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Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2017-2018

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EPFO: 60 days Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2017-18

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Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-1 10066

 

No. WSU/25(1)/2017-18/PLB/13218
Date: 15.10.2018

All Addl. CPFC (HQ/Zones),
Addl. CPFC (ASD), Head Office
Director (PDUNASS) and
All Regional P.F. Commissioners-Incharge of
Regional Offices.

Sub: Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2017-2018.

Madam/Sir,

The Central Government has conveyed its approval to the existing Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme for the year 2017-2018 for the employees of EPFO vide MoL&E letter No A-26022/1/94-SS.1 (Pt) dated 12th October, 2018.

2. Accordingly, the competent authority is pleased to convey the approval for payment of the Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2917-2018 for 60 (Sixty) days in all the offices of EPFO. The bonus of 60 days has been assessed on the basis of data/information submitted by the Zonal Offices in compliance to Head Office letter dated 25.09.2018. The payment of bonus is to be released to all Group ‘C’ and Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) employees of EPFO.

3. The terms and conditions governing payment of P.L.B. will be as per the instructions issued by the Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 7/24/2007/E.III(A) dated 08.10.2018 for payment of the bonus to the employees in Central Government departments from time to time. However, the quantum of bonus may be assessed as per the following formula, as given in above letter:-

 

= (AVERAGE EMOLUMENTS) x (NUMBER OF DAYS OF BONUS)

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30.4*
(*Average number of days in a month)

 

4. The expenditure incurred for payment of bonus may be debited from the budget head- “Productivity Linked Bonus.”
(This issues with the approval of Central P.F. Commissioner).

Yours faithfully,
(Jag Mohan)
Addl. CPFC (HQ)-Finance

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Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2017-2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2017-2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2017-2018

PLB for Indian Air Force for the year 2017-2018

No.20(5)/2018/D(JCM)
Government of India
Department of Defence
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, dated the 10/10/2018.

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 2017-2018.

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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018. 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 2017-2013. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/- pm, the amount 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 2018-2019, without any additionality.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) vide their ID No. 937036/E.III/A/12018 dated 08.10.2018 and MoD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy No. 137/2018/AG/PB/2018 dated 08.10.2018.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Amitava Saha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: mod.gov.in

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2017-2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2017-2018

40 Days Bonus For Defence Defence Civilians Of The AOC For The Year 2017-2018

No. 20(4)/2018/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 10/10/2018

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 2017-2018.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry’s 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 (Forty days) wages in cash as PLO for the year 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid 30 21 eligible Gp. ‘B’ (Non.Gazetted), Gp. ‘C’ & ‘D’ civilian employees of AOC who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2017-2018. The calculation coiling 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 2017-2018. 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 2018-2019, without any additionality.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID No 922249/E.III(A) dated 04/10/2018 and Defence (Finance /AG/PB) vide their Dy.No.155/AG/PB dated 10.10.2018.

Yours faithfully,

(Amitava Saha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax: 2301 1681

Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2017-2018

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Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2017-18

Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2017-18

No.20(2)/2018/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, dated the 10/10/18

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff,
New Delhi

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2017-18.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated ode this Ministry’s letter No.F.24(8)/80/D(JCM) dated 28th September 1983 as amend. from time to time and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 26 days (Twenty Six days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2017-18 to the eligible civilian employees of the EME.

2. The entitlement has b.n worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2017-18 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB shall be paid to all eligible Gp. ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted). Gp. ‘C’ and Gp civilian employees of the EME who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2017-18 The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/- (7000×26/30.4) 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. (1200×26/30.4) for the accounting year 2017-18 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 deb/table 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 2018-19, without any additionality.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID No. 919102/E.III(A)/2018 dated 04/10/2018 and MoD(Fin/AG/PB vide their Dy.No.122/AG/PB dated 09/10/2018

Yours faithfully,

(Amitava Saha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax: 2301 1260

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Railway Bonus 2018

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet

10-October-2018 13:34 IST

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2017-18 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees

About 11.91 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision

Payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2044.31 crore

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2017-18 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel). The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs.2044.31 crore. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted railway employees is Rs.7000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs.17,951 for 78 days. About 11.91 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision.

The Productivity Linked Bonus on Railway covers all non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) who are spread over the entire country. Payment of PLB to eligible railway employees is made each year before the Dusshera/ Puja holidays. The decision of the Cabinet shall be implemented before the holidays for this year as well. For the year 2017-18 PLB equivalent to 78 days’ wages will be paid which is expected to motivate the employees for working towards improving the performance of the Railways.

Background:

Railways were the first departmental undertaking of the Government of India wherein the concept of PLB was introduced in the year 1979-80. The main consideration at that time was the important role of the Railways as an infrastructural support in the performance of the economy as a whole. In the overall context of Railway working, it was considered desirable to introduce the concept of PLB as against the concept of Bonus on the lines of ‘The Payment of Bonus Act – 1965′.

Source: PIB

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Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2017-18

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2017-18

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

North Block, New Delhi,
8th October 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2017-18

The undersinged is directed to convey the sanction of  the President to the grant of Non-productivity Linked Bonus to  30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2017-18 to the Central Government employees in Group ‘C’ 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 31.3.2018 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2017-18 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 Non- PLB (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) Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc / Non-PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable 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.

sd/-

(Amar Nath Singh)

Director

Regulation of Ad-Hoc and Non-PLB Bonus – Finmin Clarification

Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc and Non PLB Bonus are given below…

ANNEXURE

Point

Clarification

1. Whether the employees in the following categories are eligible for the benefit of ad-hoc bonus for an accounting year Subject to completion of minimum six months continuous service and being in service as on 31st March, 2018.
(a) Employees appointed on purely temporary ad-hoc basis. (a) Yes, if there is no break in service.
(b) Employees who resigned, retired from service or expired before 31st March, 2018. (b) As a special case only those persons who superannuated or retired on invalidation on medical grounds or died before 31st′ March, 2018 but after completing at least six months regular service during the year will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus on pro rata basis in terms of nearest number of months of service.
(c) Employees on deputation/foreign service terms to state governments, U.T.Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, etc., on 31st March, 2018. (c) Such employees are not eligible for the ad-hoc bonus to be paid by the lending departments. In such cases the liability to pay ad-hoc bonus lies with the borrowing organization depending upon the ad-hoc bonus/PLB/ex-gratiafincentive payment scheme, if any, in force in the borrowing organization.
(d) Employees who reverted during accounting year from deputation on foreign service with the organizations indicated in ‘C’ above. (d) The total amount of bonusiex-gratia received for the accounting year from foreign employer and the ad-hoc bonus, if any, due from a central government office for the period after reversion will be restricted to the amount due under ad-hoc bonus as per these orders.
(e) Employees from state Government/U.T. Admn./Public Sector Undertakings on reverse deputation with the Central Government. (e) Yes, they are eligible for ad-hoc bonus to be paid by the borrowing departments in terms of these orders provided no additional incentive as part of terms of deputation, other than Deputation Allowance, is paid and the lending authorities have no objection.
(f) Superannuated employees who were re-employed. (f) Re-employment being fresh employment eligibility period is to be worked out separately for re-employment period; the total amount admissible, if any. for prior to superannuation and that for re-employment period being restricted to the maximum admissible under ad-hoc bonus under these orders.
(g) Employees on half-Pay leave/E.O.L/Leave not due/study leave at any time during the accounting year. (g) Except in the case of leave without pay the period of leave of other kinds will be included for the purpose of working out eligibility period. The period of E.O.L./dies non will be excluded from eligibility period but will not count as break in service for the purpose of ad-hoc bonus.
(h) Contract employees (h) Yes. if the employees are eligible for benefits like dearness allowance and interim relief. Categories not eligible for these benefits would be considered at par with casual labor in terms of ad-hoc bonus orders.
(i) Employees under suspension at any time during the accounting year. (i) Subsistence allowance given to an employee under suspension for a period in the accounting year cannot be treated as emoluments, Such an employee becomes eligible for the benefit of ad-hoc bonus if and when reinstated with benefit of emoluments for the period of suspension, and in other cases such period will be excluded for the purpose of eligibility as in the case of employees on leave without pay.
(j) Employees transferred from one Ministry./Department/Office covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to another within the Government of India or a Union Territory Government covered by ad-hoc bonus orders and vice versa. (j) Employees who are transferred from any of the Ministry/Department/Office covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to another such office without break in service will be eligible on the basis of combined period of service in the different organizations. Those who are nominated on the basis of a limited departmental or open competitive exam from one organization to a different organization will also be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus. The payment will be made only by the organization where he was employed as on 31st March,2018 and no adjustments with the previous employer will be necessary.
(k) Employees who are transferred from a Government Department/Organization covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to a Government Department/Organisation covered by productivity – Linked Bonus scheme or vice versa. (k) They may be paid what would have been paid on the basis of emoluments in ad-hoc bonus covered department for the entire year less the amount due as productivity-linked bonus. The amount so calculated may be paid by Department where he was working on 31s’ March, 2018 and/or at the time of payment.
(l) Part-time employees engaged on nominal fixed payment (l) Not eligible.
2. Whether ad-hoc bonus is payable to casual labour for an accounting year in the following cases:-
(a) Those who have put in specified number of days of work in different offices during each of the three years ending with the said accounting year. (a) The eligibility is to be worked out for three years from the said accounting year backwards. The period of 240 days of work in each of these years may be arrived at by combining the number of days worked in more than one offices of the government of India, for which bonus. ex-gratia or incentive payment has not been earned and received.
(b) Casual labour who were not in work on 31st March, 2018 . The condition of being in on 31st March, 2018 employment as laid down in these orders is applicable to regular Government Employees and not to casual labour.
(c) Those who have put in at least specified number of days of work in each of two years preceding the accounting year but are short of this limit due to regularization in employment in the said accounting year. If a casual labour, who has been regularized in the accounting year does not fulfill the minimum continuous service of six months as on 31st March, 2018 and therefore, cannot be granted benefit as a regular employee, he may be allowed the benefit as for a casual labour provided the period of regular service in the said year if added to the period of work as casual labour works out to at least specified number of days in that accounting year.

