Annual Increment is that increment that is granted on 1st December to a Govt Employee. The employee may be regular or on contract basis. The condition for the annual increment is that minimum service in a particular scale must be at least 6 months.
The employee who is entered a particular scale on 1st June or prior is entitled to get the annual increment. The employees who are appointed in a particular pay scale later than 1st June are not entitled to get the annual increment.
The employees upgraded after 1st June are not entitled to get the annual increment. However they will get the annual increment if the special instructions by the competent authorities are issued in this regard. The example of this is that when the clerical staff was upgraded on 01-07-2007, the special instructions were issued by the competent authorities to grant the annual increments to these employees.
If the employees are promoted after 1st June they are not entitled to get the annual increment. However they can get the annual increment if they opt to fix their pay on 2nd December after getting annual increment in their previous scale. They must sign on an option certificate in this matter.
If a Govt employee retires on or after 1st June he will get annual increment in shape of Usual Increment.
If an employee gets Selection Grade after 1st June, he/she can also get annual increment if he also opts to fix his pay on 2nd December after availing the annual increment in his/her previous pay scale on 1st December.