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Pongal Bonus 2017 for Tamilnadu Government Employees and Teachers

Pongal Bonus 2017 for Tamilnadu Government Employees and Teachers

Announcement of Pongal Festival Bonus to the employees working under TN State Government for the year 2017.

The State government of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday announced Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers and pensioners. This will incur an additional expense of Rs. 325.20 crore to the government.

According to the announcement made by the Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, government employees and teachers in ‘C’ and ‘D’ Groups will get bonus equal to 30 days salary with a ceiling of Rs. 3,000.

The officers and teachers belonging to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ categories, will receive a special bonus of Rs. 1,000. Pensioners, family pensioners and retired village officers will get Rs. 500 as Pongal gift.

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Tamil Nadu government announces Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers and others

Tamil Nadu government announces Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers and others

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced the annual Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers, pensioners and family pensioners.

Group C and Group D government employees as well as teachers will get bonus up to Rs 3,000.

Group A and Group B employees as well as teachers, who have worked for more than 240 days, will get Rs 1,000 as special salary.

Pensioners and family pensioners will get Rs 500 as bonus.
In a statement, chief minister J Jayalalithaa said, “Totally, Rs 326.85 crore will be spent on distributing bonus for government employees and others.”

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Revision of Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops and Production Units

Revision of Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops and Production Units

Since recommendations of the VII CPC have already been accepted by the government, and most of them have been implemented by the Ministry of Railways as well, resulting in revision of various pay scales etc., it would be quite appropriate that, Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor be revised for Workshops and Production Units Staff w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of implementation of recommendations of the VII CPC at an early date.

A.I.R.F
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD,
NEW DELHI – 110055
INDIA

The Member Rolling Stock,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops and Production Units

Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops and Production Units Staff were last revised vide Railway Board’s letter No.2008/M(W)/814/38 dated 27.07.2010 after implementation of recommendations of the VII CPC and revision of pay scales etc. based on that.

Since recommendations of the VII CPC have already been accepted by the government, and most of them have been implemented by the Ministry of Railways as well, resulting in revision of various pay scales etc., it would be quite appropriate that, Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor be revised for Workshops and Production Units Staff w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of implementation of recommendations of the VII CPC at an early date.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

Yours Faithfully,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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Enhancement of the rate of bonus payable to Casual labourers consequent on enhancement calculation ceiling of bonus for Central Government Employees from Rs.3500 to Rs.7000

Enhancement of bonus to Casual Labourers – Reply from Ministry of Labour & Employment

No.s-33027/3/2016-WB
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
(Wage Board Section)

Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg,
New Delhi dated 11 November, 2016.

Office Memorandum

Subject : Enhancement of the rate of bonus payable to Casual labourers consequent on enhancement calculation ceiling of bonus for Central Government Employees from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of O.M. No. 49014/1/2016-Estt (C) Dated 2nd November 2016 alongwith the enclosure thereto on the subject mentioned above.

2. Action as deemed fit, may please be taken in this regard under intimation to all concerned.

3. This issues with the approval of Deputy Director General ( c ).

Encl: as above

Sd/-
(Samir Kumar Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Enhancement of ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia Bonus payable to Gramin DAk Sevaks from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/-

GDS Bonus Enhancement Order Issued From Fy 2014-15.

A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT FOR GRAMIN DAK SAVEKS (GDS) IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ORDERS OF ENHANCED CEILING OF BONUS @ RS 7000/- FOR GDS ISSUED BY DEPARTMENT OF POST

NFPE & POSTAL JCA ALWAYS STAND FOR THE CAUSE OF GD

 

GDS-ex-gratia-BONUS

 

Shining Victory For Nfpe , Aipeu Gds And Postal Jca Including Fnpo & Nugds .

Recognised Gds Union’s General Secretary Shri Mahadevaiah Withdrawn The Strike Decision Even Before Orders Are Issued.

Nfpe & Aipeu -Gds , Postal Jca Including Fnpo & Nugds Served Two Days Strike Notice On 20.10.2016 And Took A Firm Stand That We Will Not Withdraw The Strike Decision Till Orders Are Issued .

Secretary , Department Of Posts Held Discussion With Postal Jca And Requested To Withdraw The Strike Decision .

Postal Jca Refused To Withdraw . Shri Mahadevaiah Withdrawn The Strike Decision On 24.10.2016 Itself Without Waiting For The Decision Of The Finance Ministry And Govt And Ran Away From The Battlefield Half Way Fearing Withdrawl Of Recognition Facilities.

