Friday, September 11, 2009

Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2008-2009 - Dept.issued order.

No. 26-14/2009-PAP dated the, 11th September,2009


Sub: - Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2008-2009



I am directed to convey the sanction of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2008-2009 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group 'D', Group 'C', and non-gazetted Group 'B'. Ex-Gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Adhoc payment of Bonus to Casual laborers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowances/wages/respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.



1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.



2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:


2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-


Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus


30.4 (Average no. of days in a month



2.2 The term "Emoluments" for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances), S.B.Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs.3500 (Rs.Three Thousand five hundred only) in any month during the accounting year 2008-09, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/-. (Rs.Three Thousand five hundred only) per month only.


2.3 "Average Emoluments" for regular employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve the total salary drawn during the year 2008-09 for the period from 1.4.2008 to 31.3.2009, by restricting each month's salary to Rs.3500/-(Rs.Three Thousand five hundred only) per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies- Non in a given month, proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.3500/- (Rs.Three Thousand five hundred only).


2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.1) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.ii) dated 8.2.88 will apply.


2.5 Those employees who have resigned, retired or left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2008 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.


3. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)


3.1 In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty throughout the year during 2008-2009, average monthly Time related continuity allowances will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2008 to 31.3.2009 divided by 12. However, where the T9ime related continuity allowance exceeds Rs.2500/- (Rs. Two thousand five hundred only) in any month during this period the allowance will be restricted to Rs.2500/- (Rs. Two thousand five hundred only) per month. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus may be calculated by applying the Bonus formula as mentioned in below:


Average TRCA X Number of days of Bonus

30.4 (Average no. of days in a month

3.2 The allowance drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards Bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent Gramin Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short tem vacancies in Postmen/Group 'D' cadre, the carificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.


3.3 If a Gramin Dak Sevak has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia Bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1.


3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2008 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.


3.5 In case those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.


4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS (INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)


4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers) who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2009 will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/-(Rs.Twelve hundred only)


The maximum ad-hoc Bonus will be calculated as below:


(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of Bonus)


30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly the rate of Bonus per day will work out as indicated below:


Maximum ad-hoc Bonus for the year


365

The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual laborers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2008 to 31.3.2009. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs.1200/- during the period 1.4.2008 to 31.3.2009, the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc Bonus due in such cases.


5. The amount of Bonus/ex-gratia payment/Ad-hoc Bonus payable under this order will be rounded to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head 'Salaries' under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2009-10.


6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of Bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.


7. This issue with the concurrence of Integrated finance wing vide their diary No.192/FA/09/CS dated 10-09-2009.


8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.



(sd) K. Rameswara Rao


Assistant Director General (Estt.)






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Productivity Linked Bonus

The Department of Posts vide its letter No. 26-14/2009-PAP dated 11.9.09 issued orders 60 days bonus to all the Group C, Group D and Non Gazetted Group B employees. The bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula.

Average emoluments X No. of days of bonus
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30.4 (Average no. of days)

The emoluments is restricted to Rs.3,500/-.

For GDS Employees

Average TRCA X No. of days of bonus
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30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)

The TRCA is restricted to Rs.2500/-.