Panchayats & Rural Development

Panchayats & Rural Development Deptt. is entrusted with the responsibility of constitution and framing policy related to functioning of the rural local self-government, i.e. the Panchayats, providing administrative support to the three tier panchayat system as well as implementation of various rural development programmes including the major poverty alleviation programmes in the rural areas of the State.

West Bengal Rural Employment Guarantee (Procedure for Payment of Unemployment Allowance) Rules, 2012

The unemployment allowance payable shall be paid to the applicant of a household subject to the entitlement of the household at a rate equal to one-fourth of the prevailing wage of the scheme for the first thirty (30) days during the financial year and at a rate equal to half of the wage rate for the remaining period of the financial year.