Attestation by Gazetted Officers
The Govt. of West Bengal abolished the system of classification of employees into Gazetted, Non-Gazetted and Fourth Grade Services vide GO No. 10606-F dated 25.09.1978 and grouping of services introduced. At present as per West Bengal Services Revision of Pay & Allowances, 2009, Government employees are classified as Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D in the following manner:-
- Group A – Government employees holding all posts in the pay band Nos. 4 and 5 with grade pay ranging from Rs. 4,400 to Rs. 10,000.
- Group B – Government employees holding all posts in the pay band No. 3 with grade pay ranging from Rs. 3,200 to Rs. 4,100.
- Group C – Government employees holding all posts in the pay band No. 2 with grade pay ranging from Rs. 1,900 to Rs. 2,900.
- Group D – Government employees holding all posts in the pay band No. 1 with grade pay ranging from Rs. 1,700 to Rs. 1,800.
Group A Officer can attest documents as authorized Gazetted Officer. He put his signature, mention his designation and write ‘Group -A’ below the designation.
Group A Officers of the State Govt. is authorized and competent to grant certificates which are required to be granted by the Gazetted Officer or to attest papers done by erstwhile Gazetted Officer as per GO No. 4890-F dated 16.05.1979.
If a Group B employee on the ground of Career Advancement Scheme or any other non-functional elevation is allowed the scale of Group A Officer, he will not get the status of Group A Officer as per GO No. 5326-F dated 15.06.1999. Hence he will not get the power of attestation or power to grant certificates.