New Delhi: In a Diwali bonanza, Delhi government on Wednesday decided to pay Delhi Transport Corporation employees bonus and dearness allowance arrears besides accepting a number of their demands.
"The government has accepted most of the long-pending demands of DTC employees," Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami said.
He said each of the around 38,000 employees, including those on contract, will get upto Rs 3500 as ex-gratia.
Goswami said each of the around 28,000 permanent employees will get an extra amount of Rs 7500 which includes DA arrears and ex-gratia.
He said the government has sanctioned Rs 56.65 crore for disbursement bonus, ex-gratia and DA arrears.
The arrears and bonus will be disbursed before Diwalion November 13.
The minister said all the employees will be given new uniform. He said government has also enhanced washing allowance for employees besides deciding to pay pending dues for overtime served during the Commonwealth Games in 2010.