About 4,490 employees in the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board’s employees would receive bonus.

This would cost Rs. 1.93 crore, according to an official release issued on Saturday.

The release stated that those employees, belonging to the groups ‘C’ and ‘D,’ who were in the pay scale of Rs. 9,300 - Rs. 34,800 and receiving a grade pay of Rs. 4,300, would be exempted from the purview of Payment of the Bonus Act. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi decided to grant 8.33 per cent bonus to the employees.