In view of the coming festive season, Jayalalithaa said 20 per cent bonus would be paid to the permanent employees of TANGEDCO, and Rs 1,500 for contract labourers benefitting 84,300 employees, which would cost Rs 64.35 crore for the board.
Similarly, the Chief Minister also announced a 20 per cent bonus to the employees of Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation benefitting 1.38 lakh labourers, which will cost Rs 100.32 crore, an official release here said.
A 20 per cent bonus to the employees of Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) which manages the liquor business was also announced by the Chief Minister costing Rs 22.14 crore, which will benefit 28,910 employees.
Employees of Tamil Nadu Tea Plantation Corporation, Tamil Nadu Forest Plantation Corporation, Poompuhar Shipping Corporation Ltd, Tamil Nadu Text Book Corporation, Cooperative societies and government run sugar mills, Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (AAVIN) and other government undertakings would receive bonus.
A bonus of 8.33 per cent would also be paid to Group C and D employees of Chennai Metrowater Supply and Sewage Board, the release said, adding that the Chief Minister had given orders to pay them immediately.