DA review petition reached by Calcutta High Court


The bench comprising justices Harish Tandon and Rabindranath Samanta rejected the state government’s petition to review its May 20 order.

Upholding an order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), the Calcutta High Court had in May directed the West Bengal government to release DA arrears since July 2019, when the Revision of Pay and Allowances (ROPA) came into effect in the state, within three months.The state government had filed a writ petition in the high court challenging the SAT order of July 2019 that directed it to pay DA at par with the Centre, and to clear the amount in three installments.

Division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Thursday rejected a review petition of West Bengal government to reconsider an earlier judgment of the bench to clear dearness allowance (DA) arrears before August 20.

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