Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Guidelines of Drop box for depositing cheque in post offices

Guidelines of Drop box for depositing cheque in post offices

No. 112-08/2018-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(FS Division)

Dak Bhawan New Delhi-110001
Dated: 07.12.2020

To,
All Head of Circles

Sub: Introduction of the system of “Drop box” for depositing cheques in post offices. -reg.

Respected Sir/Madam.

Kindly refer to this Division’s D.O.No. 112-08/2018-SB dated 13.09.2018 regarding Drop Box system in post offices for cheque deposit.

In this regard, the undersigned is directed to request you to start the “Drop Box” system for cheque deposit in post offices chosen for the purpose by the circle.

 

Following guidelines may be followed for smooth operation of “Drop Box” facility :

1. Drop Box facility should be provided in the Public Hall for easy access to public.
2. The following instruction for dropping cheques should be placed besides the drop box.

  • A. Please drop the cheque with filled pay-in slip (SB-103) duly filled in all respects.
  • B. Please correct Account Number, also write cheque number, bank name in the pay-in-slip.
  • C. Please write contact number on the back side of pay-in-slip and cheque.
  • D. For Cheque amounting 50000 or more, PAN card no. should be mentioned in pay-in-slip.
  • E. For Cheque of PPF/SSA scheme please check your prescribed limit for financial year.
  • F. For cheque of PPF/SSA account for matured account should be extended first for depositing cheque.
  • G. Post dated and outdated cheque should not be dropped in the drop box.
  • H. Non-CTS cheques should not be dropped in the drop box.
  • I. Cheque for opening of New Accounts should not be dropped in drop box.

3. Drop Box opening timings may be fixed with reference to cheque clearance hours in the circle/Post Office.

4. Concerned PA should collect the cheques from the drop box twice in a day at fixed timing, make a list of the cheques & then handover respective counters for depositing/making entries.

5. Proper Supervision to be made by the concerned supervisor on this to avoid any discrepancy or irregularity.

6. In case of any discrepancy noticed, depositor should be intimated through phone/ letter for completion of requsite details.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).

Yours Faithfully

(Devendra sharma)
Assistant Director (SB-II)

Drop box for depositing cheque in post offices
Drop box for depositing cheque in post offices

Pension Adalat 2020 - CPAO organised facilities for all central civil pensioners to interact in video conferencing

Pension Adalat 2020 - CPAO organised facilities for all central civil pensioners to interact in video conferencing

Pension Adalat 2020

Central Pension Accounting office (CPAO)
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama place-110066

All Central Civil Pensioners are informed that the Central pension Accounting office is going to organize a Pension Adalat, which will be held on 28th Dec, 2020 through video conferencing facility.

 

Therefore, all Central Civil Pensioners/ Family Pensioners (except Railway, Defence, Post and Telegraph) may visit to register their grievance on CPAO website https://cpao.nic.in or send their grievance filled in the prescribed format through e-mail to Sr. Accounts Officers, Grievance Cell at cccpao@nic.in or via post to this office by 18th Dec, 2020. The prescribed format is available at CPAO website. To participate in Pension Adalat, a link will be sent one day before the Pension Adalat on your registered mobile number or e-mail. The resolution of grievance registered through this link will be done through video conferencing facility in the Pension Adalat to be organized on 28th Dec, 2020. Kindly mention your PPO Number, Account Number, Contact Address and telephone Number along with your grievance. If the grievance is being sent by post, the “Pension Adalat-2020” may be superscribed on top of envelope.

CPAO – Holding of Pension Adalats in the month of December, 2020

Dated:
New Delhi

Chief Controller (Pensions)

Source: CPAO

Retired employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti NVS for coverage under Old Pension Scheme OPS - Pensionary Benefit under CCS Pension Rules 1972

Retired employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti NVS for coverage under Old Pension Scheme OPS - Pensionary Benefit under CCS Pension Rules 1972

Retired employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
Ministry of Education, Govt. of India
(Deptt. of School Education & Literacy)
B-15, Institutional Area Sector 62, NOIDA, Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)- 201309


F.No.24-01/2013(GA)/212

Dated: 09.12.2020

NOTIFICATION

This office is in receipt of representations from various serving and retired employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti for coverage under Old Pension Scheme i.e. Pensionary Benefit under CCS (Pension) Rules -1972.

Dealing with each individual representation on this subject is not feasible. Therefore, for information of all the concerned it is intimated that the issue regarding grant of benefits of CCS (Pension) Rules – 1972 to the Samiti’s employee has been considered and examined on a number of occasions by the Government but this benefit is not extended so far due to various reasons.

 

In place of CCS (Pension) Rules – 1972, a proposal for grant of Annuity Based Pension to the serving employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti who joined Samiti before 01.01.2004 is under consideration. Further, New Pension Scheme has already been made applicable to the employees who joined Samiti on or after 01.04.2009 and option was also provided to the employees who joined upto 31.03.2009 for opting NPS or to continue with existing CPF scheme.

With this the representations and notices of all the serving as well as retired employees stand disposed off.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Raghuvendra Kumar)
Assistant Commissioner (Admn.)

1. Deputy Commissioner, All ROs/NLIs
2. The Principals, All JNVs through concerned ROs
3. AC (IT) – with a request to arrange to upload the same on the website of NVS.

