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.)

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

AIPEU Postmen and MTS CHQ Circular Dated 10-10-2023


No. P.IV/Circular-10/2021-23                                    Dated 10th October, 2023.


Ø  All India Office Bearers

Ø  Circle Secretaries

Ø  Branch, Divisional Secretaries,

Dear comrades,

Historic 29th All India Conference of AIPEU Postmen and MTS CHQ will be held at Kottayam, Kerala from 4th to 6th February 2024. Central Working Committee Meeting will be held on 3rd February 2024 at 1600 hrs. Note that after 1980 Kerala Circle going to organize the AIC a grand manner. All are requested to book their tickets up and down to avoid last hour huddles. It is requested that all the Divisional Secretaries will be attended the AIC. Further, it is the prime responsibility and duty of Circle Secretaries. No if and but. So once again requested to book your tickets in time. The nearest Railway Station is Kottayam Railway Station. All the CWC members are requested to attend the CWC meeting on 3rd February 2024 without fail.

Further, how many persons will be attended the 3rd November 2023 Ramlila Ground Rally, confirm within three days of this communication. Our prime 8 points Charter of Demands You know very well i.e. OPS in place of NPS Scrap PFRDA, Setting of 8th Central Pay Commission, Stop privatization.

We have decided in our Vellore CWC 1000 members of P-IV attend the Rally. Nearby Circle Secretaries are requested maximum comrades should be attended on 3rd November Rally and go back to own same day. (Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Madhy Parades, Bihar and Jharkhand)

Expecting your kind cooperation to success both the programme.

Our own programme Jatha will be moved each and every Circle without fail. The details of Jatha will be communicated shortly.

Make it wide publicity in your respective Circle WhatsApp Groups.

Comradely yours.


RP Sarang

Officiating General Secretary


No. P.IV/Circular-10/2021-23                                                                Dated 10-10-2023


Ø  All India Office Bearers

Ø  Circle Secretaries

Ø  Branch, Divisional Secretaries,

प्रिय साथियों,

एआईपीईयू डाकियों और एमटीएस सीएचक्यू का ऐतिहासिक 29वां अखिल भारतीय सम्मेलन 4 से 6 फरवरी 2024 तक कोट्टायम, केरल में आयोजित किया जाएगा। केंद्रीय कार्य समिति की बैठक 3 फरवरी 2024 को 1600 बजे होगी। ध्यान दें कि 1980 के बाद केरल सर्कल एआईसी को भव्य तरीके से आयोजित करने जा रहा है। सभी से अनुरोध है कि अंतिम घंटे की परेशानी से बचने के लिए अपने टिकट आने और जाने की बुक करें। अनुरोध है कि सभी संभागीय सचिव एआईसी में उपस्थित रहेंगे। इसके अलावा, यह सर्कल सचिवों की प्रमुख जिम्मेदारी और कर्तव्य है। कोई अगर-मगर नहीं. इसलिए एक बार फिर अनुरोध है कि समय पर अपने टिकट बुक करें। निकटतम रेलवे स्टेशन कोट्टायम रेलवे स्टेशन है। सभी सीडब्ल्यूसी सदस्यों से अनुरोध है कि वे 3 फरवरी 2024 को सीडब्ल्यूसी की बैठक में अनिवार्य रूप से भाग लें।

इसके अलावा, 3 नवंबर 2023 की रामलीला ग्राउंड रैली में कितने लोग शामिल होंगे, इस संचार के तीन दिनों के भीतर पुष्टि करें। हमारी प्रमुख 8 सूत्री मांगों का चार्टर आप अच्छी तरह से जानते हैं यानी एनपीएस स्क्रैप पीएफआरडीए के स्थान पर ओपीएस, 8वें केंद्रीय वेतन आयोग की स्थापना, निजीकरण बंद करें।

 हमने अपने वेल्लोर सीडब्ल्यूसी में निर्णय लिया है कि पी-IV के 1000 सदस्य रैली में भाग लेंगे। आसपास के मंडल सचिवों से अनुरोध है कि अधिक से अधिक साथी 3 नवंबर की रैली में शामिल हों और उसी दिन वापस चले जाएं। (पंजाब, उत्तराखंड, हिमाचल, राजस्थान, दिल्ली, उत्तर प्रदेश, हरियाणा, बिहार, मध्य परेड, बिहार और झारखंड)

 दोनों कार्यक्रमों की सफलता के लिए आपके सहयोग की अपेक्षा है।

 हमारा अपना कार्यक्रम जत्था बिना किसी असफलता के प्रत्येक मंडल में ले जाया जाएगा। जत्थे का विवरण शीघ्र ही सूचित किया जाएगा।

 अपने-अपने सर्किल के व्हाट्सएप ग्रुपों में इसका व्यापक प्रचार-प्रसार करें। 

Comradely yours.

RP Sarang

                                                                                                                      Officiating General Secretary 

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