Daily Allowance Rates in West Bengal

Daily Allowance is a uniform allowance for each day of absence from headquarter which is intended to cover the ordinary daily charges incurred by a Govt employee in consequence of such absence while on tour.

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. NoPay RangeOrdinary LocalitiesExpensive Localities*
1Rs. 16400/- and aboveRs. 135/-Rs. 260/-
2Rs. 8000/- and above but less than Rs. 16400/-Rs. 120/-Rs. 230/-
3Rs. 6500/- and above but less than Rs. 8000/-Rs. 105/-Rs. 200/-
4Rs. 4100/- and above but less than Rs. 6500/-Rs. 90/-Rs. 170/-
5Below 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. NoPay RangeOrdinary LocalitiesExpensive Localities*
1Rs. 16400/- and aboveRs. 335/-Rs. 650/-
2Rs. 8000/- and above but less than Rs. 16400/-Rs. 225/-Rs. 505/-
3Rs. 6500/- and above but less than Rs. 8000/-Rs. 200/-Rs. 380/-
4Rs. 4100/- and above but less than Rs. 6500/-Rs. 130/-Rs. 245/-
5Below 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. NoNo. of DaysAdmissibility
1First 60 daysFull Daily Allowances
2Beyond 60 days up to 180 daysHalf Daily Allowances
3Beyond 180 daysNil.

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. NoHours of AbsenceAdmissibility
1Absence not exceeding 6 hoursNil.
2Absence exceeding 6 hours but not exceeding 12 hours70% of normal rate
3Absence exceeding 12 hoursFull 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. NoHours of AbsenceAdmissibility
1Absence not exceeding 6 hoursNil.
2Absence exceeding 6 hours but not exceeding 12 hours35% of normal rate
3Absence exceeding 12 hours50% of normal rate

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

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