GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION,
SCIENCE & TECNOLOGY AND BIOTECNOLOGY
C. S. BRANCH
BIKASH BHAVAN, SALT LAKE, KOLKATA-700091
No. 969-Edn (C.S.)/1P-20/98(Pt.I) Dated, Kolkata, the 1st September, 2017.
Sub: Grant of Ex-gratia payment to the pensioners of Non-Govt. Colleges, Day Students’ Homes and West Bengal College Service Commission.
The undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to say that the Governor has been pleased to decide that the pensioners of non-Govt. Colleges, Day Students’ Homes and West Bengal College Service Commission including the holders of provisional pension who retired prior to 30.09.2016 and also the pensioners who retired or died after 30.09.2016 but prior to 01.09.2017 and whose basic pension plus relief on pension as on March 31, 2017 did not exceed Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand) only and are not entitled to receive ad-hoc bonus, shall be paid an ex-gratia grant of Rs. 1900/- (Rupees one thousand nine hundred) only in lump per head in order to provide some relief during the ensuing festivals to such pensioners.
2. The ex-gratia grant sanctioned herein will also be admissible to:-
i) The holders of family pension, ex-gratia family pension and ad-hoc family pension,
ii) Pensioners (including widow Pension holders) who draw their Pension sanctioned under French Pension Rules;
iii) Holders of extraordinary pension; and
iv) Holders of ex-gratia pension.
The benefit will also be admissible to the pensioners of the undivided Government of Bengal and the pensioners of the erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) Government who migrated to West Bengal and are receiving pension under “Provisional Payment of Pension Scheme”.
3. The benefit will not be admissible to those who are entitled to ad-hoc bonus and those who are employees/re-employed under any public undertakings/statutory Bodies under the Government and are in receipt of bonus or ex-gratia payment in lieu thereof during the current financial year.
4. The Pensioners who drew their pension through Public Sector Banks will get this ex-gratia grant through their bank accounts. The treasury/sub-treasury office will take appropriate steps for issue of cheque to the respective paying branches, so that the pensioners receiving pension through Banks get the payment of ex-gratia. No authority of the Principal Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal will be required for this purpose.
5. This order will also be applicable to those who are eligible for this ex-gratia grant but whose Pension/family pension has not yet been sanctioned. In their cases and in the case of persons who are drawing provisional pension, this amount of ex-gratia will be drawn by the authority competent to draw provisional pension in the same manner as the amount of provisional pension is drawn by him. In their cases, the facts of payment of ex-gratia grant should be initiated to the Principal Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal at the time of forwarding their pension papers for final sanction of pension.
6 This order is issued as per direction of Finance Deptt., Pension Branch, as laid down in their Memo. No. 307-F (Pen)/1P-1(16)/11) dated 14th June, 2017.
Sd/- Deputy Secretary
No. 969-Edn dated 01.09.2017, Source