The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya, on December 7, 2015.  The Bill seeks to amend the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. AIRF has demanded an Arrear on PLB for FY 2014-15.



No.AIRF/387(252)                                                               Dated: Decembar 23rd, 2015

Hon’ble Minister for Railways,

Ministry of Railways,

Rail Bhawan,

New Delhi


Respected Sir,

Sub:- Payment of Arrear of Productivity Linked Bonus to Railwaymen for the year 2014-15

In this connection, it is mentioned that Parliament has passed the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill 2015 on 22-12-2015. This Bill has a proposal to increase ceiling limit of wages from Rs. 3500/- to Rs. 7000/-. It is also worth mentioning that Railwaymen has been given Payment of PLB on Rs. 3500/- for FY 2014-15.

 Since Parliament has passed the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill 2015, and it has come into force on 01.04.2014, it is therefore requested that payment of arrears in respect of PLB pertaining to FY 2014-15 may be disbursed to railway employees at the earliest. 

With kind regards!