TN govt announces Deepavali bonus worth Rs 210 cr to over 291,000 employees

TN govt announces Deepavali bonus worth Rs 210 cr to over 291,000 employees

The Tamil Nadu government on Mondayannounced Deepavali bonus to the tune of Rs

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The government on Monday

announced Deepavali bonus to the tune of Rs 210.48 crore to the PSU employees in the state, despite a dip in the operating income of many companies due to non-operation of public transport and factories due to the COVID-19 lockdown.


The move would benefit over 2.91 lakh employees, an official release here said.



Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ category workers and employees working in all profit/loss-making public sector undertakings will be given a bonus of 8.33 per cent and an ex-gratia of 1.67 per cent.


Eligible permanent workers will receive a bonus and ex- gratia of Rs. 8,400 each. The governments gesture will enable workers of PSUs to celebrate the festival in a dignified and special way, the release said.


“The employees’ toil plays an important role in accelerating the countrys economic growth. It is through their hard work that the country is achieving excellent economic growth,” it said.


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