New Delhi: The finance ministry on Monday rejected media reports that the central government is planning for salary cut of government employees. The ministry has made it clear that there is no such proposal for any salary cut of the Central government employees.
“There is no proposal under consideration of Govt for any cut whatsoever in the existing salary of any category of central government employees. The reports in some section of media are false and have no basis whatsoever” Twitted Finance Ministry.
There is no proposal under consideration of Govt for any cut whatsoever in the existing salary of any category of central government employees.
The reports in some section of media are false and have no basis whatsoever.@nsitharamanoffc @PIB_India @DDNewslive @airnewsalerts
— Ministry of Finance 🇮🇳 #StayHome #StaySafe (@FinMinIndia) May 11, 2020
Last month the central government had put a hold on the Dearness Allowance (DA) of central government employees till July 2021. Following the footsteps of the central government, several state governments like Delhi, Karnataka, Nagaland have freezed DA of their employees.
Meanwhile, the Kerala government has promulgated an ordinance to cut a month’s salary in five instalments. The move will be applicable to employees of all state-owned enterprises, public sector undertakings, quasi-government organisations and universities, among others.
In the private sector several companies in the private sector have already announced pay cuts for their employees.
With the deepening of the economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are trying to survive by cutting cost. Companies have resorted to slashing salaries, laying off staff and putting new hiring on hold. Several companies in sectors like Aviation, Tourism, IT, Hospitality, Automobiles have announced pay cuts.