The bonus to Railway employees will lead to outgo of over ₹2,000 crore to the government. This is for the sixth consecutive year that productivity linked bonus is being given to Railway employees.

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Prakash Javadekar today briefed the media on key Cabinet decisions. The Union Cabinet today approved 78 days’ of wages as bonus for Railway employees. This will benefit 11.52 lakh Railway employees and will lead to outgo of over ₹2,000 crore. “It is an acknowledgement of employees contribution to efficient Railway operations and aimed at maintaining high levels of motivation among railway personnel,” the government said in a statement.

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