Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Sunday announced to give death and retirement gratuity to the employees who have joined service after 2005.
Speaking to media persons, Finance Minister Sashi Bhushan Behera said the Government has decided to pay death gratuity to the employees and the administrative process for it has begun. The proposal for retirement gratuity for the employees is also being considered.
With the State Government’s move, more than one lakh Government employees will be benefited.
Usually, the employees get 16 and a half months’ salary on head of gratuity and 10 months’ salary towards unutilised leave post retirement. The facilities were not available for those who got job after 2005.
The employees have expressed happiness over the development and said the employees, who have joined after 2005, are not entitled to get pension.