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The responsibility on the part of Principal Employer is to the extent of a minimum bonus of 8.33%. The 20% is the maximum limit which only could be ascertained & declared by the direct employer, the contractor. It's not practical for the PE to impose certain higher %age of bonus arbitrarily. Your version of higher profitable can be refuted by the concerned. Unless the workers involved raise a dispute or resort to agitation nothing concrete could be expected.