Points of doubts and Clarification by Finance Ministry on Regulation of Ad-hoc Bonus

Points of doubts and Clarification by Finance Ministry on Regulation of Ad-hoc Bonus

Points of doubts and Clarification by Finance Ministry on Regulation of Ad-hoc Bonus

[Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.7/4/2014/E III (A) dated 19.09.2017 Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity
Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year


Point Clarification
1 Whether the employees in the following categories are eligible
for the benefit of ad-hoc bonus for an accounting year
Subject to completion of minimum six 1 months continuous
service and being in service as on 31st March,
(a) Employees appointed on purely temporary ad-hoc basis. (a) Yes, if there is no break in service.
(b) Employees who resigned, retired From service or expired before
31st March, 2017.
(b) As a special case only those persons who superannuated or
retired on invalidation on medical grounds or died before 31st
March, 2017 but after completing at least six months regular
service during the year will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus
on pro rata basis in terms of nearest number of months of
(c) Employees on deputation/foreign service terms to state
governments, U.T.Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, etc.,
on 31st March, 2017.
(c) Such employees are not eligible for the ad-hoc bonus to be paid
by the lending departments. In such cases the liability to pay
ad-hoc bonus lies with the borrowing organization depending
upon the ad-hoc bonus/PLB/ex-gratia/incentive payment scheme,
if any, in force in the borrowing organization.
(d) Employees who reverted during accounting year from deputation
on foreign service with the organizations indicated in ‘C’
(d) The total amount of bonus/ex-gratia received for the accounting
year from foreign employer and the ad-hoc bonus, if any, due
from a central government office for the period after reversion
will be restricted to the amount due under ad-hoc bonus as per
these orders.
(e) Employees from state Government/U.T. Admn./Public Sector
Undertakings on reverse deputation with the Central Government.
(e) Yes, they are eligible for ad-hoc bonus to be paid by the
borrowing departments in terms of these orders provided no
additional incentive as part of terms of deputation, other than
Deputation Allowance, is paid and the lending authorities have
no objection.
(f) Superannuated employees who were re-employed. (f) Re-employment being fresh Employment eligibility period is to
be worked out separately for re-employment period; the total
amount admissible, if any, for prior to superannuation and that
for re-employment period being restricted to the maximum
admissible under ad-hoc bonus under these orders.

(g) Employees on half-Pay leave/E.O.L./Leave not due/study leave at
any time during the accounting year.
(g) Except in the case of leave without pay the period of leave of
other kinds will be included for the purpose of working out
eligibility period. The period of E.O.L./dies non will be
excluded from eligibility period but will not count as break in
service for the purpose of ad-hoc bonus.
(h) Contract employees. (h) Yes, if the employees are eligible for benefits like dearness
allowance and interim relief. Categories not eligible for these
benefits would be considered at par with casual labour in terms
of ad-hoc bonus orders.
(i) Employees under suspension at any time during the accounting
(i) Subsistence allowance given to an employee under suspension for
a period in the accounting year cannot be treated as
emoluments. Such an employee becomes eligible for the benefit
of ad-hoc bonus if and when reinstated with benefit of
emoluments for the period of suspension, and in other cases
such period will be excluded for the purpose of eligibility as
in the case of employees on leave without pay.
(j) Employees transferred from one Ministry./Department/Office
covered by the Government of India or a Union Territory
Government covered by ad-hoc bonus orders and vice versa.
(j) Employees who are transferred from any of the ad-hoc bonus
orders to another within Ministry/Department/Office covered by
ad-hoc bonus orders to another such office without break in
service will be eligible on the basis of combined period of
service in the different organizations. Those who are nominated
on the basis of a limited departmental or open competitive exam
from one organization to a different organization will also be
eligible for the ad-hoc bonus. The payment will be made only by
the organization where he was employed as on 31st March 17 and
no adjustments with the previous employer will be necessary.
(k) Employees who are transferred from a Government
Department/Organization covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to a
Government Department/Organisation covered by productivity –
Linked Bonus scheme or vice versa.
(k) They may be paid what would have been paid on the basis of
emoluments in ad-hoc bonus covered department for the entire
year less the amount due as productivity-linked bonus. The
amount so calculated may be paid by Department where he was
working on 31st March, 2017 and/or at the time of payment.
(l) Part-time employees engaged on nominal fixed payment (I) Not eligible.
2 Whether ad-hoc bonus is payable to casual labour for an
accounting year in the following cases:-
(a) Those who have put in specified number of days of work in
different offices during each of the three years ending with
the said accounting year.
(a) The eligibility is to be worked out for three years from the
said accounting year backwards. The period of 240 days of work
in each of these years may be arrived at by combining the
number of days worked in more than one offices of the
government of India, for which bonus. ex-gratia or incentive
payment has not been earned and received.

(b) Casual labour who were not in work on 31st March, 2017. (b) The condition of being in employment on 31st March, 2017 as
laid down in these orders is applicable to regular Government
Employees and not to casual labour.
(c) Those who have put in at least specified number of days of work
in each of two years preceding the accounting year but are
short of this limit due to regularization in employment in the
said accounting year.
(c) If a casual labour, who has been regularized in the accounting
year does not fulfill the minimum continuous service of six
months as on 31st March, 2017 and therefore, cannot be granted
benefit as a regular employee, he may be allowed the benefit as
for a casual labour provided the period of regular service in
the said year if added to the period of work as casual labour
works out to at least specified number of days in that
accounting year.

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Ad-hoc Non-PLB Bonus 2016-2017 equivalent to 30 days to Central Government
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