Grant of Ad-hoc Bonus to State Govt. Employees for 2012-13

State Government employees whose revised emoluments did not exceed Rs. 22,000/- per month as on 31st March, 2013 will be entitled to ad-hoc bonus for the accounting year 2012-2013 at the rate of Rs. 2,600/- per head.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 6066-F(P), Dated: 30.07.2013

MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Ad-hoc Bonus to the State Government Employees and some other categories of Employees for the year 2012-2013.

The undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to say that the Governor is pleased to decide that the State Government employees who are not covered by any of the productivity linked Bonus Scheme and whose revised emoluments did not exceed Rs. 22,000/- per month as on 31st March, 2013 will be entitled to ad-hoc bonus for the accounting year 2012-2013 at the rate of Rs. 2,600/- per head. The upper eligibility ceiling of Rs. 22,000/- p.m. as on 31st March, 2013 will be applicable irrespective of whether the emoluments are drawn in the pre-revised or revised scale of pay or on fixed/consolidated contract pay.

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

i. Ad-hoc Bonus admissible under this order will be worked out on the basis of emoluments as admissible on 31.03.2013. For the employees drawing pay and allowances in terms of the West Bengal Services (Revision of Pay and Allowances) Rules, 2009 the term ‘revised emoluments’ in this order will mean and include pay in the pay band plus the grade pay in the revised pay structure and includes the nonpracticing allowance, if any, Dearness Allowances, but will not include any other pay and other allowance such as house rent allowance, medical allowance, compensatory allowances, etc.

For those who are drawing pay and allowances in the un-revised scale, the term ‘emoluments’ will mean and include basic pay, personal pay, special pay (additional remuneration), dearness pay, dearness allowance, deputation (duty) allowance, Steno Allowance but will not include specialist pay and other allowances such as house rent allowance, medical allowance, compensatoiy allowance, etc. For those who are drawing remuneration on contract basis, the term ‘revised emoluments’ will mean the consolidated contract pay drawn by them.

ii. The employees whose revised emoluments on 31.03.2013 exceeded Rs. 22,000/- p.m. but during the year 2012-2013 their emoluments at least for six months were less than Rs. 22,000/- p.m. i.e. the said emoluments exceeded the eligibility ceiling of Rs. 22,000/- p.m. on account of promotion, drawal of increment, implementation of C.A. Scheme, enhancement of dearness allowance etc. after remaining less than Rs. 22,000/- p.m. for at least six months, will be entitled to ad-hoc bonus of Rs 2,600/-per head under this order.

iii. The employees who were in service on 31.03.2013 and rendered at least six months continuous service during the year 2012-2013 will be eligible for payment of ad-hoc bonus under this order.

Pro-rata payment will be admissible in such cases to the eligible employees for periods of continuous service during the year ranging from six months to full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded of to the nearest number of months). A fraction of 15 days or more should be counted as one month.

iv. The amount of ad-hoc bonus on pro-rata payment as admissible under 2 (iii) above will have to be calculated according to the following formula:-

(Emoluments as on 31st March, 2013 X Eligibility period in number of months) / 12
= The amount of ad-hoc bonus, subject to maximum amount of Rs. 2,600/- only.

v. The casual workers who have put in work at least for 120 days and the employees on consolidated pay in the year 2012-2013 will also be entitled to ad-hoc bonus under this order according to the following formula :-

(Total amount of salary/wages earned during the year 2012-2013) / 12
= The amount of ad-hoc bonus, subject to maximum amount of Rs. 2,600/- only.

The salary/wages in these cases should have the same meaning as ‘revised emoluments’ as defined in Para 2(i) above.

3. The disbursement of Ad-hoc Bonus sanctioned hereinabove should be made in case of Muslim State Government employees by 6th August, 2013 and in case of other State Government employees (other than Muslim State Government employees) such disbursement should be made in between 23rd September, 2013 to 30thth September, 2013.

In case of failure, the disbursement should be made as early as possible before the festival of Durga Puja/Id-Ul-Fitre.

4. The charge in respect of payment of ad-hoc bonus under this order will be debitable to the detailed head viz., “Ad-hoc Bonus” the opening of which was sanctioned under the ‘Salary’ head sub-ordinate to all Major, Minor and sub-heads in the Revenue Expenditure section of the State Budget in terms of Para 9 of this Department’s Order No. 4611-F, dated 22.04.1988 and necessary fund for this purpose have been provided under the above detailed heads in the budget grant available for 2013-2014.

5. The Governor is further pleased to direct that the benefit of ad-hoc bonus sanctioned under this order will also be available to the different categories of employees who had been allowed the same in the last year in accordance with Finance Department’s Memo No. 6732-F(P) dated 03.08.2012 by issue of Government Orders by various Departments in this connection. As in the last year orders for grant of ad-hoc bonus in respect of the employees of Statutory Bodies/Local Bodies/State aided Non-Government Educational Institutions and such other categories of employees of various establishments, who were allowed ad-hoc bonus/ex-gratia at par with the State Government employees or at the rate not more than Rs. 2,600/- per head as approved by the Government in the last year, should be issued by the Departments concerned without referring the file to Finance Department, Group ‘P2’.

6. Clarifications issued in previous years in respect of various points raised in connection with admissibility and drawal of ad-hoc bonus would continue to apply.

Sd/- A. K. Das
O.S.D. & E.O. Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
Finance Department

No. 6066-F dated 30.07.2013, Source

Comments

    • Subrata Dey says

      No sir, you are not entitled to get adhoc bonus because you were not serving at least 6 months for the financial year 2012-13. You only served 4 months and 20 days.

  1. KHOKADA says

    The employee who joins on or before 17th October 2012 is eligible for Bonus subject to emoluments as on 31.3.13 was Rs.22000/- ( in some cases 30.9.12)

  2. Avijit Chakraborty says

    If any State Govt.employee got (BP+GR.P+DA) Rs.21025/- in the month of December’2012 and from April,2012 to December’2012 his gross Emolument is less than 22000/- but due to increase of DA
    his gross Emolument is more than Rs.22000/- in the month of 31.3.2013,will he able to get to
    Ad-Hoc bonus for the year 2012-13.

    Kindly reply it urgently.

    • ARINDAM MALLICK says

      As per Para No. 2(ii) & (ii) of the Memorandum of Govt. of W.B., Finance Department(audit branch) vide No. 6066-F(P), dated-30.07.2013, as the Govt. Employee has rendered at least six(6) months (rendered actually more than 6 months service) continuous service during the previous year 2012-2013 , is entitled to ad-hoc bonus of Rs. 2,600/-.

  3. animesh says

    I am a honorary health worker, working since 1993. My monthly honorarium is 2500inr. Should I get a ad-hoc bonus of 2600inr or 2500inr?
    What should be my bonus?
    2600inr Or
    2500INR.

  4. dipankar talukdar says

    i firstly i was working in gram panchayet office as a GP KARMEE . i resign there in11-12-2012. and now i am working in school dept. in 2012-2013 financial year i was working there gram panchayet office for 9 months(1st april to 12th december. i got bonus 2 time 2010-2011and2011-2012.my question is i am eligible for bonus or not for those 9 months.

  5. NIKHIL MAJEE says

    I am purly hired worker in IWMP, my joining date is 23.1.14 and now i am working in forest dept. in 2012-2013 financial year i was working there till now 7 months .my question is i am eligible for bonus or not for those 7 months.

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