Govt okays 78-day wages as bonus for 11 lakh railway workers
New Delhi, Sep 18: The Modi government on Wednesday okayed 78-day wages as productivity bonus for railway employees, union minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement at a press conference post the cabinet meeting. It is for the sixth straight year that a productivity-linked bonus is being given to railway employees.
The move is likely to benefit 11 lakh employees and would cost the exchequer Rs 2,000 crore, said the minister. The bonus is for non-gazetted railway employees for financial year 2018-19, the official statement said, and excludes Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) staff.