Salary cuts for Telangana employees, pensioners for six months? KCR brings ordinance

The TRS government in Telangana headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao boasted itself as the 'employee-friendly government' since the formation of Telangana State in June 2014. But all this seems to be the past now.

KCR on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 promulgated on ordinance to defer payment of salaries and pensions for 4 lakh state government employees and 3 lakh pensioners for six months.

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The ordinance will be applicable from March 24, 2020 till September 24, 2020.

KCR had already imposed 50% cut on salaries for employees and 75% cut on pensions for pensioners since March 2020 citing financial crisis on account of corona lockdown.

With the new ordinance, employees and pensioners will be forced to receive half salaries and pensions for the next three months till September.

The ordinance was brought all of a sudden sending shockwaves among employees and pensioners who are planning to intensify agitations against ordinance.

Employees played a key role in achieving statehood for Telangana, but now they feel cheated by KCR government with salary cuts. Employees and pensioners are already facing severe financial problems due to salary and pension cuts for the past three months since March.