Retired employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
Retired employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Source: NVS

DoP - Retired private employee is now eligible to open SCSS account after 55 years of age

Retired private employee is now eligible to open SCSS account after 55 years of age

Retired private employee is now eligible to open SCSS account after 55 years of age - DoP orders
SCSS account

File No. FS-10/17/ 2020-FS
Govt. of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(F.S. Division)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110001
Dated: 07.12.2020

To
All Heads of Circle

Subject: Eligibility for opening of Senior Citizen Savings Scheme Accounts – Reg.

Sir / Madam,

A POSB customer, formerly employed with M/s. Abbott Healthcare, Tanjore has sought for clarification through email whether he being a retired from a private company and 58 years of age is eligible to open SCSS account.

Detailed procedure related to opening of SCSS accounts have been laid down in Senior Citizen Savings Scheme notified vide G.S.R. 916(E) dated 12.12.2019. More specifically, Rule 3 (ii) of Senior Citizen Savings Scheme 2019 specifies, “an individual who has attained the age of fifty-five years or more but less than sixty years, and who has retired on superannuation or otherwise on the date of opening of an account under this Scheme is eligible to open the account, subject to the condition that the account is opened by such individual within one month of the date of receipt of the retirement benefits and proof of date of disbursal of such retirement benefit(s) along with a certificate from the employer indicating the details of retirement on superannuation or otherwise, retirement benefits, employment held and period of such employment with the employer, is attached with the application form”.

Central Government pensioners need not visit office of Pension department or pension disbursing agency for submission of Life Certificate

The rule doesn’t specify category of employer. Any customer fulfilling the conditions laid out in the Scheme is allowed to open SCSS account in the post office of his choice. This may be circulated to all the post offices.

This issues with the approval of DDG (FS).

(T C VIJAYAN)
Asst. Director (SB-I)

Source: DoP

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2021 - BSNL Holidays 2021

Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2021 - BSNL Holidays 2021

BSNL Holidays 2021

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

File No. BSNLCO-A/ 14(14)/2/2020-ESTAB

Dated: 01.12.2020

To,
Heads of Telecom Circles/
All Heads of metro Districts/
All Heads of Administrative Unit, BSNL.

Subject: Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2021- reg.

In accordance with Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt. of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 12/9/2020-JCA-2 dated 10th June 2020, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that the holidays as specified in the Annexure I to this O.M. will be observed in all the BSNL Offices located at Delhi / New Delhi during the year 2021. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/ herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure II.

BSNL Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

  1. REPUBLIC DAY
  2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
  4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
  5. CHRISTMAS DAY
  6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
  7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
  8. GOOD FRIDAY
  9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
  10. IDUL FITR
  11. IDU’L ZUHA
  12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
  13. MUHARRAM
  14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1 In addition to the above 14 Comnpulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Circle Heads of Territorial Circles in consultation with the Circle Staff Welfare Board and the representative Union and keeping in view the recommendation of the Central Government Employees Coordination Committee in the State Capitals. The final list applicable uniformly to all BSNL offices within the territorial jurisdiction of the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and a copy endorsed to the Corporate Office within a period of 4 weeks of issue of this letter and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMII
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
  8. RATH YATRA
  9. ONAM
  10. PONGAL
  11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU / VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI/ CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA /1ST NAVRATRA/ NAORAZ/ CHHATH POOJA / KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays, initially declared, subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for BSNL Offices located in Delhi/ New Delhi. The Heads of Territorial Circle in consultation with the Circle Staff Welfare Board and the representative Union and keeping in view the recommendations of the Central Government Employees Co-ordination Committee in the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

 

5.1 For offices in Delhi New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after aScertaining the position trom the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Heads of Territorial Circles are authorized to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in Muharram respect of ldu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/ T.V. /A.l.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Territorial Circles may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2021, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, November 4, 2021 (kartika 13). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on- “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) compulsory for the holiday BSNL Offices for Diwali in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a for the offices of the State Government.

7. BSNL Offices which include industrial, commercial and would observe upto 16 trading establishments holidays in a Republic Day, year including three national holidays viz. Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as holidays. The compulsory of Circle remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by respective Heads themselves for the year 2021, subject to para 3.2 above.

Keshav Kumar)
Assistant General Manager (Estt.II)
Enc: Lists of Holidays.

BSNL Holidays 2021

Source: aibsnloa.org

 

 

 

 

 

Railway Employees under the Medical Insurance Scheme for obtaining treatment in private hospitals – IRMS

Railway Employees under the Medical Insurance Scheme for obtaining treatment in private hospitals - IRMS

Medical Insurance Scheme for Railway Employees

INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION
(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website http://irtsa.net)

M. Shanmugam,
Central President, IRTSA
# 4, Sixth Street, TVS Nagar, Padi,
Chennai – 600050.
Email- cpirtsa@yahoo.com
Mob:09443140817

Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary, IRTSA,
C.Hq. 32, Phase 6, Mohali,
Chandigarh-160055.
Email gsirtsa@ yahoo.com
(Ph: 0172-2228306, 9316131598)

No: IRTSA/CHQ/Memo .2020-13

Date: 27.11.2020

DIRECTOR GENERAL (HR)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Sub: PROPOSAL OF MEDICAL INSURANCE SCHEME FOR RAILWAY EMPLOYEES.

Ref: 1) Railway Board letter No.E(W)2020/Misc/ Dashboard- GIS, dated 27.10.2020
2) Railway Board order No.ERB-1I/2020/23/30, dated 20.10.2020.