Confederation & Jcm Staff Side Extended Full Support And Discussed The Case In The Jcm Standing Committee Meeting With The Government On 25.10.2016..

Yours Fraternally

R.N.Parashar
Secretary General, NFPE

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Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF Personnel

Grant of of ad-hoc bonus for RPF/RPSF Personnel for the financial year 2015-16

Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF Personnel for the financial year 2015-16. The calculation ceiling has been enhanced to Rs.7000 with effect from 1.4.2016.

The benefit will be admissible subject to the following and conditions:- Only those Group C & D RPF/RPSF personnel who were in service on 31.3.2011 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2015-2016 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible personnel for period of continuous service during the year ranging from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded to the nearest number of months).

The quantum of ad-hoc bonus will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate ad-hoc bonus for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will there after be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/- (where actual average emoluments exceed 7000), ad-hoc bonus for thirty days would work out to 7000×30/30.4 = Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-).

All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

In the matter where the aforesaid provisions are silent, clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(P&A)II-88/Bonus-3 dated 29.12.1988, as amended from time totime, would hold good.

All the Group C & D RPF/RPSF personnel. regardless of whether they are in uniform or out of uniform and regardless of place of their posting, shall be eligible only for ad-hoc bonus in terms of these orders.

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History behind the Diwali Bonus: What is Diwali Bonus?

What is Diwali Bonus?

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 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 organised in Maharashtra during 1930-1940.

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

After discussion with labour 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.⁠⁠⁠⁠

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Grant of PLB & Non-PLB adhoc Bonus to CGE for the year 2014-15 & 2015-16

Grant of PLB & Non-PLB adhoc Bonus to CGE for the year 2014-15 & 2015-16
Secretary, NC JCM writes to Secretary, DoE for raising the bonus ceiling for casual workers to Rs.7000/-
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-c, Ferozshah Raod, New Delhi -110001
E.mail: nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
No. NC-JCM-2016/Fin. (Bonus)
October 18.2016
The Secretary,
Govt of India
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure.
North Block.
New Delhi – 110001
Subject : Grant of PLB & Non-PLB adhoc Bonus to CGE for the year 2014-15 & 2015-16 – Reg.
Reference OM No7/24/2007.E-11 (A) dated 3.10.2016
Dear,
We invite your kind reference to the above cited letter granting Non PLB to Central Govt employees & casual/ contingent workers. Similar orders have also been issued for the personnel in Railways, Defence and Postal Establishments etc where PLB is applicable.
While in the cam of regular employees – both PLB & Non PLB – the calculation ceiling for payment of Bonus was raised to Rs 7000/- for the years 2014/15 & 2015.16. In the case of Casual Labourers and casual labourers with temporary status, the said ceiling continues to be pegged down at Rs 1,200/-. It may kindly be noted that the said ceiling of Rs 1,200/- in the case of Casual Workers end casual workers with temporary status was determined in the yew 1999 when the ceiling for regular employees was Rs 2500/-
In the case of regular employees the said ceiling was raised to Rs 3.500/- in the year 2006 and again to Rs 7,000/- in 2016 (retrospectively from 2014-15) whereas for casual workers and Casual workers with temporary status it remained at Rs 1.200/- all along slaw 1999-2000. The emoluments of Casual Workers and Casual workers with temporary status is now proportionate to the wages of regular employees.
We request you to kindly get the matter examined and explore the possibilities of raising the ceiling limit to Rs 7000/- for casual workers and casual workers with temporary status on par with the regular employees.
Thanking You,
Yours Faithfully
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary
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BONUS ORDER ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POST

BONUS ORDER ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POST: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2015-2016.

F, No.26-0112015-PAP
Government of lndia
Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
Department of Posts,
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 05 October, 2016

To

1. All Chief Postmasters General
2. All Postmasters General
3. Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of Posts.
4. All General Managers (Finance)
5. Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6. Dlrector, RAKNPfuDirectors of All PTCs

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2015-2016.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of lndia to the payment of productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2015-16 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group’D’/MTS, Group’C’and non-gazetted Group ‘B’. Ex-Gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowances / wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.

