18 Oct, 2023 08:20 AM

Centre Approves Diwali Bonus for Group C, Non-Gazetted Group B employees

Centre Approves Diwali Bonus for Group C, Non-Gazetted Group B employees

In a significant and timely move, the Central government has rekindled the Diwali bonus tradition for its the central government employees in Group C, and specific categories of Group B. This announcement, made through an official office memorandum issued by the Department of Expenditure under the Finance Ministry, is generating a buzz of excitement among government employees.

Read the order here

Eligibility Criteria for the Diwali Bonus

According to the recent memorandum, employees in Group C, Group D, and contractual workers are all set to receive a Diwali bonus this year, provided they meet specific conditions of service. The government aims to reward employees for their hard work and commitment during challenging times.

To be eligible for the bonus, employees must meet the following criteria:

  • They should have been in active service as of March 31, 2021.
  • They must have provided a minimum of six months of continuous service during the 2020-21 fiscal year.

This measure ensures that the bonus is directed towards employees who have consistently contributed their efforts throughout the fiscal year.

Maximum Bonus Limit Set at ₹7,000 Per Month

The official memorandum specifies that the maximum limit for the Diwali bonus, as per these orders, is set at ₹7,000 per month. This substantial bonus aims to provide financial relief and joy to government employees during the festive season.

Anticipation for DA Hike Announcement

In addition to the Diwali bonus news, employees are eagerly awaiting the announcement of a Dearness Allowance (DA) hike. The government's move to reinstate the Diwali bonus is a positive sign, and employees are hoping for more good news to follow. A DA hike would further enhance the financial well-being of government employees, making the festive season even more cheerful.


The Central government's decision to revive the Diwali bonus for employees in Group C, Group D, and specific categories of Group B is not only welcome but also well-timed. It reflects the government's recognition of its workforce's unwavering dedication and service.

With eligibility criteria and maximum bonus limits now revealed, employees can look forward to celebrating Diwali with extra enthusiasm and financial security. Furthermore, the anticipation for a DA hike adds an extra layer of excitement and hope.

Stay tuned for more updates on the implementation of the Diwali bonus and any announcements regarding the Dearness Allowance hike. These developments are sure to bring smiles and good tidings to government employees across the nation.

Read the order here

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