1) Ministry of Railways constituted a committee to examine and tender their recommendations to bring all Railway Employees under the Medical Insurance Scheme for obtaining treatment in private hospitals. IRTSA submits the following for the kind consideration of Railway Board.

 

2) Indian Railways Medical Service (IRMS) is spread across the length and breadth of the country. IRMS is having 125 hospitals and 586 dispensaries, manned by 33,300 medical staff catering to approximately 66 lakh beneficiaries including 12.27 lakh serving employees. In the year 2018-19 Railway Hospitals treated 2.01 crore OPD patients, 5.08 lakh in-patients and performed 1.02 lakh major and specialty surgeries.

7th CPC Transport Allowance and DA granted for Indian Railway Medical Service (IRMS) officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme

3) Railway Hospitals performed pre-placement medical examination for 38,000 candidates and carried out periodical medical examination for 1.14 lakh employees. They also examined 12.51 lakh food and water samples.

4) Indian Railways total medical services expenses for the year 2018-19 including cost of medical staff is Rs. 6888.34 crore. That makes average medical expense per beneficiary as Rs.10,500.

5) No medical insurance company in India handles 66 lakh beneficiaries. Medical Insurance doesn’t cover OPD. Since Railway is catering 2.01 crore OPD patients in a year, it may not be possible to include huge OPD beneficiaries in private managed medical insurance.

6) In existing Railway medical system all medical services like OPD, diagnosing, medicines, Surgeries, in-patient care, major treatment/surgeries carried out in referral private/ CGHS hospitals and follow-up checking are part of employees’ welfare scheme offered to employees and their dependents. It is a part of service condition. For retired employees and their dependents who opted for RELHS on onetime payment, same medical services are extended.

7) In the Railway Medical system, no cost ceiling is fixed for entitlement of any required treatment. On the other hand, medical insurance cover is basically extended to in-patient treatments and for surgeries with a ceiling based on the premium paid.

8) For example, United India Insurance Company Limited offers Rs.10 lakh sum insured at premium rate per member Rs.12,386 in age group 41-45. If all 66 lakh Railway beneficiaries are covered under above premium Rs.8370.78 crore will be paid as total premium. Whereas total medical expense of Indian Railways for the year 2018-19 is Rs. 6888.34 crore which is for diverse services given in the Annexure.

9) In the same time there is a need for addition of more private empanelled hospitals in Indian Railways Medical Services with seamless cashless treatment, since large number of serving and retired health care beneficiaries live in the newly developed suburbs of various cities throughout India. It is pertinent to note that in case of emergency, beneficiaries first require to approach Railway Hospital, then they are referred to private hospitals and in many cases precious golden hours are lost in mere formalities endangering the life.

10) Beneficiaries living in faraway places from Railway Hospitals also find it difficult to get their regular treatments and minor treatments occasionally, since they are required to travel long distance to reach Railway Hospitals. These beneficiaries will be benefited if cashless treatment is extended to them in the hospitals available near their living place.

11) Hence it is requested that,

a. Existing Indian Railways Medical Service facilities may please be continued.

b. The proposal for Medical Insurance Scheme for Railway employees / Pensioners and their depended may please be made as additionally facility to the beneficiaries to get their regular treatments including OPD & IPD in empaneled private hospitals, premium thereof may please be borne by Railways.

Thanking You

Yours faithfully,
(Harchandan Singh),
General Secretary, IRTSA

Annexure

List of diverse services performed by Indian Railways Medical Service (IRMS)

1) Attending Railway accidents and similar incidents;
2) Emergency medical treatment for sick passengers;
3) Pre-employment medical examination for prospective employees;
4) Periodical medical examination for employees;
5) Medical boards and other medical certification for employees;
6) Safe water supply at Railway stations;
7) Safe food supply at Railway stations;
8) Running medical first-aid posts for IR factories under the Factories Act;
9) Certification of dead bodies;
10) Certification of perishable goods;
11) Curative healthcare; and
12) Preventive healthcare.

Expected DA - AICPIN for the month of October 2020 increased by 1.4 points

Expected DA - AICPIN for the month of October 2020 increased by 1.4 points

AICPIN for the month of Oct 2020

Expected DA 2020
Expected DA 2020

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

F.No. 5/1/2020-CP/I

CLEREMONT SHIMLA- 17 1004
DATED: 27th November, 2020

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – October 2020

AICPIN for the month of Oct 2020

The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centres and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month. The index for the month of October, 2020 is being released in this press release.

The All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for October, 2020 increased by 1.4 points and stood at 119.5 (one hundred nineteen and point five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.19 per cent between September and October, 2020 compared to (+) 0.93 per cent increase between corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing (+) 1.29 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Goat Meat, Mustard Oil, Sunflower Oil, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chillies Green, Gourd, Lady Finger, Onion, Peas, Potato, Electricity Domestic, Doctor’s Fee, Bus Fare, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Fish Fresh, Tomato, Apple, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

At centre level, Doom-Dooma Tinsukia, Patna and Ramgarh recorded the maximum increase of 4 points each. Among others, 3 points increase was observed in 9 centres, 2 points in 24 centres and 1 point in 33 centres. Rest of 19 centres’ indices remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 5.91 per cent for October, 2020 as compared to 5.62 per cent for the previous month and 7.62 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 8.21 per cent against 7.51 per cent of the previous month and 8.60 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for July and August, 2020

