Bonus to be paid under Payment of Bonus Act,1965 is to be calculated as under : 1.

It depends upon the percentage on the company wants to give bonus to its employees. Minimum bonus is 8.33% of basic salary earned during the accounting year and Maximum is 20% under the payment of Bonus Act,1965. 2. Eligibility: Bonus under Payment of Bonus Act,1965 is required to be given to employees whose salary ( Basic) is of less than Rs.3500.00 per month during the accounting year for which bonus is to be paid. 3. Bonus is to be calculated for eligible employees assuming salary ( Basic) as Rs.3500.00 per month or less, if, it is less then Rs.3500.00 4.Multiply the yearly sum of salary thus worked out as per above clause 3 with rate of bonus. The figure is bonus payable to employee under the act.

BONUS CALCULATION PARAMETERS CASE 1 BASIC LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 3500 = BONUS=ACTUAL BASIC X (BONUS MONTHS) X 20% CASE 2 BASIC MORE THAN 3500 UPTO 8400 = BONUS=Rs. 3500 X (BONUS MONTHS) X 20%, CASE 3 BASIC MORE THAN 8400 & LESS THAN 10000 = BONUS=Rs. 3500 X (BONUS MONTHS) X 20%, EXGRATIA= BASIC SALARY-8400 CASE 4 BASIC MORE THAN 10000 = BONUS = 0, EXGRATIA= 1 MONTH BASIC SALARY

CASE 5 BASIC CHANGES DURING YEAR EX: 2300 to 3500 = BONUS=(2300Xmonths paidX20%) + (3500Xmonths paidX 20%), exgratia=0 EX: 3500 to 5000 = BONUS=(3500Xmonths paidX20%) + (3500Xmonths paidX 20%), exgratia=0 EX: 5000 6 mths to 8900 6 mths = BONUS=(3500*6*20%)+(3500*6*20%)=8400, exgratia= (8900*6/12)(8400*6/12)=250 EX: 8900 4 mths to 12000 8 mths = BONUS=(3500*4*20%)=2800, exgratia= {(8900*4/12)-(8400*4/12)}+{(12000*8/12}

The rate will be negotiated and the rate affordable to the company will be declared. The rate of bonus will depend upon the profit available for the same. However.33% and maximum 20% bonus. Unfortunately. 8.Now bonus is payable to those whose salaries per month do not exceed Rs 10000(not Rs 3500). Bonus is really a reward for good work or share of profit of the unit where the employee is working.33% For Example if my Basic salary is 5000 and DA 1000 so how much i'll get bonus Bonus =5000+1000*12*8. Annual Bonus and if company have big profits for any financial year so it can be 20% maximum. Bonus is payable to all employees whose salary or wages do not exceed Rs 3. Bonus is payable annually within 8 months from close of accounting year.33/100 = 5997.500 per month provided they have worked for at least 30 days in the accounting year. bonus has become almost as deferred wages due to provision of payment of minimum 8.33/100 = 6000*12*8. If bonus @ 12% has been agreed then take the Basic + DA salary of individual employee for the year and then take 12% of it to arrive at the amount of bonus. However. in the process. Often there were disputes between employer and employees about bonus to be paid. bonus will be calculated treating the salary as Rs 3500. calculate the bonus as if the monthly salary is Rs 3500 (Basic + DA) Bonus=Basic Salary+DA*12*8. It was thought that a legislation will solve the problem and hence Bonus Act was passed. in practice and where the trade unions are very strong. For those whose pay are more than 3500 but not more than Rs 10000. For those whose salary is in between Rs 3500 and Rs 10000. Minimum bonus payable is 8.33% and maximum is 20%.6 RS.33% is the statutory bonus payable to those who are eligible for bonus and 20% is the maximum bonus. Bonus Act has not in any way reduced the disputes.33/100 = 72000*8. The Act is applicable to (a) any factory employing 10 or more persons where any processing is carried out with aid of power (b) Other establishments (established for purpose of profit) employing 20 or more persons. these steps will not work in practice. for calculation of . Donot take one month salary and multiply it by 12 (months) to get the aggregate salary because there may be months with lesser salary due to LOP/ ESI leave. In the PPT of Millet the procedure is explained.

The Act applies to² (a) every factory.The word µestablishment¶ is not defined in the Act. [section 1(3)]. employees of RBI and public sector financial institutions.500 per annum will have to be considered for purpose of deciding eligibility. The term µestablishment¶ is much wider than µfactory¶. Establishment in public sector means an establishment owned. or the Reserve Bank of India. It covers any office or fixed place where business is carried out. Thus. the provisions of this Act do not apply to the employees employed by any establishment in public sector. As per section 32(v)(c). The Act does not apply to any institution established not for purposes of profit. charitable hospitals. whose salary or wages exceed Rs 3. The Act is applicable to Government companies and corporations owned by Government which produces goods or renders services in competition with private sector. Normally. all employees including those.The Act applies to establishment in public sector only if the establishment in public sector sells the goods or renders services in competition with an establishment in private sector. social welfare organisations and defense employees. Establishments to which the Act is applicable . the employees of Municipal Corporation or Municipality. controlled or managed by² (a) a Government company as defined in section 617 of the Companies Act. Establishment in public sector covered only in certain cases . public sector insurance employees. µestablishment¶ is a permanently fixed place for business. and (b) every other establishment in which twenty or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year. maximum salary of Rs 3. it continues to apply even if number of employees fall below 20. or a corporation owned by the Government or the . railway employees.500 is considered.bonus. In other cases. [section 2(17) of Bonus Act]. [section 20(1)]. including those who are not eligible for bonus. of the gross income of the establishment in public sector for that year. The words used are µnumber of persons employed¶. Meaning of µestablishment¶ . However. Hence. 1956 (1 of 1956) (b) a corporation in which not less than forty per cent of its capital is held (whether singly or taken together) by the Government. the Act is not applicable to Government employees. [section 20(2)]. all persons employed are to be considered. and the income from such sale or services or both is not less than twenty per cent. µFactory¶ has same meaning as per Factories Act. Once the Act is applicable. the Act does not apply to any institution established not for purposes of profit. university and employees of educational institutions.

Even a worker working in seasonal factory is eligible if he has worked for at least 30 working days. Salary above Rs. [section 12].500 but is less than Rs 3.Where an establishment consists of different departments or undertakings or has branches. Eligibility for bonus if worked for minimum 30 days . As per section 4. µavailable surplus¶ and µallocable surplus¶ as per method and formula given in Bonus Act.500.500 and maximum @ 20% will be Rs 6. minimum bonus @ 8.Every employee shall be entitled to be paid be his employer in an accounting year. all such departments or undertakings or branches shall be treated as parts of the same establishment for the purpose of computation of bonus under this Act.33% will be Rs 2. ³Corporation´ means any body corporate established by or under any Central Provincial or State Act but does not include a company or a co-operative society. whether situated in the same place or in different places.000 for the year. if he has worked for at least 30 working days in an accounting year. [section 2(16)]. The first step is to calculate µGross Profit¶. Establishment which is not in public sector is µestablishment in private sector¶ [section 2(15)]. the gross profit in respect of any accounting year is required to be calculated as per First Schedule to Act in case of banking company and as per second schedule in case of other establishments.Employees drawing salary or wages upto Rs 3. µavailable surplus¶ is calculated by deducting sums as specified in section 6 from µgross profit¶ arrived at as per section . [section 3] Who are eligible for bonus .500 per month are entitled to bonus. [section 8] Computation of amount available for distribution as bonus . Apprentices are not eligible for bonus.500 is not considered for calculation of Bonus. After calculation of µGross Profit¶ as per section 4. Employee drawing salary/wage exceeding Rs 3. when salary of employee exceeds Rs 2.500 is not entitled to any bonus under the Act. Establishments to include departments. Thus. As per section 5. [section 2(11)].Reserve Bank of India. in accordance with the provisions of this Act. undertakings and branches . bonus.The establishment has to prepare a balance sheet and profit and loss account of the year and calculate the µgross profit¶. next step is to calculate µAvailable Surplus¶. provided he has worked in the establishment for not less than thirty working days in that year. 3.

