7th Pay Commission Recommendations on Salary Increment for Central Government Employees
What is the percentage for annual increment recommended in 7th pay commission?
3 percent. The 7th Central Pay Commission has recommended the rate of percentage of annual increment for Central Government employees is 3%.
How to calculate annual increment after 7th pay commission?
The amount of 3% of basic pay is equal to the annual increment. However, there is no need to calculate 3% of basic pay every year. The pay matrix table has already designed with an increment table for all pay levels. According to the pay level hierarchy, the next cell value is the basic pay with annual increment.
Qualifying period for increment is six months on 1st July
Annual increment every year – Promotion increment occasionally: Two types of increments are granting to CG Employees
Withholding of Increment
- With Cumulative Effect
- Without Cumulative Effect
Disciplinary action against the employee in two ways on withholding increment.
7th Pay Increment Table
After the implementation of 7th pay commission to central government employees with effect from 1.1.2016, the calculation procedure of salary increment is made simple. The annual increment table has been designed for all pay levels in the new pay matrix table.
INCREMENT FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
The 7th Pay Commission has recommended on the rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent (3%).
Date of Next Increment Rule
The date of the next increment rule is regulated by 10 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 to all existing employees working in Central Government services. Very recently in November 2019, the Department of Expenditure issued a clarification order regarding the date of next increment will be 1st January or 1st July after promotion on 1st July.
Also check: 7th Central Pay Commission Report – Download pdf
Increment in Salary Every Year
The annual increment for government employees in India usually denotes a part of the salary hike in a year.
“Pay Hike (Pay Increment) is the most attractive word among employees working in Government Services”. Needless to say that the most powerful keyword among the Central government employees, because a pay hike once in a year consolidated according to their basic pay. It is also a consolation even they are not getting promotion for years.
Government employees are getting two types of increments, one annual increment and another one is promotional increment.
ANNUAL INCREMENT: Annual increment is grating to all group of Central Government employees on 1st January or 1st July of every year (previously in 6th CPC, there was one date for annual increment, 1st July of every year)
PROMOTIONAL INCREMENT: While fixation of pay on promotion or MACP, there will be an increment. That is called promotional increment.
INCREMENT DAY: 1st January or 1st July
NOTIONAL INCREMENT: The direct meaning of ‘Notional’ is hypothetical. An employee deserves to admissible for an annual increment after completion of one year, but he should have to present on his presence on duty to the next day or further. [Know more details]
Also check: 7th Pay Commission Pay Scale Calculator
Leave on Increment Day – What Says Rule?
As per the FR and SR Rules, If a Government employee is on leave, the increased pay will be drawn only from the date on which he resume duty.
Attendance on Increment Date Should be Must?
Is attendance compulsory for CG employees on the implementation day (01.01.2016) of the 7th CPC recommendations…[Click to read detailed stroy]
Check also: Date of Next Increment Calculator after 7th CPC
Rate of Annual Increment and Increment Date
The 7th Pay Commission has recommended on the rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%
RATE OF INCREMENT: The annual increment granted 3% of basic pay in 6th CPC. The 7th Pay Commission also retained the rate of 3% as annual increment. However, there is no calculation for 3% of basic pay. Value of next cell in the same pay level in the Pay Matrix Table.
Date of next increment in revised pay structure: There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July.
Date of next increment clarification as per the rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016
INCREMENT DATE: 7th CPC recommended two dates (1st January and 1st July of every year) for granting increment to all CG Employees with effect from 1.1.2016. Provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment either on 1st January or 1st July depending on the date of his appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation.
Annual Increment Rules: The increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of January and the increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of July.
Annual Increment Calculation Method
Increments in Pay Matrix: Annual Increment Calculation Method Prescribed by 7th Central Pay Commission in Salary Slab as follows…
Illustration: An employee in the Basic Pay of 32300 in Level 4 will move vertically down the same Level in the cells and on grant of increment, his basic pay will be 33300.
7th Pay Commission Annual Increment (January and July) Anomaly Calculator
Annual increment is granted to all Central Govt employees including Railways equal to 3 percentage of basic pay every year on 1st January or 1st July. 7th CPC has calculated annual increment for pay level as in the hierarchy pay matrix table. Click to view the pay increment chart as per 7th CPC for pay level 1 to level 18. Click to calculate your increment
What says FR 22(I)(a)1 Rules?
The rule provided options to an employee to fix his pay on promotion or MACP upgradation by two ways. One is date of promotion and another is date of increment (either 1st January or 1st July). [Click to read full story]
Dopt Orders on Notional Increment issue
- One Notional Increment to those retired on 30 June after completion of 365 days
- Notional Increment for Pensionary Benefits – Court Judgement on Annual Increment
- Anomaly in Determining Notional Pay – Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners
- Grant of Notional Increment on completion of 12 Months of Service
Withholding Annual Increments Of Non-Performers After 20 Years
There is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course.
The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted.
This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.
The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.
This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees. However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases.
This will be treated as an “efficiency bar”. Additionally, for such employees there could be an option to leave service on similar terms and conditions as prescribed for voluntary retirement.
Grant of First Annual Increment in Recruits Pay : The main demand of the Services in this connection is that the existing stipulation that next increment will be granted from the date of attestation or mustering be done away with.