Sr. No.GroupsAugust, 2019Jul, 2020August, 2020
IFood Group330119.7123.0
IIPan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants391131.6132.5*
IIIFuel & Light282117 .6117 .4
IVHousing434113.5113.5*
vClothing, Bedding & Footwear226125.6126.4
VIMiscellaneous Group254116.8117 .0

General Index320118.1119.5

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2020 will be released on Thursday 31st December, 2020. The same will also be available on the office website labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Key Points:-

  1. All-India CPI for Industrial Workers (2016=100) for October, 2020 increased to 119.5 points compared to 118.1 points for September, 2020.
  2. In percentage terms, it rose by 1.19% w.r.t. previous month mainly due to Food group items having a share of 39.17% in the total weight which recorded a rise of 76% between these two months. During the period, increase in prices of food items viz. Arhar Dal, Poultry Chicken, Goat Meat, Egg, Mustard Oil, Onion, Potato, Brinjal, Peas, Doctor’s Fee, Bus Fare, etc., had greater impact.
  3. Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 5.91 per cent for October, 2020 compared to 5.62 per cent for September, 2020 and 7.62 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 8.21 per cent against 7.51 per cent of the previous month and 8.60 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021

Highlights of the Freezing IDA order:

  1. IDA will be freezed till 30th June 2021.
  2. IDA rate from 01.07.2020 to be continued till 30.06.2021.
  3. From 1st July 2021, the effective IDA rate will consider the 3 missed IDA rate of 01.10.2020, 01.01.2021, 01.04.2021.
  4. No arrears will be paid for these 3 missed quarters (01.10.2020, 01.01.2021, 01.04.2021).

Industrial Dearness Allowances to be revised quarterly for Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) or PSUs has been freezed by Department of Public Enterprises under the ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision till 30th June 2021
Freezing of DA rates – CPSEs IDA pay scales revision till 30th June 2021

Freezing of IDA, Dearness Allowances for CPSE employees till 30th June 2021:

Freezing of Dearness Allowances to employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) drawing pay as per 2017, 2007, 1997, 1992 and 1987 IDA pay revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021 order has been issued on 19th Nov’ 20.

The order copy can be downloaded here:Freezing-DA-rates-for-IDA-pay-scales-up-to-30.06.2021DOWNLOAD

The ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises has already freezed DA /DR for Central Government employees on 23.03.2020. Now, Government of India has issued IDA freezing order for CPSE employees too.

Government of India had released average AICPIN for the quarter Jun’20, Jul’20, Aug’20. With these average AICPIN numbers, the IDA for 3rd PRC should have been increased by 2.52 % from October 2020 for 2017 (3rd PRC) pay scales. Similarly, the IDA from October 2020 for 2nd PRC should have been increased by 5.55 % for 2007 (2nd PRC) pay scales. But, now these increments have been frezzed till 30th June 2021.

No DA/DR to Central Government employees till July 2021

IDA rate calculation for 2nd PRC and 3rd PRC from 1st October 2020

From 01.10.2020, IDA will increase to 20.9 %, increased by 2.52 % for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scale employees. For 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scale, IDA will increase to 165.4 % increased by 5.55 % after declaration of August AICPIN on 30.09.20.

Since, the DA increments have been freezed, so the DA from 1st OCT’20 number will be added while calculating DA from 1st July 2021.

The AICPI – IW (All-India Consumer Price Index – Industrial Workers) is released by Labour Bureau, under Ministry of Labour and Employment, on the last working day of every month for previous month. And based on the consecutive 3 months, means 1 quarter, calculation of average is done to finalize the IDA rate, which may be more or less than the previous quarter IDA rate.

  1. IDA for 3rd PRC from 1st October 2020 will be 20.9 %, increased by 2.52 % for 2017 pay scale.
  2. IDA for 2nd PRC from 1st October 2020 will be 165.4 %, increased by 5.55 % for 2007 pay scale.
  3. IDA from from 1st October 2020 is yet to be declared for 1997 pay scale.
  4. IDA from from 1st October 2020 is yet to be declared for for 1987 & 1992 pay scale (based on the pay-band).


AICPIN -IW of last 3 months

  1. 22.10.2020 – Sep AICPIN – 340  (118 x 2.88 = 340)
  2. 30.09.2020 – Aug AICPI – 338
  3. 31.08.2020 – Jul AICPI – 336

Based on the AICPI-IW data, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) under Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises calculates the new IDA rate and releases the press note indicating the change in IDA rate.

Similarly, after the release of aicpin-iw data of September 2020, October 2020 and November 2020 by the Ministry of labour and employment, the IDA from 1st January 2021 for PSU, CPSE and Govt. employees will be decided for 3rd PRC, 2nd PRC etc.

Past change of IDA for CPSE employees for 2017 (3rd PRC), 2007 (2nd PRC), 1997, 1987 & 1992 with DPE letter:

The current data of IDA since 01.01.2018 for all the pay scale as well as the historical data of all the CPSE pay scales implemented from year 2017, 2007, 1997 and 1987 & 1982 are compiled here.

This will give you the reference to compare all the data among the different pay scales in different times, how much differences are among the pay scales and in same pay scale, what is the timeline of IDA change.

Here the IDA change has been written for a quarter for all the pay scales. These letters are issued by the DPE under MHIPE. The official letters issued by them has been attached here in the link. Click on the ‘IDA % number’ link to fetch the official letter from the DPE website.

