Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and his 32 Cabinet Ministers will donate their one year salary to the Covid-19 relief fund.
The Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms (DPAR) has issued this order based on Yediyurappa’s direction. The donation is with effect from May 1.
The salary money will be used for relief measures and other efforts to combat the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc.
Last year also Yediyurappa had donated his one year salary towards containment and management of Covid-19. His monthly salary is Rs 50,000.
Besides salary, the Chief Minister and Ministers get a sumptuary allowance of Rs 3 lakh, house rent of Rs 1 lakh, fuel allowance for up to 1,000 litres, conveyance allowance of Rs 30 per km, Rs 10 lakh for purchase of furniture, vehicle facility with a limit of Rs 21 lakh, free telephone connection at home and office, daily tour and dearness allowance of Rs 2,000 within the state and Rs 2,500 for outside among other things.