 

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Source: https://www.doe.gov.in

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Important Bonus Clarifications 2018

Important Bonus Clarifications 2018

1. Whether the employees in the following categories are eligible for the benefit of ad-hoc bonus for an accounting year

Subject to completion of minimum six months continuous service and being in service as on 31st March, 2018.

(a) Employees appointed on purely temporary ad-hoc basis.

Yes, if there is no break in service.

(b)Employees who resigned, retired from service or expired before 31st March, 2018.

As a special case only those persons who superannuated or retired on invalidation on medical grounds or died before 31st′ March, 2018 but after completing at least six months regular service during the year will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus on pro rata basis in terms of nearest number of months of service.

(c)Employees on deputation/foreign service terms to state governments, U.T.Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, etc., on 31st March, 2018.

Such employees are not eligible for the ad-hoc bonus to be paid by the lending departments. In such cases the liability to pay ad-hoc bonus lies with the borrowing organization depending upon the ad-hoc bonus/PLB/ex-gratiafincentive payment scheme, if any, in force in the borrowing organization.

(d) Employees who reverted during accounting year from deputation on foreign service with the organizations indicated in ‘C’ above.

The total amount of bonusiex-gratia received for the accounting year from foreign employer and the ad-hoc bonus, if any, due from a central government office for the period after reversion will be restricted to the amount due under ad-hoc bonus as per these orders.

(e) Employees from state Government/U.T. Admn./Public Sector Undertakings on reverse deputation with the Central Government.

Yes, they are eligible for ad-hoc bonus to be paid by the borrowing departments in terms of these orders provided no additional incentive as part of terms of deputation, other than Deputation Allowance, is paid and the lending authorities have no objection.

(f) Superannuated employees who were re-employed.

Re-employment being fresh employment eligibility period is to be worked out separately for re-employment period; the total amount admissible, if any. for prior to superannuation and that for re-employment period being restricted to the maximum admissible under ad-hoc bonus under these orders.

(g) Employees on half-Pay leave/E.O.L/Leave not due/study leave at any time during the accounting year.

Except in the case of leave without pay the period of leave of other kinds will be included for the purpose of working out eligibility period. The period of E.O.L./dies non will be excluded from eligibility period but will not count as break in service for the purpose of ad-hoc bonus.

(h) Contract employees.

Yes. if the employees are eligible for benefits like dearness allowance and interim relief. Categories not eligible for these benefits would be considered at par with casual labor in terms of ad-hoc bonus orders.

(i) Employees under suspension at any time during the accounting year.

