GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. 1628-F Date: 24.02.2006
The undersigned is directed to say that the post of Head Estimator in different Engineering Departments was allowed special pay of Rs. 60/- p.m. under WBS (ROPA) Rules, 1981 vide Fin. Deptt. Memo No. 3172-F dt. 29-03-82. Since then it became a practice to treat it as special pay under rule 5(28) of WBSR-I, though the post of the Head Estimator was never a promotion post.
Subsequently when it was detected that the post of Head Estimator is not the promotion post of Estimator, Finance Deptt. had issued Memo No. 1082-F dt. 28-01-86 with subsequent Memo No. 10246-F dt. 08-09-89 declaring the said special pay as special pay under rule 5(33) (b) of WBSR-I and that special pay should not be taken into account for the purpose of fixation of pay on promotion. In WBS (ROPA) Rules, 1990 the said special pay has been revised to Rs. 100/- per month. So such special pay under ROPA ’81 should not have been doubled under WBS (ROPA) Rules, 1990 though it was actually done by the Engg. Deptts. But in some cases, the said order could not be implemented due to objections raised by Pay & Accounts Office and ultimately the incumbents holding the posts of Head Estimators are facing problems of overdrawal.
After careful consideration of the matter, the Governor has been pleased to decide that the said special pay of Rs. 60/- p.m. for Head Estimators as was already declared under Fin. Deptt. Memo No. 1082-F dt. 28-01-86 read with Memo No. 10246-F dt. 08-09-89 as special pay under rule 5(33)(b) of WBSR Pt. I, shall be revised to Rs. 120/- p.m. w.e.f. 01-01-86 in relaxation of provisions contained in Sl.No. 4 under Group-A of Part-E of Schedule-I of WBS (ROPA) Rules ’90.
The Governor is further pleased to declare that in terms of F.D. Memo No. 7571-F dt. 02-11-98 the said special pay of Rs. 120/- p.m. shall be treated as Additional Remuneration w.e.f. 01-01-96.
The overdrawals so far made by the Head Estimators on account of treatment of this special pay in the nature of special pay under rule 5(28) of W.B.S.R.-I instead of treating it as special pay under rule 5(33)(b) of WBSR-I shall be waived.
Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal