Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 – AIRF letter to Railway Board
No.AIRF/387 Dated: September 7, 2017
Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to Railwaymen
Ref.: Meeting with the AM(Staff), Railway Board held on 04.08.2017
Please refer to our discussion held in the chamber of AM(Staff), Railway Board, on the above subject matter on 4th August, 2017. All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF) has already explained in detail its viewpoint in respect of calculation formula for payment of PLB to Railwaymen.
You may recall that, PLB has been an outcome of the bilateral agreement between Ministry of Railways and Staff Side Federations, which was arrived at on 22.11.1979. The formula for calculation of PLB, that was formulated as a result of above-mentioned agreement, is sacrosanct, on the basis of which payment of PLB is being made to entitled railway employees every year till last financial year.
AIRF is totally against any deviation in the well settled formula devised to calculate PLB payable to railway employees under the said agreement.
It is, therefore, urged that, payment of PLB for financial year 2016-17 should be made on the basis of established formula as mentioned above and there should not be any effort to make any amendment in the same as also number of days, calculated last year for payment of PLB, should not be reduced, else this will lead to unwarranted impairment in industrial peace.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source : AIRF