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Section 19 Payment of Bonus Act 1965: Time-limit for Payment of Bonus

Section 19 (Time-limit for payment of bonus) of the Payment of Bonus Act 1965

❝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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Notes:

The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 was amended by the:
- the Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1968 (62 of 1968)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1969 (8 of 1969)
- the Central Labour Laws (Extension of Jammu And Kashmir) Act, 1970 (51 of 1970)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1972 (68 of 1972)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1973 (39 of 1973)
- the Payment of Bonus (Second Amendment) Act, 1973 (55 of 1973)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1974 (42 of 1974)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1976(23 of 1976)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1977 (43 of 1977)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1978 (48 of 1978)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1980 (5 of 1980)
- the Payment of Bonus (Second Amendment) Act, 1980 (66 of 1980)
- the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981 (61 of 1981)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1985 (30 of 1985)
- the Payment of Bonus (Second Amendment) Act, 1985 (67 of 1985)
- the National Housing Bank Act, 1987 (53 of 1987)
- the Small Industries Development Bank of India Act, 1989 (39 of 1989)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 1995 (34 of 1995)
- the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 (06 of 2016)

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