Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway employees
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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway employees

New Delhi, Oct 10: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2017-18 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees.

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced that financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees, excluding RPF/RPSF personnel, has been estimated to be Rs 2,044.31 crore. About 11.91 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said briefing reporters about the Cabinet decisions.

The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted railway employees is Rs 7,000 per month. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs 17,951 for 78 days.

The Productivity Linked Bonus on Railway covers all non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) who are spread over the entire country. Payment of PLB to eligible railway employees is made each year before the Dusshera/ Puja holidays.

The decision of the Cabinet shall be implemented before the holidays for this year as well. For the year 2017-18 PLB equivalent to 78 days’ wages will be paid which is expected to motivate the employees for working towards improving the performance of the Railways. (UNI)