Published On: Wed, Apr 29th, 2020

Kerala govt to issue ordinance for salary cut of its employees despite High Court order

Kerala Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac

Thiruvananthapuram:The Kerala government onWednesday decided to issue an ordinance allowing it to deduct salaries of its employees to mobilise funds to fight COVID-19in the state

The move comes a day after the High Court had stayed an order of the Left government for salary cut of its employees, observing that it lacked legal backing.

Announcing the cabinet decision, Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac told reporters that as per the ordinance, the state government has been empowered to defer 25 per cent of the salary of its employees in the event of a disaster.


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