Awards for gold medalist rail employees in CWG

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced Rs 10 lakh each to the three gold medalists from the zonal railways in the Commonwealth Games.

"Railways is a lead partner of the Commonwealth Games and we will reward the three gold medalists drawn from different zonal railways in the CWG," Banerjee said at a railway programme here.

The Railways will also promote the trio, she said.

The railway employees who struck gold in the Commonwealth Games are Anisa Sayyeed (Western Wailways) in shooting, Ravinder Kumar and Sanjay Kumar (Northern Railway) in 60-kg and 74-kg Greco-Roman style of wrestling, respectively.

Railway Employees to Get 77 Day’s Wages as Productivity Linked Bonus for the Year 2009-10

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the Railway employees to the extent of 77 days’ wages for the financial year 2009-10. Approximately 12.92 lakh non-gazetted Group B, C and D employees are likely to benefit from this decision. This will be the highest PLB payment ever to be made by Railways. PLB is based on the productivity indices reflecting the performance of the Railways. 

The financial implication of payment of 77 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be ` 1065.42 crore. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) is ` 3500/- per month. 

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