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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 13.09.2017
Ordnance Factory Board,
10-A, S.K.Bose Road,
Kokkata – 700 001
1. The Director General of Quality Assurance,
2. The Director General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance,
Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2016-2017.
I am directed to refer to this Ministry ‘s letter No.F.48(4)/98/I(B&C) dated 27th July,2000 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-17 40 days wages to the eligible civilian employees of Defence Production Establishments as mentioned therein with an overall of wages of Rs.7000/- per month.
2. The casual labour who has worked for at least 240 days, in each year, for 03 years or more, will be eligible for this PLB payment. The amount will be paid on a notional monthly wages of Rs.750/-. In case where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.750/- per month, the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments. All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
3. The above sanction is subject to the following conditions:-
(a) OFB will submit a monthly status report on the porgress achieved to review the formula for calculation of PLB which otherwise would have been reviewed after three years from implementation i.e., from the accounting year 1999-2000.
(b) GMs of each of the respective factories should submit the Certificate regarding standard man-hours for jobs whenever there is a change in production processes or when new labour saving machines are introduced incorporating the following details.
(iv) Standard Man Hours before the installation of CNC Machines.
(v) Standard Man Hours after the installation of CNC Machines.
(vi) Difference between the above two leading to savings in Standard Man Hours.
(c) DGA(OFys), Kolkata in her DO dated 08.08.2016 addressed to Secretary, Ministry of Defence has intimated regarding in consistencies in calculation of Productivity Linked Bonus in respect of OFB/DGQA etc. DGA (OFys), Kolkata has observed that OFB has taken the average number of days in a month as 30 days while in respect of Army Defence Corpos, the average numbner of days for calculation of PLBs adopted is 30.4 days. OFB is therefore, requested to review the method of calculation for payment of PLB in the light of the observations given by the Director General of Audit (OFys), Kolkata in the DO letter dated 08.08.2016. Till the issue raised by DGA (OFys), Kolkata is settled, payment of PLB may be calculated taking the average number of days as 30.4 days.
4. The expenditure will be debited to Major Head 2079 of the Defence Services Estimates (Ordnance Factories) and to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of employees of allied establishments are debited.
5. The issues with concurrence of Ministry of Finance and MoD (Finance Division) vide their Dy. No.358 dated 15.09.2017.
Under Secretary to the Govt of India