The Delhi government made a significant announcement on Tuesday, offering a substantial Diwali bonus to non-gazetted employees of the municipal corporation in three distinct categories. During a press conference, Mayor Shelly Oberoi declared that daily-wage workers who have completed 240 days of work in the past three years will be eligible for this bonus. She stated, “Under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the AAP government in the MCD is delighted to announce that we will be providing bonuses to our workers and non-gazetted employees in ‘B,’ ‘C,’ and ‘D’ categories. This is a significant Diwali gift to all of them.”
The mayor explained that employees in these three categories will receive a bonus of Rs 6,900, while eligible daily-wage workers will receive Rs 1,184. A budget of Rs 62 crore has been allocated for these bonuses, and efforts will be made to ensure that all eligible employees receive their bonuses before Diwali.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also unveiled a bonus ahead of Diwali for Group B non-gazetted and Group C employees on November 6. He announced, “We will provide a Rs 7,000 bonus to the Group B non-gazetted and Group C employees of the Delhi Government. Currently, approximately 80,000 Group B non-gazetted and Group C employees are employed by the Delhi Government. A total of Rs 56,000 crores will be allocated to provide this bonus.”
Diwali, also known as the Hindu festival of lights, is a time of celebration that symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. This year, Diwali is set to be celebrated on November 12, which falls on a Sunday.”