West Bengal Government announced an additional 18% Dearness Allowance, effective from January, 2019, for West Bengal Government Employees, Teaching/ Non-Teaching staff of Educational Institutions, Employees of Panchayat and Rural Development, Local Bodies.
Present Rate of Dearness Allowance is 100% (effective from January, 2018).
From January, 2019 the 10% Interim Relief will be merged with D.A.
Net Effective D.A. will be 125% from 01.01.2019.
Source: Press conference at Nabanna on 19.06.2018.