Revised Remuneration for Casual/ Contractual Workers, 2019

Clarification regarding Remuneration of Casual/ Daily Rated/ Contractual Workers

Government of West Bengal
Finance (Audit) Department
Nabanna, Mandirtala, Howrah-711 102

No. 1033-F(P2) Dated, Howrah, the 8th February, 2019.


The question of further improvement of the conditions of service of the Casual/ Daily rated/ Contractual Workers engaged in various Government Establishments in terms of Memo. No. 9008-F(P) dated 16.09.2011 has been under active consideration of the Government for some time past.

After careful consideration of the matter, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to say that the Governor has been pleased to decide as follows :

(i) With effect from the 1st February, 2019 the consolidated remuneration of the above categories of workers will be revised as follows:

Group – ‘D’

Period of engagementExisting remunerationRevised remuneration
Less than 5 years₹ 10,000/-₹ 12,000/-
5 to less than 10 years₹ 12,000/-₹ 14,000/-
10 to less than 15 years₹ 14,500/-₹ 16,500/-
15 to less than 20 years₹ 17,000/-₹ 19,000/-
20 years and above₹ 20,000/-₹ 22,000/-

Group – ‘C’

Period of engagementExisting remunerationRevised remuneration
Less than 5 years₹ 11,500/-₹ 13,500/-
5 to less than 10 years₹ 13,500/-₹ 15,500/-
10 to less than 15 years₹ 16,000/-₹ 18,000/-
15 to less than 20 years₹ 19,000/-₹ 21,000/-
20 years and above₹ 22,500/-₹ 24,500/-

(ii) With effect from 1st February, 2019 such workers, on attaining the age of 60 (sixty) years, will be entitled to one time terminal benefit of ₹ 3.00 Lakh in place of existing ₹ 2.00 Lakh.

(iii) The above categories of Group-‘D’ Workers, who possess educational qualification of Madhyamik Pass or above and have been in engagement continuously for more than 3 (three) years will be given the benefit of engagement as Contractual/ Casual/ Daily rated Group-‘C’ Workers from the prospective date subject to availability of vacancy in the Group-‘C’ Category. While allowing this benefit the existing remuneration of an individual worker in Group-‘D’ Category shall be protected.

Such exercise shall be made by the respective Appointing Authority after obtaining approval of the concerned Administrative Department.

(iv) Tenure of engagement, yearly enhancement of remuneration, Medical benefit and Leave facility of such workers shall be guided by the provisions of Memo. No. 1107-F(P) dated 25.02.2016 as usual.

Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal

No. 1033-F dated 08.02.2019, Source

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