The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to railway employees for the monetary yr 2021-22.

The payment of PLB to eligible railway employees is completed yearly earlier than Dussehra and Puja holidays. This yr additionally, about 11.27 lakh non-gazetted railway employees have been paid PLB quantity equal to 78 days’ wage. The most quantity payable per eligible railway worker is 17,951 for 78 days.

The above quantity has been paid to numerous classes of employees together with Track Maintainer, Driver & Guard, Station Master, Supervisor, Technician, Technician Helper, Controller, Pointsman, Ministerial Staff and different Group C workers.

Financial implications of payment of 78 days PLB to railway employees have been estimated 1832.09 crores. A authorities assertion mentioned that the above choice for payment of PLB has been taken however the antagonistic monetary place due to COVID-19 challenges.

The precise quantity of PLB days paid is greater than the times labored out based mostly on the outlined formulae. The payment of PLB acts as an incentive to inspire the Railway employees to work in the direction of bettering the efficiency of the Railways.

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