Government of West Bengal
Department of Information & Cultural Affairs
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001
No. 983-ICA, Dated: 07.04.2009
The Scale of Pay of Assistant Information Officer was revised from Scale No.14 i.e. Rs. 1640-3645/- to Scale No.15 i.e. Rs.6000-12000/- w.e.f 1.1.96 notionally with actual benefit from 1.1.2007 vide this Deptt’s Order No. 546-ICA dated 27.02.2009.
2. Consequent upon the revision of the Scale of pay of the Assistant Information Officer, some clarifications have been sought for regarding various aspect of 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 Assistant Information Officer may exercise option to come under the said revised scale of pay as is allowed vide this Department’s Order No. 546-ICA dt. 27.02.09 w.e.f. any date between 1.1.96 to 1.1.97 (both days inclusive) within 30 days from the date of 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 Assistant Information Officer for the purpose of CAS’90/ MCAS’01 benefit would be Scale No. 16 (Rs.8000-13500/-) and Scale No. 17 (Rs. 10000-15525/-) 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 CAS/ MCAS Scale of pay would be as were as before for promottee officers of Assistant Information Officers.
(v) The direct recruit Assistant Information Officer shall not be allowed 25 years MCAS benefit as the basic Scale of Pay in Scale No. 15 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/-D. K. Chakraborty
Principal Secretary to the
Govt of West Bengal