Other states like Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan have also announced the deferment of salaries

Shillong: In a good news for Meghalaya government employees, chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday informed that the deferred salaries for the month of April have been given back to the employees.

Sangma took to Twitter to announce the development. “Happy to inform the Meghalaya Government Employees that the salary which was deffered for the month of April 2020 is being given back to the employees along with the June 2020 salary,” he tweeted.

Earlier, the government had decided to defer the salaries of government employees for two months — April and May. The decision was taken as a precautionary step to manage the state finances due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On April 29, the government had announced the decision to defer the payment of a part of the salaries of cabinet ministers, bureaucrats, and its 80,000 employees.

It had mentioned that there will be a deferment of 35% in the gross salaries of Group A and B officers, and 25% in respect of Group C staff of all departments, exempting a few departments.

The government on May 27 had then decided not to defer the payment of salaries for the month of May.

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