Pongal gift to TN employees, pensioners, ex-VAOs
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 01, 2012, 20:51
Chennai: Ahead of Pongal (harvest festival) celebrations in the state, Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced bonus of up to Rs 3,000 to C and D group employees besides a special bonus of Rs 1000 to A and B group employees.

While pensioners, family pensioners and former village administrative officers will get a Pongal gift of Rs 500 for the year 2010-11, C and D group employees will get 30-day wages up to Rs 3,000, an official release said.

A special bonus of Rs 1,000 will be given to monthly pay employees who have worked for at least 240 days in a financial year, employees with consolidated pay, nutritious meal workers besides anganwadi and mini anganwadi workers of Integrated Child Welfare Scheme.

Village assistants, workers of Panchayati Raj department getting special time scale of pay, panchayat assistants, people welfare employees, contractual workers, temporary contractual workers, daily wage workers and partial daily wage workers will also get the special bonus of Rs 500, it said.

This bonus will be given to all teachers and officers working in government aided institutions or institutions run by local bodies and come under scales of pay and other all India service conditions of UGC, All India Council for Technical Education or Indian Council for Agricultural Research, it said.

This will cost the exchequer Rs 264 crore, it added.

Pongal falls on January 15.


First Published: Sunday, January 01, 2012, 20:51

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