Subsistence allowance given to an employee under suspension for a period in the accounting year cannot be treated as emoluments, Such an employee becomes eligible for the benefit of ad-hoc bonus if and when reinstated with benefit of emoluments for the period of suspension, and in other cases such period will be excluded for the purpose of eligibility as in the case of employees on leave without pay.

(j) Employees transferred from one Ministry./Department/Office covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to another within the Government of India or a Union Territory Government covered by ad-hoc bonus orders and vice versa.

Employees who are transferred from any of the Ministry/Department/Office covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to another such office without break in service will be eligible on the basis of combined period of service in the different organizations. Those who are nominated on the basis of a limited departmental or open competitive exam from one organization to a different organization will also be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus. The payment will be made only by the organization where he was employed as on 31st March,2018 and no adjustments with the previous employer will be necessary.

(k) Employees who are transferred from a Government Department/Organization covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to a Government Department/Organisation covered by productivity – Linked Bonus scheme or vice versa.

They may be paid what would have been paid on the basis of emoluments in ad-hoc bonus covered department for the entire year less the amount due as productivity-linked bonus. The amount so calculated may be paid by Department where he was working on 31s’ March, 2018 and/or at the time of payment.

(I) Part-time employees engaged on nominal fixed payment

Not eligible.

2. Whether ad-hoc bonus is payable to casual labour for an accounting year in the following cases:-

(a) Those who have put in specified number of days of work in different offices during each of the three years ending with the said accounting year.

The eligibility is to be worked out for three years from the said accounting year backwards. The period of 240 days of work in each of these years may be arrived at by combining the number of days worked in more than one offices of the government of India, for which bonus. ex-gratia or incentive payment has not been earned and received.

(b) Casual labour who were not in work on 31st March, 2018 .

The condition of being in on 31st March, 2018 employment as laid down in these orders is applicable to regular Government Employees and not to casual labour.

(c) Those who have put in at least specified number of days of work in each of two years preceding the accounting year but are short of this limit due to regularization in employment in the said accounting year.

If a casual labour, who has been regularized in the accounting year does not fulfill the minimum continuous service of six months as on 31st March, 2018 and therefore, cannot be granted benefit as a regular employee, he may be allowed the benefit as for a casual labour provided the period of regular service in the said year if added to the period of work as casual labour works out to at least specified number of days in that accounting year.

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Railway Bonus 2018 – PLB 78 Days to Railway Employees

Railway Bonus 2018 – PLB 78 Days will be declared Soon

Railway Bonus 2018 – PLB for 2017-18 equivalent to 78 days wages will be declared Soon to railway employees

Railway Board informed in its letter to the Two railway federations NFIR and AIRF that a meeting would be held on 7.8.2018 to finalise about the Productivity Linked Bonus for the Financial Year 2017-18 to be paid in current year 2018.

But so far, no Federation has revealed the out come of that meeting. But it is believed that there will be no change in the Bonus amount for this year 2018 also.

For 2015-16 the productivity-linked bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78-day wages was paid in 2016 to Railway Employees.

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7th CPC Bonus Recommendations Report

7th CPC Bonus Recommendations Report

The Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Commission mandate that it examines the existing schemes for payment of bonus and their impact on performance and productivity.

Consultation with Stakeholders was Considered Important: The system of Performance Linked Bonus (PLB) and Ad hoc Bonus have been prevalent in the Central Government for a fairly long time. Therefore, for the replacement of the existing bonus schemes with any other incentive scheme, prior consultation with the stakeholders was considered essential

The Commission feels that there is strong need to create a culture of performance in government – from establishing standards of performance, to measuring, and promoting people based on performance. To emphasize on the culture of performance, the Commission has recommended that all the non-performers in the system should be phased out after 20 years. The Commission has recommended that Performance Related Pay should be introduced in the government and that all Bonus payments should necessarily be linked with productivity.

Bonus Schemes and Performance Related Pay

The Commission feels that any Performance Related Pay (PRP) for Central Government employees should provide a credible framework to drive performance across ministries/departments. Rather than a new system design, the favoured approach should be an incremental adaptation which can operate within the existing framework of rules with minor changes that can enable smooth implementation and operationalization of PRP.

In this backdrop, the Commission recommends introduction of the Performance Related Pay for all categories of Central Government employees, based on quality RFDs, reformed APARs and broad Guidelines, as enumerated above.

