New Delhi: Ahead of the festive season, Government today cleared a proposal to give bonus to about 12 lakh railway employees. The proposal was cleared at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources said.
Railways had proposed to give 78 days’ wages as bonus, the same as the last three years, despite the financial crunch. This could mean that the employees will get Rs 8897 as bonus for this month.
The burden on railways is estimated to cost more than Rs 800 crores. This bonus gives a big smile on the face of Railway employees.