PeriodIDA for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scaleIDA for 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scaleIDA for 1997 pay scaleIDA for 1987 & 1992 pay scale
01.10.2020 to 31.12.202020.9 %, But will be paid 18.4%165.4 %, But will be paid 159.9%Same as DA from 01.07.20Same as DA from 01.07.20
01.07.2020 to 30.09.202018.4 %159.9 %338.8%291-582%
01.04.2020 to 30.06.202018.7%160.7%340.2%292-584%
01.01.2020 to 31.03.202017.2 %157.3 %334.3 %287-575%
01.10.2019 to 31.12.201914.8 %152%325.5%280-561%
01.07.2019 to 30.09.201912.4 %146.7%316.6%273-547%
01.04.2019 to 30.06.201910 %141.4%307.5%266-533%
01.01.2019 to 31.03.20198.8 %138.3%303.1%263-526%
01.10.2018 to 31.12.20187.3 %135.6%297.8%259-518%
01.07.2018 to 30.09.20183.8 %128%284.8%249-498%
01.04.2018 to 30.06.20183.5 %127.2%283.5%248-496%
01.01.2018 to 31.03.20183.4 %126.9%283.1%247-495%
History of Dearness allowance DA (IDA) hike for central public sector enterprises of 3rd PRC(2017 ), 2nd PRC (2007), 1st PRC (1997) and 1987 & 1992

How to calculate IDA rate for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scale? Example:

  • Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter Mar 2020 to May 2020:
  • Aug 2020 = 338
  • Jul 2020 = 336
  • Jun 2020 = 332
  • Average of the quarter = 335.33
  • Link point = 277.33 (as on 01.01.2017)
  • Increase over Link point = 58 = [335.33- 277.33]
  • DA rate effective from 01.10.2020 = 20.91 = [(58/ 277.33) x 100]

How to calculate IDA rate for 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scale? Example:

  • Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter Mar 2020 to May 2020:
  • Aug 2020 = 338
  • Jul 2020 = 336
  • Jun 2020 = 332
  • Average of the quarter = 335.33
  • Link point = 126.33 (as on 01.01.2007)
  • Increase over Link point = 209 = [335.33- 126.33]
  • DA rate effective from 01.10.2020 = 165.44 = [(209/ 126.33) x 100]

 

Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity in the selection process - 100 points scale in merit

Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity in the selection process - 100 points scale in merit

Central Government Employees News Latest Update

Compassionate appointment

Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency in selection process
Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency in selection process

F.No.A.12012/8/ 2020- Ad.III.B
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Gr. Floor, Hudco Vishal Building,
Bhikaji Cama Place, RK Puram, New Delhi-66,
Dated: 18.11.2020

To

(i) DGHRD, (HRM-II) ,
Customs & Central Excise, 507,
Deep Shikha, Rajendra Place,
New Delhi- 110 008

(ii) The All Cadre Controlling Authorities
Under Central Board of Indirect Tax & Customs

Subject: Clarification for selecting of applicants who secured equal weightage points on the 100 points scale in merit – reg.

Sir/ Madam,

Please refer to Board’s letter F.No.A.12012 / 52/ 2018-Ad.III B dated 15th May, 2019 wherein a standard operating procedure based on a 100-point scale was circulated for compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity and to avoid litigation in the selection process.

2. It has been reported to the Board by one CCA that while applying 100 points scale parameters, as mentioned in SOP, some candidates have equal marks in merit and Cadre Controlling Authority is unable to decide the merit of such candidates in case of tie of marks secured by some candidates. The matter has been deliberated in the Board to resolve such situation.

Reservation / Reservation in Appointment on Compassionate Ground Group ‘C’ posts

3. After examination the issue in detail, it is felt that the tie breaking factor can be per dependant available income e. total of first three financial parameters prescribed in SoP (Pension-annualised, total terminal benefits and annual income of earning members and income from property) divided by total number of dependants (spouse, parents, unmarried daughters, minor children, unmarried major son below 25 years and dependant major sons who are physically/ mentally challenged). The lesser the per dependant available income, the higher the rank amongst the applicants whose scores had a tie.

4. In case of tie even after applying the factor of per dependant available income, then the left-over service of Government Servant can be conside This is suggested as it is felt that longer the left-over service of the deceased, the more is the impact on the family. Applicants related to Government servant with higher left-over service would be considered over the one with lesser left-over service. In case of tie even then, the next factor can be age of the applicant, with elder applicants given preference .

5. The tie breaking factor(s) in the order indicated above, should be used only to decide relative merit of the applicants scoring same points on 100- point scale and only if the applicants scoring same points cannot be accommodated against available All the above details are already included in the SOP and hence would be readily available with CCAs in case of a tie.

6. It is requested to offer your comments/ suggestions, if any, on the proposed formula to resolve the Tie cases not later than 26th Nov, 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Mohammad
 Ashit)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
011-26 162780

Copy to: The Director General System & Data Management, New Delhi

3rd MACP clarification – regarding Grant of 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme counting from the date of ad-hoc promotion

3rd MACP clarification - regarding Grant of 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme counting from the date of ad-hoc promotion

3rd MACP clarification

Railway 3rd MACP clarification counting from the date of ad-hoc promotion
3rd MACP clarification

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/ भारत सरकार
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/ रेल मंत्रालय
(Railway Board) रेलवे बोर्ड

No PC- V/2010/ACP/ ECOR/2/E/1

New Delhi, dated 27-08-2020

The General Manager (P)
East Coast Railway
Bhubaneswar

Sub:- Clarification regarding Grant of 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme counting from the date of ad-hoc promotion.

