India is facing a coronavirus crisis in the country. On April 6, 2020, PM Modi organized a high-level meeting with all the party ministers.
The union cabinet gave a green signal on the 30% pay cut for all the MPs, Prime Minister and India’s President.
Furthermore, it is a way to generate funds for the research of the coronavirus. The cabinet has canceled the MP local area development fund for two years.
All the money around Rs. 7900 crores transferred to the PM care fund for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. Prakash Javadekar (Union Information & Broadcasting Minister) shared the information regarding the salary cut in the media.
Salary Cut Ordinance Passed by The Modi Cabinet
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, and all state governors offered a 30% cut in their income.
They can deal with the present and the upcoming situations of the coronavirus crisis. Mr. Prakash brief all the details to the media people.
The cabinet team approved the ordinance and the meeting. According to the salary, allowances, and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, the changes made by the government,
it is valid from April 1, 2020. It is a landmark decision from the Modi government. The money and the gesture to contribute are equally crucial for the country and the people.
Coronavirus Crisis: Prakash Javadekar Addresses Media on the Government Plans
Mr. Javadekar explained that ordinance action required. Some of the state governments, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, and Rajasthan, announced salary cuts in their government employees and MLAs.
It is one of the ways so that they can arrange money to deal with the coronavirus crisis in the nation. Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 800 positive coronavirus patients in the country.
Furthermore, the Uddhav Thackeray planned salary cut in installments of the MLAs and the state government employees. He passed essential laws that support the medical team and the police officers across the state.