Jaipur: The Rajasthan cabinet on Tuesday decided to defer a potion of salary of the government employees as part of austerity measures amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, it was informed functioning in several departments related to revenue collection has been affected. Revenue collection has reduced by Rs 17,000 crore in March.

The state cabinet has decided to defer sixty per cent salary for the March for officers of the All India Services, 50 per cent salary for officers and employees of state service and subordinate service and 30 per cent of the gross salary of other employees.

Officers and employees of all categories of medical and health services, police, Class IV employees and personnel working on contract and honorarium have been exempted from salary postponement, according to the statement.k