Punjab government reportedly credited double salary to its employees in Amritsar of which the employees got the impression that they were given the Diwali gift. However, their happiness was short-lived when they got to know that the extra amount was credited to their bank accounts by mistake and they should not withdraw the additional money paid to them.
As soon as the fault was acknowledged, a notice was sent to head of all the government offices, informing that two salaries were paid by mistake and shortly one salary would be taken back.
According to the reports, when contacted, District treasury officer AK Maini said, it has happened not only in Amritsar but throughout Punjab because of technical snag in the software of the government’s treasury department.
He further stated that in Amritsar district alone, around Rs. 40 to 50 crore excess payment had been made to employees.