Productivity-Linked Bonus for Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16
The Central Government of India has decided to reward its employees for their hard work and dedication by providing them with bonuses for the year 2015-16. The Productivity-Linked Bonus is awarded to those employees who have shown exceptional productivity throughout the year, while the Non-Productivity Linked Bonus, also known as ad-hoc bonus, is granted to all eligible employees as a token of appreciation for their efforts. This bonus scheme will certainly motivate the employees to perform even better, resulting in improved productivity and ultimately, the growth of the country.
No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)
North Block,New Delhi
Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16.
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 2015-16 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 be monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01/04/2014 vide OM No.7/4/2014-E.III(A), dated 29th August, 2016.
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 31.3.2016 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2015-16 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 NonPLB (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. 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) 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 debilable 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)
What is the Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16?
The Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) is a financial payment granted to Central Government employees for their hard work and performance during the year 2015-16.
Who is eligible for the Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus)?
All Central Government employees, including postal and Para-military personnel, who are currently serving are eligible for the Non-Productivity Linked Bonus.
What is the amount of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) employees will receive?
The Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) will be a maximum of Rs. 3,500 per employee for the year 2015-16.
Will employees receive the Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) automatically?
No, eligible employees must make an application to their respective department head or authority for the payment of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus).