Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2021-22 | Finance Ministry Order dated 06.10.2022
If an individual’s monthly emoluments are capped at Rs. 7000, then the non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 7000 multiplied by 30 and divided by 30.4, resulting in a total of Rs. 6907.89, which is rounded off to the nearest rupee, making it Rs. 6908. This calculation helps determine the exact amount of the non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) an employee is entitled to receive based on their monthly emoluments.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi,
06th October 2022
Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2021-22.
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 2021-22 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/-. 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 31.3.2022 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2021-22 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 ina 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 debit-able 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, as mandated under Article 148(5) of the Constitution of India.
(Umesh Kumar Agarwal)
ANNEXURE to O.M. No. 7/24/2007-E-III(A) dated 06/10/2022
What is the Ad-hoc Bonus to Central Government Employees?
The Ad-hoc Bonus is a one-time special payment given to eligible Central Government employees to recognize their dedication and hard work.
Who is eligible for the Ad-hoc Bonus?
All non-gazetted Central Government employees who have served for a certain period of time are eligible for the Ad-hoc Bonus.
What is the period of service required to be eligible for the Ad-hoc Bonus?
The period of service required varies from year to year. For more information, refer to the Finmin Order PDF.
How much is the Ad-hoc Bonus payment?
The Ad-hoc Bonus payment amount varies from year to year and is based on various factors such as the employee’s salary and length of service.
Where can I find the Finmin Order PDF regarding the Ad-hoc Bonus to Central Government Employees?
The Finmin Order PDF can be found on the official website of the Ministry of Finance.