Announcing this, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said here that the employees drawing emoluments up to Rs 22,000 per month as on March 31 would be allowed ad-hoc bonus at the rate of Rs 3,000 per head against Rs 2,600 last year.

Those who do not come under the purview of ad-hoc bonus scheme but are drawing emoluments up to Rs 30,000 per month as on March 31 will be allowed interest-free festival advance at the rate of Rs 3,000 per head as against Rs 2,500 per head last year.

The state government pensioners would be allowed ex-gratia at the rate of Rs 1,500 per head as against Rs 1,000 per head last year.

The employees of the public sector undertakings (PSUs) who do not come under the purview of the Bonus Act would also be entitled to draw ex-gratia grant at the rate of Rs 3,000 per head if their emoluments do not exceed Rs 22,000 per month as on March 31.

Employees of PSUs whose emoluments exceeded Rs 22,000 per month but did not exceed Rs 3,000 per month as on March 31 would be allowed to draw recoverable festival advance up to Rs 3,000 per head.

Disbursement of these amounts would be completed by July 23 for Muslim employees and by September 22 for others, the minister said.

(Agencies)

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