Diwali Bonus for KVS Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff
Are KVS Teachers are eligible to get the Diwali bonus?
The Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has replied in the Parliament to a question about the Government had paid Diwali Bonus in 2014 to KVS teachers and the reasons for discontinuing the Diwali Bonus. A detailed reply is given below…
The government had extended the payment of ad-hoc bonus to Autonomous Bodies for the accounting year 2014-15. Conventionally, pursuant to the issuance of orders regarding grant of ad-hoc bonus to Central Government employees, specific orders are issued extending such benefits to eligible employees of Autonomous Organizations/Quasi-Government Organizations / Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government.
In view of the financial implications involved in extending these benefits to 679 Autonomous Bodies, no such orders have been issued by the Government for the accounting year 2015-16 and onwards.
The benefits of revision of pay as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) were implemented for the KVS employees with effect from 1.1.2016 through orders issued on 26.7.2017. The liability on account of payment of arrears consequent to the implementation of the recommendations to the 7th CPC is met in a phased manner depending upon the allocation of budgetary resources.