Maharashtra Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray mentioned on Tuesday that there was no query of salary cuts for presidency workers, however it will likely be paid in installments in order that monetary scenario stays underneath management.
Earlier within the day, finance minister Ajit Pawar had introduced salary cuts upto 60 per cent for presidency workers, however later he clarified that salaries wouldn’t be slashed however solely paid in two installments.
In a dwell webcast, Thackeray praised the frontline workers (authorities medical doctors and others) within the struggle towards the coronavirus pandemic, and mentioned there was no query of slashing their salaries.
“There will probably be no salary lower. Due to the coronavirus disaster, an financial disaster is predicted. To be certain that issues don’t exit of hand, salaries will probably be paid in installments,” he mentioned.
“Police, health workers, sanitation workerswill be given a priority in the disbursement of salaries. I request cooperation in this regard,” Thackeray mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that the variety of coronavirus sufferers within the state has risen steeply as a result of an increasing number of persons are being examined. Eighty-two new sufferers had been detected on Tuesday, taking the quantity within the state to 302.
“The number of people getting cured is also substantial,” Thackeray mentioned, including, “we will win this war against the virus”.
Some areas of Mumbai had been wanted to be sealed as a precaution after coronavirus sufferers had been discovered there, he mentioned.
“If you haven’t undergone thermal screeningat the airport after you arrived from abroad, pleasecome forward. Don’t hide your travel history,” he mentioned.
The chief minister additionally urged non-public medical doctors not to shut their clinics.
Appealing migrant workers not to depart the state, the chief minister mentioned whereas borders of the state in addition to districts have been sealed, about 1,000 facilities have been arrange to present aid to over two lakh migrant workers.
“There is no shortage of ration andessential goods….Have faith in the government,” he added.