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
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.
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