When An Employee Can Get Two Increments?

An employee gets increments on various occasions in his/her service. I have already discussed in my previous posts about the annual increment and premature increment as well as usual increment. Annual increment is granted to an employee on 1st December every year on continuous 6 months service in a particular scale. Usual Increment is granted in the year of retirement of an employee when he/she retires on 1st June or later till 30th November. Premature Increment is allowed on promotion, re-appointment or up-gradation. However I am today discussing about the occasion where an employee will get two increments at the same time.

Two Increments at the Time of Promotion within the Scale

AN Employee can get two increment on promotion with in the same scale.

What Does Promotion Within The Same Scale Stands For?

I already discussed in my previous posts that when an employee promotes but he remains in the same scale i.e the designation of the employee changes but the pay scales remains the same. Suppose an LDC in BPS-09 (SG) promotes as UDC BPS-09 in this example the employee’s designation has been changed due to promotion but the basic pay scale remains the same. It means he/she has been promoted within the same scale. The second example is that in some departments a Supdt of BPS-16 on his promotion becomes Admin Officer but the Basic Pay Scale of the Admin Officer is also the same i.e 16.

Generally an employee can get two increments at the time of fixation of his/her pay whenever he/she is promoted within the same scale. In the above mentioned examples the employee will get two increments 1x increment is next above and the second one is premature increment. The example of this fixation is as under:

An LDC (SG) having basic pay 4375/- in BPS-07 on 01-05-2007 and he gets promotion his pay will be fixed as mentioned below:


Pay on30-04-2007 LDC (SG) BPS-07 Pay on01-05-2007 UDC BPS-07Next Above Pay on01-05-2007 UDC BPS-071x Premature Increment
4375/- 4515/- 4355/-


When the Next above Stage of the New Scale Coincides with the Old Scale Stage

Some times when we fix the pay of an employee and the stages of the old pay scale and the new pay scale in which the pay is to be fixed coincides i.e the two stages are same, then the employee will also get two increments, 1x increment will be next above and the 2nd one will be premature increment. Suppose an employee having Rs. 31600/- in BPS-16 is promoted on 31-05-2012 to BPS-17, if we fix this pay in BPS-17, in BPS-17 there is also a stage of 31600/- . In this situation we will fix the pay as mentioned below:


Pay on30-05-2012 BPS-16 Pay on31-05-2012 BPS-17Next Above Pay on31-05-2012 BPS-171x Premature Increment
31600/- 32800/- 34000/-


Premature Increment



Thus in the above situation the pay of an employee will be fixed Rs. 34,000/- instead of 32,800/-



  1. Muhammad jan says:

    Dear sister l am CT teacher l was upgraded in bps 16 from bps 15 on 01_07_2015 and then promoted on 26_07_2017 in same scale bps 16.My question is Am I eligible to get 2 advance and one annual enecriment? Our distt Malakand,s account persons say your service onbps 16 is not 3 years there fore you are eligible for only one encerement and also say that you are not eligible for annual

  2. Zahid Hussain Soomro says:

    Dear Medam if person reached at 2nd last stage of BPS 03 in 1997 and now he has applied on 16-01-2017(after 19 years) for 2 advance increments on higher education on Master which was awarded June 1997 how pay will be fix ? His basic pay was Rs. 2020 in 1997 BPS-03 (1320-50-2070) please help

  3. zafar qazi says:

    I have been given time scale upgradation from bps 16 to bps 17 but pay in both scales is fixed is same as 31600 in bps 16 and bps 17 is also 31600, please confirm if I am entitled for 1x increment or not. kindly reply me through my email with authentic proof or office order of finance division. thanks.

  4. Dr. Shafqat Nazir says:

    I was working as additional principal medical officer in BS-19 on regular basis at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawal Pur (Health Department Punjab). On 1/7/2008, My basic pay was Rs. 36170/- per month. On 1/8/2008, I joined as Assistant Professor Biochemistry (BS-18) at QMC BWP on contract basis. My pay was fixed vide rule 4.4 a(ii) @ Rs. 31510 + 4660/- as personal pay. Was it correct?
    My claim is that my pay fixation in BS-18 should be under CSR Punjab rule 4.4 a(i) as the responsibilities n duties of an Assistant Professor are higher as compared to that of an additional principal medical officer. Kindly comment.

  5. asad says:

    Salam miss,,i m working as deputy dir (bps 18) in ministry of defence, since 2005. i hav no career progression and will b retire in the same scale. plz help how can i upgrade my post to bps 19,,or how i can be promoted to bps 19 when there in no post of dir,,,,plz help and guide

  6. Nadeem Ahmad says:


    I was working as UDC BPS-7 on regular basis and applied through proper channel for the post of Assistant BPS-11 in another department in the years 2003. I was selected and assumed charge of the post on 15.10.2003. My pay was accordingly granted pay protection and a pre-mature increment. However, I was deprived of my annual increment due to the fact that I left my previous department before the 1st December 2003 and joined the other department, where my service was less than six months in that particular year.

    Is there any possibility for grant of my annual increment for the year 2003? I can't understand where had gone my ten & half years years service, which I rendered in BPS-7.

  7. Muhammad Shabbir says:

    Please upload notification about premature increasment at the time of promotion

  8. imran Kahn says:

    Dear sis Aoa and did Mubarak,
    sister I was upgraded from bps16 to17 on 1st January but I was not given my annual increment which govt gives on with the salary of January am I eligible for pre mature increment.
    Note.I was appointed on 2009 and upgraded on 01 January 2011 .the local accounts officer said that he not eligible for annual increment. Please guide me in this regard.

    • Dear Imran Kahn you did not mention the full detail of your department (Provincial or Federal) and some times you say annual increment and some times you say premature increment. Plz comment again with full detail in a single comment.

  9. mansoor says:

    Dear sis Aoa.i was upgraded from 16 to17 on 1st jan but i was not given my increment

  10. shakeel shahzad says:

    in your first example LDC (SG) having basic pay 4375..., kindly amend the "Pay on 01-05-2007 UDC BPS-071x Premature Increment" as Rs. 4655/- instead of Rs. 4355/-. Thanks.

    • Dear Shakeel Shahzad it is only example to illustrate and the actual pay may vary.

      • shakeel shahzad says:

        But the example should also be correct for a person to understand basic theme of a theory.
        In first example, an employee's basic is increasing like "4375 -> 4515 -> 4355" instead of "4375 -> 4515 -> 4655".

  11. malik says:

    i was a cont. employee in grade-16 in education department but last year in 7 month i become permanent. but my annual increment was not issued .plz tell " kia ma b ya increment hasil ker sakta hoon"

  12. Ziarat Khan says:

    I have the same question.
    Is the advance premature increment applicable to those who are awarded the next higher scale regardless of the fact that post was not upgraded i.e. previously UDC post started from scale 7, nowa days it starts from 9 (upgradation in 2008 i guess).

  13. amir says:

    is the advance pre mature increment applicable to those one who are upgraded to next scale despite of the fact that post is not upgraded

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