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A severe financial crunch has forced Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s government in Uttarakhand to launch a massive austerity drive.(HT PHOTO)

Uttarakhand freezes vacancies in most departments, no salary hike as Covid-19 bites

By Kalyan Das| Edited by Sabir Hussaiin | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:39 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government took the decision to launch the austerity drive after suffering a loss of over Rs 8,000 crore and depletion of its revenue resources due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown to contain its spread.
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