Uttar Pradesh govt announces 30-day bonus for 15 lakh employees | Lucknow News


LUCKNOW: Ahead of Diwali, the state government has announced a bonus for Grade C and D employees.
Around 15 lakh employees, including government employees, teachers of assisted colleges, teachers and staff of technical education institutes, employees of local bodies and daily wagers working for the government, will benefit from this decision taken by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday.
The order states that the bonus will be equivalent to 30 days of pay, not to exceed Rs 7,000. As per calculations, the maximum bonus that an employee will be entitled to is Rs 6,908. Out of this 75% will be deposited in the employees’ provident fund account while the remaining 25% will be handed over in cash.
Those employees who do not have a PF account will be given the bonus in national saving certificates. An official said that 14,82,187 employees will benefitted and the government will bear an additional expense of Rs 1,022.75 crore on this.
The order also states that employees who retired on March 31, 2020, or will retire on April 30, 2021, will get their entire bonus in cash.
The beneficiaries include 8,80,187 non-gazetted employees, 6,00,000 workers in government aided institutes and 2,000 daily wagers.
Finance minister Suresh Khanna had said on Wednesday that with the state’s economy back on track with its revenue exceeding the previous year’s for the third successive month, it might announce a bonus for the state employees.

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