Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan (File Photo)
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday declared a financial aid package for pravasi Malayalees (Non-Resident Keralites) that couldn’t return to their area of work overseas and are stranded at the country as the Covid-19 lockdown.
In the aftermath of this Covid-19 outbreak, it’s been decided to take Rs 50 crore in the chief minister’s Disaster Relief Fund to Norka Roots to offer financial help of Rs ,000 per to expatriates that are not able to go back to other nations. That can be in addition to the Rs 8.5 crore stated before.
The ministry also said the remuneration of National Health Mission (NHM) workers, both on contract and daily basis, will likely be raised along with incentives and risk adjustments.
“Considering that the remuneration of all NHM workers, that are involved in Covid defence work is restricted, those online and those working on a daily basis will be provided added advantages. Incentives and risk adjustments are introduced. There’ll incur an extra cost of Rs. 22. 68 crores a month,” he explained.
The minimum wage for Grade I (medical officer and pros ) will be increased from Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 a month using a threat allowance of 20%. ) Grade II (senior advisers, dentists and Ayush Physicians ) will receive a 20% hazard allowance. The minimum monthly salary of Grade III (staff nurses, junior caregivers, pharmacists and technicians) will be raised from Rs 13,500 to Rs 20,000 and a 25% hazard allowance. Last tier workers will be provided a 30% hazard allowance in addition to their daily salary.
Incentives and Risk Allowances will be awarded to all newly hired workers participated in Covid associated work. The Covid Health Policy bundles for a variety of ailments are also offered to employees that aren’t insured under the KASP scheme. It had been determined to provide a Chief Minister’s certification of appreciation to each of members of this Covid Brigade.