West Bengal government increases bonus for Muslim employees before Eid

West Bengal government has increased the bonus for Muslim employees for this year’s Eid. The bonus which was 3,800 last year has been increased to 4,000 and will be given to those employees who earn Rs 30, 000 per month or less. Employees from other communities will be given the bonus before Durga puja. The state government used to give bonus to its employees since the Left-front government regime.

The disbursement of Ad-hoc bonus sanctioned should be made in case of Muslim state government employees before the festival of Eid al-Fitr and in case of other state government employees (other than Muslim state government Employees) such disbursement should be made between September 23, 2019 and October 1, 2019.

In case of any failure, the disbursement should be made as early as possible. Ad-hoc bonus admissible under this order will be worked out on the basis of emoluments as admissible on March 31, 2019.

For those who are drawing pay and allowances in the un-revised scale, the term ’emoluments’ will mean and include basic pay, personal pay, special pay (additional remuneration), dearness pay, dearness allowance, deputation (duty) allowance, steno allowance but will not include specialist pay and other allowances such as house rent allowance, medical allowance, compensatory allowance, etc.