Telangana government has decided to open all shops except the Malls in Hyderabad
Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao held a review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here on Wednesday on the State’s economic situation. He discussed about the strategy to be planned due to the steep decrease in the state’s income. Chief Secretary to the government Sri Somesh Kumar, Principal Secretary (Finance) Sri Ramakrishna Rao, CMP Principal Secretary Sri Narsing Rao and other senior officials participated.
Telangana state should get Rs 12,000 Crore income every month. Bu the entire income fell flat due to the lockdown. In May month, the State received Rs 3,100Crore, which includes the state’s share in the central taxes, which is Rs 982 Crore. Though the state government has given some relaxations to the lockdown guidelines, but the income did not increase substantially. Income from Transport, registration and other departments was also not much. As a result, the government received only some income.
Due to the severe economic situation in the State, the government has taken the following decisions.
To pay Asara pensions as it is
To give the poor 12 Kgs of rice during May in the backdrop of the lockdown.
Due to relaxations given to the lockdown guidelines, labourers and workers will get their daily work; hence Rs 1500 cash will not be paid to them from May.
The deduction of 75 per cent in the salaries of the public representatives, 60 per cent of the All India Service officers, 50 per cent of the government employees salaries, 25 per cent of the pensions will continue in the month of May also. For outsourcing and contract workers, there will be a 10 per cent cut in their salaries in May too.
The government has decided to open all shops except the Malls in Hyderabad from Thursday. Since permission to open alternative shops is given, people crowding the shops. Hence it is decided to permit all the shops except Malls in Hyderabad. Customers and shop owners are urged to follow the COVID guidelines strictly.