Take care of parents, disabled siblings or face salary cut, says Assam government to its employees
The Assam Assembly has passed a bill to ensure that state government employees take care of their parents and siblings with disabilities, or face a 10% cut in their monthly salary.
This deducted amount would be given to their parents and siblings for looking after them.
The move aims to provide for accountability for state government employees or any other organisation in Assam in taking care of their parents and disabled siblings.
The bill has been brought in so that if employees don’t take care of their parents and disabled siblings, then 10% of their monthly salary will be deducted.
If they are neglected, parents and siblings can file a complaint with the employee’s department.
A similar bill will be introduced later for MLAs and MPs, employees of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and private companies operating in Assam to take care of their parents and disabled siblings.