2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:

Average emoluments x Number of days of bonus
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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

2.2 The term emoluments for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances), S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs. 7000/- (of 6th CPC) (Rupees Seven Thousand Only) in any month during the accounting year 2015-16, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand Only) per month only.

2.3 Average Emoluments for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2015-16 for the period from 1.4.2015 to 31.3.2016, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.7000/- per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month, proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.7000/-.

2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No, 26-4/87-PAP(PI.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have processed on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 1.4.2016 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the bonus admissible will be as per provisions of paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3 GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year during 2015-16, Average Monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2015 to 31.3.2016 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 3500/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to RS.3500/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:

Average TRCA x Number of days of bonus
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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

3.2 ,The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postmen/Group 0 Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.

3.3 If a GDS has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he w,ill be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Oak Sevaks who have resigned discharged or left service after 01.04.2016 will also be entitled to.,proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Oak Sevaks, the Exgratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Oak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-08/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No.26-04/87-PAP (P.II) dated 8-2-1988 will apply.

4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS (INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)

4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (Including Temporary Status Casual Labourers) who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31 .03.2016 will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs. 1200/- (Rupees Twelve hundred only). The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:

(Notional monthly wages of RS.1200) x (Number of days of bonus)
———————————————————————————–
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will work out as indicated below:

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year
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365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2015 to 31 .3.2016. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs.1200/- during the period 1.4.2015 to 31 .3.2016, the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of bonus / ex-gratia payment / Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head Salaries under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2016-17.

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.
7. This issues with the concurrence of JS&FA vide Diary No. 190/FAl2016-CS dated 05.10.2016.
8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

( K.V.Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt)

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2015-2016

Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2015-2016

No.20(2)/2016/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, dated the 5th October, 2016

To
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2015-2016.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry’s letter No.F.24(9)/80/D(JCM) dated 28th September, 1983, as amended from time to time and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (forty days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2015-2016 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Navy.

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2015-2016 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB shall be paid to all eligible Gp. B (Non-Gazetted), Gp. C and Gp. D civilian employees of Indian Navy who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2015-2016. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000×40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs. 1200/- p.m.(1200×40/30.4) for the accounting year 2015-2016. However, in Cases where the actual wages fall below Rs. 1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated On the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2016-2017.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Dept of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No.30030832/E-III(A)/2016 dated 05.10.2016 and MoD (Fin/AG/PB) vide their Dy.No.187/AG/PB dated 5.10.2016.

Yours faithfully,
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: BPMS

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Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2015-2016

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2015-2016.

No.20(4)/2016/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 5th October, 2016

To
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi.

 

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2015-2016.
Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry’s letter No.F.24(10)/80/D(JCM), dated 2nd November, 1983 as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2015-2016 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Air Force.

 

2 The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2015-2016 in accordance with the agreed formula.

 

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp. B (Non-Gazetted), Gp. C and Gp. D civilian employees of Indian Air Force who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2015-2016. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000×40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

 

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs. 1200/- for the accounting year 2015-2016. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs. 1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

 

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2016-2017.

 

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) vide their ID No.300308319/e-III(A)/2016 dated 05.10.2016 and MOD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No.194/AG/PB dated 5.10.2016.

Yours faithfully,
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: BPMS

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2015-2016

Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2015-2016

No.20(5)/2016/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 5th October, 2016

To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2015-2016.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministrys letter No.F.24(6)/80/D(JCM) dated 28th September. 1983, as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of the President to the payment of 40 days (Fourty days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2015-2016 to the eligible civilian employees of the AOC.

 

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2015-2016 in accordance with the agreed formula.

 

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp.’B’ (Non-Gazetted), Gp. ‘C’ & Gp. ‘D’ civilian employees of AOC who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2015-2016. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000×40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

 

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/- p.m. (1200×40/30.4) for the accounting year 2015-2016. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs. 1200/- p.m.. the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

 

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2016-2017. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure] vide their ID No.300308327/2016-EIII(A) dated 5.10.2016 and Defence (Finance /AG/PB) 183/AG/PB dated 5.10.2016.

Yours faithfully,
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: BPMS

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Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2015-16

Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2015-16

No.20(3)/2016/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 5th October, 2016

To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2015-16.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry’s letter dated 28th September, 1983, as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 28 days (Twenty Eight days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2015-16 to the eligible civilian employees of the EME.

