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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) opposed the decision to cut the salary of the government staff for six more months.
In a statement, KGMOA demanded that the government should withdraw its decision to cut the salary of government doctors, who are engaged in COVID resistance activities and that the salary curbed already should be distributed immediately.
The association has also demanded that the leave surrender facility of the doctors should be restored as they continue working without taking leave. If these demands are not considered, the association will be compelled to start intense protests, they warned.
When the health workers all over the world are provided additional financial benefits and their service during the pandemic is widely appreciated, our state is taking a negative step towards them. Even though a Supreme Court verdict states that the salary of doctors should not be cut, the state government has not reversed its decision, the association alleged.
The cabinet meeting held the other day decided to cut the salary of government staff for six months from September 1 onwards. It has also been decided that the amount curbed from the salary will be later dissolved in the PF on April 1, 2021 with 9 percent annual interest.