Now salaries of contract employees working under integrated education campaign will not be deducted during the period of hospitalization for COVID or home quarantine.
According to the information, COVID infected government employees were getting complete salary even after not attending office. But on the other hand, contract employees were not getting such benefit as money was being deducted from their salary. Now, Maharashtra Primary Education Council has decided to provide same facility to contract employees working under integrated education campaign.
More than 231 contract employees are working in Nagpur Zilla Parishad integrated education project. These employeesâ€™ avail 10 days of medical leave yearly. If infected with the virus borne disease and is advised to stay in hospital or home quarantine for treatment. On taking leave for treatment, the amount was deducted for the particular day from their salary. In such a situation, the employees face financial crisis due to the expenses incurred on sickness and salary cut.
Considering the circumstances, the Maharashtra Primary Education Council decided to complete salary to the employees.
For availing the benefit, the employeesâ€™ have to submit certificate from competent authority on the basis of the medical certificate of the government / private hospital. This will benefit thousands of contract workers across the state.