Saturday, August 29, 2009

Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus ) to Central Government Employees for the year 2008-2009.

No.7/23/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi the 28th August,2009


Subject:- Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus ) to Central Government Employees for the year 2008-2009.

The under signed 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 year 2008-2009 to the Central Government Employees in Group C and D and all non-gazetted employees in Group B, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The Calculation ceiling of Rs.3500/- remain unchanged. The payment will also be admissible to the Central Police and Para-military Personnel and Personnel of Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-

(i) Only those employees who were in service on 31.3.2009 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2008-2009 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 service (rounded off to the nearest number of months)

(ii)The quantum of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling which ever 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 there after be multiplied by the number of days bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of Rs. 3500/-(where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 3500X30/30.4=Rs. 3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454/-)

(iii)The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 days week ) be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) payment. The amount of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) payable will be Rs.1200x30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21(rounded off to Rs.1184/-) Incases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/-p.m.,the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v)The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14(10)-ECooRD/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

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 on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) is to be met from with in the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries /Departments for the current year.5.In so for as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned , these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell

Payment of second instalment of arrears on account ofimplementation of Sixth Central Pay Commission'srecommendations.

As communicated vide this Department's Resolution No.l/l/2008-ICdated 29th August, 2008, the Government had decided that the arrears onaccount of implementation of Sixth Central Pay Commission's recommendationswill be paid in cash in two instalments - first instalment of 40% during the year2008-09 and the remaining 60% in the financial year 2009-10.The first instalmentbas already been paid in 2008-09. It has now been decided that the remaining60% of arrears may now be paid to the concerned Government servants.

2. Further, as already stipulated vide this Department's O.M. No.1(2)/ EV/2008 dated 17th August, 2009, in the case of post-01.01.2004 entrantsinto the Central Government, the second instalment of arrears may be releasedonly after individual application forms for registration to the New PensionScheme have been obtained by the DDO/PAO from the concerned Governmentservant.

3. As in the case of the first instalment of arrears, Government servants willbe permitted to deposit their arrears in their GPF Accounts. Though notmandated, Government servants are encouraged to deposit their arrears in their GPF accounts


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Finance Ministry approved Rs.5000-8000(Rs.4200 Grade Pay) for MCM

Dear affiliates,
You are aware that the demand for granting Rs.5000-8000 to MCM in Defence at par with Railways was persued by INDWF with M of D. Later this was refused by VI CPC and the same was not considered. Railways MCM was also brought down to Rs.4500-7000 at par with Defence.
INDWF vide our letter No.INDWF/RM/30/2004 dt.28.9.2008 represented to Ministry of Defence to refer the issue to Fast Track Committee and was replied by M of D vide their letter No.PCI to F.No.1088/2008-D(einl) dt.8.11.2008 addressed to General Secretary, INDWF stating that the matter was placed before the Fast Track Committee along with Railways.
Subsequently a meeting was held with M of D on 19.6.2008 and with Ministry of finance(Expenditure) on 19.2.2009 and was agreed to grant Rs.5000-8000 provided it in agreed to demerge Highly Skilled in to Highly Skilled I and Highly Skilled II grades.

Now Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) issued amendment to G.S.R.552(E) to Central Civil Services(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 for the workshop staff as follows and issued Notification through Gazette of India on 28.7.2009 published by the controller of publications, New Delhi-110 054.

Highly Skilled:-


Rs.4000-6000 ----------4000-6000 (50%) - PB-1 - GP-2400

Rs.4000-6000 --------- 4500-7000 (50%) - PB-1 GP-2800

Master Craftsman:

Rs.4500-7000 - ----5000-8000 - PB-2 - GP-4200

Now M of D will issue the orders for implementation based on the above amendments approved by Finance Ministry (Expenditure). According to which the ratio will be as follows;-

MCM - 14%------------- MCM - 14%

HS - 41% --------------- HS I - 20.5%

-------------------------HS II - 20.5%

SK-45%-----------------SK- 45%

(i) 14% MCM will get increase in Grade Pay from 2800 to 4200 i.e., Rs.1400 total increase.
(ii) From HS – 20.5% will be promoted to Grade Pay from Rs.2400 to 2800 increase Rs.400 Grade Pay.
The date of effect will be from 1.1.2006 .MOD will issue clear orders.


General Secretary,


Monday, August 3, 2009

Setting Up Of Ordnance Factory at Rajgir

The present status of the project is given below:

(i) Contracts for procurement of the different plants to be set up in the factory have been concluded.

(ii) The administrative building of the factory and a few other buildings for a school and a hospital have been completed. Work for arrangement of bulk power has also been completed.

The project was originally sanctioned by the Cabinet Committee on Security in 2001. Further steps for implementation could be taken only after the trials of the product (bio modular charge system for artillery guns) were completed by the Army in March 2003. When a global tender was issued it was found that the offers received were much higher than the sanctioned cost. The Ministry of Defence had then decided to put the project on hold and appoint an expert committee for reviewing the project. After examining the report of the expert committee it was finally decided in July 2007 to go ahead with the project. The revised project was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security in January 2009.

The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2011. However, in view of the case registered by CBI against Shri Sudipta Ghosh, former DGOF and some others, it has been decided by the Ministry of Defence to put on hold for the present all procurement cases with Israeli Military Industries, Israel, on whom the contract for supply of Bi Modular Charge System Plant has been placed, till further orders.

information was given by Minister of Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Kaushalendra Kumar in Lok Sabha today.