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ADHOC BONUS AND SPECIAL FESTIVAL ALLOWANCE

ADHOC BONUS AND SPECIAL FESTIVAL ALLOWANCE 2013 14 TO STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS - SANCTIONED – ORDERS ISSUED



GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
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ADHOC BONUS AND SPECIAL FESTIVAL ALLOWANCE 2013 14 TO STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS - SANCTIONED – ORDERS ISSUED.

FINANCE (LOANS) DEPARTMENT

G.O. (P) No.367/14/Fin.
Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 25th August 2014

Read: - 1. G.O. (P) No. 430/2013/Fin. dated 05.09.2013.
             2.  G.O. (P) No. 455/2013/Fin. dated 10.09.2013.
             3.  G.O. (P) No. 459/2013/Fin. dated 10.09.2013.
             4.   G.O. (P) No. 467/2013/Fin. dated 12.09.2013.
             5.   G.O. (P) No. 477/2013/Fin. dated 13.09.2013.
             6.   G.O. (P) No. 494/2013/Fin. dated 28.09.2013.

ORDER

Government are pleased to sanction Ad hoc Bonus/Special Festival Allowance to the State Government Employees, Employees of Aided Educational Institutions, Full-time Contingent Employees and other categories of Staff subject to the conditions specified in this order.

Adhoc Bonus

2.   All State Government employees (including Personal Staff of Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition and Chief Whip), All India Service Officers working in connection with the affairs of the State, Employees of the Aided Educational Institutions, Staff of the Local Bodies and Employees of Panchayat Raj Institutions etc.
drawing total emoluments up to and including ₹ 18,150/- in the pre-revised and revised scale of pay as on 31.03.2014 will be paid Adhoc Bonus for the year 2013-14 before the ensuing Onam Festival subject to the following conditions.

i.                     For those drawing emoluments of more than ₹ 3,500/- per month and not exceeding
₹ 18,150/- per month, the Adhoc bonus will be calculated as if the emoluments were
₹ 3,500/- per month. In the case of those who have opted to come over to the revised scales of pay on or before 31.03.2014, the term "emoluments" means Basic Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay, Special Allowance, Personal Allowance, and Dearness Allowance at 73% of the basic pay in the revised scale, but minus House Rent Allowance and other Compensatory Allowances.

ii.                   In the case of employees remaining in pre- revised scale the term "emoluments" means the same as (i) above in all other respects except that the DA will be 191% of the Basic Pay in the pre-revised scale minus House Rent Allowance and Compensatory Allowances.

iii.                  The personal allowance sanctioned to protect drop in Dearness Allowance in Special Pay will also be reckoned as emoluments for computing Adhoc Bonus in such cases.

In the case of employees who were on leave without allowance, half pay leave, study leave or leave not due during the month of March 2014, their ’Adhoc Bonus will be calculated based on the emoluments last drawn by them before proceeding on leave.

The rate of Dearness Allowance for the purpose of this order will be that sanctioned vide GO(P) No.221/2014/Fin dated 16.06.2014.

3.            The Adhoc Bonus will be admissible to such employees who were in service on 31-3-2014 and have at least 6 months continuous service during the financial year 2013-14, Those who have retired or even relieved from service on or before 31-3-2014 and had put in 6 months continuous service during the financial year 2013-14 will also be eligible for Adhoc Bonus/Special Festival Allowance as the case may be.

4.            The following categories will also be eligible to receive Adhoc bonus:

I.                    The NMR and permanent workers/labourers and seasonal workers of all Departments including those working in Agricultural farms, Seed farms, Regional Workshop etc. (for calculation of Ad hoc bonus variable Dearness Allowance will also be taken into account in the case of employees drawing variable dearness allowance).

II.                  The employees of Government Presses will be given option either to draw bonus as admissible to other Government employees as per these orders or the performance allowance (including ex-gratia allowance if any) payable to industrial workers as usual. No revision of options will be allowed if the employee exercises any one of the above options.

III.                The provisional employees who got regular appointments through the P.S.C. without break, provided they were in service on 31-3-2014 and have at least 6 months continuous service during the financial year 2013-14.

IV.                Teachers who were in aided school service and got regular appointments in Government Schools through the P.S.C without break, provided they were in service on 31-3-2014 and have at least 6 months continuous service during the financial year 2013-14.

