Cabinet clears 78-day bonus for railway employees
The 78-day wage is expected to be around Rs 18,000 per employee.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to give 78 days of productivity-linked bonus to railway employees.
Productivity-linked bonus is paid to about 12 lakh railway employees each year before the Dussehra festival.
The 78-day wage is expected to be around Rs 18,000 per employee. In 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 also, 78-day wages were also given as PLB to railway employees.
The bonus decision is expected to cost the railways about Rs 2000 cr.
Last year, the minimum bonus paid was Rs 8,975 per employee.
PLB covers all non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) spread over the entire country.
With PTI Inputs