Grant of Interim Relief @ 8% to Pensioners

Governor is pleased to grant an Interim Relief @8% of the Basic Pension with effect from 01.07.2016 to the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners of West Bengal.

KOLKATA – 700 001

No. 224-F(Pen) Date: 03.06.2016


Sub: Grant of Interim Relief to the State Government Pensioners/ Family Pensioners and others with effect from 1st July, 2016.

The Governor has been pleased to grant an Interim Relief (I.R.) @ 8% of the Basic Pension with effect from 01.07.2016 to the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners of the State Government and Government Sponsored or aided non-Government educational institutions, local bodies, statutory bodies, boards, corporations, undertakings etc., covered under Finance Department Resolution No. 8071-F(P) dt. 27.11.2015, pending implementation of the recommendation of the 6th Pay Commission constituted under Finance Department Resolution No. 8070- F(P) dt. 27.11.2015 on observance of the following conditions-

i) The Interim Relief shall remain as a separate fixed element.

ii) No Dearness Relief will be admissible on the Interim Relief.

iii) In such cases where a person is in receipt of more than one pension, Interim Relief shall be admissible on any one of the pensions.

iv) Interim Relief is not admissible to special categories of pensioners such as:

a) Pensioners who have migrated from Pakistan;

b) Political pensioners;

c) Special pensioners;

d) War Risk pensioners;

e) Pensioners guided by Bihar Pension Rules;

f) Pensioners guided by All India Pension Rules.

2. Such Interim Relief shall also be admissible to the re-employed/ contractually engaged pensioners but not to the employed family pensioners/ pensioners.

3. For the purpose of payment of Interim Relief sanctioned herein, the Principal Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal, will issue authority to the Public Sector Banks in Kolkata and the Accountant General of other States.

4. The Treasury/Sub-Treasury Offices in this State will give effect to this order without the authority of the Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal.

Sd/- B.C. Ranjan
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 224-F dated 03.06.2016, Source

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