What is Bonus?
Initially there was a concept of weekly wages to the workers in India. But when Britishers started ruling India they came up with concept of Monthly salary.
Therefore, if we consider 4 weeks in a month, 13 salaries should be distributed. However, as per monthly structure they were giving only 12 salaries in a year.
In later days people realized it that it is a loss to them in terms of one month salary. There were many rallies opposing this in Maharashtra during 1930-1940. To come up with a solution to this problem, Britishers had a discussion with leaders about how to distribute this 13th monthly Salary and unanimously they decided as per Indian tradition, Diwali being the biggest festival of India, they would distribute this 13th Salary during Diwali, today known as Diwali Bonus.
In respect of Central Govt employees, Bazle- Karim committee recommended the same.
But the recommendations were not implemented. As a result of great struggle Non Gazetted employees got the bonus.
Gazetted Officers are also thus eligible. But the Government has not removed the discrimination till now.
Gazetted officers thus face great injustice.
To get justice build strong state level CCGGOO.