rashir

Princess Giri Rashir

Shillong: In a bid to manage its finances more carefully amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Meghalaya government has decided to defer 50% of the gross salaries of ministers and other government employees.

The deferment of salaries of government employees will be for the months of April and May. While, the salary for April will be paid in May, the salary for May will be paid in June.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the government informed that there shall be deferment of 50% in the gross salary, in respect of the chief minister, deputy chief minister, ministers, All India services officers -- IAS, IPS, IFS -- and Central services officers on deputation to the state government.

It was informed that there shall also be deferment of 35% in the gross salaries of Group A and B officers and 25% in respect of Group C staff of all departments except the officers and staff of the departments of health and family welfare and the Group C employees of home (police) and home (civil defence and home guards).

The proportion of the deferment for Group A, B and C employees will also be applicable to all the institutions being provided grant-in-aid, salary by the state government except for Group C employees of the municipal boards.

The statement, however, mentioned that there will be no deferment made in the salary of Group D employees and payment of pensions.

“It is to be noted that above measures are only for deferment of salaries, meaning that the deductions will be paid back to the employees after the economic and fiscal situation improves,” read the statement.

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