Coronavirus: Bihar Cabinet passes proposal to deduct salaries of legislators by 15% for state’s Covid-19 fund


The cupboard assembly, led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, determined that the wage deduction of all members of the states bicameral legislature would stay efficient for one yr.

Till date, Bihar has reported a complete of 39 Covid-19 instances and a loss of life due to the novel virus. (Representative picture: Reuters)

In wake of the struggle in opposition to Covid-19 within the state, Bihar cupboard on Wednesday handed the proposal to lower the salaries of all ministers and legislators by 15 per cent for one yr and divert the cash in the direction of the corona eradication fund arrange by the state authorities.

The cupboard assembly, led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, determined that the wage deduction of all members of the states bicameral legislature would stay efficient for one yr.

The cupboard handed a proposal to create a separate fund to struggle Covid-19, and, the quantity that the state authorities will save by wage deduction of ministers and legislators could be deposited on this.

The cupboard additionally handed the proposal to enhance the contingency fund to struggle the novel coronavirus from Rs 350 crore to Rs 8,470 crore.

This was the primary assembly of the Bihar Cabinet for the reason that nationwide lockdown was introduced. All ministers and principal secretaries of the respective departments participated on this assembly by way of video-conferencing.

Till now, Bihar has reported a complete of 39 constructive instances of Covid-19 and a loss of life due to the novel virus.

The state authorities has arrange testing centres at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Indira Gandhi Institute for Medical Sciences, and Patna Medical College and Hospital. The Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital has additionally began testing for Covid-19.

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