Vijayawada: With Covid-19 crisis putting additional financial burden and revenue receipts getting adversely impacted, the Andhra Pradesh government has announced major salary cuts to its employees.

While the IAS, IPS, IFS and other officers of the Central services will get a 60 per cent cut in their salaries. For all other employees, the cut will be 50 per cent.

The salaries of Chief Minister, his Cabinet colleagues, MLAs and MLCs, Chairpersons and Members of all the corporations, elected representatives of local bodies, people holding equal posts and others, will be cut by 75 per cent.

Class-IV employees, however, have been spared with a minor reduction of 10 per cent in their salaries. The decision would also impact pensioners, whose pension would be cut by 50 per cent.

Employees of several public sector undertakings, institutions that have been receiving government grants too would face reduction in their salaries.

Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney has issued the order of the salary cuts. The orders shall come into force in respect of the salary, wages, remuneration, pensions for the month of March 2020, payable in the month of April 2020 and will continue to be in force till further orders.

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