Salary Cut for Kerala Government employees : Extraordinary Gazette Notification

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Extraordinary Gazette Notification – Deferment of pay and allowance for Government employees, employees of LSGIs, Statutary bodies etc

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Finance (Secret Section) Department
NOTIFICATION

G. O. (P) No. 53/2020/Fin.

Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 30th April, 2020
17th Medam, 1195
10th Vaisakha, 1942

S. R. O. No. 296/2020

In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 4 and 5 of the Kerala Disaster and Public Health Emergency (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 (30 of 2020) and in view of the declaration of Corona Virus (Covid-19) as a notified disaster affecting the entire State, there is a public health emergency situation, the Government of Kerala hereby defer the pay and allowances in part, to the extent of 20 percent of the total monthly pay and allowances (six days) due to an employee and teacher employed by the Government, an employee employed in any institution owned or controlled or aided by the Government including aided school and college teachers, Local Self Government institutions as well as statutory bodies, Universities, Corporations, aided educational institutions, other than those employees and teachers who have already donated their one month gross salary to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund in the wake of Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic, and part-time casual sweepers/last grade employees/daily waged employees/temporary employees/employees working on consolidated pay/contract labourers drawing gross eligible monthly pay and allowances/wage up to ₹ 20,000 (Rupees Twenty Thousand only), for a period of five months from April, 2020 to August, 2020 for the management of the situation arose out of the disaster and public health emergency of Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic.

2. In the case of employees and teachers, who are not drawing their pay and allowances/wage directly from the Consolidated Fund of the State, institutions concerned shall remit the portion of salary so deferred, within a week of encashment, in a Special Treasury Savings Bank account. Interest free Special Treasury Savings Bank account shall be opened by each institution for this purpose and Government permission is not required for opening the account.

3. In the case of employees and teachers who are in receipt of subsistence allowance, the above said pay deferment shall be done on regularisation of service after suspension period is over.

By order of the Governor,

RAJESH KUMAR SINGH,

Additional Chief Secretary (Finance),
Government of Kerala.

Explanatory Note

(This does not form part of the notification, but is intended to indicate its general purport.)

Sections 4 and 5 of the Kerala Disaster and Public Health Emergency (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 (30 of 2020) empowers the Government, in the event of any disaster or public health emergency, to defer, by notification, the pay and allowances in part, to the extent not exceeding one-fourth of the total monthly pay and allowances due to an employee and teacher in Government service or in the service of any institution owned or controlled by the Government including aided school and college teachers, Local Self Government institutions, statutory bodies, Universities, Corporations, aided educational institutions, for such period for the management of the situation arising out of such disaster or public health emergency or otherwise. The Government, as per notification issued under G.O. (P) No. 15/2020/H&FWD dated 29th March, 2020 and published as S.R.O. No. 249/2020 in the Kerala Gazette Extraordinary No. 1002 dated 29th March, 2020 have declared Corona Virus disease (Covid-19) as epidemic disease throughout the State. The Government have decided to defer six days salary from the gross eligible monthly salary of all State Government employees and teachers and employees of institutions owned or controlled by the Government including aided school and college teachers, Local Self Government institutions, statutory bodies, Universities, Corporations, aided educational institutions for five months starting from the salary of April, 2020 to manage the fiscal constraints evolved in the backdrop of Corona Virus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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