West Bengal govt declares 8 per cent DA

The West Bengal government today declared eight per cent dearness allowance for its employees and those belonging to government-aided institutions.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 22:07 PM IST

Kolkata: The West Bengal government today
declared eight per cent dearness allowance for its employees
and those belonging to government-aided institutions.

With effect from December 1, 2010, the government will
provide the first instalment of DA for its staff, teachers,
non-teaching employees of aided educational institutions,
panchayats, municipalities, municipal corporations, public
undertakings and statutory authorities, a finance department
statement said.

The raised DA will benefit at least 10 lakh employees
of the state government, teachers and staff of those
state-aided institutions, the release said.

There will also be a corresponding increase in the
pension of the state government and above organisations, thus
benefiting nearly 4.6 lakh pensioners, the release said.

-PTI

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