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Union Cabinet Approves Bonus for 30 Lakh Central Government Employees

G Plus News | October 21, 2020 17:30 hrs

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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