OTA – OVERTIME ALLOWANCE
How to calculate Overtime
Industrial employees are entitled to additional payment for work done beyond the normal working hours. There are two sets of rules applicable for overtime payment viz. (i) Departmental Rules and (ii) The Factories Act.
For work beyond normal working hours and upto 9 hrs. a day or beyond 44.75 hrs upto 48 hrs in a week, overtime is paid under departmental rules which is known as DOT. For work done beyond 9 hrs. a day or 48 hrs a week, payment is admissible at twice the rate of pay plus all allowances under the Factories Act (often loosely termed as OT Bonus).
OVER TIME PAYMENTS UNDER DEPARTMENTAL RULES (DOT)
In the case of Piece Workers, again there are two sets of rules for DOT. It is calculated @ Basic Pay (alone)/200 per hour in the day shift. For working in the night shift, an additional element known as Night Shift Bonus is also added. This is calculated for half an hour for each hour of overtime worked under departmental rules @ (Basic Pay + Dearness Allowances + City Compensatory Allowance)/200.
OVER TIME PAYMENTS UNDER THE FACTORIES ACT, 1948
For work done, beyond 9 hrs. a day or 48 hrs a week, there are two sets of rules –
Day Worker: Hourly rate of payment which are applicable equally in the day shift as well
Piece Worker: Hourly rate of payment in the day shift is calculated at the rate = twice the