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National Anomaly Committee Agenda - Dopt's objection

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National Anomaly Committee Agenda - Dopt's objection

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NAC/2017

Dated: December 9, 2017

Members of the Standing Committee of NC/JCM(Staff Side)

Dear Comrades!

Sub: National Anomaly Committee

A reference has been received from the DoP&T (Government of India), wherein they have put an objection to our agenda we have submitted to the National Anomaly Committee.

To give them a proper reply, it would be in all appropriateness that, Standing Committee Members of the National Council(JCM) (Staff Side), available in Delhi, should meet on 14th December, 2017 at 13.00 hrs. in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Dlehi, to discuss and decided the strategy.

With Best Wishes,

Comradely yours,
sd/
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: Confederation

7th CPC Children Education Allowance to Defence Personnel

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7th CPC Children Education Allowance to Defence Personnel

CEA Scheme: It has two components, CEA and Hostel Subsidy. Both cannot be claimed concurrently.

(a) CEA: Rs 2250/- per month per child for two children only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th classes.

(i) Reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year).

(ii) Certificate from the head of institution where the ward of government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

(b) Hostel Subsidy: Rs 6750/- per month per child for two children only. Applicable when children are studying in a boarding school away from the place of posting of the father/mother.

(i) Certificate from the head of institution should suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex.

(ii) The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned at Para 2.3 (b) above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

Educational Concession to Children of Personnel Missing/ Disabled/ Killed in Action.
Note : The combined amount of Tuition Fees and Hostel Charges shall not exceed Rs 10,000/- Per month.

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 6(1)/2009/Edu. Concession/D (Res-II) dated 13 Sep 2017.

7th CPC Allowances for Defence Personnel

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7th CPC Allowances for Defence Personnel

Defence Forces pers are in receipt of a variety of Allces, some identical to those granted to civilians and others exclusive to the Defence Forces, taking into account the specific conditions of service.

Allces common to civilians and Defence Forces pers are Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Tpt Allowance, NPA, HRA, Spl Compensatory Allce etc. Allces specific to Armed Forces compensate either the difficulty of location (Fd Area, High Altitude etc), heightened risk profile (CI Ops, Flying, HAFA etc) or a specific personal situation of an individual (Tech Allce, Additional Post Allce, Composite Personal Maint Allce etc).

2.2. The yardstick applied for all allces has been the same i.e., revision has been implemented wef 01.07.2017. Major features are:-

(a) All slab based allces to increase by 25% for every 50% rise in DA.

(b) Rates of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy increased by 1.5 times. CEA has been increased from Rs 1500/- per month/child (max two) to Rs 2250/- per month/child (max two). Hostel Subsidy has been revised from Rs 4500/- per month to Rs 6750/- per month.

(c) Family Accn Allce for JCOs/OR abolished wef 01.07.2017.

(d) HRA will be applicable to all ranks and CILQ abolished wef 01.07.2017.

(e) Travel by air on TD for Level 6 and above. AC III/AC Chair Car for Level 5 and below.

(f) Siachen Allowance will be Rs 30,000/- per month for JCOs/OR (Level 8 and below) and Rs 42,500/- per month for officers (Level 9 and above).

(g) Allces Abolished.
(i) Air Despatch Pay.
(ii) Air Steward Allowance.
(iii) Official Hospitality Grant in Defence Forces.
(iv) Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance.
(v) Spectacle Allowance.
(vi) Short Hand Allowance.

(h) Allces Subsumed.
(i) Kit Maintenance Allowance.
(ii) Qualification Grant.
(iii) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality Allowance).
(iv) Uniform Related Allces.
(v) Washing/Clothing Maintenance Allowance.
(vi) Acting Allowance.
(vii) Bad Climate Allowance.
(viii) Compensation in Lieu of Quarter (CILQ).
(ix) Single in Lieu of Quarter (SNLQ).
(x) Extra Duty Allowance.
(xi) Family Accommodation Allowance.
(xii) Flight Charge Certificate Allowance.
(xiii) Instructional Allowance.
(xiv) Judge Advocate General Dept Examination Award.
(xv) Outfit Allowance.

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

7th CPC MACP Financial Upgradation for JCO/OR - Illustration

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7th CPC MACP Financial Upgradation for JCO/OR - Illustration

Illustration
(a) If a Sep in Level 3 gets his first regular promotion to the rank of Nk in Level 4 on completion of 5 years of service and then continues in the same Level for further 8 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for second upgradation under the MACP Scheme in the Level 5 after completion of 13 years (5+8 years).

(b) In case he does not get any promotion thereafter, then he would get third upgradation under the MACPs in Level 6 on completion of further 8 years of service i.e after 21 years (5+8+8).

Auth : Adm Instrs for grant of MACP issued by PS-2(c) vide their letter No B/33513/ACP/AG/PS-2(c) dated 13 Jun 2011 and MoD ID No 1(13)/2011-D(Pay/ Services) dated 30 Jun 2014.

7th CPC MACP Financial Upgradation for JCO/OR

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7th CPC MACP Financial Upgradation for JCO/OR

The scheme of MACP Financial Upgradation for JCO/OR after implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission will be followed as given below...

MACP : A direct recruited Sep, Hav or JCO will be entitled to min three financial upgradations after 8, 16 and 24 years of service. At the time of each financial upgradation under MACP, the JCO/OR would get an addl increment and next higher Pay in the hierarchy. The following MACP would be entitled to JCOs/OR recruited under direct entry:-

(a) Sep.

(i) Entitled to first financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Naik on completion of 8 yrs of service.
(ii) Second financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Hav on completion of 16 yrs of service.
(iii) Third financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Nb Sub on completion of 24 yrs of service.
(b) Direct Entry Hav.

(i) A direct entry Hav would be entitled to first financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Nb Sub on  completion of 8 yrs of service.
(ii) Second financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Sub on completion of 16 yrs of service.
(iii) Third financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Sub Maj on completion of 24 yrs service.
(c) A Direct Entry JCO will be entitled to first financial upgrdation in Level 7 to the rank of Subedar on completion of 8 years of service, second financial upgradation in Level 8 to the rank of Subedar Major on completion of 16 years of service and third financial upgradaion in Level 9 on completion of 24 years of service. This is subject to the condition that the third financial upgradation does not take them beyond the age of superannuation for JCOs in terms of maximum period of service allowed and age of retirement / release.

Auth : Adm Instrs for grant of MACP issued by PS-2(c) vide their letter No B/33513/ACP/AG/PS-2(c) dated 13 Jun 2011 and MoD ID No 1(13)/2011-D(Pay/ Services) dated 30 Jun 2014.

Annual Increment Calculation for Defence Personnel

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Annual Increment Calculation for Defence Personnel

Increment in Revised Pay Structure. An offr will move one stage vertically down in same Level on grant of annual increment.

Annual Increment in Revised Pay Structure.

(a) There shall be two dates for grant of annual increment namely, 01 Jan and 01 Jul of every year. JCO/OR or a recruit shall be entitled to only one annual increment, either on 01 Jan or 01 Jul depending on the date of his appointment or promotion or upgradation or enrolment.

(b) The increment in respect of a JCO/ OR appointed or promoted or upgraded or in respect of recruit enrolled during the period between the 2nd day of Jan and 1st day of Jul (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of Jan and the increment in respect of a JCO/ OR appointed or promoted or upgraded or in respect of a recruit enrolled during the period between the 2nd day of Jul and 1st day of Jan (both inclusive) shall be granted on the 1st days of Jul.
Auth : Para 9 of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No.9(E) dated 05 May 2017.

Initial Pay Fixation for JCOs/OR

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Initial Pay Fixation for JCOs/OR

Initial Pay Fixation. Within the pay given, JCOs/OR who were in service and holding the appt as on 01 Jan 2016 have been granted replacement scale.

(a) Pre 2016. Pay as on 01 Jan 2016 will be multiplied by 2.57 Fitment Factor.

(b) Post 2016. Pay for post 2016 which was Rs 6460 (in 6th CPC) is fixed at Rs 21700/- (in 7th CPC).

Pay Fixation - Hony Lts and Capts. Hony Lts and Capts on active list and holding the Hony rank as on 01 Jan 2016 will be fixed as per Pay Matrix Level 10 and 10B.

Auth : Para 7 of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No .9(E) dated 05 May 2017.

Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is trying its best to clear the backlog of promotions

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Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is trying its best to clear the backlog of promotions

DOPT trying best to clear backlog of promotions: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is trying its best to clear the backlog of promotions which had accumulated for several years. He said, while the Government led by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi follows a policy of zero tolerance towards corrupt and non-performing officers, at the same time it is also supportive towards performing officers of integrity.

Dr Jitendra Singh was responding to a delegation of Central Secretariat employees who called on him here today and sought his intervention for timely promotion of lower grade staff members. They also submitted a memorandum on behalf the Central Secretariat MTS Association, wherein it was submitted that many of the lowermost working professionals in the Government of India get deprived of even single promotion during their entire service tenure.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, in order to bring in the ease of governance as well as objectivity in empanelments, the government has, in the last three years, improvised upon the procedures so as to ensure that there are no subjective preferences involved in carrying out the promotions. The procedures have been made more hi-tech using sophisticated technology tools to minimize the human interface, he added.

He said that in the past, every government took credit for bringing in a new legislation or rule while this government has done away with nearly 1500 rules which were either obsolete or had become irrelevant with the passage of time. All this is meant not only to ensure effective and timely delivery of outcomes for the public, but also to enable the employees to perform to the best of their ability, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, he himself personally feels disturbed to come across cases where some of the employees working in the lowest rung of administration spend their entire service tenure of 30 to 35 years without securing a single promotion. He said, he has discussed the issue with all the senior officers in the Ministry and several innovative means are being evolved to avoid stagnation at middle and lower rungs of administration.

Dr Jitendra Singh also regretted that in a large number of cases, stagnation in promotions was the result of litigation amongst the employees themselves and even though the DoPT tries its best to put forward its view in the court of law, the delay becomes inevitable.

UFBU writes to Finance Minister regarding Gratuity Ceiling

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UFBU writes to Finance Minister regarding Gratuity Ceiling

UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS
(AIBEA-AIBOC-NCBE-AIBOA-BEFI-INBEF-INBOC-NOBW-NOBO)
C/o, state Bank of India, LHO, Plot No-I, sector-17A. chandigarh - 160 017
Phone (office) : 172-4567142-4567042, 2702518 Fax-0172-2721716
Mobile-09417032548 e-Mail-ufbu.chd@gmail.com

K K NAIR
Chairman
SANJEEV K. BANDUSH
Convenor
UFBU/2017/08
Date : 08-12-2017
To
Shri Arun Jaitley
Hon. Minister for Finance,
Govt. Of India, 3rd Floor, Jeevan Deep Building,
Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001.

Dear Sir,
You are well aware that we from the Bank unions have been demanding enhancement in the ceiling on the quantum of Gratuity payable under the Gratuity Act to Employees and Officers in the Banks. Ever since the limit was enhanced to Rs.20 Iacs from 01-01-2016 for the Government Employees and Officers, there has been a genuine aspriation and expectation that the limit should be increased for the banking sector also.

We learn that the amendment to the Act has been approved by the Cabinet also. Since the Winter Session of the Parliament is scheduled to commence shortly, we Shall thank you to introduce the Bill in the ensuing Session of the Parliament for enhancing the Gratuity ceiling to Rs.20 lacs w.e.f. 01-01-2016 so that the same can be approved by the Parliament accordingly.

We seek your special attention for doing the needful in this regard.

Thanking you, Sir,

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(SANJEEV BANDLISH)
CONVENOR

Source: http://banknewskumar.blogspot.in/

Transport Related Allowances to Defence Personnel

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Transport Related Allowances to Defence Personnel

Transport Allowance
Note :- (a) Cities Auth Higher Tpt Allce (UA). Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.

(b) The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.

(c) Officers in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use official car, will have the option to avail official car facility or to draw the Tpt Allce at the rate of Rs15,750 + DA per month.

(d) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.

(e) Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs 2,250 + DA.

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 12630/Tpt.A/Mov C/246/ D(Mov)/17 dated 15 Sep 2017.

Qualification Incentive and Dress Allowance to Defence Personnel

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Qualification Incentive and Dress Allowance to Defence Personnel

Qualification Allowance

Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI). HQI have been introduced and extended to JCOs/OR.

Dress Allowance

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

Classification of Posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 - Dopt Orders

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Classification of Posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

F.No.11012/10/2016-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated: 8th December, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Classification of Posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's Order No. S.O. 3578 (E) dated 9.11.2017 regarding classification of civil posts under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. As per this order, all civil posts except person serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the Union are classified as follows:-
S.No.
Description of Posts
Classification of posts
(1)
(1)
(3)
1
A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 10 to 18.
Group A
2
A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 6 to 9.
Group B
3
A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 1 to 5.
Group C
2. In some Ministries/ Departments, posts may exist which are not classified as per the norms laid down by this Department. If, for any specific reason, a Ministry/ Department proposes to classify the posts differently, it would be necessary for that Department to send a specific proposal to Department of Personnel and Training giving full justification in support of the proposal within three months of this O.M. so that the exception to the norms of classification laid down in S.O. 3578 (E) dated 9.11.2017 (copy enclosed) can be notified.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Nitin Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

FAQ on timeline for completing Disciplinary proceeding in time bound manner under CCS (CCA) Rules

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FAQ on timeline for completing Disciplinary proceeding in time bound manner under CCS (CCA) Rules

F.No.11012/09/2016-Estt.A- Ill
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated 8th December, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Frequently Asked Questions on timeline for completing Disciplinary proceeding in time bound manner under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

Instructions have been issued in the past for expeditious disposal of disciplinary proceeding cases. Further, Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1965 have also been notified vide Gazette Notification No. 548(E) dated 2.06.2017 (copy enclosed) for introducing stringent timeline for completing disciplinary proceeding in a time bound manner. Based on the same, a set of frequently asked questions is attached for necessary information.

2. Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of this O.M. to all concerned for compliance.

3. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Nitin Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Click to view the FAQ

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Pre Budget 2018 Discussion with Central Trade Unions - Confederation

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Pre Budget 2018 Discussion with Central Trade Unions - Confederation

Pre Budget Consultation - Trade unions view point on issues to be considered for framing budget for the year 2018-19

The Finance Minister held Pre Budget 2018 discussion with the representatives of central trade unions on 5th December 2018. Representatives of all the central trade unions attended the meeting. CITU was represented by its president Hemalata.

The meeting, as every year, appeared to be not more than a ritual. The ‘consultative meeting’ with the 12 trade unions that were called, lasted for around 1 hour. The trade union representatives were requested to give their opinions in 3-4 minutes. The trade unions were asked to express their concerns and suggestions related to the union budget within this time frame.

Ten central trade unions jointly presented their views in a note to the Finance Minister. In her intervention Hemalata reiterated that pre budget consultation with trade unions should not be treated as a mere ritual; the views of the trade unions representing the workers who produce the wealth should be given due place in the budget proposals. She also demanded that the Group of Ministers constituted under the chairmanship of the Finance Minister in 2015 to discuss the demands raised by the trade unions should continue discussions with them and resolve their demands. Instead of focussing on improving ‘ease of doing business’ to benefit the corporates, the government should focus on improving India’s position in ‘Global hunger index’ and closing down the ‘gender gap’ This should be done by increasing allocations for social sector including health and education, to the ICDS, National Health Mission, Midday Meal Programme etc that serve the poor, particularly women and children. ILC recommendations on recognising ‘scheme workers’ as ‘workers’, paying minimum wages to them etc should be implemented.

She also emphasised the point that the government should increase spending on social sectors like education and health and mobilise resources for this by taxing the rich who can pay. It should focus on employment generation increasing public expenditure on infrastructure. All vacant posts in various government departments including railways etc should be filled up by fresh recruitment. MGNREGA should be implemented in all rural areas and extended to urban areas.

INTUC     AITUC     HMS      CITU       AIUTUC
TUCC       SEWA       AICCTU       UTUC       LPF

Dated 05.12.2017

The Hon’ble Minister of Finance
Government of India
North Block,
New Delhi, 110 001

Sub: Trade unions view point on issues to be considered for framing budget for the year 2018-19

Sir,

To start with, we urge you to take the views presented jointly by the trade unions and incorporate them in the budget proposals so that this meeting would be meaningful. We request you not to convert this meeting into a mere a ritual.

Please recall that the Group of Ministers headed by you had an inconclusive discussion with the trade unions on the 12 point charter of demands of the working people of the country, in August 2015. The GoM did not resume the discussions despite requests from the central trade unions. The discussion the Labour Minister held with the central trade unions on 7th November 2017 did not yield any results.

Hence, we feel compelled to reiterate our demands again and present our views as follows:

Increase budgetary allocations for social sector: The government should increase allocations on social sector and basic essential services like health, education, food security etc in the Union Budget. The necessary financial resources should be raised internally by taxing the rich who have the capacity to pay.

Effective measures against deliberate tax and loan repayment defaults: Effective and firm measures should be taken against deliberate tax default by the big business and corporate lobby to curtail the huge accumulation of unpaid taxes, which have been continuously increasing. Further, wilful default should be made a criminal offence, the list of wilful defaulters should be made public and stringent measures such as fast track Debt Recovery Tribunals should be implemented.

Minimum wage: Minimum wage fixed on the basis of the recommendations of the 15th Indian Labour Conference and the Supreme Court judgment in Raptakos & Brett case and linked to Consumer Price Index, should be guaranteed to all workers. The 7th Pay Commission has worked this to be Rs 18000 per month, which the government has accepted. Hence, the minimum wage should not be less than Rs 18000 per month, which has been the common demand of all the central trade unions. Need based minimum wage should be considered as an essential part of social security.

Resolve demands of the Government employees regarding 7th Pay Commission: All the pending demands of the Government employees in centre and states in regard to 7th pay commission be resolved within time frame including arrears of allowances with effect from 01.01.2016. The autonomous bodies be included into for all the benefits of the 7th pay commission.

Price rise: The prices of essential commodities, particularly of food items have been spiralling making it impossible for the workers and other toiling people to meet their basic daily needs. Speculative forward trading and hoarding are major factors contributing to the price rise. The government should ban speculative forward trading in essential commodities, take strong measures to curtail hoarding and strengthen Public Distribution System, making it universal. Stop the system of cash transfer to beneficiaries’ accounts in lieu of PDS

Stop disinvestment and strategic sale of public sector units: The public sector has to be strengthened and expanded. Budgetary support should be provided for the revival of potentially viable sick public sector units. Strategic sale of the profit making PSUs, which is being resorted to at present should be stopped. The amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act, which pave the way for privatisation of the state - owned public transport system should be withdrawn.

Employment generation: Employment generation has nosedived in the recent period. Massive public investment in infrastructure, social sectors and agriculture would generate employment. The union budget should give priority and allocate the necessary funds for this. All vacant sanctioned posts in the different government departments, PSUs and autonomous institutions should be filled up through fresh recruitment. The ban on creation of new posts should be lifted. The practice of surrendering/ abolition of posts should be done away with.

Prevent dumping: The increasing import of industrial commodities including capital goods should be contained and regulated to prevent dumping. Protect and promote domestic industries. This will also help in preventing job losses

Extend MGNREGA: Expenditure on MGNREGA should be increased to cover all rural areas. Ensure immediate payment of wages to workers employed under MGNREGA. It should be amended to include the urban areas as well. The unanimous recommendation of 43rd ILC to extend the scheme to urban areas, guarantee employment for a minimum of 200 days with statutory minimum wage, should be implemented.

Contract and casual workers: No contract/casual workers should be deployed on jobs of perennial nature. The contract and casual workers doing the same and similar work as the permanent workers should be paid the same wages and benefits as paid to regular workers as directed by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in 2016.

FDI: The CTUs have been repeatedly demanding that FDI should not be allowed in crucial sectors like defence production, railways, financial sector, retail trade etc. But the government has persisted with this policy. Corporates with large NPAs are allowed to invest in sensitive sectors like defence. We reiterate the demands that FDI should not be allowed in the crucial sectors.

Defence: Privatisation of the defence sector should be stopped. The order outsourcing of the 143 items of the total 273 produced by the public sector ordinance factories should be withdrawn.
Scheme workers: Regularise the workforce employed in the various schemes of government of India including the ICDS, NHM, Midday Meal Programme, National Child Labour Project, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan etc. Till this is done, at least immediately implement the recommendation of the 45th ILC that these scheme workers should be recognised as ‘workers’, they should be paid minimum wages and provided social security benefits including pension. Increase budgetary allocations to these schemes and stop privatisation of these schemes in any form.
Domestic workers: The government should ratify the ILO Convention 189 and enact a central law and create support system for domestic workers.

Unorganised workers: Create a National Fund for Unorganised Workers to provide social security for all unorganised workers including contract, casual, migrant workers etc. Direct all state governments to frame rules under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act and allocate funds for developing street vending as livelihood model. Management of cess under the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, Beedi Workers Welfare Board etc. should be made the responsibility of Ministry of Finance, which should ensure its proper collection, stoppage of evasion and utilisation.

Labour law reforms: Stop labour law amendments that curtail the basic and trade union rights of workers and provide unhindered ‘hire and fire’ facilities to the employers. The Code on Wages Bill, at present before the Standing Committee on Labour and on the draft Code on Industrial Relations Bill should be finalised on the basis of the opinions of the central trade unions expressed unanimously. No labour law amendment should be undertaken without the consent of the trade unions and workers who are the main stakeholders and the most affected.

EPF: The threshold limit for EPF scheme should be brought down to 10. Government and employers’ contribution should be increased to provide a minimum pension of Rs 3000 per month and make it sustainable. Stop investing EPF funds in share market. The Supreme Court has given a judgment and order for higher payment of pension under EPS – 95. This option should be made available for all workers covered under the said scheme.

Pension for all: Pension should be construed as deferred wage and all workers who are not covered by any pension scheme should be ensured a pension not less than Rs 3,000/- per month.
New Pension scheme: NPS should be withdrawn. All central and state government employees recruited on or after 1.1.2004 should be covered under the Old Pension Scheme.

Gratuity: Gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act should be raised to Rs 20 lakhs and 30 days wages instead of 15 days per completed year of service.

ADHAR: Government should not rush making ADHAR linking compulsory

Closed and sick factories: Ensure that workers of closed factories get their dues within a fixed time limit. Sudden winding up of the BIFR has left many stakeholders without a remedy. Rules for carrying out the provisions of the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Repeal Act, 2003, should be framed immediately to facilitate them.

Income tax exemption: The ceiling for income tax for salaried persons and pensioners should be raised to Rs 5 lakh per year. Income Tax ceiling for senior citizens should be raised to Rs.8 lakhs. All perks and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educations facilities and running allowances in railways should be exempted from income tax net totally.

Political funding: Recently the government removed the limit on the amount companies can donate to political parties and the need to name the political party receiving the funds. This is far from the transparency promised in public life. The earlier regime should be restored.

Railways: Adequate financial resources should be allotted to the railways to ensure more effective, accessible and affordable transport to the common people, particularly the poor. The capabilities of public sector production units should be utilised fully, further developed and strengthened. No measure should be taken to privatise the railways. The measures to hand over the railway stations across the country to private players should be immediately stopped. Any property of railways should not be handed over to private sector through lease or sale. The decision to allow 100% FDI in railways should be withdrawn. The pending expansion, track renewal, signals up gradation projects should be completed at the earliest. Adequate financial resources should be allocated to improve safety systems and ensure safe rail travel for the people. All the vacancies in the railways should be filled up. The long pending demands of the railway employees like enhancement of ceiling in respect of running allowance for tax exemption, housing scheme etc should be addressed positively.
To conclude:

We reiterate our strong opposition to the anti worker measures being undertaken by the government on the pretext of improving the ‘ease of doing business’, to benefit the employers, particularly the big corporates, domestic and foreign.

We once again urge upon the government to take concrete measures to resolve the 12 point charter of demands of the working people, being repeatedly raised by the central trade unions, as well as the pressing issues listed above.

We regret that none of the suggestions of the central trade unions, made in the earlier pre budget meetings were incorporated in the previous budgets. We hope that this would not be repeated yet again and the points raised by us will be given positive consideration while framing budget 2018-19.

With regards,
Yours sincerely

INTUC    AITUC    HMS    CITU    AIUTUC

TUCC     SEWA    AICCTU    UTUC    LPF

Source: Confederation

7th CPC Language Allowances and Language Award to Defence Personnel

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7th CPC Language Allowances and Language Award to Defence Personnel

Language Allowances to Officers, JCOs and ORs as per the recommendations of 7th CPC...
Language Award to Officers, JCOs and ORs as per the recommendations of 7th CPC...


Pay Matrix. Pay structure of Hony Commissioned Offrs, JCOs, NCOs, and OR of the Army.

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Pay Matrix. Pay structure of Hony Commissioned Offrs, JCOs, NCOs, and OR of the Army.

Note : Direct Entry Naib Subedar on grant of third MACP will be placed in Level 9.

Auth : GoI, MoD Gazette Notification No 1(6)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dated 22 Jun 2017.

7th CPC Level in Defence Forces of JCO / ORs

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7th CPC Level in Defence Forces of JCO / ORs

Rank wise list of 7th CPC Levels in Army

Level of Ranks : JCOs/OR
(a) Sepoy - Level 3
(b) Naik - Level 4
(c) Havildar - Level 5
(d) Naib Subedar - Level 6
(e) Subedar - Level 7
(f) Subedar Major - Level 8
(g) Honorary Lieutenant - Level 10
(h) Honorary Captain - Level 10B

Pay Fixation of Re-Employed Officers - Illustrations

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Pay Fixation of Re-Employed Officers - Illustrations

Illustration : Initial pay fixation in revised scales of a re-employed officer who has retired in pre revised scales and was granted re- employment prior to 01 Jan 2016. Example of a Colonel retired on 31 Jul 2015 and re-employed on 01 Aug 2015.

(a) Col Retd on 31 Jul 2015.

(i) Pay in Pay Band  - Rs 55000/-
(ii) Grade Pay  - Rs 8700/-
(iii) MSP  - Rs 6000/-
Total  - Rs 69700/-

(iv) Pre-revised Basic Pension Rs 34850/-

(b) Fixation of Pay on Date of Re-Employment as on 01 Aug 2015.

(i) Re-employment Pay Rs 69700/-

(c) Re-fixation of Pay on 01 Jan 2016 in Accordance with Pay Rules/Regulations.

(i) Revised Level Level 13
(ii) Revised Pay (63700 x 2.57) Rs 163709/-
(iii) Rounded off to next higher figure Rs 165400/-
(iv) Revised Military Service Pay Rs 15500/-
Total Rs 180900/-

(d) Revised Pay on Re-employment.

(i) Revised Pay Rs 165400/-
(ii) Revised Military Service Pay Rs 15500/-
Total Rs 180900/-

(e) Revised Pension.
(i) Rs 34850 x 2.57 Rs 89565/-
(f) Revised Emoluments.
(i) Total Pay Rs 180900/-
(ii) Less pension - ignorable limit Rs 66815/-
(incl MSP) {89565 - (15000 + 7750)}
(iii) Pay admissible Rs 114085/-

(g) As the pay has been fixed on 01 Jan 2016, the re-employed officer will be entitled for annual increment as per the existing provisions of Army Officers Pay Rules 2017. DA will be admissible as per rates announced from time to time.
Illustration : Initial pay fixation in revised scales of a re-employed officer who has retired post implementation of 7th CPC and was granted re-employment post 01 Jan 16. Example of a Col retired on 31 Mar 16 and re-employed on 01 Apr 16.

(a) Col Retd on 31 Mar 2016.

(i) Pay in Defence Pay Matrix Rs 165400/-
(ii) MSP Rs 15500/-
Total Pay Rs 180900/-

(iii) Basic Pension Rs 90450/-

(b) Fixation of Pay on Date of Re-Employment as on 01 Apr 2017.
(i) Re-employed Pay Rs 180900/-

(c) Revised Emoluments.
(i) Total Re-employed Pay Rs 180900/-
(ii) Less pension - ignorable limit Rs 67700/-
(Including MSP) ((90450 - (15000 + 7750)
(iii) Pay admissible Rs 113200/-

(d) As the pay has been fixed based on the revised pay rules/regulations, the re-employed officer will be entitled for annual increment as per the existing provisions of Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017. DA will be admissible as per rates announced from time to time.

Note : Draft Pay Rules for Re-emp Offrs fwd to MoD

which is still under consideration.

Pay Fixation of Re-Employed Officers

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Pay Fixation of Re-Employed Officers

(a) The initial pay of a re-employed Government servant who elects or is deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure from 1st day of January 2016 shall be fixed according to the provisions of Rule 7 of the Army Officers Pay Rules 2017, if he/she is a retired Government servant who received pension or any other retirement benefits but which were ignored while fixing pay on re-employment.

(b) The initial pay of a re-employed officer who retired with a pension or any other retirement benefit and whose pay on re-employment was fixed with reference to these benefits or ignoring a part thereof, and who elects or is deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised structure from the 1st day of January 2016 shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 7 of the Army Officers Pay Rules 2017. Pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension, if any), as admissible on relevant date, i.e. date of coming over to the revised pay structure, effective from 1.1.2016 or later, shall be deducted from his/her pay in accordance with the general policy of the Government on fixation and subsequent drawl of pay of re-employed pensioners.

(c) In addition to the pay so fixed, the re-employed officer would continue to draw the retirement benefits he/she was permitted to draw in the pre-revised scales, as modified based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, in orders in respect of which have been issued separately by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

(d) Where a re-employed officer elects to draw his/her pay in the existing pay structure and is brought over to revised pay structure from a date later than the 1st day of January, 2016, his/her pay from the later date in the revised scale shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of Rule 11 of the Army Officers Pay Rules 2017.

(e) Further, the existing ceiling of Rs 80,000/- for drawal of pay plus gross pension on re-employment is enhanced to Rs 2,25,000/-, the maximum basic pay prescribed for officers in Level 17 under Army Officers Pay Rules 2017.

Pay of JCO / OR Undergoing Pre-Commissioning Training in Service Training Institutions

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Pay of JCO / OR Undergoing Pre-Commissioning Training in Service Training Institutions

(a) JCOs/OR trainees undergoing pre-commissioning trg at IMA/OTA viz, ex ACC/SL/SCO, shall continue to receive the Pay and Allces as applicable to the rank held at the time of commencement of training.

(b) On successful commissioning, the difference between the amount of stipend plus DA thereon minus pay and allces received during the period of training shall be payable in lump-sum.

Auth : Para 8(3)(i)&(ii) of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No 12(E) dated 05 May 2017.

Rates of MSP for Defence Officers

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Rates of MSP for Defence Officers

Military Service Pay

MSP shall be admissible at the rate of Rs 15500/- pm to offrs and Rs 10800/- pm to MNS upto and incl the rank of Brig and shall be counted for the purpose of computation of DA and pension.

Auth : Para 5(2) of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No.12(E) dated 05 May 2017.

MSP shall be admissible at the rate of Rs 15500/- pm for Hony Commissioned Offrs and Rs 5200/- pm for all JCOs/OR. MSP shall be counted for the purpose of computation of DA and pension.

Auth : Para 5(2) of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No.9(E) dated 05 May 2017.

Stipend of Gentlemen or Lady Cadets Under Trg.

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Stipend of Gentlemen or Lady Cadets Under Trg.

(a) Gentlemen or Lady Cadets at IMA, OTA at Chennai and Gaya, Cadets Trg Wings at College of Military Engineering shall receive a fixed stipend of Rs 56100/- per month (starting pay in Level 10) for the period of trg.

(b) On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay Matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10 and the period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service and arrears on account of admissible allces, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadets.

Auth : Para 8 of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No.12(E) dated 05 May 2017.

Pay Fixation on Promotion after 1.1.2016 for Defence Personnel

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Pay Fixation on Promotion after 1.1.2016 for Defence Personnel

Pay Fixation on Promotion After 1st Day of Jan 2016.

The fixation of pay in case of promotion or upgradation from one Level to another in the revised pay structure shall be made in the following manner:-

(a) One increment shall be given in the Level from which an officer is promoted or upgraded and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the rank to which promoted or upgraded and, if no such Cell is available in the Level to which promoted or upgraded, he shall be placed at the next higher cell in that Level.
(b) In case of officers receiving Non-Practicing Allowance, their basic pay plus Non Practicing Allowance shall not exceed the average of Basic Pay of the revised scale applicable to the Level 17 and 18 i.e Rs 237500/-.

(c) In case of promotion of an officer from Level 13A to Level 14, increment for promotion shall be calculated on the pay in the Level 13A being drawn immediately prior to promotion and the sum of the pay in the Level 13A plus the amount of increment for promotion plus MSP shall determine the pay in the Level 14 and the figure so arrived at will be located in the next higher Level 14, and is such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in Level 14, the same shall be the pay in the revised pay structure and if the identical figure is not available in Level 14, the pay in the Pay Matrix shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in Level 14 of the Pay Matrix.

Auth : Para 12(iii) of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No 12(E) dated 05 May 2017.

7th CPC Increment Calculation for Defence Personnel

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7th CPC Increment Calculation for Defence Personnel

Increment in Revised Pay Structure. An offr will move one stage vertically down in same Level on grant of annual increment. The methodology for grant of increment are as under:-

(a) There shall be two dates for grant of annual increment namely, 01 Jan and 01 Jul of every year. However, an offr shall be entitled to only one annual increment, either on 01 Jan or 01 Jul depending on the date of his appointment or promotion or upgradation.

(b) The increment in respect of an Offr appointed or promoted or upgraded during the period between the 2nd day of Jan and 1st day of Jul (both inclusive) shall be granted on the 1st day of Jan and increment in respect of an Offr appointed or promoted or upgraded during the period between the 2nd day of Jul and 1st day of Jan (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of Jul.

Auth : Para 9 of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No.12(E) dated 05 May 2017.

Income Tax Slab Rates for Defence Personnel - FY 2017-18 (AY 2018-19)

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Income Tax Slab Rates for Defence Personnel - FY 2017-18 (AY 2018-19)

INCOME TAX SLAB (FY 2017-2018)

Upto Rs 2.5 Lakh/Nil

Rs.2.5 to 5 Lakh/5% of amount exceeding Rs.2.5 Lakh

Rs.5 Lakh to 10 Lakh/ Rs.12500/- plus 20% of amount exceeding Rs.5 Lakh

More than 10 Lakh/ Rs.1,12,500/- plus 30% of amount exceeding Rs.10 Lakh

Surcharge/10% of Income Tax if taxable income exceeds Rs 50 Lakh

Surcharge/15% of Income Tax in case of income exceeds Rs 1 Cr

Education Cess/3% of Income Tax

7th CPC New Table for Commutation of Pension

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7th CPC New Table for Commutation of Pension

Commutation of Pension. Max Commutation - 50% of their pension. Commutation table is as under:-
* Age next birthday.

Auth : MoD letter No 17(4)/2008/(2)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 12 Nov 2008 & GoI, MoD (DESW) letter No.17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 04 Sep 2017.

7th CPC Fixation of Pay for Defence Medical Officers

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7th CPC Fixation of Pay for Defence Medical Officers

In the case of Medical Officers in the Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps and Remount and Veterinary Corps in respect of whom Non-Practicing Allowance is admissible, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the following manner:-

(i) The existing Basic Pay shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and the figure so arrived at shall be added to by an amount equivalent to Dearness Allowance on the pre-revised Non-Practicing Allowance admissible as on 1st day of January 2016 and thereafter the figure so arrived at shall be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The pay so fixed under Para 1.6(c)(i) above shall be added by the pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance admissible on the existing basic pay until further decision on the revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance.

Auth : Para 7(2) of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No 12(E) dated 05 May 2017 duly amended with Index of Rationalisation of 2.67 for Level 12A.

7th CPC Fixation of Pay for Defence Personnel

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7th CPC Fixation of Pay for Defence Personnel

Fixation of Pay in the Revised Pay Structure

Fixation of Pay in the Revised Pay Structure. The pay will be fixed in the following manner:-

(a) The pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing Basic Pay by a factor of 2.57, rounded off to the nearest Rupee, and the figure so arrived at shall be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the Pay and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable level of the Pay Matrix.

(b) If the minimum pay or the first Cell in the applicable Level is more than the amount arrived at as per Para 1.6(a) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum or the first Cell of that applicable Level.

Authority : Para 7 (1) of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No 12(E) dated 05 May 2017.

Level of Ranks and Pay Matrix for MNS Officers

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Level of Ranks and Pay Matrix for MNS Officers

Level of Ranks : MNS Offrs.
(a) Lt - Level 10
(b) Capt - Level 10A
(c) Major - Level 10B
(d) Lt Col - Level 11
(e) Col - Level 12
(f) Brig - Level 12B
(g) Maj Gen - Level 13B

Pay Matrix : MNS Offrs.

