On March 31, 2020, the Maharashtra and Telangana State Governments announced major salary cuts.
The Maharashtra Government had cut 60% of salary from the Chief Minister and other members of Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council and other representatives of the local governing bodies. The Class A and Class B employees of the government are to take 50% of cut. There will be no salary cuts for Class D employees that includes office assistants and peons. So far Maharashtra has reported 225 COVID-19 infected cases and 10 deaths.
The state of Telangana had also announced such salary cuts. The Telangana Government is to cut 75% of salary from the Chief Minister, members of legislative assembly and state ministers.
7th Pay Commission
The Seventh Pay commission revised the salaries of State Government employees. It increased the pay of contractual employees by 10%. It is not necessary that all the state government employees will receive equal hikes under the revision being made by pay commission.