Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)
Date: 09 Oct 2013
All Regional P.F. Commissioners
In-charge of the ROs/SROs
Regional P.F. Commissioner-I(ASD), Head Office
Sub: Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L. B.) for the year 2012-2013.
The Central Government, under Section 5D(7) of the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 has conveyed its approval to the extension of the existing Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme 1998-2004 (Revised) for the year 2012-2013 vide their letter No A-26022/1/1994-SS.1 dated 07th October 2013.
2. Accordingly, the Central Provident Fund Commissioner is pleased to approve the payment of the Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2012-2013 for 60(Sixty) days in all the offices of EPFO. The bonus of 60 days has been assessed on the basis of Performance Report forwarded by the field offices in compliance to Head Office letter dated 09.09.2013. The payment of bonus is to be released before Puja Festival, to all Group ‘C’, ‘D’ and Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) employees.
3. The terms and conditions governing payment of P.L.B. will be as per the instructions issued by the Government of India for payment of the bonus to the employees in Central Government departments from time to time. However, the quantum of bonus may be assessed as per the following formula circulated vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 14(1) E.Co-ord.I/2004 dated 30.9.2004.
= (AVERAGE EMOLUMENTS) x (NUMBER OF DAYS OF BONUS) / 30.4 x (Average Number of days in a month)
4. The maximum amount of bonus will be restricted to the amount admissible to those drawing emoluments of Rs.3500/- per month. The bonus in respect of the employees drawing emoluments of more than Rs.3500/- per month will be calculated as if the emoluments were
Rs.3,500/- per month.
5. The term ‘emoluments’ occurring in these orders will include Basic Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay, Deputation (Duty) Allowance and Dearness Allowance, but will not include other Allowances, such as HRA, CCA Special Compensatory (Remote locality) Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Children Education Allowance and Interim Relief etc.
6. The expenditure incurred for payment of bonus may please be debited from the budget
head ‘Productivity Linked Bonus.
Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer
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