For the fiscal year 2020-21, the Union Cabinet approved a productivity-linked bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ compensation for eligible non-gazetted employees of the Indian Railways, excluding RPF/RPSF personnel.
According to Union Minister Anurag Thakur, who briefed the media on the Cabinet’s main decisions, the move will help as many as 11.56 lakh non-gazetted Railways employees. This year’s cash outlay is expected to reach $1,985 crore. The budgetary outlay for 2020 was estimated to be 2,081.68 crores.
According to reports, the Railways Ministry has presented a proposal to the Union Cabinet for payment of PLB equivalent to 78 days’ salaries for all eligible non-gazetted railway personnel for the fiscal year 2020-21, which the Cabinet accepted today.
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