The Uttarakhand government has announced an ex-gratia for employees working in various government-owned corporations on the lines of state government employees. Issuing a government order to this effect yesterday, the government has said that corporations would have the final say to decide the amount of ex-gratia to be paid to the employees according to their finanical position, officials said. Around 40,000 employees working in various government-owned corporations would be benefitted by this move. In another significant move, the government has decided to give 31 days of Earned Leave (EL) every year to the state government employees, who have 300 days of ELs in their account. However, it has been made clear that the employee has to avail these ELs for 31 days in the same year.