They have pointed out that trades whose skill requirements are low and whose entry level qualifications are lower invariably get attested or mustered earlier and thus are entitled to the next annual increment earlier than trades whose training period is longer.
Analysis and Recommendations: The Commission is of the view that grant of next increment in the case of recruits should not place those with higher entry level qualifications at a disadvantage.
The Commission, accordingly recommends that the date of enrolment should be reckoned for the purposes of first increment for all recruits who are finally successfully attested/mustered.
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NC JCM Staff Side Suggested to 7th Pay Commission on Increment
Increment: Whether the present system of annual increment on 1st July of every year uniformly in case of all employees has served its purpose or not? Whether any changes are required?
No. In fact the single date increment system has brought in anomalies, which were discussed at length at the National Anomaly Committee, without reaching an agreement.
In our Opinion, the commission must recommend, for administrative expediency, two specific dates as increment dates. Viz. 1st January and 1st July.
Those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between 1st Jan and 30th June, will have their increment date on 1st January and those recruited/appointed/promoted between 1st July and 31st December will have it on 1st July next.
This apart the Commission is required to specifically recommend that those who retire on 30th June or 31st December are granted one increment on the last day of their service.
What should be the reasonable quantum of annual increment?
The reasonable quantum of increment should not be less than 5% of the basic pay or the rate of increment agreed upon through bilateral discussion in the Banking industry, whichever is higher.
Whether there should be a provision of variable increments at a rate higher than the normal annual increment in case of high achievers? If so, what should be transparent and objective parameters to assess high achievement, which could be uniformly applied across Central Government?
Without defining the term “high achiever” and prescribing transparent and objective parameters to assess high achievement the system of variable increments at a rate higher than normal annual increments will be misused on subjective assessment of high achievements. For these reasons and for what we have stated in reply to question No. 2.3 the scheme of variable increment is not desirable.
Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay.
Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000).
Date of Next Increment in Six Months on Promotion or MACP
The Finance Ministry issued an important order regarding the DNI on Promotion on 1st July [O.M. No.4-21/2017-IC/E.IIIA dated 29.10.2019].
The order clarified that the employees who are getting promotion or financial upgradation on 1st July and receiving benefit of two increments (1st annual increment due on 1st July and the 2nd notional increment on account of promotion) will accrue their subsequent increment on the following 1st January after completion of six months period.
For example, as per the order, if an employee gets a promotion or MACP on the increment date of 1st July 2019, his pay will be fixed on 1st July 2019 and the date of the next increment will be on 1st January 2020, after completion of 6 months service. After that, the next increment will be eligible only after completion of one year 1st January 2021.
Dopt Orders on Annual Increment
Annual and Promotional Increment Rules for Central Govt Employees in orders to download pdf
|Date of Next Increment on Promotion or MACP – Rule 10 of CCS (RP) 2016 – 31.10.2019|
|Date of Next Increment on Promotion or MACP Clarification Orders pdf Download – 31.10.2019|
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List of latest news about Increment:
- Grant of annual increment due on 1st July to the employees retiring on 30th June of the year June 4, 2020
- Notional Increment on the day of retirement (increment due on next day) for the purpose of fixation of pension May 16, 2020
- Circulation of OM issued by MoF – DoE regarding 7th CPC April 17, 2020
- One Notional Increment to those retired on 30 June after completion of 365 days January 22, 2020
- Clarification on Date of Next Increment under CCS Rule 10 December 27, 2019
- Determination of Date of Next Increment – Rajya Sabha Questions and Answers December 18, 2019
- Clarification on the Date of Next Increment in 6 Months on Promotion December 2, 2019
- New Annual Increment Rules applicable to Railway employees November 7, 2019
- Date of Next Increment on Promotion or MACP – Rule 10 of CCS (RP) 2016 October 31, 2019
- Notional Increment for Pensionary Benefits – Court Judgement on Annual Increment October 29, 2019
- Avoid Financial Loss to Employees on their Pay Fixation in 7th CPC Pay Matrix – NFIR October 4, 2019
- Increment issue to those retiring on 30th June – SLP dismissed by Supreme Court August 20, 2019
- 7th CPC Increment: Increment Day for CG Employees July 1, 2019
- 7th CPC Increment Calculator for Central Govt Employees June 27, 2019
- 7th Pay Commission Annual Increment Rates and Calculation June 25, 2019
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- 2 Additional Increments to Nursing Staff under 7th Pay Commission – Railway Board Orders June 5, 2019
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- 2 Additional Increments to Nursing Personnel – NFIR December 15, 2018
- Finmin Clarification on Increment Date in Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules August 2, 2018
- TN 7th Pay Commission : Pay Matrix Annual Increment Calculation October 12, 2017
- 7th CPC Bunching Anomaly : Denial of Bunching Increment July 6, 2017
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- Annual increment – Benchmark for MACP or Regular Promotion November 23, 2016
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- Dorai focus on two crucial issues of 50% DA Merger and 3% Increment April 25, 2016
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- Increment benefit comparison between 5th & 6th Pay Commission May 15, 2015
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- Annual Increment for Central Govt Employees – Comparison table between 5th & 6th CPC April 25, 2014
- 6th CPC INTRODUCED NEW METHOD OF CALCULATION FOR INCREMENTS March 25, 2014
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