Sunderban Allowance to Central Government employees working in West Bengal

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi the 30th June, 2011

Subject: Sunderban Allowance to Central Government employees working in West Bengal.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No.20(1)/97-E.II(B) dated 17th July,2001 on the subject cited above and to convey the sanction of the President for the continued grant of Sunderban Allowance at the existing rates (Based on the notional pay in pre-revised scales) to the Central Government employees posted in the Sunderban areas of West Bengal for a further period from 01-01-2003 to 31-08-2008 and at the revised rates (indicated in the Table below) from 01-09-2008 onwards and upto the period for which the Government of West Bengal continues to pay this allowance to its employees, subject to the fulfillment of the existing terms and conditions in this regard.

Existing Rates (in Rupees) Revised Rates (in Rupees)
Pay Range (1) Rate w.e.f. 01.08.1997 (In Rupees)(2) Pay in the Pay Band (3) Rate w.e.f.01 .09.2008 (4)
Below 3000 30 Below 5600 60
3000 - 4499 60 5600-8400 120
4500-5999 90 8401-11200 180
6000-9000 120 11201-16800 240

2.In case of those employees who have opted to retain the pre-revised scale of pay after the Sixth Pay Commission, their entitlement to the Sunderban Allowance would be determined with reference to pre-revised pay range indicated in column (1) of the table above and the rate prescribed in Column (2) will apply from 1.1.2003 to 31 .8.2008 and that in column (4) of the table will apply w.e.f. 1.9.2008

3. In their application to employees serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with Comptroller and Auditor
General of India.

4. Hindi Version of this OM is attached.

(Madhulika P. Sukul)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India.



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