Central govt employees to get their pending 2 year bonus soon: FM
New Delhi: Central government employees will get their pending 2 years bonus soon, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said in the press conference on a charter of demands proposed of Central Trade Unions.
“The bonus entitlement for 2014-15 and 2015-16 will be released on the revised norms for central government employees. This was pending for two years. After this, the bonus will be covered under the 7th Pay Commission,” Finance minister Arun Jaitley told reporters in Delhi.
The announcement comes at a time labour unions have called a hunger strike on Friday over their demands.
The Left and Congress-affiliated unions have planned the general strike to oppose the NDA government’s economic and labour policies, exempting hospitals, medical stores, milk distribution and other emergency services from the day-long strike.
To discuss the issue with the trade unions, the government had formed a five-member team of Union ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, MoS Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and MoS Home Jitendra Singh.
“Centre has decided to write to all states regarding compliance of Contract workers law,” said the Finance Minister at the press conference. He also added that the government ha not been able to adhere to all the 12 demands raised by unions.