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