The Commission also recommends that the PRP should subsume the existing Bonus schemes. The Commission notes that there could be a time lag in implementing the Performance Related Pay by different departments. Till such time, the existing Bonus Schemes should be reviewed and linked with increased profitability/productivity under well-defined financial parameters.


Bonus Calculation: 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/-).


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Grant of ‘ad-hoc bonus’ for the Central Autonomous Bodies for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018 – NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Ad-hoc Bonus for Central Autonomous Bodies – NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Grant of ‘ad-hoc bonus’ for the Central Autonomous Bodies for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018 – NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National council (staff Side)
Joint Consulative Machinery for
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: September 17, 2018

The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapathi Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Grant of ‘ad-hoc bonus’ for the Central Autonomous Bodies for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018- reg.

Kindly call for our earlier letter of even number dated October 30, 2017(copy enclosed), whereby it was requested, while thanking the government for having implemented VII CPC recommendations in case of staff of the Central Autonomous Bodies, that, their genuine grievance in respect of payment PLB/Ad-hoc bonus to these staff should also be considered .

It would be pertinent to recall that, Finance Ministry used to extend the benefit of PLB/Ad-hoc Bonus to the Central Autonomous Bodies also at par with other Central Government employees till the year 2014-15. Surprisingly, employees of the Central Autonomous Bodies have been deprived of this benefit after the year 2014-15 without assigning any bonafide reason thereto.

It is, therefore, requested that, necessary action may kindly be taken for granting ad-hoc bonus to the Central Autonomous Bodies also on par with the Central Government employees for the years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018, as was being done till the year 2014-15 in the larger interest of justice and parity.

Sincerely Yours,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)

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Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factors of Workshops/PUs staff under CRJ Pattern & GIS

Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factors of Workshops/PUs staff under CRJ Pattern & GIS

 

INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION

(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329 under ITU Act, Websitehttp://www.irtsa.net)

No. IRTSA/Memo RB/Incentive/2018-7

Date: 26.07.2018

Mrs. KALYANICHADDA, Executive Director/ME(W),
Convener, Committee for revision of hourly rate of Incentive Bonus,
Railway Board, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001.
CC by Email – edmew@rb.railnet.gov.in

Sub: Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factors of Workshops/PUs staff under CRJ Pattern & GIS – Regarding Financial implications thereof.

Ref: 1. Railway Board’s Order No. RBE-I/201/23/39, dated 06.07.2017& 18.05.2018.

2. Our memorandum dated 02.07.2018 & meeting with you on 04.07.2018. Respected Madam,

With reference to our earlier memorandum and our meeting with you on 04.07.2018, we submit this memorandum for the kind consideration of the Committee for revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus on estimated additional expenditure on account of revision of incentive rates based on minimum pay of respective Pay Level in 7th CPC Pay Matrix divided by 208 (standard working hours per month) – as per formula followed after 5th Pay Commissions.

Proposed revision of Incentive Rates is estimated to cost additionally only 1.28 percent in terms of cost of man power.

There are 2,38,546 workshop Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff (2,19,682 Group ‘C’ & 18,864 in Group ‘D’) of Mechanical, Electrical and S&T covered under incentive scheme as on 03.2017. (Strength of workshop artisan & helper as on 31.03.2017 is given in Table-1)

Average annual wage per employee for Group ‘C’ in Workshop staff including pay, all allowances, PLB, pension & gratuity (Senior Technician, Supervisor (Ministry), Technician Grade-I, II & Ill) is Rs. 7,09,494. (Ref. Statement 40 (II) (b) of Indian Railways Annual Statistical Statement 2016-17)

Average annual wage per employee for Group ‘D’ Workshop staff including pay, all allowances, PLB, pension & gratuity (semi-skilled & unskilled) is Rs. 5,66,147. (Ref. Statement 40 (II) (e) of Indian Railways Annual Statistical Statement 2016-17)

If incentive rates are revised based on minimum of respective Pay Level divided by 208, additional expenditure is estimated to be Rs.214.09 crore.

In terms of equivalent man power it will be 3,061 Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ workshop staff (2,847 men in Group ‘C’ and 213 in group ‘D’).

This will be only 1.28% of 2,19,682 strength of Group ‘C’&’D’ workshop staff available in Indian Railways as on 31.03.2017. Details of the calculation is attached in Table-2.

