WB govt accepts Fifth Pay Commission recommendations

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 00:00

Kolkata, Feb 25: With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the West Bengal Government on Wednesday announced the implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission with certain improvements, which will be effective from April 1 this year.
"The state government has accepted, by and large, the
recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission, constituted by
it, with certain improvements," Finance minister Asim Dasgupta
said.

Beneficiaries will include ten lakh government employees,
teachers and other staff, while the government has to incur an
additional expenditure of about Rs 5,700 crore annually, he
said.

Dasgupta said that replacing the existing pay scales, a
revised pay structure with five Pay Bands and distinct Grade
Pay for each of the unrevised pay scales have been introduced.

Giving an example, Dasgupta said a Group-D employee now
drawing a basic pay of Rs 2,600 plus dearness pay of Rs 1,300
would get Rs 6,600 as basic pay in the revised pay structure.

The highest basic scale in Pay Band-5 will be from Rs
37,400 to Rs 60,000, he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 00:00

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