The Narendra Modi government has given good news to more than 11 lakh Indian Railways employees ahead of the festive season. The government will to 11,52,000 employees wages of 78 days as bonus as part of Railway Employees' Productivity Link emolument. The Centre had given the same as bonus last year as well.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the bonus for Indian Railways employees after the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He said, "For 11 lakh railway employees, this govt has consistently for last 6 years, being giving record bonus, equivalent to the wage of 78 days. This year also, 11,52,000 employees will get 78 days wage as bonus. This is the reward for productivity."
According to reports, it will lead to outgo of over Rs 2,024 crore.
The Cabinet also banned production, export, import and distribution of e-cigarettes.