Chandigarh, March 23:
After the Council of Ministers, led by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday announced contribution of their one month salary to the CM’s Relief Fund, the Punjab IAS officers has also decided to contribute their one day salary towards the fund for battling Coronavirus.
The IPS and PPS officers of the state have also announced to donate a day’s salary for the welfare of police personnel involved in combating the deadly virus.
All the Ministers of the Cabinet, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, will contribute their one-month salary on account of donation towards the `Corona Virus Disaster Management and Relief Fund, according to a spokesperson.
The IAS Officers of Punjab Cadre announced that they had decided to contribute one day salary to the CM Relief Fund for helping those whose livelihood is affected as a result of lockdown (curfew) to curb the spread of COVID-19.
DGP Dinkar Gupta said all the Indian Police Service and Punjab Police Service officers have volunteered to contribute one day’s salary to the Police Welfare Fund towards welfare activities for the police personnel battling Coronavirus pandemic across the state.
A sum of nearly Rs. 33.2 lakhs is likely to be contributed as one day’s salary component of 121 IPS and 809 PPS officers in the state, said Dupta, adding that the said contribution would be utilized in making arrangements and initiating other welfare measures for the valiant police personnel, who are solely dedicated to supplement the efforts of the state for the containment of COVID-19 with firm commitment and zeal.