Modi Diwali Gift Bonus for Central Govt Workers

Diwali Bonus Approved for Central Government Employees

The Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved Diwali bonuses for Group C and non-gazetted Group B rank officials, including paramilitary forces. The Finance Ministry has set the ceiling for computing non-productivity-linked bonuses (ad-hoc bonuses) at ₹7,000 for the fiscal year 2022–23.

A non-productivity-linked bonus equivalent to 30 days’ emoluments for the accounting year 2022–23 has been granted to central government employees in Group ‘C’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’ who are not covered by any productivity-linked bonus scheme.

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Conditions for Disbursement

The government has laid down certain conditions for the disbursement of this bonus:

  1. Eligible employees must have been in service as of March 31, 2023, and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the years 2022–23.
  2. The quantum of the non-PLB (non-productivity-linked bonus) will be calculated based on average emoluments or the calculation ceiling, whichever is lower.
  3. Casual laborers who have worked a minimum number of days are eligible for this non-PLB payment.
  4. All payments will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
  5. The expenditure on this account will be debited to the respective object head.
  6. The expenditure for this ad-hoc bonus is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned ministries or departments for the current year.

The announcement of Diwali bonuses for government employees is a traditional practice to boost the festive season and provide financial support to workers during the holiday season.

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