RPF/RPSF Personnel in Railways to Receive Bonus Orders
The Ministry of Railways has recently announced a new policy in which the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel will receive a grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days. This bonus will be applicable for the financial year of 2014-2015. This decision has been taken as a gesture of appreciation for the hard work and dedication displayed by these personnel in ensuring the safety and security of passengers on railways. It is hoped that this bonus will serve as an incentive for them to continue their excellent work in the future.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, Dated 02/11/2015
The General Managers/CAOs (R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)
Subject: Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & `D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2014-2015
The President is pleased to decide that all Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel, may be granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30 (thirty) days emoluments for the financial year 2014-2015, without any eligibility wage ceiling. The calculation ceiling of Rs.3500/- will remain unchanged.
2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-
a) Only those Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel who were in service on 31.3.2015 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2014-2015 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible personnel for period of continuous service during the year ranging from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded to the nearest number of months).
b) The quantum of ad-hoc bonus will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate 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), ad-hoc bonus for thirty days would work out to Rs.3500×30/30.4 = Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454/).
c) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
d) In the matter where the aforesaid provisions are silent, clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(P&A)II-88/Bonus-3 dated 29.12.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.
e) All the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel, regardless of whether they are in uniform or out of uniform and regardless of place of their posting, shall be eligible only for ad-hoc bonus in terms of these orders.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
(Salim. Md. Ahmed)
What are bonus orders for RPF/RPSF personnel in Railways?
Bonus orders are additional payments given to RPF/RPSF personnel in Railways as a reward for their hard work and dedication.
Who is eligible for bonus orders in RPF/RPSF?
All RPF/RPSF personnel who have completed a certain minimum period of service are eligible for bonus orders.
How much bonus will RPF/RPSF personnel receive?
The amount of bonus varies depending on the rank and level of the RPF/RPSF personnel.
When are the bonus orders for RPF/RPSF personnel announced?
The bonus orders for RPF/RPSF personnel are announced by the Railways Ministry every year.
Are the bonus orders for RPF/RPSF personnel paid in one installment?
Yes, the bonus orders for RPF/RPSF are usually paid in one installment.
Can RPF/RPSF personnel apply for bonus orders on their own?
No, RPF/RPSF personnel are not required to apply for bonus orders. These orders are announced by the Railways Ministry and are automatically granted to eligible employees.
Are there any tax implications on the bonus orders received by RPF/RPSF personnel?
Yes, bonus orders received by RPF/RPSF personnel are taxable under the Income Tax Act.