Cabinet clears Rs 2,024 crore bonus for Railway staff


New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS): In a festive season bonanza, the Union Cabinet has approved bonus worth 78 days' wages for over 11 lakh Indian Railways employees.

"It will motivate employees. This is a reward for their productivity," Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said while briefing the media on Cabinet decisions.

The bonus to railway employees would cost Rs 2,024 crore to the national transporter.

Javadekar said that the Cabinet decision on bonus equivalent to 78 days' wages has been the sixth in the row thus setting a record.

The bonus for financial year 2018-19 is linked to employee productivity and covers 11.52 lakh eligible non-gazetted railway employees.

"Productivity-linked bonus (PLB) to all non-gazetted railway employees is an acknowledgement of their contribution to the efficient running of the Railways," an official statement said.

Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) personnel are not part of the bonus benefit.

  

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Oh, they have found one expenditure to part of the funds pinched from RBI.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    They forgot Farmers ...

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  • Gopala, UK

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Bonus is this type of the economical conditions of the railway. Jawdekaer please allocate fund for cleaning the railay cabins and supply clean water. The country is in the hands of unpredictables

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Who's money is paid to the railway employees, is it from the pocket of politicians....if that is so I support such a great activity.

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  • Tea Boy, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Is this bonus a top humanitarian priority than aid to flood victims who have lost everything including thier loved ones or physically crippled for life????????...

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