Kerala public sector workers to get higher bonus

September 2nd, 2008 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) Close to 20,000 employees of the 48 public sector undertakings (PSUs) under the Kerala Industries Department will get higher bonus during this Onam season. Industry Minister Elamaram Kareem told reporters here Tuesday that the decision to pay higher bonus was taken considering the good performance of these employees.

Most of the employees in Kerala get either an ex-gratia allowance or bonus during the Onam season. Keralites will celebrate Onam Sep 12 this year.

“This year the employees would get a minimum of Rs.5,000 and a maximum of Rs.16,000 bonus compared to Rs.2,500 to Rs.12,500 of last Onam season. All PSUs under our department have done well compared to last fiscal,” Kareem said.

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