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
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.