The state government had earlier announced Pujo’s bonus. This time, the state finance department has announced to give big gifts to the government employees before the festival. With the new announcement of the state, the state government employees are going to get double salary including bonus.
In order to ensure that there is no impact on salaries during the festive month, advance pay has been announced in October. As a result, state government employees are going to take home a double salary this month. There are two big festivals this month. There is Durgapujo in the middle of the month. Then there is Lakshmipujo. This time Lakshmipujo has fallen at the end of the month. At the end of the month, the state government directed to pay the salary before October so as not to affect the salary due to Lakshmipujo’s holiday.
In normal times, government employees get a monthly salary. In this case, since Lakshmi Pujo’s picture is on October 30, it has been announced that the salary will be paid before October to ensure that there is no problem in getting the salary during the festive month.
On September 30, the finance ministry issued a notification stating that the salaries of state government employees would be paid between October 28 and 29. That instruction has already been sent to various departments. The concerned authorities have also been asked to keep the salary related work ready. Naturally, some observers think that the advance salary in the month of Pujo is significant enough. That is why the state government employees are getting their monthly salary. This time, after receiving the September salary on October 1, the October salary will be paid between October 28 and 29. In other words, the government employees took home a pair of salaries in one month. Then there are the bonuses.
Earlier, on behalf of the state government, the Chief Minister announced an increase in the ad-hoc bonus of government employees on May 13 this year. On the same day, the Chief Minister informed that the advance festival allowance has been increased to Tk 10,000. The add-on bonus has been increased. The bonus for government employeesbonus has been increased from 30 thousand to 34 thousand 250 rupees. One million people of the state benefited from this announcement of the Chief Minister. Despite not having money, the Chief Minister claimed to be the human face of the state government. The Chief Minister said, “Even though the government does not have money, we pay the salaries of government employees on a certain date.” Still the salaries of state are on time.
According to statistics, a bonus of Tk 4,000 was announced last year. Last year, employees with a salary of up to Tk 30,000 received a bonus of Tk 4,000. In 2016, a salary of Rs 3600 was paid. Last year, employees earning between Tk 30,000 and Tk 36,000 received an advance salary of Tk 6,000. This time, some of the state government employees did not benefit much from the Corona atmosphere. As a result, government employees are going to get a double salary in October, including bonuses, keeping in mind the celebrations in Corona.