CM Eknath Shinde has approved giving festive advances to the non-gazetted government employees of the state government. Annonced on October 14, class four employees, group C and group B non-gazetted cadre employees will also get the festive advance. An interest-free amount of 12,500 will be given as the festive advance and the facility of repayment in 10 equal instalments has also been provided, said new Maharashtra Government of Shinde.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
On the occasion of Diwali, family cardholders in Puducherry will be receiving 10 kilogram of rice and 2 kilogram of sugar from the government. According to sources, it will be distributed free of cost through Fair Price Shops. However, the government previously allowed decrease in the price of firecrackers. Furthermore, Papsco, a government agency, has set up shops in the union territory, selling crackers at a low rate.