The Centre has approved bonuses ahead of Diwali for Group C and non-gazetted Group B rank officials, including paramilitary forces. The finance ministry has fixed the ceiling for computing non-productivity linked bonuses (ad-hoc bonuses) for central government employees at ₹7,000 for 2022-23.
The Department of Expenditure under the finance ministry said a non-productivity linked bonus (ad-hoc bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2022-23 has been granted 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.
However, there are certain conditions for the disbursement of this bonus. Only those employees who were in service as of 31.3.2023 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2022-23 will be eligible for it. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for a period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of the number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months)
The quantum of non-PLB will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate non-PLB 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. For example, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of ₹7,000 (where actual average emoluments exceed ₹7,000), non-PLB for thirty days would work out to ₹7,000×30/30.4- ₹6,907.89 (rounded off to ₹6,908).
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 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 payable will be (Rs 1,200 x 30/30.4 i.e.) Rs 1,184.21/- (rounded off to Rs1,184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated based on the actual monthly emoluments.