On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government told teachers and State government workers in the “C” and “D” groups that they would get a Pongal bonus. The Finance Department made an announcement about this.
A 1,000 bonus will be given to full-time or part-time employees who get consolidated pay/honorarium or fixed pay and work at least 240 days in a financial year. The government also said that all government pensioners who retired from the “C” and “D” groups, family pensioners, and those who retired as village officers or village assistants would get a one-time payment of 500 as a Pongal prize.
“The bonus and Pongal prize will cost the Tamil Nadu government 221.42 crore,” the news release said.
TN Pongal Bonus 2023
The State Government of Tamil Nadu grants a special Pongal Prize for its employees and pensioners every year on account of the Pongal Festival. All State Government employees working in C and D categories are eligible to get a Pongal Bonus of Rs. 3000. And also the State Government pensioners to get a Pongal Parisu Rs.500. All State Government employees and Pensioners are waiting for the announcement of the year 2023!
Last year the Pongal Bonus order has been published on 1st January 2022 by the Finance (Pension) Department of Tamil Nadu. The State Government has decided to grant Adhoc Bonus to celebrate the harvest festival “Pongal” equivalent to 30 days’ emoluments subject to a ceiling of Rs.3,000 to all C and D Group regular and temporary Government employees, employees of Local Bodies, and Aided Educational Institutions including teachers on regular time scales of pay and Special Adhoc Bonus of Rs.1000 to full time and Part time employees paid from contingencies/employees paid from Special time scale of pay.
The Ad-hoc Bonus shall be computed on the basis of actual emoluments as on 31st March 2021. The amount of the ad-hoc bonus shall be calculated as if monthly emoluments were Rs.3,000 per month. In respect of those drawing pay in the pre-revised / revised scales of pay, the calculation of the Ad-hoc bonus shall be based on the emoluments drawn subject to the upper ceiling limit of Rs.3,000 per month.
Government sanction a lumpsum Pongal Prize amount of Rs.500 to all Government Pensioners who retired from the categories of C and D Group (C and D Group of Scales of Pay (Ordinary Grade) is annexed to this order) including all C and D Group of Pensioners of Aided Educational Institutions, Local Bodies, Ex-Village Establishment (Ex-Village Officers and Village Servants-Assistants), Ad-hoc Pensioners of all categories (Pensioners those who are drawing Special Pension of Rs.2,000 with effect from 1-10-2017 i.e. Noon Meal Organisers, Anganwadi Workers, Mini Anganwadi Workers, Cooks, Cook Assistants, Anganwadi Helpers, Panchayat Secretaries, Village Librarian, Sweepers, Sanitary Workers, Scavengers, Plot Watchers, Anti-poaching Watchers, Police Station Cleaners, Ayah) and to all Family Pensioners irrespective of the Groups from which the Pensioners, Deceased Government employee had retired, died while in service.
The State Government of Tamil Nadu will issue G.O. on Pongal Bonus for the year 2023 after the official announcement of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin.