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Section 19 of Payment of Bonus Act, 1965

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Section 19 of Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 deals with Time-limit for payment of bonus

From the Act

1*[All amounts] payable to an employee by way of bonus under this Act shall be paid in cash by his employer--

(a) where there is a dispute regarding payment of bonus pending before any authority under section 22, within a month from the date on which the award becomes enforceable or the settlement comes into operation, in respect of such dispute;

(b) in any other case, within a period of eight months from the close of the accounting year:

Provided that the appropriate Government or such authority as the appropriate Government may specify in this behalf may, upon an application made to it by the employer and for sufficient reasons, by order, extend the said period of eight months to such further period or periods as it thinks fit; so, however, that the total period so extended shall not in any case exceed two years.

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Related Sections from the Act

  • Section 17: Adjustment of customary or interim bonus against bonus payable under the Act
  • Section 18: Deduction of certain amounts from bonus payable under the Act
  • Section 20: Application of Act to establishments in public sector in certain cases
  • Section 21: Recovery of bonus due from an employer
  • Section 22: Reference of disputes under the Act

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