Ref:- ECoR’s letter No.ECoR/ Pers/R/ Clarification/RB/1. dated 06.03.2020 & 08.06.2020.

MACP guidance as per recommendations of the 7th CPC

With reference to the above, it is stated that Para 9 of Annexure to Board’s letter dated 10.06.2009 (RBE No. 101/2009) explicitly mentions that … “Regular service for the purpose of the MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct recruitment basis or on absorption re-employment basis. Service rendered on ad-hoc contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning… “. As such. ad-hoc service is not to be counted for the purpose of MACPS and, therefore. the concerned employee is entitled for 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS wef 11.10.2012 subject to fulfillment of other terms and condition as contained in Board’: letter dated 10-06-09 (RBE No. 101/2009).

MACP – Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion

(Sudha A. Kujur)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

Source: ECoR

 

Payment of 7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home for entire calendar month(s) in view of COVID-19 Pandemic

Payment of 7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home for entire calendar month(s) in view of COVID-19 Pandemic

Transport Allowance to Railway Employees

if a Government servant is absent form Headquarters/ place of posting for a full calendar month, he will not be entitled to any Transport Allowance during that calendar month….

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/2017/ A/TA/1

New Delhi, dated: 16.11.2020

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways and PUs.
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home for entire calendar month(s) in view of COVID-19 Pandemic.

References have been received in Board’s office secking clarification from Railways on the above mentioned subject. The matter has been considered in Board’s office and it has been decided that Transport Allowance is not admissible to such employees in terms of clarification No. 1 of Annexure-II issued vide Board’s letter dated 24-11-2003 (RBE No. 203/2003). This provision stipulates as under:

” if a Government servant is absent form Headquarters/ place of posting for a full calendar month, he will not be entitled to any Transport Allowance during that calendar month….”

Transport allowance in respect of such employees may be regulated accordingly..

7TH PAY COMMISSION TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE

2. It has also been decided that the above will be reviewed in the light of Department of Expenditure clarification as and when received from them.

(Sudha A Kujur)
Dy Director/ Pay Commission
Railway Board.

Transport Allowance to Railway Employees Covid-19
Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – Covid-19

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2019-2020

60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2019-2020

Bonus for EPFO Employees 2020

EPFO

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-1 10066

No. WSU/25(1)/2018-19/ PLB

Date: 22.10.2020

All Addl. CPFC (Zones),
RPFC-I (ASD), Head Office &
Director (PDNASS) and
All Regional P.F. Commissioners-Incharge of
Regional Offices.

Sub: Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2019-2020.

Bonus for Central Government Employees -Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) for the year 2019-2020 – FinMin Order

Sir/ Madam,

The Central Government has conveyed its approval to the existing Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme for the year 2019-2020 for the employees of EPFO vide letter No A- 26022/1/94 -SS-1 (Pt) dated 22nd October, 2020.

2. Accordingly, the competent authority is pleased to convey the approval for payment of the Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2019-2020 for 60 (Sixty) days in all the offices of EPFO. The bonus of 60 days has been assessed on the basis of data/ information submitted by the Zonal Offices in compliance to Head Office letter dated 07.10.2020. The payment of bonus is to be released to all Group ‘C’ and Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) employees of EPFO.

Postal Employees Bonus 2020

3. The quantum of bonus may be assessed as per the following formula:-

(AVERAGE EMOLUMENTS) X (NUMBER OF DAYS OF BONUS)
30.4*

(* Average number of days in a month)

4. The expenditure incurred for payment of bonus may be debited from the budget head “Productivity Linked Bonus.” It may be ensured that Bonus is disbursed as per eligibility.

5. This has approval of Central P.F. Commissioner.

Railway Employees Bonus 2020

Yours faithfully,

(Rajiv Bisht)
ACC (WSU) /Link

Bonus for EPFO Employees 2020

 

Defence Bonus 2020 – Payment of PLB to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments 2019-2020

Defence Bonus 2020 – Payment of PLB to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments 2019-2020

Defence Bonus 2020

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2019-20

Defence Bonus 2020

No.10(1)/2020-D(Est LING)
Government of India,
Ministry of Defence,
(Deptt, Of Defence Production)
New Delhi

Dated: the 23rd Oct, 2020

To
The Chairman.
Ordnance Factory Board,
10A, S. K. Bose Road.
Kolkata- 700 001.

The Controller General of Defence Accounts.
New Delhi.
The Director general of Quality Assurance,
New Delhi.
The Director General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance,
New Delhi.

Subject: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2019-2020.

Madam / Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.48(4)/98/D(B&C) dated 27th July, 2000 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2019-20 equivalent to 37 days wages to the eligible employees in Defence Production Establishments as mentioned therein with an overall ceiling of wages of Rs.7000/- per month. PLB is to be calculated taking average number of days per month as 30.4 days.

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus to Central Government Employees

02. The casual labour who has worked for at least 240 days, in each year, for 03 years or more, will be eligible for this PLB payment. The amount will be paid on a notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/-. In case where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- per month, the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments, All payments under these orders will he rounded oft’ to the nearest rupee.

3. The above sanction is subject to the following condition:-

 

(a) OFB will submit a monthly status report on the progress achieved to review the formula for calculation of PLB which otherwise would have been reviewed after three years from implementation i.e, from the accounting year 1999-2000.

