Rajasthan IAS, IPS officers to donate one-day salary to MJSA
IAS and IPS officers of Rajasthan have decided to donate a day's salary to a project launched by CM Vasundhara Raje. Earlier, when Raje appealed to the officers to contribute to the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA), DGP Manoj Bhatt had immediately agreed while Chief Secretary OP Meena said a decision would be taken after consultation with IAS officers.
What is MJSA?
The MJSA, launched in January last year, was described as the country's largest campaign for water harvesting and conservation in rural areas. It aimed to benefit 21,000 villages by 2020. A shortfall of Rs. 1,2000cr in the first phase was sought to be met via crowd-funding.
However, state government employees have opposed the move
After IAS officers' agreement, the Finance Department issued orders to deposit their one day's salary in MJSA's fund. The amount is to be complied separately. However, the Rajya Karamchari Samyukt Mahasangh Ekikrit has opposed the move. Its district president Gajendra Singh said that instead, IAS, IPS, RPS and other gazetted officers, along with ministers, should reduce expenses and donate the saved money to MJSA.