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2015-16 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB shall be paid to all eligible Gp. B (Non-Gazetted), Gp. C and Gp D civilian employees of the EME who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2015-16. The calculation ceiling of Rs. 7000/- (7000×34/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/- p.m. (1200×34/30.4) for the accounting year 2015-16. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs. 1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2016-17.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID No. dated 5.10.2016 and MoD (Fin/AG/PB) Vide their Dy No. 188/AG/PB dated 5.10.2016.

Yours faithfully,
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: BPMS

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Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16

BONUS-Central-Government-Employees

No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)

North Block,New Delhi
3rd October,2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2015-16 to the Central Government employees in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01/04/2014 vide OM No.7/4/2014-E.III(A), dated 29th August, 2016. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-

(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2016 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2015-16 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months);

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate NonPLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will, thereafter, be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000 (where actual average  emoluments exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 7000×30/30.4=Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-).

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 day week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below RS.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v) The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14 (10)-E.Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debilable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4. The expenditure to be incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

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State Public Sector Undertakings : Sanction of Bonus and Ex-gratia to the employees of State Public Sector Undertakings for the year 2015-16 payable during 2016-17 : orders issued

State Public Sector Undertakings : Sanction of Bonus and Ex-gratia to the employees of State Public Sector Undertakings for the year 2015-16 payable during 2016-17 : orders issued
TAMILNADU Government Employees Bonus 2016 – GOVERNMENT ORDER – Sanction of Bonus & Ex-gratia to the employees

ABSTRACT

State Public Sector Undertakings – Sanction of Bonus & Ex-gratia to the employees of State Public Sector Undertakings for the year 2015-16 payable during 2016-17 – orders issued.

Finance (BPE) Department

G.O.Ms.No.265

Dated: 28.09.2016

Thunmugi, Puratasi – 12
Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2047.

ORDER

The Government issue the following orders for the payment of Bonus and Ex-gratia for the year 2015-16 payable during 2016-17 to the workers and employees of State Public Sector Undertakings:

(i) All workers and employees of State Public Sector Undertakings who are drawing a Grade pay of Rs. 4300 in the scale of pay of Rs.9300-34800 and below (Rs.5300-150-8300 and below in the pre-revised scale of pay) i.e.. those who are in the C & D Groups, irrespective of their eligibility, be paid a minimum Bonus of 8.33% and Ex-gratia of 1.67% before 30.9.2016 to claim it as an eligible expenditure under Income Tax Act, 1961 subject to the salary ceiling of Rs.7000/- for the purpose of determination of Bonus for the year 2015-16 and in relaxation of the eligibility salary ceiling of Rs.21,000/- as per the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015.

(ii) Those State Public Sector Undertakings, which can pay Bonus over and above the statutory minimum Bonus, based on allocable surplus calculated as per the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. may pay higher bonus upto 20% before 30.9.2016 to claim it as an eligible expenditure under Income Tax Act, 1961 subject to the salary ceiling of Rs.7000/- for the purpose of determination of Bonus for the year 2015-16 to the workers and to the employees in the C & D Groups and in relaxation of the eligibility salary ceiling of Rs.21,000/- as per the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 In case, the Bonus payable based on allocable surplus is less than 10%, Bonus and Ex-gratia together not exceeding 10% shall be paid.

(iii) In the case of employees falling under the above salary limit, who worked for part of the year 2015-16, the Bonus & Ex-gratia may be paid proportionately.

(iv) In respect of the workers / employees of State Transport Undertakings, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation(erstwhile TNEB), Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers Federation, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, Poompuhar Shipping Corporation and Plantation workers of Tamil Nadu Tea Plantation Corporation Limited, Arasu Rubber Corporation and Tamil Nadu Forest Plantation Corporation Limited, the Administrative Departments concerned of the Secretariat will issue orders separately on the same pattern as has been done during the previous year.

(v) In respect of the employees under A and B Groups. appropriate action would be taken to issue separate orders for payment of Special Adhoc Bonus / Ex-gratis based on the orders, if any, issued for Government employees during Pongal Festival 2017.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

K.SHANMUGAM
ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

TN Bonus 2016 GOVERNMENT ORDER

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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non gazetted Railway employees for the financial year

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (2015 to 2016) : Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD )

RBE No. 114 /2016.

No. E(P&A)II-2016/PLB-9

New Delhi, dated : 28.09.2016.

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year (2015 to 2016).

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2015 to 16 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages exceed 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if  wages are 7000/- p.m.

