Bangla Hunt Desk: A major decision has been taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The cabinet has announced Diwali bonuses for 3 million government employees. Giving information about the decision of the cabinet, Union Minister Prakash Jaberkar said that the money will be transferred directly to the accounts of the employees through the transfer of director benefits. He said before Dussehra or Durga Pujo, 3 million central government employees will be given a bonus of Tk 3,636 crore.
The Union Minister said the Cabinet has approved productivity-linked bonuses and non-productivity-linked bonuses for the financial year 2019-20. More than 3 million non-gazetted employees will benefit from the central government's decision. The central government will spend an additional Tk 3,736 crore to give bonuses to more than 3 million employees.
Last week, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the launch of a special festival advance scheme for government employees. Through this scheme, government employees will be able to take Rs 10,000 in advance. Let me inform you that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced a special LTC cash scheme keeping in mind the financial speed of the country due to Corona. Its direct benefits can be enjoyed by the employees of the Central Government. In this scheme, employees will get cash vouchers instead of LTA.
However, it must be used before March 31, 2021. And in order to enjoy this benefit, government employees have to abide by certain conditions.