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Railway employees in India to get 78-day wages as bonus

Staff Writer |
Ahead of the festive season, government gave its approval to pay 78-day wages as bonus to railway employees, the same for the fifth consecutive year.

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The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the pay productivity-linked bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78-day wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2015-16.

Productivity-linked bonus is paid to about 12 lakh railway employees each year before the Dussehra festival.

The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs 2090.96 crore to Railways

Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace.

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