Governor has been pleased to accord sanction of interest-free festival advance upto a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- only to State Government employees whose revised emoluments on 31st March, 2020 exceeded Rs. 34,250/- p.m. but did not exceed Rs. 41,100/- p.m.,
Finance Department, Govt. of West Bengal
The functions of the Finance Department are performed through 5 (five) branches, namely, Audit, Budget, Revenue, Internal Audit and Institutional Finance.
State Government employees whose revised emoluments did not exceed Rs. 34250/- per month as on 31.03.2020 will be entitled to ad-hoc bonus for the accounting year 2019-2020 at the rate of Rs. 4,200/- per head.
All the Departments and other establishments shall start functioning with the officers of and above the rank of Deputy Secretary or equivalent and support staff of Group C and below not exceeding 25% of the existing strength each day with effect from 20th April 2020.
Accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.1% per annum. The rate will be in force during this financial year for the period from 01.04.2020 to 30.06.2020.
Procurement may be undertaken under Rule 47(14) of West Bengal Financial Rules from more than one source simultaneously if the entire quantity required is not available or not immediately available from one source. Such procurement may be made at different rates, if unavoidable.
State Government is currently required to incur heavy unforeseen expenditure to combat the situation arisen due to such pandemic outbreak. The 21 days lockdown which is currently in force throughout India, has severely affected the economy of the Country and the State.