Re-Fixation of Pay by Using Option after Allowing Annual Increment

Last Updated on August 10, 2021 by Galaxy World

I shall explain here all the situations here for the Re-Fixation of Pay by Using Option after Allowing Annual Increment. This situation may face every employee during his / her service. If the employee is promoted/upgraded/reappointed after 1st June to 30th November, he/she must have to think about his pay fixation. The employee may have a loss till her/his service and even during his pension if his/her pay is not correctly fixed by the accounts office.


Re-Fixation of Pay by Using Option after Granting Annual Increment

                There are many employees who faced this issue and ultimately had to bear a loss of increment. If the employee is promoted, upgraded, or re-appointed from lower to higher scale through proper channel on or before 1st June then there is no issue. But if the situation occurs after 1st June then there may be an issue.

Examples of Re-Fixation of Pay


Let’s explain the situation with examples.


Suppose an employee gets a promotion on 15th June 2020 from BPS-07 to BPS-11. His basic pay in BPS-07 was 19530/- as on 14-6-2020, let’s fix his/her pay with option and without option.


Without Option


Sr. NoDate Pay Remarks
1Pay on 14-06-202019530/-BPS-07
2Pay on 15-06-202019610/-BPS-11 Next Above
3Pay on 15-06-202020490/-BPS-11 (1x Premature Increment)
4Pay on 01-12-202020490/-NO Annual Increment as the employee did not complete 6 months of service in BPS-11


In this example, the employee fixed his / her pay on 15-06-2020 without using the option. He / She will get the benefit of pay and allowances with effect from his pay fixation i.e 15th June 2020. But the employee will not get the annual increment on 1st December as he/she has not completed a continuous service of six months on 1st December.  So the employee gets benefits of pay and allowances from his/her promotion date but will not get the annual increment. This annual increment is the loss for him/her throughout his/her service.


With Option


Sr. NoDate Pay Remarks
1Pay on 14-06-202019530/-BPS-07
2Pay on 30-11-202019530/-BPS-07
3Pay on 01-12-202020140/-BPS-07 (Annual Increment)
4Pay on 01-12-202020490/-Pay Fixed in BPS-11 (Next  Above)
5Pay on 01-12-202021370/-BPS-11 Premature Increment


In this example the pay of the employee they will fix after the annual increment. He/She will get the benefits of promotion after annual increment but not from the actual date of the promotion. So the employee will get the loss of pay and allowances for wef 15th June to 1st December. But eventually, he/she will get more basic pay that will be worth for whole of his /her service. In 1st Example, they fixed the pay of the employee Rs. 20490/- while in 2nd example they fixed the pay as 21370/- So the employee gets 1x increment benefit by just sacrificing a few months’ pay and allowances.

Note: There may occur in a few cases that the fixation is the same by using options and without using the option. In such cases, it is better the employee may not use the option. For Federal Government employees, they can use this option on promotion, up-gradation, and re-appointment. Federal Government employees can use option for fixation of pay on reappointment from lower to higher pay scale. While the case may differ for provincial employees except on promotion. On promotion, all Pakistan employees can use this option.


Re-Fixation of Pay by Using Option after Allowing Annual Increment





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  1. dear, my service history (applying through proper channel) is as follows: –

    No.1 BPS-5 w.e.f 11/06/1998 to 16/12/2005 (over 7 years)

    No.2 BPS-12 w.e.f 17/12/2005 to 14/11/2006 (11 months)

    No.3 BPS-15 w.e.f 15/11/2006 to date & upgraded


    1) Entitled for pre-mature increment from Apptt No.2 to No.3 or not (rules pls)

    2) Entitled for exercising Option for re-fixation or not (rules pls)

  2. AOA
    I was promoted from grade 15 to 17. I joined on 1.9.2020. My pay was fixed in grade 17 by granting premature increment w.e.f 1.9.2020. But I was not granted annual increment on 1.12.2020. I am going to retire on 19.4.2021.

