Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees
Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the
Production Linked Bonus for Railway Employees.
As a result of the review of the scheme and approval of the Cabinet the
salient features of the PLB scheme are as under: -
a) The output for a year is reckoned by the equated net tonne kilometres by
i) total goods revenue net tonne kilometres.
ii) non-suburban passenger kilometres converted by a factor of 0.076.
iii) suburban passenger kilometres converted by a factor of 0.053.
b) The input is taken as the non-gazetted staff strength
(excluding RPF/RPSF personnel), increased by the incremental increase/decrease
in capital (over average of last three years) during the year. Incremental
capital is confined to Rolling Stock utilised for movement of trains. The
relative weights given are 0.50 for Tractive Effort, 0.20 for Wagon Capacity and
0.30 for Seating Capacity. The labour input i.e. non-gazetted staff strength is
then increased to the extent of the percentage increase in the incremental
Highest PLB amount of 78 days' wages was paid for the
financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. This year also PLB
equivalent to 78 days' wages will be paid considering the good financial
performance which is expected to motivate employees for working towards
improving the same in future.
The financial implication of payment of 78 days' PLB to
railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 1030.02 crore. The wage
calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted
railway employees is 3500/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway
employee is Rs. 8975 for 78 days.
About 12.58 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from
The Productivity Linked Bonus on Railway covers all non-gazetted railway
employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) who are spread over the entire country.
The Union Cabinet in its meeting held on October 2015
accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity
Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days' wages for the financial year 2014-2015
for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel).