Advance Salary and Pension Disbursement for ONAM and Ganpati Festivals

The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Controller General of Accounts has issued an Office Memorandum on August 14, 2023, regarding the disbursement of salary, wages, and pension to Central Government Employees and Pensioners in the States of Kerala and Maharashtra.

This disbursement is in connection with the ONAM festival in Kerala for August 2023 and the Ganpati Festival in Maharashtra for September 2023. The memorandum specifies that the salary, wages, and pension of Central Government employees and pensioners in these states will be drawn and disbursed by Central Government offices, including Defence, Posts, and Telecommunications, on specific dates: August 25, 2023, for Kerala and September 27, 2023, for Maharashtra.

Disbursement of salary/wages/pension to the Central Government Employees/Pensioners in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2023 on account of ONAM festival and in the State of Maharashtra for the month of September 2023 on account of Ganpati Festival

Special Disbursement for ONAM and Ganpati Festivals: August-September 2023

F. No. TA-2-03002(2)/1/2020/TA-II/(E-3001)/325
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan, E Block, GPO Complex
INA, New Delhi-110023

Date: 14-08-2023

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Disbursement of salary/wages/pension to the Central Government Employees/Pensioners in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2023 on account of ONAM festival and in the State of Maharashtra for the month of September 2023 on account of Ganpati Festival-reg.

In view of the ‘ONAM’ and ‘Ganpati’ festival, the Government have decided that the salary/wages/pension of all Central Government employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August 2023 and in the state of Maharashtra for the month of September 2023 may be drawn and disbursed by the Central Government offices (including Defence, Posts & Telecommunications) as per the following dates:-

(i) Kerala – 25-08-2023 (Friday)
(ii) Maharashtra – 27-09-2023 (Wednesday)

  1. The wages of the industrial employees of the Central Government serving in the State of Kerala and Maharashtra may also be disbursed in advance as per the dates given above.
  2. The pension of all Central Government Pensioners in the State of Kerala/ Maharashtra may also be disbursed by Bank/PAOs as per the dates given above.
  3. The salary/wages/pension so disbursed is to be treated as advance payments and will be subject to adjustment after the full month’s salary/wages/pension of each employee/pensioner is determined. The adjustment, if any, will be made without exception from the salary/wages/ pension of the month of August/September 2023.
  4. The concerned Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of their offices located in the State of Kerala/ Maharashtra for necessary action immediately.
  5. Reserve Bank of India is requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all paying branches of all Banks located in the State of Kerala/Maharashtra for necessary action immediately.

(Shailendra Kumar)
Joint Controller General of Accounts(TA)

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