Thiruvananthapuram: On the occasion of Onam, government employees will be given a bonus of Rs. 4000, and those who are not eligible for the bonus will get a special festival allowance of Rs 2750, Finance Minister KN Balagopal announced. 1000 will be given to service pensioners and retired employees under the participation pension scheme as a special festival allowance.
20,000 will be given as Onam advance to all government employees in the state. Advance is Rs. 6000 for other employees including part-time – contingent.
All categories of employees, including the contract-scheme workers who received Utsava Batta last year, will get Utsava Batta at the same rate this year. Special assistance will reach more than 13 lakh employees and workers on the occasion of Onam.