CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
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Confederation Circular No. 16/2008
Dated: 10th October 2008
Placed herewith is a letter, we have sent to the Cabinet Secretary on the question of Bonus ceiling, which is self explanatory. Our president had been in touch with the Department of Expenditure to know whether the Govt.'s decision covers the employees other than Railways. They have not been in a position to either confirm or deny in the absence of official minutes. We have been saddled with queries in this regard, obviously understandable.
All affiliates may kindly advise their Units/Branches to hold lunch hour demonstration on Monday the 13th if no orders are issued in this regard by that time to demand the extension of the benefit of the revised ceiling limit to all Central Govt. employees. The text of the telegram to be sent to the Cabinet Secretary is given here- under. The said telegram may be asked to be sent with copy to confederation CHQ.
KINDLY INTERVENE AND EXTEND THE
REVISED BONUS CEILING BENEFIT TO
ALL CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES.
Copy of Confederation's letter D/16/2008 dated 10th October, 2008 addressed to the Cabinet Secretary, Govt. of India, New Delhi. 110 001
Sub: Raising the calculation ceiling for computation of bonus
2006-07 and 2007-08- applicability thereof to CGEs covered by
Adhoc and PLB schemes other than Railway employees.
From the Press Release of the Government of India, appearing at the Website of PIB, it is seen that the Government has taken the decision to raise the Bonus calculation ceiling limit of Rs. 2500 to Rs. 3500 in respect of Railway employees. The Railway Ministry accordingly has issued the orders whereas no such order has so far been issued by the Ministry of Finance to extend the said benefit to other section of Central Govt. employees who are covered by the adhoc and PLB Schemes, even though the Press release cited indicates of similar decision in their case too.
We shall be grateful if necessary directions are issued to the concerned to extend the benefit of the said decision to the employees covered by adhoc and PLB Schemes if such a decision has been taken by the Government. In case the said decision does not cover employees other than those in the Railways, we request you to kindly ensure that the Govt. is moved to take similar decision in respect of them also as otherwise it would be a gross injustice and untenable discrimination.