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Daily Allowance Rates in West Bengal

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Daily Allowance is a uniform allowance for each day of absence from headquarter only at a place beyond a radius of 8 km which is intended to cover the ordinary daily charges incurred by a Government employee in consequence of such absence while on tour. (Rule 55 of WBSR – II).

(A) When the Govt. employee stays in Govt./ Public Sector Guest House, Dak Bunglows or makes his/ her own arrangement.

 Sl. No Pay Range Ordinary Localities Expensive Localities*
1 Rs. 16400/- and above Rs. 135/- Rs. 260/-
2 Rs. 8000/- and above but less than Rs. 16400/- Rs. 120/- Rs. 230/-
3 Rs. 6500/- and above but less than Rs. 8000/- Rs. 105/- Rs. 200/-
4 Rs. 4100/- and above but less than Rs. 6500/- Rs. 90/- Rs. 170/-
5 Below Rs. 4100/- Rs. 55/- Rs. 105/-

(B) When the Govt. employee stays in a Hotel or other establishment providing board and/ or lodging at scheduled tariffs.

 Sl. No Pay Range Ordinary Localities Expensive Localities*
1 Rs. 16400/- and above Rs. 335/- Rs. 650/-
2 Rs. 8000/- and above but less than Rs. 16400/- Rs. 225/- Rs. 505/-
3 Rs. 6500/- and above but less than Rs. 8000/- Rs. 200/- Rs. 380/-
4 Rs. 4100/- and above but less than Rs. 6500/- Rs. 130/- Rs. 245/-
5 Below Rs. 4100/- Rs. 65/- Rs. 125/-

* Expensive Localities is declared as Darjeeling District except Siliguri Sub-Division, Calcutta Municipal Corporation and Saltlake notifies area.

Daily Allowance for Continuous Halt:

 Sl. No No. of Days Admissibility
1 First 60 days Full Daily Allowances
2 Beyond 60 days up to 180 days Half Daily Allowances
3 Beyond 180 days Nil.

Regulation of Daily Allowance as per Rule 71A of WBSR – II

For absence from headquarter for less than 24 hours is admissible at the following rates:

 Sl. No Hours of Absence Admissibility
1 Absence not exceeding 6 hours Nil.
2 Absence exceeding 6 hours but not exceeding 12 hours 70% of normal rate
3 Absence exceeding 12 hours Full Daily Allowance

Local Journey as in Rule 71B of WBSR – II

A journey to temporary duty point beyond 8 km but less than 20 km is considered as local journey. For local journey the rates of Daily Allowances will be as follows:

 Sl. No Hours of Absence Admissibility
1 Absence not exceeding 6 hours Nil.
2 Absence exceeding 6 hours but not exceeding 12 hours 35% of normal rate
3 Absence exceeding 12 hours 50% of normal rate

Reference:
G.O. No. 4730-F, dated 25.05.99

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