The Kerala government on Wednesday announced a bonus of Rs 4,000 for government employees for the festival of Onam.
State Finance Minister KN Balagopal said in a statement that employees who are not eligible for the bonus will be given a special festival allowance of Rs 2,750.
In addition, employees can avail Onam advance of Rs 15,000, which should be repaid in five equal instalments.
All part-time and casual employees can also avail an advance of Rs 5,000, the statement said.
Service pensioners and those who had retired under the Partnership Pension Scheme will be given an allowance of Rs 1,000.
Despite the COVID-19 situation, the government said, the government is benefitting over 13 lakh employees.
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