Cash Compensation for the Block Development Officers

Government of West Bengal
Personnel & Administrative Reforms Department
W.B.C.S. Cell
Nabanna, Howrah, Pin – 711102


No. 181-PAR(WBCS)/1D-34/21 Dated 08/02/2021

Sub: Introduction of Cash Compensation for the Block Development Officers for deprivation of holidays and weekly off days.

The matter for sanction of Cash Compensation to the Block Development Officers for the multifunctional roles played in implementation of the development programmes & welfare schemes, maintenance law and order, conduct of election, carrying out relief and rescue operations during natural calamities, upliftment of the socio-economic condition of the weaker sections of the society throughout the year almost on 24X7 basis and also in appreciation of their role as the principal coordinating officer at the block level has been under active consideration of the State Government for sometime past.

The role of the Block Development Officer assumes paramount importance. S/He being the face of the Government at the rural level, often has to put up long hours of duty much beyond the stipulated office hours and on holidays, at times even without any break, to ensure that the essence of development are shared by all sections of the population in a seamless manner and law and order is maintained without any impediment.

Now, the Governor is pleased to accord approval towards payment in one lump of Cash Compensation to all the Block Development Officers of the State which will be equivalent to 30 (thirty) days of their Pay and Dearness Allowances for every completed year of service as on 30th June of every year or on prorata basis for the completed months of service.

With the introduction of this cash compensation scheme, monthly administrative allowances sanctioned for the Block Development Officers earlier vide No. 234-PAR(IAS)/8P-04/2017 dated 07/02/2021 will be discontinued.

This order issues with concurrence of Finance Department vide their U.O. No. 568-Group P2 dated 04/02/2021

This order will take effect on and from 08/02/2021.

By order of the Governor,

Addl. Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 181-PAR dated 08.02.2021, Source

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