NEW DELHI: Ahead of the festive season, railway employees are likely to get 78-day wages as bonus this year, the same as in the last four years despite the financial crunch. We have demanded 78-day wages as productivity-linked bonus (PLB) for railway employee this year and expecting the government to declare the same next week," National Federation of Indian Railway men General Secretary M Raghavaiah told media .
Profitability connected reward is paid to around 12 lakh railroad representatives every year prior to the Dussehra celebration. Mr Raghavaiah said the 78-day pay is relied upon to associate with Rs. 18,000 for every worker. In 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 likewise, 78-day wages were additionally given as PLB to railroad representatives. Confronting a deficit of about Rs. 10,000 crore in the profit because of log jam in loadings and drop of travelers in short prepare venture, the railroads will get the bureau endorsement for the 78-day reward proposition one week from now. The reward choice is relied upon to cost the railroads about Rs. 2000 crore.
All-India Railwaymen's Federation General Secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra said the reward is relied upon to persuade the workers to enhance the money related position of people in general transporter. Mr Mishra said, "Since the PLB roof has been modified to Rs. 7000 from Rs. 3500, we expect every worker will get twofold the sum as against the most recent year's reward." A year ago, the base reward paid was Rs. 8,975 for every representative.
PLB covers all non-gazetted railroad representatives (barring RPF/RPSF faculty) spread over the whole nation.