WB Govt accepts Fifth Pay Commission recommendations. West Bengal finance department announced that the implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission with certain improvements, which will be effective from April 1 this year. Read more about West Bengal Services (Revision of Pay and Allowance) Rules, 2009 vide Notification No.-1690-F dated 23.02.09 http://wbfin.gov.in/images/FIN11.GIF
"The state government has accepted, by and large, the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission, constituted by it, with certain improvements," Finance minister Asim Dasgupta said.
25/02/2009 West Bengal Services (Revision of Pay and Allowance) Rules, 2009 WBS_ROPA_Rules_2009.pdf

The Government of West Bengal through Finance Deptt. Resolution No. 6020-F dt. 28.8.2008 has appointed the Fifth Pay Commission for State Government ...
Who will benefit with 5th pay commission implementations?
Beneficiaries will include ten lakh government employees, teachers and other staff.

What are revised pay Bands ?
Replacing the existing pay scales, a revised pay structure with five Pay Bands and distinct Grade Pay for each of the unrevised pay scales have been introduced.
Group-D employee now drawing a basic pay of Rs 2,600 plus dearness pay of Rs 1,300 would get Rs 6,600 as basic pay in the revised pay structure.

What is highest pay as per revised pay scales in WB?
The highest basic scale in Pay Band-5 will be from Rs 37,400 to Rs 60,000,
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