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Section 31A – The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965

The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965

 

31-A. Special provision with respect to payment of bonus linked with production or productivity –

 

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, –

 

(i) Where an agreement or a settlement has been entered into by the employees with their employer before the commencement of the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1976 (23 of 1976), or (ii) Where the employees enter into any agreement with their employer after such commencement,

 

For payment of an annual bonus linked with production or productivity in lieu of bonus based on profits payable under this Act, then, such employees shall be entitled to receive bonus due to them under such agreement or settlement, as the case may be :

 

[(Note: Ins. by Act 66 of 1980, (w.e.f. 21st August, 1980)) Provided that any such agreement or settlement whereby the employees relinquish their right to receive the minimum bonus under Sec.10 shall be null and void in so far as it purports to deprive them of such right :]

 

[(Note: Subs. by ibid) Provided further that] such employees shall not be entitled to be paid such bonus in excess of twenty per cent, of the salary or wage earned by them during the relevant accounting year.]

 

 

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