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Passengers seated in a trainIANS

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 2,044.31 crore for 78 days productivity-linked bonus to about 11.91 lakh non-gazetted railway officials.

The announcement was made by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while addressing a press conference after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Each employee under this head would get about Rs 17,951 for 78 days," Prasad said.