Over 11 lakh railway employees to get 78 days wage as bonus

The Union Cabinet today announced wage of 78 days as a bonus for them ahead of the festive season. This year also, 11,52,000 employees will get 78 days wage as bonus.

This is the sixth straight year when the railway employees will get a productivity-linked bonus from the government, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Describing the bonus as “a reward for productivity”, Mr Javadekar said it will help the government maintain high levels of motivation among the railway personnel. The bonus to railways employees will cost the government Rs. 2,024.40 crore, he said.

The approved 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.

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