It is therefore requested that, no reduction in allowed time / man power may please be proposed for implementation of revised incentive rates, since the estimated additional cost equal to only 1.28% man power which will be compensated by additional work load due to the addition of rolling stocks & new trains.

Hoping for a favourable consideration & thank you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,

Harchandan Singh General Secretary, IRTSA

Table – 1

Workshop artisan & Helper strength as on 31.03.2017
Workshop & Artisan staff * Helper **
Sr.Tech Tech Gr-I Tech Gr-II Tech Gr-III Helper Total
Mechanical 20023 48035 31435 36221 11646 147360
Electrical 7651 22074 14917 16968 4479 66089
S&T 4185 7038 5283 5852 2739 25097
Total 31859 77147 51635 59041 18864 238546

*Statement 40 (IV) (i) of Indian Railways Annual Statistical Statement 2016-17,

** Statement 40 (III) (f) of Indian Railways Annual Statistical Statement 2016-17

Table – 2

Estimated additional expenditure on account of revision of Incentive Rates based on minimum Pay in Pay Matrix divided by 208, standard working hours per month

Design Pay Level * Mean
Pay
Mean
Pay +
7% DA
Existing
incentive
rates
Rs.
Pro-
posed
incentive
rates Rs.
Existing
BP+DA+
Incentive
Rs.
Pro- posed BP+DA+ Incentive Difference between existing and pro- posed BP+DA+ Incentive Staff
Strength
as on
31.07.2017
Additional Expense due to pro- posed revised Inc. Rates

Rs. in Cr

Sr. Technician Pay level-

6

62200 66554 49.65 170 71718 84234 12516 31859 39.88
Technician Gr-I Pay

Level-5

51100 54677 43.3 140 59180 69237 10057 77147 77.59
Technician Gr-II Pay

Level-4

44800 47936 38.5 123 51940 60728 8788 51635 45.38
Technician GM II Pay

Level-2

35000 37450 32.2 96 40799 47434 6635 59041 39.17
Sub total 219682 202.01
Helpers Pay

Level-1

31500 33705 25.45 87 36352 42753 6401 18864 12.08
Total 238546 214.09

* Basic Pay at 20th cell of respective Pay Level in the Pay Matrix

  1. Estimated additional expenditure on account of revision of Incentive Rates based on minimum Pay in Pay Matrix divided by 208 (standard working hours per month) will be Rs.214.09 crores.
  2. In terms of equal man power it will be 3061 (2847 men in Group ‘C’ & 213 in Group ‘D’) @ average per Capita staff cost for Group ‘C’ work shop staff Rs. 7,09,474 and average per capita staff cost for Group ‘D’ work shop staff Rs. 5,66,147.
  3. This will be 1.28% of 2,38,546 strength of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ workshop staff available in Indian Railways as on 31.03.2017.

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial Year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018

Bonus for 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018

Bonus for 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018
Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-2018/PLB-3

New Delhi, dated: 25.07.2018

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial Year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018.

On the above mentioned subject, a meeting of the Federations (AIRF & NFIR) with Addl. Member (Staff) and EDPC-I has been fixed for 07.08.2018 at 03.00 P.M. in the Chamber of Addl. Member (Staff), Room No.401, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.

President and General Secretary of the Federations may kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(D.Malik)
Director, Estt/IR

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Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS

Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS

No. I/11/Part I

Dated: 29/01/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 12/2017.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. I/11/Part I dated 13/07/2017.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2017/R-U/28 dated 31/07/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. I/11/Part I dated 08/08/2017 & 24/08/2017.

During NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14.11.2017, the Official Side conveyed that the Internal Meeting of the Committee constituted by the Railway Board vide order dated 06/07/2017 has been fixed for 29/11/2017. Responding to Official Side, Federation requested to expedite action for revising the rateds as the staff are eligible at revised rates w.e.f. 1st July, 2017. The Federation also requested in the meeting that the PCO Allowance be revised to those Groun ‘C’ staff working in Level 8 & 9 also. Federation also conveys that a period of more than two months has passed the progress amde on the subject has not been apprised.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly expedite action for revisio of hourly rates of incentive bonus, allowance and PCO Allowance to the staff of Workshops/Production Units under both CRJ/GIS pattern duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Federation also suggests that a separate meeting be convened soon for discussing the PNM item.

Your fatihfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to PBORs

Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to PBORs

Ministry of Defence
D(Pay/Services)

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.

