new Delhi : A major decision was taken for the railway employees in the Union Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Modi. During the meeting, it was decided that more than 11 lakh railway employees will be given 78 days salary as bonus. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that this bonus amount will be given to the railway employees as salary.
2024 crores will be spent
To give bonus to railway employees, the government will have to spend a total of 2024 crores. This is the sixth consecutive year when bonuses have been announced by the government. The government believes that giving bonuses will increase the ability of railway employees to work. Let me tell you that at present, about 11.52 lakh employees are working in Indian Railways. Everyone will get the benefit of this decision.
Cabinet also banned e-cigarette
Apart from this, many important decisions were taken in the cabinet meeting. It was also decided to ban e-cigarettes during the meeting. After this decision, now e-cigarette manufacturing, selling, export-import and distribution will be stopped in the country.