State govt officials-employees to donate one-day salary

All the officials and employees of Chhattisgarh government will donate a day’s salary for the prevention of the coronavirus pandemic and to support people in the state who are in need of financial assistance.

The decision comes in the wake of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel’s appeal to state government officials and employees to donate a day’s salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund, an official release here said on Wednesday.

Regional coordinator of Chhattisgarh Official-Employee Federation Anil Shukla, in a letter informed the chief minister about the federation’s decision.

In the letter, Shukla said that Chhattisgarh is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic and the declaration of the 21-day nation-wide lockdown has led to serious financial problems for the poor people, daily wage earners and other workers of the state.

“In this time of crisis, government officials-employees have come forward to support fellow citizens, along with the state government,” Shukla said in his letter.

Regional heads of all the official-employee unions affiliated to the Government Officials-Employees Federation and the non-recognized registered officials-employee unions have decided to contribute a day’s salary of April to the Chief Minister Relief Fund, Shukla said.

He also requested the chief minister to give necessary instructions to the chief secretary in the context.