Dearness Allowance @85% w.e.f. January, 2017
Update: Dearness Allowance @100% w.e.f. January, 2018
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. 18-F(P2) Dated, the 2nd January, 2017
Sub: GRANT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND FURTHER AD-HOC INCREASE IN THE WAGES OF DAILY RATED WORKERS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT WITH EFFECT FROM JANUARY 01, 2017.
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) upto Rs. 80,000/- shall draw Dearness Allowance in the enhanced rate from @75% to @85% with effect from 1st January, 2017. 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 type 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, 2017 for the daily rated workers under the Government whose wages are not regulated by any statutory provisions like the Minimum Wages Act, etc.
Sd/- D. K. Mahapatra
Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
No. 18-F dated 02.01.2017, Source