Yogi government ends four-decade-old practice of state exchequer paying ministers’ taxes

The Uttar government on Friday decided that ministers will start paying their own income tax, ending a four-decade-old practice of the state exchequer shelling out the amount annually for them.The decision has been taken on the directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,” he added.The law, enacted when Vishwanath Pratap Singh was the chief minister, has been in force during the terms of 19 CMs and about 1,000 ministers so far.