A delegation of Central University Non-Teaching employees met Union Minister of State PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 and demanded resumption of “festival allowance” which, according to them, they were receiving earlier but had got discontinued .
The delegation led by Surjit Manhas, President od Delhi University and College Karamchari Union stated that that non-continuation of festival allowance had affected nearly 4 lakh employees of 44 Central Universities and autonomous bodies all over India, who were earlier getting this bonus/allowance on the occasion of festivals like Deepawali, Dusshera or Eid.
The members of the delegation also presented to the Minister, a memorandum wherein, it was pointed out that whenever in the past, the Government of India passed an order for extension of grant of “Non-Productivity Linked Bonus” to its employees, the order always automatically got implemented also for the Central Universities and autonomous bodies.
However, the order for the extension of the bonus issued for 2015-16 and 2016-17 was not implemented in case of employees of Central Universities and autonomous bodies. Jitendra Singh said that he will seek the views of concerned departments on the issue.