Union Cabinet Approves Bonus for 30 Lakh Central Government Employees
Ahead of the festive season, the Union Cabinet has approved the disbursal of Rs 3,737 crore as bonus for central government employees. The bonus for the year 2019-2020 will benefit 30 lakh, non-gazetted employees.
Both productivity-linked bonus and non-productivity-linked bonus have been approved, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday, announcing the decisions approved by the Union Cabinet.
The bonus will be disbursed at one installment a
nd before Vijaya Dashami, informed Javadekar.
The beneficiaries include 17 lakh non-gazetted employees from commercial establishments like railways, post office, EPFO, ESIC who will get their productivity-linked bonus, and other 13 lakh government employees who will get their non-productivity-linked bonus.
All India Railways Federation — a union of railways staff — had called for a nationwide two-hour strike on October 22, demanding immediate disbursal of the bonus. The union said the government should not deny bonus pertaining to 2019-20 citing this year’s pandemic.
“If middle class people have money in their hands during the festive season, demands will go up in the marker,” the minister said explaining the decision.
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