Hyderabad: Giving much-needed relief to people, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao directed landlords not to collect house rent from tenants for the next three months beginning April 2020.

Invoking the National Disaster Management Act, KCR said those violating the directions will be booked.

“Everyone is facing financial problems because of lockdown. This decision was taken keeping given the loss of income. I request landlords not to collect rent for the next three months. People can dial 100 and lodge complaints against landlords who demand house rents from March to May,” he said.

KCR also pitched for installments of three months of outstanding rent after May and urged the landlords not to levy any interest.

KCR also provided relief to pensioners by announcing to release 75 percent pension amount this month against the 50 percent last month.

He also made it clear that a 75% pay cut for public representatives and a 50% pay cut for government staff will continue in April also.

However, the full salary will be paid for employees of the health and police departments besides sanitary workers. They will also get cash incentives as CM’s gift this month too.

The cabinet decided to give full salary to ground level staff in the power department (operation and maintenance, artisans) this month against a 50% pay cut imposed last month.

Similarly, the penalty on property tax for delayed payment for 2019-20 has been waived off. According to CM, People can pay property tax without penalty till May 31. About 87.7 lakh ration cardholders will get free 12 kg rice per head and each household holding ration card will be given Rs 1,500 financial assistance in May also

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