Raj Officials’ Salary Deducted To Give Free Vaccines To 18+
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 31 May 2021, 1:28 pm IST
- 2 minutes read
Rajasthan CM decides to cut down three days salaries of IAS, IPS, and IFS officers to provide free vaccination to citizens above the age of 18.
- CM Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot
On Sunday, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot came up with the decision to cut salaries of officers to bear the financial burden of their decision of providing free vaccination for all above 18 years of age
The government has decided to deduct the three-day salary of all Indian Services officers including IAS, IPS, and IFS. Similarly, two days’ salaries of officers of Rajasthan Administrative Services would be deducted for the same purpose.
The decision of taking this step came after the Rajasthan Government tangled in a tussle with the Central Government for free vaccination after he announced on April 26 free COVID vaccination for people above 18 years. He had admitted that the State government would be forced to slash the budget for its development works and social security schemes in order to allocate funds for inoculations.
With this announcement, the budget of the state government has been disturbed. Already struggling with revenue shortage, the state government has enhanced spending on the health and medical sectors after the Covid wave 2.0. For vaccination, Rajasthan Government will spend more than Rs 2,300 crores. For this, the government has also started restructuring the budget. Now it has been decided to deduct from the salary of officers also.
The deduction from the salaries of the officers in the month of May 2021 will be deposited in the Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund. It is stated in the order that if the amount is not deducted from the salary of May 2021 for some reason, then this salary will be deducted in the month of June.
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