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Enhancement of Bonus Ceiling – Confederation writes on bonus of Casual labourer

Confederation letter to Finance Ministry for enhancement of ceiling of bonus for Casual Labourers from 3500 to 7000.

Confederation letter to the Secretary for Ministry of Finance for enhancement of Bonus ceiling for casual labourers


1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi-110001

Ref: Confdn/Casual Labour/2016-19

Dated – 29.06.2016


The Secretary

Department of Expenditure

Ministry of Finance

129-A, North Block, New Delhi – 110001


Sub: – Enhancement of the rate of bonus payable to casual Labourers consequent on enhancement calculation ceiling of bonus for Central Government Employees from 3500 to 7000.

At present the rate of bonus payable to casual labourers working in the Central Government establishment is as follows:

Full Time Casual labourers including Temporary status casual labourers.

Full Time Casual labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers) who worked for 8 hours a day, for at Least 240 days in a year for three consecutive year (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing five days a week) as on March 31st will be paid adhoc-bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rs. Twelve hundred only). The rate of bonus per day will be worked out as indicated below: –

Maximum adhoc Bonus for the year Divided by 365

The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1st April to 31st March.

The above calculation ceiling of Rs. 1200/- for casual labourer is fixed some ten years back. When the bonus calculation ceiling was 2500/-. After that the bonus calculation ceiling of regular employees were enhanced from 2500 to 3500 and now to 7000 from the financial year 2014-15 as per the Bonus Amendment Act passed in Parliament.

But unfortunately the bonus calculation ceiling of the most deprived and downtrodden section of workers still remains unchanged and no revision is made for the last more than ten years.

In view of the above it is requested that action may be taken to enhance the bonus calculation ceiling for casual labourers also to Rs.7000/- as they are also being paid wages equal to the minimum wage of the Central Government employees.

A line in reply from you end will be highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

Download Confederation letter Ref: Confdn/Casual Labour/2016-19 dated 29.06.2016