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Punjab government employees paid ‘double salary’ in Amritsar

Everybody patiently waits until the end of the month for their salary to get credited in the account. But imagine on 30th or 31st, your account is credited with an amount that’s double your salary. Several government employees of Amritsar were extremely glad to find that they were paid the double salary for the month of October. Employees even thought that the extra amount of money was a Diwali gift from the government.

But their happiness was short-lived when the government announced that extra money was transferred in every employee’s bank account by mistake and they should not withdraw the money. District treasury officer A K Maini sent a notice to all the government officials saying that two salaries had been transferred to employees and shortly, one would be debited.

He also said that it didn’t only happen in Amritsar, it happened throughout Punjab because of some technical glitch in the software. In Amritsar alone around Rs 40 to 50 crore excess amount was transferred to employees.

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