New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday announced that all central government employees will be getting their annual bonus that has been pending for last two years. Around 33 lakh employees of the central government will be benefitted by the govt's decision.
"The bonus entitlement for 2014-15 and 2015-16 will be released on the revised norms for central government employees. This was pending for two years. After this, the bonus will be covered under the 7th Pay Commission," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
He was addressing the media in New Delhi where he briefed them about the offer.
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The Finance Minister had met with the representatives of central govt employees unions at Rajnath Singh’s house on Monday.
Earlier, he had promised to consider hiking the minimum pay of central government employees.
The move comes after a series of reforms done by the Finance Minister – like the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) and the much awaited 7th Pay Commission.