Grant of Interim Relief to the State Government Employees and others with effect from 1st July, 2016.
Last Edited on 24/07/2016
Clarification on Interim Relief
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
NABANNA, 325 SARAT CHATTERJEE ROAD, .
No. 3858-F(P) , Dated, Howrah the 22nd July, 2016
Certain questions have been raised in the matter of admissibility and calculation of Interim Relief granted to the State Government Employees and others with effect from 1 st July, 2016 in terms of Memo No. 2926-F (P) dated 02-06-2016.
After careful consideration of the matter and taking into account the questions as now surfaced the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to clarify as follows :-
(i) In respect of employees who were promoted on functional or non-functional basis on any date between 02-01-2016 and 01-07-2016 and got their pay fixed with effect from 01-07-2016 after .drawal of normal increment, the Band Pay for the purpose of calculating Interim Relief is restricted to the band Pay to be arrived at after normal increment in the lower post on 01-07- 2016 instead of the Band Pay actually arrived at after fixation of pay on promotion or advancement. Such restriction does not, however, exist in respect of such employees who got their pay fixed straightway on the date of promotion or advancement prior to 01-07-2016 as they have no scope to get increment on 01-07-2016.
(ii) In respect of the employees who were promoted on functional basis or got advancement on non-functional basis on or after 01-07-2016, the Band Pay to be arrived at after fixation of pay shall not be taken into account for the purpose of calculating Interim Relief.
(iii) An employee who was awarded promotion or MCASbenefit with effect from a date prior to 01- 07-2016 but due to pay fixation order being issued at a later date after 01-07-2016 the employee had to draw the old pay ( as was before promotion or advancement) on 01-07-2016, will be allowed revised Interim Relief with effect from 01-07-2016 as arrear provided the pay fixation was done straightway with effect from the date of entitlement prior to 01-07-2016.
(iv) An employee, whose normal increment(s) are being held up due to not being confirmed in service for not passing departmental examination in the event of his restoration of increments at a subsequent stage after 01-07-2016 on being declared confirmed will be entitled to Interim Relief at enhanced rate with effect from the date of confirmation.
(v) An employee who joins service for the first time on or after the 1 st July, 2016 will be entitled to Interim Relief @ 10% of Band Paywith effect from the date of joining the service.
(vi) A Group-C employee who does not get Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance as per ‘West Bengal Services(Appointment, Probation and Absorption of Group ‘C’ Employees) Rules, 2013′ will also be entitled to Interim Relief @10%’of Band Pay as arrived at on 01-07-2016 after allowing increment.
(vii) The employees under suspension as on 01-07-2016 or drawing pay in the unrevised scales of pay under the WBS (ROPA) Rules’98 or any earlier ROPA Rules will not be entitled to Interim Relief.
No. 3858/1(400)-F(P) Dated, Howrah the 22nd July, 2016
Circular for inservice Staff
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. 2926-F(P) Howrah, the 2nd June, 2016
Sub: Grant of Interim Relief to the State Government Employees and others with effect from 1st July, 2016.
The Governor has been pleased to decide that the whole time regular State Government employees and such employees of Government sponsored or aided educational institutions, local bodies, statutory bodies, boards, corporations, undertakings etc. covered under Finance Department Resolution No. 8071-F(P) dt. 27.11.2015 shall draw Interim Relief@ 10% of the Band Pay w.e.f. 01.07.2016 pending implementation of the recommendation of the 6 th Pay Commission constituted under Finance Department Resolution No. 8070-F(P) dt. 27.11.2015.
The amount of Interim Relief will neither be termed as ‘Pay’ nor’ Allowance’ nor ‘Wage’. Drawal of the same will be in the following manner.
a) Calculation will be on the Band Pay as on 01.07.2016 after allowing normal admissible increment.
b) The amount is to be shown as separate element as ‘Interim Relief and will remain fixed.
c) No dearness or any other allowances or cash compensation or encashment of leave or pay fixation or pension or gratuity etc. is admissible on the same.
d) There will be no change on account of fixation of pay due to increment or promotion or otherwise.
Sd/- A. K. Das
OSD & E.O. Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
No. 2926/1(300)-F(P) Howrah, the 2nd June, 2016
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Circular for Pensioners:
Grant of Interim Relief to the State Government Pensioners and Family Pensioners and others with effect from 1st July, 2016.
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
BLOCK NO. – IV, 2nd FLOOR,
No. 224 -F(pen) Date: 03.06.2016
Sub : Grant of Interim Relief to the State Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners and others with effect from 1st July, 2016.
The Governor has been pleased to grant an Interim Relief (I.R.) @ 8% of the Basic Pension with effect from 01.07.2016 to the Pensioners! Family Pensioners of the State Government and Government Sponsored or aided non-Government educational institutions, local bodies, statutory bodies, boards, corporations, undertakings etc., covered WIderFinance Department Resolution No. 8071·F(p) dt. 27.11.2015, pending implementation of the recommendation of the 6 th Pay Commission constituted under Finance Department Resolution No. 8070- F(P) dt. 27.11.2015 on observance of the following conditions
i) The Interim Relief shall remain as a separate fixed element.
ii) No Dearness Relief will be admissible on the Interim Relief.
iii) In such cases where a person is in receipt of more than one pension, Interim Relief shall be admissible on anyone of the pensions.
iv) Interim Relief is not admissible to special categories of pensioners such as:
a) Pensioners who have migrated from Pakistan;
b) Political pensioners;
c) Special pensioners;
d) War Riskpensioners;
e) Pensioners guided by Bihar Pension Rules;
f) Pensioners guided by All India Pension Rules.
2. Such Interim Relief shall also be admissible to the re-employed / contractually engaged pensioners but not to the employed family pensioners / pensioners.
3. For the purpose of payment of Interim Relief sanctioned herein, the Principal Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal, will issue authority to the Public Sector Banks in Kolkata and the Accountant General of other States.
4. The Treasury/Sub- Treasury Offices in this State will give effect to this order without the authority of the Accountant General(A&E),West Bengal.
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal.
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