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The Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has written a letter to the Controller General of Accounts regarding the upcoming "Onam" festival in Kerala. They highlight the cultural and economic significance of Onam, where Keralites from all backgrounds celebrate and engage in economic activities. Since Onam falls at the end of August, employees and pensioners would have already spent money on essential expenses. The Confederation requests the early disbursement of August 2023 salaries and pensions for government personnel in Kerala to allow them to celebrate Onam properly. The letter is signed by S.B. Yadav, the Secretary General of the Confederation.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
North Avenue New Delhi-110001
President: Rupak Sarkar
Secretary General: S.B. Yadav
07905282373 / 07752829874
Ref: Confd. /Festival Onam/2023
Dated — 08.08.2023
The Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA
New Delhi – 110 023.
I would like to submit the following for your kind Consideration and early favourable order’s.
The most important festival of Kerala *’Onam’* is on 29-8-2023* The entire Keralites participate in the festivities irrespective of their caste, creed or religion. Kerelites living across India and various parts of the globe usually visit their ancestral homes during Onam. The culture of Kerala is that majority of the people make their precious purchase of household articles and other items during this occassion. This season witnesses the highest economic activity.
As ‘Onam’ falls in the last week of August, employees and pensioners would be left with hardly any money to celebrate the festival after spending money for the usual household expenses. The usual practice is that if the festival falls in the middle of the month or later, salary and pension for the month are disbursed in advance.
Therefore, the Confederation requests that salary and pension relating personnel residing in Kerala for the month of *August 2023* may please be disbursed at the earliest in view of Onam Celebration.