Government approves hike in bonus ceiling from Rs. 3500 to Rs 7000
Bonus Ceiling from Rs. 3500 to Rs 7000
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet decided to double the wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers and establishments with 20 or more workers.
“The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to enhance the monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from existing Rs 3,500 was approved by Union Cabinet here,” a source said after the Cabinet meeting.
The amendment bill will be made effective from April 1, 2015. Now the bill will be tabled in Parliament for approval.
The bill also seeks to enhance the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of an employee from Rs 10,000 per month to Rs 21,000.
The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 is applicable to every factory and other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year.
The bill also provides for a new proviso in Section 12 which empowers the central government to vary the basis of computing bonus.
At present, under Section 12, where the salary or wage of an employee exceeds Rs 3,500 per month, the minimum or maximum bonus payable to employees are calculated as if his salary or wage were Rs 3,500 per month.
The last amendment to both the eligibility limit and the calculation ceilings under the said Act was carried out in 2007 and was made effective from April 1, 2006.
This amendment in the Act to increase wage ceiling and bonus calculation ceiling was one of ssurances given by the Centre after 10 central trade unions went on one-day strike on September 2.
The government had hinted at meeting workers’ aspirations on nine out of 12 demands submitted by the unions.
Source : AIRF
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A K GARG says
1. I would like to invite your kind attention towards upgrading of grade pay from Rs 4200 to Rs 6600 in PB 3 to General Manager, Departmental canteen working in ministry of Defence under the Administrative Instructions of D O P&T. It is requested to save the goodwill of the apex post of canteen i.e. General Manager hence he is controlling and managing the 22 to57 staff of canteen , performing a job of Reporting Officer during the completion of ACRs of staff and their responsibility as Incharge of Canteen. The apex post of the General Manager in the hierachy of the Non Statutory canteen employees cadre has always been filled by promotion from the feeder grades of D. G. M., Manager Grade II, and Manager cum Accountant etc.after the experience of ten years as per new modell RRs. Due to merger of pay scales by 6thCPC General Manager carrying the same grade pay as per their juniors Manager Grade II , DGM and Accountant cum Manager of feeder grade i.e. Rs 4200 which is cause of functional disturbance. Befor 6thCPC GM was in the scale of 5500-9000 and Manager Grade II etc were in 5000-8000 pay scales. This can be seen from the hierachical chart of canteen cadre post at para 3 after the Vth CPC, when the feeder grades of D.G.M etc were upgraded to Rs 5000-8000 from Rs 4000-6000, then also consequently SIU D.O.P&T upgraded the pay scale of General Manager from Rs 5000-8000 to Rs 5500-9000, A similar situation has now taken place whereby the apex post of General Manager has been brought at par with the feeder grades i.e Manager gd II, D.G.M etc. This anomaly warrants reconsideration on lines of post Vth CPC upgradation order of D.O.P&T OM No. 13/10/2001-Dir(c) dated 22 Dec. 2004.
2. Designation of Manager gd II should be replaced as Manager because there is no post of Manager gd I in Departmental Canteen of Ministry of Defence , Therefore the designation of Manager gd II in the absence of Manager gd I does not arise. Please take on priority and include in the agenda of next meeting of Anomaly Committee and Cadre Review committee of Non Statutory Departmental Canteen Employees as deemed fit.
3. I request our Executive Members of National Council JCM to raise the issue in positive manner please.
Your favourable action in this matter will be highly obliged .
A K GARG
AFHQ Canteen Employees Association (Recognized by Ministry of Defence)
Ministry of Defence, New Delhi.
Mobile No. 9868127027.
7th C P C tenure unnecessarily extended up to Dec./2015. There are lot of expectations for the serving employees. Various types of true or false news made to the convenience is flashing in a day to day basis. There are lot letters sent by the N J C M to 7th C P C but could not notice one which concerned to the pensioners! Why this discrimination?