BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has ordered depositing one-year salary of State Ministers in the COVID Relief Fund.
This was decided by the State Cabinet a few days ago.
The order was issued on May 11 and would come into effect retrospectively from May 1 for a year.
The order was given on the direction of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.
The State has been reporting 40,000-50,000 COVID infections daily resulting in about six lakh active cases.
This has led to shortage of oxygen, hospital beds, and essential drugs.
The government has imposed a lockdown-like restriction from May 10 to May 24 to contain the spread of the virus.