Date : 26-08-2011
1) All Group Controllers
2) All Br.AOs
Subject: Regularisation of PL Bonus/OT Allowance in respect of erstwhile Asst.Foreman/Foreman/Storeholder, redesignated as JWM w.e.f 1/1/2006.
Reference: This office earlier circular no.Pay/Tech-I/01 (6th CPC)/2011/04 DTD 11/04/2011.
Kindly refer to the matter regarding payment of OT & PL Bonus to the erstwhile Asst. Foreman/Foreman/Storeholder whose posts are now stands merged with the post of JWM – a Group ‘B’ Gazetted Post, w.e.f 1/1/2006.
2. While implementing the order based on OFB’s circular dtd 04/02/2011, this office raised the issue regarding regularisation of PL Bonus/OT in respect of these JWMs, who now falls under Group-B Gazetted and as such who are not entitled to Bonus/OT as per the extant order. OFB was requested vide our letter dtd 19-04-2011 to take up the matter with Ministry for their consideration and issue of necessary orders. The reply in this regard has not been received till date.
3. In this connection, this office is of opinion that the incumbents were detailed on OT and were paid for it as per the then existing entitlement for the post. Hence, recovery of the amount due to upgradation of the posts retrospectively w.e.f 1.1.2006 is not justified. However, regularisation/sanction due to retrospective withdrawal of entitlement to OT/PL Bonus as a result of up-gradation of the pots is required.
However the matter has been referred to OFB for taking up the case with the Ministry for regularisation action. Till such time the recovery of OT already made may be kept in abeyance, however, it may please be ensured that payment of OT arrear to these officers for the period in question may not be released pending receipt of Govt. orders.
C of A (Fys) has been consulted.
Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys)
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