7th Pay Commission – Taking leave on Jan 1 for New Year Celebration? – Think Twice! – Benefits may be delayed
7th Pay Commission – Taking leave on Jan 1 for New Year Celebration? – Since the government rules are bound to be changed arbitrarily, one can never be sure of the kind of troubles it could cause. Therefore, it is better to report to work on 01.01.2016.
Central Government employees are wondering if there will be any consequences of taking leave on January 1, 2016, the date of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report.
The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission regarding the salaries and perks for the Central Government employees will come into effect from January 1, 2016 onwards. Many are curious to find out the connection between the date of implementation of 7th CPC and reporting to work on the day.
A Department of Para Military Forces has informed its officials that Revision of Pay will be effected from 1st January 2016 only for those who are present on duty on 1st January 2016. If he goes on leave on 1st January 2016, the increased pay will be effected only from the date of which such employee resumes duty and not from the first of January 2016. The message sent for respective Department is given below:
“ As you aware that 7th Pay commission has already submitted their report to Govt of India and same is likely to be accepted soon after observing due formalities. The commission recommends that the date of effect should be 01-01-2016. Rules provides that if a Government servant is away on leave or is availing joining time as on 1st of January 2016 the increased pay will be effected only from the date of which such employee resumes duty and not from the first of January 2016. All Force personnels informed accordingly.”
Normally, the date of joining work, date of getting the promotion, date of receiving the increments, transfer date, and retirement dates are very important for a Central Government employee. In the average service period of a Central Government employee, he/she is likely to witness two or three Pay Commissions. Keeping this in mind, it would be better to not absent oneself on January 1, 2016.
“All Central Government employees are advised to report to work on January 1, 2016 (Friday).”
“This may prove helpful for those who are on long leave. It will help them avoid a lot of problems in future.”
“If 01.01.2016 is announced as a holiday, it will be better to report to work the next day.”
If the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are going to be implemented from 01.01.2016 onwards, then the employees will have to come to work that day to accept these recommendations. If he/she is absent on the day, then the day they return to work will be treated as the day they had accepted the new recommendations.
If an employee is not reporting on the date of implementation of recommendations of a new pay commission, this could delay the benefits. This could also cause financial losses too due to pay revision as per the recommendations of new pay commission.
According to rules, in order to qualify for the annual increment, an employee should have completed 6 months or more in the revised pay structure as per 6th CPC, as on 1st July. A delay of even a single day could deny you an increment, as per the rule.
It is not easy to calculate the date of promotion for Central Government employees. Normally, promotions are granted with retrospective effect. Let us assume that the promotion was given with effect from 01.01.2016. Not reporting to work on that day could cause a number of problems.
Since the government rules are bound to be changed arbitrarily, one can never be sure of the kind of troubles it could cause. Therefore, it is better to report to work on 01.01.2016.
The recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission were implemented on 01.01.2006, a Sunday. Therefore, the next day was taken as the implementation date. One might remember that the government had issued another order to avoid the confusion.
Hence the Government Servants those who are planning to go on leave to celebrate New Year day or for any other reasons on 1st January 2016, have to re think about their decision. Its Better for them to check with their Departments about the impact on Revision of Pay if they avail leave on 1st January 2016.