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PL Bonus 2017-18 – Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments – Ordnance Factory, DGQA, DGAQA

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PL Bonus 2017-18 – Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments – Ordnance Factory, DGQA, DGAQA

No.10(1)/2018-D(Estt/NG)
Government of India,
Ministry of Defence,
(Deptt. of Defence Production)
New Delhi

Dated: the 15th Oct, 2018.

To
The Chairman.
Ordnance Factory Board,
10A, S, K. Bose Road,
Kolkata-700001.

The Controller General of Defence Accounts,
New Delhi;

The Director General of Quality Assurance,
New Delhi;

The Director General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance,
New Delhi;

Subject: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2017-18.

Madam Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.48(4)/98/D(B&C) dated 27 July, 2000 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2017-18 equivalent to 40 days wages to the eligible employees in Defence Production Establishments as mentioned therein with an overall ceiling of wages of Rs.7000/- per month. PLB is to be calculated taking average number of days per month as 30.4 days.

02. The casual labour who has worked for at least 240 days, in each year, for 03 years or more, will be eligible for this PLB payment. The amount will be paid on a notional monthly wages or Rs.1200/-. In case where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- per month, the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments. All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

03.The above sanction is subject to the following condition:-

(a) OFB will submit a monthly status report on the progress achieved to review the formula for calculation of PLB which otherwise would have been reviewed after three years from implementation ie from the accounting year 1999-2000.

(b) GMs of each of the respective factories should submit the Certificate regarding standard man-hour for jobs whenever there is a change in production processes or when new labour saving machines are introduced, incorporating the following details :-

(i) Standard Man Hours before the installation of CNC Machines.

(ii) Standard Man Hours after the installation of CNC Machines.

(iii) Difference between the above two leading to savings in Standard Man Hours.

In the event of more than one CNC Machine being installed on two different occasions each time figures are to be updated for additional subsequent addition of CNC Machine.

04. The expenditure will be debited to Major Head 2079 of the Defence Service Estimates (Ordnance Factories) and to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of employees of allied establishment: are debited.

05. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance and MoD (Finance Division) vide their Dy. No. 361 dated 15/10/2018.

Sd/-
(SANJAY RAWAT)
Under Secretary
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi

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

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

Through Web Circulation Only
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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Source: www.epfindia.gov.in

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18

Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18.

F.No.26-1/2018-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
P.A.P Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 15th October, 2018

To
1. All Chief Postmasters General
2. All Postmasters General
3. Sr. Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of posts
4. All General Managers (Finance)
5. Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6. Director, RAKNPA/Directors of All PTCs

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the president of lndia to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty)Days to the employees of Department of Posts in 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 laborers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/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 Productivity Linked 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 terms “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 to Faculty members in Training Institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month during the accounting year 2017-18, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/-  (Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak 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-l)dated 11.6.1981 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 Laborers (including Temporary status casual Laborers 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 03.2018) 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)
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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will be worked 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 laborers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2017-31 .03.2018. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs.12001 during the period 14.2017 to 31 3.2018, 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 Productivity Linked 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 2018-19.

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be aicertained 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 employees (category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

2.3 “Average Emoluments” for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2017-18 for the period from 1.4.2017 to 31.03.20.18, 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 officer order No 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.l) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-4/87-PAP(Pt.II) dated 8.2 1988 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left services or proceeded on deputation within tire Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 31 .03 2018 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the Productivity Linked 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 2017-18, 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 1.4.2017 to 31.3.2018 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance
exceeds Rs. 7000/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to Rs.7000/- 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 allowance 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/MTS Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.1991 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 will be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by  applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned discharged or left service after 01.04.2018 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

7. This has the approval of Hon’ble Finance Minister vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s ID No. 942259/E.III(A)/2018 dated 12.10.2018 and issue with the concurrence of AS & FA vide Diary No 100/FA-2018/CS dated 15.10.2018.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

 

(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the Indian Navy for the year 2017-2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for the Indian Navy for the year 2017-2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for the Indian Navy for the year 2017-2018

40 days Bonus to Civilian of Indian Navy for 2017-18

No.20(3)/2018/D(JCM)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

New Delhi, the 10.10.2018

To
The Chief of the Navy Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject : Productivity Linked Bonus for the Indian Navy 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 PLB for the year 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 ADC 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 2017-2018. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/- pm, 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
sd/-
(Amitava Saha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://mod.gov.in/

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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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Railway Bonus Order: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) to all non-gazetted Railway employees for the Financial Year 2017-18

Railway Bonus Order: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) to all non-gazetted Railway employees for the Financial Year 2017-18

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.154/2018.
New Delhi, dated: 10.10.2018.

