Shimla :The Himachal Pradesh cabinet today decided to deduct 30 percent salary,honorarium of the Chief Minister, Speaker of H.P. Vidhan Sabha, Ministers, Deputy Speaker, Members of Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of various Boards and Corporations and all political appointees for one year. It also decided to suspend Vidhayak Kshetra Vikas Nidhi Yojna for two years.
The cabinet meeting was held through video conferencing and was presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from Shimla in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cabinet paid its tributes to Para trooper Bal Krishan of village Puid, district Kullu and Subedar Sanjeev Kumar of village Dehra, Hatwad panchayat, district Bilaspur who made supreme sacrifice during anti infiltration operation in Keran sector of North Kashmir recently.
Today being the World Health Day, the Cabinet expressed its gratitude to doctors, nurses, para medical staff, sanitary workers and police for their dedicated services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These funds will be used to strengthen the Government’s efforts in managing the challenges and adverse impact of COVID-19 in the state.