NEW DELHI: The governments of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Tamil Nadu have declared a bonus for public sector employees close on the heels of a festival advance scheme announced by the Centre.
In Uttar Pradesh, about 1.5 million grade C and D employees will be eligible for 30 days of pay not exceeding Rs 7,000. This will entail an expenditure of over Rs 1,000 crore.
Earlier this week, Tamil Nadu announced a bonus of 8.33% and ex-gratia of 1.67%, subject to a ceiling of Rs 7,000 for FY20 for workers and employees in grades C and D of public sector undertakings.
Haryana recently announced transfer of Rs 18,000 and Rs 12,000 to group C and D regular state employees, respectively, in the form of advance bonus. The state will incur an expenditure of Rs 386 crore on the advance to 229,000 employees. The advance is returnable in 12 monthly installments.
The Madhya Pradesh government has also announced a bonus and arrears for its over 437,000 employees.
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