V.                  Part-time Teachers of Education Department who are drawing pay in a scale of pay.

VI.                Regular employees who were under suspension during the whole, or part of the year 2013-14 will be eligible for Ad hoc Bonus/ Special Festival Allowance provided they have been reinstated in service on or before the date of issue of this order and the period of suspension is treated as duty or eligible leave and have drawn full salary for that period.

VII.              Government Employees who are working in Corporations/Public Sector Undertakings or Boards on deputation basis provided they are otherwise eligible for Ad hoc bonus, Adhoc Bonus will be paid to them at the rate admissible to them had they continued in the parent Department.

VIII.             Part Time Contingent Employees including those working in aided educational Institutions.

Special Festival Allowance

5. The following categories of employees who are not eligible to draw bonus will be paid Special Festival Allowance @ ₹ 2,200/-.

i.                     Who are not eligible to draw Adhoc Bonus in terms of para 2 to 4 above are eligible for Special Festival Allowance.

ii.                   All regular/temporary employees including personal staff of Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition and Chief Whip and who joined service after 1-10-2013 and who are in service on the date of issue of this order and all regular P.S.C. hands who joined duty before fourth Onam of 2014.

iii.                  Teachers deputed for training from Aided/Government Schools who are eligible for Onam Advance under Article 250 of the Kerala Financial Code Volume. I

iv.                 Re-employed pensioners.

v.                   Employees on contract appointments.

vi.                 Provisional hands recruited through Employment Exchange who are in service on the day before the First Onam (06.09.2014) but whose services are not terminated before the Fourth Onam (09.09.2014) irrespective of their length of service.

vii.                All the teaching and non-teaching staff of Aided Anglo-Indian Schools which have not been brought under the direct payment system.

viii.              Staff of the Shri Chitra Home.

ix.                 Honorary Physicians of Government Ayurveda Colleges.

x.                   Honorary Sisters in Government Hospitals.

xi.                 Chainmen of the Revenue Department on daily wages.

xii.                Permanent labourers in Government Departments.

xiii.              Full-time contingent employees in Government Department, Local Bodies and the contract employees of Kerala House, New Delhi. Those who have put in 6 months continuous service on 31.03.2014 will have option to claim either Adhoc Bonus or Special Festival Allowance.

xiv.              Editor and Reporters of Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series)

xv.               Government Pleaders and Additional Government Pleaders.

6. The following categories of staff will be paid Special Festival Allowance @ ₹ 910/-

(i)                  Pollination workers who are in the list of Agriculture Department and the workers under the scheme of spraying to control leaf rot disease of coconut palms implemented through Panchayat/Municipalities/Corporations who are on the rolls of Agriculture Department and are now employed by Local Bodies under instructions from the Agriculture Department.

(ii)                Cattle Improvement Assistants in the Dairy Development Department.

(iii)               Public Counsel

(iv)              Life Guards of Tourism Department who are on daily wages.

(v)                Family Planning Voluntary Workers who have worked at least 30 days during the period from the last Onam holidays to the ensuing Onam holidays and Part- time contingent employees on daily wages recruited from the category of Family Planning Voluntary Promoters of Trained Dais.

(vi)              'Scheduled Tribes Promoters’ (ST Promoters) working in the Scheduled Tribes Development Department and Scheduled Caste Promoters (SC Promoters) working in the Scheduled Caste Development Department.

(vii)             Employees on daily wages who are in service before the first Onam (ie.06.09.2014) and whose services are not terminated before the fourth Onam (ie 09.09.2014).

(viii)           Home Guards of the Home Department on daily wage basis.


(ix)              Persons acting as substitutes in the place of regular employees in Government Departments, Farms and Local Bodies and the Casual Labourers/C.L.R. Workers including those in Irrigation Department/H.R. Workers of Irrigation Department provided, they have put in 30 days work during the last one year beginning from the last Onam holidays to the ensuing Onam holidays. However, those who have put in a minimum of 200 days work during the period will be eligible for 30 days wages as Ad hoc Bonus and those who have put in less than 200 days work but more than 30 days work shall be eligible for Adhoc Bonus proportionate to the days worked by them subject to a minimum of
₹ 910/-. In the case of Casual Workers, CLR Workers and H R Workers who have been regularized in services, the period of eligibility as indicated above will also include the period of their service before regularization. However the maximum admissible Adhoc Bonus is ₹ 3,500/- .

