Good news for Railway employees

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Prakash Javdekar briefed the media on key Cabinet decisions. The Union Cabinet approved 78 days’ of wages as bonus for Railway employees. It will lead to outgo of over ₹2,000 crore.

The Cabinet also banned production, export, import and distribution of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that produce aerosol by heating a solution containing nicotine, which is the addictive substance in combustible cigarettes.

Here are the key decisions taken by the Union Cabinet today:

The Cabinet today approved 78-day wages as productivity bonus to Railway employees

This is for the sixth consecutive year that productivity linked bonus is being given to Railway employees.

This will benefit over 11 lakh Railway employees

Cabinet also banned e-cigarettes

Production, export, import and distribution of e-cigarettes banned

The decision to prohibit e-cigarettes will help protect the population, especially the youth and children, from the risk of addiction through E-cigarettes.

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