Govt of Pakistan Finance Division Regulation Wing, Islamabad has already issued Notification No. 3 (11) R.2/2011 dated 12th April 2011 in connection with the Admissibility of Increments beyond the Scope of Pay Scales.
With reference to Finance Division O.M No. F.1 (6)/Imp/2005 dated 18-10-2006, wherein it inter-alia, clarified that all those Govt servants who exhausted/may exhaust the relevant pay scales may be allowed the benefit of an annual increment beyond the existing scope of the pay scales wef 01-12-2005. The increment so allowed may be treated as personal pay subject to the condition that the employee concerned has put in six months or more service as count for annual increment unless withheld under the relevant rules. The amount of the personal pay may be treated as the part of the pay scale of the concerned Govt Employee for the purpose of fixation of pay, pension and recovery of House Rent Allowance.
In the light of above clarification, questions have arisen as whether the increments admissible in the following cases can also be allowed beyond the scope of pay scales:
- Premature Increment on promotion from lower post to higher post if the concerned civil servant is at the maximum stage of the pay scales of higher post.
- In the year of retirement if the concerned civil servant has completed six months in the pay scale in which he retires and he is at the maximum stage of his pay scales.
- The benefit of annual increment on notional basis/presumptive basis in the lower pay scale (at the maximum stage) in case of promotion after 1st June and a civil servant opt for fixation of pay in terms of Finance Division O.M No. 8 (2)G-Imp-I/75 dated 14-10-1976.
The matter has been considered in the Finance Division and it has been decided that in all the above three cases, increments if otherwise due, may also be allowed beyond the scope of pay scales. The increments so allowed shall be treated as personal pay and the grant of personal pay may be treated as the part of pay scale of the concerned Govt servant, Pension, Recovery of House Rent etc. (This post has been delivered by Mr. Nafees Ahmad).