(x)                Non regularized CLR and HR workers who have put in a minimum of 30 days work between the last Onam holidays and ensuing Onam holidays.

(xi)              The Volunteers of Attappady Hill Area Development Society.

(xii)             Guest Lecturers/Instructors in Educational Institutions who have worked at least 200 hours during the financial year 2013-14.

(xiii)           The patient employees of the Leprosy Hospitals.

7. The following categories of employees will be paid Special Festival Allowance at the rates noted against each:

No
Category
Amount  ( Rs.)

1
School Counsellors
840/-
2
ASHA workers  
900/-
3
The Anganwadi/Balawadi teachers, workers under the Social Welfare Department, Rural Development Department Scheduled Caste Development Department and Scheduled Tribe Development Department
900/-
4
Anganwadi/Balawadi/Helpers and Ayahs
900/-
5
The Conveners of Balawadi/Anganwadi and Feeding Conveners of the upgraded regular feeding centres of the Rural Development Department
670/-
6
Sweepers on consolidated remuneration
670/-
7
The Kashaya Servants of Ayurveda Dispensaries
550/-
8
Special Messengers of Women Protection Officers of Mahila Samakhya Society

9
Additional Staff of MLA’s
800/-
10
Teaching and Non Teaching Staff of Special School
500/-
11
Kishori Sakti Yojana School Counselors
900/-
12
Teachers and Ayahs of Single Teacher schools and Peripathetic schools
1000/-
13
Teachers and Ayahs of Pre-primary Schools run by PTA’s
800/-
14
Cooks of Pre-primary Schools run by PTAs
1000/-
15
Preraks and Assistant Preraks
700/-

8. Pensioners:
1
Service pensioners who are not eligible for Bonus or Festival Allowance as indicated in Para 3 and 5 above will be paid a Special Festival Allowance of
₹ 670/-
2
Pro-rata pensioners
₹ 600/-
3
Pro-rata family pensioners
₹ 600/-
4
Family Pensioners
₹ 550/-
5
Ex-gratia Pensioners
₹ 550/-
6
Personal Staff Pensioners
₹ 550/-
7
Part- time Contingent Pensioners
₹ 550/-
8
Retired Leprosy patient employees
₹ 550/-
9
Part-time contingent family pensioners
₹ 480/-
10
Compassionate allowance pensioners
₹ 480/-

Note: - The Special Festival Allowance under any one of the above schemes alone will be paid, if a pensioner comes within the purview of Para (I ) to (x) above.

9.            The Categories of employees mentioned below will not be eligible to receive Adhoc Bonus/Special Festival Allowance:

(i)                  Those who are eligible for bonus, ex-gratia or such other payments and being governed by any other Bonus Act/Act.

(ii)                Those who were on leave without allowance, as on 31st  March 2014 to take up employment abroad or within India or to join their spouses in India or abroad.

10.          The Adhoc Bonus/Special Festival Allowance will be drawn before 31-03-2015. The expenditure will be debited to the head of account from which the pay and allowances/wages/pension of the individual concerned is drawn. In the case of employees of Local Bodies, the expenditure on account of the payment of Adhoc Bonus/Special Festival Allowance will be met from the funds of the respective Local Bodies.

11.          In the case of employees who are on deputation/foreign service as on 31-03-2014 and if their service in the parent department was more than six months during the year 2013-14, the Adhoc Bonus/Special Festival Allowance admissible will be drawn and disbursed by the foreign employer in relaxation of para 3 above.

12.          Self drawing officers may draw the Ad hoc bonus/Special Festival Allowance without authorization from the Accountant General provided for in Note 2 under Rule 165(d) of the Kerala Treasury Code Volume I.

13.          Payment of Ad hoc bonus/Special Festival Allowance for 2013-14 in the case of employees and Pensioners will be made with effect from 03.09.2014

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
V. RAJAPPAN
ADDITIONAL SECRETARY (FINANCE)

Source:  file:///C:/Users/rams/Downloads/GO(P)No%20367-2014-Fin%20Dated%2025-08-2014.pdf

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