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Puducherry govt staff to get salary through banks

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Despite the employees' demand that their salaries for the current month be paid in cash, the has announced that the payment would be made as usual through banks. The administration has announced that disbursement of salaries and allowances would continue through banks via ECS system, as there would be difficulty to arrange for payment through the departments in cash, a senior official of the department told PTI here yesterday. Pensioners too would get their amount for November only through banks, he said. As per the instructions from the Centre, disbursement of the salaries and allowances to all central staff including those belonging to Group A category and the pensioners would be only through banks, he added. The confederation of state employees associations had urged the to disburse the November month's salaries in through the departments concerned till the situation became normal. The employees had contended that they would find it difficult to draw money from banks, that are already crowded with customers ever since demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes was announced and most of the ATMs were also non-functional.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 09:57 IST