Nagaland: PDA MLAs to contribute 30% of one-year salary to PM CARES Fund

Nagaland: PDA MLAs to contribute 30% of one-year salary to PM CARES Fund
Nagaland: PDA MLAs to contribute 30% of one-year salary to PM CARES Fund

 Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio. (Morung File Photo)

 

Starting from April, the MLAs will give 30% of their monthly salary to the fund for next one year

 

 

Morung Express News
Kohima | April 9  

 

The members of the ruling People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government in Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) led by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio. have decided to contribute 30% of their monthly salary for next one year to PM CARES Fund.

 

Responding to the Prime Minister's appeal to the Nation to contribute generously towards the PM CARES Fund, all the MLAs of the Ruling coalition in Nagaland have decided to contribute 30% of their monthly salary, starting from April,2020 for the next one year, a press release from NLA Secretariat informed.

 

“This is besides the one month's salary that all the MLAs of the State have already contributed to the Medical Department of the State in March, 2020, for supporting the efforts of the Government of Nagaland in dealing with the COVID-l9 situation,” it said.

 

The fund is constituted to help fight the distress situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and other similar situations, added the release from the NLA Secretariat Secretary, Dr PJ Antony.

 

Taking to Twitter to inform about the decision, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio tweeted that “all Ministers and Advisors of the Government of Nagaland will contribute 30% of their monthly salary, for one year, to the PM-CARES Fund.”

 

 “I thank them for their concern and contribution,” he added.

 

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund was set up as a public charitable trust “keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected.”