The Assam government has proposed to link geriatric care to the pay of its employees from the 2017-18 fiscal to ensure that they look after their parents.
Presenting a Rs 2,349.79 crore deficit budget on Tuesday, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said every government employee must take care of his or her parents.
If they don’t, the government will deduct a part of the employee’s salary and give it to the neglected parents for their sustenance, Sarma told the assembly
“Care for elderly parents is the responsibility of every ward. If a government employee son cannot do it for his parents, it becomes the duty of the government to do so from his salary,” he said.