The Department of Posts has issued a circular clarifying the date of the next increment under Rule 10 of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. The circular discusses the treatment of 180 days as six months and the impact of the Dies-non period. The letter responds to an office letter seeking clarification on the qualifying service of five officials. The circular emphasizes that treating 180 days as six months is not appropriate and that absence without leave will affect pension unless the authority exercises its power under Article 421, Civil Service Regulations.
F. No. 02-16/2017 – PAP(pt)
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
[Establishment Division/P.A.P. Section]
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
Dated: 11 July 2022
The Chief Post Master General,
Sub: Date of next increment under Rule 10 of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – Clarifications on OM dated 28.11.2019 – regarding.
Kindly refer your office letter No AP/110-RP-2016/DLGS/2020 dated 03.11.2020 seeking clarification for considering 180 days as 6 months for determining DNI as incase of 5 officials who have one day shortage to complete the required qualifying service as per DoE OM No. 4-21/2017-IC/E-IIA dated 28.11.2019.
2. In this connection, the observations of the Nodal Ministries are as follows:
(i) DoE, vide their ID 04-21/2017-IC/E.III.A dated 10.03.2022 has informed that “As the dispensation provided vide OMs No 04-21/2017-IC/E.IIA dated 30.07.2018 and 28.11.2019 1s in line with principle followed prior to 01.01.2016, treatment of qualifying service of 6 months as 180 days is not appropriate.”
(ii) DoPT, vide their ID Note 2409415/22-Estt. (Pay-I) dated 01.06.2022 quoted para 1 of GOI decision under Rule 25 of CCS (Leave) Rules 1972” The period of absence not covered by grant of leave shall have to be treated as dies-non for all-purpose, viz increment, leave and pension. Such absence without leave where it stands singly and not in continuation of any authorized leave of absence will constitute an interruption of service for the purpose of pension and unless the pension sanctioning authority exercises its power under Article 421, Civil Service Regulations (now Rule 27 of CCS (Pension) Rules) to treat the period as leave without allowance, the entire past service will stand forfeited.”
3. It is requested to settle individual representations on the subject, taking into consideration above observations of the Nodal Ministries.
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
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Drawal of next increment under Rule 10 of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 29th October 2019
Subject: Drawal of next increment under Rule 10 of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016-regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to para 8 (i) of the Ministry of Home Affairs U.O. No. 300/14/Pr.A.O./Admn/MHA/23/2018-19/456 dated 29.04.2019 seeking clarifications regarding drawl of next increment, referring the instructions contained in Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No.4-21/2017-IC/E.IIIA dated 31.07.2018, as to whether an employee promoted or getting financial upgrdation on 01.07.2016 and granted two increments i.e. first annual increment and second promotional increment, is eligible for his next increment after completion of six months period on 01.01.2017 or after expiry of one year period on 01.07.2017.
2. The matter has been examined in this Department. In terms of the instructions contained in this Department’s above referred O.M. dated 31.07.2018, the employees who are getting promotion/financial upgradation on 1st July and receiving the benefit of two increments i.e. the first annual increment due on 1st July and the second notional increment on account of promotion, will accrue their subsequent increment on the following 1st January, after completion of six months period.
Under Secretary (E.IIIA)