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

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 2017-18.

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 2017-18 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where, wages exceed Rs.7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if the ‘wages’ are Rs. 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, 2016 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2017-18. 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 2017-18 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 Rs.17,951/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be 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 ofR-I/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 pat1 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 2017-18 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.

Joint Director/Estt.(P&A)
Railway Board.

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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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Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production against the Cabinet decision and Government orders

Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production against the Cabinet decision and Government orders

No.NC-JCM-2017/PLB

The Joint Secretary (Pers)
Government of India,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
North Block
New Delhi

September 24,2018

Sub:- Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production against the Cabinet decision and Government orders.

Ref : Minutes of the meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) held on 25th October 2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary.

Dear Madam,

In the Standing Committee meeting held on 25/10/2016 the following decision was taken on the above Agenda item :

“Staff Side reiterated that pending, decision on PRIS and PRP as recommended by both 6th and 7th CPC, the existing Cabinet approved formula should be in operation. Hence the reduction of one day’s PLB in the Department of Defence Production and EME under MOD is not Justified. So the unpaid PLB should be given back to the employees to avoid any litigation on the subject. Secretary (P) desired that JS (Pers) may re-examine the matter”

It is now almost 2 years after above decision taken in the Standing Committee meeting. However no instructions has been issued by the Department of Expenditure to pay back the PLB days deducted to the employees of Department of Defence Production (OFB, DGQ and DGAQA) and EME of MOD. Since the affected employees are pressing hard it is request that you may kindly arrange to issue necessary instruction in this regard.

A copy of your instruction may please he endorsed to this office.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
Shiv Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production against the Cabinet decision and Government orders

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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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Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2016-2017

60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the Employee of EPFO for the year 2016-17

EPFO-BONUS-2016-2017

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

No. WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10141

Date: 20.09.2017

To

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 2016-2017.

Sir/Madam,

The Central Government, in terms of Section 5D(7) of the Employees’ Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, has conveyed its approval to the existing Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme for the year 2016-2017 for the employees of EPFO vide letter No A-26022/1/94-SS.1 dated 20th September, 2017.

2. Accordingly, the competent authority is pleased to convey the approval for payment of the Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-2017 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 Regional Offices in compliance to Head Office letter dated 21.08.2017. 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 Government of India 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 circulated vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 7/4/2014/E.III(A) dated 19.09.2017.

(AVERAGE EMOLUMENTS) X (NUMBER OF DAYS OF BONUS)
30.4*

(* Average number of days in a month)

4. Further, Ministry of Finance vide O.M. No. 7/4/2014-E-IIIA dated 29.08.2016 has revised the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments for the purpose of payment of P.L. Bonus from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 7000 revised w.e.f. 01.04.2014.

5. The term ‘emoluments’ occurring in these orders will include Basic Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay, Deputation (Duty) Allowance and Dearness Allowance, but will not include other Allowances, such as HRA, CCA Special Compensatory (Remote locality) Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Children Education Allowance and Interim Relief etc.

6. 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,

(J.K. Sangalay)
Regional P.F. Commissioner-I (WSU)

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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 – RBE 134/2017

railway-bonus-non-gazetted

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-2017/PLB-3

RBE No.134/2017
New Delhi, dated : 20.09.2017

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

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

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 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF /RPSF personnel). Where, wages exceed Rs. 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if the ‘wages‘ are Rs. 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, 2016 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2016-17. 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 l above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2016-17 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~ 17,9511- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be 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 2016-17 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 ofthe Ministry of Railways.

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

Authority: Indianrailways.gov.in

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

railway-employees-bonus-78-days

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 2016-17. About 12.30 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. This payment will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays, bringing a smile to lakhs of families ahead of the festive season.

The payment of PLB would serve as an incentive, and result in motivating a large number of Railway employees, particularly those involved in execution and operations of railways, to improve their productivity and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers. Indian Railways operates on the principle of maximum public welfare, and in this context, this bonus payment will help in improving accountability and efficiency in railways operations.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2,245.45 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB is Rs. 7,000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs. 17,951 for 78 days.

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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

Source: BPMS

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2016-2017

Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2016-2017

No.20(5)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017

To

The Chief of the Naval Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy 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(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 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Navy.

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 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 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. 300349888/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and MoD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No.163/AG/PB dated 11.09.2017

Yours faithfully,
sd/-

(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: BPMS

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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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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
————————————————————-
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)
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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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