Tript Bajwa decides to give 30 per cent of his salary to chief minister's relief fund for next six months
Appeals to all ministers, MLAs and employees of the state to take similar decision
Chandigarh: The Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has decided to contribute his 30 percent salary in the Chief Ministers Relief Fund for next 6 months. Mr. Bajwa in a press statement issued here today said that he has done his bit to raise funds for the war against the Corona Virus, which the state government is fighting.
Mr. Bajwa said that like the rest of the world, Punjab too is passing through very tough times due to Corona pandemic. Regardless of their lives the employees of Health, Police, Rural Development and Panchayats, Animal Husbandry and various other departments are fighting the war against Corona in the state. He said that there is a dire need of safety kits and masks for these fighters while patients need medicines and ventilators. In addition to this to stop Corona virus from spreading state needs testing kits. “To buy all these equipments state government needs huge amount of money,” added Bajwa.
The Minister said that he has done his bit by contributing 30 percent of his salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for next six months. He has also appealed to all the Ministers, MLAs and all the regular employees starting from Grade 4 to the rank of Chief Secretary to contribute 30 percent of their salary to the chief minister relief fund for next six months. Besides this the Rural Development Minister has also appealed to the Industrialists and Businessmen to as much as possible to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. “Every penny contributed to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund would be helpful in fighting the war against Corona,” added Tript Bajwa.
The Minister said that the Punjab Government has to stop all other works and spend all money to win war against Corona, so it’s possible that we have to stop some of our development works for some time. The Minister said that we need to be mentally prepared for this and postpone some of our development works related to roads, bridges, Sewerage, and buildings of Schools and colleges. He said that need of the hour is to save the lives of people and the Punjab Government has pushed all its resources for saving lives of people.
Mr. Tript Bajwa also expressed hope that Punjab Government would come out safely from this crisis and win the battle against Corona with help and support of people.