7th pay commission: In double bonanza, Gujarat announces DA and bonus for employees as Diwali nears

7th pay commission: Only a few days ahead of Diwali, Gujarat government has made a big announcement for its employees.

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Nov 09, 2020, 08:26 PM IST

In a double bonanza, Gujarat government announced Diwali bonus as well as Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees on Friday. As per the state government’s announcement, the employees will be paid pending arrears of DA for three months. It has also been announced to give bonus to Class IV employees.
 
 

 

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Who will benefit?

Who will benefit?

Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nitin Patel, made the announcement in this regard on Friday. It has been decided to give DA of three months to all state government employees. The amount will be transferred in the bank accounts of these employees before Diwali. Source: IANS

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Rs 464 cr spend on 9.61 lakh employees and pensioners

Rs 464 cr spend on 9.61 lakh employees and pensioners

This decision of the government will benefit 9.61 lakh employees and pensioners. The move will cost Rs 464 cr to state exchequer.  Source: IANS

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Six months arrears

Six months arrears

According to Patel, initially the employees were to be given arrears of six months. But crisis due to coronavirus made it difficult for the government to release six months arrears at once. Source: Reuters

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Good News ahead of Diwali

Good News ahead of Diwali

The announcement by the state government is likely to provide much needed breather to employees ahead of Diwali. Source: PTI 

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Rs 3500 bonus for 30,960 employees

Rs 3500 bonus for 30,960 employees

As per the information provided by the state government, a bonus of Rs 3500 will be given to employees. This bonus will be given to Class IV employees. This bonus will benefit 30,960 employees directly.  Source: PTI