The state cabinet gave official recognition to the ordinance, allowing Covid 19 patients and bedridden people to use postal votes in the upcoming local body polls. It is also decided to extend voting hours by one more hour.
The state government has also decided to invest the salary of government employees in their PF accounts, which was deducted from their basic pay following the financial slump induced by Covid-19 pandemic. Salary of 6 days was deducted for five months. This amount could be withdrawn from PF from April 2021.