Annual Increment on 1st January 2016 to Govt Servants appointed from 2nd January 2015 to 1st July 2015
When one Increment Date was introduced in Sixth CPC , there was an anomaly in granting Annual Increment to Government servants whose Increment date falls between 2nd January and 1st July 2006. It was raised in Anomaly Committee and the Committee had recommended to grant one Increment for the aggrieved government servants.
Identical to that situation is observed in this Pay Commission also. There was an issue of unable to grant Annual increment even after completing required service for the Government Servants recruited in the period between 2nd January and 1st July in Sixth CPC Regime. To address this issue Staff Unions and Association demanded to introduce Two Increment dates. The Central Government Accepted the demand and approved 1st January and 1st July as two dates for granting Annual Increment after fulfilling the conditions laid down in Rule No.10 in Revised Pay Rules 2016.
But the Government Servants those who are appointed during the period between 2nd January and 1st July 2015 has to travel few more months in 7th Pay Commission to get their first Annual Increment after completing 12 Months Service.
What CCS (Revised Pay) Rule 2016 says..?
In the illustration laid down in Rule No,10, it has been stated that..
(b) In case of an employee appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between 2nd day of January, 2016 and 1st day of July, 2016, who did not draw any increment on 1st day of July, 2016, the next increment shall accrue on 1st day of January, 2017 and thereafter it shall accrue after one year on annual basis:
Though it is applicable for those who are appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between 2nd day of January, 2016 and 1st day of July, 2016, why it shouldn’t be extended to the Government servants those who are appointed or promoted between 2nd January 2015 and 1st July 2015.
Since they have been travelling in 7th Pay Commission after completing 12 Months Service without Annual Increment, it is to be considered an Anomaly and it should be addressed at the earliest.otherwise should be raised in 7th CPC Anomaly committee.
P Bhadra says
Govt. Servants, who were appointed before implementation of 6th CPC i.e. before 01.01.2006 got an additional increment to normalise the anomaly created due to single increment date. However, employees, who were appointed after 01.01.2006, remained looser as date of increment got deferred. Someone joined in January, got increment after about 18 months. Now, as Govt. notified for 2 increment dates, all such employees (2006 and later recruits) must be given the benefit of 1st increment on 01.01.2016 and not on 01.07.2016.