An official order has been released regarding the Pongal Festival bonus for state government employees of Tamil Nadu. The order said, State Government employees in ‘C’ and ‘D’ Groups will get Festival Bonus equal to 30 days salary with an upper limit of Rs.3,000 and ‘A’ and ‘B’ category employees a special bonus of Rs.1,000.
Pensioners, Family pensioners and farmer village officers will also get Rs.500. Full-time and part-time staff, who has completed 240 days in regular service and are getting monthly salary, employees on consolidated payment, anganwadi workers, mini anganwadi workers, village assistants, employees on special time scale of pay, panchayat assistants, social workers, contract workers, daily wagers, daily wagers who later became permanent employees will also get Rs. 1,000. It will cost the exchequer Rs.272 crore.
Employees of local bodies, teachers and employees of government-aided schools and colleges, employees whose services coming under the rules of the University Grants Commission, AICTE, All India Agricultural Research and All India Services are eligible for bonus.