In a Diwali gift, the Uttar Pradesh government today announced bonus for its over 15 lakh employees.
“As per the decision taken by the Chief Minister, group D and G staff will get bonus equivalent to 30 days of wages with a maximum limit of Rs 3,500,” an official spokesman said.
Along with regular employees and teachers, local bodies staff and casual daily wagers would also get the bonus, he said.
“The decision will create an additional financial burden of Rs 506 crore on the exchequer,” the spokesman said.
Fifty per cent of the bonus amount would be deposited in the provident fund and remaining would be paid in cash, he said.
Source : PTI