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Bonus Order for Postal Employees, Gramin Dak Sevak & Casual Labours

Bonus Order for Postal Employees, Gramin Dak Sevak & Casual Labours

File No. 26-04/2013-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 4 th  October, 2013

Subject:- Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2012-2013.

Sir/Madam,

 I am directed to convey the approval of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2012-2013 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`,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 adhoc payment of Bonus to Casual labourers 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       Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-

Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus
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30.4(Average no. of days in a month)

2.2 The term “Emoluments” for regular Employees include 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 drawl of salary  exceeding Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only)in any month during the accounting year 2012-13 the Emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month only.

2.3 “ Average Emoluments” for regular Employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve ,the total salary drawn during the year 2012-13 for the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) 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.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only).

2.4 In case of those regular employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed ,or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory order 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 (Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.

2.5              Those employees who resigned, retired, left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2012 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.


3.                  GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1  In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty through out the year during 2012-2013, 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 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013 divided by 12 (Twelve). However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs 3500/- (Rs.Three Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during this period., the allowances will be restricted to  Rs 3500/- (Rs.Three Thousand Five hundred only) 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 substitute or the incumbent Gramin  Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postman/Group `D` 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 Gramin Dak Sevak 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

3.4        Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2012 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.

3.5      In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off duty or on whom dies non was imposed, or both during the accounting year ,the clarificatory orders issued vide Para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt II) will apply.

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

            Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers ) who 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 31.3.2013 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 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below during the period 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013 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 /Adhoc Bonus  payable under this order will be rounded 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 the pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2013-2014.

6.         After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid  may be ascertained from all 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 distributed for the Department as a whole.

7.             This issue with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 156/FA/13/CS dated .4th October, 2013

8.            Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged

sd
(SHANKAR PRASAD)
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Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No. 101 / 2013,
No. E(P&A)II-2013/PLB-5
New Delhi, dated : 04.10.2013.

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.
(As per mailing lists No.1 & 2).

Subject: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2012-2013.

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 2012-13 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages  exceed Rs. 3500/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if 'wages' are Rs. 3500/- p.m.

2. 'Wages' for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include 'Basic pay' as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2012-13. 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 2012-13 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. 8975/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2012-13. 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-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 part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

S. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2012-13 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

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

sd/-
( K. Shankar)
Director/E(P&A),
Railway Board.
Click here to view the source PDF file: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/
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House Building Advance (HBA) for Indian Railway Employees

House Building Advance (HBA) for Indian Railway Employees

HBA is admissible to :

  •  A Permanent railway employee or a temporary Railway employee with 10 years of service.
  •  Officers of all India services (IAS, IPS, IFS) on deputation to the Railways continuously for 6 years.
  •  If both Husband and wife are Railway employees, advance is admissible to any one of them. Where a house-site is owned jointly by husband and wife, amount will be sanctioned only if both agree to mortgage the same to Government.
  • If both Husband and wife are Government Servants, the pay of both of them will be taken into consideration for calculating the ceiling limit.
  • A Railway employee under suspension may be granted HBA on furnishing collateral security in the shape of mortgage bond from two permanent Railway employees.

HBA is granted for the following purposes:

  • Purchase of a plot for construction of a house.
  • Construction of a house on a plot already owned by a Railway employee or jointly with his/her spouse.
  • Enlargement of an existing house.
  • Purchase of a ready built house of flat.
  • Repayment of loan taken from Govt/private sources for constructing a house.

Cost ceiling

  •  134 times pay in Pay Band subject to a minimum of 7.5 Lakh and maximum of 30 Lakhs.

Amount of Advance

  • 34 times the Basic Pay + Grade Pay or Rs. 7,50,000 or the actual cost or repaying capacity whichever is less.
  • For enlargement of an existing house, 34 times the Basic Pay + Grade Pay or Rs. 1,80,000 or the actual cost whichever is less.
  • In case of construction of a house in rural area, the amount of advance is 80% of the actual cost of construction and land.
  • For purchase of plot/land and mount not exceeding 20% of advance in case of single storied and 15% in case of double storied is permitted.

Rate of Interest

Upto Rs. 50,000                 5%

Upto Rs. 1,50,000             6.5%

Upto Rs. 5,00,000             8.5%

Upto Rs. 7,50,000             9.5%

  • Penal interest of 2.5% for violating conditions.
  • 0.5% reduction for promoting small family norms.
  • Rate of interest prevalent on the date of release of advance/first instalment shall be applicable.
Recovery

Principal               -    180 months

Interest                 -    60 months

Purchase of land and construct house – The following month of completing construction or 24 months after granting first installment whichever is earlier.

Construction of house – The following month of completing construction or 18 months after granting first installment whichever is earlier.

Source:  Indian Railway Employee via Central Government Staff News
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