The Tamil Nadu state government on Sunday announced Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers and pensioners. This will incur an additional expense of Rs. 308.28 crore to the government.

According to the announcement made by the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, government employees and teachers  in ‘C’ and ‘D’ Groups will get bonus equal to 30 days salary with a ceiling of Rs. 3,000.

The officers and teachers belonging to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ categories, will receive a special bonus of Rs. 1,000. Pensioners, family pensioners and retired village officers will get Rs. 500 as Pongal gift.

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