The Ministry of Finance denied reports that claimed salary cut of central government employees amid coronavirus pandemic. “The reports in some section of media are false and have no basis whatsoever,” Ministry of Finance said on its Twitter page.
This clarification came after a news channel reported that the government was planning to cut salaries of central government employees by 30 percent.
On this, the Ministry said that there was no proposal under consideration of government for any cut in the salary of central government employees.
Tweet from Ministry of Finance
There is no proposal under consideration of Govt for any cut whatsoever in the existing salary of any category of central government employees.
The reports in some section of media are false and have no basis whatsoever.@nsitharamanoffc @PIB_India @DDNewslive @airnewsalerts
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) May 11, 2020
Minister Jitendra Singh also tweeted that, Please ignore the FAKE NEWS being circulated in a section of media. There is no proposal by the Government to carry out deduction in the salary of its employees.
Here is the Tweet
Please ignore the FAKE NEWS being circulated in a section of media.
There is no proposal by the Government to carry out deduction in the salary of its employees.@DoPTGoI
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) May 11, 2020
PIB Fact Check also took to its Twitter handle and said that central government is not considering any such proposal and tweeted as follow
Claim: Times Now has reported that Central Govt is mulling over Central govt employees salary pay cut of 30%
#PIBFactCheck: Incorrect. There is no proposal under consideration of Government for any cut in their salaries. Already denied by the Minister : https://t.co/kJZSGezGgF pic.twitter.com/cWdE36w9DH
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 11, 2020