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Ad-hoc bonus to the Group ‘C’ RPF/RPSF personnel for 2022-23

Ad-hoc bonus to the Group ‘C’ RPF/RPSF personnel for 2022-23

RAILWAY BOARD (रेलवे बोर्ड)

RBE No. 119/2023


New Delhi, dated 25.10.2023

The General Managers/CAOs (R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Grant of ad-hoc bonus to the Group ‘C’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2022-23.

The President is pleased to decide that all Group ‘C’ RPF/RPSF personnel, may be granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30 (thirty) days emoluments for the financial year 2022-23, without any wage eligibility ceiling. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of ₹ 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01.04.2014 vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure)’s OM No. 7/4/2014/E.ILI(A), dated 29th August, 2016.

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

a) Only those Group ‘C’ RPF/RPSF personnel who were in service on 31.3.2023 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2022-23 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible personnel for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months).

b) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/ calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a month will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will, thereafter, be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of ₹7000/- (where actual average emoluments exceed ₹7000), Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) for thirty days would work out to ₹7000×30/30.4 = ₹6907.89 (rounded off to ₹6908/-)

c) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

d) Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc/Non-PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.

e) All the Group ‘C’ RPF/RPSF personnel, regardless of whether they are in uniform or out of uniform and regardless of place of their posting, shall be eligible for ad-hoc bonus in terms of these orders.

For Principal Executive Director / IR
Railway Board

Point Clarification
      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) Employees under suspension at any time during the accounting year. (h) 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.
(i) Employees transferred from one Ministry/ department/ Office covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to another within the Government of India or a union Territory Government covered by ad-hoc bonus orders and vice versa. (i) Employees who are transferred from any of the 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 organisation 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, 2023 and no adjustments with the previous employer will be necessary.
(j) Employees who are transferred from a Government Department/ organization covered by ad-hoc bonus orders to a government Department/ Organization  covered by productivity — Linked bonus scheme or vice versa. (j) 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 2023 and/or at the time of payment

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