The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 78 days productivity - linked bonus for non - gazetted rail employees, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing a press conference, Jaitley said, "The Cabinet has approved 78 days Productivity - Linked Bonus for non - gazetted rail employees for 2016 - 17. "
He said that according to the existing formula the productivity - linked bonus was for 72 days.
"Six years ago there was a tradition of giving 78 days bonus.
So the Cabinet has approved the 78 days productivity - linked bonus, " the Finance Minister added.