2. Wages for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include Basic pay as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.12.2015. Wages during the period from 01.01.2016 to 31.03.2016 shall include Basic pay as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para 1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2015-16 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of 17,951/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2015 to 16. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may he calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of R-1/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2015 to 16 to all eligible non gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director / Estt. (P&A)II
Railway Board.

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2015 to 16. The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs.2090.96 crore.

Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace.

The payment of this Bonus to eligible Railway Employees will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays.

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PLB to Railway staff will be disbursed before Pooja Festival

PLB to Railway staff will be disbursed before Pooja Festival

The Addl. Member Staff Railway Board, Shri Anand Mathur, has intimated today, i.e. 26.09.2016, AIRF leadership that, Railway Board’s orders for Restructuring of Technicians, to which an agreement was arrived at in Full Board Meeting held on 22.07.2016, will be issued in this week, and payment of 78 day PLB @ Rs.7000 p.m. will be made to all the Group C and D railwaymen well before Pooja Festival.

Source: AIRF

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Railway Bonus : Centre May Announce 78 Day Wages As Bonus

Good News For Railwaymen: Centre May Announce 78 Day Wages As Bonus

Ahead of the festive season, railway employees are likely to get 78 day wages as bonus this year, the same as in the last four years despite the financial crunch.

We have demanded 78 day wages as productivity linked bonus (PLB) for railway employee this year and expecting the government to declare the same next week,”National Federation of Indian Railwaymen General Secretary M Raghavaiah told Press Trust of India.

Productivity linked bonus is paid to about 12 lakh railway employees each year before the Dussehra festival.

Mr Raghavaiah said the 78 day wage is expected to be around Rs. 18,000 per employee. In 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 also, 78 day wages were also given as PLB to railway employees.

Facing a shortfall of about Rs. 10,000 crore in the earnings due to slowdown in loadings and drop of passengers in short train journey, the railways will get the cabinet approval for the 78 day bonus proposal next week.

The bonus decision is expected to cost the railways about Rs. 2000 crore.

All-India Railwaymen’s Federation General Secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra said the bonus is expected to motivate the employees to improve the financial position of the public transporter.

Mr Mishra said, “Since the PLB ceiling has been revised to Rs. 7000 from Rs. 3500, we expect each employee will get double the amount as against the last year’s bonus.”

Last year, the minimum bonus paid was Rs. 8,975 per employee.

PLB covers all non gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) spread over the entire country.

Source : NDTV

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Government Employees: Understanding Minimum Wages and Bonus

Government Employees: Understanding Minimum Wages and Bonus

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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers or it is the price floor below which workers may not sell their labour.

The concept of minimum wages first evolved with reference to remuneration of workers in those industries where the level of wages was substantially low as compared to the wages for similar types of labour in other industries. As far back as 1928, the International Labour Conference of International Labour Organization, at Geneva, adopted a draft convention on minimum wages requiring the member countries to create and maintain a machinery whereby minimum rates of wages can be fixed for workers employed in industries in which no arrangements exist for the effective regulation of wages and where wages are exceptionally low. Also, at the Preparatory Asian Regional Labour Conference of International Labour Organisation held at New Delhi in 1947 and then at the 3rd session of the Asian Regional Labour Conference, it was approved that every effort should be made to improve wage standards in industries and occupations in Asian Countries, where they are still low. Thus, the need of a legislation for fixation of minimum wages in India received an impetus after World War II, on account of the necessity of protecting the interest of demobilized personnel seeking employment in industries.

The justification for statutory fixation of minimum wage is obvious. Such provisions which exist in more advanced countries are even necessary in India, where workers organizations are yet poorly developed and the workers bargaining power is consequently poor.

To provide for machinery for fixing and revision of minimum wages a draft Bill was prepared and discussed at the 7th session of the Indian Labour Conference in November, 1945. Thereupon the Minimum Wages Bill was introduced in the Central Legislative Assembly. The Minimum Wages Bill having been passed by the Legislature received the assent on 15th March, 1948. It came on the Statute Book as the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

The Act provides for fixation by the appropriate Governments of minimum wages for employments covered by Schedule to the Act. The Central Government is the appropriate Government in respect of 45 scheduled employments in the Central Sphere. The minimum wages fixed for Central sphere are applicable to the scheduled employments in the establishments under the authority of Central Government, railway administrations, mines, oil-fields, major ports or any corporation established by a Central Act. Employments other than the scheduled employment for Central Sphere come under the purview of the State Government and accordingly State Government wages are applicable in such employments. The minimum wages for Central Sphere are revised from time to time based on the increase in Consumer Price Index effective from April and October.

