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Annual Increment denial to employees who retire after putting in more than Six Months of Service in the year of retirement – Government has no proposal to revise the policy – Minister replies in Rajya Sabha
As per existing provisions, Annual Increment which would be granted on 1st of July of every year will not be allowed to an employee if he retires on 30th June after serving whole 12 months in the year of retirement. While employees are demanding annual increment in the year of retirement if the condition of more than six months of service in the year of retirement is satisfied, Minister of State for Finance has replied in the Rajya Sabha to the effect that Government has no proposal as such to consider the plea of employees
Full text of this Rajya Sabha Q&A are as follows
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-4380
Increment provision for retiring employees
4380 . SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR
(a) whether Government proposes to modify the existing recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission that Central Government employees will get an increment in the month of July in every calendar year to ensure that those Government employees who are retiring irrespective of the month of the calendar year and have at least put in more than six months of service get the last increment;
(b) if so, by when a revised notification will be issued to benefit those retiring Government employees as it affects their pensionary benefits etc.; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)
(a) to (c) : The existing provision for uniform date of annual increment on 1st July every year is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission which went into the service conditions of the Central Government employees taking into account all relevant factors. There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to make any changes therein.