Annual Increment for Govt Employees retiring on 30th June – Referral to Expenditure Ministry
Notional Annual Increment for Pensioners who retired on 30th June or 31st Dec after serving one year without getting annual increment on the year of retirement – After Ho’ble Supreme Court’s verdict Department Post refers the issue with Department of Expenditure
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan. Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
10th January. 2019.
Sub: Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits- Regarding
The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of representation dated 04-12-2018 along with its enclosures received from Shri R. Ganesan. Secretary. Department of Posts (Retd.) & President. India Posts’ Retired Officers’ Association (IPROA) requesting to consider grant of notional annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation in case of officials retiring on 30th June or 31st December after completion crone full year service. for calculating pensionary benefits. The request has been made on the basis of an order dated 15-09-2017 passed by Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Madras in Writ Petition No. 15732/2017 in the matter of Shri P. Ayyumperumal. wherein the High Court had directed that the petitioner shall be given one notional increment for the period of one full year’s service from the date of his last increment till the date he retired 30th June. next year. for the purpose of pensionary benefits. The appeal preferred by UOI by way of filing SLP Civil Dy. No. 22283/2018 challenging the High Court order was dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. vide order dated 23-07-2018.
2. The issue raised in the representation does not come under the purview of Department of Post. Therefore, the representation Is being forwarded to the nodal Ministry (Department of Expenditure) for their consideration and appropriate action.
Asstt. Director General (Pension)