Lucknow: The UP government has removed vacant posts in several departments of the state due to the financial crisis caused by the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. The state government has taken many steps to save funds while tackling the problems of paying salaries to regular employees in the state. The decision will be implemented in all departments of the state government including municipal bodies and corporations.

After discussing the issue with Cabinet members, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath resolved to abolish the vacant posts in all state departments. The government decision will be applicable in all departments including educational institutions, autonomous bodies, municipal bodies, and state-owned departments.

Meanwhile, the government said the revenues of the state government have considerably declined amidst the coronavirus outbreak and the government is left with no way but to curb expenditure by putting on hold all appointments in state departments.

The UP government in dealing with the financial crunch has been struggling to pay salaries to its regular employees. Recently, the Yogi Adityanath government scrapped arrears and several benefits of its employees to curb expenditure of the state. Post this, the government took another step by imposing a ban on the transfer of all officers and state employees in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.