Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bonus Hike : Good news expected soon - Reportedly Election Commission given its nod

As per reliable sources, Election Commission has given it’s nod for issuing ordinance on “Payment of Bonus Act”.

Now the matter will go to Cabinet and after it’s approval, necessary ordinance will be notified soon.

Earlier the Government decided to raise the ceiling of Rs 3500/- per month to Rs 10,000/- per month. From this year, the ceiling is going to be increased to as high as Rs 10,000 per month. In a letter from Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr S. Agarwal conveyed this  news to one of the 11 Central Trade Unions during 2nd Sep. 2015 one day Nation wide strike.

Source: http://paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in

BONUS ACT AMENDMENT - A REVIEW
THE PAYMENT OF BONUS ACT, 1965

         The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 provides for the payment of bonus to persons employed in certain establishments, employing 20 or more persons, on the basis of profits or on the basis of production or productivity and matters connected therewith. 

        The minimum bonus of 8.33% is payable by every industry and establishment under section 10 of the Act. The maximum bonus including productivity linked bonus that can be paid in any accounting year shall not exceed 20% of the salary/wage of an employee under the section 31 A of the Act.

          Details of amendments to  the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965: 

SL.
No
Year of Amendment
Eligibility limit
(Rs. Per Month)
Calculation ceiling
(Rs. Per Month)
1.
1965      
Rs. 1600
Rs.750
2.
1985
Rs.2500
Rs. 1600
3.
1995
Rs. 3500
Rs. 2500
4.
2007
Rs. 10000
Rs. 3500










The last amendment of 2007 was notified on 13 December 2007 and made effective
 from 1st April, 2006.

·        The minimum bonus of 8.33% of (Rs. 3500/- X 12= Rs. 42,000/-) is approximately Rs. 3500/-. 
·        The 20% of above referred Rs. 42,000/- is Rs. 8,400/-.  However, the limit is given as Rs. 8,300/-. 
·        The clause (vi) of Section 32 of the Act has also been omitted to bring employees employed through contractors on building operations within the ambit of the Act.

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