Did You Know From Where Diwali Bonus Come From?

Initially, there was a concept of salary to be paid on a weekly basis to the workers in India, particularly the textile and flour mill workers in Bombay.

So you received 52 salaries in a year.

But when British started ruling India they came up with the concept of Monthly salary which meant you were getting paid for 48 weeks only.

So if we have 4 weeks in a month, 13 salaries should have been distributed but as per a monthly structure they were giving only 12 salaries in a year.

When people realized that this was a loss to them in terms of one salary many protest rallies were organized in Maharashtra during 1930-1940.

The British then came up with a solution to this problem.

After discussion with labor leaders about how to distribute this 13th salary and they decided Diwali being the biggest festival of India, they would distribute this 13th salary during Diwali.

Today this is called the Diwali Bonus.

This was implemented from 30th June 1940.

Many don’t know the history behind the Diwali Bonus and hence this post.

Nowadays This 13th salary comes as DRY FRUITS

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  1. Thanks for enlightening us did not know I knows nothing about your tradition but I understand what you wrote if you know what I mean sounds confusing???

  2. Are you trying to be funny??? Or are you stupid?? I know about dry fruits but not old dry fruits. Never mind because trying to make you understand will be like trying to drink coffee with a fork this forum is meant to be humorous not INSULTING.

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