The Union Cabinet has decided to give pay bonus of 78 days to more than 11 lakh Railway employees. The Union Cabinet, which is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved this productivity-linked bonus on Wednesday.
In a press conference, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the decision will help over 11 lakh railway employees. The Union Minister described the bouns as a reward for productivity. He also said the reward will help the central government maintain motivation among the railway employees.
The payment of productivity bonus to railway personnel will incur an expense of Rs 2024 crore. The Union minister also said this will be the sixth consecutive year when the railway employees will be rewarded a productivity-linked bonus.
An official statement said the productivity-linked bonus is targeted at appreciating the workers’ contribution to the railway operations across the country. The productivity-linked bouns is for non-gazetted railway p[ersonnel and it excludes Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) and Railway Protection Force (RPF).