Please wait...

 

Directorate of State Lotteries

Introduction

The Directorate of State Lotteries was established under Finance (Revenue) Department in the year 1968.The Directorate functions on the dual approach of direct generation of Revenue for development of State and indirect employment generation through engagement of self-employed persons in the lottery trade and business.

Departmental Structure:

The Directorate of State Lotteries is headed by the Director, who is assisted by other officers like Joint Director/ Deputy Director/ Assistant Director who belong to officers in WBCS (Exe.) and WBA&A Service. The present position Joint Director-1, Additional Director (Audit & Accounts), Deputy Director (Accounts).

Apart from officers, there are 80 (eighty) sanctioned posts covering all categories of staff. A brief description of the staff pattern is as follows:-

Designation of Post

No.of Sanctioned Posts

Existing Strength

No. of Posts Lying Vacant

Pay in Pay Band

Special Allowance

1

2

3

4

5

6

Group –A

Director

1

1

Nil

Salary drawn from Finance Department

Nil

Joint Director

1

1

Nil

PB-4 (28000/- to 52000/-)

Nil

Addl. Director (Audit & Accounts)

1

1

Nil

Consolidated Pay

Nil

Deputy Director (Accounts)

1

1

Nil

PB-4 (9000/- to 40500/-)

Nil

Deputy Director

1

Nil

1

PB-4 (9000/- to 40500/-)

Nil

P.A to Director

1

Nil

1

PB-4 (9000/- to 40500/-)

Nil

Bengali Translator

1

1

Nil

PB-4 (9000/- to 40500/-)

Nil

Group –B

Senior Accoutant

1

1

Nil

PB-3 (7100/- to 37600/-)

Nil

Head Clerk

4

4

Nil

PB-3 (7100/- to 37600/-)

Nil

U.D. Clerk

24

13

11

PB-3 (7100/- to 37600/-)

Nil

Accountant

1

1

Nil

PB-3 (7100/- to 37600/-)

Nil

Cashier

1

Nil

1

PB-3 (7100/- to 37600/-)

Nil

Store Keeper

1

Nil

1

PB-3 (7100/- to 37600/-)

Nil

Group –C

L.D. Clerk

27

3

24

PB-2(5400/- to 25200/-)

Nil

Typist

2

Nil

2

PB-2(5400/- to 25200/-)

Nil

Telephone operator cum Receptionist

1

Nil

1

PB-2(5400/- to 25200/-)

Nil

Driver

2

Nil

2

PB-2(5400/- to 25200/-)

Nil

Cash Collecting Sarkar

3

1

2

PB-2(5400/- to 25200/-)

Nil

Record Supplier

1

1

Nil

PB-2 (5400/- to 25200/-)

Nil

Group –D

Orderly Peon

3

Nil

3

PB-1 (4900/- to 16200/-)

Nil

Messenger Peon

2

Nil

2

PB-1 (4900/- to 16200/-)

Nil

Office Peon

2

Nil

2

PB-1 (4900/- to 16200/-)

Nil

Farash

1

Nil

1

PB-1 (4900/- to 16200/-)

Nil

Sweeper

1

Nil

1

PB-1(4900/- to 16200/-)

Nil

Night Guard

2

Nil

2

PB-1 (4900/- to 16200/-)

Nil

Acts and Rules Administered by the Directorate:

The West Bengal State Lottery is organized, conducted and promoted in terms of the provisions of

  • The Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998.
  • The Lotteries (regulation) Rules, 2010.
  • The West Bengal Lotteries (Regulation on Payment of Charges for Draw) Rules, 2011.

Nature of Work/Responsibilities:

The Government of West Bengal conducts and organizes State Lotteries through the Directorate as per provisions made in different Acts, Rules and notifications. Draws are held in public under the supervision of two independent judges. The rank and file may come and see the draws on the spot. Since, the venue is fixed and is declared well ahead of each draw, any person present in the draw may examine and inspect the procedure to mitigate his doubt, if any. The live telecast of draws is going on through Youtube. An extraordinary transparency is maintained throughout the process of each lottery draw starting from the Government notification and printing of tickets in the Government Security Press to the publishing of results in leading dailies. Thus, for decade the West Bengal State Lottery has become distinct, credible and faithful over other forms of lottery.

Since the recent past, revenue earnings from lottery have been steady increasing due to good governance and a professional approach by the Directorate. The pragmatic approach adopted by this Directorate from time to time and consequent business strategy being pursued, have increased the possibility of revenue earning and employment generation in a bigger way throughout the State.

Policy/Circulars:

In the year 2018-19, this Directorate has introduced seven weekly draws with effect from 14.05.2018. Six Bumper Draws in festivals viz. New year Bumper, Holi Bumper, Nababarsha Bumper, Rathayatra Bumper, Puja Bumper, Diwali Bumper are also conducted.

