West Bengal Cabinet approves the Sixth Pay Commission
The West Bengal Cabinet on Monday approved recommendations of the Sixth Pay commission and said it will be implemented from January 1 next year.
In some cases, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee approved hikes more than what was suggested by the pay panel, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said adding that no arrear would be paid.
“The Cabinet today approved recommendations of the Pay Commission and it will be effective from January 1, 2020. The state government will be paying its employees a notional effect calculated from 2016,” the finance minister told reporters.
The dearness allowance (DA) will be merged with the basic pay and the grade pay, he said adding that if an employee’s current basic pay is Rs.100, it will become Rs.280.90 after implementation of the pay panel recommendations. To a question, Amit Mitra said the state government will not pay any arrear.
The gratuity will be doubled from Rs. 6 lakh to Rs.12 lakh, Rs.2 lakhs more than what the Sixth Pay Commission recommended, he said.
The House Rent Allowance has been raised from current Rs. 6,000 to Rs.12,000 following the direction from the chief minister, while the recommended amount was Rs.10,500, he said.
Source : NDTV