No additional Increment for appointment to Headmaster

No additional Increment for appointment to post of Headmaster/Headmistress in Secondary or Higher Secondary School, some ambiguity regarding for granting one additional increment in respect of Headmaster/ Headmistress computation of every 10 years of continuous satisfactory service, details of re-fixation of salary, download Memorandum and Notification.
  • Download ROPA-2019 for West Bengal School Education Department.
  • Discrimination in the Salary of Headmaster/Headmistress who joined in the year 2019, No. 790-SE-(Law)/SL/5S-158/2020 Date: 30.12.2020, Download Reasoned Order.

No additional Increment for appointment to Headmaster

Ambiguity for granting one additional increment in respect of Headmaster

Memorandum
The Additional Secretary to the Government of West Bengal
No. 573-SE/S/5P-41/2021   Dated: the 2nd May, 2022

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that there has been some ambiguity regarding implication and applicability of Department's Memo No.437-SE(P&B)/SL/5S-408/19 dated 13.12.2019. To remove this ambiguity, it is hereby stated that the Para 11(2) shall be read with the Note, deemed to have been inserted after Para 11(2) as quoted bellow:

Note: For granting one additional increment in respect of Headmaster/ Headmistress, computation of every 10 years of continuous satisfactory service shall be made from the date of regular appointment as Assistant Teacher.

It is also clarified that on appointment to the post of Headmaster/ Headmistress, no additional increment for fixation of pay is admissible except protection of last pay drawn in the former post.

This issues with the approval of the Finance Department vide their U.O No. Group P1/2021-2022/0459 dated 31.03.2022.

Sd/- Additional Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal

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Re-fixation of pay of Headmaster/ Headmistress

Regarding fixation of pay of Headmaster/ Headmistress
in light of G.O No. 573-SE/S/5P-41/2022 dated 2nd May 2022

The Deputy Director of Accounts (Incharge)
School Education Department, Dakshin Dinajpur
Memo No. D/AC(Edn)-D.D.61/2022   Dated: Balurghat, the 13th October 2022
Sir,
It is to bring to your kind notice that before publication of ROPA-2019 vide G.O No.437-SE(P&B)/SL/5S-408/19 dated 13.12.2019, some fixation of pay of Headmaster/ Headmistress of some schools under this district, those who joined to their post of Headmaster/ Headmistress or after 01.01.2016 have been made with an additional increment in the lower scale as per existing Government Rules and dispatched finally by the office of the undersigned at the time of vetting, which is contradictory to Education Department, Government of West Bengal's Memo No. 573-SE/S/5P-41/2022 dated 2nd May 2022.

Therefore, to avoid complicacy in future, you are requested to kindly communicate those school authorities to re-fix their pay as Headmaster/ Headmistress in light of the order of Education Department, Government of West Bengal's Memo No. 573-SE/S/5P-41/2022 dated 2nd May 2022 and recovery of overdrawn salary to be made immediately.

Sd/- Deputy Director of Accounts (Incharge)
School Education Department
Dakshin Dinajpur
Date: 13.10.2022

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Discrimination in the Salary of Headmaster/Headmistress who joined in 2019
The Principal Secretary, School Education Department
No. 790-SE-(Law)/SL/5S-158/2020  Date: 30.12.2020

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ROPA for West Bengal School Education Department
Memorandum of ROPA-2019
No. 437-SE(P&B)/SL/5S-408/19  Date:13.12.2019

ROPA-2019 (Click here)