NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE POINTS
Anomaly in annual increment arising due to the implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission Recommendations
The point regarding the anomaly relating to Rule 9 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, concerning the date of next increment has been discussed in second Anomaly Committee meeting held on 27th March 2010. According to the Minutes of the meeting, Published by DOP&T on 4th May 2010, the Staff Side reiterated their demand that employees whose date of next increment falls between 1st February to 1st June may be given an increment, as a onetime measure, in the pre revised pay scales on 1.1.2006 as has already been done in respect of employees whose next date of increment was 1.1.2006.
The representatives of the Department of Expenditure stated that it is important to first examine the repercussions of granting an increment w.e.f 1. 1. 2006 in the pre revised pay scale because such a decision may eventually lead to certain other anomalies. After a long discussion, it was agreed that the Official Side would re- examine the matter and either suitable clarification in this regard will be issued before the next meeting of the National Anomaly Committee or if there is a need, the Department of Expenditure shall discuss the matter again with the representatives of the Staff Side.
But ,as agreed by the official side,the suitable clarification not been issued till now .
One of our viewer Ms.Pushpa Malhotra,writes her views regarding Pay anomaly in annual increment arising due to the implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission Recommendations .
While discussing the Agenda No.5 (v), the representatives of the Govt. had expressed apprehension that granting an increment w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in pre-revised pay- scale to those employees whose date of next increment falls between 1st February to 1st June, as a one time measure may eventually lead to certain anomalies and therefore proposal had to be examined first. In this connection, I would like to submit that by all probabilities, it may not create anomaly because the seniors got this benefit by taking the increment on or before 01.01.2006. However more realistic approach could be to revise the pay on the date of increment / promotion between 01.02.2006 to 01.06.2006 and allow the next increment on 01.07.2006. In this case the employees may forego the arrears for the period from 01.01.2006 till revision of pay as they will draw pre-revised pay till then.
I hope the official side will come out with an appropriate solution to solve the anomaly. Needful to mention that my increment date was 01.02.2006 and retirement date falls on 31st March. The increment drawn for the period from 01.02.2006 to 30.06.2006, 01.02.2007 to 30.06.2007 and 01.02.2008 to 30.06.2008 in the pre-revised grade have been withdrawn and my arrears were very less than my juniors due to postponement of increment dates. Besides, it will effect my pensionary benefits because my retirement date falls on 31st March, whereas before 6th CPC, the increment date was 1st February i.e. before my retirement and my pension would have fixed after drawal of increment.
I hope, the Govt. will consider the issue sympathatically and issue necessary orders to settle the anomaly so that we are not put to regular financial loss, including pensionary benefits.
Those persons whose increment date fell between February to June 2006, should be allowed increment calculated at 0.5% per month, granted on 01.07.2006. This way they will not get 3% increment (like people having increment on 01.01.2006), and will not be loser also. The concept of variable increment has been accepted by the 6th Pay commission, so it will not be a problem to implement.
I request all concerned to also voice their request.
K G THOMAS says
We hope that in the proposed meeting of National Anomaly Committee Scheduled for 15th Feb 2011 a favourable decision based on only justice will be taken on the Date of Next Increment of the Government servants whose Increment date falls between feb 2006 and 30th June 2006. Further the last date for final option of pay revision may have to be extended suitably as the orders issued on the subject ended by 31st December 2010.
K.Naveen Kumar says
The last date for final option of pay revision is ending by 31st December 2010.But,the decision on the Date of Next Increment of the Government servants whose Increment/ Promotion date falls between 2nd January 2006 and 30th June 2006 is still pending.
I suggest that the minimum six months of service requirement in revised pay for the July increment on 1st July 2006 may be waived in the case of those Government servants as done in case of Government sevants who could not join posts on 1st January 2006 being Sunday/ Gazetted holiday.
Requesting urgent attention and immediate action.Regards.