This decision was taken by the BEST committee meeting.
This bonus amount of Rs.5,000 would benefit 41,000 employees of BEST, Said by Sunil Shinde Chairmen BEST
The decision, which will add a burden of over Rs 40 crore on the civic transport and power supplying body, was not an easy one as the BEST is going through a financial crunch, he said.
“We have to keep our workers happy. And on the occasion of Diwali the amount will be given, which is a good news.”
Shinde further said BEST bus passengers or power consumers won”t have to face the brunt of the financial crunch.
In a statement, Finance and Planning Minister Kalikho Pul said the DA gift would entail a burden of Rs 39.50 crore (Rs 36.92 crore non-plan and Rs 2.58 crore under Plan heads) on the exchequer.
Ahead of the festival season, the Centre had on September 13 announced an ad hoc bonus of up to Rs 3,500 for Group C and D central government employees and personnel of the armed and paramilitary forces.
Pul said the state government, led by Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, announced the gift with the rationale that a
“huge amount of central funds for implementation of numerous schemes under the Plan head is flowing in, which could be utilised properly on time with the commitment of government employees.”
“Implementation of these projects, proper fund utilisation and timely submission of utilisation certificates would alone facilitate the release of the subsequent installments in most of the central schemes,” he added.
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