Grant of Dearness Allowance @ 45% w.e.f. January, 2012

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Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 11080-F(P), dated 12.12.2011


Sub: Grant of Dearness Allowance to the State Government Employees and further Ad-Hoc increase in the Wages daily rated workers under the Government with effect from January, 2012.

The Governor is pleased to decide that the whole time State Government Employees drawing basic pay (i.e. Band Pay, Grade Pay, NPA, if any) up to Rs. 80,000/- shall draw Dearness Allowance@ 45% with effect from January 01, 2012. The calculation of Dearness Allowance shall be made taking into account the revised Band Pay, Grade Pay & NPA, if any, but shall not include any other types of pay.

2. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned herein above shall be rounded off to the nearest rupee in each case.

3. The Governor has also been pleased to decide that there will be a further ad-hoc increase in the existing daily rate of wages by Rs. 21/- (Rupees twenty one) only with effect from January 01, 2012 for the daily rated workers under the Government whose wages are not regulated by any statutory provisions like the Minimum Wages Act, etc.

Sd/- A.K. Das
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal