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.
Source : PTI