(b) GMs each of the respective factories should submit the Certificate regarding standard man-hours for jobs whenever there is a change in production processes or when new labour saving machines are introduced, incorporating the following details:

  • Standard Man Hours before the installation of CNC Machines.
  • Standard Man Hours after the installation of CNC Machines,
  • Difference between the above two leading to savings in Standard Man Hours.

In the event of more than one CNC’ Machine being installed on two different occasions, each t me figures are to be updated for additional subsequent addition of CNC Machine.

(c) The financial implications on this account would be met from your existing sanctioned Budget of FY 2020-21 without any additionality from the Government.

4. It is also advised that formula for working out PLB may be revisited/re-examined for future years. However since PLB for the current year has been computed as per the approved formula. the proposal of OFB for Payment of 37 days PLB for 2019-20 to the 75016 eligible employee of OFB, DGQA, DGQAQA and DAD working in OFB is sanctioned.

Grant of Railway Bonus 2020
Postal Employees Bonus 2020
Bonus for EPFO Employees 2020

5. The expenditure will be debited to Major head 2079 of the Defence Service Estimates (Ordnance Factories) from the existing budget provisions for the F.Y. 2020-21 and to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of employees of allied establishments are debited.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance vide ID No.7-39/2007-E-III(A), dated 21.10.2020/eFTS 1506055/2020 and MoD (Finance Division) vide N-23 dated 23.10.2020 in MoD File No. 10(1)/2020-D(Estt/NG).

 

(ManishaBhatnagar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

 

Postal Employees Bonus 2020 - Productivity Linked Bonus for postal employees for the accounting year 2019-2020

Postal Employees Bonus 2020 - Productivity Linked Bonus for postal employees for the accounting year 2019-2020

Postal Employees Bonus 2020

File No. PP-26/1/ 2020-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
P.A.P. Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated: 22.10.2020

To
All Chief Postmasters General
All Postmasters General
Sr. Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of Posts
All General Managers (Finance)
All Directors/ Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postat)
Director. RAKNPA/ Directors of All PTCs

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2019-20.

Sir/ Madam,
The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2019-20 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in MTS, / 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 Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual laborers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/ wages respectively for 60 (Sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under eachcategory will be done as indicated below:-

2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1 Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated on the basis of thefollowing formula:

Average emoluments X Number of davs of bonue
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

 

2.2 The terms “emoluments” for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay matrix, Dearness Pay, S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance, to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month during the accounting year 2019-20, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/-(Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

2.3 “Average Emoluments” for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2019-20 for the period from 1.4.2019 to 31.03.2020, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.7000/- 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.7000/-

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 Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this officer order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-4/87-PAP(Pt II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

Also check: Bonus for Central Government Employees -Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) for the year 2019-2020 – FinMin Order

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left services orproceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who haveproceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 31.03.2020 will also be entitled to bonus. In case ofall such employees, the ProductivityLinked Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDSs)

3.1 In respect of GDSs who were on duty throughout the year during 2019-20, Average Monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will becalculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance(TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for theperiod from 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2020 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 7000/- in any month during thisperiod, the allowance will be restricted to Rs.7000/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned 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 ex-gratia bonus calculation for either the substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postmen / MTS Cadre will be governed by instructions issued by this Directorate vide O.M. No. 23-01/2019- GDS dated 23.10.2019.

3.3 If a GDS 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 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned/ discharged or leftservice after 31.03.2020 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratiaBonus. 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 of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or onwhom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, theclarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this ofEce orderNo 26-08/80-PAP (Pt-I)dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-04/87-PAP(P.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS INCLUDING TEMPORATY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS.

4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers including Temporary Status Casual Laborers 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 31.03.2020 will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees 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 be worked out as indicated below:

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year
365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the numler of daysfor which the services of such casual laborers had been utilized during theperiod from 1.4.2019 to 31.03.2020. In cases where the actual wages in anymonth fall below Rs.1200/- during the period 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2020, theactual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at theactual ad’hoc bonus due in such cases.

  1. The amount of Productivity Linked Bonus/ ex-gratia payment/ Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off 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 2020-21.
  2. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures are 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 employees (Category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.
  3. This has the approval of Hon’ble Finance Minister vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s ID Note No. 11/ 1/2017-E.III(A)(1520078/2020 dated 21.10.2020 and issue with the concurrence of AS & FA vide Diary No. FA/2020-CS/50 dated 22.10.2020
  4. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged

Also check: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2019-2020

Yours faithfully,
D.K.Tripathi
Assistant Director General Estt.

Postal Employees Bonus 2020
Postal Employees Bonus 2020

 

Important FAQ regarding Bonus for Central Government Employees and regulation of Ad-hoc/Non-PLB Bonus – FinMin Order

Important FAQ regarding Bonus for Central Government Employees and regulation of Ad-hoc/Non-PLB Bonus – FinMin Order

 

Central Government Employees Bonus 2020

FAQ-Ad-hoc-Non-PLB-Bonus-FinMin-Central-Government-Employees

30 days bonus for Central Government Employees -Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) for the year 2019-2020 – FinMin Order

