Devising a Simple Compensation Structure
The objective of this article is to explain the basic Compensation structure in its simplest form. Information about Statutory compliance with Labor Laws and Tax requirements will also be explained in brief.
Every organization aspires to devise a compensation structure that is easily understood, while taking into account all the aspects of statutory compliance. At the same time, the organization also needs to look into increasing the Take Home salary of the employee.
|Basic||40 -50 % of CTC|
|House Rent Allowance (HRA)||
|Education||Rs. 100 Per month per child|
|Other||There are other allowances that are defined under Sec 10 (14) of the Income tax Act. The company may provide a special allowance that is listed under the Other category.|
Reimbursements: These are claims made by the employees against some specific expenditure incurred by them. They usually need to produce bills to claim the amount.
Non-Monetary/ Perks – The value of the benefit is included in the CTC. The amount is fixed at the discretion of the company. Some of the benefits that the companies usually provide are listed below.
|Car||Usually for Senior Management officials|
|Accommodation||The benefit is fixed based on whether the property is Company owned or it is under a Lease agreement.|
|Fixed Assets||A nominal amount for the usage of fixed assets like furniture.|
|ESOP||Employee stock options are a popular benefit provided by most companies|
|Others||Food coupons, Gas, Electricity, Water etc.|
|Medical||Rs.15000 (for self, spouse and dependents)|
|LTA (Leave and Travel Allowance)||
Retirement benefits: Some components that the company may contribute towards the retirement benefits of the employee are as follows:
|Provident Fund||Contribution can be upto 12% of Basic salary|
|Gratuity||4.81 % of Basic Salary per month|
|Super annuation||As per company policy. Not compulsory for each company to contribute.|
|Pension fund||As per company policy|
|Insurance||Life/ Medical Insurance|
|Employer contribution to ESI||Currently it is 4.75 of ESI wages. It is advisable that the company reviews this from time to time)|
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(The author, Stella Lauren has contributed this post, who writes on organization growth and sustained development in the competitive business environment. Please note that the above information constitutes a General guideline. This weblog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer. It is solely my opinion.)