Centre Denies Any Talk Of ‘Pay Cut’ For Central Govt Employees Amid COVID Crisis

New Delhi: The Ministry of Finance has rubbished the reports of pay cuts for some categories of central government employees to ease pressure on government’s expenditure during lockdown.

Stating that it had “no basis whatsoever”, the Ministry tweeted on Monday: “There is no proposal under consideration of Govt for any cut whatsoever in the existing salary of any category of central government employees.”

In April, the Centre had announced an 18-month freeze on additional installments of dearness allowance for central government employees and dearness relief for pensioners to cut spending by over Rs 15,000 crore with resources being diverted to health sector amid the COVID-19 crisis


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