FAQ regarding regulation of Ad-hoc/ Non-PLB Bonus

  1. Employees appointed on purely temporary ad-hoc basis?
    Yes, if there is no break in service
  2. Employees who resigned, retired from service or expired before 31st March, 2020?
    As a special case only those persons who superannuated or retired on invalidation on medical grounds or died before 31st March, 2020 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 service.
  3. Employees on deputation/ foreign service terms to state governments, U.T. Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, etc., on 31st March, 2020?
    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.
  4. Employees who reverted during accounting year from deputation on foreign service with the organizations indicated in ‘C’ above?
    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.
  5. Employees from state Government/U.T. Admn./ Public Sector Undertakings on reverse deputation with the Central Government?
    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.
  6. Superannuated employees who were re-employed?
    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.
  7. Employees on half-Pay leave/ E.O.L./ Leave not due/study leave at any time during the accounting year?
    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.
  8. Contract employees?
    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 labor in terms of ad-hoc bonus orders.
  9. Employees under suspension at any time during the accounting year?
    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.
  10. Employees transferred from one Ministry/ Department/ Office covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to another within the Government of India or a Union Territory Government covered by ad-hoc bonus orders and vice versa?
    Employees who are transferred from any of the 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, 2020 and no adjustments with the previous employer will be necessary.
  11. 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?
    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, 2020 and/or at the time of payment.
  12. Part-time employees engaged on nominal fixed payment?
    Not eligible.
  13. 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?
    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.
  14. Casual labour who were not in work on 31st March, 2020?
    The condition of being in employment on 31st March, 2020 as laid down in these orders is applicable to regular Government Employees and not to casual labour.
  15. 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?
    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, 2020 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.

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2019-2020

Source: DoE

 

Bonus 2020 for Central Government Employees - Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) for the year 2019-2020 - FinMin Order

Bonus 2020 for Central Government Employees - Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) for the year 2019-2020 - FinMin Order

Central Government Employees Bonus 2020

Central Government Employees Bonus 2020

No.7/24/2007/ E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)

North Block, New Delhi
21st October 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2019-20

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 2019-20 to the Central Government employees in Group ‘C’ 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:-

78 days Bonus for non-gazetted Railway employees – Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus 2019-20

  • Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2020 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2019-20 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);
  • 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 Non-PLB (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/-).
  • 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.
  • All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
  • Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc/Non-PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable 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.

Important FAQ regarding Bonus for Central Government Employees and regulation of Ad-hoc/Non-PLB Bonus – FinMin Order

(B.K.Manthan)
Deputy Secretary

Railway Bonus 2020 - 78 days Bonus for non-gazetted Railway employees - Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus 2019-2020

Railway Bonus 2020 - 78 days Bonus for non-gazetted Railway employees - Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus 2019-2020

Railway Bonus 2020

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Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2019-2020

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

RBE No.91/2020
New Delhi, dt.21.10.2020

No.E(P&A)II/2020/PLB-1

The General Managers/ CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2019-2020

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2019-20 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where, wages exceed Rs.7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if the ‘wages’ are Rs.7000/- p.m.

2. ‘Wages’ for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include ‘Basic pay’ as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2019-20. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para 1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2019-20 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of Rs.17,951/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2019-20. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of R-1/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2019-20 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

30 days bonus for Central Government Employees -Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) for the year 2019-2020 – FinMin Order

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(N.P.Singh)

Joint Director/ Estt.(P&A)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non-Productivity Linked Bonus for Central Government employees 2019-2020 - PIB News

 

PLB 2020

Bonus Central Government Employees
Productivity Linked Bonus

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non-Productivity Linked Bonus for 2019-2020

Posted On: 21 OCT 2020 3:24PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB)for the year 2019-2020 to 16.97 lakh non-gazetted employees of commercial establishments like Railways, Posts, Defence, EPFO, ESIC, etc. will be benefitted and the financial implication would be Rs.2,791 crore.

Non-PLB or ad-hoc Bonus is given to Non-Gazetted Central Government employees. 13.70 lakh employees would be benefited and Rs.946 crore will be the financial implication for the same.

A total of 30.67 lakh employees would be benefited by the Bonus announcement and total financial implication will be Rs 3,737 crore.

Payment of Bonus to non-gazetted employees for their performance in the preceding year is usually made before Durga Puja/ Dussehra season. The Government is announcing the Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and ad hoc bonus for its non-gazetted employees to be disbursed immediately.

Also check: FAQ on LTC Cash Voucher Scheme – LTC Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

20th October 2020 as Grant Bonus Day For Central Government Employees – CONFEDERATION

20th October 2020 as Grant Bonus Day For Central Government Employees – CONFEDERATION

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CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001

No. Confd./ Circular-2020

Dated : 17th October-2020

URGENT CIRCULAR

OBSERVE 20th OCTOBER 2020 TUESDAY AS “GRANT BONUS DAY.”

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS (OBSERVING COVID PROTOCOL) AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES.

Dear Comrades,

Bonus
This year’s Bonus to Central Government Employees is not yet declared by the Central Government. Normally, every year Bonus is declared before the second week of October. We suspect some hidden agenda behind the deliberate delay on the part of the Government. From 1978 onwards Central Government Employees are paid Bonus without any interruption. Bonus is a product of historic strike of Railway employees under the banner of Railway Federations and other Central Government Employees under the banner of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. Any attempt to deny Bonus under any pretext cannot be tolerated.

Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers calls upon the entirety of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks GDS to hold protest demonstrations all over India at all centres and also in front of all offices (observing Covid protocol) on 20th October 2020, Tuesday. Railway Federations have also given a similar call for protest demonstrations on 20.10.2020. Let us be ready for strike with short notice if circumstances demand.

Yours fraternally,
R.N. Parashar

Secretary General
Confederation of CGE &Workers

Source: confederationhq.blogspot.com

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