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PLB for all departments – Point 9 of demand for Strike on 12th Dec

The Confederation of Central Government employees and workers has called for one day strike on 12th December, 2012. Point No: 9 of 15 Point Charter of Demands in respect of this strike is as follows

Point No: 9 of 15 Point Charter of demand:

Introduction of PLB and removal of ceiling limit.

Barring the Railways, Defence production units and Postal Department, Bonus is paid to the Central Government employees on adhoc basis.  The 30 days adhoc bonus is the maximum that is provided to them.  The 4thand 5th Central Pay Commissions had recommended the introduction of productivity linked bonus scheme to all Departments as is presently the case in the three Departments mentioned above. Even the scheme of PLB is not uniform in as much as the Postal Department introduced a ceiling on the entitled number of days of bonus whereas no such ceiling exist either in the Railways or in the Defence Production organisations.   The Government is yet to implement these recommendations even though several rounds of discussions on the subject were held.  There is no reason whatsoever, as to why this recommendation could not be implemented.  There had been no rise in the adhoc bonus for past a decade even though there had been considerable amount of increase in the case of PLB over the years.    The Department of Personnel and Expenditure may be advised to finalise the PLB scheme without further delay for those who are in receipt of adhoc bonus.

 Even though Bonus Act is said to have no application or relevance to the Productivity linked Bonus or adhoc bonus, the provisions of the said Act is employed to deny the entitled bonus to the Government employees on the basis of their emoluments.  The bonus entitlement in both the cases is restricted to the computation based on the notional emoluments of Rs. 3500, while the Postal Department went one step ahead and declared that in the case of GDS, it would continue to be Rs. 2500.The injustice meted out to the GDS in the matter by the Postal Department is highly deplorable.   Presently even a casual worker is entitled to get a monthly wage of more than Rs. 3500.  The minimum wage as on 1.1.2006 determined by the 6th CPC in respect of Central Government employees  is Rs. 7000.   By artificially linking the restriction of emoluments stipulated by the Bonus Act, the employees are denied their legitimate entitlement of Bonus.   The Bonus entitlement must be computed on the basis of the actual emoluments of an employee.

Read all the 15 points of Charter of demands

Strike called for by Confederation of Employees and workers on 12.12.2012- 15 point Charter of Demands
Point No topic
1 7th Pay Commission
2 Merger of DA with pay
3 Compassionate appointments
4 Regularise casual workers
5 Revive JCM
6 Filling up of vacant posts
7 Stop downsizing, outsourcing
8 Stop price rise
9 PLB for all departments
10 Revise OTA, Night duty allowance
11 Arbitration awards
12 Right to strike
13 Grant 5 promotion
14 Scrap NPS
15 Victimisation of Trade Union
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