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Arunachal employees to donate to CM�s Relief Fund

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, March 27 - The Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP), a conglomeration of several State Government employees� organisations, today decided to contribute one day�s salary of State Government employees to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund to fight the novel coronavirus.

�This decision was taken in solidarity with the State Government�s untiring efforts to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 in our State,� the CoSAAP said.

�Thousands of employees, particularly health personnel, engaged in prevention and treatment of the deadly virus, are without sophisticated apparatus, risking their lives due to lack of funds and equipment. At the same time, due to the nationwide lockdown, the State revenue generation has come to standstill. Therefore, we on behalf of State Government employees, request your good office, kindly to pass immediate order to deduct one day salary of State Government employees from the salary of March, 2020, excepting those who are listed for rendering 24x7 essential COVID-19 duty, and deposit the same in the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund,� the employees� apex body wrote to the Chief Secretary of the State.

Members of the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers' Association (APCSOA) have also decided to contribute their two days� salary to the CM�s Relief Fund for the crusade against COVID-19, according to Abu Tayeng, president of APCSOA.

Aid for BPL families: In the backdrop of the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Arunachal Pradesh Government on Friday decided to provide Rs 1,000 each to all the BPL families as one-time assistance to cope up with the present situation.

Another important announcement made on the day was to provide assistance to the families whose livelihoods have been seriously affected due to the lockdown. The DCs have been directed to identify such vulnerable population and provide them assistance in the form of either ration or cash.

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