The marketing policy of this Directorate was to increase the revenue by capturing thesizable percentage of the existing market through aggressive marketing policy involving Distributors, Stockists, Agents, Sellers etc. and also by making the schemes attractive to the sellers.

Current Policy :

During previous year West Bengal State Lottery used to accumulate an amount of revenue to the tune of 17,81,90,823/- (Rupees Seventeen crore eighty one lakh ninety thousand eight hundred twenty three) only . But with the introduction of GST on lottery West Bengal State Lottery has come out with more aggressive strategy for capturing more market share.This will enable to earn a non tax revenue around 200,00,00,000/-( Rupees Two hundred crores ) only in addition of States share of GST to the tune of ₹.2000,00,00,000/- (Rupees Two thousand crore) only in a year. The sale of lottery tickets to West Bengal lottery stockists syndicate private Limited is now on actual sale basis. The agreement with West Bengal Lottery stockist Syndicate Pvt. Ltd. is also modified accordingly. This is in order to attract the actual sellers towards selling tickets of West Bengal State Lottery and to introduce a business like atmosphere so as to increase the market share in future. To make the draw procedure more transparent, the live telecasting of draw is going on through Facebook and Youtube.

Status of Computerisation:

As it is planned to market 3 crores of lottery tickets through a sole-distributor, the West Bengal State Lottery requires handling a large volume of data on daily basis. In order to manage the sales, speedy disposal of claims as well as accounting with such huge volume, the Directorate of State Lotteries has taken up a project to develop a user friendly customized on line based software as well as website with the help of NIC. On successful completion and security certification, this is going to be launched very shortly.

Apart from this, the Directorate is successfully using IFMS & HRMS and has a plan to introduce e-office very shortly also.

Achievements:

Year

Collection

Total Expenditure

Net Earnings

% on Net Earnings on  collection

1

2

3

4=2-3

 

2009-10

31,56,64,840

22,77,85,864

8,78,78,976

27.84

2010-11

32,38,52,505

23,50,96,110

8,86,96,395

27.39

2011-12

45,20,22,238

36,81,18,554

8,99,03,684

19.89

2012-13

71,35,30,357

46,50,15727

24,85,14,630

34.83

2013-14

68,08,77,078

45,39,98,455

22,68,78,623

33.32

2014-15

66,78,36,035

38,93,63,000

27,84,37,035

41.69

2015-16

67,57,94,907

37,27,30,931

30,30,63,976

44.85

2016-17

68,27,88,997

40,33,11,752

27,94,77,245

40.93

2017-18

66,01,69,833

48,19,79,110

17,81,90,723

26.99

2018-19

1027,39,83,044

803,63,78,544

223,76,04,500

21.78

Maintenance of Accounts & Audit:

Books of accounts are maintained properly. Salary accounts of the Directorate are computerized by the HRMS, Software developed by TCS. All reports and returns for Income Tax are submitted regularly within the stipulated time. The Directorate has deducted Income Tax to the tune of 15,75,06,846/- (Rupees Fifteen crore seventy five lakh six thousand eight hundred forty six) only during 2018-19 and remitted the same to the Income Tax authorities. At the same time administrative charges amounting to 174,25,000/- and charges on lottery draws amounting to 170000000/- have been deposited into the Government account during the Financial year 2018-19.

The Audit of the Accounts of this Directorate was performed by Finance (Internal Audit) Department up to F.Y. 2012-2013 and by A.G.W.B. up to F.Y. 2017-2018. in respect of both receipt and expenditure side of this Directorate.

Number of Letters Received & Despatched:

Financial Year

Total no. of files, letters etc. received

Total no. of files, letters etc. disposed of

Remarks

2018-2019

1846

1742

The nature of work of this Directorate requires regular contact through correspondences etc. with the clientele and different Agencies.

Publications:

All schemes, structure of prizes and incentives, rules relating to conduct of draws and submission of claims have been published in the official Gazette.

Addendum:

Not any.

Contact Details:

Sl. No.

Name of key officials

Designation

Phone No.

Mobile No.

e-mail address

1

Randhir Kumar

Director

22317682

8017072222

randhir.ias@gov.in

2

Subhash Chandra Mondal

Additional Director (Audit & Accounts)

22480701

9434369632

msubhash.c1@gmail.com

3

Debasis Biswas

Joint Director

22484688

9434176487

jd1dsl.fd-wb@gov.in

4

Debojyoti Dhar

Deputy Director (Accounts)

 

9830953017

dda1dsl.fd-wb@gov.in

Contents provided by the Department of Finance, Government of West Bengal. Site Designed, hosted and maintained by National Informatics Centre Best viewed in Internet Explorer 9.0 / Firefox 3.6 or later .

Copyright © 2019 - 2029- All Rights Reserved

Switch to Old View