The Assam government issues a strong order to cut the monthly wages of government employees who don’t take care of their elderly parents.

As much 10 to 15 percent of the employees’ wages will be cut if they disregard their parents. This law will come into force from October 2 according to Assam Finance Minister Hemant Biswa Sharma who made it public on Friday.

This is the first time in India that salary cuts for government employees will come into picture for not taking care of parents. The BJP government for the Assam Employee Parental Responsibility and Accountability Monitoring Act 2017 was passed by the Legislative Assembly last September.

The Finance Minister said that the state cabinet has approved the provisions of the Act, which is titled ‘Pranam’. He said these regulations will come into force from October 2. According to the Act, employees who do not care for paternal and siblings will be given 10 to 15 per cent of their wages.

Similarly, the Assam government is considering bringing in another bill to apply to public employees and employees of state-owned companies and private employees. Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that this law will harm Assam society.

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