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Bonus for Postal Employees 2021 | PLB (Productivity Linked Bonus) for DOP Employees for the year 2020-2021 | 60 Days Dussehra bonus for postal employees 2021

File No. PP-26/1/2020-PAP Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Posts (Establishment Division) P.A.P. Section Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi — 110 001. Dated:  14.10.2021.

DOP Bonus Order: Diwali Bonus/Dussehra Bonus for DOP employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) Employees 2021


1.         All Chief Postmasters  General

2.         All Postmasters General

3.         Sr. Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of Posts

4.         All General Managers (Finance)

5.         Al\ Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)

6.         Director, RAKNPA/Directors of All PTCs

Productivity  Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2020-21. 

The undersigned  is directed  to convey  the sanction of the President  of India to the payment of Productivity  Linked Bonus for the Accounting  year 2020 21 equivalent of  emoluments  of 60 (Sixty)Days  to  the  employees  of  Department  of  Posts  in  MTS/Group  ‘C'  and  non-gazetted  Group  ’B' .   

Ex-gratia  payment  of  bonus  to Gramin  Dak Sevaks  who are regularly  engaged  after  observing  all engagement  formalities,  and Ad- hoc  payment  of  bonus  to Casual  laborers  who  have  been  conferred  Temporary Status  are  also  to  be  paid  equivalent  to  allowance/wages  respectively   for 60  (Sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1        The calculation tor the purpose of payment  of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below:-


2.1           Productivity  Linked  Bonus  will  be  calculated  on  the basis  of  the  following formua:-

Bonus Calculation= (Average emoluments * Number of day of bonus)/30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

2.2          The term “emoluments”  for regular  Departmental  employees  includes  Basic Pay  in  the  Pay  matrix,  Dearness  Pay,  S.B.  Allowance,  Deputation  (Duty)  Allowance, Deafness   Allowance  and Training Allowance to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawl of salary exceeding Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month  during  the  accounting   year   2020-21,   the  emoluments   shall  be  restricted  to Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

2.3       “Average  Emoluments”   for  a  regular  employee  is  arrived  at  by  dividing  by twelve,  the  totaI salary  drawn  during  the  year  2020-21  for  the period from  1.4.2020   to 31.03.2021,  by restricting  each  month's  salary  to  Rs.  7000/- per  month.   However,  for the periods of  EOL and Dies-Non  in a given month, proportionate  deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit ot Rs.7000/-

2.4        In case of those employees  who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed  or both,  during  the accounting  year,  the clarificatory  orders  issued  vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-4/87-PAP(Pt.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

2.5         Those  employees  who have resigned/retired or  left  services  or proceeded  on deputation  within the Department  of Posts  or  those who have proceeded  on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 31.03.2021  will also be entitled to bonus.  In case of all such employees,  the Productivity  Linked Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.


3.1           In respect  ot  GDSs  who  were  on  duty  throughout  the  year  during  2020-21, Average  Monthly   Time  Related  Continuity   Allowance   will  be  calculated  taking  into account  the  Time  Related  Continuity  Allowance  (TRCA)  plus  corresponding  Dearness Allowance drawn  by  them  for  the  period  from  1.4.2020  to  31.3.2021  divided  by  12. However,  where the  Time  Related  Continuity  Allowance  exceeds  Rs.  7000/-  in  any month during this period, the  allowance  will be restricted  to Rs.7000/-  per  month.   Ex- gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:

Average TRCA X Number of days of bonus/30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

3.2        The allowance drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards exgratia bonus calculation  for  either  the  substitutes  or the incumbent  GDSs.   In respect of  those  GDS who were engaged in short term vacancies in Postmen / MTS Cadre will be governed by instructions issued by this Directorate vide O.M. No. 23-01/2019  GDS dated 23.10.2019.

3.3        If a GDS has been on duty tor a part of the year by way of a fresh engagement, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex- gratia bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4        Those Gramin Dak  Sevaks  who have resigned/  discharged  or left service after 31.03.2021  will  also  be  entitled  to  proportionate  ex-gratia  Bonus.  In  case  of  all  such Gramin  Oak  Sevaks,  the Ex-gratia  Bonus  admissible  will be  as per provisions  of  Para 3.1 above.

3.5        In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies- non  was  imposed,  or both,  during  the  accounting  year,  the  clarificatory  orders  issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively  of this office order No 26-08/80  PAP (Pt-l)dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-04/87-PAP(P.II) dated 8.2.1988  will apply.


4.1         Full Time Casual  Labourers  including Temporary  Status Casual Laborers  who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days  in each  year  for three  years or  more in case of  offices  observing  5 days a week)  as on 31.03.2021  will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/-   (Rupees  Twelve   hundred   only).     The maximum  ad-hoc  bonus  will  be calculated as below:

(Notional monthly wages of RS.1200) X (Number of days of bonus)/30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will be worked out as indicated below:

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year/365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual laborers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2020 to 31.03.2021.   In cases where the actual wages in any month  fall below  Rs.1200/-  during the period 1.4.2020  to 31.3.2021, the actual monthly  wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.

5.               The  amount  of  Productivity  Linked  Bonus/ex-gratia paymenVAd-hoc  bonus payable  under  this  order  will  be  rounded  off  to  the  nearest  rupee.    The  payment  of Productivity  Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia  payment  and ad-hoc payment  will be chargeable to the Head “Salaries" under the relevant Sub-Head of account  to which pay and allowances  of  the staff  are debited.   The payment  will be met  from the sanctioned grant for the year 2021-22.

6.          After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures are intimated to the  Budget  Section  of  the  Department  of  Posts.    The  Budget  Section  will  furnish consolidated  information  to PAP  Section  about  the  total amount  of  bonus paid and the total number  employees  (Category-wise) to  whom it was disbursed  for  the Department as a whole.

7.             This  has  the  approval  of  Hon'ble  Finance  Minister  vide  Ministry  of  Finance, Department   of   Expenditure's ID   Note   No. 11/1/2017-E. III(A)(300505745/2021)  dated 12.10.2021 and   issued   with   the   concurrence   of   AS   &   FA   vide   Diary No.FA- CS(P)/108/2021-22 dated 14.10.2021.

8.         Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.Yours faithful

Copy forwarded to:-

arun Mittal) Assistant Director General (Estt.-1/SCT)/L.O


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2. Addl. DG (Co-ordination)/ Member (P)/ Member (O)/ Member (PLI)/ Member (Banking)/ Member (Tech)/ Member (Plg & HRD)

3.         AS & FA

4.         Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Dte/PLI Directorate.

5.         Sr. DDG (Vig) & CVO/ Director General P&T (Audit)

6.         Secretary, Postal Services Board

7.         Chief Engineer (Civil) Postal Directorate

8.         Budget Section/ PA Wing/ STT/C&A Section of Postal Directorate

9.         All other Sections of Postal Directorate

10.       All recognized Federations/  Unions/ Associations

11.         GM(Operaiions), CEPT  Mysore  for  uploading  the order  on  the India Post website

12      Guard File/Spare Copies.

(Tarun Mittal) Assistant Director General (Estt.-1/SCT)/L.0.


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