Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees 2023
Declaration of DA, PLB and Ad-Hoc Bonus: Demand Central Government Union to Nirmala Sitharaman
Ref: Confd. Bonus-DA-DR/2023
Dated — 06.10.2023
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Hon’ble Finance Minister
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: DECLARATION OF DA/DR, PLB AND ADHOC BONUS – REG.
I would like to bring to your kind attention towards non declaration of the due installment of DA/ DR w.e.f. from 01-07-2023, normally it used to be declared in the last week of September and three months arrears paid in first week of October.
Severe discontent is there amongst employees and pensioners, over the delay in Announcement of the same.
Similarly, Durga Puja festival is approaching and the PLB and Adhoc Bonus too, are to be declared.
The Confederation seeks your immediate intervention in the above matter and request you to kindly cause the Declaration/Issuance of DA/ DR order’s and the Bonus order’s, timely.
With profound regards
Equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible Non-gazetted Railway employees;
Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season; 11.27 lakh Non-gazetted Railway employees likely to benefit; Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways.
The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to Railway Employees has been Estimated to be Rs.1,832.09 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB is Rs.7,000/- p.m. The Maximum Amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs.17,951 for 78 days.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi has given approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2022-23. About 11.27 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. This payment will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays, bringing smile to lakhs of families ahead of the festive season.
The Railway employees have played important role in performance of Passenger & Goods services which also acted as catalyst for the economy. In fact, Railway employees ensured uninterrupted movement of essential commodities like food, fertilizer, coal and other items even during the lockdown period. Railways has ensured there is no shortage of such commodities in the area of operations.
Railways in past 3 years have undertaken series of steps to regain market share in freight and increase realization in passenger fares through suitable policy initiatives. As a result, in the current year (2022-23), Railways have re gained the momentum in receipts, disrupted previously due to the pandemic. In F.Y. 2021-22 Railways achieved incremental freight loading of 184 million tonnes which is highest ever (Total 1418 million tonnes). The payment of PLB would serve as an incentive and result in motivating a large number of Railway employees, particularly those involved in execution and operations of railways, to improve their productivity and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers. The payment of PLB will also boost the demand in economy in upcoming festival season.