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Regulation of Ad-hoc / Non- PLB Bonus: Various points and Clarification by Finance Ministry

Regulation of Ad-hoc / Non- PLB Bonus: Various points and Clarification by Finance Ministry

[Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.7/4/2014/E III (A) dated 19.09.2017 Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.]


Point Clarification
1__ Whether the employees in the following categories are eligible for the benefit
of ad-hoc bonus for an accounting year
Subject to completion of minimum six 1 months continuous service and being in
service as on 31st March, 2017..
(a) Employees appointed on purely temporary ad-hoc basis. (a) Yes, if there is no break in service.
(b) Employees who resigned, retired From service or expired before 31st March, 2017. (b) As a special case only those persons who superannuated or retired on
invalidation on medical grounds or died before 31st March, 2017 but after
completing at least six months regular service during the year will be eligible
for the ad-hoc bonus on pro rata basis in terms of nearest number of months of
(c) Employees on deputation/foreign service terms to state governments,
U.T.Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, etc., on 31st March, 2017.
(c) Such employees are not eligible for the ad-hoc bonus to be paid by the lending
departments. In such cases the liability to pay ad-hoc bonus lies with the
borrowing organization depending upon the ad-hoc bonus/PLB/ex-gratia/incentive
payment scheme, if any, in force in the borrowing organization.
(d) Employees who reverted during accounting year from deputation on foreign service
with the organizations indicated in ‘C’ above.
(d) The total amount of bonus/ex-gratia received for the accounting year from
foreign employer and the ad-hoc bonus, if any, due from a central government
office for the period after reversion will be restricted to the amount due under
ad-hoc bonus as per these orders.
(e) Employees from state Government/U.T. Admn./Public Sector Undertakings on reverse
deputation with the Central Government.
(e) Yes, they are eligible for ad-hoc bonus to be paid by the borrowing departments
in terms of these orders provided no additional incentive as part of terms of
deputation, other than Deputation Allowance, is paid and the lending authorities
have no objection.
(f) Superannuated employees who were re-employed. (f) Re-employment being fresh Employment eligibility period is to be worked out
separately for re-employment period; the total amount admissible, if any, for
prior to superannuation and that for re-employment period being restricted to
the maximum admissible under ad-hoc bonus under these orders.
(g) Employees on half-Pay leave/E.O.L./Leave not due/study leave at any time during
the accounting year.
(g) Except in the case of leave without pay the period of leave of other kinds will
be included for the purpose of working out eligibility period. The period of
E.O.L./dies non will be excluded from eligibility period but will not count as
break in service for the purpose of ad-hoc bonus.
(h) Contract employees. (h) Yes, if the employees are eligible for benefits like dearness allowance and
interim relief. Categories not eligible for these benefits would be considered
at par with casual labour in terms of ad-hoc bonus orders.
(i) Employees under suspension at any time during the accounting year. (i) Subsistence allowance given to an employee under suspension for a period in the
accounting year cannot be treated as emoluments. Such an employee becomes
eligible for the benefit of ad-hoc bonus if and when reinstated with benefit of
emoluments for the period of suspension, and in other cases such period will be
excluded for the purpose of eligibility as in the case of employees on leave
without pay.
(j) Employees transferred from one Ministry./Department/Office covered by the
Government of India or a Union Territory Government covered by ad-hoc bonus
orders and vice versa.
(j) Employees who are transferred from any of the ad-hoc bonus orders to another
within Ministry/Department/Office covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to another such
office without break in service will be eligible on the basis of combined period
of service in the different organizations. Those who are nominated on the basis
of a limited departmental or open competitive exam from one organization to a
different organization will also be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus. The payment
will be made only by the organization where he was employed as on 31st March 17
and no adjustments with the previous employer will be necessary.
(k) Employees who are transferred from a Government Department/Organization covered
by ad-hoc bonus orders to a Government Department/Organisation covered by
productivity – Linked Bonus scheme or vice versa.
(k) They may be paid what would have been paid on the basis of emoluments in ad-hoc
bonus covered department for the entire year less the amount due as
productivity-linked bonus. The amount so calculated may be paid by Department
where he was working on 31st March, 2017 and/or at the time of payment.
(l) Part-time employees engaged on nominal fixed payment (I) Not eligible.
2 Whether ad-hoc bonus is payable to casual labour for an accounting year in the
following cases:-
(a) Those who have put in specified number of days of work in different offices
during each of the three years ending with the said accounting year.
(a) The eligibility is to be worked out for three years from the said accounting
year backwards. The period of 240 days of work in each of these years may be
arrived at by combining the number of days worked in more than one offices of
the government of India, for which bonus. ex-gratia or incentive payment has not
been earned and received.
(b) Casual labour who were not in work on 31st March, 2017. (b) The condition of being in employment on 31st March, 2017 as laid down in these
orders is applicable to regular Government Employees and not to casual labour.
(c) Those who have put in at least specified number of days of work in each of two
years preceding the accounting year but are short of this limit due to
regularization in employment in the said accounting year.
(c) If a casual labour, who has been regularized in the accounting year does not
fulfill the minimum continuous service of six months as on 31st March, 2017 and
therefore, cannot be granted benefit as a regular employee, he may be allowed
the benefit as for a casual labour provided the period of regular service in the
said year if added to the period of work as casual labour works out to at least
specified number of days in that accounting year.

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  • Anonymous 7 years ago

    Is Central Government Autonomous bodies/Institutes employees are eligible for ad-hoc bonus?. If any person knows please give clarification with DOPT/Finance ministry order