Government of West Bengal
Information and Cultural Affairs Departments
Writers’s Buildings, Kolkata -1
No. 979-ICA, Dated: 07.04.2009
The Scale of pay of District Information & Cultural Officer was revised from Scale No. 14 i.e. Rs. 1640-3634/- to Scale No. 16 i.e. Rs. 8000-13500/- w.e.f. 1.1.96 notionally with actual benefit from 1.1.2007 vide this Department’s Order No. 546-ICA dt. 27.2.09.
2. Consequent upon the revision of the scale of pay of the District Information & Cultural Officer, some clarifications have been sought for regarding fixation of pay. After careful consideration of the matter, the Governor is further pleased to order as follows:-
i) The officer holding the post of District Information & Cultural Officer may exercise option to come under the said revised scale of pay as has been allowed vide this Department’s Order No. 546-ICA dt. 27.2.09 w.e.f. any date between 1.1.96 to 1.1.97 (both days inclusive), within 30 days from the date issue of this order.
ii) The pay in the revised Scale would be fixed on the basis of unrevised pay in the unrevised Scale under WBS(ROPA) Rules, 1990.
iii) The first higher Scale and Second higher Scale of direct recruit District Information & Cultural Officer, for the purpose of CAS-’90/ MCAS-’01 benefit would be Scale No.17 (Rs. 10000-15525/-) and Scale No. 18 (Rs. 12000-Rs 18000/-) respectively. The said Scale would take notional effect from 1.1.96 for CAS-’90 benefit and from 1.1.2001 for MCAS-’01 benefit with actual benefit from 1.1.2007.
iv) The direct recruit District Information & Cultural Officer shall not be allowed 25 years MCAS benefit as the basic Scale of pay is No. 16 under WBS (ROPA) Rules, 1998.
This order is issued with the concurrence of the Finance Department vide their U.O. No. 868/Group-P (Pay) dated 2.4.09.
Sd/- Dilip Kumar Chakraborty