Date of next increment under Rule 10 of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 — Clarifications for considering 180 days as 6 months and treatment of Dies-non period
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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