Keeping in mind the growing corona crisis in Jaipur state, several important decisions were taken late on Wednesday. As per the most important decision in this meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, it was decided that salaries from the Chief Minister to the employees will now be deducted to create Corona prevention and COVID fund. Apart from the Chief Minister, all ministers, officers and employees will be included in the pay cut. Apart from approving salary cuts, tourism policy-2020, many important decisions were taken in this meeting.
In the meeting, it was decided that other than the chief minister salaries of ministers, MLAs, officers of All India State Service, Subordinate Service and other state employees will be deducted. IN the meeting it was approved that seven days’ salary per month from the gross salary of the Chief Minister, Minister and Minister of State, one day’s salary per month from the gross salary of all the MLAs, two days’ salary of All India and State Service officers and one day salary of subordinate service and other state employees, will be deducted monthly. The deduction will be made from September 2020. The amount will be used to help people affected by the COVID epidemic.
It has also been informed that the judges of the Rajasthan High Court and subordinate courts, officers and personnel of the court, medical and health services, all officers and personnel of the Department of Medical Education, police constables and all the employees of the state government working in the pay scale of L-1 to L-4 will be exempted from the salary deductions.
Meanwhile, coronavirus is spreading in Rajasthan as political leaders in the state are falling prey to the deadly virus as BJP Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore tested Corona positive on Wednesday morning. So far 5 MLAs from Rajasthan are Corona positive on Wednesday. Among them, Rajendra Rathore, including BJP MLAs Ashok Lahoti and Arjan Lal Jeenagar were found infected. At the same time, the report of Congress MLAs Rafiq Khan and RamlalJat came out positive.
The first report in Rajasthan on Thursday morning revealed 705 new positive cases of the corona. These include 112 in Jaipur, 89 in Jodhpur, 56 in Alwar, 44 in Jhalawar, 40 in Dungarpur, 38 in Bikaner, 37 in Ajmer, 35 in Kota, 34-34 in Pali and Chittorgarh, 27 in Udaipur, 26 in Tonk, Sikar. 24 were found in Bundi and Baran, 23 in Barmer, 22 in Bhilwara, 17 in Bhilwara, 7 in Churu, 6-6 in Ganganagar and Bharatpur, 4 in Banswara, 1 in Jaisalmer.
So far, 1088 patients have died from Corona in Rajasthan. Among them, Jaipur had the highest number of deaths at 278. Apart from this, 102 patients have died in Jodhpur, 76 in Bikaner, 76 in Kota, 70 in Bharatpur, 73 in Ajmer, 45 in Pali, 43 in Nagaur, 28 in Udaipur, 21 in Dhaulpur and 13 in Sirohi. So far, over 23.64 lakh samples have been tested in the state. A total of 85379 positives have been found in them. Of these, 70870 people have been recovered. Out of this 69697 have been discharged. Now a total of 13421 active cases remain in the state. Apart from this, 9379 migrant Rajasthani have also been infected so far.