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Home > Employment, Criminal and Labour > Payment of Bonus under The Payment of Bonus Act ,1965
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Minimum/Maximum Bonus Payable
MINIMUM BONUS
  1. The minimum bonus which an employer is required to pay even if he suffers losses during the accounting year or there is no allocable surplus is 8.33 % of the salary or wages during the accounting year, or
  2. Rs. 100 in case of employees above 15 years and Rs 60 in case of employees below 15 years, at the beginning of the accounting year,

whichever is higher

MAXIMUM BONUS
 
If in an accounting year, the allocable surplus, calculated after taking into account the amount ‘set on’ or the amount ‘set of’ exceeds the minimum bonus, the employer should pay bonus in proportion to the salary or wages earned by the employee in that accounting year subject to a maximum of 20% of such salary or wages.
 
TIME LIMIT FOR PAYMENT
 
The bonus should be paid in cash within 8 months from the close of the accounting year or within one month from the date of enforcement of the award or coming into operation of a settlement following an industrial dispute regarding payment of bonus.
 
However if there is sufficient cause extension may be applied for.
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