Thursday, September 23, 2010

Calculation of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees

No.7/24/2007/E III (A)

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the 22nd September, 2010.


Subject: – Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2009-10.


    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 2009-10 to the Central Government employees in Group `C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group `B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling of Rs. 3500/- will remain unchanged. The payment will also be admissible to the Central Police and Para-military Personnel and Personnel of 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 on 31.3.2010 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2009-10 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 Rs. 3500 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 3500), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs.3500×30/30.4=Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454/-).

(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 days week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable. will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

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

(v)         The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14(1O) – E.Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

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 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.



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the bonus order.
    Please clear my doubt regarding the PLB.

    Iam working in a statutory body which adopts all the central government rules applicable to its employees.

    I have joined the orgainzation on 24th Sept 2009 and continously working in the department till date.

    In the order of PLB it is specified that atleast 6 months of experience in that financial year is needed for the eligibility of bonus.

    My question is whether the month of march can be included for that fulfilling criteria period since if I do not include March I am having only 5 months experience in the relevant financial year.Also kindly tell me whether Iam eligible for getting bonus.

    Thanks in Advance