New Delhi. The central government has announced non-productivity linked or ad-hoc bonus to central employees for the financial year 2020-21. The Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance said in a statement that employees of central paramilitary forces and armed forces will also be eligible for the bonus. The employees who were in service till March 31, 2021, and who have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the financial year 2020-21, will be eligible for ad-hoc bonus, the statement said.
Non-productivity Linked Bonuses (Ad-hoc Bonus) will be paid to Central Government employees in Group-C and all non-gazetted employees in Group-B who are not covered under any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation limit for payment of this bonus will be the monthly emoluments of Rs.7,000. The Department of Expenditure stated that the quantum of ad-hoc bonus would be calculated on the basis of average emoluments/maximum of calculation, whichever is lower.
The statement also clarified that in case of employees who have resigned, retired or terminated service before March 31, 2021, the ad-hoc bonus would be paid only to those who retired on medical grounds on or before March 31, 2021. Those who died before 2021. But even in these cases, there must be at least six months of regular service during the year.
Casual workers who worked six days a week for at least 240 days in each year for three years or more will also be eligible for non-PLB bonus payments.
To calculate the ad-hoc bonus for one day, the average emoluments in a year has to be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). Thereafter, the number received must be multiplied by the number of days specified for the bonus. For example, the calculation limit for payment of this bonus has been fixed at Rs 7,000 per month. The non-productivity linked bonus or ad-hoc bonus for 30 days will be Rs.6,908.