Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Condolence to Comrade Basudev Acharya


Comrade Basudev Acharya! We cannot forget you as you were always with us for taking up our cases in the Parliament during your long and committed career! How can we forget your fight in Loksabha against NPS even by demanding a secret ballot! When all parties spoke but voted with Government in the name of 'Coalition Dharma', you along with other left stood with us and opposed 'NPS'. You are not with us today due to your demise but you will always be guiding us in the right path of working class interests. Long live your fame! RIP - 

K.Ragavendran SG NCCPA


The Central Headquarters of All India Postal Employees union pay its respectful homage to Comrade Basudev Acharya 

Amar Rahe Amar Rahe 

Comrade Basudev Acharya Amar Rahe 

Red Salute to Comrade Basudev Acharya Red Salute



Basudev Acharya inaugurated my first biennial Divisional Conference of Sundargarh Division in Odisha Circle in the year 1993. He was also inaugurated the 25th AIC of AIPEU Postmen and MTS in the year 2013 at Barabati Stadium Cuttack. 

We have taken many fruitful results through our beloved leader Basudev Acharya. One EDA's was retired prematurely by the SDIP . Com. Basudev questioned at parliament and poor EDAs was got back his job and served the department for three years. Got benefits of Talwar Committee report. 

Much more cases we have raised in the parliament through our beloved Com. Basudev Acharya Member of Parliament. 

My respectful homage to him and  deepest condolences to his bereaved family members. 

Lalsalam  Lalsalam 

Lalsalam Comrade Basudev Acharya. 

Com. Basudev Acharya Amar Rahe.

(Debabrata Mohanty)

Ex. General Secretary

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Postal Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the Accounting year 2022-23




F. No. 26-1/2020-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts (Establishment Division/)P.A.P. Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated: 25th October, 2023.

Sub: Postal Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the Accounting year 2022-23

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2022-23 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) Days to the following category of employees of Department of Posts:

i) MTS, /Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’.
ii) Ex-gratia payment of bonus to regularly engaged Gramin Dak Sevaks
iii) Ad-hoc bonus to Full Time Casual Laborers and Temporary Status Casual Laborers

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below:


2.1 Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:

Average emoluments X Number of days of bonus
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

2.2 The terms “emoluments” for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay matrix, Dearness Pay, S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of emoluments exceeding Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month during the accounting year 2022-23, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

2.3 “Average Emoluments” for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2022-23 for the period from 1.4.2022 to 31.03.2023, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs. 7000/- per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month, proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.7000/-

2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed or both, during the accounting year, the clarification orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this officer order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-4/87-PAP(Pt.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left services or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 31.03.2023 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the Productivity Linked Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.


3.1 In respect of GDSs who were on duty throughout the year during 2022-23, Average Monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2022 to 31.3.2023 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 7000/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to Rs.7000/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:

Average TRCA x Number of days of bonus
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

3.2 The TRCA drawn by a substitute GDSs will not be counted towards exgratia bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDSs who were engaged in short term vacancies in Postmen/MTS Cadre will be governed by instructions issued by this Directorate vide OM No. 23-01/2019-GDS dated 23.10.2019.

3.3 If a GDS has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned/ discharged or left service after 31.03.2023 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No 26-08/80-PAP (PtI)dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-04/87-PAP(P.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.


4.1 Full Time Casual Laborers including Temporary Status Casual Laborers who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.03.2023 will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees Twelve hundred only). The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:

(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of bonus)
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will be worked out as indicated below:

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual laborers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2022 to 31.03.2023. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs.1200/- during the period 1.4.2022 to 31.3.2023, the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of Productivity Linked Bonus/ex-gratia payment/Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2023-24.

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures are intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of bonus paid and the total number employees (Category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

7. This has the approval of Ministry of Finance vide Department of Expenditure’s ID Note No. 11/1/2017 E.III (A)(3396840/2023) dated 23.10.2023 and issue with the concurrence of AS & FA vide Diary No.104/2023-24/FA-CS(P) dated 25.10.2023.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

Yours faithfully

(Ravi Pahwa)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC/PAP.)