Grant of Dearness allowance to the State Government employees of West Bengal
The West Bengal State Government has decided to issue Dearness allowance to its employees from 1.1.2012. Memorandum has been published by the Finance Department regarding the subject of granting dearness allowance, employees drawing basic pay (i.e.Band Pay, Grade Pay, NPA, if any) upto Rs.80,000 shall draw Dearness allowance @ 45% with effect from January 01, 2012. The calculation of Dearness allowance shall be made taking into account the revised Band Pay, Grade Pay and NPA, if any, but shall not include any other types of pay.
The Dearness allowance sanctioned herein-above should be rounded off to the nearest rupee in each case. The order also said that the Government has decided there will be a further ad-hoc increase in the existing daily rate of wages by Rs.21.00 (Rupees twenty one) only with effect from 1.1.2012 for the daily rated workers under the Government whose wages are not regulated by any statutory provisions like the Minimum Wages Act, etc.