Pay employees’ salary dues with 12% interest: AP High Court to Jagan Govt

Looks like the Andhra Pradesh High Court will always be at loggerheads with the Jaganmohan Reddy-led government in the state. Wondering why? Well, in about 70 cases so far, the judgements in the Supreme Court and the High Court were against the state government’s destructive means and actions. 
Adding another shock to the YSRCP-led government, the High Court took a strong stand against Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and his Cabinet decided on cutting down salaries of government employees, citing the pandemic in the months of March and April. 
While the state government had announced a salary cut for all levels of government employees, the High Court heard a petition filed by retired Judge, Kameshwari. Following yesterday’s hearing, the High Court ordered the State government to immediately ensure that the salary dues for the months of March and April are paid to employees along with a 12% interest. 
Over the last one year, the YSRCP-led government has been making brash decisions, affecting several sections of people across the state. Unfortunately, even the media's voice along with whistleblowers’ voices have been stifled over the last one year ever since Jagan became the Chief Minister. 
Despite government employees being unhappy with the YSRCP’s decisions, they have been quietly enduring the misgovernance. It is heard that they are finally rejoicing the High Court’s judgement over salary dues. 
From the decision to shift the capital to Vizag to the current decision of axing salaries, everything has been a case of mismanagement which has not only irked employees but also the citizens of the state. 
While we are yet to see how the people of AP react to such decisions, at least the High Court seems to be the only watchdog in the state right now! 

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