Grant of Ad-hoc Bonus to Central Government Employees.
As a gesture of appreciation and recognition for their hard work and dedication, the Central Government has released a bonus order granting an ad-hoc bonus to all eligible employees. This bonus, which is an addition to their regular salary, will provide financial relief and support to employees in these challenging times. The order applies to all Central Government employees who have been in service for a minimum of six months, regardless of their job title or department. The bonus amount will vary based on the employee’s grade and pay scale, and will be calculated using a formula specified in the order. Overall, the ad-hoc bonus serves as a way for the government to express gratitude for the valuable contributions of its employees.
Today, the Finance Ministry, which is responsible for overseeing the financial matters of the country, issued an important announcement. The announcement pertained to Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) for Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15. This news is particularly significant for those employed by the Central Government, as it will impact their salaries and bonuses for the year. It’s always important to stay up-to-date on such announcements, as they can have a significant impact on one’s financial planning.
The Government of India has announced the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the financial year 2014-15. This decision was taken as a gesture of appreciation for the hard work and dedication displayed by the government employees during the said year. The bonus will be calculated according to the existing rules and regulations, and will be disbursed in a timely manner. This move is expected to boost the morale of the Central Government Employees and motivate them to continue performing their duties with utmost sincerity and dedication.
No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch
New Delhi, the October 16, 2015
Subject: – Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15.
The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoo Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2014-15 to the Central Government employees in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ 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 continue to be monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500/-, as hitherto. 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 31.3.2015 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2014-15 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. 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.345%)
(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.12oox30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- pm, 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 (10)-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 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.
(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
What are the Bonus Orders for Central Government Employees?
The Bonus Orders refer to the Grant of Ad-hoc Bonus to Central Government Employees.
Who is eligible for the Ad-hoc Bonus?
All eligible Central Government Employees, including those appointed on ad-hoc basis, probationers, re-employed after retirement, and employees on contract basis are eligible for the ad-hoc bonus.
What is the quantum of ad-hoc bonus for this year?
The quantum of ad-hoc bonus for this year is equivalent to 30 days’ emoluments, calculated on the basis of 30 days a month.
When will the ad-hoc bonus be disbursed?
The ad-hoc bonus will be disbursed before Diwali/Puja festival.
Will the ad-hoc bonus be included in the calculation of emoluments for calculation of other entitlements?
No, the ad-hoc bonus will not be included in the calculation of emoluments for calculation of other entitlements such as gratuity, leave salary, etc.
Can employees who are on deputation from one Central Government organization to another receive the ad-hoc bonus?
Yes, employees on deputation from one Central Government organization to another are eligible for the ad-hoc bonus subject to fulfillment of other eligibility conditions.