Ceiling for Payment of PLB Should Be Reviewed: NFIR/INTUC
Ceiling for Payment of PLB should be reviewed to facilitate employees to receive their legitimate Productivity Linked Bonus on the basis of Actual Wages Drawn
PLB for Railway Men: NFIR efforts lauded by INTUC in its Conference. The brief note issued in its Conference is given below…
The 30th Plenary Session of INTUC at Raipur, takes note of NFIR’s consistent struggle since the year 1969 for securing introduction of the concept of “Productivity Linked Bonus to Railway men (PLB)
Due to the persuasion, initiative and relentless struggle of NFIR, the Government had agreed for evolving the scheme of PLB to Railway employees in the year 1979 and consequently an agreement was reached between the Federation and the Railway Ministry for introduction of PLB scheme in the Railways. The NFIR had, from time to time, pleaded for bringing positive changes in the scheme, more particularly relating to salary eligibility limit and calculation of ceiling limit. The continuous efforts of the NFIR has yielded satisfactory results, so much so, the Railway employees in group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories become entitled for Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) @ Rs.3500/- p.m. (on the basis of number of days wages). This revision of calculation limit was given effect from 2006-07 onwards as approved by the Union Cabinet on 03-10-2008.
Though the Railway employees are now entitled for Productivity Linked Bonus in terms of numbers of days wages subject to the calculation of the same @ Rs.3500/- p.m., the INTUC strongly demands that the notional calculation system should be dispensed with and the Bonus is paid on the actual wages of the employees.
The 30th Plenary Session of INTUC therefore demands that the existing calculation ceiling for payment of PLB should be reviewed to facilitate employees to receive their legitimate Productivity Linked Bonus on the basis of actual wages drawn.