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Coronavirus: Punjab ministers, MLAs, IAS, IPS officers pledge to donate a month’s salary to CM’s relief fund

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |

Published: March 23, 2020 10:24:14 pm

The state’s increased administrative and police officers additionally determined to contribute their someday’s salary. (File picture)
Punjab Cabinet ministers on Monday introduced to contribute their one month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in a battle in opposition to coronavirus.

A authorities launch quoting Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra stated the ministers determined to make the contribution on the suggestion of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. “This is a goodwill gesture of the Punjab ministers to categorical their solidarity with the folks of the state of their battle in opposition to coronavirus (COVID-19),” stated Mohindra.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday additionally introduced that it will donate a month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to help the state authorities in its efforts to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a assertion to media, a SAD spokesperson stated the choice was taken get together president Sukhbir Singh Badal held discussions with MPs as properly members of the legislative wing on the difficulty.

Sukhbir additionally issued a simultaneous attraction to all get together leaders and staff to contribute their would possibly to deal with the pandemic. “These are challenging times for humanity. We need to keep ourselves safe but also come to the rescue of those who are suffering from COVID-19. Let us contribute in this effort to save our fellow brethren in whatever way possible,” he stated.

He additionally requested SAD district presidents to help the district administration on this activity by reaching out to medical doctors and sufferers in hospital by offering them masks, ventilators and medicines, or by guaranteeing free ‘langar’ service to the needy.

The SAD chief additionally appreciated the efforts being put in by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to put aside area for quarantine services in numerous ‘serais’. He stated he had simply obtained phrase that the SGPC had additionally initiated ‘langar sewa’ to numerous district hospitals. He stated the method was being streamlined and hospitals would even be quickly ready to strategy the gurdwaras of their space for ‘langar sewa’ as per their requirement.

The state’s increased administrative and police officers additionally determined to contribute their someday’s salary.

The IAS officers of the Punjab cadre introduced that they determined to contribute their someday’s salary to the CM’s Relief Fund for serving to these whose livelihood was affected as a results of the curfew imposed to curb the unfold of COVID-19.

DGP Dinkar Gupta stated all IPS and PPS officers have volunteered to contribute their someday’s salary to the Police Welfare Fund.

A sum of almost Rs 33.2 lakh is probably going to be contributed by 121 IPS and 809 PPS officers, stated Gupta, including that their contribution will probably be utilised in initiating welfare measures for the police personnel, who’re supplementing efforts of the state for the containment of the virus.

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