Chief Minister calls for generous donation towards COVID-19 Fund

Apr 05, 2020 19:46 | Poltics

Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur said here today that the Himachal Pradesh Government had always given foremost priority to the interests of its employees and pensioners. State Government has released salaries and pension well on time to the employees even in the difficult financial situation and has also paid the increased salary and pension alongwith increased Dearness Allowance, during this month.

The Chief Minister said that due to COVID-19 there were few states in the country which have pended their salaries and pension of its employees and pensioners, but Himachal Government has not taken any such step despite the difficult financial situation. He said that instructions have been issued by the state government to deposit the dues of Dearness Allowance to its employees in their General Provident Fund in March 2020.  He said that the orders to pay Dearness Allowances to the employees who do not have Provident Fund accounts till date had been issued.

Jai Ram Thakur appealed to all the employees and pensioners of the state to voluntarily donate towards "Prime Minister's and Chief Minister's 'COVID-19 Fund'. He said that the amount collected in this Fund would be helpful in tackling the Coronavirus epidemic in the country and the state.