ITANAGAR, April 10 - The Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved of an ordinance reducing the salaries of the Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and all MLAs by 30 per cent for a year, to help the State fight the deadly novel coronavirus crisis.
�The Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu today decided to reduce salaries of all lawmakers of the State by 30 per cent for one year with effect from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021. The fund will go to the State exchequer and will be used in the fight against COVID-19,� a press release issued by the CMO here stated.
The Cabinet also reviewed the preparedness of the State to contain the spread of COVID-19 and efforts required to strengthen infrastructure to tackle the situation. It also took stock of the existing and required medical equipment including VTMs, rapid testing kits, PPE, masks, gloves, etc., for healthcare and other frontline workers.
The Cabinet also discussed a comprehensive strategy which envisages balancing containment measures and interests of the people of the State and those students and workers stranded outside due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown.