No change in the wage calculation ceiling limit of 3500 for calculation of PLB

No change in the wage calculation ceiling limit of 3500 for calculation of PLB

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2013-2014. Queries are being raised whether the wage calculation ceiling limit of 3500/-p.m. had been removed. It is hereby clarified that there is no change in the wage calculation ceiling limit of 3500/- p.m. for calculation of PLB.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD )

No. E(P&A)II-2014/PLB-3

New Delhi, dated : 11.11.2014.

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.
(As per mailing lists No.1 & 2).

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2013-2014.

Board’s letter of even number dt. 26.09.2014 and 05.11.2014 on the above mentioned subject may be referred to. Vide Board’s letter of even no. dated 05.11.2014 the provisional sanction for payment of PLB for 78 days was regularised.

However, queries are being raised whether the wage calculation ceiling limit of 3500/-p.m. had been removed. It is hereby clarified that there is no change in the wage calculation ceiling limit of 3500/- p.m. for calculation of PLB.

sd/-
( K. Shankar)
Director/E(P&A),
Railway Board.

Source: AIRF

Non-Gazetted Railway employees gets 78 Days Bonus

All eligible Non-Gazetted Railway employees will get 78 Days wages as Bonus for this year….

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its ex-post facto approval for the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2013-14 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 1063.38 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to eligible non-gazetted Railway employees is Rs. 3500/- p.m. About 12.60 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. The PLB on Railway covers all non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) throughout the country. This year also, PLB equivalent to 78 days’ wages has been paid as a special case to motivate employees.

Background

The Railways were the first departmental undertaking of the Government of India where the concept of PLB was introduced. The main consideration at that time was the important role of the Railways as an infrastructural support in the performance of the economy as a whole. In the overall context of Railway working, it was considered desirable to introduce the concept of PLB as against the concept of Bonus on the lines of the Payment of Bonus Act -1965. Even though the Payment of Bonus Act does not apply to the Railways, yet the broad principles contained in that Act were kept in view for the purpose of determining the “Wage/Pay Ceiling”, definition of ‘Salary’/’Wage’, etc. The PLB Scheme for the Railways came into force from the year 1979-80 onwards and was evolved in consultation with the two recognised federations, the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen and with the approval of the Cabinet. The scheme envisages a review every three years.

Source: PIB

78 Day wages as Bonus for Railway Employees – AIRF

78 Day wages as Bonus for Railway Employees – AIRF

AIRF informed through its official portal that all Railway Employees to get 78 Day Wages as Productivity Linked Bonus for this year…

The AIRF message is given below :

“Due to Untiring efforts of AIRF, Orders for Payment of 78 days (Total Amount will be Rs. 8975/-) PLB has been issued by Railway Board.

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS/AIRF has thanked Sh. Sadanand Gowda/Minister for Railways for taking extra efforts and also congratulated all the affilates for showing strength.

On this victory Com Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS/AIRF and Com Rakhal Dass Gupta/President AIRF along with whole AIRF Fraternity wishes Railwaymen and their families a very happy festive season”.

Bonus for Railway employees delayed due to hospitalization of Finance Minister

Bonus for Railway employees delayed due to hospitalization of Finance Minister

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS AIRF has met Minister for Railways today in respect of PLB.

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation

Shiva Gopal Mishra
General Secretary

No.AlRF/387

Dated: September 25, 2014

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus

Today I met Shri Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Railways at 13:30 hrs. and apprised him about the restlessness prevailing among the Railwaymen on the issue of PLB. He told me that he has already discussed the issue with Hon’ble Finance Minister and written him a D.O. letter on the subject, but it is unfortunate that he has been hospitalized. Even though he will try that PLB issue is resolved by today evening.

In spite of all these efforts, we are getting frantic calls from our affiliated unions, and the situation seems to be very tense throughout the Indian Railways.

As has been advised earlier, our people should be in all preparedness to meet any eventuality in future.

With fraternal greetings!

Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: AIRF

Bonus for the employees working in Autonomous Organizations

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14 – Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies

F.No.7/22/2008 E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14 – Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies.

Orders have been issued vide this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 7/24/2007 E-III (A) dated 16th September, 2014 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2013-14 to the eligible Central Government employees not covered by the Productivity Linked Bonus Schemes, subject to terms and conditions laid down therein.

2. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i) follow the pattern of pay structure and emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and (ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation.

3. In case of doubt as to the operation of these orders the clarificatory orders, circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M. No.14(10)E-Coord/88 dated 4.10.88, as amended from time to time, may be kept in view, mutatis mutandis.

4. Any request for funding by the Government to meet the liability on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) in respect of various autonomous organizations would not be considered by the administrative Ministries concerned, as the expenditure on Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) should be met from within the existing budgetary provisions of the respective organizations. While the Autonomous Bodies not funded by the Central Government may also adopt these orders as per their own administrative and financial judgment in respect of their employees, no liability for funding will, in any case, lie on the Central Government on this account.

(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.finmin.nic.in

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