Cabinet approves bonus for railway employees, 11.52 lakh workers to benefit

Briefing reporters after Cabinet meet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said it will benefit 11.52 lakh railway employees who will get 78 days wages as bonus.

Written by September 18, 2019 17:22

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved productivity-linked bonus for railway employees.

Briefing reporters after Cabinet meet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said it will benefit 11.52 lakh railway employees who will get 78 days wages as bonus.

“This govt has consistently for last six years being giving record bonus, equivalent to the wage of 78 days. This year also, 11,52,000 employees will get 78 days wage as bonus. This is the reward for productivity,” Prakash Javadekar said.

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He said the step would entail an expenditure of over Rs 2,000 crore and was an acknowledgement of the employees’ contribution to efficient railway operations. (ANI)