Diwali Bumper: UP Govt Announces 30-Day Bonus For 8 Lakh Employees


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a 30-day Diwali bonus for eight lakh government employees on Thursday.

An official statement issued by the UP government on Wednesday said the bonus for an employee will be up to Rs. 6,908. All government employees including daily wagers, local bodies and government-aided school staff would get the benefit. This will cost the state exchequer Rs. 967 crore, a UP government spokesperson said.

Earlier, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, following implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission for Central Government employees.