CHENNAI: The State Government has announced bonus and ex-gratia for workers in public sector undertakings for the Deepavali festival, totalling upto Rs.240 crore for 3.5 lakh employees.

According to a press release issued by the government, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa reviewed the performance of various PSUs to announce the bonus at a meeting organised in Secretariat on Monday. Senior Ministers of the government attended the meeting.

Following the meeting, Ms. Jayalalithaa has announced 8.33 per cent bonus and 11.67 per cent ex-gratia, amounting to payment of 20 per cent bonus, for the following PSUs: Tangedco and Tantransco, Government Transport Corporations, Tamil Nadu Government Rubber Corporation, Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department, Tamil Nadu Tea Corporation, co-operative and public sector sugar mills, Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Societies and TASMAC.