Chandigarh, Oct 25 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a Diwali bonanza for the employees of Haryana Power Utilities -- Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL), Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam.
Mr Hooda said the Utilities would give Rs 3.88 crore on account of payment of 8.33 per cent bonus to all the employees whose salary or wages did not exceed Rs 10,000.
He also stated that a sum of Rs 525 to all the employees would be paid in cash as token Diwali Gift for which an expenditure of Rs 1.94 crore would be made by the Utilities.
Accepting a long pending demand of the employees, Mr Hooda announced that now onwards the retirees of the Utilities would be given a Gift of Rs 2,000 on their retirement on superannuation, doubling the amount being given to the retirees earlier.
In order to enable a speedier implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, he announced that the Utilities would constitute a Committee of senior officers which would also look into the issues of various allowances given to the employees. These arrangements would help boost morale of the employees, he added.
It may be recalled that the HPGCL has already announced a generation incentive scheme for its employees with a financial outgo of Rs 4.18 crore.
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