The Gehlot government has taken this decision in spite of the severe circumstances arising out of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Rajasthan government has given a big deal to the state employees before Diwali. The state government has decided to give ad hoc bonuses to employees on Diwali and further voluntary wage cuts being made every month for the coronavirus epidemic. This information has been given in the statement issued by the government. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has taken this decision despite the drastic circumstances arising out of the COVID-19 epidemic. More than 7.30 lakh employees of the state will get the benefit of the bonus.
According to the decision taken by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, 25 percent of the bonus will be paid in cash to the employees and 75 percent of the amount will be deposited in the General Provident Fund Account (GPF) of the employee. Similarly, ad hoc bonus payable to employees appointed on January 1, 2004 and thereafter, will be prepared and submitted by the state government. Please tell Due to the ad-hoc bonus being given to more than 7.30 lakh employees of the state, there will be an economic burden of about 500 crore rupees on the state exchequer.
Employees have contributed in the past
Chief Minister Gehlot said that in the past, during the disasters like famine, flood, earthquake, extreme rainfall and landslides, the employees have gone ahead and voluntarily contributed by getting salary cuts. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic in March, 29 organizations of officers and employees requested the government to stop the infection and cut the salary to help the victims. Later in the meeting of various employee organizations with the Chief Secretary and ACS (Finance) on 20 August 2020, the salary cut was also agreed, but on the request of some employees to abolish the salary cut, this deduction was further voluntary. Has decided.
Government is taking an additional loan of 5500 crores
In the statement, Gehlot said that in this time of crisis, saving life and livelihood is our top priority. The state government wants to keep its existing system strong to deal with this situation even further. There is no shortage of money for this, the state government is currently taking an additional loan of Rs 5,500 crore. According to the statement, the amount received from the salary deduction is being used to assist the needy affected by COVID-19, corona management and strengthen financial resources.