The proposal to deduct a month’s salary of government employees for the flood relief fund has resulted in opposition from various quarters
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government employees are unhappy against the State’s move to deduct their one month’s salary as contribution to the welfare of the peopled affected by recent floods.
With regard to contributions from State government employees to Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has already handed over a file to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office.
"I gave my one day’s salary from last month. A new order related to one month salary hasn't come yet. I have heard that one month salary can be given as installment too, but still, I think there should not be a compulsion in this," said Shini S, a Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) employee in Kannur.
According to reports, the State had asked the government employees, if they are not willing to contribute their wages, to give it in writing to the authorities concerned.
Opposition party leaders demanded that those who are not ready to pay shouldn't be forced to give it in the form of a letter.
The employees are protesting and argued that there was no such law which says that financial contributions should be compulsorily made to the chief minister’s relief fund.
The government had earlier decided to contribute its employees’ one day salary to CMDRF.
Also, several Kerala ministers had accepted the chief minister’s “Salary Challenge” and had contributed to CMRDF.
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Last Updated 6, Sep 2018, 6:37 PM