    Will annual increment be paid to me on my retirement ? If not can I use option of refixation of my pay in grade 17 w.e.f 01.12.2020 at this stage while 18 days left to my retirement.
    Your urgent guidance is required please.

          1. AOA
            On your good advice I had submitted my case for reification with option on 2.4.21 but the same has not been finalized and ag Office has informed that the same is under process. On the other hand I have gone retired on 19.4.21. Please advice that should I wait for finalization of my pay refixation or submit my pension paper by quoting the already drawing.
            What should I do please.

  3. Sir AoA!
    Hope this will find you all the best!
    My Q is that availing of such option on promotion can lose or affect the Seniority.
    Pls also share notification in this regard, if any.
    Thanks a lot.

    1. I had got the Time Scale Upgradation from BPS14 to BPS-16 as C/Asstt: on 01/07/2016. I opted for getting the Annual increment in my lower scale BPS-14 & then fixation in BPS-16 on 01/12/2016. Meanwhile, the post was upgraded on 10/10/2016 from BPS-14 to BPS- 15 & one time dispensation to BPS-16. My question is that after availing the Annual increment in lower scale BPS-14, whether I can get the benefits of both the up gradation I.e, the benefit of up gradation of post from BPS-14 to BPS-15 & BPS-16 (one time dispensation) & then Time Scale Up gradation to to BPS-16 on 01/12/2016.
      Please, tell me about the fixation method in this unique case.

  4. A.o.A Sir,
    Sir I m promoted from UDC bps-11 to Assistant bps-15. Promotion date is 6 Nov 2020. My running pay in bps-11 is Rs. 14330, and initial pay of bps-15 is Rs. 16120. What should I do to get premature increment. Someone said that you cannot re-fix your pay on 1 Dec 2020 as after getting annual increment on 1 Dec in bps-11 your pay in the next stage remains same as Rs. 16120

    1. Just try
      Pay on 30-11-2020 Rs. 14330/- BPS-11
      Pay on 01-12-2020 Rs. 16120/- BPS-11 (Annual Increment) Using Option
      Pay on 01-12-2020 Rs. 17450/- Next Above BPS-15 On Promotion
      Pay on 01-12-2020 Rs. 18780/- Premature Increment

  5. Please provide any notification,om, office order in this regard, because I have faced the same situation. I was appointed in a higher scale in the same organization on 26-08-2011. I have not aware of any option for fixation nor my organization told me about this. Now I have came to know through your post that any such option is available. Also please guide me if I move my application for annual as well as premature increment, so I will get the said benefits?

  6. Sir, Hope you are fine.

    My post was upgraded from BS-05 to BS-07 on 01-04-2019 and i appointed as a Stenotypist in BS-14 in 11-06-2019. After appointment in BS-14 my pay fixed with 1x premature increment but in december annual increment has been deducted. Am i eligible for annual increment bcoz i appointed through proper channel? Accounts office told that i already availed two increment in a year (First upgradation and second is premature increment from lower to uper scale).

    1. syed tanveer hussain Shah · Edit

      aoa sir. i have inspired alot with your website it has helped me for many purposes. it is highly appreciated always keep it up sir. it is also requested you to please guide me about the pay fixation for the federal government employees of grade 18 to 19 and 14 to 16 if they got promotion after 1st june,2020 with the help of an example, thanks.

    2. Naveed Bhai same case mery sath bhi Howa h men 27/11/2018 ko bps 14 men select Howa agr ap ka case solve Howa to kindly contact karna 03454583729 03023866911 plz SMS karna

  7. السلام ا علیکم۔
    What is Presumptive Increment
    As per my information presumptive increment is for those employee who utilize the option of fixation at the time of promotion (in case of promotion after 30 June)

  8. What is the rule for pay fixation in case of promotion from higher to lower scale..? Premature incrementallowed or not?
    Premature increment on greater responsibilities/ duties allowed or not?

      1. Can i use the option certificate twice in calender year. One for my up gradation of post from 12 to 14 on 11 sep 20 and second promotion from bps 14 to 15 on 18 nov 20 to protect my annual increment. Plz advice


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