Published On: Wed, Oct 7th, 2015

Govt clears 78-day bonus for railway employees

New Delhi: Ahead of the festive season, government today cleared a proposal to give 78-day wages as productivity linked bonus to about 12 lakh railway employees.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

The proposal was cleared at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources said.

Railways had proposed to give 78 days wages as productivity-linked bonus, the same as the last three years, despite the financial crunch. This could mean that the employees will get Rs 8897 as bonus for this month.

The burden on railways is estimated to cost more than Rs 800 crores.

In 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 also,78-day wages were given as PLB to railway employees.

Productivity-linked bonus is paid to railway employees each year.

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