Allocable surplus is equal to 60% of µavailable surplus¶ calculated as per provisions of section 5.This µallocable surplus¶ has to be distributed as bonus among employees in proportion to the salary or wages actually earned by each employee during the year. The amount set on is carried forward only upto and inclusive of the fourth accounting year. Available Surplus is equal to Gross Profit [as per section 4] less prior charges allowable as deduction u/s 6 plus amount equal to income tax on bonus portion calculated as per proviso (b) to section 5. µallocable surplus¶ will be 67% of µavailable surplus¶. To this amount. [In case of company which does not deduct tax at source as per provisions of section 194 of Income Tax Act. Such shortfall is also carried to next year. This is called µcarry forward for being set on in succeeding years¶. µallocable surplus¶ is calculated. the allocable surplus is more than the amount paid to employees as bonus calculating it @ 20%. This is called µcarry forward for being set off in succeeding years¶.It may happen that in some years.33% bonus. In other words. whether or not the employer has any allocable surplus in the accounting year. Frankly. set on from previous years is added. whichever is higher.33% and maximum 20% as explained below. Similarly. This gives amount which is available for distribution as bonus. in a particular year. even if actual excess is more than 20% of salary/wages. Thus. Thus. I am not able to visualise a situation where a company can legally ignore provisions of section 194 of Income Tax Act]. Set off and set on provisions . Where an employee has not completed fifteen years of age at the beginning of the accounting year. only 20% is required to be carried forward. the minimum bonus . there may be lower µallocable surplus¶ or no µallocable surplus¶ even for payment of 8. The ceiling on set on that is required to be carried forward is 20% of total salary and wages of employees employed in the establishment. If the amount carried forward is not utilised in that period.6 and adding difference equal to income tax on the bonus paid in the preceding year. from previous years is deducted. it lapses. Similarly. . this is subject to minimum 8. if any. it lapses [section 15(1)]. in every year. Such excess µallocable surplus¶ is carried forward to next year for calculation purposes. However.33 per cent of the salary or wage earned by the employee during the accounting year or one hundred rupees. set off.. [section 15(2)] Minimum bonus . a minimum bonus which shall be 8. The amount set off is carried forward only upto and inclusive of the fourth accounting year.Every employer shall be bound to pay to every employee in respect of any accounting year. If the amount carried forward is not set off in that period.

[section 11(2)].500 per month.500 per moth salary only. Salary or wages for calculating bonus . are entitled to bonus on the basis of Rs 2. Thus. the bonus payable to such employee under sections 10 or 11 shall be calculated as if his salary or wages were Rs 2. . In other words. in lieu of such minimum bonus.500 per month. an employee shall be deemed to have worked in an establishment even on the days on which (a) He was laid off (b) He was on leave with salary/wages(c) He was absent due to temporary disablement caused by accident arising out of and in course of employment and (d) Employee was on maternity leave with salary/wages.500 to Rs 3.Where the salary or wage of an employee exceeds Rs 2. the amount set on or the amount set off under the provisions of section 15 shall be taken into account in accordance with the provisions of that section. be bound to pay to every employee in respect of that accounting year bonus which shall be an amount in proportion to the salary or wage earned by the employee during the accounting year subject to a maximum of twenty per cent of such salary or wage.payable is 8.Where in respect of any accounting year. While computing number of working days. the allocable surplus exceeds the amount of minimum bonus payable to the employees. . [section 14]. the employer shall..500 per month. Payment of maximum bonus . [section 10]. employees drawing salary or wages between Rs 2. [section 11(1)]. [section 13].33% or Rs 60 whichever is higher.In computing the allocable surplus under this section. maximum bonus payable to employee is 20% in any accounting year.

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