Idle Time Pay Calculation in OFB

Idle Time Pay Calculation in OFB

According to the OFB illustration, the Idle Time Pay is one of the element of salary paid to Industrial Employees and this is calculated like the following other elements of salary.

Daily Rate of Pay : Idle Time Pay, Holiday Pay, Injury Pay and Leave Pay are calculated on the basis of daily rate of pay as under:

Piece Worker – P / (N – S)

Day Worker – P / (N – S – H)

where :
P- monthly rate of pay of the worker,
N- number of days in a calendar month,
S- number of Sundays in month, H- number of paid holidays, if any in the month.

Payment of Idle Time Pay is made under following circumstances

(i) High atmospheric humidity hindering certain operations in explosive factories or unfavourable weather conditions hindering operations in optical works depending on sunlight.

(ii) Failure of power supply.

(iii) Breakdown of plant and machinery.

(iv) Temporary shortage of materials.

(v) Temporary shortage of work in highly specialised sections.

Who are eligible to draw Idle Time Pay

1.Remuneration to the employees of Ordnance Factories is paid on monthly basis. All category of employees are paid on last day of the month while wages to the Industrial Employees are paid up to tenth day of the following month as prescribed in the Factories Act

2..For the purpose of wage calculation, the Industrial Employees are divided in two sub-categories viz. Day Worker and Piece Worker. A Day Worker can be any Industrial Employee in general who is paid on the basis of attendance. Their work is generally not measurable and non repetitive in nature. Consequently they are not entitled for any incentive except Essential Maintenance Worker who is paid an Incentive Bonus. A Piece Worker is essentially a worker engaged in production, and whose work is measurable and repetitive in nature. These workmen are paid an incentive known as Piece-work Profit.

The total wages paid constitute the following elements:

• Duty Pay
(Time Wages / Nominal Time wages)

• Other elements of Pay
Leave Pay
Holiday Pay
Injury Pay
Idle Time Pay
Over Time Pay

• Fixed Allowances
DA/HRA/CCA/Transport Allowance

• Other Allowances
OT Bonus
Night Shift Bonus
Night Duty Allowance

• Piece-work Profit to Production Worker

• Incentive Bonus to essential Maintenance Worker

2.The Table below depicts the applicability of different elements of pay and allowances to different category of workmen:
TABLE –

3.The definition of different elements of pay & allowances given in Table-I and that of standard working hours are given below.

4.Working Hours : For the purpose of calculation of duty pay and overtime, normal working hours are taken as 44.75 hours/week with 8 hours a day from Monday to Friday and 4.25 hrs on a Saturday. The workers become eligible for Overtime payment for working beyond normal hours.

Weekly Holiday : Sunday is the weekly holiday for which no separate payment is admissible.

Duty Pay or Time Wages for the Day Workers including the Maintenance Workers are calculated for each month on the basis of actual attendance for the month according to the following formula:
P * A / (N – S – H)
where :
P- monthly rate of pay of the worker, A- number of days present or attendance
N- number of days in a calendar month,
S- number of Sundays in month, H- number of paid holidays, if any in the month.

Duty Pay or Time Wages for the Piece Workers are calculated for each month on the basis of actual attendance for the month according to formula :

P * A / (N – S),

where the symbols have the same meaning as that of the day workers.

Daily Rate of Pay : Leave Pay, Holiday Pay, Injury Pay and Idle Time Pay are calculated on the basis of daily rate of pay as under:

Piece Worker – P / (N – S)

Day Worker – P / (N – S – H)

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