Chief secretary PK Mohanty assured Secretariat employees that the government would try to announce bonus before Diwali. Both Telangana and Andhra employees jointly called on the chief secretary on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters later, Secretariat Telangana Employees Forum president Narender Rao and Secretariat Seemandhra Employees Forum president Murali Krishna said they got an assurance that the government would give bonus before Diwali.
They said they also wanted Pay Revision Commission chairman PK Agarwal to give 45 percent interim relief to the employees. They demanded a minimum basic pay of `16,000, with a fitment of 75 percent on existing pay scale.