Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to Railway employees for 2012-13 will be Rs.8975

Railway Board Letter No
E (P&A)II-2013/PLB-5 dated 04.10.2013
Circular Subject
Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2012-13

1.            The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (seventy eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2012-13 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages exceed Rs.3500/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if ‘wages’ are Rs.3500/- p.m.

2          ‘Wages’ for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus  shall include ‘Basic pay’ as defined in the Railway Services ( Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2012-13. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3.         It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para-1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2012-13 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of Rs.8975/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2012-13.  In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4.         Further,  in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained  in Chapter 9 of R.I/1985 edition [2003 Reprint Edition], such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund  Accounts.

5.         Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2012-13 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made  on priority before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

6.         This issues with the concurrence of  Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.