Authority : GoI, MoD Gazette Notification No 1(6)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dated 22.6.2017

7th CPC Pay Matrix for Officers Pay Structure Pay Matrix Offrs (Except MNS)

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7th CPC Pay Matrix for Officers Pay Structure Pay Matrix Offrs (Except MNS)


Authority : GoI, MoD Gazette Notification No 1(6)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dated 22.6.2017

Bonus for Bank Employees – Guidelines and Illustrations

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Bonus for Bank Employees – Guidelines and Illustrations

Important guidelines and illustrations are given in Annexure-I, II and III

Annexure-I 
1. Bonus is payable to those employees whose salary does not exceed Rs.21,000/- per month. In other words no Bonus is payable to those employees whose salary exceeds Rs.21,000/- per month. Please see the examples given in the Annexure-II.

2. Every employee (including temporary employees) who had worked in the bank for not less than 30 working days during the financial year is eligible to receive the Bonus.

3. The maximum amount of Bonus payable to any eligible employee should be only Rs.7,000/- where an employee has worked for all 365 days.

4. For the purpose of computing the number of days during which the employee worked in the accounting year, he/she will be deemed to have worked on the days on which he/she has been on leave with salary / wages.

5. The minimum amount of Bonus payable to any employee is stipulated as Rs.100/- or the actual eligibility @ 8.33% whichever is higher.

6. In case, if the earning of an employee is reduced during a month on account of loss of pay, Bonus payable for that particular month should be calculated proportionately. An illustration is given in the Annexure-III

7. An employee will be disqualified for receiving Bonus if he is dismissed from the Service of the Bank due to (a) fraud (b) riotous or violent behaviour within the premises of the Bank of (c) theft, misappropriation or sabotage of any property of the Bank. In all such cases the matter should be referred to Human Resources Department (IR), Head Office for necessary instructions.

8. In case of employees who were placed under suspension / dismissed / discharged for misconduct prior permission from our Human Resources Department (IR), Head Office, may be sought before making any payment towards Bonus.

9. In respect of those employees who are eligible for payment of Bonus for the year 2016-17, but deceased, the Bonus amount shall be paid to their legal heirs provided a claims is preferred within one year form the date of this circular. These cases should also be referred to Human Resources Department (IR), Head Office.

10. No advance against Bonus should be made pending receipt of salary particulars from other branches.

11. Leave encashment is not to be treated as salary/wages for the payment of Bonus.

12. Branches claiming Bonus pertaining to earlier years should route their claims through their respective Zonal offices duly substantiating the reasons for delay in making payment. Zonal office should confirm that the amount is not reimbursed to branches earlier. The amount may be Claimed separately and it should not be clubbed with the bonus amount related to this year.

13. Special points requiring specific personal attention of salary disbursement authorities and contravention of which will attract action against them. 
• Bonus register in form “C” should be maintained for each year in which all the particulars of each employee are to be filled without leaving any column blank.
• Acquaintances should be obtained at the time of payment of Bonus from all the employees to whom Bonus is paid. • At the time of inspection by Labour Enforcement Officer, all the relevant records should be produced before the concerned for verification. 
• As per the payment of Bonus rules 1975, every branch shall send an annual return in Form “D” to the concerned Labour Enforcement Officer (Central) so as to reach within 30 days of payment of Bonus. A proforma of form “D” is given in the Annexure. All the branches are advised to note the same and submit the annual return without fail. 
Branch Managers will be personally held responsible for non-submission of this return. 
Please note that all Bonus payments must invariably be claimed from Head Office. Please do not debit Profit & Loss A/c - Bonus at the Branch level.
ANNEXURE –II Example: 1
An employee has drawn salary of Rs.15800/- for April 2016, Rs.16500/- for May, Rs.17300/- for June, Rs.18300/- for July and August 2016, Rs.19700/- for September and October 2016, Rs.20700/- for November 2016 and from December 2016 to March 2017 Rs.21200/-. Bonus payable to the employee is calculated as under.
Month/Year
Salary
Salary limited for the purpose of Bonus
April 2016
15800-00
7000-00
May 2016
16500-00
7000-00
June 2016
17300-00
7000-00
July 2016
18300-00
7000-00
Aug 2016
18300-00
7000-00
Sept 2016
19700-00
7000-00
Oct 216
19700-00
7000-00
Nov 2016
20700-00
7000-00
Dec 216
21200-00
NOT ELIGIBLE
Jan 2017
21200-00
NOT ELIGIBLE
Feb 2017
21200-00
NOT ELIGIBLE
March 2017
21200-00
NOT ELIGIBLE
Total
56000-00
Bonus paybale --- Rs.56000 x 8.33%         --- Rs.4664.80
ANNEXURE –III
EXAMPLE – 2
Where the salary of an employee is reduced on account of loss of pay, the Bonus payable for that particular month should be reduced proportionately. Where the salary payable to an employee is more than 21,000/- per month but the salary earned for the respective month is reduced to below Rs.19,900/- per month on account of loss of pay, he is not eligible for payment of bonus.
The Bonus payable in the above cases is calculated as under.
Month/Year
Salary
Salary limited for the purpose of Bonus
April 2016
15500-00
7000-00
May 2016
16000-00(loss of pay 3 days)
6322-58
June 2016
17300-00
7000-00
July 2016
18300-00
7000-00
Aug 2016
18300-00
7000-00
Sept 2016
19700-00
7000-00
Oct 216
19700-00
7000-00
Nov 2016
20900-00
7000-00
Dec 216
21200-00
NOT ELIGIBLE
Jan 2017
19900-00(loss of pay 4 days)
NOT ELIGIBLE
Feb 2017
21200-00
NOT ELIGIBLE
March 2017
21200-00
NOT ELIGIBLE
Total
55322-58
Bonus paybale --- Rs.55322.58 X 8.33%         ------ Rs.4608-37

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