A copy of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 7/4/2014/E III (A) dated 19th September, 2017 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action in so far as Armed Forces personnel are concerned.

2. It is hereby clarified that Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) of the Armed Forces including JCOs in the Army and Officers ofthe equivalent rank in the Navy and Air Force will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus for the year 2016-17 in terms of the Ministry of Finance OM referred to in para 1 above subject to the availability of requisite funds in the sanctioned budget provisions of Defence Services for the current financial year.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. N0-443/AG/PD/2017 dated 28.9.2017.

(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Signed copy

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Where is the Bonus for BSNL employees?

Where is the Bonus for BSNL employees?

Bonus is the deferred wage. There was no Bonus for government employees till 1977. Sustained struggles were fought by the Railways and Central government employees for Bonus, including the historic Railway Strike of 1974. It was only after the Janata Government came in to power that Bonus was granted.

The government has announced Bonus for Railway, Postal and other central establishments for 2017, though it is below the demand of the employees. But BSNL employees, who were central government employees earlier, have not been granted the same so far, despite demand from the unions. The Festival season has started and the delay in announcing the same is unjustified.

We demand the BSNL management to announce the Bonus for employees at the earliest.

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BONUS: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17

BONUS: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17

Finance Ministry issued orders for Bonus for the year 2016-17

No.7/4/2014/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)

North Block, New Delhi
19th September 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.

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 2016-17 to the Central Government employees in Group ‘C’ 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 31.3.2017 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2016-17 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 Non- PLB (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) Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc I Non- PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable 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.

sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

Source: Download: Finance Ministry issued orders for Bonus for the year 2016-17

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Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017

No.20(4)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017

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 2016-2017.

Sir,

1. 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 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Air Force.

2. The entitiement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 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 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Produuctivity 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 2016-2017,.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 budjet grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349244/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and MoD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their I.D. No. – 152/AG/PB/2017 dated 11.09.2017

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: BPMS

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Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017

No.20(3)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017

To
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017.

Sir,

1. I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry ‘s letter No.F.24(6)/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 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the AOC.

2. The entitiement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 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 AOC who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Produuctivity 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 2016-2017,.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 budjet grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349248/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and Defence (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No.149/AG/PB/2017 dated 11.09.2017

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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BONUS: Postal Employees Bonus 2017 – Before Durga Puja

PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS: Postal Employees Bonus 2017 – Before Durga Puja

Postal-Employees-Bonus-2017

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Phone: 011.23092771
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981
website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-16(g)/2017

Dated: 12th September, 2017

To

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 001

Sub. PAYMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS (PLB).

Sir,

It is to bring to your kind notice that Productivity linked bonus is required to be paid before Durga Puja. It is therefore requested to kindly cause action for making payment of bonus before Durga Puja.

It is also worth mentioning that an arbitrary cap of 60 days has been fixed for payment of PLB.

Now the business and revenue of Department is increasing every year.

Therefore kindly take necessary action to remove this cap and arrange to make payment of bonus which comes out real.

With regards.
Yours faithfully,

(R N Parashar)
Secretary General

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AIRF: Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to Railwaymen

AIRF: Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to Railwaymen

AIRF

 No.AIRF/387

Dated: September 7, 2017

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to Railwaymen

Ref.: Meeting with the AM(Staff), Railway Board held on 04.08.2017

Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to Railwaymen

 

Please refer to our discussion held in the chamber of AM(Staff), Railway Board, on the above subject matter on 4th August, 2017. All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) has already explained in detail its viewpoint in respect of calculation formula for payment of PLB to Railwaymen.

You may recall that, PLB has been an outcome of the bilateral agreement between Ministry of Railways and Staff Side Federations, which was arrived at on 22.11.1979. The formula for calculation of PLB, that was formulated as a result of above-mentioned agreement, is sacrosanct, on the basis of which payment of PLB is being made to entitled railway employees every year till last financial year.

AIRF is totally against any deviation in the well settled formula devised to calculate PLB payable to railway employees under the said agreement.

It is, therefore, urged that, payment of PLB for financial year 2016-17 should be made on the basis of established formula as mentioned above and there should not be any effort to make any amendment in the same as also number of days, calculated last year for payment of PLB, should not be reduced, else this will lead to unwarranted impairment in industrial peace.

Source : AIRF

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