According to Section 3(1)(b) of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the appropriate government shall review at such intervals, as it may think fit, such intervals not exceeding five years, the minimum rates of wages so fixed and revise the minimum rates if necessary.

The norms recommended by the Indian Labour Conference, in 1957, fox fixing the minimum wages are: (a) consumption units for one wage earner; (b) minimum food requirements of 2700 calories per average Indian adult; (c) clothing requirements of 72 yards per annum per family; (d) rent corresponding to the minimum area provided for under Government’s Industrial Housing Scheme; and (e) fuel, lighting and other miscellaneous items of expenditure to constitute 20% of the total minimum wage.

In 1991, the Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered a historic judgement and directed that children’s education, medical requirement, minimum recreation including festivals/ceremonies, provision for old age, marriage etc. should further constitute 25% of the minimum wage and be used as a guide in fixation of minimum wage.

The Act envisages appointment of an Advisory Board, by the appropriate Government, for the purpose of advising the appropriate Government in the matter of fixing and revising minimum rates of wages.

The Central Government revises the wages in the scheduled employments from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948. Draft Notifications for all the Scheduled Employments in the Central Sphere were issued on 1st September, 2016 simultaneously, in fact for the first time. The basic rate of minimum wages for an unskilled worker in the scheduled employment other than agriculture has been proposed at Rs.350 in Area ‘C’ from the current minimum wage (basic wage + variable dearness allowance) of Rs.246 resulting in an increase of about 42%. The basic rate of minimum wages for an unskilled worker in the scheduled employment ‘agriculture’ has been proposed at Rs.300 in Area ‘C’ from the current minimum wage (basic wage + variable dearness allowance) of Rs.211 resulting in an increase of about 42%.

The proposed revision in the rates of basic minimum wages would indeed provide much needed solace to the labour fraternity.

Bonus

Bonus payment is an extra payment given for doing one’s job well also known as performance related pay or pay for performance.

The practice of paying bonus in India appears to have originated during First World War when certain textile mills granted 10% of wages as war bonus to their workers in 1917. In certain cases of industrial disputes demand for payment of bonus was also included. In 1950, the Full Bench of the Labour Appellate Tribunal evolved a formula for determination of bonus. A plea was made to raise that formula in 1959. At the second and third meetings of the eighteenth Session of Standing Labour Committee (G.O.I) held in New Delhi in March/ April 1960, it was agreed that a Commission be appointed to go into the question of bonus and evolve suitable norms. A Tripartite Commission was set up by the Government of India to consider in a comprehensive manner, the question of payment of bonus based on profits to employees employed in establishments and to make recommendations to the Government. The Government of India accepted the recommendations of the Commission subject to certain modifications. To implement these recommendations the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 was enacted, which came into force on 25.9.1965.

The objective of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 is to provide for the payment of bonus to the persons employed in certain establishments on the basis of profits or on the basis of production or productivity and for matter connected therewith.

It applies to (i) Every Factory; and (ii) Every other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year subject to the exemptions under section 32. Every employee shall be entitled to be paid by his employer in an accounting year, bonus, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, provided he has worked in the establishment for not less than thirty working days in that year. While the minimum bonus is 8.33% of the salary or wage earned by the employee during the accounting year, the maximum bonus is 20% of such salary or wage.

Two ceilings are available under the said Act generally known as eligibility limit and calculation ceiling respectively. Clause 13 of Section 2 of Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 defines an employee based on salary or wage per mensem. This is usually taken as the ‘eligibility limit‘ for computation of bonus. Similarly, Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 provides for calculation of bonus of an employee based on salary or wage per mensem. This is known as ‘calculation ceiling‘.

The two ceilings are revised from time to time to keep pace with the price rise and increase in the salary structure. At present, the calculation ceiling has been enhanced to Rs.7000 or the minimum wage for the scheduled employment, as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher and the eligibility limit has been enhanced to Rs.21,000/-.

Due to this revision, additional 55 lakh workers would be benefited. This would indeed, be a good gesture on the part of the Government towards the labour fraternity.

Source : PIB

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