File photo of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Tamil Nadu government today announced a 20 per cent festival bonus for its 3.76 lakh employees.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced bonus and ex-gratia to employees of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation LTD, state Transport undertakings, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, cooperative unions, Poompuhar Shipping Corporation and many others.
The government allotted Rs 242.41 crore for bonus and ex-gratia to 3,76,464 of its employees.
"The government's said measure will help the public sector employees celebrate Deepavali in a grand manner," Ms Jayalalithaa said in a statement.