Unskilled worker working in MGNREGS in West Bengal shall get Rs. 169.00 for a day’s work. Likewise a semi-skilled and skilled worker shall get wages at the rate of Rs. 253.50 and Rs. 338.00 respectively.
Panchayats and Rural Development Department
Panchayats & Rural Development Deptt. is entrusted with the responsibility of constitution and framing policy related to functioning of the rural local self-government, i.e. the Panchayats.
An Act to reorganize, strengthen and expand the activities of Panchayats in rural areas of West Bengal to enable them to act as units of self-government and to strive for socio-economic development and securing social justice for the people and to provide formatters connected therewith.
Revision of remuneration of employees engaged on contract for implementing Community Health Care Management Initiative (CHCMI) under State Public Health Cell of P&RD Department with effect from 01.04.2013.
State Government has notified dates of Panchayat General Elections which will be held in 17 districts of West Bengal (except the district of Darjeeling).
As the election to the Panchayati Raj bodies is likely to be held in the first or second week of July, 2013, for which training of all personnel who will be engaged in the election process, will be conducted after 15th of June, 2013
The eighth Panchayat General Elections to 3-tier Panchayats will be held in this State within a short period from now. As has been assessed, around four lakhs of polling personnel will be required for smooth conduct of the above elections.
Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLE) engaged for the purpose of making data entry who are paid on pro-rata basis, the Department makes an ad-hoc increase of 30% in respect of data entry charge in respect of all existing data entry interfaces.
Government of India have since increased the rate of pension from Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/- per month under IGNWPS and IGNDPS with effect from 01.10.2012 as well as increased the grant from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 20,000/- under NFBS with effect from 18.10.2012.
The unemployment allowance payable shall be paid to the applicant of a household subject to the entitlement of the household at a rate equal to one-fourth of the prevailing wage of the scheme for the first thirty (30) days during the financial year and at a rate equal to half of the wage rate for the remaining period of the financial year.
Financial Adviser (to be filled up by an officer in the rank of Special Secretary or Joint Secretary) has been introduced in the following six departments: Home, Health and Family Welfare, Urban Development, Public Health Engineering, Public Works, Panchayat and Rural Development department.