G.O.MS-44, Dt.22-05-2020 Disaster Management Act, 2005 -COVID-19 Pandemic -Payment of Salaries/Wages/Remuneration/Honorarium from the month of May 2020 (payable in the month of June 2020) onwards- Payment of full Salaries/Wages/Remuneration/ Honorarium– Orders-Issued.
In the wake of the outbreak & rapid spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Andhra Pradesh had initially imposed lockdown till 14th April, 2020 vide the reference 3rd cited under the
Disaster Management Act, 2005, as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lockdown is further extended in different spells, as per the instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India till 31st May 2020, in order to contain the spread of the disease.
The Government, vide the reference 4th cited, deferred the payment of Salaries/Wages/Remuneration/Honorarium/Pension for the month of March 2020 and vide the reference 5th cited certain instructions & clarifications regarding the deferment of salaries were
issued. Thereafter, vide the reference 6th cited, the Government issued instructions for payment of Salaries/Wages/ Remuneration/Honorarium to personnel of Medical & Health Department; Police Department; and Sanitation workers in Local Bodies in view of the high-risk prone nature of their services. Further, vide the reference 7th cited, Government had taken the decision to pay full Pension to all category of pensioners from the month of April 2020 on wards and for the continuation of the deferred payment of Salaries/Wages/ Remuneration/Honorarium for the month of April 2020.
As the matter stood thus, vide the reference 8th cited, the Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI after assessing the prevailing situation has issued instructions to continue the Lock down till 31-5-2020 along with certain relaxations and asked the State Governments to implement the orders after reviewing the prevailing conditions in their respective States. This order has enabled the restoration of economic activities, excepting those specifically prohibited in either in-toto or partly in certain localized areas classified as Containment, Buffer, Red, Green and Orange. It is anticipated that the relaxation of lock down will restore the flow of revenues to the State exchequer, although in a gradual manner.
Further, vide the reference 9th cited, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued guidelines for full functioning of all Government offices, including Secretariat and Heads of Departments with full attendance of employees with immediate effect and not later than 21.5.2020.
The Government, after careful examination of the matter in the light of the above developments, and to minimize the hardship to the persons drawing Salaries / Wages / Remuneration / Honorarium from the Government / Universities / Corporations / PSUs / State Autonomous Bodies / Boards etc.hereby order to pay the Salaries / Wages / Remuneration / Honorarium without deferment i.e. in full, from the month of May 2020 (payable in the month of June File No.FIN01- HR0CLI/2/2020-HR-V 2020) onwards, duly effecting all the applicable types of recoveries/ deductions.
Separate orders will be issued, basing upon the improvement in the flow of the revenues to the State Exchequer, regarding payment of the salaries / pensions already deferred. Separate orders shall also be issued regarding recoveries / deductions pertaining to the months of March and April & contribution to the CM Relief Fund by the employees.
The Special Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries/Secretaries to Government, DTA/ PAO/ DWA/ Registrars of Universities/Heads of Corporations/PSUs/ State Autonomous Bodies, all the Drawing and Disbursing Officers of HODs/ Secretariat Heads are requested to take suitable action in this regard.
The CEO, CFMS, A.P. Ibrahimpatnam is requested to take necessary action in the matter.
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