With an aim to boost services of the Indian Railways, the Union Cabinet
gave nod to a productivity linked bonus (PLB) for Railway employees to be
disbursed before the festival season this month. The decision was taken at the
cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 20
The productivity linked bonus or PLB would "service as an incentive
and result in motivating a large number of Railway employees, to improve their
productivity and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers,"
an official statement said. The move is expected to benefit about 12.30 lakh
Productivity-linked bonus equivalent to 78 days' wages for the financial
year 2016-17 to be given to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding
About 12.30 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit.
Payment is to be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays
The government's gesture is expected to serve as an incentive and result in
motivating a large number of Railway employees to improve their productivity
and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers.