Employees of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) will receive a bonus and advance/allowance of 50 per cent of their salary in connection with Onam this year. A meeting of the Board here decided to pay all establishment staff 50 per cent of their salary as advance, along with an Onam bonus or allowance, while sweepers and sanitary workers in the TDB offices will get an ad hoc bonus or festival allowance. The payments will be based on the same scales as those for State government employees, a press release here said. — Staff Reporter