Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced Rs 3,000 for Group C and Group D officials and teachers.
    
Those under Group A and Group B, anganwadi workers, ICDS employees, village assistants and certain temporary staff will be provided Rs 1000, she said in a statement.
   
Further, pensioners and former village administrative officers (VAO) will be granted a sum of Rs 500 on the occasion of Pongal, she said.
   
The said measure will help government employees celebrate Pongal, the  harvest festival, which ushers in the auspicious Tamil month ‘Thai’, with fervor, the Tamil Nadu said, adding that government will incur an expenditure of Rs 308.28 crore.

(Agencies)

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