Diwali bonus of Rs 35 Cr to Govt servants, despite crisis

PTI, PANAJI | 23 October 2013 19:59 IST

Despite loss in revenue due to ban on mining exports, the Goa government has decided to give Diwali bonus to government servants by this month end.

The bonus would be given to around 45,000 government servants before Diwali, a senior state finance department official told PTI today. 

Diwali will be celebrated on November 3.

He said that there are total 60,000 government servants employed but only 45,000 are eligible for the benefit of bonus according to rules. 

The bonus would put an additional liability of Rs 35 crore on the state exchequer. 


The state government has also increased the dearness allowance (DA) of the government servants by 10 per cent which will be paid from retrospective effect from the month of July onwards. 

"The arrears of DA would be paid in next month which would amount to Rs 30 crore," he said, adding that the additional liability due to revised DA would be Rs 7.5 crore monthly. 

The state government has been paying Rs 130 crore monthly as salary to government servants.

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(Some)Goa Government servants must be thanking their lucky stars.

In addition to collecting bribes at ever opportunity possible, they also get a nice Bonus at Diwali. Perhaps Goa Government should consider one for Christmas too!! ....delivered by santa Claus!!.

- N.Fernandes, UK | 23 rd October 2013 23:46


Corrupt Government Officials gives nightmares to the common man. They are very rude and behave like villains. They shout and even push to go out of their office, if asked, why they delayed the work. They must be made accountability for their corrupt practices and arrogant behavior. They should be told that this common man pay your salary. Respect this Common Man. Finish their work within days or weeks and not in months.

- John Ferns, Goa | 23 rd October 2013 21:36


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