The following Order is regarding payment of arrear leave salary as per W.B.S.(ROPA), 2009.
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. : 3950-F Kolkata, the 27thMay, 2009.
M E M O R A N D U M
In terms of rule 12 of the WB S(ROPA) Rules, 2009, the arrears of pay and allowances during the period from the 1st April, 2008 to 31st March, 2009 shall be paid in cash to the employees in three consecutive equal yearly instalments beginning from the year, 2009–2010.
A question has been raised as to when the 1st instalment of the arrear pay and allowances will be released.
2.After careful consideration of the matter, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to state that the first instalment of arrear pay and allowances, calculated as per item 6 of this Department’s Memo. No. 2728 -F dated 07.04.2009 will be paid to the State Govt. employees beginning on and from 1st August, 2009.
3. In terms of Sub-rule (2) (c) of Rule 12 of the WBS(ROPA) Rules, 2009, a Govt. employee who retired between the period from 31.03.2008 to 01.04.2009, but before the publication of WBS(ROPA) Rules, 2009 on 23.02.2009, shall receive arrears of pay and allowances in cash for the period from 01.04.2008 to his date of retirement.
4.In partial modification of the aforesaid provision of the rule, the undersigned is directed to state that the entire amount of arrears of pay and allowances for the period from 01.04.2008 to 31.03.2009 in terms of rule 12 of the WBS(ROPA) Rules, 2009 will be released in cash to a Govt. employee when the Govt. employee retires from service.
5. A question has been raised from different quarters whether a Govt. employee who retired from on and after 1st January ’06 will be entitled to cash equivalent of leave salary on the revised pay structure. The undersigned is further directed to state that as the employees who retired on and after 01.04.2008 would be entitled to draw actual benefit of enhanced pay and allowances under the revised pay structure, they only would be entitled to draw difference of cash equivalent of leave salary on the basis of their re-fixed pay and allowances and the benefit they drew under the unrevised pay and allowances.
Sd/- B Lahiri
Deputy Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
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