Date of Next Increment after Promotion/Upgradation in 7th CPC Pay Structure: Clarification by PCDA(O) – Message No. 03/2021

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Date of Next Increment after Promotion/Upgradation in 7th CPC Pay Structure: Clarification by PCDA(O) – Message No. 03/2021

Date of Next Increment after Promotion/Upgradation in 7th CPC Pay Structure: Clarification by PCDA(O)

Message No. 03/2021

Date of Next Increment after Promotion/Upgradation.

MoD vide Para 2 of the OM No.1(20)/2017/D(Pay/Services)–Part–I dated 02.11.2020 has stated that the provisions contained in Para 6 of MoF OM No.4- 21/2017-IC/E/IIIA dated 28.11.2019 will be mutatis – mutandis applicable to the Defence Service Officers also provided all the conditions and stipulations laid down therein are strictly fulfilled.

View: 7th Pay Commission: Date of next increment under Rule 10 of CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016- Clarifications by Fin Min dated 28.11.2019

2. As per the provisions laid down in Para 6 of MoF letter dated 28/11/2019, “The opportunity to exercise of option for pay fixation under FR 22(I)(a)(1) is available to employees in case of promotional/financial upgradation. Therefore, the Central Govt Employee promoted on regular basis/granted financial upgradation on any date other than the date of his/her annual increment in lower grade and exercises the option under FR 22(I)(a)(1) read with DOPT’s OM No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27/07/2017 for fixation of pay from the date of accrual of next increment in the scale of pay in lower grade, he may be allowed the 1st increment in promotional grade on 1st January /1st July as the case may be after completion of 6 months qualifying service after such fixation on 1st July/1st January (i.e. the date of increment in lower grade) on the analogy of Deptt of Expenditure’s OM dated 31/07/2018. The next increment, thereafter, shall however, accrue only after completion of one year”.

7th Pay Commission Date of Next Increment after Promotion/Upgradation: PCDA(O) Pune Message No. 17/2020

3. In light of the above provisions contained in Govt orders, this office is taking action to grant first increment on completion of six months qualifying service in promotional grade, after fixation of pay on promotion from DNI, in respect of officers who have already exercised their option on promotion and also those who have re- exercised their option by 01/12/2020 as per ibid MoD letter. This work is being carried out in a phased manner.

4. This is put up for the kind information of the Army Officers, so that raising of queries on the above issue by the officers, may please be minimized/ avoided.


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  • M.K.KUMAR 11 months ago

    increment given in grade change on 1-7-2008 is correct. Since your pay was protected you are not eligible for first MACP on 8-1-17 because MACP will be given those who are not got any promotion. In which grade you got appointed? Grade pay as 1800,1900, 2000, 2400. LDC grade pay starts from 2800 in 7th CPC as MATRIX LEVEL 5.

  • Parshuram kumar 11 months ago

    i was working as a MTS from 6.07.1999. The same department was published advertisement for LDC post. I was applied through proper channel and i was qulified and appointed as a LDC on 08.01.2007. pay protection was given but increment was given on 01.07.2008. My previous services ared counted and my service was not break. My previous service has continuing but i am drawing increment but after MACP on 8.01.2017 my recovery has made by department.
    IF i was working as a MTS, i have two MACP but as a LDC my MACP is one and also increment was sanctioned after two year. IS it correct?