West Bengal Govt. Pensioners whose basic pension plus relief on pension as on March 31, 2013 did not exceed Rs. 22000/- only and are not eligible for ad-hoc bonus shall be paid an ex-gratia grant of Rs. 1000/- only in lump per head.
Medical Relief shall be applicable in case of Provisional Pension/ Provisional Family Pension as extended by the Government from time to time as a compensation measure.
State Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners shall draw Dearness Relief @ 52% of basic pension/basic family pension with effect from January 1, 2013.
The benefit will also be admissible to the pensioners of the undivided Government of Bengal and the pensioners of the erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) Government who migrated to West Bengal and are receiving pension under “Provisional Payment of Pension Scheme”.
Governor is pleased to decide that the State Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners shall draw Dearness Relief @ 45% of basic Pension with effect from January 1, 2012 onwards.
The matter of transfer of fund from Pension Accounts to other Savings Bank Accounts of the same branch of the Bank and also extending the benefit of cheque to the State Government Pensioners as Government of India has also extended such benefits to its Pensioners’ / Family Pensioners.
Basic pension plus Relief did not exceed Rs. 20000/- only not eligible for bonus, they shall be paid an ex-gratia grant of Rs. 800/- only in lump per head.