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Released Date: 15th Sep, 2021


Guidelines For Payment Of Bonus Or Ex-gratia To The Employees In West Bengal

The Governor Of West Bengal vide notification No. Labr/1690(LC-IR)/22013/56/2019 makes an appeal to all employers and employees of the state covered under payment of Bonus Act,1965 as amended by the payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 to stick to the following guidelines while setting the legitimate dues of workers in respect of payment of bonus, in view of ensuing Durga Puja, for the year 2021, (1) Employers shall adopt a flexible attitude on the issue of payment of bonus, (2) Employers shall consider payment of an amount of ex-gratia in lieu of bonus as is admissible at the maximum stage workmen and employees who have crossed the eligibility limit, (3) All employees, whether in casual employment or re-employed after retirement or employed through contractors worked for not less than 30 days during the year should be paid bonus, (4) The employers who are in default towards payment of bonus for the previous years are also being requested to make such payments this year along with the payment of bonus, (5) All trade unions, and employers organizations shall extend their co-operation in maintenance of a climate of industrial peace and exercise their good offices for peaceful and effective settlement of industrial disputes, (6) Employees of IT sector, Hotels and Restaurants, Shops & Establishments, Security Workers and some workers in jute mills should get, (7) The payments of bonus should be made before commencement of Durga Puja, 2021, (8) All employers including the public sector undertakings will act according to this appeal, (9) Government also expects that all employers' organizations will advise their constituents to act according to this appeal. Therefore, Government expects that the employers in such cases shall also pay bonus/ex-gratia to their workers before commencement of Durga Puja, 2021. Please refer to the notification for more details.

Effective Date: 15th Sep, 2021

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